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  Philip Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
Lamar Jackson
QB - BAL
Lamar Jackson
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 16# 17-
Best Rank# 6# 8-
Worst Rank# 27# 26-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total284.9157.8-
Avg Game17.89.9-
Avg Projection271.5283.1-
    
Schedule 
    
SOS Rank1923-
    
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  Philip Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
Lamar Jackson
QB - BAL
Lamar Jackson
2019 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. IND at MIA
Week 2 at DET vs. ARI
Week 3 vs. HOU at KC
Week 4 at MIA vs. CLE
Week 5 vs. DEN at PIT
Week 6 vs. PIT vs. CIN
Week 7 at TEN at SEA
Week 8 at CHIBYE WEEK
Week 9 vs. GB vs. NE
Week 10 at OAK at CIN
Week 11 vs. KC vs. HOU
Week 12BYE WEEK at LAR
Week 13 at DEN vs. SF
Week 14 at JAC at BUF
Week 15 vs. MIN vs. NYJ
Week 16 vs. OAK at CLE
Week 17 at KC vs. PIT
  Philip Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
Lamar Jackson
QB - BAL
Lamar Jackson
Passing
   
Pass Att548.0452.1
Pass Cmp361.4268.2
Pass Yards4,390.03,083.4
Pass TDs29.816.6
Ints12.210.9
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts14.3168.2
Rush Yards26.2877.1
Rush TDs0.26.1
   
Misc
   
Fumbles1.44.6
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points271.5283.1
   
  Philip Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
Lamar Jackson
QB - BAL
Lamar Jackson
2018 Points 
Week 129.04.9
Week 222.70.6
Week 317.00.0
Week 421.71.7
Week 521.41.0
Week 614.32.2
Week 720.17.1
Week 88.4
Week 917.11.5
Week 1015.0
Week 1119.615.7
Week 1220.720.2
Week 1324.016.5
Week 1413.519.0
Week 1518.516.7
Week 163.316.1
Week 177.026.2
  Philip Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
Lamar Jackson
QB - BAL
Lamar Jackson
Expert 
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
I moved Rivers and Cousins down to this tier with some boring/safe veterans, but I'd be fine with either as my starting fantasy QB (especially if I get them at the end of my draft). 
Nick Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
 Lamar Jackson is probably the best QB value of 2019. People don't think he can pass, so they refuse to draft him. I'm drafting him BECAUSE he didn't pass well last season. Lamar ranked 35th out of 39 QB's in red zone passing TD rate last season...yet still finished as the QB 8 over the final 7 weeks of the season (Warren Sharp). Lamar struggled to throw the football, totaling over 180 passing yards in just one of his 7 regular season starts. And even with all of that...he was the QB 8 over that stretch of time. That's the power of rushing in fantasy football. Mobile QB's are a cheat code, and Lamar is the biggest cheat code of them all. There's nowhere to go but up for Lamar this season, so I'm absolutely shocked by his ADP and ECR. As of writing this he's currently my QB 8, 9 spots above ECR and 11 spots above ADP. If that holds throughout the summer, then Lamar Jackson will be the steal of the draft.
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 still seems to be on the ascent. 
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.Did you know that Jackson set the record for most rushing attempts by a quarterback in one season despite not taking the starting job until Week 11? That's going to provide a fantasy floor that you cannot find late in drafts. If you miss out on one of the high-tier quarterbacks you were aiming for, Jackson can help provide a stable floor while your stud running backs and wide receivers take care of the rest (because you took them instead of a quarterback in the higher rounds). From Week 11 forward, Jackson was the QB8 in fantasy, right in between Andrew Luck and Russell Wilson. If he develops more as a passer, his ceiling only gets higher.
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.In seven starts, Jackson never completed more than 14 passes, never threw for more than 204 yards and only once tossed multiple TDs in a game. Even still, he was QB13 in that time. You'd have to think he has more upside with the arm and if they continue to use him like a running back, he has a great fantasy floor, but there is injury risk to consider as well.
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
 Rushing upside is obvious, but Jackson needs to prove he can throw. He's worth a shot late in drafts, but I'm not a believer.