Going into the fourth week of the regular season, the Chargers have scored the third most points in the league and they continue to get praise from fantasy football pundits. Here is what notable fantasy football experts are saying going into the Chargers game vs. the Saints:
Melvin Gordon: Currently the 7th highest scoring running back in the NFL, Gordon is tied for first in the league with four rushing touchdowns and he averages 20 touches per game. Similarly to last week, he is ranked as a top five RB by the majority of experts heading into this Sunday; NFL.com's Michael Fabiano says "He's a virtual must-start against the **Saints*, who have given up an average of more than 33 fantasy points a game to running backs. Look for another electric stat line."* Gordon is on average going for $6,950 in daily fantasy leagues.
Philip Rivers:Although he did not throw a touchdown last week, Rivers did go over 300 yards and still has yet to throw an interception this season. Rivers' weekly ranking on ESPN.com and Yahoo.com is second, which is in line with the opinion of 26 experts who have Rivers rated as either the #1 or #2 QB this week. CBS.com's Jamey Eisenberg points out "Rivers has seven touchdowns in his last two home games going back to last year, and he should remain hot in San Diego this week." Rivers is on average going for $7,700 in daily fantasy leagues.
Travis Benjamin:Showing weekly consistency by scoring on average 10 points per game in standard scoring leagues, Benjamin has been steadily creeping up the weekly WR rankings. He is currently ranked by most experts in the top 20 at the position, including ESPN's Eric Karabell and Mike Clay who both rank him 8th this week. Benjamin is listed by NFL.com's Michael Fabiano as a sleeper this week and he is listed alongside Tyrell Williams as a starter on CBS.com and as a love by Matthew Berry of ESPN.com. He is on average going for $6,250 in daily fantasy leagues.
Tyrell Williams: Averaging over 18-yards per catch, Williams' targets have increased steadily this season, from five in the first game to nine this past game. Per ESPN's Matthew Berry (who lists Williams as a love), "Williams is quietly one of only eight wide receivers with at least 60 receiving yards in every game this season. This might be your last chance to buy semi-low." This sentiment is echoed by SI.com's Michael Beller and CBS.com's Jamey Eisenberg who list Williams as a starter. Williams is on average going for $5,400 in daily fantasy leagues.
Antonio Gates:Gates is listed as doubtful again this week. If he plays, consider starting him as he has averaged over 50-yards per game and caught four touchdowns in three games vs. the Saints. He is on average going for $5,200 in daily fantasy leagues.
Hunter Henry: After getting his first start last week, Henry caught the ball all five times he was targeted, going for 72-yards. With Gates doubtful again, SI.com's Michael Beller has listed him as a starter. He is on average going for $3,600 in daily fantasy leagues and is listed by ESPN's Jim McCormick as a value play saying "Henry is found at the pricing floor on FanDuel and just $200 above the floor on DraftKings, so the savings are profound for what should be borderline TE1 production."