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Fantasy Football Preview: Chargers at Bills matchup

Let's take a look at who to start or sit for Sunday's 10AM matchup between the San Diego Chargers and the Buffalo Bills.

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Thearon W. Henderson

Start: Philip Rivers, QB

Philip Rivers lit it up last week, scoring over 25 points in fantasy football. He is still a viable starting option, against a good Buffalo defense, but don't expect him to tear them apart like he did to Richard Sherman and Co. last week. Expect a good game, though.

Sit: Antonio Gates, TE

Seattle realized last week that you can't leave Gates covered by someone who can't handle him. I think Gates will draw some double coverage this week, which will render him an average fantasy TE this week, leaving Keenan Allen to feast on Buffalo's secondary.

Start: Keenan Allen, WR

Keenan Allen has to have a breakout game sometime this season, and why not against a Buffalo secondary that is not nearly as good as the "Legion of Boom," who Philip Rivers dissected methodically last week. Buffalo will be trying to take Gates out as a target, which will leave Keenan wide open with his fantastic juke move multiple times during the game.

Sit: E.J. Manuel, QB

E.J. Manuel will target Sammy Watkins a lot, but just like last week, he had no one else to really throw to besides Watkins and Woods. I would not be surprised if I see 2 TD's, 2 INT, and 220 Yds.

Start: Sammy Watkins, WR

Watkins broke out last week, and was the most targeted WR/TE/HB on the roster, and you shouldn't expect that to change this week against the Chargers. I expect 80 yards and a TD or two.

Sit: C.J. Spiller/Fred Jackson, HB

C.J. Spiller is a good back, but the Chargers will be bringing the heat, not allowing any running lanes for either back. If he didn't have to split the carries with Fred Jackson, he would be a serviceable starter, but he will not be able to get into a rhythm against the Chargers.

Sleeper: Donald Brown, HB

The Chargers are going to want to play ball control offense, because that seems to work against anyone they play. When Ryan Mathews went down with his injury last week, by snap counts, it seemed like the snaps that Ryan Mathews missed went directly to Brown. Mike McCoy is obviously very confident in Donald Brown's abilities, and Donald Brown will get a good amount of opportunities to run. He'll also be getting all of the goal line carries for the next 4-5 weeks.

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