These two teams always keep it close, and I see no reason why Sunday won't be another classic meeting between them.
Best quarterback picks
Cash Games: Justin Herbert, QB, Los Angeles Chargers (DraftKings $7.2K, FanDuel $8.1K)
Justin Herbert is a must-start this week against the Las Vegas Raiders.
Tournaments: Derek Carr, RB, Las Vegas Raiders (Draftkings $5.6K, FanDuel $7.3K)
Everyone likes Justin Herbert and the Chargers this week. In tournaments, we are always looking to gain leverage against the field. Playing Derek Carr instead saves you money and makes your lineup different at the same time.
Best running back picks
Cash Games: Austin Ekeler, RB, Los Angeles Chargers (DraftKings $8.5K, FanDuel $9.2K)
The Raiders/Chargers is a fascinating match-up where both backs, Austin Ekeler and Josh Jacobs, are easily in line to be Cash and Tournament plays this week.
In the case of Austin Ekeler, his role has never been more necessary. As one of the best receivers in the game at the RB position, Ekeler has a sky-high ceiling.
Tournament: Josh Jacobs, RB, Las Vegas Raiders (DraftKings $7.9K, FanDuel $9.5K)
Josh Jacobs has been the best fantasy RB in the 2nd half. Now, Jacobs draws one of the worst teams in the league against the run.
He was dealing with a calf issue, causing him to have the questionable tag this week, but signs point to him being good to go for this one.
Wide receivers and tight ends
Cash Games: Davante Adams, WR, Las Vegas Raiders (DraftKings $8.7K, FanDuel $8.6K)
Davante Adams has to be considered the chalk play at receiver. The Raiders are getting the veteran receiver involved early and often, as Adams has been sensational the last month, producing outstanding numbers weekly.
The Raiders/Chargers games are traditionally high-scoring, close contests. If the Raiders keep pace with the Chargers, their primary weapons will show up in this one.
Tournament: Keenan Allen, WR, Los Angeles Chargers (DraftKings $6.5K, FanDuel $7.7K)
Mike Williams will be out of action for this one again, leaving veteran receiver Keenan Allen as the primary pass-catcher. Keenan Allen appeared healthy last week for the first time since Week #1.
The Chargers play with one of the fastest tempos in the NFL, so there will be plenty of opportunities for Keenan Allen in this one. The Las Vegas Raiders are one of the worst defenses in the league against the QB and WR positions, making Justin Herbert to Keenan Allen one of my favorite stacks of the week.