Fantasy Forecast: Broncos at Chargers

Vincent Brown #86 (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

The Chargers are coming back home to face the red hot Tebows.  After putting together three great quarters of football, Philip Rivers returned to 2011 form by throwing two interceptions.  While still putting up a respectable day, he crushed the hopes of Chargers fans last Sunday.  Enough with real football, let's get to the fake stuff.

Rankings:

QB - 31

HB - 11

WR - 27

TE - 4

Philip Rivers - Rivers has now scored in double digits six of the last seven games.  The patch work offensive line gave Rivers enough time in Chicago and he produced.  I expect more of the same this week.  Prediction: 325 yards and two touchdowns.

Ryan Mathews - Mathews has a (short) history against the Broncos, but if it's any indication of things to come on Sunday, then things looked good for RM24 owners.  Prediction: 115 total yards

Mike Tolbert - Big question with Tolbert is all about the number of touches.  Mathews fumbled again last week, which opens the door for Tolbert.  If anything he will get the goal line carries.  Prediction: 75 total yards and a touchdown.

Vincent Jackson - Just when you think Jackson is a waste, he shows up and goes for 150+.  The last couple season Jackson has struggled against the Broncos.  I expect him to disappoint owners once again.  Prediction: Four catches for 45 yards.

Vincent Brown - Floyd went for over 100 yards last time the Chargers faced the Broncos.  With Floyd out that opens the door for Brown to break out.  Prediction: five catches for 75 yards and a touchdown.

Antonio Gates - The Broncos are very good against tight ends this year.  They have only allowed one double digit scoring day all year.  I don't see that changing this week.  Prediction: four catches for 45 yards. 

Cherry Picking

Here are some guys that have very strong plays based on matchups this week.  I'm not telling you to start them, I'm just passing along some information, so don't shoot the messenger.

QB
VS
32 Vikings Ryan
31 Broncos Rivers
30 Patriots Eagles
29 Colts Newton
28 Raiders Bears
27 Packers Stafford
25  
HB

32 Panthers Colts
31 Bucs C Johnson
30 Colts Panthers
29 Chiefs Mendy
28 Rams Wells
27 Bills Green?
26 Raiders Forte
WR

32 Patriots Eagles
31 Colts Panthers
30 Packers Lions
29 Vikings Falcons
28 Rams Cards
27 Broncos Chargers
26 Falcons Vikings
TE

32 Bears Raiders
31 Packers Lions
30 Chiefs Steelers
29 Titans Bucs
28 Cowboys Dolphins
27 Saints Giants
26 Jaguars Texans

That's going to wrap things up for this fake football post.  Remember if you have fantasy questions, hit me up on fantasydaddy.com from 8:30am to 9:30am Sunday morning and I will answer all fantasy football questions in the live chat.  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.

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