Rivers, Gordon bring big numbers for fantasy football owners in week 12

Brett Creamer and Brett Creamer

With Fantasy Football playoffs approaching, we’ll take a look at some of the standout players of Week 12. Then, I’ll give you some advice on whom to start for Week 13 of the National Football League.

Playoff hopeful Phillip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers took on the one loss Kansas City Chiefs this past weekend in a high scoring shoot out.

Both teams were scoring at will, and it seemed that the team to have the ball last would win. With only 1:22 remaining on the clock and down by 4 points, Rivers led the Chargers 78 yards to the game winning drive.

Rivers threw for 392 yards and three touchdowns, leading the Chargers to their fifth victory of the season. The Chargers who have not made the playoffs since the 2009 season take on the Cincinnati Bengals this upcoming weekend.

Cleveland Browns’ Josh Gordon had a record breaking game, despite the Browns falling short to the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-11.

Gordon set a franchise record with 237 receiving yards and also had 14 receptions and one touchdown. With Gordon’s route running ability and quickness, he is starting to become a high profiled receiver around the league.

This past week Gordon went over the 100-yard mark for the fifth time this season. He will look to do that again when the Browns host the Jacksonville Jaguars this weekend.

Knowshon Moreno rushed for a career high 224 yards against the New England Patriots this past weekend. Moreno, who has nine touchdowns this year and is averaging 4.4 yards per carry, surprisingly, had yet to rush for 100 yards this season before Sunday night’s game.

Now, here are some players I recommend that you give a second glance before setting your starting lineups for this upcoming weekend. Raiders running back Rashad Jennings has 533 yards on just 109 carries and 2 touchdowns this season, and has been the Raiders number one back since Darren McFadden went down with an injury.

The next player to think about starting is Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon. The Bucs are riding a three-game winning streak, and Glennon has five touchdowns to just one interception during that streak. The last player who is making a name for himself is Rams rookie Tavon Austin. Austin is a playmaker with breakaway speed that can change the course of the game in a blink of an eye.