We’re finally here at the start of the regular season! So it’s time to look at the Chargers players that will be the difference makers for this first game:
Rookie Difference Makers For Week 1: Chargers Vs. Dolphins
Tuli Tuipulotu, Edge Rusher
Tuipulotu will be a good backup option and I’m curious to see if he’ll get any playing time this first matchup. He’s been learning a lot from Bosa and Mack and it’ll be great to see him apply that all to a game setting.
Derius Davis, Wide Receiver
Davis has looked great in the preseason. With his special teams experience and speed, he’s the perfect replacement for wide receiver DeAndre Carter and is versatile enough to serve many needs.
Daiyan Henley, Linebacker
Henley has been a beast during the preseason, showing off his pass rushing and tackling abilities. He’s a much needed depth piece. His status for Sunday’s game is still in question with a hamstring issue.
Quentin Johnston, Wide Receiver
Johnston had a receiving touchdown in the first preseason game against the Rams as well as a handful of receptions during the rest of the preseason games. He was also making quite a splash during camp. Right now he’s listed on the depth chart behind Allen and I’m unsure if they’ll move him around like Williams or have him more on the outside. I also don’t know how much of a difference he’ll make yet given the talent of this wide receiver room. So he’s cautiously on my list.
Special Teams Difference Makers For Week 1: Chargers Vs. Dolphins
J.K. Scott, Punter
Scott was showing some great hang time during the preseason, with his best average being 4.91 seconds for the Saints game. He’ll look to keep that streak up during this game and future ones.
Cameron Dicker, Kicker
Dicker was so consistent during preseason and I’m happy the Chargers were able to retain him. I’m looking forward to more perfect kicks.