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  Dak Prescott
QB - DAL
Dak Prescott
Philip Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 15# 16-
Best Rank# 8# 10-
Worst Rank# 21# 22-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total285.7284.9-
Avg Game17.917.8-
Avg Projection286.4270.6-
    
Schedule 
    
SOS Rank1119-
    
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  Dak Prescott
QB - DAL
Dak Prescott
Philip Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
2019 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. NYG vs. IND
Week 2 at WAS at DET
Week 3 vs. MIA vs. HOU
Week 4 at NO at MIA
Week 5 vs. GB vs. DEN
Week 6 at NYJ vs. PIT
Week 7 vs. PHI at TEN
Week 8BYE WEEK at CHI
Week 9 at NYG vs. GB
Week 10 vs. MIN at OAK
Week 11 at DET vs. KC
Week 12 at NEBYE WEEK
Week 13 vs. BUF at DEN
Week 14 at CHI at JAC
Week 15 vs. LAR vs. MIN
Week 16 at PHI vs. OAK
Week 17 vs. WAS at KC
  Dak Prescott
QB - DAL
Dak Prescott
Philip Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
Passing
   
Pass Att523.1548.3
Pass Cmp345.1361.6
Pass Yards3,868.14,390.3
Pass TDs23.829.6
Ints10.812.3
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts67.814.3
Rush Yards309.526.2
Rush TDs5.30.2
   
Misc
   
Fumbles2.31.4
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points286.4270.6
   
  Dak Prescott
QB - DAL
Dak Prescott
Philip Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
2018 Points 
Week 18.729.0
Week 214.922.7
Week 38.817.0
Week 418.421.7
Week 511.721.4
Week 629.514.3
Week 720.220.1
Week 8
Week 914.817.1
Week 1021.715.0
Week 1114.819.6
Week 1227.420.7
Week 1314.124.0
Week 1424.413.5
Week 156.218.5
Week 1616.63.3
Week 1733.57.0
  Dak Prescott
QB - DAL
Dak Prescott
Philip Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
If you were to tell someone that Prescott has had a nearly identical fantasy career as Drew Brees, what do you think they'd say? While it's just a three-year sample size, Prescott has posted top-five type numbers in 22.9 percent of his games, while Brees is at 23.9 percent for his career. How about just top-12 type numbers? Prescott 47.9 percent, Brees at 48.9 percent. Don't devalue Prescott in fantasy, as he's a perfectly fine starter in 12-team leagues, particularly if you're stacked everywhere else.Here's the example of a player who's top-five at his position in real-life, but not when it comes to fantasy. You've probably heard it a million times - Rivers has been a top-14 quarterback in 11-of-13 seasons, so you're drafting him at his floor if he's being taken as the QB14. Well, no. Rivers is a very consistent quarterback, but he's not going to help lead your team to a championship. There was just one game in 2018 where he totaled more than 24 fantasy points, and it's because his defense has continually gotten better. He also doesn't offer anything rushing, so unless his defense takes a step back in 2019, he's not going to have much of a chance to deliver much better numbers in 2019.
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
Dak's touchdown rate has been oddly low in each of his three seasons, but he somehow has 6 rushing TDs in each of those years to make up for it. As a result, the "underwhelming" quarterback has finished top 12 at his position each year of his career. With a full season of Amari Cooper, there is no reason to expect any different.Since throwing 661 passes four years ago, the Chargers have slowly been pulling it back, all the way down to 508 in 2018. While he does have killer weapons in the receiving game, Gordon, Ekeler and even Justin Jackson make it likely that Rivers' fantasy production will again be hindered by the running game. Furthermore, his 6.3% TD-rate is almost certain to come down as well so don't be surprised if he ends up lower than his standard fringe QB1 finish.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Prescott was the 10th ranked fantasy quarterback and he only had WR Amari Cooper for half of the season. If he can improve on his consistency and play better on the road, he has a chance to be a solid fantasy quarterback again in 2019.Rivers was the 11th ranked fantasy quarterback thanks to 4,308 yards and 32 passing touchdowns in 2018. He remains a low-end QB on an offense that seems to be on the ascent.