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The Chargers will face their third win-less opponent in four games this Sunday. The Dolphins roll into San Diego 0-3 after losing to Cleveland in week three. Desperate for a win, the Dolphins must ignore the distractions of America's Finest City. If you ask most people in San Diego, they will tell you, although the Chargers won, it felt like a loss. Fantasy Forecast doesn't care about wins and losses, it's all about yardage and touchdowns. Let's take a quick look at the fantasy football projections for week four.
After teasing fantasy owners with a monster performance in week one, Henne has come back to earth. He's not a good quarterback in real or fake football and if he is your stater this week, don't expect much. Prediction: 235 yards and a touchdown
An off game against the Chiefs has caused the natives to get restless. Fear not, Rivers will be Rivers once again. The loss of Antonio Gates does hurt, but McMichael is a solid backup and will be a solid red zone target. Prediction: 275 yards and two touchdowns.
It didn't take long for the Dolphins to see the error of their ways and give Thomas the lion's share of the carries. The Chargers are tough on fantasy backs, so don't expect a lot from Thomas this week. Prediction: 65 yards rushing, 15 yards receiving. Did not make the trip
Reggie Bush makes his return to San Diego. I suppose some people are sentimental about that, but as a fantasy football owner, I could care less. A weak play in a PPR league at this point, hopefully you traded him when you had the chance. Prediction: 75 yards (rushing/receiving) three catches.
Is it realistic to expect Ryan Mathews to repeat his performance from last year? Yes! I don't expect the same game, but I do expect production. Prediction: 80 yards rushing, 50 yards receiving and a touchdown.
Tolbert followed up a rough game in New England with a poor performance in week three. With only seven touches you can't expect much. Prediction: 50 total yards and a touchdown.
Marshall is averaging almost 11 targets a game right now, but with Henne at the helm, he is not going to give you consistent production week in and week out. At this point, it looks like Jammer is going to play, which means Marshall could have a field day. Prediction: 8 receptions - 115 yards, and a touchdown.
Unless you are in a 16 team league or you are a Dolphins fan, you shouldn't have either of these guys on your roster.
Jackson is a bit up and down in terms of fantasy play, but as fantasy owners know, VJ is capable of breaking out at any time. My concern with Jackson is the amount of targets through three games (26). Prediction: five catches, 75 yards, and a touchdown
Seven catches on 15 targets doesn't say much for the fantasy value of M80. Prediction: four catches, 60 yards
Not much of a fantasy factor normally, but the Chargers tend to give up points to tight ends. Prediction - four catches, 60 yards.
Randy is not Antonio Gates, but he is still a viable fantasy option. Prediction: five catches, 55 yards, and a touchdown.
That's going to wrap things up for this fake football post. Remember if you have fantasy questions, hit me up on fantasydaddy.com or if you tweet, feel free to send any start/sit questions to @fantasydaddy. You can listen to the HBR Fantasy Football show on XTRA Sports 1360 on Thursday nights at 7pm. If you miss the show you are able to download/listen to the fantasy football podcasts in the XTRA Sports 1360 podcenter.