Fantasy Football: 2017 Los Angeles Chargers depth chart

Should fantasy owners be wary of all the mouths to feed in Chargers offense?

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The 2017 Pro Football Weekly Fantasy Football magazine is on newsstands now and available online at www.ProFootballWeekly.com/magazine. In addition to rankings, mock drafts and loads of player reports, it features 32 team fantasy depth charts. Here's a small taste of the Chargers information you'll get by purchasing your copy today. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

QB1: Philip Rivers — Despite the turnovers — NFL- and career-high 26 — and turnover — neither of his two favorite targets, Keenan Allen and Danny Woodhead, lasted past Week 2 — Rivers was QB14 overall and tossed the second-most TDs of his career (33). His offensive line, finally, may not be a deficiency. Allen is healthy. No. 7 overall pick Mike Williams isn't — yet — but he's the seventh overall pick for a reason. Two additional weapons, Tyrell Williams and Hunter Henry, look to build on grand NFL introductions. In summation, Rivers has the help he deserves, making him more than deserving of his July ADP of QB15. Few picks are safer at their current price. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

RB1: Melvin Gordon — What's Gordon's prize for being one of the league's most improved players in 2016? A coach in Anthony Lynn who rolls out of bed producing annual top-five rushing attacks and the Draft's two premier guards, Forrest Lamp and Dan Feeney. Gordon rediscovered his college scoring penchant as an NFL sophomore, totaling 12 TDs on 295 touches (zero on 217 rookie chances) and cut his fumbles by two-thirds. What's next, then, for the RB7 last season in PPR formats? More games (he's missed five in his first two seasons combined) and big plays (3.9-yard average). Not unreasonable, like his RB6 ADP, per fantasypros.com. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

RB2: Branden Oliver — This is an important fantasy role, Lynn's RB2, albeit one requiring crystalizing come camp. Oliver is penciled in here because of his versatility (36 rookie receptions in 2014; can run with strength and slipperiness), but it's with an asterisk due to his durability (season-ending ruptured Achilles last August; turf toe cut short his 2015). Other candidates to complement Gordon include Kenneth Farrow, Kenjon Barner and Andre Williams. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

WR1: Keenan Allen — His past two seasons began on a tear, then, unfortunately ended with tears: an ACL in Week 1 last season and, well, technically a laceration of his kidney in 2015, when he was on pace for a ridiculous 134-1,450-8 receiving. A healthy Allen has flashed immense WR1 potential in PPR formats and fringe WR1/WR2 production in standard leagues. The problems are twofold: we've never seen a healthy Allen for 16 games and, although his WR17-WR20 ADP range has become more reasonable as the offseason wears on, there are more mouths for Rivers to feed than at any time since Allen joined the league. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

WR2: Tyrell Williams — Few NFL players exploded onto the scene faster last year than Williams, who, after catching just two passes for 90 yards and a score, all in Week 17, of his rookie season, surpassed the 1,000-yard mark en route to a WR13 finish overall. Long and electric, his starting status only solidifies the longer top pick Mike Williams deals with a back injury that marred his offseason. Tyrell's July price tag — WR49, per MFL — is a lot more palatable than Mike's (WR40), too. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

WR3: Dontrelle Inman — The other half of this WR corps' 2016 bolt to fantasy relevance, Inman paced the club in playing time, tallying a highly respectable 58-810-4. He lacks Tyrell Williams' juice, and looks like the candidate whose chances will eventually be most jeopardized by Mike Williams' arrival, however. The trust of Rivers he undoubtedly has may still make him worth a late look, but a lot will have to fall right for him to replicate his WR48 finish. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

WR4: Travis Benjamin — He's the fastest weapon in Rivers' arsenal, and the Chargers will again try and get their money's worth after the deal he signed last offseason, containing $13 million guaranteed, preceded him struggling with injuries and inconsistency following a promising start. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

WR5: Mike Williams — It'll be important to follow his health status closely next month, but Williams has already lost valuable time to pick up a complex system behind four more experienced wideouts. The Chargers obviously think quite highly of Williams, their future at the position, but his present fantasy value is badly inflated. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

TE1: Hunter Henry — After leading the club in touchdowns (8) as a second-round rookie, Henry appears poised for stardom... but how soon? Antonio Gates is still a big part of the offense, one not expected to run through its talented tight ends, not with a host of enticing wideouts and ascending bell cow. Henry had one more touchdown and three additional yards per reception than Gates, but this baton passing will happen slowly, likely limiting the fantasy value of both tight ends. His current ADP — TE7, per myfantasyleague.com — is higher than most team's top TE dog, including Minnesota's Kyle Rudolph and Philadelphia's Zach Ertz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

TE2: Antonio Gates — En route to Canton, Gates needs only one more touchdown to surpass Tony Gonzalez for the most ever at his position. He's 37, but continues to produce on the strength of his rapport with Rivers and savvy over the middle and near the goal line. Perhaps the best approach for owners seeking Henry is to double down with Gates? We're not in the business of doubting Hall of Famers, especially ones with his longevity, so don't be surprised if another starter-caliber fantasy season awaits Gates. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

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