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Philip Rivers | Quarterback | #17

Team: Los Angeles Chargers
Age / DOB:  (35) / 12/8/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 228
College: North Carolina State
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 1 (4) / NYG
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Philip Rivers told a San Diego radio station that he is now willing to embrace the Chargers' move to Los Angeles.
The father of countless children who go to school in San Diego, there were rumors two offseasons ago that Rivers might request a trade if the Chargers moved. The sides agreed on a five-year, $99 million contract and things have been hunky dory ever since. "I'm not gonna be there for 13 years but I'm gonna give 'em all I've got in the short time I have left," said 35-year-old Rivers. Rivers will be getting back Keenan Allen (ACL) to go with promising youngsters Tyrell Williams and Hunter Henry with Ken Whisenhunt's offensive staff returning. Jan 13 - 1:49 PM

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Philip Rivers completed 22-of-38 passes for 269 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions Week 17 against the Chiefs.

It was another up-and-down performance for Rivers, who found Antonio Gates and Hunter Henry for touchdowns but also threw his 20th and 21st interceptions of the season. It is the second time in the last three years Rivers has led the league in interceptions, and he finished ninth with 13 picks in 2015. Rivers has never been particularly careful with the ball, however, and has dealt with an almost unimaginable run of injuries to his supporting cast the last two seasons. Rivers remains one of the better quarterbacks in the league, and the healthy return of Keenan Allen along with the emergence of both Tyrell Williams and Hunter Henry should give him a stellar group to target next season. The schedule will always be tough, but Rivers will remain in the back-end QB1 conversation next season.
Jan 1 - 9:07 PM

Philip Rivers completed 24-of-47 passes for 321 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception in the Chargers' Week 16 loss to the Browns.

He's now thrown multiple touchdown passes in eight straight games. Although his teammates haven't come to play, Rivers has been a steady fantasy producer even while throwing a flurry of late-season interceptions. The Chargers close out the season with a tough Week 17 matchup against Kansas City. Rivers needs to throw one more touchdown to Antonio Gates for Gates to tie Tony Gonzalez for the NFL's all-time tight end touchdown record, and two touchdowns to Gates for him to pass Gonzalez.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 05:14:00 PM

Philip Rivers completed 17-of-29 passes for 206 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception in the Chargers' Week 15 loss to the Raiders.

He now has 14 interceptions in the last 26 quarters after throwing a game-ending pick in Sunday's loss to Oakland. The Chargers' pass protection again let Rivers down, as he absorbed three sacks and was frequently under duress against the Raiders' inconsistent pass rush. Rivers heads to Cleveland for Week 16 and will remain a solid fantasy start in that cupcake matchup. Still, Sunday's was a disappointing performance as Antonio Gates was held to one catch for 11 yards and still needs three touchdown catches to pass Tony Gonzalez for the NFL's all-time tight end record.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 07:36:00 PM

Philip Rivers completed 21-of-39 passes for 236 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions in the Chargers' 28-16, Week 14 loss to the Panthers, also losing two fumbles.

It was a five-alarm meltdown. It seemed like Rivers was turning the ball over every dropback, making extraordinarily reckless throws and not feeling the pressure on his fumbles. He was throwing the ball right to Panthers linebackers. Rivers also tossed a number of hospital balls, while Melvin Gordon injured his hip trying to recover one of his fumbles. Completely crumbling, the 35-year-old quarterback now has 12 turnovers over his past four games, and 22 on the season. Trust him at your own peril against the Raiders in Week 15.
Sun, Dec 11, 2016 04:38:00 PM

Philip Rivers completed 15-of-26 passes for 225 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions in the Chargers' Week 13 loss to Tampa Bay.

Uncharacteristically, he added 18 yards on three scrambles. Rivers connected with Dontrelle Inman (35 yards) and Tyrell Williams (40) on long touchdown passes, and should've had an 80-yard scoring bomb only for Travis Benjamin to drop it. Rivers also had his patented fourth-quarter meltdown, throwing two picks in the final frame including a pick six secured by Lavonte David. Rivers will still be a solid QB1 play when the Chargers visit Carolina in Week 14.
Sun, Dec 4, 2016 08:06:00 PM

Philip Rivers completed 22-of-30 passes for 242 yards, three touchdowns, and an interception in the Chargers' Week 12 win over the Texans.

The Chargers did a great job setting up the Texans early, relying on short passes to start the game before pushing the ball downfield in the second quarter. The approached help Rivers to a hyper-efficient first half. At one point he had completed 12-of-13 passes with his only incompletion on an egregious drop by Hunter Henry which likely would have gone for 20 yards. He also hooked up with Dontrelle Inman and Tyrell Williams for long touchdowns before the break. After a quiet third quarter, Rivers made several great throws in the fourth to put the game away. He escaped a couple would-be sackers to his right before hooking up with Inman for a 25-yard gain, and he hit Henry for a 12-yard touchdown on the very next play. The score was enough to put the game away. After shredding a solid defense, Rivers gets the Bucs at home next week. He will be a solid QB1 in that matchup.
Sun, Nov 27, 2016 04:19:00 PM

Philip Rivers completed 23-of-44 passes for 326 yards, three touchdowns, and four interceptions in the Chargers' Week 10 loss to the Dolphins.

Things were going well for Rivers before he entered the fourth quarter. Despite constant pressure, he had managed to throw two touchdowns and briefly give the Chargers the lead in the third quarter. The wheels fell off in the fourth, however. He threw four interceptions in the final quarter including a terrible decision from the two-yard line with a chance to take the lead and a game-losing pick six in the final minutes. The meltdown was easily Rivers' worst game of the year. He will have the bye to think about it before facing the Texans in Week 12.
Sun, Nov 13, 2016 07:37:00 PM

Philip Rivers completed 24-of-33 passes for 275 yards and two touchdowns in the Chargers' Week 9 win over the Titans.

It was an efficient performance by Rivers, who got help from Melvin Gordon's 261 all-purpose yards and two pick sixes returned by the Chargers' defense. Rivers has been a steady fantasy quarterback who's mixed in some spiked weeks all season, with the forgivable exception of his two games against the Broncos. He'll be a mid-range to high-end QB1 in Week 10 against the Dolphins.
Sun, Nov 6, 2016 07:57:00 PM

Philip Rivers completed 20-of-47 passes for 267 yards, two touchdowns, and three interceptions in the Chargers' Week 8 loss to Denver.

Rivers threw the three picks and absorbed four sacks, but he kept battling back in an admirable effort. The Chargers had several chances to tie the game in the fourth quarter, but simply couldn't execute in scoring position. All in all, this was a better fantasy performance than we would have expected from Rivers in a brutal road-game matchup. In Week 9, Rivers gets a softer draw returning home to face Tennessee's sputtering defense.
Sun, Oct 30, 2016 08:11:00 PM

Philip Rivers completed 27-of-44 passes for 371 yards, one touchdown and one interception in San Diego's 33-30, Week 7 overtime win over the Falcons.

Rivers also lost a fumble the Falcons housed for a score. Rivers was finding big chunks most of the afternoon, but didn't have a bigger fantasy day thanks to Melvin Gordon converting a pair of goal-line carries. His touchdown was a five-yard lob to Gordon, the pick, an inaccurate checkdown to Dexter McCluster that the change-of-pace back batted into the air. Rivers has blown by 300 yards in four of his past five starts, but lost a lot of touchdowns to Gordon. Despite the white-hot play, Rivers will revert to QB2 status for next week's rematch with the Broncos, who held Rivers to 178 yards 10 days ago.
Sun, Oct 23, 2016 07:41:00 PM

Philip Rivers has fared well against the Falcons' defensive scheme throughout his career.

The former defensive coordinator in Seattle, Dan Quinn runs a similar scheme to that of both the Seahawks and the Jaguars, who are coached by fellow former Seattle DC Gus Bradley. Rivers torched Seattle for 455 yards and two scores when Bradley was running the defense there in 2010, and he has dominated the Jaguars in the last three years including a four-touchdown game in Week 2. That history does not guarantee success, but the Falcons have struggled against quarterbacks anyway this season. Rivers is a great option this week.
Sat, Oct 22, 2016 12:35:00 PM

Philip Rivers completed 18-of-29 passes for 178 yards, one touchdown and zero interceptions in San Diego's 21-13, Week 6 win over the Broncos.

The Chargers were just trying to survive against the Broncos' elite defense, focusing on the run and short passes to tight ends. Wisely, Rivers wasn't asked to air it out against Aqib Talib and company. The Bolts' best two drives were their first two. Shell ball followed thereafter, making for a largely tedious, unwatchable game. Still in his prime with a new weapon in Hunter Henry at his disposal, Rivers will be a QB1 for next week's likely shootout with the Falcons.
Thu, Oct 13, 2016 11:46:00 PM

Philip Rivers completed 20-of-29 passes for 359 yards, four touchdowns, and two interceptions in the Chargers' 34-31, Week 5 loss to the Raiders.

The Chargers held a lead for much of the day before losing it late in the third quarter. They had a chance to tie it at 34-34 deep in the fourth quarter with a short field goal, but holder P Drew Kaser muffed the ball and the Chargers went full-Chargers and found another way to lose, falling to 1-4. Rivers did everything he could, with both of his interceptions coming on deep balls. His touchdowns went to Tyrell Williams (29 yards), Melvin Gordon (18), Hunter Henry (1), and Antonio Gates (4). He's now topped 300 yards in three-straight games. Rivers will be a QB1/2 on Thursday night at home against the Broncos.
Sun, Oct 9, 2016 07:41:00 PM

Philip Rivers completed 28-of-43 passes for 321 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception in the Chargers' Week 4 loss to the Saints.

It was another choke job by San Diego, who turned the ball over three times in the final seven minutes to give away the game. Up 13 with the ball and just 6:50 left on the clock, the Chargers lost fumbles on back-to-back plays to gift the Saints two touchdowns. Rivers then took a sack, had to dive on a bad snap, had a great pass down the sideline dropped, and threw an interception on fourth down trying to hit the same play again to end the game. It was his first interception of the season. This was a catastrophic collapse by a team who has already lived through a couple this season. Rivers did not have much to do with the choke, and he played well for most of the game, completing 14-of-17 passes for 199 yards and two touchdowns in the first half and throwing a stunning pass under pressure to get the Chargers in position for what should have been the game-winning score. On pace for 4,440 yards and 28 touchdowns, Rivers will once again be a solid QB1 against the Raiders next week.
Sun, Oct 2, 2016 07:50:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Philip Rivers
2Mike Bercovici
RB1Melvin Gordon
2Branden Oliver
3Kenneth Farrow
4Andre Williams
GLB1Melvin Gordon
2Kenneth Farrow
3RB1Melvin Gordon
2Branden Oliver
FB1Derek Watt
WR11Keenan Allen
2Dontrelle Inman
3Stevie Johnson
4Geremy Davis
5Da'Ron Brown
WR21Tyrell Williams
2Travis Benjamin
3Isaiah Burse
4Javontee Herndon
5Jeremy Butler
WR31Dontrelle Inman
TE1Antonio Gates
2Hunter Henry
3Sean McGrath
4Asante Cleveland
5Jake McGee
LT1King Dunlap
2Chris Hairston
3Tyler Johnstone
LG1Orlando Franklin
2Kenny Wiggins
3Brett Boyko
C1Matt Slauson
2Max Tuerk
RG1D.J. Fluker
2Spencer Pulley
3Donavon Clark
RT1Joe Barksdale
2Tyreek Burwell
K1Josh Lambo