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Assessing Chargers players for Week 8 in Fantasy Football

CARSON, CA - OCTOBER 22: Darian Stewart
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Melvin Gordon

It seems that for the past several weeks, Gordon’s fantasy scores have been rather inconsistent. After a couple strong performances against the Giants and the Raiders, Gordon had a rough game against the vaunting Denver defense.

Even though Gordon’s performance against the Broncos is a bit discouraging, expect him to bounce back against an easier Patriots’ defense. He remains a must start in Week 8.

Austin Ekeler:

Ekeler, who had a rather nice performance against the Broncos, has begun to turn some heads in the fantasy world. With a receiving touchdown and a strong performance in the running game, Ekeler seems to have primed himself for a larger role in the offense.

Ekeler’s performance last week is definitely a reason to pick him up in fantasy leagues, but I wouldn’t be so quick to start him. Gordon remains the feature back, and until something changes otherwise, Ekeler should remain on your bench or the waiver wire.

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