Philip Rivers

#17 QB / L.A. Chargers / EXP: 15YRS Height: 6-5 Weight: 228 lb Age: 36 College: North Carolina State Bye 8

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QB Rank
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Player Outlook

Philip Rivers continues to prove he's a reliable Fantasy quarterback, and he's worth drafting once again as a low-end starting option this year. In 2017, Rivers had his fifth season in a row as a top-12 Fantasy quarterback when he finished No. 7 in standard leagues. It was his fifth year with at least 4,200 passing yards and 28 touchdowns. He did turn 36 in December, so there should be some concern about a letdown year coming, but the Chargers should be better on the offensive line with the addition of center Mike Pouncey and return to health of right guard Forrest Lamp from an ACL injury. And hopefully the Chargers get more out of second-year receiver Mike Williams to help the receiving corps, which also features Keenan Allen, Tyrell Williams and Hunter Henry. Rivers is worth drafting with a late-round pick in all leagues.

Player News
  • Rivers (rest) won't play in Saturday's preseason opener against the Cardinals, Kent Somers of The Arizona Republic reports. Rivers will be joined by a number of other starters on the sidelines including star receiver Keenan Allen. In his absence, Geno Smith, Cardale Jones and Nic Shimonek will split the reps at quarterback.

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  • Chargers' Philip Rivers: Hoping team re-signs Gates
    By RotoWire Staff

    Rivers would support the signing of Antonio Gates, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports. The Chargers are reconsidering their plan to move forward without the 38-year-old tight end after losing Hunter Henry to a torn ACL in May. The injury dealt a blow to Rivers' prospects for 2018, but he still has an impressive group of pass catchers, one led by WRs Keenan Allen, Tyrell Williams, Mike Williams and Travis Benjamin, along with RBs Melvin Gordon and Austin Ekeler . After managing just 6.1 yards per target last season, Gates likely would be limited to a part-time role on passing downs if he does end up back in Los Angeles. Rivers has tallied between 28 and 33 touchdown passes in five consecutive seasons, throwing for no more than 4,792 yards and no less than 4,286 in that span. Chargers coach Anthony Lynn said he won't be surprised if the 36-year-old quarterback continues playing into his 40s.

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  • Chargers' Philip Rivers: Still going strong
    By RotoWire Staff

    Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn said he wouldn't be surprised if Rivers were to continue playing into his 40s, SiriusXM NFL Radio on Twitter reports. Yet to miss a game since taking over as the starter in 2006, the 36-year-old quarterback threw for at least 4,286 yards and 28 touchdowns each of the past five seasons. The Chargers somehow haven't reached double-digit wins since 2009, but the team should boast one of the stronger rosters in the league entering 2018, with Rivers surrounded by a slew of proven offensive weapons along with a nice collection of young talent on defense. While that won't stop discussion about the Chargers drafting an eventual successor, Rivers likely intends to play at least a couple more years, seeking the elusive Super Bowl ring that seemed a likely proposition back when he began his tenure as the starter with four straight playoff appearances. The Chargers have qualified for the postseason just once since that time, but Rivers arguably now has his best supporting cast since LaDainian Tomlinson left town in 2009.

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  • Rivers completed 28 of 37 passes for 387 yards and three touchdowns in the 30-10 win over the Raiders on Sunday. It wasn't enough for the Chargers to clinch a spot in the playoffs, but Rivers continued his excellent play to end the year, tearing apart a beleaguered Raiders secondary to the tune of 387 passing yards, his second highest total of the season. The 36-year-old hardly lost a step in 2017, throwing only five fewer touchdowns compared to the year prior while shaving off a whopping 11 interceptions from his 2016 figures. While there were rumblings in the offseason that the Chargers were intent on finding a replacement for their aging quarterback, yet another 4,000-yard passing season should pave the way for Rivers to start another campaign, so long as the veteran quarterback is interested in coming back for his 15th season.

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  • Rivers completed 22 of 40 passes for 290 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 14-7 win over the Jets. This one didn't feature much offense early, as Rivers' three-yard touchdown pass to Antonio Gates opened the scoring with 8:55 left in the second quarter. The Chargers are tied for the second AFC wild-card spot with the Bills and Titans at 8-7, so Rivers' fantasy owners don't have to worry about the team holding him back during next week's finale against the Raiders. Rivers' 25 touchdowns are the fewest he's thrown since 2007, but the 36-year-old quarterback's 10 interceptions are his second-fewest since that point.

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    Completed Games

    WK OPP PAATT PACMP PAYD PATD PAINT RUYD RUTD FPTS
    1 @DEN 33 22 192 3 1 0 0 24
    2 MIA 39 31 331 1 0 0 0 19
    3 KC 40 20 237 0 3 0 0 6
    4 PHI 38 22 347 2 0 0 0 23
    5 @NYG 44 21 258 3 1 5 0 27
    6 @OAK 36 25 268 1 0 -4 0 16
    7 DEN 26 15 183 2 0 0 0 19
    8 @NE 30 17 212 1 1 0 0 13
    9 BYE - - - - - - - -
    10 @JAC 37 21 235 2 1 -1 0 20
    11 BUF 32 20 251 2 0 0 0 22
    12 @DAL 33 27 434 3 0 -5 0 35
    13 CLE 43 31 344 1 0 -2 0 19
    14 WAS 31 18 319 2 0 0 0 24
    15 @KC 36 20 227 1 3 0 0 12
    16 @NYJ 40 22 290 1 0 0 0 17
    17 OAK 37 28 387 3 0 5 0 33
    PROJECTION 590 355 4305 25 16 31 0.2 293.2

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    Scheduled Games

    WK DATE OPP OPP RANK OPP FPTS
    1 09/09 Kansas City Chiefs 25 20.41
    2 09/16 @Buffalo Bills 6 15.41
    3 09/23 @Los Angeles Rams 9 16.65
    4 09/30 San Francisco 49ers 27 21.00
    5 10/07 Oakland Raiders 19 19.44
    6 10/14 @Cleveland Browns 28 21.31
    7 10/21 Tennessee Titans 23 19.78
    8 BYE - - -
    9 11/04 @Seattle Seahawks 7 15.63
    10 11/11 @Oakland Raiders 19 19.44
    11 11/18 Denver Broncos 13 18.06
    12 11/25 Arizona Cardinals 20 19.69
    13 12/02 @Pittsburgh Steelers 8 16.18
    14 12/09 Cincinnati Bengals 12 17.94
    15 12/14 @Kansas City Chiefs 25 20.41
    16 12/23 Baltimore Ravens 2 14.13
    17 12/30 @Denver Broncos 13 18.06

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    Career Stats

    Season CmpPct PaYd PaTD PaInt RuYd RuTD FPTS
    2018 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    2017 62.6 4515 28 10 -2 0 336
    2016 60.4 4386 33 21 35 0 345
    2015 66.2 4793 29 13 28 0 354
    2014 66.5 4286 31 18 102 0 345
    2013 69.5 4478 32 11 72 0 363
    2012 64.1 3606 26 15 40 0 275
    2011 62.9 4624 27 20 36 1 327
    2010 66.0 4710 30 13 52 0 354
    2009 65.2 4254 28 9 50 1 334
    2008 65.3 4009 34 11 84 0 357
    2007 60.2 3152 21 15 33 1 234
    2006 61.7 3388 22 9 49 0 258
    2005 54.5 115 0 1 -1 0 3
    2004 62.5 33 1 0 -5 0 7
    3 Year Avg 63.1 4565 30 15 20 0 345
    Career 64.2 50348 342 166 573 3

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