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  Philip Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
Kyler Murray
QB - ARI
Kyler Murray
 
 
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ECR# 16# 15-
Best Rank# 6# 5-
Worst Rank# 22# 28-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total284.90.0-
Avg Game17.8-
Avg Projection270.6263.0-
    
Schedule 
    
SOS Rank1920-
    
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  Philip Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
Kyler Murray
QB - ARI
Kyler Murray
2019 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. IND vs. DET
Week 2 at DET at BAL
Week 3 vs. HOU vs. CAR
Week 4 at MIA vs. SEA
Week 5 vs. DEN at CIN
Week 6 vs. PIT vs. ATL
Week 7 at TEN at NYG
Week 8 at CHI at NO
Week 9 vs. GB vs. SF
Week 10 at OAK at TB
Week 11 vs. KC at SF
Week 12BYE WEEKBYE WEEK
Week 13 at DEN vs. LAR
Week 14 at JAC vs. PIT
Week 15 vs. MIN vs. CLE
Week 16 vs. OAK at SEA
Week 17 at KC at LAR
  Philip Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
Kyler Murray
QB - ARI
Kyler Murray
Passing
   
Pass Att548.3525.0
Pass Cmp361.6321.9
Pass Yards4,390.33,599.9
Pass TDs29.621.2
Ints12.314.4
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts14.3106.7
Rush Yards26.2514.0
Rush TDs0.23.0
   
Misc
   
Fumbles1.43.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points270.6263.0
   
  Philip Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
Kyler Murray
QB - ARI
Kyler Murray
2018 Points 
Week 129.0
Week 222.7
Week 317.0
Week 421.7
Week 521.4
Week 614.3
Week 720.1
Week 8
Week 917.1
Week 1015.0
Week 1119.6
Week 1220.7
Week 1324.0
Week 1413.5
Week 1518.5
Week 163.3
Week 177.0
  Philip Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
Kyler Murray
QB - ARI
Kyler Murray
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
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.Murray has some big questions to be answered on whether he'll be in the league for a long time, but fortunately, as a fantasy player, you don't have to worry about it in 2019. He'll be the starter as long as he's healthy and with Kliff Kingsbury wanting to run 70-plus plays per game, it'll create plenty of fantasy points. The disparity in fantasy points per dropback isn't that large, so the more often he does it, the better, especially knowing he can rush for 500-plus yards. If Murray can stay on the field for all 16 games, he should be locked-in as a top-12 quarterback.
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
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.Murray was the 1.1 pick so you would think he will start right away, but with the Cardinals not contending, it wouldn't be a surprise if they took their time getting him ready. There is also a substantial injury risk for this slender run-first quarterback. With that said, in games he starts, we are looking at a fringe QB1 with upside to finish even in the top 5 fantasy quarterbacks.
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
 I see the upside in Murray, but there's also a ton of risk. Rookie quarterbacks can still struggle and make mistakes. I'm not paying a premium for the bumps in the road.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
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.