News: San Diego defensive lineman Kendall Reyes notched a game-high 3.5 sacks and five tackles during the Chargers' 27-17 win over the Jets in Week 16. Reyes paced the team's defense that managed 11 total sacks on quarterback Greg McElroy, who was making his first NFL start.
Analysis: Reyes' sack output Sunday eclipsed his previous total from the entire season combined (two) and pushed his season amount to 5.5 sacks. The former Connecticut standout was not expected to be a major contributor this season, as all of his sacks have come in two games. Consider him a marginal Fantasy option for the rest of the season.
News: The Bolts locked up three defenders with their first three picks in the NFL Draft: South Carolina linebacker Melvin Ingram, UConn defensive tackle Kendall Reyes and LSU safety Brandon Taylor. Ingram is considered to be among the top pass rushers available in the draft, and that was a huge need for the Chargers. Reyes will provide some quality depth (and potentially) start along the D-line and Taylor should be a future starter who adds depth to the backfield while working on special teams.
Analysis: This was a great draft for the Chargers, who needed quality defenders to fill in holes quickly. All three players should do that. Ingram is worth a late pick in seasonal drafts, a mid-to-late pick in dynasty/keeper leagues and a solid third-round pick in rookie-only drafts. Taylor is also worth a look in all types of formats given his skills and potential to play sooner than later. He's worth a late pick in deeper seasonal leagues, a late pick in all dynasty/keeper leagues and a mid-round pick in rookie-only drafts. Reyes isn't expected to be a major stat contributor at all and is more like a late-round flier in the deepest of rookie drafts.