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TE Jeff Cumberland - Los Angeles Chargers

6-4, 255Born: 5-2-1987College: IllinoisDrafted: ---

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Week 11: vs Buffalo Bills

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FBG says: Good matchup. Philip Rivers has fast become one of the more volatile names among the third tier of fantasy quarterbacks. He's thrown for 268+ yards 3 times, but 237 or fewer 5 times - including each of his last 3 games. That's a trend that should iron out naturally, though: the Chargers have faced a cornucopia of stingy, dynamic pass defenses, and we can't read too much into a quarterback totaling 235 yards against Jacksonville's shutdown unit. Rivers remains a strong weekly play for both volume and touchdown upside, even if he's yet to truly utilize big-play weapons Tyrell Williams and Travis Benjamin. This week, he'll face a Buffalo secondary that's similarly hit-or-miss, and their aggressiveness could doom his outlook or create openings for huge plays down the field. Given the current shape of the Bills pass defense, it's fair to lean toward Rivers posting one of his better 2017 lines. Like its run defense, Buffalo's pass unit is tumbling fast after a red-hot start. There are great pieces in place: the pass rush is dynamic and occasionally overpowering, while cornerbacks E.J. Gaines and TreDavious White have impressed and safety Jordan Poyer has looked like an All-Pro. But the unit's aggressiveness and occasional mental lapses in coverage have allowed for some massive chunk plays of late. They've allowed a wideout to notch 73+ yards and/or 1 touchdown in each of their last 5 games, including mammoth lines from A.J. Green (7-189-1) and Mike Evans (7-88-1), and opposing quarterbacks have averaged a solid 7.15 adjusted yards per attempt over that span. White, in particular, seems to have hit a rookie wall; he and Leonard Johnson have been victimized several times for huge plays of late, and Chargers wideouts Tyrell Williams and Travis Benjamin look to carry elevated big-play potential for Week 11.

Latest News

Chargers | Week 10 inactives for LAC (Sun Nov 12, 11:35 AM) - The Los Angeles Chargers have declared OT Joe Barksdale, TE Sean Culkin, TE Jeff Cumberland, WR Geremy Davis, QB Cardale Jones, RB Branden Oliver, LB Hayes Pullard inactive for Week 10.

Our View: Austin Ekeler will be the sole backup to Melvin Gordon today.

Chargers | Jeff Cumberland joining Chargers (Tue Nov 7, 03:50 PM) - Free-agent TE Jeff Cumberland (Chargers) is being re-signed by the Los Angeles Chargers Tuesday, Nov. 7.

Our View: Cumberland was with the Chargers last year but only made it through four games. When healthy, Cumberland can mix in as a reserve player.
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Schedule

11vs Buffalo Bills
12@ Dallas Cowboys
13vs Cleveland Browns
14vs Washington Redskins
15@ Kansas City Chiefs
16@ New York Jets
17vs Oakland Raiders