• Philip Rivers
  • QB
  • , Los Angeles Chargers
  • 38
  • 228 lbs
  • 6' 5"
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Draft note
by John Paulsen
A model of consistency, Rivers has thrown at least 28 touchdowns and posted at least 4,286 yards in six straight seasons. Rivers per game production has only cracked the top 15 once in the last four years but since he always plays a full season, he has three top 12 finishes in the same span. He has posted top 12 (QB1) numbers in 10 of the last 12 seasons. He does have a tendency to throw interceptions, but he has only thrown 22 total picks in the last two seasons, so he’s taking better care of the ball. He represents nice value as the 18th QB off the board.

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Scouting report

by Bob Harris

LAC QB Philip Rivers - 2019 Fantasy Football Outlook

Fantasy Upside
What's not to like here? As ClutchPoints.com noted, Philip Rivers is coming off a terrific 2018 campaign in which he threw for 4,308 yards, 32 touchdowns and 12 interceptions while completing 68.3% of his passes and registering a passer rating of 105.5 en route to a Pro Bowl appearance. The 37-year-old is entering his 16th NFL season, but doesn't seem to be showing any signs of slowing down after earning Pro Bowl selections in each of the last three years. Since Rivers became a full-time starter for the Bolts back in 2006, he has made eight trips to the Pro Bowl. From a fantasy perspective, Rivers benefits from a strong offensive line, a deep group of sure-handed running backs led by Melvin Gordon, a receiving corps featuring the uber-consistent Keenan Allen and upside in the form of Mike Williams, a potential talent on the rise, and tight end Hunter Henry, who should again be healthy after sitting out last season with a torn ACL.

Fantasy Downside
The downside here is minimal. Are we concerned about a possible Gordon contract holdout? The Chargers won four games without him last year. Are we worried that Henry's return might be slower than hoped? Henry's absence was a non-issue last season. Tyrell Williams' free-agent defection to Oakland? Mike Williams appears to be the answer there.

2019 Bottom Line
Rivers consistently outperforms his fantasy draft position, which makes him a QB2 capable of cracking your starting lineup on any given week. If you're of a mind to jump a little early on one of the more athletic, less-proven QBs, Rivers is the ideal insurance policy.

2019 Strength of Schedule - LAC
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
14
IND
18
@DET
30
HOU
31
@MIA
6
DEN
12
PIT
11
@TEN
2
@CHI
17
GB
23
@OAK
32
KC
BYE6
@DEN
9
@JAX
8
MIN
23
OAK
32
@KC

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

2019 Game Stats
WkOppCompAttPaYdsPaTDIntYPAYPRRuAttYdsTDFumYPCPtsSnaps%
1KC3451424318.3112.470000-27.082/82100.0%
2@BUF2327256309.4811.1335001.6722.756/5798.2%
3@LAR1830226207.5312.560000-17.052/52100.0%
4SF2539250316.4110.004-300-0.7519.768/68100.0%
5OAK22273392012.5615.413-200-0.6721.464/64100.0%
6@CLE11202072110.3518.820000-14.353/6088.3%
7TEN19263062011.7716.111-100-1.0020.144/44100.0%
8BYE---------------
9@SEA1326228208.7717.540000-17.151/51100.0%
10@OAK1826223218.5812.3911001.0015.056/56100.0%
11DEN2843401229.3314.321-400-4.0019.677/77100.0%
12ARI2829259308.939.2513013.0020.756/6981.2%
13@PIT2636299208.3111.500000-20.063/63100.0%
14CIN1929220107.5911.5827003.5013.557/57100.0%
15@KC2638313228.2412.040000-16.574/74100.0%
16BAL2337181024.897.8711001.003.363/63100.0%
17@DEN1424176127.3312.5710000.007.049/5983.1%
Per game21.6931.75269.252.000.758.4812.411.130.4400.060.3917.1960.31/62.2596.92%
Totals347508430832128.4812.41187010.39275.02965/99696.92%