Justin K. Aller
Philip Rivers went 21-for-41 passing for 200 yards and three touchdowns during the Chargers' win over the Steelers on Sunday. We break down the fantasy implications.
Philip Rivers went 21-for-41 passing for 200 yards and three touchdowns during the San Diego Chargers' win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. Rivers hit just five different receivers on the day, finding Danario Alexander for two touchdowns.
Sunday's game was Rivers' third this season with three touchdown passes. He now has 18 touchdown passes to 13 interceptions on the season.
Fantasy Impact: Rivers is having trouble putting up the big passing numbers that fantasy owners had been accustomed to in past seasons. He has found a favorite target, however. Alexander has looked like a bona-fide No. 1 wide receiver in recent weeks, boosting Rivers' fantasy value and helping out the Chargers' offense immensely.
With the Carolina Panthers, New York Jets and Oakland Raiders on tap to close out the regular season, Rivers could have a few more big fantasy outings left in the tank. Keep him in mind among your starting options going forward.