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Philip Rivers
QB - IND
vs. TEN, Sun 1pm EST
Questionable
at GB, Sun 8pm EST
 
 
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Updated: Nov 28th, 2020
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 17# 26-
Best Rank# 12# 23-
Worst Rank# 21# 34-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. TEN at GB-
Matchup RatingThis is a 4 star matchup. QBs perform better than their average vs TENThis is a 3 star matchup. QBs perform close to their average vs GB-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp20.416.7
Pass Yds205.7178.2
Pass TD1.61.3
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total155.052.4-
Avg Game15.513.1-
Avg Projection16.514.4-
Week 1122.4-
    
Misc 
    
Injury AlertToe-
WeatherIndoor34 F, Mostly Cloudy-
    
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Philip RiversMitchell TrubiskyAdd Player
    
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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
at DET
20/36, 242 pass yds, 3 td, 0 int
3 rush, 26 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. MIN
19/25, 214 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
4 rush, 3 yds, 0 td
vs. NYG
18/28, 190 pass yds, 2 td, 2 int
4 rush, 16 yds, 0 td
Week 3 vs. NYJ
17/21, 217 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
at ATL
13/22, 128 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
1 rush, 45 yds, 0 td
Week 4 at CHI
16/29, 190 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
3 rush, -4 yds, 0 td
vs. IND
Week 5 at CLE
21/33, 243 pass yds, 0 td, 2 int
1 rush, -1 yds, 0 td
vs. TB
Week 6 vs. CIN
29/44, 371 pass yds, 3 td, 1 int
1 rush, -1 yds, 0 td
at CAR
Week 7BYE WEEK at LAR
Week 8 at DET
23/33, 262 pass yds, 3 td, 0 int
2 rush, -2 yds, 0 td
vs. NO
0/0, 0 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
1 rush, 3 yds, 0 td
Week 9 vs. BAL
25/43, 227 pass yds, 0 td, 1 int
at TEN
Week 10 at TEN
29/39, 308 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
vs. MIN
Week 11 vs. GB
24/36, 288 pass yds, 3 td, 1 int
1 rush, -1 yds, 0 td
BYE WEEK
Week 12 vs. TEN at GB
Week 13 at HOU vs. DET
Week 14 at LV vs. HOU
Week 15 vs. HOU at MIN
Week 16 at PIT at JAC
Week 17 vs. JAC vs. GB
Player Projections Comparison
 
Philip Rivers
QB - IND
vs. TEN, Sun 1pm EST
Questionable
at GB, Sun 8pm EST
Passing
   
Pass Att36.435.1
Pass Cmp24.321.8
Pass Yards271.9236.8
Pass TDs1.81.2
Ints0.90.9
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.93.2
Rush Yards2.115.9
Rush TDs0.00.1
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.10.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points16.514.4
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Philip Rivers
QB - IND
2020 Points 
Week 116.824.3
Week 211.915.2
Week 312.712.6
Week 411.2
Week 57.6
Week 625.7
Week 7
Week 822.30.3
Week 98.1
Week 1016.3
Week 1122.4
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total155.052.4
Average15.513.1
Notes for Player Combination
 
Philip Rivers
QB - IND
vs. TEN, Sun 1pm EST
Questionable
at GB, Sun 8pm EST
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
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.There's likely going to be a lot of drama surrounding the Bears quarterback position this week, and it's unlikely we get concrete news before this article comes out. If Trubisky is healthy enough to play, he should start, as the Bears have a built-in excuse to move on from Foles, who's been atrocious. In 34 quarters of play, Foles threw just 10 touchdowns and averaged just 6.0 yards per attempt. I'm not saying he's the only problem, but he's definitely not part of the solution. Trubisky at least offers mobility to evade pressure behind this horrendous offensive line. From what we know right now, it appears Trubisky will be the starter, so that's how we'll proceed. The Packers matchup has not been particularly kind to quarterbacks, as they've allowed the sixth-fewest fantasy points per game to them. That's largely in part to do with the 59.7 plays per game they've faced. It also doesn't help quarterbacks when running backs stomp all over them, limiting them to just 32.0 pass attempts per game. When quarterbacks do throw, they have success against this defense, completing 67.8 percent of passes for 7.68 yards per attempt, while throwing a touchdown 5.31 percent of the time. Those are all above the league average. That's because the Packers have failed to generate any pressure up front, as they've averaged a league-low 24.3 percent pressure-rate. Still, it's the same scheme they ran last year that Trubisky struggled against, as he threw for 562 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions in the two games combined. Knowing Trubisky is still working through a shoulder injury, you have to assume his mobility will be limited, too. He's not a recommended streamer.
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.