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For 3 straight weeks now, I have put up 100+ points and last week I had help from Andrew Luck, Matt Forte and the Seattle Seahawks defense. How is your season going?Philip Rivers (27.9%) and Sam Bradford (20.8%) are the top 2 QB options this week. Rivers gets a Raiders defense that has allowed 7 touchdowns and over 1000 passing yards. Funny thing is that the Chargers are actually the WORST at stopping opposing teams QBs, but Terrelle Pryor (0.3%), coming back from a concussion, is probably not a wise choice. Bradford has the luxury of facing the Jacksonville Jaguars, who have allowed 9 touchdowns to opposing QBs. Things could be a lot worse for both defenses but they tend to fall behind early and teams just run the ball down their throats. I am going to take my chances with Aaron Rodgers (12.9%) coming off a BYE week and going up against the Detroit Lions defense. This should be a nice high scoring affair with TONS of fantasy points to be had!As mentioned above, this is the week to finally get the Rams RBs in your lineup, EXCEPT they don't even know who they want to be their workhorse as they will work in 4 different backs this week. LeSean McCoy (30.4%) is a GREAT option this week against the New York Giants, but I used him back on Week 2 when he rushed for just 53 yards on 11 carries but caught 5 passes for 114 yards. He failed to score in that one against the San Diego Chargers, but did get 16 points. If you waited this long, this is the week to pick him! Reggie Bush (22.2%) is the second most popular option and rightfully so as when he plays, he puts up big time numbers and that is why he is one of my RBs this week. I am also adding Rashad Jennings (4.1%) to my lineup this week as Darren McFadden and Marcel Reece are both likely to NOT play in this one. Running backs have yet to score a rushing TD against the Chargers, but it can't stay that way forever, right?!Now that I have used all the Denver Broncos WRs I will have to start really picking based on matchups. Victor Cruz at 34.5% owned is the most popular option, but I am going to hold off on him for the time being. I will however roll with Josh Gordon against the Buffalo Bills on Thursday Night Football! The Bills are the leagues worst against opposing WRs (besides the Eagles) and I want to take advantage of Brian Hoyer's Cleveland Browns winning ways while I can! Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb are the next top choices at 17.7% and 15.5% respectively and I will add to Cobb's percentage as the Bears defensive pressure could force Rodgers into some quick hits to Cobb. This will also be just the second time this season I pair up a QB with a WR.It seems to easy to pick Jordan Cameron (23.6%) this week, plus I already have a Browns offensive player and one is enough! I will go with Antonio Gates (18.0%) this week against the Raiders defense and hope you can find the endzone for a third straight week!On the defensive side of the ball, this is the week to take a statistically bad St. Louis Rams defense against the Jacksonville Jaguars. At 44.0% owned, you will be in good company. There are not a ton of great matchups out there so this is a great week to use a team you don't want to be forced into towards the back end of the season. You are on your own as far as kickers go!
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Philip Rivers, QB I could sit here and rant about how Peyton Manning is leading what is speculated to be the most incredible season in history, but then I would be regurgitating the same topic you’ll find on the front page of absolutely every sports circulation out there this week. That said, I’ll surely save you the trouble of dragging your tired fantasy obsessed eyes through...
(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
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...
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 [...]
Last week: 26 (+7)
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...
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.
Philip Rivers has a 11-3 career record against the Oakland Raiders. Photo credit...
If you are not familiar with Fan Duel it is a daily game for fantasy football where you get to pick a different team each and every week. You are given 60K to pick a QB, 2 RB, 2 WR, TE, K, DF/ST. Here are some of the value picks for week 5:
Philip Rivers ($7,400)
Phil has been on a tear and his value still hasn’t caught up to his production. He may go off again this...
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...
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!
San Diego Super Chargers
Philip Rivers continues to show that you don’t...
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?
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...
Hello gamers, we’re back again, and this time to recap a high scoring week 4. After some duds the NFL gave us in week 3, most ships were righted, and we’ve got plenty of players to talk about in our best of. So, let’s get to it, you know the drill by now.
Bronze: Philip Rivers
Its amazing what we’ve seen from Rivers so far this season. Setting last year...
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...
Time to take a look at players that we should look to be moving and players that we should be trying to acquire. It’s time to bamboozle these fools with the Bait and Switch:
You know it’s coming. One hit and this dude is out. Now is the time to get the most value out of him. He most likely is your 2nd QB, or maybe you grabbed Rivers off waivers...
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If it wasn’t for Peyton Manning, Philip Rivers would be running the Fantasy Football quarterback game. I don’t think anyone saw this one coming. What we did see coming was Darren McFadden getting hurt. That was tough to call!
This kid is giving Olympian Gabby Douglas the full-court press on YouTube for a date [WithLeather...