Week 8 waiver-wire pickups and fantasy targets - Jeff Ratcliffe
1. Antonio Gates, San Diego (15%) – Despite the Hunter Henry hype, Gates actually ran more passing routes in Week 7 and saw a position-high 10 targets on the week. He’s clearly ahead of Henry in the target pecking order and is back in the TE1 conversation.
Top 10 NFL Rookies Entering Week 8 - Michael Renner
The only thing keeping Bosa from breaking into the coveted top-four at the moment is playing time. He’s racking up pressures at a higher rate than Von Miller has this season; over the last three weeks, Bosa has been responsible for 20 total pressures, the second-most in the league over that span. Just imagine what he could have done with four more games under his belt.
Chargers have to manage RB Melvin Gordon's workload - Eric Williams
"We need to get Kenny in there a little bit more," Chargers running backs coach Ollie Wilson said. "He’s not the flashy guy. It won’t look pretty but you’ll end up three or four yards down the field.
Joey Bosa starting to deliver on draft potential for Chargers - Eric Williams
"I’m just doing what I do," Bosa said. "I think it says a lot for the time I’ve put in up until this point. But let’s not focus on me. Let’s focus on the incredible win we pulled off [against the Falcons]. We just won two in a row against some of the best teams in the NFL. And this means more to us than that. It’s an amazing moment to share with my teammates."
Week 7 Quick Reads - Vincent Verhei
By DYAR, Rivers was much more effective in the fourth quarter and overtime (45 DYAR) than in quarters 1 to 3 (minus-16 DYAR). Really, though, the difference comes down to two early plays: a fumble (returned for an Atlanta touchdown) and an interception. He actually averaged more yards per dropback (8.8) early than he did late (5.5), though his success rate climbed from 48 percent to 57 percent.