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Buy or sell: Chargers in fantasy football

CARSON, CA - NOVEMBER 25: Running back Melvin Gordon #28 of the Los Angeles Chargers celebrates his touchdown in the second quarter to take a 14-10 lead against the Arizona Cardinals at StubHub Center on November 25, 2018 in Carson, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - NOVEMBER 25: Running back Melvin Gordon #28 of the Los Angeles Chargers celebrates his touchdown in the second quarter to take a 14-10 lead against the Arizona Cardinals at StubHub Center on November 25, 2018 in Carson, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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CARSON, CA – SEPTEMBER 22: Wide receiver Keenan Allen #13 of the Los Angeles Chargers celebrates after scoring a touchdown in the first quarter against the Houston Texans at Dignity Health Sports Park on September 22, 2019, in Carson, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA – SEPTEMBER 22: Wide receiver Keenan Allen #13 of the Los Angeles Chargers celebrates after scoring a touchdown in the first quarter against the Houston Texans at Dignity Health Sports Park on September 22, 2019, in Carson, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)

When it comes to fantasy football, being active on the trade market is key to your team’s success. The Los Angeles Chargers have lots of relevant fantasy players but should you buy or sell them? Keep reading below to find out.

Fantasy football can be a great way to keep up with the NFL. If you are an active player, you can turn on any random game and likely have a player in your lineup. We are officially into Week 5, which means that you have approximately eight weeks to make a run at the playoffs.

Whether or not you decide to be active on the trade market is really up to how you are as a player and your record right now. If you’re sitting pretty at 3-1 or 4-0, you probably don’t want to do any major trades to mess things up. But if you are in the opposite situation, you should probably sell some of your stars to get some better players in order to make a playoff push. Being 0-4 isn’t the end of the world in fantasy.

Either way, it is always beneficial to seek out trades that can help your team win games. For many fans, part of the fun is drafting your favorite players from your favorite team. So should you buy or sell your favorite Chargers players?

Let’s start with someone simple: Quarterback Philip Rivers. When it comes to quarterbacks there are likely viable options on the waiver wire. That being said, Rivers is theoretically a better option to have than guys like Jimmy Garropolo, Matthew Stafford or Kyle Allen. If you drafted Cam Newton, Big Ben, or Drew Brees and don’t want to go the streaming route, Rivers is a solid buy-low candidate. He was likely drafted as someone’s second quarterback and should be available via trade.

If you have a decent enough depth piece that can be swapped for Rivers, by all means, go for it. That being said, the Chargers do have a difficult schedule coming up as they face the Denver Broncos, Pittsburgh Steelers, Tennessee Titans, Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers, each presenting tricky matchups.

Rivers is very capable of turning those matchups into solid performances, but you might be better off playing the wire for that week’s best matchup.

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