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20 Desmond King DB

Los Angeles Chargers

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
11%7%
Key Stats
GPTot TcklSacksIntTDsFF
16620321

Player Updates

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Chargers' Desmond King: Earns All-Pro nod
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

King finished the 2018 campaign with 62 tackles (47 solo), 10 passes defended, three interceptions, one of which was returned for a touchdown, and one punt return touchdown.

The slot cornerback capped off an impressive second season with an All Pro nod, but thanks to outdated rules was not eligible to be voted to the Pro Bowl. Regardless, the former Iowa product demonstrated his immense skillset, improving upon his play-making nature from his rookie season by becoming a multi-faceted special teams returner, registering 840 return yards (kick and punt) to go along with his defensive acumen. It's perhaps unrealistic to expect a repeat in production given King was graded among the best cornerbacks in the league according to Pro Football Focus, but with the likes of Casey Hayward, Derwin James and Jahleel Addae all capable secondary players in their own right, King certainly appears to have a bright future in a loaded Chargers defense.

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Chargers' Desmond King: Return touchdown proves critical in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

King registered 10 tackles (nine solo) and two passes defended in the 33-30 win over the Steelers. He also returned one punt return for a touchdown Sunday.

It's fair to say that without King's heroics, the Chargers would never have been able to complete the come-from-behind win as the second-year cornerback tied the game in the fourth quarter thanks to a 73-yard punt return touchdown. King has seen his playmaking opportunities on the defensive end fall to the wayside in 2018, but he's more than made up for it as a returner, and remains an intriguing IDP option in leagues that reward return yardage.

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Chargers' Desmond King: Three tackles Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

King record three tackles (all solo) in Sunday's 20-6 win over the Raiders.

King has posted 30 tackles on the season to go along with three interceptions. However, since he's not a high-tackle guy, he needs to force turnovers in order to be worthy of a play in IDP leagues.

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Chargers' Desmond King: Pick-six seals win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

King secured three tackles and returned an interception for a touchdown. He also tallied 39 return yards in Sunday's 25-17 win.

King's fourth-quarter interception ended up being the difference maker, as the Seahawks nearly drove down for a potential game-tying touchdown before getting thwarted at the one-yard line. The nickel cornerback has already surpassed his interception total from last season, but he remains an inconsistent option in IDP leagues by virtue of a limited workload.

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Chargers' Desmond King: Registers season high in tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

King tallied seven tackles (one solo) and added one pass defense in Sunday's 20-19 win over the Titans.

King's seven tackles represented a season-high, but it's worth pointing out the second-year defensive back added an additional 61 yards in kick and put returns Sunday. While his 125 kick return yards place him 27th among eligible returners, King does have 167 punt return yards, third best in the NFL through seven weeks, and could pose some value for IDP owners in leagues that reward return yardage.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.TDSacksIntFF
19/9/18KC0000
29/16/18BUF0000
39/23/18LAR0000
49/30/18SF0000
510/7/18OAK0000
610/14/18CLE0020
710/21/18TEN0000
911/4/18SEA1010
1011/11/18OAK0000
1111/18/18DEN0000
1211/25/18ARI0000
1312/2/18PIT1000
1412/9/18CIN0000
1512/13/18KC0000
1612/22/18BAL0000
1712/30/18DEN0001
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2017Los Angeles Chargers167666.010419090.09015
2018Los Angeles Chargers166247.015037525.042110
TOTAL32138113.0254416541.290215
Kick Returns
YearTeamGNoYdsAvgLgTD40+
2017Los Angeles Chargers161735320.84401
2018Los Angeles Chargers162252223.74001
TOTAL323987522.44402
Punt Returns
YearTeamGRetFCRet YdsAvgLgTD20+
2017Los Angeles Chargers161122.0200
2018Los Angeles Chargers1623831813.87316
TOTAL3224932013.37316
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2017Los Angeles Chargers1600000000
2018Los Angeles Chargers1610111020
TOTAL3210111020
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-10/200
Birthdate:
12/14/1994
Age:
24
Hometown:
Detroit, MI, USA
School:
Iowa
NFL Experience:
3
Awards: