Rivers was 20-for-25 for 231 yards against the Iggles with 2 TD and 0 INT. He's sixth in the league with 2,476 yards, having only logged under 230 yards once. He is certainly an advisable No. 1 fantasy QB against a Broncos' pass defense that is sixth in the league, but has been victimized the last few weeks. Rivers threw for 274 yards with one touchdown against them Week 6.
LT had his best game of the year against the Eagles. He went for 96 yards and 2 TD, his second multi-TD game in three weeks. Perhaps most important, Tomlinson looked like he regained the old LT explosiveness. This is good sign for his owners who still rely on him as a No. 2 fantasy RB against the Broncos 12th-ranked rush defense.
'Buttered' Sproles had minimal impact against the Eagles. He had 2 carries for 14 yards and 4 catches for 31 yards. While he is a danger to take it to the house every time he touches the ball, he's at best than a low-end No. 3 fantasy RB because he just doesn't get the touches to merit being ranked higher.
Jackson had his worst game of the season against Philly, catching just 1 ball for 10 yards and ending his TD streak at four games. The week before, he had 2 TD. He's a top fantasy option, the fifth-ranked WR in the NFL with 732 yards and tied for third with 7 TDs. He's still a No. 1 WR against the Broncos' sixth-ranked pass defense (or any other).
'Pink' Floyd caught 3 passes for 45 yards against the Giants. He only has 16 catches on the year and minimal (if any) fantasy value, despite being their No. 2 WR and the fact that they released Chris Chambers.
Gates had 7 catches for 78 yards against the Eagles, and was targeted a team-high 8 times. Look for Gates to break his five-game scoreless streak against the Broncos. He is a must-start fantasy option against Denver and ranks among TEs with 668 yards and 49 catches.
Kaeding went 1-for-1 at home against the Eagles. He's 16-for-18 on the year, ranking fourth in the NFL in makes and fifth in attempts. He's a recommended starter against Denver, having gone 3-for-4 against them in Week 6.
The San Diegoans ... San Diegans ... Chargers' D has been average all year (20th PPG, 14th YPG) and took a step backwards after three good games by being picked apart by Donovan McNabb to the tune of 450 passing yards. In Week 6, Denver scored 34 points against them. Even though this Broncos team is different, they're a No. 2 option.
Orton was great in the first half against the Skins (11-for-18, 193 yards, 2 TD) before succumbing to an ankle injury. He was largely ineffective over the past two weeks in a 28-10 pasting at the hands of the Steelers and a 30-7 loss at Baltimore. He was just 20-for-29 for 229 yards with 2 TDs against the Chargers in Week 6. Monitor his injury situation, but if he is healthy, he's a high-end No. 2 fantasy QB.
Moreno carried 18 times for 97 yards against the Skins with Buck Buck only getting two carries and fumbling behind him. He's a No. 2 option here against the 23rd-ranked Chargers' run D (which, of course, Andy Reid decided not to run against).
Royal's been a major disappointment after an excellent 91-catch rookie campaign. His 2 catches for 21 yards against the ‘Skins were pretty much par for the course. He is a low-end No. 3 option and an inadvisable start.
Marshall enjoyed his best game of the year against the ‘Skins. He had 5 catches for 134 yards and 2 TD, his second consecutive foray over the century mark. He's a great talent and seems to have developed a connection with Orton. He's a No. 1 fantasy WR with tremendous upside if Orton plays, a No. 2 with Simms ... though he should probably start every week regardless of who's under center.
Scheffler caught 4 balls for 29 yards against the Skins. Like Eddie Royal, Scheff 'de Cuisine' has had major issues connecting with Orton after an excellent '08 campaign. Scheff is a second-tier TE option at best, with just 22 catches for 258 yards on the year.
Prater is 14-for-18 on the year after going 1-for-1 against Washington. He's a good fantasy option, despite only kicking 2 FG in the past 3 weeks. A strong-legged kicker who'll get a ton of opportunities.
After two disappointing outings against the Ravens and Steelers, the Broncos' D gave up 27 points and 388 yards to a Washington team that was teetering on the precipice of oblivion. Ouch. Recommendation to avoid.