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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
 
Jared Goff
QB - LAR
Jared Goff
Jared Goff
QB - LAR
vs. SF, Sun 4pm EST
Philip Rivers
QB - IND
vs. TEN, Sun 1pm EST
 
 
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Updated: Nov 27th, 2020
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 17# 18-
Best Rank# 14# 12-
Worst Rank# 24# 24-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. SF vs. TEN-
Matchup RatingThis is a 3 star matchup. QBs perform close to their average vs SFThis is a 4 star matchup. QBs perform better than their average vs TEN-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp15.720.4
Pass Yds161.2205.7
Pass TD1.31.6
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total181.3155.0-
Avg Game18.115.5-
Avg Projection16.916.5-
Week 1125.022.4-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather73 F, Clear throughout the day.Indoor-
    
Expert Ranks 
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Matt BrandonM. Brandon
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Jared SmolaJ. Smola
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Andrew SeifterA. Seifter
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#14#19-
    
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
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#17#18-
    
Chris RaybonC. Raybon
The Action Network
12 h
#19#24-
    
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
12 h
#12#20-
    
Andrew EricksonA. Eric...
Pro Football Focus
12 h
#19#22-
    
Andy HollowayA. Holl...
The Fantasy Footballers
13 h
#16#18-
    
Jeff RatcliffeJ. Ratc...
FTN
13 h
#19#18-
    
Justin BooneJ. Boone
theScore
13 h
#21#18-
    
Dave MajorD. Major
XN Sports
13 h
#19#16-
    
David ZachD. Zach
FantasyPros
13 h
#17#20-
    
Nathan JahnkeN. Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
13 h
#18#19-
    
Sean KoernerS. Koerner
The Action Network
13 h
#21#19-
    
Rudy GambleR. Gamble
Razzball
13 h
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Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
Gridiron Experts
13 h
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Elisha TwerskiE. Twerski
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Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
The Draft Zone
13 h
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Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
13 h
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Patrick ThormanP. Thorman
Establish the Run
13 h
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14 h
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Justin GeorgeJ. George
Take Your League
14 h
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FTN
15 h
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16 h
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17 h
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17 h
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17 h
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Fantasy Team Advice
17 h
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David BiggsD. Biggs
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Zach GreubelZ. Greubel
Gridiron Experts
17 h
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Matthew BetzM. Betz
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17 h
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Huseyin AksuH. Aksu
Fantasy Couch
17 h
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Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
17 h
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Nick MarianoN. Mariano
RotoBaller
17 h
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Andy VandaA. Vanda
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17 h
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Andy SingletonA. Sing...
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17 h
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Frank StampflF. Stampfl
CBS Sports
17 h
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Matt SchaufM. Schauf
Draft Sharks
17 h
#18#19-
    
Jake ArthurJ. Arthur
Colts.com
17 h
#18#19-
    
Eric MoodyE. Moody
FantasyData
17 h
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Ken ZalisK. Zalis
Pressbox
17 h
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Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
17 h
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Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
17 h
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Jacob W. DunneJ. W. D...
New Life Fantasy
17 h
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Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
17 h
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Marc CavigliaM. Cavi...
Bruno Boys
17 h
#18#19-
    
Dan McLellanD. McLe...
WBLZ Media
17 h
#16#19-
    
Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
17 h
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Michael HauffM. Hauff
Gridiron Experts
17 h
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Robert WaziakR. Waziak
The Fantasy Footballers
17 h
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Alex BlickleA. Blickle
Fantasy Team Advice
17 h
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Nick HumphreysN. Hump...
Fantasy Victors
17 h
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Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
17 h
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Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
17 h
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Fantrax
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Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
17 h
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Tal MalachovskyT. Mala...
The Fantasy Scout
17 h
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Lawrence JacksonL. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord
17 h
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Bill EnrightB. Enright
Sports Illustrated
17 h
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Dynasty League Football
17 h
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Mike HarmonM. Harmon
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The Fantasy Footballers
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The Fantasy Coaches
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FF Prophet
17 h
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17 h
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Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
FTN
17 h
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Matt De LimaM. De Lima
Sports Illustrated
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SportsLine
18 h
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Mike RigzM. Rigz
Gridiron Experts
18 h
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DailyRotoD.
DailyRoto
18 h
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Scott SmithS. Smith
RotoViz
18 h
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Matt CampM. Camp
Bleacher Report
18 h
#19#17-
    
Morgan ColbyM. Colby
The Fantasy Champions
18 h
#17#19-
    
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
18 h
#18#19-
    
Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
18 h
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The Fantasy Fix
18 h
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Brandon MurchisonB. Murc...
RotoBaller
18 h
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Tim JablonskiT. Jabl...
The Hateful 8
18 h
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Dominick PetrilloD. Petr...
Fantasy Hot Read
18 h
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Staff RankingsS. Rank...
QB List
18 h
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Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
18 h
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John HestermanJ. Hest...
Dynasty League Football
18 h
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Mundo Fantasy
18 h
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Seth MillerS. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
18 h
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Justin SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
18 h
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Garret PriceG. Price
Dynasty Nerds
18 h
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Derek LoflandD. Lofland
FantasyPros
18 h
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Michelle MagdziukM. Magd...
BallBlast
18 h
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Thor AkerleyT. Akerley
Fantasy Team Advice
18 h
#16#19-
    
Dan YanotchkoD. Yano...
EDSFootball
18 h
#17#19-
    
Jason WillanJ. Willan
Gridiron Experts
18 h
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Site ProjectionsS. Proj...
numberFire
18 h
#22#17-
    
Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
19 h
#17#19-
    
Doug NorrieD. Norrie
Daily Fantasy Sports Rankings
19 h
#21#20-
    
Jeff PaurJ. Paur
RTSports
19 h
#15#19-
    
Mike MacGregorM. MacG...
Draft Buddy
19 h
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Scott WhitfieldS. Whit...
Roto Rankings
19 h
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Donald GibsonD. Gibson
FantasyPros
19 h
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Scott SprattS. Spratt
Football Outsiders
19 h
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Tyler OrginskiT. Orgi...
Fantasy Hot Read
19 h
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Jonathan StoneJ. Stone
The Hateful 8
20 h
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Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
20 h
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Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
20 h
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Matthew FreedmanM. Free...
The Action Network
21 h
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Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
21 h
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Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
21 h
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Tozzi BrothersT. Brot...
Legion Report
22 h
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Ben WasleyB. Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
23 h
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Seth KleinS. Klein
Fantrax
1 d
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Christopher DellC. Dell
Betting Predators
1 d
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John FergusonJ. Ferg...
FantasyData
1 d
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Adam PfeiferA. Pfeifer
FTN
1 d
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Isaiah SiroisI. Sirois
FantasyPros
1 d
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Jason PetropoulosJ. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
1 d
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Michael PetropoulosM. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
1 d
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Peter RogersP. Rogers
Fake Teams
1 d
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Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
1 d
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Walter CherepinskyW. Cher...
WalterFootball
1 d
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Mike KruegerM. Krueger
FFToday
1 d
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Scott EngelS. Engel
RotoBaller
1 d
#16#19-
    
Frank BonincontriF. Boni...
Fantasy Wire HQ
1 d
#16#19-
    
Zach BrunnerZ. Brunner
FlurrySports
2 d
#19#18-
    
Greg SmithG. Smith
TwoQBs
2 d
#15#19-
    
2 d
#16#20-
    
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
2 d
#18#19-
    
Kevin RobertsK. Roberts
Breaking Football
2 d
#17#20-
    
Wolf of Roto StreetW. of R...
Roto Street Journal
2 d
#16#17-
    
Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
Fantasy Team Advice
2 d
#21#22-
    
Ryan SkolrudR. Skolrud
SkullKing Sports
2 d
#18#15-
    
SmittyS.
SleeperU
2 d
#16#21-
    
Kevin TompkinsK. Tomp...
Fighting Chance Fantasy
2 d
#19#22-
    
Zachary HanshewZ. Hanshew
FantasyPros
2 d
#17#19-
    
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
3 d
#17#20-
    
Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
3 d
#18#13-
    
Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
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Michael FabianoM. Fabiano
Sports Illustrated
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Jared Goff
QB - LAR
Jared Goff
Jared Goff
QB - LAR
Philip Rivers
QB - IND
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. DAL
20/31, 275 pass yds, 0 td, 1 int
4 rush, 15 yds, 0 td
at JAC
36/46, 363 pass yds, 1 td, 2 int
1 rush, 3 yds, 0 td
Week 2 at PHI
20/27, 267 pass yds, 3 td, 0 int
7 rush, 13 yds, 0 td
vs. MIN
19/25, 214 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
4 rush, 3 yds, 0 td
Week 3 at BUF
23/32, 321 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
2 rush, 4 yds, 1 td
vs. NYJ
17/21, 217 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
Week 4 vs. NYG
25/32, 200 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
3 rush, -3 yds, 0 td
at CHI
16/29, 190 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
3 rush, -4 yds, 0 td
Week 5 at WAS
21/30, 309 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
3 rush, 0 yds, 1 td
at CLE
21/33, 243 pass yds, 0 td, 2 int
1 rush, -1 yds, 0 td
Week 6 at SF
19/38, 198 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
1 rush, 10 yds, 0 td
vs. CIN
29/44, 371 pass yds, 3 td, 1 int
1 rush, -1 yds, 0 td
Week 7 vs. CHI
23/33, 220 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
4 rush, 1 yds, 0 td
BYE WEEK
Week 8 at MIA
35/61, 355 pass yds, 1 td, 2 int
at DET
23/33, 262 pass yds, 3 td, 0 int
2 rush, -2 yds, 0 td
Week 9BYE WEEK vs. BAL
25/43, 227 pass yds, 0 td, 1 int
Week 10 vs. SEA
27/37, 302 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
5 rush, 4 yds, 0 td
at TEN
29/39, 308 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
Week 11 at TB
39/51, 376 pass yds, 3 td, 2 int
1 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
vs. GB
24/36, 288 pass yds, 3 td, 1 int
1 rush, -1 yds, 0 td
Week 12 vs. SF vs. TEN
Week 13 at ARI at HOU
Week 14 vs. NE at LV
Week 15 vs. NYJ vs. HOU
Week 16 at SEA at PIT
Week 17 vs. ARI vs. JAC
Player Projections Comparison
 
Jared Goff
QB - LAR
Jared Goff
Jared Goff
QB - LAR
vs. SF, Sun 4pm EST
Philip Rivers
QB - IND
vs. TEN, Sun 1pm EST
Passing
   
Pass Att36.836.4
Pass Cmp24.124.3
Pass Yards274.6272.0
Pass TDs1.71.8
Ints0.90.9
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts2.10.9
Rush Yards6.12.1
Rush TDs0.10.0
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.20.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points16.916.5
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Jared Goff
QB - LAR
Jared Goff
Jared Goff
QB - LAR
Philip Rivers
QB - IND
2020 Points 
Week 111.516.8
Week 224.011.9
Week 328.212.7
Week 411.711.2
Week 525.47.6
Week 615.925.7
Week 716.9
Week 812.222.3
Week 98.1
Week 1010.516.3
Week 1125.022.4
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total181.3155.0
Average18.115.5
Notes for Player Combination
 
Jared Goff
QB - LAR
Jared Goff
Jared Goff
QB - LAR
vs. SF, Sun 4pm EST
Philip Rivers
QB - IND
vs. TEN, Sun 1pm EST
Expert 
Zachary Hanshew
FantasyPros
Goff is coming off a monster performance against Tampa Bay in Week 11, but he's got another tough matchup with San Francisco on tap. Goff is more of a mid-range QB2 for Week 12. 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
After throwing just 10 touchdowns in his previous seven games, Goff goes off and throws for 376 yards and three touchdowns against a Bucs defense that was one of the best in the league coming into that game. Goff has now thrown for 300-plus yards in three straight games, though the matchup in Week 12 is a rematch of the game he threw for a season-low 198 yards back in Week 6. The 49ers pass defense isn't the one it used to be, but it's worth noting that just two quarterbacks have averaged more than 7.05 yards per attempt against them this year. There have been five quarterbacks who've finished top-12 against them, but two of them did solely because of their rushing totals, something we don't get out of Goff. Since the start of last year, Goff has played them three times, completing just 59-of-108 attempts (54.6 percent) for 599 yards (5.55 yards per attempt) with four touchdowns and two interceptions. The 49ers have seen just 31.4 pass attempts per game against them, so volume seems to be out of the question, too. The 219.6 passing yards per game they've allowed ranks as the second-fewest to only Washington. I wouldn't be pushing my luck with Goff this week.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.
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.