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Experts' Pick
 
 
vs. JAC, Sun 4pm EDT
Philip Rivers
QB - IND
BYE WEEK
 
 
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Updated: Oct 22nd, 2020
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 9-
Best Rank# 5-
Worst Rank# 11-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. JAC-
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Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp20.1NAN
Pass Yds232NAN
Pass TD1.7NAN
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total90.385.9-
Avg Game22.614.3-
Avg Projection19.6-
Week 625.7-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather-
    
Expert Ranks 
Justin HerbertPhilip RiversAdd Player
    
Zachary HanshewZ. Hanshew
FantasyPros
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Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
7 m
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Mike WrightM. Wright
The Fantasy Footballers
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Jared SmolaJ. Smola
Draft Sharks
15 m
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Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
15 m
#8-
    
Andrew SeifterA. Seifter
FantasyPros
15 m
#7-
    
Dan McLellanD. McLe...
WBLZ Media
35 m
#7-
    
Tim JablonskiT. Jabl...
The Hateful 8
38 m
#9-
    
Greg SmithG. Smith
TwoQBs
39 m
#10-
    
Michael PetropoulosM. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
45 m
#11-
    
Chris RaybonC. Raybon
The Action Network
48 m
#9-
    
Sean KoernerS. Koerner
The Action Network
52 m
#8-
    
Doug NorrieD. Norrie
Daily Fantasy Sports Rankings
1 h
#7-
    
Marc CavigliaM. Cavi...
Bruno Boys
1 h
#9-
    
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
1 h
#11-
    
Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
1 h
#9-
    
Garret PriceG. Price
Dynasty Nerds
1 h
#9-
    
Ken ZalisK. Zalis
Pressbox
1 h
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Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
2 h
#9-
    
David BiggsD. Biggs
Drink Five
2 h
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Jamie CalandroJ. Cala...
Fantasy Team Advice
2 h
#8-
    
Jonathan StoneJ. Stone
The Hateful 8
2 h
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Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
2 h
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Andy HollowayA. Holl...
The Fantasy Footballers
2 h
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Ryan SkolrudR. Skolrud
SkullKing Sports
2 h
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Jake ArthurJ. Arthur
Colts.com
2 h
#9-
    
Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
2 h
#9-
    
Morgan ColbyM. Colby
The Fantasy Champions
3 h
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Craig PhillipsC. Phil...
FF Prophet
3 h
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Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
3 h
#9-
    
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
3 h
#10-
    
Jacob W. DunneJ. W. D...
New Life Fantasy
3 h
#10-
    
Kevin HansonK. Hanson
EDSFootball
3 h
#9-
    
Scott EngelS. Engel
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Richard SavillR. Savill
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4 h
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Estadio Fantasy
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Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
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Elliot Berkovits E. Berk...
Packer Report
4 h
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Michelle MagdziukM. Magd...
BallBlast
4 h
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Kevin RobertsK. Roberts
Breaking Football
4 h
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John HestermanJ. Hest...
Dynasty League Football
4 h
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Kate MagdziukK. Magd...
BallBlast
4 h
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Mike RigzM. Rigz
Gridiron Experts
4 h
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Kevin ScottK. Scott
The Intersecting
4 h
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Peter RogersP. Rogers
Fake Teams
5 h
#11-
    
Lawrence JacksonL. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord
5 h
#10-
    
Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
6 h
#9-
    
Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
FTN
6 h
#10-
    
Jeff PaurJ. Paur
RTSports
6 h
#13-
    
Donkey TeethD. Teeth
Razzball
6 h
#8-
    
Jason SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
6 h
#8-
    
Rudy GambleR. Gamble
Razzball
6 h
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Kevin TompkinsK. Tomp...
Fighting Chance Fantasy
6 h
#8-
    
Davis MattekD. Mattek
RotoExperts
6 h
#9-
    
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
7 h
#8-
    
Dan YanotchkoD. Yano...
EDSFootball
7 h
#9-
    
Raju ByfieldR. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
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5th Down Fantasy
7 h
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8 h
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Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
8 h
#6-
    
Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
Fantasy Team Advice
8 h
#9-
    
Patrick ThormanP. Thorman
Establish the Run
8 h
#9-
    
Gerson AguirreG. Aguirre
Going For 2
9 h
#9-
    
Tozzi BrothersT. Brot...
Legion Report
9 h
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Steven PintadoS. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches
10 h
#9-
    
Ben WasleyB. Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
13 h
#9-
    
Elisha TwerskiE. Twerski
numberFire
13 h
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Christopher DellC. Dell
Betting Predators
15 h
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Site ProjectionsS. Proj...
numberFire
15 h
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Des BielerD. Bieler
The Washington Post
16 h
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SmittyS.
SleeperU
17 h
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Tal MalachovskyT. Mala...
The Fantasy Scout
17 h
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Mundo Fantasy MXM. Fant...
Mundo Fantasy
18 h
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Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
18 h
#8-
    
Jason PetropoulosJ. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
18 h
#11-
    
Scott WhitfieldS. Whit...
Roto Rankings
19 h
#9-
    
Bill EnrightB. Enright
Sports Illustrated
19 h
#10-
    
Seth MillerS. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
20 h
#9-
    
Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
20 h
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Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
The Draft Zone
20 h
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Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
20 h
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Walter CherepinskyW. Cher...
WalterFootball
21 h
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Jason MooreJ. Moore
The Fantasy Footballers
23 h
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Frank BonincontriF. Boni...
Fantasy Wire HQ
24 h
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Matthew HillM. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football
24 h
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Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
24 h
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Real GM
24 h
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Justin DoddsJ. Dodds
Locked In Football
1 d
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Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
1 d
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Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
1 d
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Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
1 d
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Matthew BetzM. Betz
BallBlast
1 d
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Dominick PetrilloD. Petr...
Fantasy Hot Read
1 d
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Geoff LambertG. Lambert
Going For 2
1 d
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Jason WillanJ. Willan
Gridiron Experts
1 d
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Jordan RainsJ. Rains
Expand The Boxscore
1 d
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Justin GeorgeJ. George
Take Your League
1 d
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Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
1 d
#8-
    
John FergusonJ. Ferg...
FantasyData
1 d
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Zach BrunnerZ. Brunner
FlurrySports
1 d
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Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
1 d
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Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
1 d
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Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
1 d
#9-
    
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
1 d
#9-
    
Kelly SmelserK. Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
1 d
#8-
    
John PaulsenJ. Paulsen
4for4.com
1 d
#8-
    
Michael HauffM. Hauff
Gridiron Experts
1 d
#9-
    
Andy VandaA. Vanda
Take Your League
2 d
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RotoBaller
2 d
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Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
2 d
#8-
    
Derek LoflandD. Lofland
FantasyPros
2 d
#9-
    
Zach GreubelZ. Greubel
Gridiron Experts
2 d
#9-
    
Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
2 d
#9-
    
Wolf of Roto StreetW. of R...
Roto Street Journal
2 d
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Mike KruegerM. Krueger
FFToday
2 d
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Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
2 d
#7-
    
Kyle AugustK. August
FF Fellas
2 d
#9-
    
Scott SprattS. Spratt
Football Outsiders
2 d
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Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
Gridiron Experts
2 d
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Adam PfeiferA. Pfeifer
FTN
2 d
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Eric MoodyE. Moody
FantasyData
2 d
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Philip Rivers
QB - IND
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at CIN
at JAC
36/46, 363 pass yds, 1 td, 2 int
1 rush, 3 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. KC
22/33, 311 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
4 rush, 18 yds, 1 td
vs. MIN
Week 3 vs. CAR
35/49, 330 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
3 rush, 15 yds, 0 td
vs. NYJ
Week 4 at TB
20/25, 290 pass yds, 3 td, 1 int
5 rush, 14 yds, 0 td
at CHI
Week 5 at NO
20/34, 264 pass yds, 4 td, 0 int
4 rush, 8 yds, 0 td
at CLE
Week 6BYE WEEK vs. CIN
Week 7 vs. JACBYE WEEK
Week 8 at DEN at DET
Week 9 vs. LV vs. BAL
Week 10 at MIA at TEN
Week 11 vs. NYJ vs. GB
Week 12 at BUF vs. TEN
Week 13 vs. NE at HOU
Week 14 vs. ATL at LV
Week 15 at LV vs. HOU
Week 16 vs. DEN at PIT
Week 17 at KC vs. JAC
Player Projections Comparison
 
vs. JAC, Sun 4pm EDT
Philip Rivers
QB - IND
BYE WEEK
Passing
   
Pass Att34.2
Pass Cmp23.0
Pass Yards271.8
Pass TDs2.0
Ints0.8
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts3.9
Rush Yards17.7
Rush TDs0.2
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.2
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points19.6
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Philip Rivers
QB - IND
2020 Points 
Week 116.8
Week 223.211.9
Week 315.712.7
Week 424.011.2
Week 527.47.6
Week 625.7
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total90.385.9
Average22.614.3
Notes for Player Combination
 
vs. JAC, Sun 4pm EDT
Philip Rivers
QB - IND
BYE WEEK
Expert 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Can Herbert keep up his string of ridiculous performances? Based on everything that we've seen over the past few games, we have to say yes, right? Herbert could take a back seat to the Chargers run game in this one, but the matchup is simply too good to not view him as a low-end QB1 this week. 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
What an incredible start to Herbert's career. Not only was he forced his way into the starting job due to a medical mishap an hour before the game, but he's forced Anthony Lynn to change his course of action. He's thrown for seven touchdowns over his last two games against the Bucs and Saints defenses, which are no pushover matchups. His 8.5 yards per attempt ranks fifth in the NFL, so it's not just touchdowns. Now on to play against the team that's allowed the second-most yards per attempt (8.56) in all of football. They've also allowed a league-high 73.4 percent completion-rate. The issue is that teams have gone extremely run-heavy against them, as evidenced by the league-low 51.3 percent pass-rate. Because of that, we've seen just one quarterback (Philip Rivers in Week 1) throw the ball more than 36 times. Still, no quarterback has averaged less than 7.19 yards per attempt, so they haven't needed much volume to produce. It's been a bit of Jekyll and Hyde for quarterbacks, though, as Ryan Tannehill, Deshaun Watson, and Ryan Fitzpatrick were all able to finish as top-eight options, while Rivers, Joe Burrow, and Matthew Stafford finished outside the top-20. It comes down to how well the Chargers run the ball, as that's the one thing that could impact Herbert's upside. Oddsmakers have given them a 28.5-point team-implied total, which bodes well for his floor. It's hard to say Herbert isn't a low-end QB1 option this week. 
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Jaguars are just 22nd against fantasy quarterbacks and they are the bad defense that we expected they would be this season. Herbert should be a QB1 coming off his bye week.