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Philip Rivers
QB - IND
 
 
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Best Rank# 12# 14-
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Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total260.2255.5-
Avg Game16.316.0-
Avg Projection243.1230.0-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Philip Rivers
QB - IND
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. ARI at JAC
Week 2 at NYJ vs. MIN
Week 3 at NYG vs. NYJ
Week 4 vs. PHI at CHI
Week 5 vs. MIA at CLE
Week 6 vs. LAR vs. CIN
Week 7 at NEBYE WEEK
Week 8 at SEA at DET
Week 9 vs. GB vs. BAL
Week 10 at NO at TEN
Week 11BYE WEEK vs. GB
Week 12 at LAR vs. TEN
Week 13 vs. BUF at HOU
Week 14 vs. WAS at LV
Week 15 at DAL vs. HOU
Week 16 at ARI at PIT
Week 17 vs. SEA vs. JAC
Player Projections Comparison
 
Philip Rivers
QB - IND
Passing
   
Pass Att483.9527.1
Pass Cmp322.6336.7
Pass Yards3,850.03,928.7
Pass TDs26.525.3
Ints13.913.7
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts40.613.9
Rush Yards92.522.8
Rush TDs1.30.2
   
Misc
   
Fumbles3.22.2
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points243.1230.0
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Philip Rivers
QB - IND
2019 Points 
Week 111.424.9
Week 223.611.9
Week 311.419.6
Week 420.4
Week 514.96.1
Week 613.116.8
Week 77.021.2
Week 814.011.0
Week 928.911.8
Week 1011.013.3
Week 1131.716.1
Week 1218.2
Week 139.117.6
Week 1429.124.6
Week 1512.611.3
Week 1612.411.2
Week 1711.817.7
Total260.2255.5
Average16.316.0
Notes for Player Combination
 
Philip Rivers
QB - IND
Expert 
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Jimmy G almost got replaced this offseason and seemingly at his best, maxed out as QB14. There's also the question of a banged up roster, so I won't be riding and dying with him this year.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
Garoppolo will continue to lack fantasy upside as long as San Francisco's offense sticks with its run-first approach. The 49ers were one of only three NFL teams along with the Ravens and Vikings to run the ball more often than they passed it last seasonSigned 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.)
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
This 49ers team is still going to be a run-heavy team in 2020, which limits Jimmy G's overall ceiling for fantasy football purposes to begin with. However, now that you factor in the injuries that have decimated the 49ers receiving corps, it might be wise to look elsewhere to start the season.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.
Ben Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
Jimmy G has tremendous weekly upside on the rare occasions when the 49ers get in a shootout, most weeks though, this is a run first offense. That isn't changing. Hence he's a weekly streaming option with little seasonal upside unless the defense really collapses.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
There are a lot of people (myself included) who don't realize just how impressive Garoppolo's numbers have been to this point in his career. He's averaged at least 8.0 yards per attempt in every year he's started a game, including 8.4 yards per attempt in 2019. He's completed 67.5 percent of his passes, and he has a 2.10:1 touchdown to interception ratio. Despite all that, he's been a top-12 type quarterback in fantasy just 28.0 percent of the time since joining the 49ers. How is that? He plays for Kyle Shanahan and has averaged just 29.7 pass attempts per game. When you do that to a strictly pocket passer, it crushes his fantasy upside. It's unlikely that changes in 2020, especially when you consider he'll be without his No. 1 receiver for a while, as Deebo Samuel recovers from broken foot surgery. It's worth noting that two of his four QB1 performances in 2019 were against the Cardinals, the team he'll play in Week 1. Again, he'll be without Samuel, but George Kittle might go nuclear. Garoppolo is a solid quarterback in 2QB formats, even if he doesn't come with a top-12 type ceiling.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
Very interested to see how Jimmy G improves without Deebo, the departure of Sanders and a new look WR group for 2020. (yes I know it's all Kittle, but what about the perimeter?)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
Garoppolo may have led the 49ers to the Super Bowl but when it comes to fantasy he was nothing special. He finished 14th overall at QB with an average of 16 points per game. His No.1 WR, Deebo Samuel could miss time to start the season which only lowers Garoppolo's value. He's not worth drafting in a one QB league.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.
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.
Kevin Wheeler
The Draft Zone
 Solid upgrade over Brissett, +4.6% Accurate & Frame throws, -3.4% Uncatchable rate.