Philip Rivers, QB Los Angeles Chargers

General Info

  • Height: 6' 5"
  • Weight: 228 lbs
  • DOB: 12-08-1981
LAC Depth Chart

Most Recent News

Chargers say they need a young QB

Monday, April 3, 2017, 9:58am

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers has started 176 consecutive games, the fourth-longest streak for a quarterback in NFL history. But he won’t be around forever.

That’s why Chargers coach Anthony Lynn indicated at the league meeting that the Chargers will draft a quarterback who can back up the 35-year-old Rivers and compete with the 33-year-old Kellen Clemens for the No. 2 job.

“I think we do have to get a young quarterback on campus. We have to start developing someone because we have two veteran quarterbacks,” Lynn said. “Both of them are long in the tooth. I think they have some good years left in them — don’t get me wrong. But, you have to start thinking about down the line too.”

Fantasy Impact:

The story added that Rivers has indicated he has no issues with the team drafting a QB and he expects to start for at least a few more years.

Scouting Report

Week 6 at Oakland Raiders

It is unclear whether this game will be played in Oakland or Santa Clara, due to concerns about air quality with the wildfires, but either way it's a road game for Philip Rivers against a Raiders defense that is only 26th in our aFPA vs. QB rankings. Rivers is coming off back-to-back 20-point fantasy performances, and Oakland allowed 18+ to quarterbacks not named Josh McCown, Trevor Siemian, and Joe Flacco. Plus, in two of his last four games against Oakland, Rivers threw for 300+ and 3+ touchdowns. He's on the QB1 radar for Week 6.

2017 Strength of Schedule - LAC
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
10
@DEN
16
MIA
14
KC
19
PHI
18
@NYG
23
@OAK
10
DEN
31
@NE
BYE1
@JAX
2
BUF
26
@DAL
32
CLE
11
WAS
14
@KC
27
@NYJ
23
OAK

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2017 Game Stats
WkOppCompAttPaYdsPaTDIntYPAYPRRuAttYdsTDFumYPCPtsSnaps%
1@DEN2233192315.828.730000-17.759/59100.0%
2MIA3139331108.4910.6810000.0017.258/58100.0%
3KC2040237035.9211.850000-3.573/73100.0%
4PHI2238347209.1315.770000-21.957/57100.0%
5@NYG2144258315.8612.2945001.2520.878/78100.0%
6@OAK2536268107.4410.722-400-2.0014.365/65100.0%
Per game23.5038.33272.171.670.837.1011.581.170.17000.1415.9065.00/65.00100.00%
Totals14123016331057.1011.5871000.1495.42390/390100.00%
Previous Games vs. DEN
SeasonWkOppCompAttPaYdsPaTDIntYPAYPRRuAttYdsTDFumYPCPtsSnaps%
20171@DEN2233192315.828.730000-17.759/59100.00%
20168@DEN2047267235.6813.350000-12.781/81100.00%
20166DEN1829178106.149.890000-11.166/66100.00%
201517@DEN2135228216.5110.8625002.5015.672/72100.00%
Average20.2536.00216.252.001.256.0410.710.501.250.000.000.6314.2869.50/69.50100.00%

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