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Experts' Pick
 
 
Philip Rivers
QB - IND
vs. TEN, Sun 1pm EST
Questionable
at JAC, Sun 1pm EST
 
 
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Recommendation

Updated: Nov 28th, 2020
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Recommended by
144 of 157 experts
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Recommended by
13 of 157 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 18# 23-
Best Rank# 12# 20-
Worst Rank# 21# 28-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. TEN at JAC-
Matchup RatingThis is a 4 star matchup. QBs perform better than their average vs TENThis is a 5 star matchup. QBs perform better than their average vs JAC-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp20.418.8
Pass Yds205.7217.1
Pass TD1.61.6
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total155.0132.7-
Avg Game15.513.3-
Avg Projection16.515.1-
Week 1122.47.1-
    
Misc 
    
Injury AlertToe-
WeatherIndoor72 F, Overcast-
    
Expert Ranks 
Philip RiversBaker MayfieldAdd Player
    
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
8 m
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Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
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Steven PintadoS. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches
2 h
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Justin WeigalJ. Weigal
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Fantasy Sports LR
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Pro Football Focus
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23 h
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23 h
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23 h
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NFL Spinzone
24 h
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2 d
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2 d
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The Draft Zone
2 d
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2 d
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2 d
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2 d
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Gridiron Experts
2 d
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Take Your League
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2 d
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2 d
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2 d
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2 d
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RotoViz
2 d
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Matt CampM. Camp
Bleacher Report
2 d
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Morgan ColbyM. Colby
The Fantasy Champions
2 d
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Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
2 d
#11#25-
    
Todd D ClarkT. D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
2 d
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Tim JablonskiT. Jabl...
The Hateful 8
2 d
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2 d
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Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
2 d
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Mundo Fantasy
2 d
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Dynasty Nerds
2 d
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2 d
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2 d
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2 d
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2 d
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Jason WillanJ. Willan
Gridiron Experts
2 d
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Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
2 d
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Doug NorrieD. Norrie
Daily Fantasy Sports Rankings
2 d
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Jeff PaurJ. Paur
RTSports
2 d
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Mike MacGregorM. MacG...
Draft Buddy
2 d
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Scott WhitfieldS. Whit...
Roto Rankings
2 d
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Donald GibsonD. Gibson
FantasyPros
2 d
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Scott SprattS. Spratt
Football Outsiders
2 d
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Tyler OrginskiT. Orgi...
Fantasy Hot Read
2 d
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Jonathan StoneJ. Stone
The Hateful 8
2 d
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Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
2 d
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Matthew FreedmanM. Free...
The Action Network
2 d
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FantasyPros
2 d
#19#23-
    
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Legion Report
2 d
#20#22-
    
Ben WasleyB. Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
2 d
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John FergusonJ. Ferg...
FantasyData
3 d
#19#24-
    
Adam PfeiferA. Pfeifer
FTN
3 d
#23#21-
    
Isaiah SiroisI. Sirois
FantasyPros
3 d
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Jason PetropoulosJ. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
3 d
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Peter RogersP. Rogers
Fake Teams
3 d
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Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
3 d
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Walter CherepinskyW. Cher...
WalterFootball
3 d
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Scott EngelS. Engel
RotoBaller
3 d
#19#21-
    
Frank BonincontriF. Boni...
Fantasy Wire HQ
3 d
#19#24-
    
Zach BrunnerZ. Brunner
FlurrySports
3 d
#18#25-
    
Greg SmithG. Smith
TwoQBs
3 d
#19#22-
    
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
3 d
#19#23-
    
Wolf of Roto StreetW. of R...
Roto Street Journal
3 d
#17#23-
    
Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
Fantasy Team Advice
3 d
#22#25-
    
Ryan SkolrudR. Skolrud
SkullKing Sports
3 d
#15#24-
    
Zachary HanshewZ. Hanshew
FantasyPros
4 d
#19#22-
    
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
4 d
#20#23-
    
Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
4 d
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Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
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Michael FabianoM. Fabiano
Sports Illustrated
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Philip Rivers
QB - IND
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at JAC
36/46, 363 pass yds, 1 td, 2 int
1 rush, 3 yds, 0 td
at BAL
21/39, 189 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
2 rush, 3 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. MIN
19/25, 214 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
4 rush, 3 yds, 0 td
vs. CIN
16/23, 219 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
3 rush, 5 yds, 0 td
Week 3 vs. NYJ
17/21, 217 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
vs. WAS
16/23, 156 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
1 rush, 1 yds, 0 td
Week 4 at CHI
16/29, 190 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
3 rush, -4 yds, 0 td
at DAL
19/30, 165 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
3 rush, 6 yds, 0 td
Week 5 at CLE
21/33, 243 pass yds, 0 td, 2 int
1 rush, -1 yds, 0 td
vs. IND
21/37, 247 pass yds, 2 td, 2 int
2 rush, 17 yds, 0 td
Week 6 vs. CIN
29/44, 371 pass yds, 3 td, 1 int
1 rush, -1 yds, 0 td
at PIT
10/18, 119 pass yds, 1 td, 2 int
1 rush, 5 yds, 0 td
Week 7BYE WEEK at CIN
22/28, 297 pass yds, 5 td, 1 int
1 rush, -1 yds, 0 td
Week 8 at DET
23/33, 262 pass yds, 3 td, 0 int
2 rush, -2 yds, 0 td
vs. LV
12/25, 122 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
6 rush, 29 yds, 0 td
Week 9 vs. BAL
25/43, 227 pass yds, 0 td, 1 int
BYE WEEK
Week 10 at TEN
29/39, 308 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
vs. HOU
12/20, 132 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
3 rush, 1 yds, 0 td
Week 11 vs. GB
24/36, 288 pass yds, 3 td, 1 int
1 rush, -1 yds, 0 td
vs. PHI
12/22, 204 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
6 rush, 9 yds, 0 td
Week 12 vs. TEN at JAC
Week 13 at HOU at TEN
Week 14 at LV vs. BAL
Week 15 vs. HOU at NYG
Week 16 at PIT at NYJ
Week 17 vs. JAC vs. PIT
Player Projections Comparison
 
Philip Rivers
QB - IND
vs. TEN, Sun 1pm EST
Questionable
at JAC, Sun 1pm EST
Passing
   
Pass Att36.430.7
Pass Cmp24.319.0
Pass Yards271.8229.7
Pass TDs1.81.6
Ints0.90.9
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.92.4
Rush Yards2.110.2
Rush TDs0.00.1
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.10.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points16.515.1
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Philip Rivers
QB - IND
2020 Points 
Week 116.810.9
Week 211.916.3
Week 312.714.3
Week 411.215.2
Week 57.617.6
Week 625.77.3
Week 730.8
Week 822.37.8
Week 98.1
Week 1016.35.4
Week 1122.47.1
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total155.0132.7
Average15.513.3
Notes for Player Combination
 
Philip Rivers
QB - IND
vs. TEN, Sun 1pm EST
Questionable
at JAC, Sun 1pm EST
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
I highlighted it last week, but Rivers has been playing much better of late. The only game he's struggled in since Week 5 was the game against the Ravens, who happen to be one of the best defenses in the league. The Titans are not one of those teams, and Rivers proved that when he completed 74.4 percent of passes for 308 yards and a touchdown against them just a few weeks ago. The Titans are one of just three teams who've generated a sack on less than 3.57 percent of dropbacks. In fact, they've generated one on just 2.95 percent of dropbacks, so if a quarterback where to drop back 40 times, he's only sacked one time. Without Jadeveon Clowney, they've only been worse. There have been just two quarterbacks all year who haven't finished at least top-16 against the Titans, and oddly enough, one of them was Ben Roethlisberger. Just two quarterbacks (Drew Lock, Lamar Jackson) have failed to throw for at least 249 yards, which is where we find the floor for Rivers, as he obviously has no mobility. The Titans have also allowed multiple passing touchdowns in 7-of-10 games, though Rivers wasn't one of them as Nyheim Hines stole the show. If their last meeting taught us anything, it's that Rivers should deliver a solid floor as a QB2, though we're in big trouble if he has an off day throwing the ball. If you're okay with some risk, he's fine as a top-18 play.I don't care which quarterback we were talking about, but if someone is averaging just 26.5 pass attempts per game, he's not going to be a fantasy asset unless he offers Lamar Jackson-like mobility. It's fair to say Mayfield doesn't. Not just that, but he hasn't been an efficient passer, completing just 60.8 percent of his passes for 7.0 yards per attempt. He has thrown a touchdown on 5.7 percent of his passes, which is above the league average, but again, the lack of volume is limiting him to just 1.5 touchdowns per game. This week's matchup is enticing, though. Passing, rushing, it doesn't matter; the Jaguars have allowed 1.59 PPR points per offensive play to their opponents, which is the second-most in the league, behind only the Falcons. Them and the Jets are the only two teams who are below average against every position. It sure helps that they've allowed a touchdown pass on 6.03 percent of pass attempts, which ranks as the fourth-highest mark in the league. It also helps to know quarterbacks have completed 70.1 percent of their passes against them. They just haven't generated pressure, as evidenced by their league-low 2.52 percent sack-rate. It won't help that they'll be without Josh Allen, their top pass-rusher for this game. We know Mayfield isn't a mobile quarterback, so when you break it down to passes only (no rushing), the Jaguars have allowed a massive 0.548 fantasy points per pass attempt to quarterbacks, which is the third-most in football. Even if Mayfield threw the ball just 30 times, it would amount to 16.4 fantasy points on average, which is a decent mark for streamers. But can we count on 30 pass attempts? That's a number he hasn't hit since way back in Week 5. Mayfield hasn't thrown for more than 247 yards in 9-of-10 games this year, which means he's extremely touchdown-dependent. The Browns should be running the ball in the red zone, which makes Mayfield a low-end QB2 despite the plus matchup.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Rivers has averaged a healthy 18.97 fantasy points in his last 5 games and he had 16.3 fantasy points the last time he played Tennessee. Rivers is a solid QB2 this week. 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Rivers put up over 300 yards against this defense the last time they played and he's coming off a three-touchdown game against the Packers secondary. If you're looking for a streaming option in week 12, it's not a bad strategy to ride the "hot hand" and drop Rivers into your starting QB slot.With dealing with the rain last week, Mayfield struggled to get anything done against a solid Eagles defense. He has a much better matchup here against the Jaguars, but there's a strong possibility that the Browns only throw the ball 18 times in this game. Mayfield's in the streaming conversation due to the matchup, but he's certainly a risky start.