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Philip Rivers
QB - IND
Drew Lock
QB - DEN
Drew Lock
Drew Lock
QB - DEN
 
 
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Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total255.571.1-
Avg Game16.014.2-
Avg Projection230.0233.2-
    
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Ryan Hodge R. Hodge
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Michael FlorioM. Florio
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Mark RossM. Ross
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09/10
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Jacob HubmanJ. Hubman
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Kevin ScottK. Scott
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08/17
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Philip Rivers
QB - IND
Drew Lock
QB - DEN
Drew Lock
Drew Lock
QB - DEN
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at JAC vs. TEN
Week 2 vs. MIN at PIT
Week 3 vs. NYJ vs. TB
Week 4 at CHI at NYJ
Week 5 at CLEBYE WEEK
Week 6 vs. CIN at NE
Week 7BYE WEEK vs. KC
Week 8 at DET vs. LAC
Week 9 vs. BAL at ATL
Week 10 at TEN at LV
Week 11 vs. GB vs. MIA
Week 12 vs. TEN vs. NO
Week 13 at HOU at KC
Week 14 at LV at CAR
Week 15 vs. HOU vs. BUF
Week 16 at PIT at LAC
Week 17 vs. JAC vs. LV
Player Projections Comparison
 
Philip Rivers
QB - IND
Drew Lock
QB - DEN
Drew Lock
Drew Lock
QB - DEN
Passing
   
Pass Att527.1527.0
Pass Cmp336.7335.8
Pass Yards3,928.73,735.0
Pass TDs25.322.4
Ints13.712.6
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts13.944.3
Rush Yards22.8191.1
Rush TDs0.21.2
   
Misc
   
Fumbles2.23.4
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points230.0233.2
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Philip Rivers
QB - IND
Drew Lock
QB - DEN
Drew Lock
Drew Lock
QB - DEN
2019 Points 
Week 124.9
Week 211.9
Week 319.6
Week 420.4
Week 56.1
Week 616.8
Week 721.2
Week 811.0
Week 911.8
Week 1013.3
Week 1116.1
Week 12
Week 1317.613.9
Week 1424.624.9
Week 1511.37.6
Week 1611.212.7
Week 1717.712.0
Total255.571.1
Average16.014.2
Notes for Player Combination
 
Philip Rivers
QB - IND
Drew Lock
QB - DEN
Drew Lock
Drew Lock
QB - DEN
Expert 
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
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.I am very high on Lock, but he is basically going undrafted due to the risk involved with him. I think he sniffs the top-15, but he's really just a QB2 until he actually does.
Draft Engine
Draft Engine
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.)Lock led the Broncos to four wins over his first five NFL starts last December, which convinced the team to head into 2020 with him as the starter. The fact that he averaged more than 6.5 yards per attempt in only one of those games is cause for fantasy concern.
Ben Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
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.No, just no! Stop it with the Drew Lock hype. After just five NFL games, where he looked pretty average, and an abridged off-season, Lock is NOT primed for a big breakout. While Jerry Jeudy gives him a nice security blanket and Hamler and Albert O are good pickups, this offense isn't suddenly going to transform into a pass-heavy attack. Lock will continue to hand off the majority of balls to Melvin Gordon, Phillip Lindsay and Royce Freeman as they grind opponents into the ground. The upside just isn't there, yet.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
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.Well, there's one thing that's for certain. If Lock can't get it done with the skill-position players around him now, he never will. The Broncos went out and signed Melvin Gordon in free agency, then drafted top wideout Jerry Jeudy in the first round, speedster KJ Hamler in the second round, then Lock's former teammate Albert Okwuegbunam in the fourth round. Pair them with Courtland Sutton, Phillip Lindsay, and Noah Fant, and you suddenly have one of the most talented rooms in the league. It's tough to judge anything we saw from Lock in his rookie season, as he was asked to start late in the season, and it was a different coordinator. What we do know is that Pat Shurmur is his new offensive coordinator, and he's produced some solid quarterback play in his time. The last time he was a coordinator was 2017 when he coached Case Keenum to a 68 percent completion rate, 22 touchdowns, and just seven interceptions. My concern with Lock is that this is still Vic Fangio's team, and their defense should be very good. If Fangio doesn't give full reigns to Shurmur, we're likely to see a defensive-minded, run-heavy offense, which would cripple Lock's fantasy appeal. The high end for Lock's pass attempts is likely in the 525-attempt range, which isn't great for a quarterback with limited mobility. He's a great target in 2QB leagues, but I wouldn't trust him as an every-week starter in 1QB formats.
Frank Bonincontri
Fantasy Wire HQ
I 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
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.Lock has an embarrassment of riches surrounding him on this new Broncos offense. With Courtland Sutton emerging as a true WR1 as well as the team drafting Jerry Jeudy and KJ Hamler, this WR group is looking extremely dangerous. Now it will be up to Lock to up his game to the NFL level. If he can, he'll be a massive steal in drafts.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
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.Lock has to take a big step forward in order for him to be considered a truly consistent option at the QB position for fantasy football. He certainly has the tools at his disposal to take that step, but he's probably someone you should let go to the waiver wire to begin the season and see how he does before adding him to your roster.
Seth Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
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
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.Flashed a cannon arm and some moxie in brief 2019 appearances. Excited to stash at the bottom of the bench in a lot of leagues in 2020
Kevin Wheeler
The Draft Zone
Solid upgrade over Brissett, +4.6% Accurate & Frame throws, -3.4% Uncatchable rate.