Fantasy Football Week 16: Chargers at Raiders

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Philip Rivers (17) had 336 passing yards and three touchdowns (along with two interceptions) against the Raiders in Week 7.

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Fantasy football analysis for Thursday night’s game between the San Diego Chargers and the Oakland Raiders. Check back Friday for analysis of Sunday’s games and Monday’s matchup between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Denver Broncos. You can also follow the Sablich brothers on Twitter at @5thDownFantasy.

Chargers (4-10) at Raiders (6-8)

8:25 Eastern. Line: Raiders by 5.

Quarterback

Philip Rivers (SD) — The Raiders’ 28th-ranked pass defense (265.6 Y.P.G.) has managed to keep opposing quarterbacks under 20 fantasy points in four of the last six games. Rivers managed 336 passing yards and three touchdowns (along with two interceptions) against the Raiders in Week 7, but that was with Keenan Allen to throw to. According to Rotoviz.com, Rivers is averaging more than 8 fantasy points less per game without Allen (18.1), and has been…

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