Philip Rivers

Philip Rivers

Height: 6' 5"Weight: 228 lbsAge: 36College: North Carolina StateDrafted: #4 (1st Rd. by New York)

2017 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
28th easiest for QBs
Draft Rank (ECR) #103
Best / Worst #56 / #179
ADP #112


Philip Rivers in better shape with new strength coach

Philip Rivers has lost 10 pounds during this year's conditioning program and head coach Anthony Lynn says he looks rejuvenated.

Fantasy Impact

Rivers hasn't been the best fantasy quarterback over the past few years, but he has a quality receiving corps with Mike Williams now in the mix. Not much else is working in his favor though, as Melvin Gordon stole a lot of his red-zone production last year and might do the same this year, the offensive line provides shaky protection, and the defense is improving, so if they stay healthy, the offense won't be forced to pass the ball as often. If he is in much better shape and goes back to his less turnover-prone days, he might end up being a quality low-end QB1.

Eric Wagner15 weeks ago
Philip Rivers squashes trade rumors

According to Chargers beat writer Kevin Acee, quarterback Philip Rivers "is not pushing" for a trade out of Los Angeles to the San Francisco 49ers. Acee added that Rivers has a no-trade clause in his contract and that the signal caller is "fine" with the move from San Diego to Los Angeles.

Fantasy Impact

Jim Schultz of the Schultz Report later reported that Rivers is "disappointed in the LA move and wants to have say in GM/coach hiring process," suggesting that the trade rumors are, in fact, valid. However, Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune heavily disagrees with the rumors being factual -- as his quotes are from the quarterback's mouth. This is a developing story that could linger on throughout the offseason unless further clarity is provided. If Rivers was actually on the trading block, he could garner a similar return that Sam Bradford had back in the summer when he was traded from Philadelphia to Minnesota -- the Vikings gave up a first round pick in 2017 and a conditional fourth round pick in 2018 in return for Bradford's services.

Philip Rivers throws two touchdown passes in season finale

Philip Rivers completed 22 of 38 passes for 269 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions on Sunday against the Chiefs.

Fantasy Impact

Rivers finished with 4,386 yards passing, 33 touchdowns, and 21 interceptions. He also finished his season with an odd streak of nine straight games with multiple touchdown passes but seven straight games with at least one interception. Considering the injuries to the Chargers' wide receiving group, Rivers was extremely solid this season. He should be a low-end QB1 in drafts in 2017.

Dan Harris32 weeks ago
Philip Rivers throws two touchdown passes against Browns

Philip Rivers completed 23 of 46 pass attempts for 322 yards with two touchdowns and one interception in Saturday's loss to the Browns.

Fantasy Impact

Rivers started fast with a 50-yard pass to Travis Benjamin, followed by a one-yard touchdown pass to Antonio Gates, but struggled somewhat thereafter. With the Chargers unable to establish the run game without Melvin Gordon, teams are able to sit back, knowing Rivers will be airing it out on almost every play. This was Rivers' eighth straight multi-touchdown game, but also his sixth straight game with an interception. He'll be a poor option next week against Kansas City.

Dan Harris34 weeks ago
Philip Rivers has another disappointing performance

San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers had another disappointing showing on Sunday, completing 17-of-29 passes for 206 yards and 2 touchdowns. He also threw an interception that effectively ended the game.

Fantasy Impact

Rivers was sacked three times and was having a hard time getting anything going behind the turnstiles masquerading as offensive linemen. Rivers heads to Cleveland for what should be an easy matchup, so he'll remain a QB1 for another week of football.

David A Marcillo35 weeks ago