Philip Rivers has mediocre fantasy day

Stephen Dunn

The Chargers quarterback only threw for one touchdown, but never turned the ball over. We break down the fantasy implications.

San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers appears to have left his turnover issues in 2012, as he had his second straight game without an interception Sunday, leading the Chargers to a 24-6 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Outside of a two-touchdown, three-interception games against Oakland in Week 5, Rivers has 13 touchdowns and only two interceptions on the season.

Rivers threw for 285 yards Sunday on 22-of-26 passing, with one touchdown pass. He added four rushing yards on two carries, and managed a season-best 125.2 passer rating.

Fantasy impact: It's interesting that this appears to be a completely different Philip Rivers than fantasy owners had to tolerate the last couple seasons. With 15 points on Sunday, Rivers has double-digit fantasy points in all seven games this season, something only a handful of quarterbacks can say.

The Chargers have their bye next week, but come out of that with back-to-back games against Washington and Denver, two defenses that should definitely allow points to a quarterback. Rivers is a must-start in Weeks 9 and 10.

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