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.
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.
ESPN | Jun 24th
Philip Rivers had a resurgent 2013 season, but is he a sleeper or bust in 2014?