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Philip Rivers throws two touchdowns for fantasy owners in Week 15

Rivers didn't post lofty passing yards, but he didn't manage to score twice. We break down the fantasy implications.

Justin Edmonds

Philip Rivers completed threw for 166 yards and two touchdowns on 12-for-20 passing in Week 15 against the Denver Broncos. It was his lowest yardage total of 2013, as the Chargers relied on the ground game for most of the night.

Ryan Mathews posted his highest rushing total of the season, so Rivers didn't have to do much. He only attempted 20 passes in 39 minutes of possession. The Chargers' ultimate goal was to keep Peyton Manning off the field.

Fantasy impact: Owners would like to see more yards, but two touchdowns at least helps salvage the night. San Diego executed its gameplan perfectly by limiting the Broncos to 21 minutes of possession on offense.

Next week Rivers faces the Raiders' No. 23 ranked pass defense. Rivers posted 411 yards in his last outing against Oakland. Start him with confidence.

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