Los Angeles Chargers

AFC West

C

Overall Team DVOA

5.7% 15th

The Chargers survived the offseason without a catastrophic injury spree for the first time since Dan Fouts slipped on a banana peel in the locker room and took out Kellen Winslow and Charlie Joiner in the mid-1980s. Justin Herbert, Keenan Allen, Derwin James and Joey Bosa will all suit up together this season, giving us our first glimpse in years of what the Los Angeles Chargers are supposed to look like. Brandon Staley kept all of his starters under wraps throughout the preseason -- who can blame him? -- making it hard to gauge just where to set expectations. We’ll learn in the weeks to come whether the Chargers are a stealth contender or a rebuilding team that’s top-heavy with a handful of big-name stars.

DVOA Team Rankings

Through Week 1

Total DVOA
5.7%15th
Offense
-4.9%20th
Defense
-14.6%7th
Special Teams
-4.0%24th
Weighted DVOA
5.7%15th
Unadj. Total VOA
-1.8%22nd
Future Schedule
8.9%4th
Past Schedule
2.0%18th

2021 Season Projections

Mean Projection
7.3 wins25th
Projected Schedule
1.3%9th
Projected DVOA
-8.6%25th
Playoff Contender (9-11 wins)
25.3%25th
Super Bowl Contender (12+ wins)
7.0%26th
Win Super Bowl
0.7%26th
Playoff Contender (9-11 wins)
25.3%25th
Super Bowl Contender (12+ wins)
7.0%26th
Win Super Bowl
0.7%26th

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Football Outsiders Almanac 2021