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 - #17 103.88 SD Active 11 years 33 6'5 228

2015 Outlook: Solid/Safe Pick

Last updated on Jun-18-2015 by Shawn Childs

Rivers has a 88-56 record in his career. He is a very good NFL QB who makes the talent around him better. Last year he attempted the second-most passes (570) in his career. His lack of pass protection over the last five years has led to an average of 36.6 sacks per year. The increased pressure and no running game led to too many errors in the passing game (18 INTs). Philip has thrown 30 TDs or more in four of his last seven years. In 2014, he had four 300-yard passing games and seven games with three TDs or more. The Chargers would much rather run a ball-control offense to keep their defense off the field. With growth in the running game, Phillip will be an upside game manager which makeS him a tough start from week-to-week in the Fantasy market. If game score dictates, Rivers is more than capable of delivering impact games. His receiving corps isn't elite with Gates another step closer to the end of his career. Philip will be a borderline top-12 QB with 4,000 or more yards and 28 or more TDs.

San Diego Chargers QB Phillip Rivers & Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning

Latest Update

Aug-03-15 Chargers QB Philip Rivers has unofficial deadline of August 13 to get a new deal done

Philip Rivers is heading into his contract year with the Chargers. While he has insisted that he wants to retire with the Chargers, there has been a lot of talk that Rivers will leave if the team moves to Los Angeles. This will be Rivers' 12th season in San Diego. Sources believe that if the two sides do not agree to a new deal by August 13, it will not get done this year. August 13 is significant because that's when the Chargers play their first preseason game against the Cowboys.

Fantasy Analysis:

Rivers has said nothing except that he wants to remain with the Chargers, while sources surrounding the team insist he wants out. If Rivers does not get a deal done this summer it does not necessarily mean Rivers is leaving town. He could always re-up next offseason or even be slapped with a franchise tag if worse comes to worst. Rivers currently comes at a very solid value. He is being drafted as the QB14. There is a very strong possibility he outperforms his current ADP.

FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors

8/3 - Chargers QB Philip Rivers has unofficial deadline of August 13 to get a new deal done
7/20 - Chargers WR Stevie Johnson to be used 'in a variety of ways'
7/19 - Chargers QB Philip Rivers is not desperate to get a deal done
7/9 - Chargers TE Ladarius Green 'seems faster than he’s ever been'

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2014 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 14
July 14, 2014
12.09 Fantasy Taz - Rivers was a Top-5 QB in 2013 once he got some decent play from his offensive line. If the O-line continues with it's strong play Rivers will finish as a Top-12 QB easily and is a great addition at the end of the 12th.
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