The Tampa Bay Buccaneers host the San Diego Chargers in an inter-conference matchup that sees Doug Martin return to the field looking to build on his recent historic run. To help you prepare your fantasy football lineup this week, we've got player projections courtesy of numberFire.
San Diego Chargers
The Chargers have been one of the more disappointing teams this season from a fantasy perspective. Nobody personifies this more than Antonio Gates, who had a touchdown last week, but has otherwise struggled to get anything going. Malcom Floyd has emerged as the primary receiving threat and even he is struggling with consistency.
The Chargers face a Bucs defense that is improving, particularly against the run. Ryan Mathews is still a worthwhile start, but expectations should not be too high.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Doug Martin is the one getting all the talk in Tampa Bay, and rightfully so after two games where he rushed for a combined 389 yards and five touchdowns. He faces a middle of the road Chargers defense, and is a must-start. However, the other big story in Tampa Bay has to be the re-emergence of Josh Freeman. The Bucs QB struggled mightily last year after a very solid 2010. This season he has bounced back and is turning into a must-start in most formats.