Originally written on The Fantasy Fix  |  Last updated 11/19/14

ST. LOUIS, MO - SEPTEMBER 27: Laurent Robinson #11 of the St. Louis Rams catches a pass against the Green Bay Packers at the Edward Jones Dome on September 27, 2009 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
Laurent Robinson (credits below) QB Start: Philip Rivers (San Diego Chargers, Week 12: Denver) QB Sit: Matt Ryan (Atlanta Falcons, Week 12: Minnesota) This is less of a statement that you should sit Ryan and more of a statement that it seems odd that most have Ryan ranked above Rivers this week when the matchup is equal (they face the two most fantasy-friendly-to QB defenses in the league this week).  Rivers is capable of being a top five QB, and Ryan is squarely in the tier just below the elite quarterbacks and the tier just above risky plays like Flacco, Schaub, and Eli. The only reason Ryan is in the same sentence as Rivers this year is because Rivers has had bad luck with the turnovers.  Interception rate is hardly a constant for QBs and not as within their control as you might think.  Rivers’ 4.4% INT% is well above the average of 3% or so.  He’ll start regressing to the mean at some point. There seem to be 11 start-worthy QBs this week (Rodgers, Newton, Stafford, Brees,...
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