It shows how deep the quarterback position has become in fantasy when a guy that threw for 4,792 yards and 29 touchdowns ranks 10th in the preseason rankings. Rivers was 11th last year and he should be a solid QB2 option with upside. The addition of WR Kelvin Benjamin and TE Hunter Henry give him some good weapons to work with this year.
Rivers played all of the 2015 season undermanned. His offensive line was in shambles all year, and he lost his best wide receiver in Week 8. For those first eight games, Rivers averaged 20.6 fantasy points. For the final eight games, he averaged just 14. Besides Allen and multiple offensive linemen, the Chargers also missed Stevie Johnson for the last five games of the season. We, of course, can't count on Rivers' team staying healthy, but that's the goal and what we have to base our projections on. And he added a nice receiver in Travis Benjamin, which I think puts him into the TOp-10 this year. I will have a lot of him on my teams.