Originally posted on The Fantasy Fix  |  Last updated 10/21/13
Photo Credit: Brian Bahr/Getty Images Fantasy owners and prognosticators who pronounced Philip Rivers “on the downside” are slapping themselves in the face vigorously with each passing gem. I speak from experience on this matter, as I crossed him off all lists from the get go. Oops. Through seven weeks, the 31-year old Rivers has been off the charts good and his list of early season accolades is long. Only the supremely outlandish proficiency of Peyton Manning is keeping him off the top line for MVP. 74% completions (tied-1st) | 83% pass accuracy (2nd) | 184 completions (1st) | 2,132 yards (2nd) | 15 touchdowns (tied-2nd) | 111.5 NFL QB Rating (2nd) With the above sublime statistics staring you in the face, it’s easy to forget just how mightily Rivers struggled in 2012, at least relative to the high standard he set between 2006 and 2011. His total passing productivity (3,606) plunged over 1,000 yards from 2011; his yard per attempt figure of 6.8 was the lowest of his career; his 26...
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