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This is the depth chart used for DraftKings Madden Stream contests for the Chargers. It is based on rosters at the end of the 2019-2020 season with all injured players active. For more information on the details of the contests and a schedule of upcoming matchups click here.
QB1: Philip Rivers
QB2: Tyrod Taylor
QB3: Easton Stick
RB1: Melvin Gordon III
RB2: Austin Ekeler
RB3: Justin Jackson
RB4: Derek Watt
RB5: Troymaine Pope
WR1: Keenan Allen
WR2: Mike Williams
WR3: Travis Benjamin
WR4: Dylan Cantrell
WR5: Geremy Davis
WR6: Andre Patton
WR7: Jalen Guyton
WR8: Jason Moore
WR9: Cole Mazza
TE1: Hunter Henry
TE2: Virgil Green
TE3: Lance Kendricks
TE4: Sean Culkin
TE5: Andrew Vollert
K1: Michael Badgley
Madden Stream Results
Steelers’ defense leads Pittsburgh to Madden win over Chargers — 4/1/20
Once again, a defense came up big in one of the Madden simulated games. Back in a Chargers’ jersey, Phillip Rivers ($10,200; 9.96 DKFP) struggled as the Steelers ($4,200) dominated. The defense scored a game-high 15 DKFP on three sacks and an interception, which was returned for a touchdown. Despite the loss, Mike Williams ($8,000) was the next top scorer 14.4 DKFP. He accounted for the Chargers’ only touchdown.
Chargers edge Titans in Madden simulation — 4/6/20
Touchdown regression. You couldn’t read a single thing about Mike Williams ($7,400; 38.8 DKFP) coming into 2019 without hearing about how the wideout was sure to see his touchdown numbers normalize last season. They did, too. After getting into the end zone 10 times in his sophomore campaign, Williams scored just twice this past year. However, virtual Mike Williams would have no such issues on Monday. The former first-round pick crossed the goal line three times this afternoon in Los Angeles’ 24-21 victory over Tennessee. Williams also racked up 118 yards, which actually ranked second of the team to Keenan Allen ($9,400; 23.7 DKFP), who registered seven catches for 137 yards of his own.
Jets edge Chargers in Madden simulation — 4/9/20
Despite all coming into this evening’s Showdown slate with ownership rates below 40%, it was the skill-position players for New York that ended up having the biggest impact in Thursday’s tilt against Los Angeles. In fact, both Robby Anderson ($8,800; 15.4 DKFP) and Le’Veon Bell ($9,400; 13.5 DKFP) would find their way into the end zone in the Jets’ 17-10 victory, with Bell’s late score in the fourth quarter ultimately proving to be the difference. Demaryius Thomas ($3,800; 9.4 DKFP) also ended up being an integral fantasy asset, finishing the contest with five catches for 44 yards. Though he was captained in just 0.9% of lineups, the winning build featured the veteran at 1.5x value.
Chargers survive Dolphins’ late push to hang on for 31-24 win — 4/21/20
Tuesday’s LA-Miami simulation was an all-out passing explosion, with three WRs topping 100 yards by the time the final whistle blew. The Chargers outlasted the Dolphins, 31-24, stopping a late drive that could have sent the game to OT. Mike Williams ($7,400; 33.4 DKFP) and Keenan Allen ($10,000; 30.9 DKFP) both topped the century mark and scored twice for the winners, but it was the Dolphins’ Devante Parker ($9,200; 33.5 DKFP) who led the game in yards and fantasy scoring, logging 175 yards and one TD on his seven catches. Phillip Rivers ($11,000; 26.6 DKFP) finished with 265 yards to go along with his four passing TDs.
Philip Rivers tames the Lions in 31-13 win — 4/26/20
It was an easy day for Rivers ($10,600), who carved up the Lions’ secondary by tossing for 285 yards and four touchdowns, good for 27.4 DKFP. A value play in Travis Benjamin ($5,000) paid dividends as he was the recipient of two of those touchdowns and 46 receiving yards. Keenan Allen ($10,200) and Hunter Henry ($7,600) grabbed the other two touchdowns, scoring 17.4 and 22.4 DKFP respectively. All wasn’t lost for the Lions, as Danny Amendola ($5,800) nabbed the only touchdown thrown by Matt Stafford ($9,800), who was otherwise regulated to field goals.
Browns narrowly defeat Chargers in Madden simulation — 4/28/20
What a performance from Nick Chubb ($9,200; 28.5 DKFP). Coming into this afternoon’s matchup with Los Angeles, it wasn’t all that shocking to see Cleveland’s starting running back with an ownership of just 16.2%. To be blunt, Chubb had managed absolutely nothing in recent streams, rarely even reaching the 50-yard rushing plateau. Well, all that changed in a 30-24 OT victory. Chubb was a dominant force, racking up 118 yards on the ground and two touchdowns. Odell Beckham Jr. ($10,000; 31.1 DKFP) was also seemingly unstoppable for the Browns, as he’d finish with nine catches, 112 receiving yards and his own TD.
Chargers dominate Redskins 27-6 in Madden sim — 4/30/20
This one was all L.A., as the Chargers’ DST ($4,400; 12 DKFP) held Washington to just two field goals and was able to score a touchdown on a defensive return. Philip Rivers ($11,200; 19.96 DKFP) tossed three touchdowns in the lopsided win. As you’d expect, he hit Keenan Allen ($10,800; 14.1 DKFP) for one of those scores, but Austin Ekeler ($3,200; 15.3 DKFP) and Travis Benjamin ($4,200; 17.7 DKFP) both reached the end zone, making for strong value. Jordan Reed ($7,600; 17.2 DKFP) was the only thing Washington got going, finishing with eight receptions for 92 yards.
Antoine Bethea seals Giants’ overtime win with one-handed interception — 5/2/20
This game had one of the more exciting endings we have seen for a Madden simulation. After the Giants got ahead in overtime with a field goal, the Chargers got the ball back with a chance to either tie or take the lead. They did neither as a spectacular interception by Bethea had the Giants walking off as winners. Despite throwing the eerily realistic game-losing pick, Philip Rivers ($11,200; 26.36 DKFP) still had a strong fantasy game with over 300 passing yards. On the New York side of the game, Evan Engram ($8,000; 31 DKFP) torched the Chargers. He had a game-high 130 receiving yards and scored a touchdown.
Bengals upset Chargers 19-14 in Wednesday simulation– 5/6/20
Both WR1s came to play in our first simulation as A.J. Green ($9,600; 16.3 DKFP) and Keenan Allen ($10,200; 22.5 DKFP) both had big games in a relatively low-scoring contest. The Bengals held on for the 19-14 win and Gio Bernard ($2,400; 15.1 DKFP) stepped up again as a solid value play with over 50 yards on the ground with a touchdown, two catches and 20 receiving yards. Bernard was actually the Captain’s Pick in the winning lineup with both big-name WR along with Philip Rivers ($10,800; 14.16 DKFP) and Austin Ekeler ($2,800; 12.6 DKFP), who provided good value from the Chargers’ side.
Chargers passing game takes down Panthers in Madden sim– 5/8/20
Mike Williams ($6,400; 21.3 DKFP) has been one of the top players in these sims, scoring over 27 DKFP four times. He was notably absence in his last sim, failing to record a point. He bounced back well against the Panthers, posting an 8-103-0 line, and scoring 31.95 DKFP in the Captain spot of the winning lineup. Keenan Allen ($10,200; 27.5 DKFP) also had a huge game out of the slot, catching six passes for 82 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Philip Rivers ($10,800; 23.4 DKFP) found his way over the 300-yard mark, thanks to five receptions for 95 yards from Hunter Henry ($7,000; 14.5 DKFP). Despite losing 23-20, Greg Olsen ($7,600; 18.5 DKFP) shined for the Panthers with five catches for 105 yards.
Eagles fly high and ground the Bolts in 28-10 win– 5/10/20
The Eagles jumped out to a 21-0 first-half lead and cruised to a 28-10 win over the visiting Chargers thanks to big games from Carson Wentz ($11,000; 19.6 DKFP) and Miles Sanders ($6,800; 26.0 DKFP). Sanders ran for 170 yards and a touchdown while Wentz connected on three scores while piling up 175 yards through the air. Alshon Jeffery ($9,200; 15.6 DKFP), Nelson Agholor ($4,600; 15.5 DKFP) and DeSean Jackson ($7,000; 8.3 DKFP) all caught one of Wentz’s touchdowns while Mike Williams ($6,400; 9.0 DKFP) hauled in the Chargers late score which had no impact on the game but still counts just as much for fantasy points.
Chargers defense contains the Rams to wrap up weather Wednesday– 5/13/20
The final game of a full six-game slate of wacky weather was a battle between the two Los Angeles teams, and the Chargers were able to cruise to a 26-7 win over the Rams. The Chargers DST ($3,600; 10 DKFP) not only held the Rams to just seven points but they also had two sacks and forced two turnovers in the rain. Mike Williams ($6,400; 15.4 DKFP) continued to be a great WR2 with a touchdown and 54 yards on his four catches while Keenan Allen ($10,000; 15.8 DKFP) didn’t find the end zone and fell just two yards short of the bonus with six catches for 98 yards. Melvin Gordon ($8,200; 14.2 DKFP) ran for a touchdown, and Michael Badgley ($4,200; 10 DKFP) hit a pair of long FGs. The Rams lone score came from Tyler Higbee ($6,600; 13.2 DKFP).
Dalvin Cook and Adam Thielen score in win over Chargers– 5/16/20
The Vikings beat the Chargers by a comfortable 23-13 margin this afternoon. With three field goals, Dan Bailey ($3,800; 13 DKFP) was the top value play in the contest. On the ground, Dalvin Cook (9,000; 18 DKFP) helped milk the clock and fell just shy of the rushing bonus with 97 yards. Adam Thielen ($8,200; 18 DKFP) led Minesota in receiving, bringing in three catches for 80 yards with a touchdown. As per usual, Mike Williams ($6,200; 14.7 DKFP) was solid for the Chargers. He’s been one of the top fantasy players in the DraftKings simulations and rarely has a bad performance.
Chargers stomp the Bills in first game of the Tuesday slate– 5/20/20
This game was not particularly competitive as the Chargers won by a final score of 35-18. Whether it was running or passing, Los Angeles didn’t have much of an issue moving the ball down the field and cashing in touchdowns. The best value in the game was Austin Ekeler ($2,800; 18.5 DKFP). The Chargers’ second back rushed for a pair of touchdowns and scored 18.5 DKFP. They also lead by enough that Melvin Gordon ($6,600; 19.1 DKFP) was able to get touches of his own and he went for over 100 yards rushing with the Chargers grinding out the clock late. The Bills also had no answer for Keenan Allen ($11,400; 27.2 DKFP). He hauled in five catches for 132 yards and scored a touchdown.
Chargers beat Broncos 27-10 in Thursday’s sim — 5/21/20
In this Madden simulation, the Chargers beat up on Denver, beating them by three scores. Leading the way for Los Angeles was Travis Benjamin (CPT; $7,500), who caught five balls for 51 yards and two touchdowns. He went for 33.15 DKFP in the Captain’s slot. For Denver, Noah Fant ($5,800) was the bright spot on an otherwise quiet day. He went over 100 yards on just four catches, scoring 18.5 DKFP. The rest of the winning lineup featured Philip Rivers ($11,000), Courtland Sutton ($9,400), Melvin Gordon ($8,400), and Hunter Henry ($7,600). It was a two-way tie for first.
Chargers destroy Texans in Madden simulation — 5/24/20
I don’t think that was the way a lot of people had that game going. Yes, Houston came into this evening’s meeting with Los Angeles having dropped 11 of its prior 16 streams; but the offense had still been great even with the losses pilling up. Well, that was not the case on Sunday. The Texans fell to the Chargers by a lopsided 24-6 final score and, if that wasn’t enough of a tilt, it was Travis Benjamin ($4,600; 29.5 DKFP) doing all the damage for the home side. The WR3 finished the contest with eight catches for 95 yards and a pair of touchdowns, while Philip Rivers ($10,600; 21.2 DKFP) rode a massive first-half performance to viability.
Mike Williams continue to shine in 17-14 win over Seahawks — 5/28/20
Williams ($6,400) is cementing himself as a Madden fantasy darling with his consistency each and every simulation. With a very affordable salary attached to him, Williams nearly hit the 100-yard receiving bonus by making four receptions for 92 yards and a touchdown, good for 19.2 DKFP in the FLEX and 28.8 in the captain spot. It was a great bounce back for the WR2 in the Chargers offense, who was coming off two games in which he combined for just 12.7 DKFP. Despite that, he was still averaging 18 DKFP throughout this season. On the Seahawks, D.K. Metcalf ($6,200) was another good mid-tier option, making three catches for 90 yards and a touchdown en route to a 17.7 DKFP afternoon.
Mike Williams provides spark, but Chargers fall to Pats — 5/30/20
Despite a big game from Williams ($9,600), the Chargers fell to the Patriots, 24-13, in Saturday’s first Madden sim. Williams, who was in the Captain’s slot on all five winning lineups in the Showdown contest, finished with seven receptions for 129 yards, which was good for 34.35 DKFP out of the Captain’s spot or 22.90 DKFP in non-Captain roles. Phillip Dorsett II ($4,600; 19 DKFP) hauled in four receptions for 90 yards and a touchdown from QB Tom Brady ($11,400; 18.56 DKFP), who threw for 264 yards through the air with two passing touchdowns in the win. James White ($8,000; 18,80 DKFP) also had a well-rounded game, rushing for 70 yards on the ground with one rushing TD while also catching four passes for 18 yards through the air.
Philip Rivers piles up 404 yards as Chargers rally for OT win — 6/6/20
The Colts had a 17-10 lead at half time after a pair of touchdowns from Eric Ebron ($7,000; 28.0 DKFP) and Jacoby Brissett ($10,400; 19.38 DKFP), but Rivers ($11,400; 31.16 DKFP) and the Bolts stormed back in the second half. Rivers threw for three scores and finished with a massive 404 yards with most of that coming due to his strong connection with Keenan Allen ($10,200; 39.4 DKFP), who led all scorers with nine catches for 154 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Travis Benjamin ($4,400; 24.0 DKFP) caught the game-tying touchdown, and Michael Badgely ($4,200; 10 DKFP) kicked the game-winning field goal in overtime.
Chiefs come back to defeat Chargers in Madden simulation– 6/7/20
There’s being efficient, then there’s doing what Sammy Watkins ($6,200; 24.7 DKFP) did in Kansas City’s 27-17 victory over Los Angeles on Sunday. The wideout had been held without a reception for the entire first-half, but, mid-way through the third quarter, he hauled in a 25-yard touchdown. Seconds later, he caught the two-point conversion attempt. After that, in the fourth, Patrick Mahomes ($11,800; 25.3 DKFP) and Watkins connected on one more occasion, this time a 65-yard score to put the Chiefs up for good. That was it. Two catches. Two touchdowns. Maybe it wasn’t the kind of volume owners were expecting, but it’s hard to argue with the results.
Chargers defeat Cardinals in unique Madden sim– 6/9/20
The Chargers won the sim, 17-10, but it was the losing D/ST that was the key ingredient to the winning lineup. The Cardinals’ D/ST ($3,200; 8.0 DKFP) recorded five sacks and forced a turnover, scoring 12 DKFP at just 0.5% ownership as CPT. Philip Rivers ($11,000; 17.6 DKFP) threw a pair of TDs on the winning side, hitting Keenan Allen ($10,800; 22.7 DKFP) and Travis Benjamin ($3,600; 8.4 DKFP) for the scores. The TD was one of seven grabs for 97 yards for Allen, while Benjamin’s 14-yard plunge was his lone touch. Mike Williams ($9,600; 19.7 DKFP) also had a big game, going for 107 yards on six catches. Kyler Murray ($10,200; 22.72 DKFP) accounted for most of Arizona’s offense with his legs, rushing for 112 yards and the team’s only TD.