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Experts' Pick
 
 
Philip Rivers
QB - IND
at DET, Sun 1pm EST
Drew Lock
QB - DEN
Drew Lock
Drew Lock
QB - DEN
vs. LAC, Sun 4pm EST
 
 
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Updated: Oct 31st, 2020
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 22# 26-
Best Rank# 17# 21-
Worst Rank# 27# 28-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at DET vs. LAC-
Matchup RatingThis is a 3 star matchup. QBs perform close to their average vs DETThis is a 5 star matchup. QBs perform better than their average vs LAC-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp15.116.6
Pass Yds165.8168.8
Pass TD1.21.2
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total85.932.4-
Avg Game14.38.1-
Avg Projection16.012.9-
Week 715.0-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
WeatherIndoor64 F, Clear-
    
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BallBlast
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Fantasy Team Advice
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2 d
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Philip Rivers
QB - IND
Drew Lock
QB - DEN
Drew Lock
Drew Lock
QB - DEN
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at JAC
36/46, 363 pass yds, 1 td, 2 int
1 rush, 3 yds, 0 td
vs. TEN
22/33, 216 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
3 rush, 5 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. MIN
19/25, 214 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
4 rush, 3 yds, 0 td
at PIT
1/5, 20 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
Week 3 vs. NYJ
17/21, 217 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
vs. TB
Week 4 at CHI
16/29, 190 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
3 rush, -4 yds, 0 td
at NYJ
Week 5 at CLE
21/33, 243 pass yds, 0 td, 2 int
1 rush, -1 yds, 0 td
BYE WEEK
Week 6 vs. CIN
29/44, 371 pass yds, 3 td, 1 int
1 rush, -1 yds, 0 td
at NE
10/24, 189 pass yds, 0 td, 2 int
5 rush, -1 yds, 0 td
Week 7BYE WEEK vs. KC
24/40, 254 pass yds, 0 td, 2 int
3 rush, 8 yds, 1 td
Week 8 at DET vs. LAC
Week 9 vs. BAL at ATL
Week 10 at TEN at LV
Week 11 vs. GB vs. MIA
Week 12 vs. TEN vs. NO
Week 13 at HOU at KC
Week 14 at LV at CAR
Week 15 vs. HOU vs. BUF
Week 16 at PIT at LAC
Week 17 vs. JAC vs. LV
Player Projections Comparison
 
Philip Rivers
QB - IND
at DET, Sun 1pm EST
Drew Lock
QB - DEN
Drew Lock
Drew Lock
QB - DEN
vs. LAC, Sun 4pm EST
Passing
   
Pass Att33.533.2
Pass Cmp22.020.5
Pass Yards263.9224.8
Pass TDs1.71.1
Ints0.70.9
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts1.22.6
Rush Yards2.110.9
Rush TDs0.00.1
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.10.2
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points16.012.9
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Philip Rivers
QB - IND
Drew Lock
QB - DEN
Drew Lock
Drew Lock
QB - DEN
2020 Points 
Week 116.813.1
Week 211.9-1.2
Week 312.7
Week 411.2
Week 57.6
Week 625.75.5
Week 715.0
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total85.932.4
Average14.38.1
Notes for Player Combination
 
Philip Rivers
QB - IND
at DET, Sun 1pm EST
Drew Lock
QB - DEN
Drew Lock
Drew Lock
QB - DEN
vs. LAC, Sun 4pm EST
Expert 
Zachary Hanshew
FantasyPros
 Lock just hasn't been there for fantasy purposes this season, though he could be in line for a sneaky-good day against a Chargers defense currently allowing the third-most points to the position. He's a back-end QB2 for Week 8.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Rivers has a fine matchup here, but at this stage of his career, you simply can't trust him for fantasy purposes. I'd recommend looking elsewhere.Lock hasn't looked great coming off of his injury. He can be avoided for fantasy purposes.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
Can you believe that Rivers has a higher QB Rating when under pressure than when he does in a clean pocket? Seriously. He has a 104.9 QB Rating under pressure, which ranks as the second-highest mark in the league, while posting just an 89.4 QB Rating without pressure. That doesn't help fantasy managers too much, but it's interesting nonetheless. The Lions have only generated a sack on 3.64 percent of dropbacks, so is that a bad thing for Rivers? I'm kidding. Those numbers should even out over time for him. Rivers is coming off his best fantasy day as a Colts player, as he posted 24.7 fantasy points against the Bengals, which topped his piddly 14.8 points in Week 1. It's tough to say you should be considering him after just one of his six games has produced 15-plus fantasy points. The Lions matchup hasn't been one to run from for fantasy managers, as there hasn't been one quarterback who's finished outside the top 20 against them. It's also worth noting that there has been just one quarterback who's finished better than QB10, so quarterbacks have essentially lived in the QB2 territory. Just one quarterback has topped 270 yards, and just one quarterback has thrown more than two touchdowns. Their opponents have averaged 35.3 pass attempts per game and 7.45 yards per attempt, which are both essentially the league average. That's probably the definition of this matchup... average. Rivers is just a mid-to-low-end QB2 with his lack of upside.Prior to the snowstorm against the Chiefs, Lock had 27.4 percent of his passes travel over 20 yards, which was the highest percentage in the league, as no other quarterback was over 20.6 percent. The unfortunate part is that he's completed just 3-of-17 on those passes. Considering he's got a 13.1 QB Rating on deep balls, maybe Pat Shurmur should dial that down a bit? The Chargers are the next up, and while they've allowed three 300-yard passers through six games, every one of those quarterbacks threw at least 46 passes. They've held 4-of-6 quarterbacks to 6.9 or less yards per attempt, and it's all combined to where they're allowing just 6.88 yards per attempt on the season, which ranks as the eighth-lowest mark in the league. They've had tough competition, too, as they've played against Patrick Mahomes, Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Gardner Minshew, Joe Burrow, and Teddy Bridgewater. So, to know they've allowed the third-most fantasy points to quarterbacks with that competition makes sense. It also doesn't help matters that they've allowed the sixth-most fantasy points on the ground to quarterbacks. Lock has 12 rushing yards through four games this year. He's not someone I'd recommend as a streamer.