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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 16.9 pts


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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.

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Philip Rivers (toe) will miss practice

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Philip Rivers will miss Wednesday's practice with a toe injury.

Fantasy Impact

Rivers will be held out of practice for precautionary reasons, but it does not sound like he is in any danger of missing Week 13's contest against the Houston Texans. This is a situation worth monitoring, but superflex managers should be safe to plug the veteran quarterback in for a plus matchup against a Texans defense that will be without top corner Bradley Roby.

Raju Byfield - Dec 2, 2020
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ECRBestWorst# of Experts
Week 13QB #16QB #14QB #1917
Rest of Season QB #21QB #19QB #243
Dynasty QB #31QB #28QB #397
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Pass CmpPass AttPass YdsPass TdsPass IntsRush AttRush YdsRush TdsFumblesPoints
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Statistics (avgs.)
Pass YdsPass TdsRush YdsRush TdsPoints
Last Week29520018.8
Last 3 Weeks2972-0.3019.2
Season to Date270.71.5-0.3015.8
Game Log
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Game Log
OPPPass YdsPass TdsRush YdsRush TdsPoints
Week 12vs. TEN29520018.8
Week 11vs. GB2883-1022.4
Week 10@ TEN30810016.3
Week 9vs. BAL2270008.1
Strength of Schedule
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Strength of Schedule (2020)
Next Game@ HOU12th easiest opponent
Next 3 GamesLV, HOU, PIT24th easiest opponents
Playoffs (?)LV, HOU, PIT24th easiest opponents
Rest of Season--23rd easiest remaining opponents
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1.Richard KingQB #16
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