The Denver Broncos get crack No. 2 against an AFC West team with a battle against the San Diego Chargers on Sunday. Instead of the usual look at just the Denver Broncos, let's break down both teams for fantasy purposes. All points projections come from numberFire.com.
QB: Philip Rivers vs. Kyle Orton - This would appear to be the most obvious start/sit decision of the week. Rivers is a monster and could pick apart the Broncos' secondary, just as Aaron Rodgers did last week. Even if Champ Bailey is available this week, it'll still be a good day. Orton, on the other hand, shouldn't be starting. If he was for some reason, owners got burned by his three interceptions against the Packers. START Rivers (18.39 points), SIT Orton (12.99 points)
RB: Mike Tolbert, Ryan Mathews vs. Willis McGahee, Knowshon Moreno - Mathews is dealing with a foot issue, but he still totaled 149 total yards of offense. Tolbert picked up a few red zone carries and did most of his damage through the air. Willis McGahee is the hot hand for the Broncos with a 100-plus yard performance while Knowshon Moreno received limited playing time on third downs. It'll be hard for him to meet projections. START Mathews (9.91 points), McGahee (8.92 points), Toss up for Tolbert (4.97 points), SIT Moreno (5.09)
WR: Vincent Jackson vs. Brandon Lloyd, Malcom Floyd vs. Eric Decker - Jackson is still dealing with an abdomen/leg injury, but he did put up 103 yards on three catches and a touchdown. Lloyd reemerged after a quiet start with over 130 receiving yards. START Jackson (9.79 points) and Lloyd (9.91 points)
Floyd continues to be injured, now with a shoulder issue as well as his groin. Decker picked up two more touchdown passes and should continue to be in line for more. SIT Floyd (5.97 points), START Decker (6.14 points)
TE: Randy McMichael vs. Daniel Fells - Antonio Gates is still out for a few weeks and Randy McMichael has not filled in adequately. Fells is also a non-factor. SIT McMichael, Fells