The San Diego Charger’s Philip Rivers had another huge fantasy weekend as he threw for 233 yards and four touchdowns. He did, however, throw an interception. His main beneficiary from a fantasy perspective was Patrick Crayton, who took on an increased role in the passing game with tight end Antonio Gates out. Crayton caught three passes for 105 yards and a touchdown. It was his second-best yardage game on the season (117 against St. Louis), but the touchdown was his first of the season.
Was anyone feeling lucky enough this week to start Patrick Crayton?
Mike Tolbert, as expected, started in place of the injured Ryan Mathews at running back and gave fantasy owners what they needed. Tolbert ran for 111 yards and a touchdown and had two receptions for 42 yards. He put up a cool 21 fantasy points.
Denver Broncos quarterback Kyle Orton couldn’t quite repeat his four-touchdown performance from last week. This time around he threw for only one touchdown and put the ball in the hands of the Chargers once. Wide receiver Brandon Lloyd had 78 receiving yards and one touchdown, but it was Knowshon Moreno who had a decent all-around game. He had one rushing touchdown, 58 yards on the ground and 62 in the air. That was good for 17 fantasy points.