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Experts' Pick
 
 
Philip Rivers
QB - IND
at DET, Sun 1pm EST
BYE WEEK
 
 
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Updated: Oct 31st, 2020
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 22-
Best Rank# 17-
Worst Rank# 27-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at DET-
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Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp15.1NAN
Pass Yds165.8NAN
Pass TD1.2NAN
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total85.9135.3-
Avg Game14.319.3-
Avg Projection16.0-
Week 719.0-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
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Expert Ranks 
Philip RiversGardner Minshew IIAdd Player
    
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
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Geoff LambertG. Lambert
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Kevin ScottK. Scott
The Intersecting
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Ben WasleyB. Wasley
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Estadio Fantasy
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Christopher DellC. Dell
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RotoBaller
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Mike WrightM. Wright
The Fantasy Footballers
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The Fantasy Footballers
5 h
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Patrick ThormanP. Thorman
Establish the Run
5 h
#20-
    
John HestermanJ. Hest...
Dynasty League Football
5 h
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Tal MalachovskyT. Mala...
The Fantasy Scout
5 h
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Brandon MurchisonB. Murc...
RotoBaller
6 h
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Mundo Fantasy MXM. Fant...
Mundo Fantasy
6 h
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Steven PintadoS. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches
7 h
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Dan McLellanD. McLe...
WBLZ Media
7 h
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Elliot Berkovits E. Berk...
Packer Report
8 h
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Jason PetropoulosJ. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
8 h
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Dominick PetrilloD. Petr...
Fantasy Hot Read
8 h
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Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
8 h
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8 h
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Fantasy Couch
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Kelly SmelserK. Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
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#21-
    
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Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
11 h
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Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
FTN
11 h
#22-
    
Garret PriceG. Price
Dynasty Nerds
11 h
#18-
    
David BiggsD. Biggs
Drink Five
11 h
#22-
    
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
11 h
#22-
    
Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
11 h
#25-
    
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The Football Girl
12 h
#23-
    
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12 h
#22-
    
Ken ZalisK. Zalis
Pressbox
12 h
#22-
    
Drew DeLucaD. DeLuca
NFL Spinzone
14 h
#22-
    
Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
15 h
#24-
    
Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
Fantasy Team Advice
17 h
#17-
    
Jared SmolaJ. Smola
Draft Sharks
18 h
#22-
    
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
20 h
#22-
    
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Des BielerD. Bieler
The Washington Post
1 d
#22-
    
Chris RaybonC. Raybon
The Action Network
1 d
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Kevin HansonK. Hanson
EDSFootball
1 d
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1 d
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XN Sports
1 d
#21-
    
Donald GibsonD. Gibson
FantasyPros
1 d
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1 d
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Doug NorrieD. Norrie
Daily Fantasy Sports Rankings
1 d
#18-
    
Nick MarianoN. Mariano
RotoBaller
1 d
#18-
    
Raju ByfieldR. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
1 d
#20-
    
Jake CielyJ. Ciely
The Athletic
1 d
#22-
    
Matthew FreedmanM. Free...
The Action Network
1 d
#24-
    
Tyler OrginskiT. Orgi...
Fantasy Hot Read
1 d
#23-
    
Robert WaziakR. Waziak
The Fantasy Footballers
1 d
#21-
    
Jeff RatcliffeJ. Ratc...
FTN
1 d
#23-
    
Andy SingletonA. Sing...
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1 d
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Heath CappsH. Capps
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1 d
#18-
    
Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
Gridiron Experts
1 d
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Jason WillanJ. Willan
Gridiron Experts
1 d
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Jason MooreJ. Moore
The Fantasy Footballers
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Justin DoddsJ. Dodds
Locked In Football
1 d
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Steven SpaccarotelliS. Spac...
SleeperWire
1 d
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Justin GeorgeJ. George
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1 d
#22-
    
Mike HarmonM. Harmon
Swollen Dome
1 d
#23-
    
Nathan JahnkeN. Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
1 d
#22-
    
Justin BooneJ. Boone
theScore
1 d
#22-
    
Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
The Draft Zone
1 d
#21-
    
Andrew EricksonA. Eric...
Pro Football Focus
1 d
#23-
    
Thor AkerleyT. Akerley
Fantasy Team Advice
1 d
#22-
    
Mick CiallelaM. Cial...
Fantrax
1 d
#22-
    
Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
1 d
#22-
    
Zachary HanshewZ. Hanshew
FantasyPros
1 d
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Zach GreubelZ. Greubel
Gridiron Experts
1 d
#22-
    
Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
1 d
#18-
    
Scott SprattS. Spratt
Football Outsiders
1 d
#20-
    
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BallBlast
1 d
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Matthew BetzM. Betz
BallBlast
1 d
#19-
    
Michael HauffM. Hauff
Gridiron Experts
1 d
#20-
    
Derek LoflandD. Lofland
FantasyPros
1 d
#20-
    
Todd D ClarkT. D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
1 d
#22-
    
Sean KoernerS. Koerner
The Action Network
1 d
#17-
    
Matthew HillM. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football
1 d
#22-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
Important Nonsense
1 d
#22-
    
Bill EnrightB. Enright
Sports Illustrated
1 d
#22-
    
Mike RigzM. Rigz
Gridiron Experts
1 d
#22-
    
Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
1 d
#22-
    
Eric MoodyE. Moody
FantasyData
1 d
#22-
    
Michael PetropoulosM. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
1 d
#22-
    
Kevin TompkinsK. Tomp...
Fighting Chance Fantasy
1 d
#18-
    
Scott SmithS. Smith
RotoViz
1 d
#22-
    
Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
1 d
#20-
    
John FergusonJ. Ferg...
FantasyData
1 d
#22-
    
Matt De LimaM. De Lima
Sports Illustrated
1 d
#23-
    
Elisha TwerskiE. Twerski
numberFire
1 d
#23-
    
Seth MillerS. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
1 d
#22-
    
Seth KleinS. Klein
Fantrax
1 d
#20-
    
Muntradamus M.
Beast Dome
1 d
#22-
    
Andy VandaA. Vanda
Take Your League
1 d
#20-
    
Kyle AugustK. August
Fantasy Football Smackdown
1 d
#22-
    
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
1 d
#22-
    
Neema HodjatN. Hodjat
Real GM
1 d
#21-
    
Tim JablonskiT. Jabl...
The Hateful 8
1 d
#22-
    
Adam PfeiferA. Pfeifer
FTN
1 d
#21-
    
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
1 d
#22-
    
Justin SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
1 d
#22-
    
Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
1 d
#19-
    
Dan YanotchkoD. Yano...
EDSFootball
1 d
#22-
    
Rob WilsonR. Wilson
The Fantasy Footballers
1 d
#22-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
QB List
1 d
#22-
    
Matt CampM. Camp
Bleacher Report
1 d
#22-
    
Craig PhillipsC. Phil...
FF Prophet
1 d
#22-
    
Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
1 d
#22-
    
Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
1 d
#21-
    
Matt SchaufM. Schauf
Draft Sharks
1 d
#18-
    
David ZachD. Zach
FantasyPros
1 d
#22-
    
John PaulsenJ. Paulsen
4for4.com
1 d
#21-
    
Isaiah SiroisI. Sirois
FantasyPros
1 d
#22-
    
Tozzi BrothersT. Brot...
Legion Report
1 d
#22-
    
Morgan ColbyM. Colby
The Fantasy Champions
1 d
#23-
    
Gerson AguirreG. Aguirre
Going For 2
1 d
#22-
    
Mike MacGregorM. MacG...
Draft Buddy
1 d
#21-
    
1 d
#22-
    
Kevin RobertsK. Roberts
Breaking Football
1 d
#19-
    
Davis MattekD. Mattek
RotoExperts
1 d
#22-
    
Alex BlickleA. Blickle
Fantasy Team Advice
1 d
#22-
    
Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
2 d
#22-
    
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
2 d
#19-
    
Justin WeigalJ. Weigal
FantasySharks
2 d
#23-
    
Jeff PaurJ. Paur
RTSports
2 d
#20-
    
Michelle MagdziukM. Magd...
BallBlast
2 d
#23-
    
Jamie CalandroJ. Cala...
Fantasy Team Advice
2 d
#20-
    
Lawrence JacksonL. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord
2 d
#20-
    
Jake ArthurJ. Arthur
Colts.com
2 d
#14-
    
Scott WhitfieldS. Whit...
Roto Rankings
2 d
#20-
    
Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
2 d
#21-
    
Marc CavigliaM. Cavi...
Bruno Boys
2 d
#22-
    
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
2 d
#19-
    
SmittyS.
SleeperU
2 d
#22-
    
Walter CherepinskyW. Cher...
WalterFootball
2 d
#15-
    
Mike KruegerM. Krueger
FFToday
2 d
#20-
    
Zach BrunnerZ. Brunner
FlurrySports
2 d
#24-
    
Frank BonincontriF. Boni...
Fantasy Wire HQ
2 d
#21-
    
Wolf of Roto StreetW. of R...
Roto Street Journal
2 d
#22-
    
Husein ShabazzH. Shabazz
SleeperWire
2 d
#22-
    
Peter RogersP. Rogers
Fake Teams
3 d
#21-
    
Matt BrandonM. Brandon
Matt Brandon
3 d
#21-
    
Michael FabianoM. Fabiano
Sports Illustrated
1 w
#22-
    
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
vs. IND
19/20, 173 pass yds, 3 td, 0 int
5 rush, 19 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. MIN
19/25, 214 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
4 rush, 3 yds, 0 td
at TEN
30/45, 339 pass yds, 3 td, 2 int
4 rush, 19 yds, 0 td
Week 3 vs. NYJ
17/21, 217 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
vs. MIA
30/42, 275 pass yds, 0 td, 1 int
3 rush, 22 yds, 0 td
Week 4 at CHI
16/29, 190 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
3 rush, -4 yds, 0 td
at CIN
27/40, 351 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
2 rush, 9 yds, 0 td
Week 5 at CLE
21/33, 243 pass yds, 0 td, 2 int
1 rush, -1 yds, 0 td
at HOU
31/49, 301 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
4 rush, 18 yds, 0 td
Week 6 vs. CIN
29/44, 371 pass yds, 3 td, 1 int
1 rush, -1 yds, 0 td
vs. DET
25/44, 243 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
3 rush, 14 yds, 1 td
Week 7BYE WEEK at LAC
14/27, 173 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
4 rush, 21 yds, 0 td
Week 8 at DETBYE WEEK
Week 9 vs. BAL vs. HOU
Week 10 at TEN at GB
Week 11 vs. GB vs. PIT
Week 12 vs. TEN vs. CLE
Week 13 at HOU at MIN
Week 14 at LV vs. TEN
Week 15 vs. HOU at BAL
Week 16 at PIT vs. CHI
Week 17 vs. JAC at IND
Player Projections Comparison
 
Philip Rivers
QB - IND
at DET, Sun 1pm EST
BYE WEEK
Passing
   
Pass Att33.5
Pass Cmp22.0
Pass Yards263.9
Pass TDs1.7
Ints0.7
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts1.2
Rush Yards2.1
Rush TDs0.0
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points16.0
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Philip Rivers
QB - IND
2020 Points 
Week 116.820.8
Week 211.925.5
Week 312.710.2
Week 411.221.9
Week 57.619.8
Week 625.718.1
Week 719.0
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total85.9135.3
Average14.319.3
Notes for Player Combination
 
Philip Rivers
QB - IND
at DET, Sun 1pm EST
BYE WEEK
Expert 
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. 
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.