Qwest Field | Sunday, September 26 | 4:15 p.m. EST (CBS)
Pick: Chargers 27, Seahawks 17
240 pass yards, 2 pass TDVincent Jackson's absence has not hurt Rivers' production at all. Rivers has five touchdowns through two weeks -- expect a couple more this week against Seattle.
1 rec, 10 rec yards, 40 rush yards, 1 rush TDMathews is expected to play this week despite suffering an ankle injury in Week 2. The Seahawks have only given up 114 rushing yards in two games this season, so don't look for a huge game from a dinged up Mathews.
1 rec, 5 rec yards, 5 rush yardsTolbert had a big performance in Week 2, but he won't give a repeat performance with Ryan Mathews expected to play in Week 3.
5 rec, 75 yards, 1 TDFloyd showed what he is capable with a strong showing in Week 2, but he will find the going a bit tougher this week against Seattle corner Marcus Trufant. Still, Floyd should be started in most formats.
4 rec, 40 yardsNaanee caught just one pass last week after a big Week 1 performance, but he remains a nice sleeper option given the Chargers' ability to move the ball through the air.
2 rec, 20 yardsCrayton has yet to make much of an impact with the Chargers, so use other options this week.
8 rec, 90 yards, 1 TDGates is off to a fast start with three touchdowns in two games. Expect his strong production to continue this week.
3 PATs, 2 FGsThe Chargers routinely give Kaeding plenty of chances to score, and this week will be no different. Expect him to reach double digits.
3 sacks, 2 INTThis is a strong play at home this week against a Seattle team that lacks proven receivers. The Chargers forced six turnovers in Week 2 and should be good for at least a couple this week as well.
180 pass yards, 2 pass TD, 2 INTHasselbeck's running touchdowns have really boosted his fantasy numbers, but he is not going to get those every week.The Chargers intercepted four passes last week, so be wary of using Hasselbeck this week.
2 rec, 15 rec yards, 40 rush yardsForsett has not done much as part of the Seahawks' RB carousel, but his 5.5 YPC average may help earn him a bigger share of the load going forward. Still, it's tough to start him until he secures the bulk of the carries.
1 rec, 5 rec yards, 20 rush yardsJones is receiving a few carries a week, but he is not doing anywhere near enough to warrant a start this week.
2 rec, 15 rec yards, 25 rush yardsWashintgon is playing a bit role in the Seattle backfield, so don't count on him for much fantasy production.
3 rec, 40 yards, 1 TDWilliams continues to rehab his image while making Lions fans grind their teeth with every catch he makes.
3 rec, 35 yardsBranch offers little but a saftey valve for Haselbeck and even less for fantasy owners.
4 rec, 40 yards, 1 TDThrough two games, Carlson has been the Seahawks' top target, gathering eight catches. He likely will be that again while also breaking in for a score.
2 PATs, 1 FGScoring chances have been few for Mare thus far, a situation that won't improve against the Chargers.
1 sack, 1 FumbleThe Seahawks have played reliably, if not spectacularly through two weeks. San Diego poses a tough test.