Rivers burned the Chiefs for 316 yards and two TDs in the Week 10 20-19 win at San Diego and he should have another big game this week against a Chiefs' defense that ranks 29th against the pass. Rivers torched the Raiders last week for 214 yards and three TDs as the Chargers finally had all parts of their offense working to perfection. Start Rivers this week as the Chiefs will again force him to beat them.
Tomlinson has had a disappointing season thus far, but he has a chance to be a star in the fantasy playoffs because of three straight great matchups. He rushed for 91 yards and a TD last week against Oakland -- although he failed to catch a single pass for the first time this year -- and now he faces a Chiefs' defense that ranks 31st against the run. LT was held to 78 yards and no TDs in the Week 10 matchup at San Diego as the Chiefs loaded the line of scrimmage to stop him, but look for him to have a much better game as the Chargers battle to reach .500 this season.
Sproles got plenty of playing time last week against Oakland as the Chargers jumped out to a big lead, rushing for 30 yards on nine carries and adding 34 yards on three receptions. But don't expect the same amount of playing time this week at Kansas City as no fantasy playoff team should have him in their lineup for Week 15.
Many fantasy owners kept Jackson out of their starting lineup last week against Oakland, especially after he failed to catch a pass the week before against Atlanta. But of course Jackson came back to burn those owners by catching five passes for 148 yards and a TD. He's been hit-or-miss a lot this season, but this is one week to start him again as he burned the Chiefs in Week 10 for five catches and 83 yards.
Chambers has been more of a decoy than a No. 1 target this year as he failed to catch a pass last week against Oakland and had no catches in the Week 10 win over Kansas City. Chambers has had just one catch for two yards in the last two games and shouldn't be in your starting lineup this week, either.
Floyd came up big in the Week 10 20-19 win over Kansas City as he had five catches for 76 yards and a TD. But he's not a primary target each week and shouldn't be a factor against Kansas City the second time around.
Gates didn't have a single catch last week against Oakland -- the first time that's happened this year -- but he burned the Chiefs for eight catches, 66 yards and a TD in the Week 10 win at San Diego. Look for the Chargers to get him more involved in the offense early on as he rebounds with a big game on the road.
Kaeding reached double-digits for the fifth time this season last week against Oakland as he topped 100 points for the season. He should get plenty of scoring chances again this week as the Chargers keep improving offensively.
Thigpen had his best game of the season in Week 10 at Kansas City as he completed 27-of-41 passes for 266 yards and three TDs. It's unlikely that many fantasy teams are heading into the playoffs with Thigpen as their QB, but if they are don't expect similar results this time around. Last week he threw for 187 yards and a TD in the 24-17 loss to Denver and slightly better production can be expected this week against a Chargers' defense that ranks 30th vs. the pass.
One week after Johnson rushed for 92 yards and a TD against Oakland, he was a non-factor last week at Denver. The Chiefs weren't committed to the run last week and LJ finished with only 36 yards on 11 carries. It's unlikely that many fantasy teams have LJ on their playoff rosters, but if they do it's still a risk to start him against a Chargers' run defense that ranks 13th in the NFL.
Bowe has been a consistent presence in this struggling offense and continues to be a worthy fantasy play each week. He had seven catches for 96 yards last week at Denver and had six catches for 72 yards in the Week 10 loss at San Diego. Keep him in your lineup this week as he will produce solid numbers once again.
Gonzalez continues to excel even with a young QB and he posted his best game of the season in the Week 10 loss at San Diego when he had 10 receptions for 113 yards and two TDs. He now has seven TD receptions this year as he caught five passes last week at Denver for 73 yards and a TD. He will have another big game this week against a Chargers' pass defense that ranks 30th in the NFL.