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 - #16 104.56 SD Active 11 years 33 6'5 228

2015 Outlook: Solid/Safe Pick

Last updated on Aug-20-2015 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

Oct-05-15 Chargers TE Antonio Gates is eligible to return from suspension Week 5

San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates is eligible to return from injury this week. He will be a huge addition to the Chargers' passing attack. Philip Rivers is excited to have his favorite target back. "We'll be excited to have him back in there," Rivers said. "He helps us on the field and in the locker room. We've certainly missed him. So it will be a plus. We're acquiring a Hall of Fame free agent here in about 24 hours."

Fantasy Analysis:

This is a massive addition for the Chargers. He immediately becomes a TE1 and increases Rivers' value. The only guy who really gets hurt is Ladarius Green. He will likely become a Fantasy afterthought or at the very least an inconsistent source of Fantasy points, much like he was in 2013. Gates is still a top option despite being 35 years old. The wait is over.

FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors

10/5 - Chargers TE Antonio Gates is eligible to return from suspension Week 5

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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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