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Fantasy Points 
    
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Avg Projection245.9230.0-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Philip Rivers
QB - IND
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at BAL at JAC
Week 2 vs. CIN vs. MIN
Week 3 vs. WAS vs. NYJ
Week 4 at DAL at CHI
Week 5 vs. IND at CLE
Week 6 at PIT vs. CIN
Week 7 at CINBYE WEEK
Week 8 vs. LV at DET
Week 9BYE WEEK vs. BAL
Week 10 vs. HOU at TEN
Week 11 vs. PHI vs. GB
Week 12 at JAC vs. TEN
Week 13 at TEN at HOU
Week 14 vs. BAL at LV
Week 15 at NYG vs. HOU
Week 16 at NYJ at PIT
Week 17 vs. PIT vs. JAC
Player Projections Comparison
 
Philip Rivers
QB - IND
Passing
   
Pass Att510.6527.1
Pass Cmp316.4336.7
Pass Yards3,838.63,928.7
Pass TDs25.425.3
Ints14.513.7
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts31.813.9
Rush Yards148.822.8
Rush TDs1.50.2
   
Misc
   
Fumbles2.32.2
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points245.9230.0
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Philip Rivers
QB - IND
2019 Points 
Week 112.424.9
Week 216.011.9
Week 310.719.6
Week 416.820.4
Week 50.06.1
Week 622.516.8
Week 721.2
Week 812.611.0
Week 917.111.8
Week 1017.613.3
Week 1121.816.1
Week 1224.6
Week 139.017.6
Week 1413.024.6
Week 1518.011.3
Week 1615.111.2
Week 1723.117.7
Total250.3255.5
Average15.616.0
Notes for Player Combination
 
Philip Rivers
QB - IND
Expert 
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Mayfield seems pretty average on paper, but an improved system, better coaching, and loads of surrounding talent may fix him and turn him into fantasy gold.Rivers has the pocket presence and timing to still be a top-10 fantasy passer, but he slid to QB18 last year, is aging, turns the ball over, and now has a downgrade in system and weapons.
Draft Engine
Draft Engine
There's no question that replacing head coach Freddie Kitchens and offensive coordinator Todd Monken with Kevin Stefanski and Alex Van Pelt constitutes a major upgrade. But Cleveland now has Case Keenum as an option if Mayfield continues to struggle.Signed by the Colts to a one-year contract in March, Rivers is back with coach Frank Reich. He enjoyed one of the best three-year stretches of his career from 2013 to '15. (Reich was San Diego's QBs coach in 2013, then offensive coordinator in 2014 and '15.)
Ben Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
Despite the additions of OBJ and Kareem Hunt, the Cleveland Browns looked more like the, well, Cleveland Browns in 2019. It's hard to know how much of the blame should fall on their sophomore QB but Freddie Kitchens should certainly shoulder the majority. With his third head coach and his third new system in three years, it's hard to know what we should expect from Baker this season. I'm not bullish on the youngster but I do believe there's enough upside to make him a viable fantasy option. He also has the job safety to make him a reasonable superflex choice. Just understand this offense is likely to be run-heavy so don't expect too much from Mayfield in upside.Philip Rivers is a really tough one to rank in 2020. While I like the idea of him playing behind an elite O-line, I don't think this offense will have enough passing volume to make him a viable weekly fantasy option. He's a nice, safe streamer/bye week cover/superflex option but in Indy, I don't see him managing much else.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
It was a nightmare sophomore season for Mayfield, who regressed rather than progressed. His completion percentage dropped 4.4 points, yards per attempt dropped 0.5 yards, he threw five less touchdowns, and threw seven more interceptions. Wait, I thought Odell Beckham was supposed to help? It's clear that Freddie Kitchens hurt all players involved, as even Nick Chubb was extremely inefficient in the red zone, totaling negative 16 yards on nine carries inside the five-yard-line. Let's just erase that season, shall we? Kevin Stefanski will be the new head coach and play caller. Do we have a lot to go off? Not really. What we do know is that they added two offensive linemen who'll make a difference at the most important positions, as well as add a pass-catching tight end. It seems they would like to replicate what the Vikings did last year under Stefanski, which would be brutal for Mayfield's outlook, as Kirk Cousins threw the ball just 444 times. Mayfield has some mobility but not enough to overcome that low of volume through the air. But knowing that's possible, we know Mayfield could have a lower floor than most would like to admit. He should be treated as an excellent QB2 in Superflex/2QB formats, while being looked at as a streamer in standard leagues.There's no masking it, Rivers was bad in 2019. He's now 38 years old (will be 39 in December), which is the age quarterbacks used to hit their decline (before Brady and Brees came along). Have we reached the end with him? He played behind a bad offensive line last year, something he's done through much of his career. In 2020, he'll play behind a top-three offensive line in football. He has already played under Frank Reich back when he threw for 4,286 yards and 31 touchdowns, then a career-high 4,792 yards and 29 touchdowns in 2015. Does that make a difference knowing it was five years ago? Well, yeah, in a way. The good news is that he at least knows the basics of the offense, which is important this year when we've had practically no offseason. The bad news is that chemistry will have to be built on the fly, and it's even harder when your top receiver (T.Y. Hilton) shows up to camp on the injured list. We did see Jacoby Brissett and Brian Hoyer combine for 22 touchdown passes last year and Andrew Luck throw for 39 touchdowns in 2018, so it's a good offense. If you want to select Rivers in a 2QB format, it could pay dividends, though his fantasy floor might be a bit lower than someone like Gardner Minshew who uses his legs. There are way too many variables to consider him anything more than a streamer in 1QB formats.
Frank Bonincontri
Fantasy Wire HQ
Playing behind the best O-line he has had in awhile, FA addition Conklin can provide the run game boost and the pass game. Plenty of weapons on the perimeter, no excuse this seasonI swear I am the only one who is higher on Rivers than most, throwing behind a much better offensive line, indoors under a coach who is familiar with all of his strength and weakness, Rivers can most certainly get the job done in Indy
Elliot Berkovits
Packer Report
Mayfield is looking to rebound after a disappointing 2019 season when he threw for 22 TDs and 21 INTs. With weapons like Odell Beckham Jr, Jarvis Landry, and Austin Hooper, Mayfield will have every chance to get back on track.Seeing Rivers in a different uniform will be strange but I don't see his fantasy production to change all that much. He has a solid WR1 in T.Y. Hilton and a trusty TE in Jack Doyle. He'll have his big games but will also give you the occasional turnover-fest. I like more reliability at QB, he doesn't need to be drafted in 1 QB leagues.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
This offense is going to be built around the run game, which limits Mayfield's overall ceiling from a fantasy perspective. However, we've seen Kirk Cousins be fantasy relevant in certain matchups over the past couple of seasons and that's around what we should expect from Mayfield this year.It's highly unlikely that we see Rivers enter into the streaming QB conversation at all this season. With Rivers' high interception totals from last season, plus his inability to pick up yards on the ground, he's unlikely to ever finish within the top-12 QBs in a given week.
Seth Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
Paced as QB6 from the bye week on(10 weeks) with bottom half of the league numbers in ATT. Thanks to those first 6 weeks you can now get him at an appropriate price, unlike last year.IND just came off a season with the 3rd fewest passing yards in the league, with 3108. And not for lack of trying. Phil has thrown for 4000 3 times with fewer ATT than what Indy had last year
Wolf of Roto Street
Roto Street Journal
New weapons and improved line after FA and draft = big. Still, while Kevin Stefanski should be a major "real-life" boon for Mayfield's development, his run-heavy scheme isn't ideal from a fantasy perspective.Should benefit from enormous line improvement, but the weapons downgrade is steep, and his arm looked cooked last year. Added some nice draft day weaponry, love Pittman.
Kevin Wheeler
The Draft Zone
 Solid upgrade over Brissett, +4.6% Accurate & Frame throws, -3.4% Uncatchable rate.