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Chargers Fantasy Preview: Melvin Gordon is a flex option vs. Miami

CARSON, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Mike Hull #45 of the Miami Dolphins chases Melvin Gordon #28 of the Los Angeles Chargers during the second half of a game at StubHub Center on September 17, 2017 in Carson, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Mike Hull #45 of the Miami Dolphins chases Melvin Gordon #28 of the Los Angeles Chargers during the second half of a game at StubHub Center on September 17, 2017 in Carson, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
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DETROIT, MI – OCTOBER 07: Lance Kendricks #84 of the Green Bay Packers looks for yardage against Quandre Diggs #28 of the Detroit Lions during the first half at Ford Field on October 7, 2018, in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI – OCTOBER 07: Lance Kendricks #84 of the Green Bay Packers looks for yardage against Quandre Diggs #28 of the Detroit Lions during the first half at Ford Field on October 7, 2018, in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Chargers fantasy preview: Tight ends and Dolphins players

Tight Ends

It’s probably wise to stay away from tight ends all together this week, as Hunter Henry is still out and Virgil Green is now out as well. However, Lance Kendricks isn’t a terrible option if your team is a little bit thin at the position.

With the wide receivers as banged up as they are and Kendricks as the lead tight end on Sunday, it’s likely he’ll get more targets. Four or five receptions is a reasonable total. Kendricks is probably a touchdown-dependent option, but it’s one worth looking at based on some of the Chargers’ depth issues this week.

Dolphins players vs. Chargers

Unless you’re in a deep, deep league involving 14 teams or more, it’s best to stay away. Preston Williams is developing nicely so far this season, so maybe take a shot on him if you’re really, really desperate?

If every other quarterback is taken, Josh Rosen isn’t the worst option?  Other than maybe Williams or DeVante Parker as desperate flexes, there’s really no one you can reliably take against the Chargers in fantasy this week.

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OVERALL

The Chargers play the league’s punching bag this week and have the potential to rack up tons of yards and several touchdowns. Rivers is in for a big week like every other quarterback who’s played the Dolphins and Allen is perhaps the top receiving option in the entire NFL if he’s on your roster this week.

The defense is a must start, as is Ekeler. Gordon has flex potential in his return, but if you’re feeling like taking a risk, starting Gordon outright may not be a bad idea. Kendricks has intriguing potential with every other Chargers’ receiver and tight end seemingly out. Don’t go for any Dolphins players against the Chargers under any circumstances really.

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