Philip Rivers is Once Again a Relative Fantasy Football QB

Don’t look now, but the San Diego Chargers‘ offense is once again relevant in the world of fantasy football. Through two games in 2013, Philip Rivers has 614 yards and seven touchdowns, which means he’s no longer just a fantasy backup at best. The best part? He’s not the only one in San Diego who deserves a starting spot in more fantasy lineups across the Web.

Of Rivers’ seven scores tossed this year, five of them have gone to Eddie Royal. Yeah, you remember the quiet receiver who bounced from Denver to San Diego after an awesome rookie year and then not much after that? Well, Royal has caught on with his second AFC West team and already has more touchdowns this season than any other in his five-year career.

After a dude outing in Week 1, Antonio Gates also had a vintage performance in Week 2, hauling in eight passes for 124 yards. He didn’t get any scores because of Royal hogging all the balls in the end zone, but Gates is definitely garnering the attention of fantasy owners again now.

We know that you all want to know about the Chargers’ running backs, but don’t get excited. Ryan Mathews has been below average in two games and Ronnie Brown hasn’t done anything either despite all the bizarre chatter about him in Week 1. Best fantasy advice about San Diego? Get Rivers and Royal if they’re available, but don’t give up the farm to trade for Gates just yet.


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