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Fantasy Projections for Chargers in Home Opener

Here is what notable fantasy experts are saying about Chargers going into the "White Hot" home opener vs. the Jaguars:

Danny Woodhead:Always under-rated, Woodhead finished Week 1 with 17 points in ESPN standard scoring and 23 points in PPR leagues. He is listed by's RC Fischer as a "start" which is classified as a "non-top 12 consensus ranked player at their position who could wind up top 5 in week 2."  Woodhead is on average going for $5,800 in daily fantasy leagues and is a valuable asset in those leagues due to the PPR format.'s Gary Grambling drives home that point saying "His receiving skills become even more valuable with [Keenan] Allen out. He's knocking on the door of top-10 RB status in ½-point receptions leagues*." *

Melvin Gordon: The only running-back in the league to score two touchdowns on the ground in Week 1, Gordon finished the week averaging just over 4 yards per carry and was named to's team of the week as the highest graded RB. Going against a tough Jacksonville defense, Yahoo says he is a three star matchup this week stating "Melvin Gordon scored his first two career TDs in Week 1, and should be a big part of the Chargers' offense Sunday with Keenan Allen out." Gordon is on average going for $5,700 in daily fantasy leagues.

Philip Rivers:In six career games versus Jacksonville, Rivers has averaged over 315 yards per game and has tossed 15 touchdowns. Rivers is listed by's Michael Fabiano as a starter saying "a viable starter at home against a **Jaguars* *defense that allowed 23.56 fantasy points [in Week 1]… also [Rivers is] solid on his home turf, posting two or more touchdowns in four of his last six games in San Diego against AFC teams." He is on average going for $7,050 in daily fantasy leagues.

Antonio Gates:Gates is listed by ESPN's Mike Clay as the #4 TE this week and is also listed by's Michael Fabiano as a starter saying "Gates should see more than his share of offensive opportunities against the **Jaguars*. Their defense allowed the sixth-most points to the position last year."*  Gates earned the same label from's Jamey Eisenberg who says "this is a matchup he's familiar with after he torched the Jaguars for four catches, 53 yards and two touchdowns on six targets in Week 12 last year." He is on average going for $5,200 in daily fantasy leagues.

Travis Benjamin:Benjamin saw a team high eight targets in Week 1 and that could become a norm with Keenan Allen on IR, per Paul Maland of "the number of targets he saw suggests he will get a chance to make many plays on a weekly basis." He is on average going for $5,250 in daily fantasy leagues.

Tyrell Williams:  After being mentioned last week as an under-the-radar option, Williams has become a popular waiver wire pick-up which is evidenced by making this week's sleeper list for's Adam Rank. Rank says "I believe the former undrafted free agent out of Western Oregon is the next big thing for the **Chargers*."  Rank then went on to say "I put in claims for Williams where possible, and I'm going to play him in bigger leagues."* Look to add Tyrell while you can because he is currently the most added player in ESPN leagues. He is on average going for $4,550 in daily fantasy leagues.

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