Top fantasy takeaways from Week 8's action - Jeff Ratcliffe
8. The leader in tight end targets over the last month is
Rob Gronkowski Antonio Gates.
It’s true. Over the last month, Gates leads the tight end pack with 29 targets. Teammate Hunter Henry only has 15 looks over that span. Despite the volume, Gates hasn’t been very efficient. Over the last four games, he’s caught just over half of his targets (15) for 117 and two scores.
Chargers' Philip Rivers 'fired up' for second-half run - Eric Williams
"This feels a little bit like our 2007 season to me," Rivers said. "I don’t think we’re nearly as healthy as we were in 2007 at this point in the year considering all of the injuries that we got today, but it feels a little bit like that.
Melvin Gordon deserved goal line touch at end of Chargers' loss - Eric Williams
"Regardless of what we called, I wished we scored," McCoy said. "Whether it's run or pass, you're calling things that you think are going to work and score for you. It didn't work, so we can look at it today and say we should have called this, or we should have called that. We didn't score."
Vote: Which team will win the tight AFC West? - SN Staff
With just one win separating the top three teams -- and the Chargers capable of making things interesting down the stretch -- SportsNation's #PulseOfTheNation asks:
Center Matt Slauson questions Chargers' commitment to run game - Eric Williams
"We didn’t have time to really debate if we liked a call. Our job is to get the call and block the call. So it isn’t our decision what to do there. I would have loved to have said, ‘No, we’re not doing that. Do this.’ But I don’t have that authority, and we didn’t have the time for that."