Originally posted on Midwest Sports Fans  |  Last updated 10/2/13
It’s the first week of the season that four teams will be on a bye  - Minnesota, Pittsburgh, St. Louis and Tampa Bay – but there are few players that are universally started across those four squads. Regardless, here’s a look at who you might want to tinker with within your lineup. QUARTERBACK Philip Rivers has a 11-3 career record against the Oakland Raiders. Photo credit: Getty Images Start ‘em: Philip Rivers, San Diego Chargers Philip Rivers has two 400-yard passing games this season, which not-so-coincidentally match up with the Chargers’ two wins. San Diego is on the road in Oakland this Sunday night, but it’s a place that Rivers has succeeded over the past four seasons. Since 2009, Rivers has completed 68.6 percent of his passes for an average of 306 yards per contest against the Raiders. Not many high-quality quarterbacks are on byes this week (really only RG3), so you may not be in the market for a passer. If you are, look no farther than Rivers. Sit ‘em: Andrew Luck, Indianapolis
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