Found October 02, 2013 on Midwest Sports Fans:
It’s the first week of the season that four teams will be on a bye  - Minnesota, Pittsburgh, St. Louis and Tampa Bay – but there are few players that are universally started across those four squads. Regardless, here’s a look at who you might want to tinker with within your lineup. QUARTERBACK Philip Rivers has a 11-3 career record against the Oakland Raiders. Photo credit: Getty Images Start ‘em: Philip Rivers, San Diego Chargers Philip Rivers has two 400-yard passing games this season, which not-so-coincidentally match up with the Chargers’ two wins. San Diego is on the road in Oakland this Sunday night, but it’s a place that Rivers has succeeded over the past four seasons. Since 2009, Rivers has completed 68.6 percent of his passes for an average of 306 yards per contest against the Raiders. Not many high-quality quarterbacks are on byes this week (really only RG3), so you may not be in the market for a passer. If you are, look no farther than Rivers. Sit ‘em: Andrew Luck, Indian...

Rivers prospering in no-huddle, no-hurry offense

(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By BERNIE WILSON AP Sports Writer It turns out that Philip Rivers didn't need to be fixed after two tough seasons. He just needed to be plopped into the no-huddle, no-hurry offense that rookie coach Mike McCoy and his top assistants drew up. Rivers has thrown for 400 yards twice in four games after doing it three times in his...

Sit Em. Start Em – Week Five

Sit Em. Start Em – Week Five Start Em Philip Rivers – Rivers continues to impress this season and is looking like a must-start against the lowly Oakland Raiders. He is making the most out of the weapons at his disposal and has already resuscitated the fantasy values of Eddie Royal and Antonio Gates. Rivers comes in as a top-six option this week after putting up top-five numbers...

RB Rankings – Week Five

RB Rankings – Week Five The running back position has taken a serious nose dive this season with owners grasping at straws for serviceable talent, with that said the elite are still the elite, it is just the ‘middle class’ that has been an utter disappointment this season. LeSean McCoy continues to look like one of the most dominant running backs in football despite the fact...

Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pick-Ups – Week 5

Philip Rivers – 72% Yahoo! owned - Rivers shredded the Dallas Defense for 401 yards and 3 TD’s. Rivers has another easy matchups in the Raiders next week and is a good Bye Week replacement. On the season, Rivers has 11 TD’s and only 2 interceptions. I wouldn’t expect this to carry on too much longer, [...]

Cowboys can't stop Rivers, and here comes Peyton

Bruce Carter and the Dallas Cowboys simply couldn't stop Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers. That will be their freshest memory when Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos visit on Sunday. ''There's no days off,'' said Carter, a linebacker who was beaten for two touchdowns and another big play as San Diego came back from 11 points down for a 30-21 win...

Week 4: Fantasy Football Studs and Duds

  Studs Philip Rivers (SD) – 401 YDS / 3TD On the heels of an impressive 401-yd/3TD performance, Philip Rivers helped his Choke Artist Chargers avoid yet another last-minute comeback.  His one interception was part of only 7 incompletions versus 35 completed passes. With his dime to Antonio Gates fresh in our memories and an [...]

San Diego Chargers: 2013 Week 5 NFL Power Rankings (#19)

Last week: 26 (+7) Record: 2-2 The job Head Coach Mike McCoy has done with the offense in his first season with the team is amazing. Despite a largely replacement level supporting cast around a declining Philip Rivers, McCoy has the Chargers moving the ball at an incredible rate, moving the chains on 82% of opportunities, only behind Denver and Indianapolis. The resurgence of Philip...

Malcom Floyd Placed On Injured Reserve

The Chargers have placed receiver Malcom Floyd on injured reserve.Fantasy Spin:Floyd took a hit to the head in Week 2 against the Eagles and was taken off the field on a stretcher. He'll miss the rest of the season with a neck injury. Despite Philip Rivers' resurgence, no Chargers receiver has emerged as a reliable fantasy option as Antonio Gates and Danny Woodhead are Rivers...

2013 Fantasy football start em’ sit em’ week 5

Look at some of the big performances just last week. Danny Woodhead? Really? This third down guy is becoming a stud. New TE's pop up every week, and WR's, well anyone any week can get hot. Yes, this years draft is long gone, but maybe a glimpse into the future?

Week 5 Fantasy Football Stock Report

Week 5 Stock Report Each week I will highlight players and teams who have seen their value rise or fall during the previous week.  I will also try to highlight players that have favorable schedules coming up that could give them a boost in value.  Remember that you always want to sell high and buy low! Stock Up San Diego Super Chargers Philip Rivers continues to show that you don’t...

Chargers-Raiders Preview

While the San Diego Chargers' Philip Rivers and Antonio Gates have turned back the clock in coach Mike McCoy's up-tempo attack, the Oakland Raiders aren't certain what their offense will look like this weekend. The AFC West rivals are dealing with major injury concerns as the Chargers look to move above .500 by beating the Raiders for the 17th time in 20 meetings Sunday...

Kiffin Report: Finding the Defense's Weak Links

If there is one thing that makes football special, it is the individual components that add together to create team results. It is a team game - maybe the best team game ever created - but, it relies on each member of the team to carry out his assignment in his particular area of expertise to assist in the greater goal. When there is a weak link, a smart opponent will continue to...

Rotowire/StarStreet Special Offer

Our friends at -- a premier daily fantasy sports site -- are hosting a $250,000 tournament at the Playboy Mansion in Los Ageles and we've got the hookup so you can be there. 1. Signup at StarStreet 2. Make your first deposit ($10 minimum) and you'll get a free $11 entry into a contest where you can win your chance to go to the Playboy Mansion. It'...
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