“SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE”
In this week 3 match-up the San Diego Chargers travel north to Seattle. Call it the 12th man if you want, but it sure won’t distract the Chargers come Sunday. Fresh off their blowout of the Jacksonville Jaguars, Philip Rivers and company face another secondary he can dissect. With Floyd, Gates, Naanee, Sporles, and still being brought up slowly Patrick Crayton; Rivers will have another huge day for his fellow fantasy owners. The Seattle Seahawks best opportunity to spoil another upset would be, well their defense. With Trufant finally healthy in the secondary he COULD cause fits for Floyd, as there would be Thomas and Jordan in the back trying to lay the hard hit. Seahawks LB Corps isn’t that bad neither but neither are they playing to their potential, Hawthorne, Tatupu, Hill all used to be great IDP players to own have now disappeared deep into thin air throw in a suspect front 4; Chargers could bring back LT2 of old to see if he can squeeze in a few runs. Keep in mind though, this same defense held Gore in check in week 1, but is that Gore’s fault to blame?
Hasselback isn’t getting any younger and if he has costly mistakes, the Chargers defense will be there to make em’ pay. Last week the Chargers picked off Garrard 4 times. With that being said Seattle doesn’t have any big time WR for Jammer and company for worry about, as long as they show up and take care of their business, Seahawks won’t get much done offensively. When the world thought it was easy to run against the Chargers they go and allow ONLY 32 yards to MAURICE JONES-DREW, now granted Jacksonville was down the entire game that’s still thing to take note of. So you Forsett owners, temper expectations as he has yet to impress, matter of fact the entire Seahawks rushing attack has been somewhat on a milk carton. Seattle and their 12th man stand no match against the high-powered offense San Diego Chargers.
SAN DIEGO (37) SEATTLE (10)
- PHILIP RIVERS (QB) – another 300+ passing yard game is a lock, throw in 3TDs and he’s one of the top ranked QB’s in week 3, he’ll easily dissect the Seahawks secondary, he don’t need VJAX!
QB1 – PROJ 27-34 348yds 4tds 0int
- ANTONIO GATES (TE) – clearly has been the top TE thus far and will continue to do so this week, no LB can contain him no Safety can cover him. TE1 – PROJ – 8rec 122yds 2tds
- MALCOM FLOYD (WR) – after a forgetful week 1, a much better performance week 2, look for similar stats in week 3 like week 2.
WR2/3 – PROJ – 6rec 105yds 1td
- CHARGERS DEFENSE – Even with Merriman and Cooper out and/or questionable, the rest of the guys has been doing its job, Cason looks impressive and Jammer keeps shutting em down! They’ll hold Seahawks to 10 pts, get a couple int’s create a few fumbles, your set!
- LEGEDU NAANEE (WR) – fell back down to earth after his impressive week 1 performance, is still the 4th option in a potent passing attack and will continue to get looks/opportunities. Low end WR3/Flex start PROJ – 5rec 89yds
- MIKE TOLBERT (RB) – if Ryan Mathews can’t go, Tolbert is a must start at RB2 for this match-up. But, as of now Mathews looks like he’s going to play but both should split carries this time and Tolbert shows some nice upside, leaving him at a flex start. PROJ – 11car 62yds 1td
- RYAN MATHEWS (RB) – suffered high ankle sprain against Jacksonville, says he’s good to go this week, but temper expectations. He’s been somewhat impressive thus far but he has to pick up the slack, quick. PROJ – 15car 89yds 1td
- JUSTIN FORSETT (RB) – hasn’t managed to have a good game yet, things COULD change if he gets his touches because he’s a good receiver out of the backfield. In a blowout don’t expect much on the ground, look more in receiving. Unless you have a better option with a better match-up Forsett comes in as a RB3/Flex start till further notice. PROJ – 12car 87yds 0td 5rec 63yds 0td
- JOHN CARLSON (TE) – has has a flock of targets coming his way with their depleted WR Corps, Carlson is a big target for Hasselback, PPR league he’s a TE1 in a 12+ tm league. PROJ – 6rec 97yds 1td
- MATT HASSELBACK (QB) – looks healthy, finally. In 2 games he has 2 rushing td’s (who’d expect that) while looking good enough to warrant a start by match-up, his weak WR corps and age his only downside. 12+ team league starter or in a 2QB league, other than that you should have better options. PROJ – 21/36 298yds 2td 2int
DON’T BE THE ONE STARTING THESE GUYS
- MIKE WILLIAMS (WR)
- DEION BRANCH (WR)
- JULIUS JONES (RB)
- DARREN SPROLES (RB) – unless your league scores for return yards, he won’t do much for your squad.