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How and what to watch for Chargers vs. Raiders in Week 10 TNF [UPDATE]

Chargers-Raiders kicks off Week 10 offering a potential fun Thursday Night Football matchup. We’ve got all the fantasy football and odds info you’ll need to get ready for the game.

General overall view as Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr throws the ball against the Denver Broncos at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Raiders-Chargers inactives

The Raiders and Chargers each released their inactive reports for Week 10 Thursday Night Football. There are no notable inactives among the skill position players, but one big name is Chargers right tackle Sam Tevi. On the Raiders side of things, offensive tackle Trent Brown and center Rodney Hudson are both active after recent injuries.

Chargers: Easton Stick, Geremy Davis, Justin Jackson, Roderic Teamer, Sam Tevi, Cortez Broughton, Justin Jones

Raiders: Keelan Doss, Dwayne Harris, DeShone Kizer, Erik Magnuson, Josh Mauro, Keisean Nixon, Brandon Parker

The NFL kicks off Week 10 with an AFC West showdown on Thursday Night Football. The 4-4 Oakland Raiders host the 4-5 Los Angeles Chargers in a matchup with significant playoff implications. The game kicks off at 8:20 p.m. ET and airs on FOX and NFL Network. The game will also stream on Amazon Prime.

The Raiders and Chargers are hanging tough behind the Kansas City Chiefs, but even if they can’t claim the AFC West crown, the wild card is a very real possibility. This is not an elimination match at this point, but the winner gets a big leg up. And of course, if the Chargers can get a road divisional victory, it would be big.

We’re here to give you a hand however in preparation for the first game of Week 10.

Game Time/TV channel/Streaming

It’s an 8:20 p.m. ET start, which means inactives will arrive at 6:50 p.m. The game will air on FOX and be simulcast NFL Network. If you don’t have cable, you can stream the game through Amazon Prime.

Fantasy football start/sit advice

This could be a shootout, with the third highest point total for the week at DraftKings Sportsbook. There are quite a few strong starts, and then quite a few decent starts depending on your subsequent Week 10 matchups. Melvin Gordon and Austin Ekeler are slotted in decent because I just don’t know what to make of the Chargers run game. It looks solid last week against a bad Packers run defense, but I don’t know if we’ll see consistency.

Strong start: RB Josh Jacobs, WR Keenan Allen, WR Mike Williams, TE Darren Waller, K Michael Badgley, K Daniel Carlson, TE Hunter Henry

Decent start: RB Melvin Gordon, RB Austin Ekeler, QB Derek Carr, QB Philip Rivers, WR Tyrell Williams, WR Hunter Renfrow

Sit: Raiders D/ST, Chargers D/ST

Pick against the spread

The Chargers are currently laying two points at DraftKings Sportsbook. This is a tough one, but I think the improving health for LA will be the difference-maker. The Raiders could be getting back Trent Brown and Rodney Hudson, but I don’t think that will be enough and Oakland comes up just short in a shootout. Speaking of which, the point total is 48, and I’d lean over.

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