Philip Rivers Struggles For Fantasy Owners Against Falcons

Sep 22, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) is pressured by Atlanta Falcons linebacker Sean Weatherspoon (56) during the second quarter at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE

Philip Rivers did not do any favors for his owners in Week 3. We break down the fantasy implications.

The Chargers failed to produce any kind of success on offense against the Falcons in Week 3. Philip Rivers completed just 21 of 38 passes for 173 yards and two interceptions in San Diego's 27-3 blowout at home.

Fantasy Impact: Rivers was noticeably frustrated at times on the sidelines, something we've been accustomed to seeing out of him in the past. He wasn't in sync with his receivers at times, and killed any hint of momentum with ill-timed turnovers. After looking much improved in the first two weeks, he struggled against an Atlanta defense that appears to be revitalized with Mike Nolan calling the shots. Rivers will face easier opponents going forward, but it is concerning to see him perform this poorly so early in 2012.

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