by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer (9/29/14) The Chargers DST was a popular pickup heading into Week 4 if only because of its matchup against the Jaguars, who have allowed the most Fantasy points to DSTs this season. It made good on it, limiting the visiting team to 14 points on 319 yards.
The Chargers recorded three sacks and two interceptions, their first two of the season. They also recovered a fumble. They have yet to allow more than 21 points in a game this season, giving up an average of 15.8, but their shortage of big plays have kept them from having an elite Fantasy defense.
Still, you'll want to hold on to the Chargers DST for at least the next two weeks with the Jets and Raiders coming up.
Steelers, Dolphins, Chargers top streaming options in Week 4
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (9/23/14) In his Week 4 waiver-wire column, Jamey Eisenberg tabs the Steelers, Dolphins and Chargers DST units as the best streaming options for Week 4.
The Steelers have a date with the Buccaneers coming up in Week 4, and that has been a good thing for other defenses this season. Opposing DST units are averaging 18.3 Fantasy points per game against the Bucs, including two games above 15 points.
The Dolphins travel to London to face the Raiders, who have yet to top 14 points on offense this season. Opposing DST units have scored 12 Fantasy points in each game against Oakland.
The Chargers are coming off a strong performance, as they racked up 13 Fantasy points against the Bills, on the strength of three sacks and a safety. They get the Jaguars in Week 4, who have allowed opposing defenses to rack up at least 15 Fantasy points in each game, for an average of 19.0.
Chargers defense healthy for Week 3
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (9/21/14) Chargers defensive backs Brandon Flowers (groin) and Jahleel Addae (hamstring), along with defensive lineman Corey Liuget (ankle) are active and in uniform for Week 3 against the Bills.
Chargers DST turns in average performance Week 2
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (9/14/14) The Chargers DST turned in a decent performance Week 2 against the Seahawks.
San Diego was pretty fresh throughout the game, as Seattle's offense had the ball just 17:45 minutes. Despite the lack of possession, Seattle was still able to put 21 points on the board. The Chargers defensive line actually did a decent job creating pressure, but only came up with two sacks against Russell Wilson. Wilson was under pressure more often, but was able to use his legs to escape a number of times. The team forced two fumbles, recovering one.
The Chargers will take on the Bills Week 3.
Chargers list six from defense on injury report
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (9/12/14) The Chargers have six players from the defensive side of the ball on the injury report for Week 2 against the Seahawks, with two players already ruled out.
Defensive backs Chris Davis (ankle) and Jahleel Addae (hamstring) will both miss Sunday's game, after being forced to miss the entire week in practice.
The Chargers DST is not a great Fantasy option heading into this season. The unit was No. 29 in Fantasy points in a standard league last year with only 35 sacks, 11 interceptions, six fumble recoveries and one defensive touchdown. We don't expect the Chargers to improve dramatically enough to move into the Top 12 or even the Top 15 even after using their first two picks in the NFL Draft on cornerback Jason Verrett and linebacker Jeremiah Attaochu. They are not worth drafting in the majority of leagues, and they should only be considered a bye-week replacement during the year unless they got off to a hot start.