By Steven Miller, Chargers Correspondent, Sun, Sep 14th 9:58pm EDT
QB Philip Rivers played extremely well Sunday afternoon against the Seahawks. Rivers completed 28 out of 37 passes for 284 yards along with 3 touchdowns and no interceptions.
Fantasy Impact: Rivers spread the ball around to keep the Seahawk defense off balance for most of the game. He zeroed in on TE Antonio Gates for all of his touchdowns and is looking like the fantasy stud like he did last year. Next up is a long road trip to Buffalo to face the upstart 2-0 Bills.
By Steven Miller, Chargers Correspondent, Mon, Aug 25th 1:32am EDT
Philip Rivers had a solid performance Sunday afternoon against the San Francisco 49ers completing 9 of 10 passes for 85 yards and 1 touchdown. The touchdown pass was to TE Antonio Gates. Typically the third preseason game is the contest in which starters play the most in order to get ready for the regular season opener.
Fantasy Impact: Rivers looked really good spreading the ball around while making his progressions. It appears he is ready to take the offense to a similar level as he did last year. Currently Rivers is ranked in the middle of the starting QBs and could be a nice pick up at the end of your draft to supplement the position.
By Steven Miller, Chargers Correspondent, Sat, Aug 16th 1:26am EDT
Philip Rivers played only one series against the Seattle Seahawks. Rivers was 2-4 for 20 yards against the stingy first team defense as the Chargers lost to Seattle 41-14
Fantasy Impact: One series doesn't really tell too much. Rivers' two completions were short passes to Donald Brown and to Malcom Floyd. Typically the third preseason game is where the starters play a little more. San Diego will have another tough match-up at San Francisco next Sunday afternoon.
By Steven Miller, Chargers Correspondent, Wed, Aug 6th 12:02am EDT
Chris Wesseling of NFL.com reported that new OC Frank Reich told Don Pompei, of Sports on Earth that Philip Rivers is one of the smartest players in the league. Rivers studies a lot of game film each week during the season to get ready for opposing defensive schemes. (Source: NFL.com
Fantasy Impact: With the faster paced offense Reich is planning on using, Rivers' head smarts and game prep will help him adapt to the faster pace. With the numerous weapons on the offense, Rivers could be a nice sleeper play again this year.
By Steven Miller, Chargers Correspondent, Thu, Jul 31st 5:56pm EDT
According to Hayley Elwood of Chargers.com, QB Philip Rivers noted how unselfish the skilled position players are this year, even more so than usual. In the article, Rivers also stated that new OC Frank Reich has transitioned nicely working the offensive group. (Source: Chargers.com
Fantasy Impact: Rivers could be the recipient of being able to utilize all of his weapons this year. Last year was Rivers' comeback year and would-be fantasy owners hope the trend continues. He can be picked up in the later rounds as part of a QB committee with an ADP around 100.
By Eric Zakrevsky, Chargers Correspondent, Fri, Jul 25th 12:04pm EDT
According to Eric Williams of ESPN, Rivers liked the tempo the offense played at practice on Thursday.
Rivers said "we really practiced fast," players this year understand what to expect under McCoy in his second year. (Source: ESPN)
Fantasy Impact: With the Chargers offense looking like they are more in sync this year, what should we expect from Philip Rivers? After finishing the Season with the 5th most passing yards and 4th most TD passes you'd expect him to be ranked as a top 10 QB.
But Rivers is the 15th QB going off draft boards in most leagues so far this year and could be a steal if you missed out on the first few tiers of QB's and one of the better options at QB2.
Yahoo! Sports | Sep 15th
If you started Philip Rivers in fantasy this week, it was almost certainly an act of pure desperation. Or gross negligence — perhaps you forgot to make lineup changes. Rivers and the Chargers were facing the league's unrivaled top defense. As a general rule, fantasy owners avoid the Seattle D like a radioactive spill. Entering Sunday's action, the Seahawks had not allowed a 200-yard passer i...
ESPN | Sep 8th
Matthew Berry discusses Philip Rivers' value for Monday night.
RotoBaller | Aug 26th
BALLER MOVE: Target as your QB1 (Current ADP: QB 15) ANALYSIS: When you hear the stories from so called experts talking about how they never draft a quarterback early, it all boils down to who you can trust in the later rounds of fantasy football drafts. When playing in leagues of 12 teams or less, unless […]