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Philip Rivers

Philip Rivers

Height: 6' 5"Weight: 228 lbsAge: 39College: North Carolina StateDrafted: #4 (1st Rd. by New York)

Week 13 Outlook

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Week Rank (ECR) QB #16
Projection 16.8 pts



He had another solid fantasy outing in Week 12 and has now scored at least 16.3 fantasy points in five of his last six games, with the lone exception coming in an obvious bad game against the Ravens. This week isn't one of those obvious bad games, but rather an obvious good one. The Texans are a team to attack in fantasy matchups, as they've allowed a massive 102.3 PPR points per game to their opponents, which ranks as the fourth-most in the NFL. They also just lost their best cornerback for the season, as Bradley Roby was suspended for six games. Even with Roby on the field, the Texans had been allowing a 68.0 percent completion-rate, 7.83 yards per attempt, and a 5.3 percent touchdown-rate, which are all well above the league average. They've also allowed opponents 27.0 points per game, which ranks as the 10th-most and explains the 28-point team-implied total that the Colts have for this game. It helps to know that the Texans have intercepted a league-low three passes all year, or one every 126.0 pass attempts, so Rivers might be able to take more chances. For what it's worth, the Texans did play one game without Roby earlier this season, and let's just say it was great for Rivers' prospects in this game, as Jake Luton was able to throw for 304 yards and a touchdown in his first NFL start. We all know what happened after that. Rivers comes with the risk of the ground game stealing a lot of production, but he's delivered solid enough numbers as of late to consider as a middling QB2.

Rivers has now finished as the QB13, the QB10, and the QB10 each of the past three weeks. He has a fantastic matchup here this week against Houston and he's certainly back in the streaming conversation.

Papa Rivers has been on fire as of late, and he's got some excellent matchups down the stretch. If you're looking for a signal-caller for the final games of the fantasy season, Rivers can be your man.

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