Rivers got back on track in a big way in Week 6, passing for 306 yards and three touchdowns in the win over New England. This week, he faces a Buffalo defense that gives up less than 200 passing yards a game but with his weapons there's no reason to shy away from starting him on the road. This will be a tough test, but Rivers will deliver.
It's a struggle to get big games out of LT these days. He rushed for 74 yards and caught three passes last week. Not bad numbers for most RBs, but nothing special for LT. The Bills have allowed seven rushing TDs in five games, so LT has a great chance to score and provide quality production this week. He's no longer the No. 1 RB in fantasy football, but he's still one of the best starters at this position.
Jackson took advantage of Chris Chambers' absence last week to deliver a huge game in the win over the Patriots. Jackson was targeted downfield several times and responded with five receptions for 134 yards and a touchdown. This is the type of potential he has and even if Chambers returns, Jackson is playing well enough to merit starting consideration this week. Rivers will find him for at least four receptions this week so start him as your WR3.
The Chargers are hopeful Chambers will return this week from his ankle injury. He's been a standout TD producer in the early going so if he plays, he's a quality fantasy starter. Watch his status throughout the week and have a backup plan in ready in case he's a late scratch.
Gates scored his fourth touchdown of the year last week and even if his overall numbers aren't on par with seasons past, the touchdown output remains strong. He's caught at least four passes in every game but two this season and will find the end zone at least once on Sunday against the Bills.
It's been an up and down season for Kaeding and last week was an up week as he drilled three of four FGs, the longest coming from 35 yards out. He's always a strong candidate to put up a huge week but this game is shaping up like one which will see the Chargers convert more touchdowns than FGs.
The Chargers have one of the worst defenses in the league, ranking 28th in total yardage allowed. The Bills lack a standout offense, however, so this isn't a matchup to be feared. Trent Edwards is expected back in the lineup so he'll manage the game more effectively than J.P. Losman and that lowers the Chargers' upside. But if you need a solid defense with some minimal upside, San Diego is worth a look this week.
Edwards will return to the starting lineup after being knocked out of the Week 5 game with a concussion. He faces a San Diego pass defense which ranks next-to-last in yards allowed (253.5), but this offense isn't built for huge passing production so Edwards' upside is minimal. A big play to Lee Evans is very likely but don't expect the world if you start Edwards this week.
Lynch owners are waiting for him to have a truly big day. He's yet to reach the 100-yard level and he's been held under 60 yards rushing in three of his five games. Fortunately, he remains very active in the passing game with at least three receptions in every game but one. He'll get 15-20 touches again this week and has solid RB1 potential.
Jackson is doing just enough to annoy Lynch owners but not enough to merit starting consideration in all but the largest of leagues. He'll see plenty of action on passing downs but you'll need to be in dire straits to even consider him as a flex play this week.
In a matchup between former Badgers, look for Evans to match Chris Chambers in the big play department. Evans has the deep speed to get downfield against a soft San Diego secondary and at least one touchdown is very probable. Start him with confidence.
Royal hasn't lived up to his sleeper status because the Bills' offense isn't built for standout passing success. This is a run-oriented team and when it does throw the ball is going to Lee Evan or the RBs. Keep Royal benched again this week.
The Bills' defense hasn't done much since a standout Week 1, but the special teams unit will get a major boost with the return of standout return man Roscoe Parrish. At home and fresh off the bye, look for the Bills to deliver their strongest fantasy game since the opener.