RB Chris Gronkowski - San Diego Chargers
|6-2, 235||Born: 12-26-1986||College: Arizona||Drafted: ---|
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Week 7: vs Kansas City Chiefs
Mark and Joe say: Neutral matchup. This is a huge AFC West rivalry so look for an intense game on both sides of the football in this clash. As of October 9, Ryan Mathews hadn't resumed running/conditioning drills yet, so given Branden Oliver's strong game at Oakland last week (26/101/1 rushing with 4/23/0 receiving), we expect to see Oliver continue in Mathews' stead as the lead back for the Chargers. Donald Brown missed last week due to concussion symptoms and there is no urgency to rush him back, either. Look for Oliver to handle the load for San Diego this weekend.
The Chiefs' rush D is ranked 23rd in the NFL in terms of yards allowed per game (127.4), but they have yet to surrender a TD rush this year. San Francisco had 40/171/0 rushing vs. K.C. last contest; New England managed 16/75/0 two games back.
Oliver should find plenty of room to roam between the 20's, but six-point plays may be few and far between this week.
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