The Chargers finally managed to evade a collapse on Thursday night and won 21-13 in a game that featured plenty of defense. Along the way, we learned a ton about fantasy players from each team. Here are five of the biggest fantasy takeaways from Thursday night's game.

1. Hunter Henry is a Beast.

It's hard to ignore Henry moving forward. Hunter has now scored double digit fantasy points in each of his last three games and is clearly emerging as an elite target for Philip Rivers. Henry caught six passes for 83 receiving yards and a touchdown against the Broncos and will clearly be a major part of the offense for the rest of the season.

He's been so good at the tight end position in the last three weeks that it might now be time for fantasy owners to try and trade for him.

2. Melvin Gordon is Still Terrible.

Gordon might have good fantasy numbers this year, but he is still one of the worst running backs in the league. Gordon had 94 rushing yards on 27 carries, but a significant portion of that yardage came on a run where the Chargers opened up a hole big enough for a UPS truck. It's hard to see how Gordon can keep up this level of fantasy production without the ridiculous volume of touches that he is currently receiving.

3. Demaryius and Emmanuel are hurt by Trevor Siemian.

Trevor Siemian was awful in his starting role against the Chargers and struggled to do anything against a Chargers team that didn't allow any Broncos receiver to accumulate more than 50 receiving yards.

At this point, it's fair to say that both elite Denver wide receivers have seen a decline in fantasy production thanks to poor quarterback play. Both receivers are the top targets in the offense but will need better play from either Siemian or Lynch to truly emerge as fantasy stars.

4. Josh Lambo is an elite fantasy kicker.

The Chargers had several offensive drives stall in the red zone, leading to field goal opportunities for Lambo. He made all of them and scored 13 fantasy points for the night. Lambo is safely within the top ten kicker fantasy rankings and has missed just one field goal all season, a critical factor for fantasy owners who are looking for consistency.

If you're in need of a kicker and Lambo is available, consider adding him to your team.

5. Don't Start Receivers Against Denver.

The Broncos defense is one of the best in the league at shutting down opposing fantasy wide receivers. The Chargers best receiver on the night was Tyrell Williams, who caught just three passes for 28 receiving yards. In the week prior, Mohamed Sanu led all Falcons wide receivers with just three catches for 43 yards. Julio had just two catches for 29 yards. It's time for fantasy owners to recognize that playing wide receivers against the Broncos is simply not a good idea.

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