Philip Rivers, QB, Chargers: Fantasy Football Outlook

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Philip Rivers, QB, Chargers

Position/Rank ADP NFL Team Status Experience Age Height Weight
QB - #9 113.48 SD Active 12 years 34 6'5 228

2016 Outlook: Solid/Safe Pick

Last updated on Jul-27-2016 by Shawn Childs


For the first time in his career, Rivers attempted over 600 passes (661) due to a dismal running game and game score. He set a career incompletions (437) and passing yards (4792). His completion rate (66.1) remains in a strong area even with weakness at WR over the second half of 2015 due to injuries. His TD production (29) ranked above the league average while posting 30 or more TDs in four of his last eight years. In his career, Philip has a 92-68 record. Rivers had six games with 300+ yards passing plus a 400 and 500 yards game. He finished with five games with three passing TDs or more. His success in his completion is tied to a huge number of passes going to the RB position (135 completions for 1148 yards and six TDs on 172 targets - 78.5 percent completion rate). His cast of characters looks to be upgraded with Travis Benjamin and Hunter Henry added to the rotation. The Chargers offensive line will still have risk in run blocking, and Melvin Gordon has a lot to prove as a runner. I expect San Diego to throw a ton of passes leading to his 8th season with 4000+ passing yards and 30+ TDs. His game and opportunity is a step below the best QBs in the game, but Rivers should have matchup value as a QB2.

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2016 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
2016 FFToolbox Mock Draft #1
June 12th, 2016
11.05 Adam Ronis - With a healthy Keenan Allen, Travis Benjamin, Stevie Johnson, Antonio Gates and Danny Woodhead, Rivers is primed for a good season.
2016 FFToolbox Mock Draft #2
June 27th, 2016
12.07 Mastersball - Perry Van Hook - Undervalued each year Rivers always puts up his yards and touchdowns. Face it the Chargers have to throw to win or stay in most games and it is nice to have Keenan Allen and even an older Antonio Gates to grab a lot of those balls.
2016 FFToolbox Mock Draft #3
August 10th, 2016
10.09 Scout Fantasy - Corey Parson - A healthy Keenan Allen mixed in with the volume Rivers gets can lead to a top 5 fantasy quarterback in 2016.
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