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Justin Herbert, Mike Williams Headline Top Chargers Player Props

The Los Angeles quarterback and wide receiver tandem offer solid betting opportunities.

The Los Angeles Chargers finished 9-8 in 2021, falling just short of a playoff berth. Many are expecting this young team to take another step forward in its second season under head coach Brandon Staley.

Here are some Chargers player props worth betting on for the 2022 season.

Justin Herbert Over 4700.5 passing yards (-110)

After winning the NFL Rookie of the Year Award in 2020, Justin Herbert only continued to grow in his sophomore season, passing for 5,014 yards (second only to Tom Brady) and 38 touchdowns (third in the league).

The AFC West looks even more competitive this year, with quarterback Russell Wilson taking over in Denver and the Raiders adding another weapon in wide receiver Davante Adams for quarterback Derek Carr.

Throw in matchups with Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs and this division is set up for plenty of shootouts.

Lots of shootouts equal lots of yards.

Herbert averaged 294.9 passing yards per game in 2021. Barring injury, he easily exceeds this prop and he could do it in fewer than 17 games as his chemistry continues to grow with Keenan Allen and Mike Williams.

Mike Williams Over 6.5 Receiving Touchdowns 6.5 (-140)

Mike Williams is a big-bodied red-zone threat and he led the team with nine receiving touchdowns in 2021. He also led the team in receiving yards with 1,146. Williams saw 19.4 percent of the red-zone targets last season, behind only Keenan Allen who had 23.5 percent, but Williams tallied three more touchdowns. As long as he stays healthy, Willams easily scores at least seven times.

Justin Herbert Over 13.5 Interceptions: 13.5 (-110)

Herbert threw 15 picks in 2021 with a 2.2 percent interception rate. That rate is higher than Jalen Hurts, Daniel Jones, and Ben Roethlisberger.

By taking the over, I’m actually backing up my passing yards prop. Sure, Herbert could improve on his interception rate, but I’m banking on him having so many passing yards that 14 interceptions are inevitable.

If the Chargers are going to be in a lot of shootouts, that means Herbert is putting the ball in the air more often, leaving plenty of opportunity for mistakes. Don’t forget, Matthew Stafford threw 17 interceptions during the regular season on his way to a Super Bowl championship.