Philip Rivers
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By Jeffrey DelGuidice, Chargers Correspondent, Sun, Nov 23rd 7:31pm EST

Philip Rivers completed 29-of-35 passes for 291 yards with one touchdown and one interception in Sundays Week 12 win at home vs the Rams.

Fantasy Impact: Rivers had a good day completing 82 percent of his passes but was also picked off in the end zone for a 99 yard touchdown. His only touchdown came in the 4th quarter on a 29 yard pass to Keenan Allen. Rivers rib injury that made news during the week did not seem to be an issue during the game.

By Richie Smith, Chargers Correspondent, Fri, Nov 21st 2:57pm EST

Phillip Rivers practiced in full on Friday; good to go for Sunday (Source: @UTgehlken)

Fantasy Impact: There was some speculation that Rivers was dealing with some chest/rib soreness earlier in the week, however he seems to be fine and is on track to play Sunday against the Rams. Rivers has cooled off after a hot start to the season, but he still remains a low-end QB1 in most leagues.

By Jeffrey DelGuidice, Chargers Correspondent, Wed, Nov 19th 5:23pm EST

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers was listed with a chest injury on the Chargers injury report Wednesday but was a full participant in practice. Rivers stated: " There is nothing going on that's hindering me in any way. It's part of playing the position. I'll be fresh and ready to go Sunday." (Source: @Chargers on twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Rivers has always been one of the games toughest QB's but it's going to be hard for fantasy owners to trust him this week. It's possible Rivers is playing hurt and he does not have a favorable matchup vs St. Louis who just held the Broncos to 7 points and seems to have their pass rush going again.

By Jeffrey DelGuidice, Chargers Correspondent, Tue, Nov 18th 9:02pm EST

When talking about Philip Rivers after Sundays win over the Raiders, Chargers tight end Antonio Gates said that," For those who don't know, he's been playing with a rib injury, a very severe rib injury, so he's been toughing it out the last three or four weeks." (Source: Michael Gehlken)

Fantasy Impact: While Gates later backtracked on his comments and Chargers coach Mike McCoy and Rivers himself have downplayed the injury, we have to wonder if this rib injury is a factor in Rivers performance the last few games. After performing as one of the top fantasy QB's over the first half of the season, Rivers has turned in a couple of poor outings. Rivers claims to be fine and we expect him to play but for fantasy owners this should be something to keep an eye on during the practice week.

By Steven Miller, Chargers Correspondent, Sun, Nov 16th 11:56pm EST

Rivers went 22 for 34 for 193 yards and 1 touchdown and no interceptions. Nothing flashy for Rivers, but a grind out win for his team.

Fantasy Impact: Fantasy owners relying on a huge day from Rivers were very disappointed. Next up for Rivers and the offense is hosting the dominating St. Louis Ram defense- the team that shut down Peyton Manning and the Broncos in Week 11.

By Steven Miller, Chargers Correspondent, Mon, Nov 3rd 12:12am EST

QB Philip Rivers had a rotten day in Miami facing a tough Dolphin defense. Before leaving with a mild hand injury late in the game, Rivers had completed only 12 of 23 passes for 138 yards and no touchdowns. Rivers had 3 interceptions and 1 fumble loss in the shutout loss. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Fantasy owners relying on Rivers during Week 9 were majorly disappointed scoring negative points in many formats. The hand injury is no cause for concern. Coach McCoy pulled Rivers at the time of the injury since the game was out of hand. Rivers should be good to go in Week 12 after the upcoming bye week.

By Steven Miller, Chargers Correspondent, Sat, Oct 25th 10:57am EDT

QB Philip Rivers didn't play as well as he normally has this season in a 35-21 San Diego loss to Denver Thursday night. Rivers completed 30 of 41 passes for 252 yards and had 3 touchdowns. However, Rivers tossed 2 interceptions as well.

Fantasy Impact: Fantasy owners still got some production from Rivers with the 3 TDs, but the interceptions and lack of yards detracted from the night. Next up for San Diego in Week 9 is an early game in Miami on Sunday. The extra time off will help the Chargers get ready for the battle three time zones away.

By Steven Miller, Chargers Correspondent, Sun, Oct 19th 9:37pm EDT

QB Philip Rivers had a mediocre day against the Kansas City Chiefs defense at home completing 17 of 31 passes for 205 yards. He tossed 2 TDs and had an interception. His passer rating was 83.4 ending a 5 game streak of having a rating 120 or higher.

Fantasy Impact: Fantasy owners who relied heavily on Rivers' production were disappointed in Week 7. However, Rivers didn't have as bad as day as other QBs on the day.

By Steven Miller, Chargers Correspondent, Wed, Oct 15th 10:05pm EDT

San Diego QB Philip Rivers had another solid performance Sunday against Oakland completing 22 out of 34 passes for 313 yards and 3 TDs.

Fantasy Impact: Rivers has been one of the most consistent QBs this year in fantasyland. Next up for the Chargers is a tougher home match-up against a stingy Kansas City Chiefs defense. However, Rivers is a must start for fantasy owners.

By Eric Zakrevsky, Chargers Correspondent, Mon, Oct 6th 10:56am EDT

Philip Rivers had himself another nice week throwing for 288 yards with 3 TDs. Rivers did this while using eight different targets throughout the game.

Fantasy Impact: Through five weeks Rivers is sitting at 4th in passing yards and tied for 2nd in TD passes. Going forward you should consider Rivers as a viable QB1 unless something changes with the San Diego offense.

By Steven Miller, Chargers Correspondent, Mon, Sep 29th 11:47pm EDT

Philip Rivers had a monster game Sunday afternoon against a porous Jacksonville defense completing 29 out of 39 passes for 377 yards and 3 touchdowns and no interceptions.

Fantasy Impact: Fantasy owners who started Rivers were rewarded nicely with a great performance. Rivers is by far the best fantasy player on the Chargers at the moment and can be considered an elite fantasy QB. This upcoming week the lowly New York Jets come into town for a visit. Expect more of the same from Rivers.

By Steven Miller, Chargers Correspondent, Thu, Sep 25th 12:33am EDT

After a decent performance on the road against Buffalo (256 yards and 2 TDs), QB Philip Rivers will be at home in Week 4 against the winless Jacksonville Jaguars.

Fantasy Impact: Rivers is having a strong start to the fantasy season and Week 4 could catapult him into the upper tier of QBs if he takes advantage of a weak Jaguar defense.

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, Tue, Sep 9th 10:14pm EDT

Philip Rivers put up okay numbers Monday night against the Cardinals. Rivers was 21 for 36 for 238 yards and one TD toss to Malcom Floyd. He also threw one interception.

Fantasy Impact: Week 2 doesn't get any easier as the Chargers host the defending Super Bowl champion Seahawks and their vintage defense. It would be wise to go with another QB option for this match-up.

By Steven Miller, Chargers Correspondent, Thu, Sep 4th 8:26pm EDT

Philip Rivers is projected (by Fantasy Pros) to throw for 273 yards and a touchdown Monday night against a tough Arizona Cardinal defense. (Source: Fantasy Pros)

Fantasy Impact: Rivers is ranked in the middle for QBs this week projected to score 16 points.

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.

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Owners seem hesitant to put their faith in Philip Rivers, but he's been delivering. Our Jamey Eisenberg likes his chances of keeping it going and explains why in his Start 'Em and Sit 'Em.