This article is part of our Showdown/Single Game DFS Breakdown series.
For the first time since Week 3's Titans vs. Jaguars clash, we are presented with two teams on a Thursday that have failed to win more games than they've lost, with the 4-5 Chargers traveling to face the 4-4 Raiders. A battle of two California teams for now, the Chargers are rumored to be looking into a permanent move to London, while the Raiders' new stadium in Las Vegas is on track to be ready for the 2020 season. Absolutely none of the relocation stuff has to do with Thursday night's game, so let's just focus on the fact that the Raiders are 1.5-point home underdogs in a game with a solid 49.5-point total. After losing five of their first seven games, the Chargers come in off back-to-back wins at Chicago and home against the Packers, while the Raiders ended a two-game losing streak last week by beating the Lions in their first home game since Week 2 (their Week 5 "home" game against the Bears was in London). Despite some struggles early in the season, the Raiders have scored at least 21 points in five straight games while the Chargers have been the opposite, failing to reach that many in four of their last five.
Philip Rivers ($10,000 DK, $14,000 FD) is the NFL's leader in passing yards, aided by the fact the Chargers haven't had a bye yet, but only Tom Brady has completed more passes and Brady and Andy Dalton are the only ones who have