TNF Showdown – Chargers vs Raiders

AFC West battle tonight between the Chargers and the Raiders from the black hole.  Both teams are still slightly in the mix in the playoff picture and we should see a very very good game this evening.

 

CORE SHOWDOWN TARGETS

LA CHARGERS

QB – Philip Rivers – $10,000

This is a too cheap for Showdown mistake that you need to capitalize on tonight.  I can see a scenario for sure where we get so much offense that all the skill guys end up being great value, but Rivers at 10k against the Raiders secondary who has been an easy target is just too hard to pass up.  Don’t over think it.

RB – Austin Ekeler – $7,000

In a passing game for the Chargers you always lean on Ekeler over Gordon.  His PPR volume will be back up tonight and I predict he scores on a receiving touchdown from about 18 yards out.  Take that for a call of the day.

Other Chargers Targets:

  • Keenan Allen – $9,000
  • Hunter Henry – $8,400
  • Michael Badgley – $3,800

 

OAKLAND RAIDERS

WR – Tyrell Williams – $8,000

The former Charger is now the #1 WR for Oakland and in a high scoring type game he will have to produce for Oakland.

RB – Jalen Richard – $3,000

Much like Ekeler, Richard is the RB who gets the passing game volume and work in the 2 minute offense.  Josh Jacobs has been great all year but does come in banged up slightly and on a short week I would anticipate Richard getting more snaps.

Other Raiders Targets:

  • Derek Car – $9,600
  • Darren Waller – $8,600
  • Zay Jones, $2,600

 

Heaviest Exposures:   Rivers, Ekeler, Williams

 

PLAYER PROPS TO CONSIDER

Austin Ekeler TD

Tyrell Williams OVER Yards Receiving

 

Final score prediction:

Chargers 31, Raiders 27

 

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