Week 11 Injury Report: Chargers/Raiders


Everyone take that sweet breath of relief, Ryan Mathews will finally be back in action, it seems. If that being the case, we may see the carries split with Brandon Oliver, but it’s always best to have the power of Mathews back.

After suffering a foot injury in week 3 again Buffalo, Manti Te’o may make his return this week against the Raiders as well. Along with Jeremiah Attaochu(yay pass rush!), Dwight Freeney and Rich Ohrnberger.

Jason Verrett and Sean Lissemore were not able to practice at all this week with Verrett already being ruled as OUT and Lissemore being listed as doubtful.

Jahleel Addae was a full participant for Thursday and Friday, but listed as questionable.


  • RB Ryan Mathews
  • ILB Manti Te’o
  • OLB Jeremiah Attaochu
  • OLB Dwight Freeney
  • C/OG Rich Ohrnberger


  • SS Jahleel Addae


  • Sean Lissemore


  • CB Jason Verrett

Ask for the Raiders, they may be without Justin Tuck, Carlos Rogers and Gabe Jackson on Sunday as they all haven’t practiced all week long.

Brandons Starters – Week 10


Hello all, this week in Fantasy Football was a wild one. There was a nail biter in the league with my girlfriend and in my neighborhood league I played a pretty stout roster.. thankfully his studs were on byes. Well, shall we continue?


First off, in my Neighborhood League I was playing a neighbor that we will call Tim. I had gave him some advice the night before Sunday to pick up Andre Williams because he had Arian Foster on a bye(phew) and it seemed to work out for him; got him 9.80. To start the day off Drew Brees started off by shooting himself in the foot. Twice. But he started to pick it up getting me a solid 25. DeMarco did well, getting another 100 yards, but the Steelers(Le’Veon and Antonio) were just bombing. Antonio fumbling twice, after going into the game with not one on the season. Was weird, for sure. Overall it came out to a pretty solid win, a good 20 point win. Moved to 7-3 with the 2nd best record in the League, Next week I play somebody who has Mr. Hot Hands Rodgers at QB.


In the league with my girlfriend I played the person with the second best record(behind me, of course) and it was a fun one. He picked up a kicked, but didn’t swap him in time. It’s not like it mattered, Andy Dalton and Mohamed Sanu killed me on Thursday with a terrible performance from the Ginger. I was down about a point going into Monday Night Football with Greg Olsen left to play and I figured I knew I was set, but with how Carolina played tonight I’m glad I didn’t somehow get negative from him, too. Moved past him to improve my record to a clean 9-0 and I play a 2-9 team next week and I’m pretty sure they’ve given up, fun. But they do have DeMarco Murray, Megatron and Jordy Nelson. Sp we’ll have to see.

Hope you enjoyed my adventure this week and I’ll be back with you next Tuesday!

Chargers Claim DE Damion Square; Release S Adrian Phillips


The Chargers are trying to make some improvements to their defensive line, adding 6-2, 293-pounder, Damion Square. Releasing S Adrian Philips to make the room for this move.

Square who entered the league as an undrafted free agent with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2013. He appeared in 10 games as a rookie, recording four tackles and one pass defensed. The Eagles cutting him and Kansas City swooping in to pick him up, they cut him October 31st. Also worth noting; Square starred at Alabama from 2009-2013 where he was teammates D.J. Fluker.

Brandons Starters – Week 7


Hello all, I apologize for being absent for a few weeks from this series. My plan is to get this out again every Tuesday after the official results have been cleared and I plan to stick with that.

As for recent weeks I shall update you on what’s happened with my teams:

In my neighborhood league I have gone 2-2 since the last time I’ve updated you. Losing a close one and then losing to somebody that was 0-3, so that’s a thing.

As for my league with my girlfriend, I’m at a perfect 5-0. Not much to complain about there, except last weekend when I had beat her.. I tried giving her advice on who to play and it was bad.. That was my fault.

Anyway, lets get to this week, shall we?


This week in my neighborhood league I am playing my Uncle who has a perfect 6-0 record and his roster is STACKED. Andrew Luck, Demaryius Thomas, Randall Cobb and so on. On Sunday I had only 2 players going in the early games whilst he had 7. At that point he was beating me 78.30-23.50 and by the end of Sunday it was 85.50-133.96. Going into Monday I had Le’Veon Bell and Antonio Brown going. I knew they’d get points, but I didn’t think they’d get close. They got pretty close. From Bell breaking 100-yards from scrimmage, again and Brown throwin’ touchdowns. I am now 4-3.


In the league with my girlfriend I’m playing a guy that has seemed to give up. Leaving two players in the starting positions that are on a bye.. So it seems to be that should have been an easy win, right? Yeah, you’re right. This game was pretty boring from the start. Had all of my players go Sunday and they’re what scored me the 70(obviously). I’m hoping next week should be a bit better.

Current Rosters:


  • Drew Brees
  • DeMarco Murray
  • Le’Veon Bell
  • Antonio Brown
  • Mohamed Sanu
  • Jason Witten
  • Andre Ellington
  • Stephen Gostkowski
  • Carolina Panthers

Girlfriend League:

  • Philip Rivers
  • Marshawn Lynch
  • Branden Oliver
  • Larry Fitzgerald
  • Mohamed Sanu
  • Greg Olsen
  • Frank Gore
  • Adam Vinatieri
  • Buffalo Bills

With all of this being said I’m trying to get up and going in my Neighborhood League again and trying to stay undefeated in my Girlfriends League. I plan on making a roster change or two, will update in next weeks post.

Charles and the Chiefs run over the Chargers 23-20

Kansas City Chiefs v San Diego Chargers


The Chiefs coming into the Q after their bye to take on the injury-ridden San Diego Chargers. This Sundays loss taught a lot about our rival, the Chiefs, that they aren’t a force to be taken too lightly and it also taught us some things about the Chargers’ that you think anybody would know. That something being that injuries are a very bad thing and can make a contender into what seems to be a pretender at this point.

Nothing but faith left for this Chargers’ team, but that’s exactly what it is, faith. Without that faith these Chargers’ would have not made it to the 5-2 they’re at currently and without faith they will certainly fall to the Denver Broncos this upcoming Thursday.

Playing 3 games in the time-span of 11 days is a bit hard. A lot harder when two of those teams(Raiders and Chiefs) were coming freshly off a bye and another negative is having a short week leading into Denver.. lead by none other than the NOW all-time leader in Touchdowns thrown. But there is a silver lining to this. At least he won’t break the record against the Chargers.

Watching Sunday shows that the Chargers’ were not ready for a great running back like Jamaal Charles. Hell, they weren’t even ready for Darren McFadden. Allowing Charles to run for 95 yards(4.3 AVG) and a touchdown in which he was leveled by Brandon Flowers(hurt on that same play, go figure). Jamaal Charles looked great on Sunday. Speaking of running backs, the kid Branden Oliver didn’t look too bad, either. Running for 67 yards(4.5 AVG) with two receptions for 11 yards made him seem like he is the real deal and that should make everyone exhale.

Don’t want to leave it on this note, but it is expected that Jason Verrett will not play Thursday against Denver and that means it will be a rough time. Especially if Brandon Flowers can’t get cleared.

Hopefully our San Diego Chargers’ aren’t all out of miracles yet. They need this one.

Chargers Weekly – Raiders week!

Line of scrimmage

I have not published on here for quite some time and for that, I truly am sorry. I was having some trouble with the publish button and a few errors due to a command that wasn’t working properly. But now I should be up and ready to go!

I have a few updates as well:

  1. I am now a Contributor over at ClipsNation.com(if you’re a Clippers fan, you should check out the website!) for providing the Daily Clipper every Wednesday and I’m hoping I can work my way up to a recap person or any sort.
  2. I will be heading to Canada in December. So I will not be publishing anything towards the end of the month.

Enough about me, let’s get to this Sundays match-up!

This will be the 108th time that the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders have matched-up against one-another. The Raiders’ hold a pretty solid lead over the Chargers’ in the win category(59-48 all-time) but I’m thinking the Chargers’ are going to come out with a win in Sundays game, despite all of the injuries for the Chargers. I’ll make my prediction now and say 34-13, Chargers.

Injury report from Fridays practice:


  • Donald Brown, Ryan Mathews, Manti Te’o, Shareece Wright


  • Malcom Floyd, DJ Fluker, Jarret Johnson, Cordarro Law, Rich Ohrnberger, Darrell Stuckey, Reggie Walker.


  • Keenan Allen, Jerry Attaochu, Donald Butler, Dwight Freeney, David Johnson.

With those injuries seeming pretty hefty, especially Fluker and Jarret Johnson being out means some others will have to be stepping up. As well as Chris Watt playing in Center for Sundays game. Doesn’t seem like Philip needs all that help, anyway with the way he is playing, but It’d be nice not to have another scare like we did last Sunday with his hand. With the way Branden Oliver played, if Philip ever needs to let off, he can feel confident in his running game. Not to mention with Ronnie Brown back and hopefully doing more of those sprinkler moves.

That’s all I have for now, this will be a weekly topic I will publish every Friday. Hopefully nothing else happens with my publish button or any of that. I will also be bringing back “Brandon’s Starters” and a game recap the day after of every game.



Brandons Starters – Week 2



If you’re new around here, Brandons Starters is a weekly sum-up of what happened in my fantasy leagues. From wins to losses.

Well, now that week 2 has come to an end I am happy to say that my Chargers beat the Seahawks and I am now 2-0 in my neighborhood league and 1-0 in the league with my girlfriend(as well as 2-0 in my ESPN leagues, but those don’t matter).



My neighborhood league this week was a bit of a roller coaster ride. I had said last week that Tammi was a bit better when it came to roster changes, I was wrong. She left Doug Martin in and still almost came back to bite me in my ass. Her having Brandon Marshall and Aaron Rodgers was almost enough to come back and knock me off my high horse. But I still came out on top thanks to having DeMarco Murray go off Drew Brees actually do something this week. The final score being 108-84



In the league with my girlfriend I thought I had no chance of winning, at all. My roster I didn’t think was all that great. And I did the draft in a car on my phone in a hurry, accidentally drafting 2(not so very good) tight ends, later dropping one. My roster on this fantasy team consists of:

  • Philip Rivers
  • Marshawn Lynch
  • Frank Gore
  • Larry Fitzgerald
  • Vincent Jackson
  • Greg Olsen
  • Bernard Pierce
  • Adam Vinatieri
  • Buffalo Bills


  • Andy Dalton
  • Carlos Hyde
  • Ryan Mathews
  • James Starks
  • Rueben Randle
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers

With that being my roster, I didn’t think I had a snowballs chance in hell of being any thing of relevance in this league. But what came as a shock, Philip Rivers played damn near perfect and the Bills went OFF against the Dolphins. And at the end I thought I had lost. I was at 96 points with only Vinatieri going and HE WON IT FOR ME! I had faith that he could get me close and maybe a win, but he actually did it and I was beyond surprised.

I am excited for next week. I play my Dad in the neighborhood league and he has a stacked roster. It should be for a fun game, especially because he’s played fantasy for several years compared to my 2 years playing. I will update next week with any roster updates and overall outcomes of the game.