San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers has had another strong season thus far. He's completed 325 of 462 passes for 3,882 yards with 26 touchdowns and nine interceptions. He boasts a completion percentage of 70.3 and has led San Diego to the No. 4 passing offense in the NFL, at 288.7 passing yards per game on average.
On Thursday, Rivers and the Chargers will take on the AFC West rival Denver Broncos for the second time this season. The first time these two teams met, Rivers didn't have a terrible game, but it was still one of his lowest passing totals of the season. In that game, Rivers completed 19 of 29 passes for 218 yards and a touchdown.
The lack of interceptions is definitely a good sign, but San Diego lost that one, 28-20. The question now is whether or not Rivers is a solid fantasy option in Week 15, despite the Chargers being out of the playoff race (for all intents and purposes).
Fantasy Sit/Start: Rivers has been a must-start all season, but given his iffy performance against the Broncos the last time out, it's worth asking whether or not he'll be effective this week. It stands to reason the Chargers want to get out to an early lead though, and Rivers should be throwing early and often to attack the Denver secondary. Rivers is, as usual, a must-start and could be in line for a very solid fantasy outing for those of you who are still playing meaningful matchups.