Philip Rivers completed 29-of-43 passes for exactly 300 yards and four touchdowns in Sunday's 31-25 win over the Jaguars, adding nine rushing yards on five carries.
The injury-riddled San Diego Chargers continues to lean on Rivers for the majority of their offense, as he's averaging over 42 passing attempts per game this season. Rivers has responded by posting over 300 yards per game, but his four touchdowns in this one actually marked a season high. The veteran needed a good showing after throwing just one touchdown pass in his last two starts combined, but he runs a major risk of suffering a drop-off in performance against Denver's ferocious defense next week.
Ladarius Green (ankle) caught the only pass thrown his way for 19 yards Sunday in Jacksonville.
Green tends to take a back seat to Antonio Gates when the veteran tight end is healthy, and that was once again the case in this one, as Green managed just a single target compared to the six looks that Gates received.
Melvin Gordon rushed 14 times for 60 yards and caught all five of his targets for 20 more yards in Sunday's 35-31 win over the Jaguars.
Gordon has received between 12 and 16 carries in seven of San Diego's first 11 contests, so it was hardly surprising to see his workload fall right in the middle of that range in this game. The 2015 first-rounder was highly touted coming out of Wisconsin, making it rather bizarre that he still hasn't found the end zone this season despite receiving consistent playing time.
Steve Johnson led the San Diego Chargers with seven receptions on 10 targets for 92 yards and a touchdown Sunday in Jacksonville.
Johnson has really flourished in the absence of Keenan Allen (kidney), as he now has 21 receptions for 214 yards over the past three weeks. The veteran receiver should continue to get plenty of looks from quarterback Philip Rivers moving forward, but he may find it difficult to replicate his recent success next week against a stingy Broncos secondary.
Antonio Gates caught four of his six targets for 53 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 31-25 win over the Jaguars.
Gates recorded the 21st multi-touchdown effort of his illustrious career, and now has four scores in 2015. He has clearly lost a step at age 35, but the veteran tight end has still topped four catches and 50 yards in all but one of the contests for which he's suited up this season. The oft-injured Gates is still a fantasy asset as long as he can stay on the field.