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Philip Rivers or Mitch Trubisky

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Experts' Pick
 
  Philip Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
vs. IND, Sun 4pm EDT
Mitch Trubisky
QB - CHI
Mitch Trubisky
vs. GB, Thu 8pm EDT
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 11# 19-
Best Rank# 9# 4-
Worst Rank# 23# 21-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. IND vs. GB-
Matchup Rank2215-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp00
Pass Yds00
Pass TD00
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total284.9262.9-
Avg Game17.818.8-
Avg Projection19.620.5-
2018 Average17.818.8-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
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Expert Ranks 
Philip RiversMitch TrubiskyAdd Player
    
Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
15 h
#9#19-
    
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numberFire
21 h
#11#4-
    
Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
FantasyPros
3 d
#23#13-
    
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
1 w
#10#20-
    
John PaulsenJ. Paulsen
4for4.com
2 w
#17#15-
    
Walter CherepinskyW. Cher...
WalterFootball
2 w
#17#21-
    
Chet GreshamC. Gresham
WalterFootball
2 w
#11#19-
    
Bobby SylvesterB. Sylv...
FantasyPros
3 w
#15#14-
    
Andrew GouldA. Gould
FantasyPros
3 w
#11#21-
    
Andrew SeifterA. Seifter
FantasyPros
3 w
#9#21-
    
Mike WrightM. Wright
The Fantasy Footballers
06/17
#12#20-
    
Andy HollowayA. Holl...
The Fantasy Footballers
06/17
#11#19-
    
Jason MooreJ. Moore
The Fantasy Footballers
06/15
#11#19-
    
Eric MoodyE. Moody
FantasyData
05/13
#15#22-
    
  Philip Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
Mitch Trubisky
QB - CHI
Mitch Trubisky
2019 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. IND vs. GB
Week 2 at DET at DEN
Week 3 vs. HOU at WAS
Week 4 at MIA vs. MIN
Week 5 vs. DEN at OAK
Week 6 vs. PITBYE WEEK
Week 7 at TEN vs. NO
Week 8 at CHI vs. LAC
Week 9 vs. GB at PHI
Week 10 at OAK vs. DET
Week 11 vs. KC at LAR
Week 12BYE WEEK vs. NYG
Week 13 at DEN at DET
Week 14 at JAC vs. DAL
Week 15 vs. MIN at GB
Week 16 vs. OAK vs. KC
Week 17 at KC at MIN
  Philip Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
vs. IND, Sun 4pm EDT
Mitch Trubisky
QB - CHI
Mitch Trubisky
vs. GB, Thu 8pm EDT
Passing
   
Pass Att34.131.8
Pass Cmp22.922.5
Pass Yards290.1259.7
Pass TDs2.22.0
Ints0.60.8
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts1.24.5
Rush Yards1.027.2
Rush TDs0.00.2
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.00.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points19.620.5
   
  Philip Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
Mitch Trubisky
QB - CHI
Mitch Trubisky
2018 Points 
Week 129.014.0
Week 222.714.4
Week 317.05.6
Week 421.743.5
Week 521.4
Week 614.327.3
Week 720.131.4
Week 821.9
Week 917.18.0
Week 1015.036.0
Week 1119.614.9
Week 1220.7
Week 1324.0
Week 1413.54.7
Week 1518.519.0
Week 163.312.1
Week 177.010.1
  Philip Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
vs. IND, Sun 4pm EDT
Mitch Trubisky
QB - CHI
Mitch Trubisky
vs. GB, Thu 8pm EDT
Expert 
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
Since throwing 661 passes four years ago, the Chargers have slowly been pulling it back, all the way down to 508 in 2018. While he does have killer weapons in the receiving game, Gordon, Ekeler and even Justin Jackson make it likely that Rivers' fantasy production will again be hindered by the running game. Furthermore, his 6.3% TD-rate is almost certain to come down as well so don't be surprised if he ends up lower than his standard fringe QB1 finish.Trubisky was not only much improved in the passing game last year, but he finished with 421 rushing yards and 3 scores on the ground. For a three week stretch, he was the top scorer not only in the NFL but in fantasy football history. There is a big ceiling here but he is also one of the riskiest week to week options in the QB2 range as well.