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Philip Rivers

Philip Rivers

Height: 6' 5"Weight: 228 lbsAge: 38College: North Carolina StateDrafted: #4 (1st Rd. by New York)

Week 6 Outlook

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Week Rank (ECR) QB #23
Projection 15.1 pts


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Yikes. Week 5 was a reminder why the Chargers decided to move on from Rivers, as he looked like he had nothing left against a Browns secondary that had been prey for most of the league through four weeks. We might be starting to see why the Colts were hiding him behind the run game and having him throw the ball fewer than 30 times. He's completed just 59.7 percent of his passes the last two weeks for just 6.98 yards per attempt with one touchdown and two interceptions. That looks bad enough but watching the film is even worse. Some see the Bengals on the schedule and think, "This is a get-right game for Rivers." Something crazy that maybe nobody expected is that the Bengals have allowed the sixth-fewest fantasy points per play (1.30) this year. Believe it or not, the passing numbers against them are all in the red. They've allowed just a 60.5 percent completion-rate (3rd-lowest), 6.68 yards per attempt (6th-lowest), and have allowed a 3.95 percent touchdown-rate (8th-lowest). They're failing to generate pressure, and that isn't likely to change against a tough Colts offensive line. Still, there's no way you can trust Rivers as anything more than a back-end QB2 in Superflex leagues, as he offers no mobility, and there's zero confidence that he'll throw multiple touchdown passes (he hasn't once this year). The floor is simply too low to not have a ceiling.

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Philip Rivers throws three TD passes in Week 6 win

Philip Rivers completed 29-of-44 passes for 371 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception in Indianapolis' thrilling 31-27 win over the Bengals.

Fantasy Impact

This was the best game by Rivers this season as he threw for multiple for touchdowns for the first time as a Colt. The veteran QB and the team are on a bye in Week 7 but should have a good matchup the following week against the Lions.

John Aubin - Oct 18, 2020
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ECRBestWorst# of Experts
Week 6QB #23QB #21QB #2741
Rest of Season QB #30QB #26QB #303
Dynasty QB #33QB #31QB #388
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Statistics (avgs.)
Pass YdsPass TdsRush YdsRush TdsPoints
Last Week3713-1025.7
Last 3 Weeks2681.3-2014.8
Season to Date266.31.20014.3
Game Log
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Game Log
OPPPass YdsPass TdsRush YdsRush TdsPoints
Week 6vs. CIN3713-1025.7
Week 5@ CLE2430-107.6
Week 4@ CHI1901-4011.2
Week 3vs. NYJ21710012.7
Strength of Schedule
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Strength of Schedule (2020)
Next Gamevs. CIN1st easiest opponent
Next 3 GamesBYE, DET, BAL6th easiest opponents
Playoffs (?)LV, HOU, PIT26th easiest opponents
Rest of Season--4th easiest remaining opponents
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