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Chargers | Jackie Battle listed as starter

San Diego Chargers RB Jackie Battle is now listed as the No. 1 running back over RB Ryan Mathews on the team's depth chart.

Fantasy Tip: A follow-up report noted a team spokesperson saying that Battle was listed as No. 1 on the Web site because he "just started last week, so that's why he's there." This alone should remind you about the fluidity of Norv Turner's backfield.

Battle looks like the best red zone option because of Mathews' fumbling issues, but for the long haul, Mathews is the safer bet to finish as San Diego's top fantasy back. Those in point-per-reception leagues should be more confident in starting Mathews, who'll still yield flex value even if he's second fiddle and presents an attractive buy-low opportunity. Battle has been a popular pickup that will chiefly be good for touchdown opportunities; he's not a dynamic runner otherwise.

2012-10-03 12:15:22 | Source: Chargers.com

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