Philip Rivers
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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.

The New York Times | Aug 21st
SD went run-first the final 6 games of 2013 as his average attempts dropped from 35 to 25.
Fantasy Team Advice | Aug 21st
Rivers enjoyed a bounceback 2013 courtesy of Mike McCoy. Expect similar numbers this season as the Chargers return the majority of their key players from a year ago
The Football Girl | Aug 21st
Has thrown for 4,000+ yards in 5 of last 6 years with solid TD totals.
Legion Report | Aug 21st
Rivers was named the 2013 Comeback Player of the Year last season as he shocked the world in the process. An area of concern for future Rivers owners is that HC – Mike McCoy transitioned the offense from a quick-hitting passing attack to a more heavy run offense, as Rivers only threw for 30+ Passing Attempts only once in the final six games of the season. Even though Rivers finished as a top-line fantasy quarterback in 2013, we feel that there are 13 other trustworthy options out there to roll with who can lead you to a championship.
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru | Aug 20th
People are still thinking about 2012, but last year he did put up over 4,000 yards and over 30 TDs. You have to love those numbers from a fantasy perspective.
Breaking Football | Aug 20th
Rivers revived his career in a new system last year. Expect more of the same from him in 2014.
FFLockerRoom | Aug 20th
Rivers has bounced back and once again become one of the better quarterbacks in the NFL. He is a pretty competent fantasy football gunslinger as well.
Fantasy Football Maniax | Aug 19th
Rivers had a bounce back year in 2013, but toward the end of the season, the Chargers turned into a run oriented team that did not pass as much. I think Rivers has a strong year in 2014, but I think a run oriented offense will keep him at the back of the Top 10. The Chargers clearly intend to be a running team with the addition of RB Donald Brown to an already crowded backfield.
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?