Going into the ninth week of the regular season, the Chargers are ranked third in the NFL in total points. Here is what notable fantasy experts are saying as they get ready to face the Tennessee Titans on Sunday:
Philip Rivers:Coming off a tough outing last week, Rivers is popular this week among fantasy experts as he is listed as a starter/love by CBS.com, ESPN.com, FantasyPros.com and NFL.com. The most glowing endorsement comes from Jamey Eisenberg of CBS.com who says "Rivers has the chance for a standout performance this week against a Titans defense that has allowed at least 25 Fantasy points in a standard league in three weeks in a row to Cody Kessler, (Andrew) Luck and (Blake) Bortles. In two of three home games this year, Rivers has scored at least 22 Fantasy points, and he should score at least that many points this week. Rivers could easily be a top five Fantasy quarterback in Week 9." Rivers is on average going for $7,400 in daily fantasy leagues.
Melvin Gordon: Although Gordon did not find the end zone vs. the Broncos last week, he did break their 22 game streak of not allowing a 100-yard rusher as he finished the day with 111-yards on the ground and 155-yards from scrimmage. For the year, Gordon averages just under 100-yards from scrimmage per game and leads the league in touchdowns with ten. He is on average going for $7,050 in daily fantasy leagues.
Antonio Gates:Gates found the end zone last week and was the most targeted receiver by Rivers. Like Rivers, Gates received a lot of love this week by the experts as he was listed as a starter/love by the same experts who were high on Rivers (CBS.com, ESPN.com, FantasyPros.com and NFL.com) Michael Fabiano of NFL.com likes Gates' matchup saying *"I'd start the future Hall of Famer against the Titans, who have surrendered an average of 10.2 fantasy points per contest to opposing tight ends over the last four weeks.". *He is on average going for $4,250 in daily fantasy leagues.
Tyrell Williams: Following a career-high game vs. Atlanta, Williams only registered one catch for four yards. That being said, experts were not discouraged as CBS.com, SI.com and ESPN.com list him as a starter/love. ESPN's Matthew Berry has this to say on Williams this week "The Titans have allowed five WR touchdowns and an average of 196 receiving yards in the past three games, including more pass plays of 20 or more yards than any other team in the National Football League. Williams bounces back this week as a strong top-20 play." He is on average going for $5,300 in daily fantasy leagues. If you do plan on playing Williams, be sure to have a back-up plan as he is currently listed as questionable for Sunday.