Found October 03, 2012 on
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As Week 5 of the NFL season is upon us, one can start to get a good idea of where a team stands or will stand by the end of the season.
You want entertainment? Get ready for an explosive offensive showdown when Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers travel to New Orléans to face Drew Brees and the win-less Saints.
Here are the NFL picks Week 5: Pick 3 against the spread
Overall Record: (205-66-2)
2012-2013 Season: 7-5
Last Week: 3-0
San Diego Chargers at New Orleans Saints (-3.5)
The San Diego Chargers might of got a win against a divisional rival, but the win was gift wrapped with a bow on top.… Read more
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QB – Philip Rivers – BRivers had a pretty efficient game and only made 3 pretty bad passes, 1 he tried to force to Royal in the endzone, 1 he underthrew an open Meachem deep and another to Meachem was picked off. Other than that he had 2 TD passes and completed 78% of his passes. While he wasn’t outstanding, Rivers did more than enough to win the game, and not enough to...
The San Diego Chargers have moved Jackie Battle ahead of Ryan Mathews on the teams depth chart. The reason according to the Chargers is because Battle started last week.
Battle, 29, ran for 39 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries against Kansas City. He also caught 4 passes for 42 yards and a touchdown.
Mathews has seen his playing time take a hit due to his penchant of fumbling....
The Chargers may just be doing this to motivate Ryan Mathews. He hasn't been spectacular but he did miss valuable time with a broken collar bone and he's clearly a better RB than Jackie Battle. This boggles the mind a little bit. We aren't in the locker room and there may be more to this but one has to expect that Mathews will emerge as the clear starter at some point...
There’s something about slow starts that unnerves fantasy owners, especially when it comes from a fantasy asset with a bad year under their belt. Obviously we all want our players to get off to starts like Robert Griffin, III or Matt Ryan. You know, those guys you picked up late you just knew were going to be amazing for your team. Well, there are still some guys that will...
I thought it was for Smack Talk Daily Juan…
Looking for a player on the waiver wire to help you win your fantasy football league or even help you get through bye weeks, is a tough task. Not all can maneuver and get the guys they need when they need them. The good news is; these will be the people you can beat while they have major players on a bye. The bad news is; these are the same people who pick up any player they think...
Pro Bowl tight end Jimmy Graham wonders if he would even be in the NFL if not for the success Drew Brees had with Antonio Gates in San Diego more than a half decade ago.
Graham, who played only one season of college football at Miami after four years of basketball, says he knows Gates paved the way for him.
Brees says Gates was ''an experiment'' when he joined the...
With San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews struggling to hold onto the football, Jackie Battle is now listed as the starting running back down in Southern California.
I’m sure the Chargers will give Mathews a chance to earn his starting spot back, but right now Battle is getting the job done.
1) Rob Gronkowski: Gronk! How could he have killed your team? Well he was being touted as a first round pick coming into the season after setting the league on fire last year, but despite having a solid start to the season, he has not been elite in the first quarter of the season.
Tight end is a difficult position to scout – and if you spent a first rounder on Gronk you are...
If you are what your record reveals, the Chargers (3-1) are pretty good and the Saints (0-4) stink. But these teams facing off in the Superdome Sunday night know better than that. The first-place Chargers realize they'll get the Saints' best shot, one that comes with equal parts frustration and redemption. Saints quarterback Drew Brees hasn't won yet and there are...
Start Em’ QB - Philip Rivers SD, Drew Brees NO, Alex Smith SF, and Joe Flacco BAL
Philip Rivers and Drew Brees should have a good old fashion shootout this week, both providing solid weeks. When Buffalo has faced a competent quarterback, their defense has given up at least three passing touchdowns so I would feel very confident inserting Alex Smith into my starting lineup...
I’m still a slam dunk Juan…
Week 5 TE PPR Rankings
Jimmy Graham (NO vs SD)
Rob Gronkowski (NE vs DEN)
Jermichael Finley (GB at IND)
Tony Gonzalez (ATL at WAS)