Philip Rivers
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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 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:

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, 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:

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.

Fantasy Football Maniax | Sep 2nd
Arizona was impossible to move the ball against on the ground last year, Rivers is going to have to throw the ball against a Cardinals D that was only 21st against fantasy quarterbacks last year.
Breaking Football | Sep 2nd
AZ has Patrick Peterson but will be without Daryl Washington, Darnell Dockett and possibly Tyrann Mathieu. All good news for Rivers and the Bolts.
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 […]
FantasySharks | Jul 29th
Coaching is one of the biggest aspects that often tends to get overlooked prior to your fantasy football draft. Last year, Philip Rivers had an excellent season with Ken Whisenhunt as the offensive coordinator. Now that Whisenhunt is gone, Rivers will most likely see his numbers decrease, and as a result, be overdrafted in fantasy leagues.