Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum | Sunday, October 10 | 4:15 p.m. EST (CBS)
Pick: Chargers 27, Raiders 13
215 pass yards, 1 pass TDRivers has not exactly destroyred the Raiders -- he has a 9:6 TD:INT ratio in eight career games -- so don't expect more than average production this week.
1 rec, 10 rec yards, 75 rush yards, 1 rush TDMathews made the worst of limited opportunities in Week 4 and still managed a decent fantasy day. He should see increased work this week and is a strong play against a Raiders defense that is giving up 162 rushing yards per game.
1 rec, 10 rec yards, 70 rush yards, 1 rush TDTolbert had another strong outing in Week 4, but he could lose some carries this week to a healthier Ryan Mathews. Still, Tolbert has a nice matchup against a weak Oakland run defense, so feel free to use him if you need him.
5 rec, 60 yardsThe Raiders are ranked third in the league against the pass, so it would not be surprising to see a second straight quiet game from Floyd.
2 rec, 35 yardsNaanee's production has really tailed off since Week 1, and he has a tough matchup this week, so use a different option in Week 5.
8 rec, 100 yards, 1 TDWith Vincent Jackson on the sidelines, Gates has re-emerged as the Chargers' most dangerous -- and productive -- receiving option. Gates has scored at least one touchdown in each game this season. Another big week looms.
3 PATs, 2 FGsSan Diego should score a lot of points again this week, so Kaeding should have plenty of opportunities to put up points.
4 sacks, 2 INT, 1 FumbleSan Diego's defense has put up a lot of fantasy points thanks to 15 sacks and 11 turnovers. Expect another big outing this week against a wounded Raiders offense.
155 pass yards, 1 pass TD, 2 INTGradkowski has put up decent fantasy numbers since taking over, but he faces a tough Chargers defense in Week 5. He is not more than a QB2 this week.
1 rec, 10 rec yards, 40 rush yardsMcFadden suffered a hamstring injury in Week 4, and though he is listed as day-to-day, there is a decent chance he sits out this week. Be prepared to use a different option -- teammate Michael Bush is a worthy replacement.
1 rec, 5 rec yards, 45 rush yardsDarren McFadden's status for Week 5 is up in the air, but there is a good chance he does not play. The Chargers have a good run defense, but Bush becomes a viable fantasy option if McFadden sits out.
2 rec, 20 yardsMurphy's sore shoulder limited him to one catch in Week 4, so it's probably best to hold off using him until he is 100 percent.
3 rec, 50 yardsHeyward-Bey has been slowed by a groin injury and faces a tough Chargers defense, so avoid using him this week.
6 rec, 70 yards, 1 TDMiller has upped his production the last couple weeks and should again be Bruce Gradkowski's top target. Get him in your lineup.
1 PAT, 2 FGsOakland's offense could have trouble moving the ball this week, so don't expect much from Janikowski.
2 sacks, 1 FumbleOakland's defense has just seven sacks and five turnovers this season. They face an efficient Chargers offense this week, so stay away.
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