Fantasy Forecast: Kansas City Chiefs at San Diego Chargers

The Chiefs will limp into San Diego on Sunday after getting beat down by the Lions.  Meanwhile, the Chargers look to get back on track after top fantasy quarterback Tom Brady had a field day.  The Chiefs offense has plenty of question marks and all signs point to a blowout victory from the bolts. 

Quarterbacks:

Matt Cassel

Cassel has been a hot mess this season and I don't see that changing this week.  Chiefs are going to have to run the ball and limit turnovers to stay in the game.  Prediction: 185 yards and one touchdown

Philip Rivers

After throwing 713 yards over the last two contests, I expect a conservative day from Rivers this week.  I realize that Fitzpatrick and Stafford had field days against the Chiefs, but if/when the Chargers go up early, they will run, run, and run some more.  Prediction: 265 yards and two touchdowns

Running Backs:

Thomas Jones

Jones will be get every opportunity to pound the ball while the game is close.  Chiefs have said 10-15 touches is reasonable for Jones and McCluster as they will share time.  Prediction: 15 carries - 65 yards

Dexter McCluster - People are still trying to figure out how McCluster is going to handle an increased role in the offense.  Since it appears the Chiefs will be playing from behind, he should have plenty of chances in the second half.  Prediction: eight rushes - 30 yards, five catches - 50 yards and a touchdown.

Ryan Mathews

In the first two weeks Ryan Mathews has to shown flashes of breaking out.  This is the week he stops teasing and starts pleasing.  Prediction: 22 carries - 125 yards, four receptions - 50 yards and two touchdowns.

Mike Tolbert

Tolbert leads the league in receptions.  Although, I'm sure that was fun while it lasted, Tolbert will get his chances on the ground, but will play second fiddle this week.  Prediction: eight carries - 35 yards. two receptions - 25 yards.

Wide Receivers:

Dwayne Bowe

The breakout year in 2010 shot him up on draft boards, but owners have turned on Bowe in only two weeks.  With the threat of Charles gone, defenses will focus on taking Bowe out of the game.  Prediction four catches - 60 yards.

Vincent Jackson

Asking Jackson to repeat his performance last week is unrealistic.  He is still a solid start in week three.  Prediction: eight receptions - 90 yards and a touchdown.

Malcom Floyd

Looks like Floyd will not play, Crayton will start in his place.  Crayton is not a good play unless you are in a very deep league.

Tight Ends

Antonio Gates

Kevin Acee of the SD Union Tribune feels that Gates will play.  In fantasy football active, doesn't always mean effective.  If you have Gates, I would suggest picking up McMichael, in the event Gates is a late inactive on Sunday.  Prediction: outlook unclear.

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.

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