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Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:04:24 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Rivers will be good to go in Week 16, but he is not a strong play this week as he deals with a back injury and faces an extremely talented San Francisco defense.
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:32:56 -0800
San Diego Chargers P Mike Scifres (shoulder) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 19, and has been ruled out for Week 16. TE Ladarius Green (ankle, concussion) and DT Corey Liuget (ankle) both fully practiced and is questionable. DT Ryan Carrethers (elbow) fully participated in practice and is probable.
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:32:38 -0800
Fantasy Tip: With Mathews out, Donald Brown ($3,000) and Branden Oliver ($3,000) should see more work. Both are worth considering as sleeper flex options at FantasyScore. Allen's absence means more targets for Malcom Floyd ($4,300), Eddie Royal ($3,100) and Antonio Gates ($6,800). Royal represents the best value buy, but keep in mind that Philip Rivers has been banged up.
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 20:20:01 -0800
San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers (back) looked good throwing the ball in the practice Thursday, Dec. 18, according to head coach Mike McCoy. "Philip had an outstanding day," McCoy said. "A ball did not hit the ground in all the throws he made today. Philip was Philip, so he'll be ready to roll."
Fantasy Tip: It sounds like Rivers will suit up in Week 16, but he has struggled in his last two starts and isn't a smart play at FantasyScore as he deals with an injured back and faces the third-ranked pass defense of the San Francisco 49ers.
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:49:53 -0800
San Diego Chargers P Mike Scifres (shoulder) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 18. TE Ladarius Green (concussion, ankle) and DT Corey Liuget (ankle) were limited during practice, while DT Ryan Carrethers (elbow) fully participated in practice.
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:41:59 -0800
Fantasy Tip: It looks like Rivers will be able to play in Week 16 despite the injuries. Rivers probably will not be at full strength during the game and is facing a tough San Francisco 49ers defense, so he may not be the best option on FantasyScore at $6,600.
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:35:46 -0800
Fantasy Tip: It does not look good for Mathews to play in Week 16, so owners look to use other options this week. Branden Oliver and Donald Brown likely will receive time at running back if Mathews misses the game. Both cost $3,000 on FantasyScore and could be cheap flex options for owners.
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:25:30 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Allen probably will not be able to play this week, so owners should avoid using him. Malcom Floyd and Eddie Royal likely will receive more targets if Allen misses the game and could be cheaper flex options. Floyd costs $4,300 on FantasyScore, while Royal costs $3,100.
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:48:56 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Rivers will cost $6,600 in FantasyScore this week, but he may be a risky start against the San Francisco 49ers, especially if he is not at full strength.
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 06:17:54 -0800
Updating previous reports, San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers (back) is battling a back injury that is more severe than the team has acknowledged, according to a league source. Rivers' back injury was quietly added to San Diego's injury report last week, to go along with the rib injury he has been battling for weeks. By now, Rivers' rib injuries are improved, making his back injury the significant issue, a league source said.
Fantasy Tip: Rivers ($6,600; 13.2% of your cap) may be too risky to start on FantasyScore against the San Francisco 49ers.
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:56:12 -0800
Updating a previous report, San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers (chest, back) took part in a walkthrough Wednesday, Dec. 17, but didn't take part in practice, but he fully expects to play in Week 16 against the San Francisco 49ers. "At this point in the week I think there's no doubt," Rivers said. TE Antonio Gates said Rivers has been dealing with a "very severe rib injury" in mid-November. Rivers has started 142 straight games, and he thinks sitting out practice this week will help him play this weekend.
Fantasy Tip: Between the fact that Rivers ($6,600) is fighting through injuries and the 49ers are stingy against quarterbacks this year, avoiding him this weekend at FantasyScore would be the wise thing to do. Rivers also has lost one of his favorite targets in Keenan Allen (collarbone).
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:18:28 -0800
Fantasy Tip: There's a very small chance that Allen will play again this year, let alone in the regular season. In his absence, Malcom Floyd ($4,300) and Eddie Royal ($3,100) are the ones you want to target this weekend against the San Francisco 49ers. Royal has a better shot at returning profit in FantasyScore's PPR format.
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:09:13 -0800
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:09:40 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Rivers did not practice today but has already said he should be good to go on Sunday. He'll still be a risky option on FantasyScore at $6,600 against a top pass defense in the San Francisco 49ers.
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:31:31 -0800
Fantasy Tip: It is not known why Rivers is not at practice, so owners should monitor the situation. Rivers costs $6,600 on FantasyScore but may not be the best option since he will be facing a tough San Francisco 49ers defense.
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