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Chargers to Start and Sit in Fantasy Football

Here’s who to start and who to sit this week against the Chiefs.

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This week, the Chargers take on the Chiefs in Kansas City, Missouri, and the start time is 10am Pacific Time. Recently, the Chiefs have gone on a 4 game win streak against the Chargers, but hopefully, that will come to an end this season. Will it happen on Sunday? I’m not certain, but this is the best Chargers team that has been on the field in quite some time. A quick note as well: the previous 4 games were taken by the Chargers, so if history repeats itself, the Chargers will emerge victorious. It’s going to take a lot, because the last time the Chargers scored a TD on the Chiefs was on December 28th, 2014.

Here’s who to start and sit this week in Fantasy Football:


Josh Lambo, K, San Diego Chargers

The only source of points from the Chargers over the last two games against the Chiefs has been from the kicking game. Considering the Chargers have a more lethal combination of WRs and Philip Rivers is healthy once again, it’s easy to think that the Chargers will at least score two field goals.

Stat projection: 2 FG made, 1 PAT

Danny Woodhead, HB, San Diego Chargers

Yes, I know it’s tough to start him against one of the top two defenses in the league, but considering that Tamba Hali will be limited, and Justin Houston is out on the PUP list, the Chiefs will have a hard time bringing pressure from the edge. Jaye Howard and Dontari Poe will still be plugging up the middle, and with Marcus Peters and Eric Berry in the secondary, Philip Rivers will need to use Danny Woodhead early and often.

Spencer Ware, RB, Chiefs

The Chiefs employ one of the best running backs of our generation in Jamaal Charles, but he recently came off the PUP list and has been severely limited in practice, moving along slower than originally anticipated. Spencer Ware will be getting the majority of snaps, and considering the Chargers have a much improved secondary, the Chiefs will rely on their run game this game.


Philip Rivers

Rivers has not thrown a TD against the Chiefs since October 19th, 2014 when he threw for 2 TDs. Since then, he has thrown for 4 INTs in the last 3 games against the Chiefs. Granted, Rivers over the last two seasons has been at the top of the league for the first 8 games, so he could turn it around since this is his first game against the Chiefs in the first half of the season since 2012.

Keenan Allen + Travis Benjamin + Antonio Gates/Hunter Henry

Expect quite a few yards thrown to our TEs and WRs, but the lack of TDs will make it hard to start any of Rivers’ top 4 targets. If you have to pick one, go for Gates, because he will get the most looks in the red zone.

I apologize for the negative nature of this article, but considering how stifling the Chiefs defense has been over the last few seasons, and how poorly the Chargers have performed against them, it’s hard to recommend starting any of the Chargers this week.