Philip Rivers, QB, Chargers
|QB - #12||37.00||SD||Probable||12 years||33||6'5||228|
2014 Outlook: Solid/Safe PickLast updated on Jul-14-2014 by Jeb Gorham
Philip Rivers was last season's Comeback Player of the Year as named by the Associated Press. His turnaround was assisted by new head coach Mike McCoy and the pair should fare well into the future. Rivers is a reliable option who rebounded statistically after what appeared to be a gradual decline. In 2013, he threw for nearly 4,500 yards with 32 TDs and 11 INTs. This year Rivers will be counting on second-year standout Keenan Allen, a tentatively healthy Malcom Floyd, tight ends Ladarius Green and Antonio Gates, as well as some additional support from a great backfield. Rivers has the potential to surprise fantasy owners once again.
Editor's note: Rivers has passed for at least 4,000 yards in five of his last six seasons. For those owners opting to wait for a quarterback, Rivers is certainly one to target. According to our data, Rivers is the 15th QB off the board with an ADP of 125.55. This really illustrates the depth of the quarterback position. Considering Rivers could be drafted as a backup, there should be no pressing need to reach at the position in 10- or 12-team leagues.
Despite rumors swirling about a rift between the Chargers and Philip Rivers, he is present at offseason workouts. Rivers was expected to show, however, everything is kind of up in the air in San Diego right now. Rivers has expressed his displeasure with the team moving to Los Angeles and trade rumors have since swirled. As of now it's business as usual.Fantasy Analysis:
It's not a particularly meaningful that Rivers is there but it would have been an awful sign if he wasn't. I do not expect him to be traded but he very well could be. Assuming he stays in San Diego, he now has Stevie Johnson and Jacoby Jones in his arsenal.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors4/24 - Chargers QB Philip Rivers attends offseason workouts
4/24 - LaDanian Tomlinson does not believe QB Philip Rivers will be with the Chargers next season
2014 Mock Draft Results
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|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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