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Chargers Fantasy Preview: Philip Rivers rebounds for a big game vs. Houston

HOUSTON, TX - NOVEMBER 27: Philip Rivers #17 of the San Diego Chargers gives directions at the line of scirmmage in the second quarter against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium on November 27, 2016 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - NOVEMBER 27: Philip Rivers #17 of the San Diego Chargers gives directions at the line of scirmmage in the second quarter against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium on November 27, 2016 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
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HOUSTON, TX – SEPTEMBER 15: Carlos Hyde #23 of the Houston Texans runs the ball in the second half against the Jacksonville Jaguars at NRG Stadium on September 15, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX – SEPTEMBER 15: Carlos Hyde #23 of the Houston Texans runs the ball in the second half against the Jacksonville Jaguars at NRG Stadium on September 15, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)

Chargers Fantasy Preview: Texans Players

Texans players vs. the Chargers

Run defense has been anything but a strength for the Chargers. Carlos Hyde has been surprisingly efficient through games so far and the run defense has been sub-par throughout two games.

Hyde is definitely a starting option at running back. After that, this offense goes through DeAndre Hopkins. The Texans will look to attack the Chargers’ injured secondary for sure.

There’s no Adrian Phillips, Trevor Williams, or Michael Davis for the Chargers, and Houston will exploit that on some plays. Will Fuller may be another option for those in deeper leagues.

Watson is the player most up in the air in terms of fantasy. It really all depends on how clean the pocket stays and what he has to work with. If there’s another quarterback on your roster, avoid Watson vs. the Chargers defense.

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OVERALL:

The Chargers have a big rebound week in store fantasy-wise vs. Houston. The Texans defense is pretty mediocre vs. the run and pass. Rivers is going to light it up following a poor game by his standards, and Ekeler keeps up his electrifying pace in the early season.

Hopkins is in for a big day vs. the Chargers as the secondary is injured and can’t cover No. 1 receivers like they need to, as evidenced by Kenny Golladay and T.Y. Hilton so far.

Hyde is a terrific option in the running attack if you have him vs. the defense. Allen is Los Angeles’ top receiver and that will continue on Sunday. Because of the Texans offensive line, the Chargers defense is a good start.

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