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  Philip RiversP. Rivers
QB - IND
Philip Rivers
vs. NYJ, Sun 4pm EDT
Joe FlaccoJ. Flacco
QB - NYJ
Joe Flacco
at IND, Sun 4pm EDT
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 22-
Best Rank# 18-
Worst Rank# 27-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. NYJ at IND-
Matchup RatingThis is a 3 star matchup. QBs perform close to their average vs NYJThis is a 3 star matchup. QBs perform close to their average vs IND-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp24.715.7
Pass Yds241132
Pass TD1.71.3
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total41.40.0-
Avg Game13.8-
Avg Projection16.5-
Week 211.9-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  Philip RiversP. Rivers
QB - IND
Philip Rivers
Joe FlaccoJ. Flacco
QB - NYJ
Joe Flacco
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at JAC
36/46, 363 pass yds, 1 td, 2 int
1 rush, 3 yds, 0 td
at BUF
Week 2 vs. MIN
19/25, 214 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
4 rush, 3 yds, 0 td
vs. SF
Week 3 vs. NYJ at IND
Week 4 at CHI vs. DEN
Week 5 at CLE vs. ARI
Week 6 vs. CIN at LAC
Week 7BYE WEEK vs. BUF
Week 8 at DET at KC
Week 9 vs. BAL vs. NE
Week 10 at TEN at MIA
Week 11 vs. GBBYE WEEK
Week 12 vs. TEN vs. MIA
Week 13 at HOU vs. LV
Week 14 at LV at SEA
Week 15 vs. HOU at LAR
Week 16 at PIT vs. CLE
Week 17 vs. JAC at NE
Player Projections Comparison
  Philip RiversP. Rivers
QB - IND
Philip Rivers
vs. NYJ, Sun 4pm EDT
Joe FlaccoJ. Flacco
QB - NYJ
Joe Flacco
at IND, Sun 4pm EDT
OUT
Passing
   
Pass Att33.0
Pass Cmp21.7
Pass Yards260.8
Pass TDs1.9
Ints0.8
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts1.5
Rush Yards2.5
Rush TDs0.0
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points16.5
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Philip RiversP. Rivers
QB - IND
Philip Rivers
Joe FlaccoJ. Flacco
QB - NYJ
Joe Flacco
2020 Points 
Week 116.8
Week 211.9
Week 312.7
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total41.40.0
Average13.8
Notes for Player Combination
  Philip RiversP. Rivers
QB - IND
Philip Rivers
vs. NYJ, Sun 4pm EDT
Joe FlaccoJ. Flacco
QB - NYJ
Joe Flacco
at IND, Sun 4pm EDT
OUT
Expert 
Isaiah Sirois
FantasyPros
Rivers finished as the QB22 in Week 1 and the QB26 in Week 2. Those are low-end QB2 numbers, and we shouldn't expect anything more out of him in Week 3. Sure, the Jets have an abysmal defense, but the Colts won't need to pass much to win. They're 11.5-point favorites over New York, and I would be surprised to see Rivers attempt more than 25 passing plays. While he could get lucky and score some of the teams' early touchdowns, I'm not banking on it, as the Colts have the talented Jonathan Taylor in their backfield. 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
First it was Marlon Mack, and now it's Parris Campbell. The Colts skill-position players are dropping like flies. After trusting Rivers to drop back and throw the ball 46 times in Week 1, they reeled him back in for Week 2 as he threw just 25 pass attempts. There was just one game during the entire 2019 season where he threw the ball fewer than 28 times. Does Frank Reich attack the weakness of the Jets defense, or do they play it close to the vest and keep the ball on the ground? The Jets have allowed a ridiculously high 75.3 percent of passes be completed, but teams have chosen to run the ball on 43.6 percent of plays against them, which is the 13th-highest percentage in the league. We've seen both Josh Allen and Jimmy Garoppolo throw for two touchdowns against them in the first two weeks, which is something that only happened six times in 2019 (multiple passing touchdowns). Some would be surprised that under Gregg Williams (span of 18 games), the Jets defense has allowed just four quarterbacks average more than 8.0 yards per attempt. Rivers should offer a floor of 250 passing yards and a touchdown, but I don't know if he has much of a ceiling here. He's a middling QB2 in a good matchup. 
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Jets are just 26th against fantasy quarterbacks, but Rivers has shown to be no more than a QB2 early in the season.