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Chargers vs. Vikings Key Players to Watch | Week 3

One of the best pass-catchers in the league last year will be a player to watch when Justin Jefferson and the Minnesota Vikings host the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, September 24, 2023.

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Chargers vs. Vikings Game Info

  • Game Date: Sunday, September 24, 2023
  • Time: 1:00 PM ET
  • Venue: U.S. Bank Stadium
  • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • TV: FOX

Top Chargers Players

  • Justin Herbert recorded 4,739 passing yards (278.8 per game) with a 68.2% completion percentage last year, while throwing for 25 touchdowns with 10 interceptions.
  • A season ago Austin Ekeler picked up 915 rushing yards (53.8 per game) and scored 13 touchdowns. He added 107 catches for 722 yards and five receiving touchdowns.
  • Last year Joshua Kelley ran for 287 yards on 69 carries (23.9 yards per game), with two rushing touchdowns.
  • Mike Williams hauled in 63 passes for 895 yards last season with four touchdowns. He was targeted 93 times, and averaged 68.8 receiving yards.
  • Josh Palmer also contributed with 72 grabs for 769 yards and three touchdowns.
  • Keenan Allen totaled 752 receiving yards on 66 catches with four TDs.
  • Khalil Mack put together an impressive stat line of 8.0 sacks, 12.0 TFL and 50 tackles last year.
  • In last year’s campaign, Eric Kendricks racked up 137 tackles, 8.0 TFL, and one sack.
  • Last season, Asante Samuel Jr. reeled in two interceptions and added 57 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and 11 passes defended.

Top Vikings Players

  • Last year Kirk Cousins totaled 4,547 passing yards (267.5 per game) while going 424-for-643 (65.9%) and throwing for 29 touchdowns with 14 interceptions.
  • Alexander Mattison picked up 283 rushing yards (16.6 per game) and scored five touchdowns.
  • Last season Jefferson reeled in 128 passes for 1,809 yards (106.4 per game) and eight touchdowns.
  • T.J. Hockenson added 914 yards on 86 grabs and six touchdowns. He was targeted 129 times, and averaged 53.8 receiving yards last season.
  • K.J. Osborn totaled 650 yards on 60 catches with five touchdowns in 2022.
  • Last season Danielle Hunter registered 10.5 sacks, 12.0 TFL and 65 tackles.
  • Jordan Hicks’ 2022 campaign saw him total 129 tackles, 2.0 TFL, three sacks, and one interception.
  • Last season Harrison Smith reeled in five interceptions and added 85 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and 10 passes defended.

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Chargers Fantasy Stats

  • Herbert ended the season 11th overall among all players and 11th among all QBs in 2022 with 279.3 fantasy points (16.4 per game).
  • Ekeler racked up 265.7 fantasy points a season ago (15.6 per game), good enough to rank him 16th overall and fourth among RBs in league-wide fantasy standings.
  • Last year, Williams finished 102nd overall and 31st among WRs after scoring 113.5 fantasy points (averaging 8.7 per game).
  • Allen put together the 118th-ranked fantasy season (40th among WRs) in 2022 with 98.0 fantasy points, averaging 9.8 per game.

Vikings Fantasy Stats

  • In 2022, Cousins finished as the eighth-best fantasy player overall and the eighth-best QB after collecting 291.6 total fantasy points (17.2 per game).
  • Jefferson was the 18th-ranked player overall and the top-ranked WR after putting up 240.6 fantasy points (14.2 per game) last year.
  • Hockenson was the No. 3 TE and the No. 83 fantasy player overall with 129.4 total points last season (7.6 per game).
  • Osborn’s 2022 campaign saw him finish as the No. 124 fantasy player and the No. 43 WR with 95.6 fantasy points (averaging 5.6 per game).


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