Philip Rivers
Philip Rivers

Philip Rivers

San Diego Chargers
Note from FantasyPros Staff
Mon, Jul 18th 9:13am EDT
Rivers started off on an absolute terror in 2015 on his way to compiling more passing yards than everyone not named Drew Brees. Consider that he did it with the worst offensive line in football and no legitimate running threat to keep defenses honest, and you might realize he has nowhere to go but up this season.

San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers had the night off on Friday, not appearing in the Chargers' second preseason game.

Fantasy Impact: There's no injury and basically nothing to see here, Rivers just had no reason to put himself at risk in a meaningless game. He'll get his snaps in during the regular season dress rehearsal next week.

Category: Game Recaps


WalterFootball | Aug 26th
Rivers played all of the 2015 season undermanned. His offensive line was in shambles all year, and he lost his best wide receiver in Week 8. For those first eight games, Rivers averaged 20.6 fantasy points. For the final eight games, he averaged just 14. Besides Allen and multiple offensive linemen, the Chargers also missed Stevie Johnson for the last five games of the season. We, of course, can't count on Rivers' team staying healthy in 2016, but that's the goal and what we have to base our projections on. And he added a nice receiver in Travis Benjamin, which I think puts Rivers into the Top-10 this year. I will have a lot of him on my teams
ProjectRoto | Aug 14th
If I love Keenan and Woodhead and have Gates penciled in for 8TDs.... =)
The NY Times | Aug 9th
Coming off a career high in passing yards and still plenty left in the tank.
Coach Esser | Jul 18th
Rivers is under rated big time in fantasy. He had 661 attempts last season and had his best yardage season to date. His TD% was down to a career low and I think that had a lot to do with the pressure he was under. A bounce back in the Red Zone should see Rivers push career highs.
Fantasy Football Maniax | Jul 7th
It shows how deep the quarterback position has become in fantasy when a guy that threw for 4,792 yards and 29 touchdowns ranks 12th in the preseason rankings. Rivers was 11th last year and he should be a solid QB2 option with upside. The addition of WR Travis Benjamin and TE Hunter Henry give him some good weapons to work with this year.
Breaking Football | Jul 5th
Rivers just keeps chuggin and Keenan Allen should be back to full strength. The Chargers aren't great, but their offense can still put up points. He's still a top-15 lock.