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  Jared Goff
QB - LAR
Jared Goff
Philip Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
 
 
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ECR# 12# 16-
Best Rank# 4# 6-
Worst Rank# 22# 22-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total310.3284.9-
Avg Game19.417.8-
Avg Projection286.9270.6-
    
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SOS Rank2719-
    
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  Jared Goff
QB - LAR
Jared Goff
Philip Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
2019 Schedule 
Week 1 at CAR vs. IND
Week 2 vs. NO at DET
Week 3 at CLE vs. HOU
Week 4 vs. TB at MIA
Week 5 at SEA vs. DEN
Week 6 vs. SF vs. PIT
Week 7 at ATL at TEN
Week 8 vs. CIN at CHI
Week 9BYE WEEK vs. GB
Week 10 at PIT at OAK
Week 11 vs. CHI vs. KC
Week 12 vs. BALBYE WEEK
Week 13 at ARI at DEN
Week 14 vs. SEA at JAC
Week 15 at DAL vs. MIN
Week 16 at SF vs. OAK
Week 17 vs. ARI at KC
  Jared Goff
QB - LAR
Jared Goff
Philip Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
Passing
   
Pass Att556.6548.1
Pass Cmp355.7361.4
Pass Yards4,430.04,390.7
Pass TDs30.029.6
Ints11.612.3
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts31.114.3
Rush Yards102.726.2
Rush TDs1.20.2
   
Misc
   
Fumbles2.21.4
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points286.9270.6
   
  Jared Goff
QB - LAR
Jared Goff
Philip Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
2018 Points 
Week 117.229.0
Week 218.422.7
Week 325.617.0
Week 439.321.7
Week 514.321.4
Week 67.414.3
Week 716.520.1
Week 826.5
Week 929.317.1
Week 1021.015.0
Week 1135.119.6
Week 1220.7
Week 138.124.0
Week 14-0.313.5
Week 1510.718.5
Week 1617.23.3
Week 1724.07.0
  Jared Goff
QB - LAR
Jared Goff
Philip Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
There's some who believe Goff will struggle with Todd Gurley moving into more of a timeshare role, but that's unlikely to be the case. Those who say that will point to last year's finish, but Goff struggled prior to Gurley leaving the lineup, as he was in some sort of funk after their bye week (likely due to Cooper Kupp missing). Still, under Sean McVay, Goff has been a top-12 type performer in 14-of-31 games (45.2 percent), which may not sound like much, but it would rank 11th among quarterbacks the last two years. He's a low-end QB1/high-end QB2 who might see an increase in pass attempts this year.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
Goff had a spectacular regular season but over the final eight weeks including the playoffs, he totaled just 7 touchdowns and 9 interceptions with 236 yards per game (or just 3,700 over a full season). That is a red flag for sure, but it doesn't remove the fact that he could very well bounce back and become a top 12 fantasy QB once again.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
Goff needs to learn to read defenses better, otherwise the Patriots gave a blueprint to the league on how to frustrate head coach Sean McVay's ability to read the defense for Goff before the snap. Goff has a lot of weapons and he should still be a high-end QB2 in 2019 with QB1 upside.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.