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San Diego Chargers
Arrowhead Stadium | Sunday, October 25 | 1:00 p.m. EST (CBS)
Pick: Chargers 21, Chiefs 14
Kansas City Chiefs
QBPhilip Rivers
250 pass yards, 2 pass TD
Rivers had a good game on MNF, but nothing spectacular. He's still a top tier fantasy QB and certainly an advisable start against a Kansas City team that has had trouble stopping QBs other than Jason Campbell.
RBLaDainian Tomlinson
3 rec, 20 rec yards, 85 rush yards, 1 rush TD
LT had 100 total yards on MNF against the Broncos. This is a good sign for his owners who can get him in their lineup as a No. 2 fantasy RB against the Chiefs 25th ranked rush defense.
WRVincent Jackson
5 rec, 105 yards, 1 TD
Jackson had his least productive game of the season against the Broncos, only catching 4 passes for 46 yards and 1 TD. He was battling Champ Bailey all game against the Broncos and has no such adversary on the Chiefs. He's a very good fantasy option, a definite No. 1 WR against the Chiefs 25th ranked pass D.
WRMalcom Floyd
1 rec, 35 yards
Caught 3 passes for 51 yards against the Broncos, his best game of the year. He only has 7 catches on the year and no fantasy value.
TEAntonio Gates
6 rec, 90 yards, 1 TD
Gates had 5 catches for 70 yards against the Broncos and was the Bolts leading receiver. He is a must start fantasy option, with 29 catches and at least 5 in each game, he is one of the top TEs in the league, especially against a poor KC D.
KNate Kaeding
3 PATs
Kaeding went 3 for 4 against the Broncos, including a 50 yarder. He is one of the best kicking options in the league, having kicked 3 FGs in 3 of his 5 games.
2 sacks
The Chargers D has been lousy all year, getting their rears handed to them again by the Broncos on MNF. That said, they're a decent bye week replacement against the lackluster Chiefs offense. Also, Darren Sproles is a risk to take any kickoff or punt to the house, as he did with a 77 yarder against the Broncos.
QBMatt Cassel
150 pass yards, 1 pass TD
In getting his first win against the Skins, Cassel made very few mistakes. He went 17/32 for 186 yards with nary a TD or a pick. His 109 passing yards to Dwayne Bowe against the Skins are encouraging. With 7 TDs and only 2 INT on the year, Cassel doesn't look like he'll hurt you as a flex option especially against an average San Diego pass D.
RBLarry Johnson
60 rush yards, 1 rush TD
LJ went for 83 yards on 22 carries against the Skins. There's a lot of mileage on these tires though and Johnson has neither a TD nor a 100-yard game on the year. He's a No. 3 fantasy option against the poor Chargers' run D. Will this be the week that he finally breaks through?
WRDwayne Bowe
4 rec, 65 yards, 1 TD
This talented 3rd year wideout had his best week of the year against the Skins, catching 6 balls for 109 yards. He's got 11 catches for 183 yards the last two weeks and 3 TD s on the year. He's a big red zone target against a mediocre pass defense, and is a recommended No. 2 fantasy WR.
WRBobby Wade
3 rec, 40 yards
Wade, Bobby Engram and Mark Bradley are all third tier fantasy WRs on a below average passing team. Recommendation to avoid.
TESean Ryan
3 rec, 45 yards
Ryan's had an erratic season. He had only 1 catch for 11 yards against the Skins and similarly, had only 1 catch in each of the first two games. He did have 9 catches in Weeks 3 and 4 including a TD. He was targeted a team high 7 times vs. NYG Week 5 has 2 TDs on the year. He's viable as a No. 2 TE or a bye week replacement.
KRyan Succop
2 PATs
Pronounced like it's spelled, Succop has missed 1 kick all year (9/10). He had a great week against the Skins with four FGs. 2009's Mr. Irrelevant is becoming a decent start, especially with Cassel's conservative red zone play.
1 sack, 1 INT
Stay away from this unit. They are the 29th ranked D in the league in YPG and 24th in PPG. They've been playing better as of late and may get a safety, but that's all you should expect.
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