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Philip Rivers | Quarterback

Team: San Diego Chargers
Age / DOB:  (33) / 12/8/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 228
College: North Carolina State
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Philip Rivers (chest, back) is listed as probable for Week 16.
Rivers will start Saturday night's game at San Francisco. Dec 19 - 4:28 PM

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Philip Rivers (back, chest) returned to Chargers practice Thursday, getting in a "full" session.

Rivers took a rare rest day on Wednesday, but will be ready to go for Saturday's game against the 49ers. Playing at well less than 100 percent without No. 1 receiver Keenan Allen, Rivers isn't a realistic QB1 for the fantasy finals.
Dec 18 - 1:45 PM

A league source tells ESPN's Adam Schefter that Philip Rivers is "battling a back injury that is bigger than people realize."

Rivers has been playing banged up for a while now. A few weeks ago, Antonio Gates revealed that his quarterback has a "very severe rib injury" and now Schefter is exposing a back issue. Rivers (chest) did not practice on Tuesday or Wednesday, but will almost certainly be fine for Saturday's game at San Francisco. We wouldn't adjust any projections.
Dec 18 - 8:31 AM

Philip Rivers (chest) remained sidelined at Wednesday's practice.

Rivers hasn't practiced the last two days, but isn't in danger of missing Saturday's game against the 49ers. He'll be a low-end QB1 for Week 16.
Dec 17 - 2:33 PM

Philip Rivers (chest) sat out of Tuesday's practice.

The Union-Tribune San Diego has already reported there's "no chance" Rivers misses Saturday's game against the 49ers. Rivers is just getting a day of rest on a short week.
Dec 16 - 6:46 PM

Philip Rivers completed 24-of-41 passes for 232 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions in Sunday's Week 15 loss to the Broncos.

Although Rivers somehow didn't get sacked, he was under heavy pressure all day and things got even worse when Keenan Allen went down with an ankle injury. It's yet another reminder of how good this Broncos defense can be with Aqib Talib and Chris Harris at corner. Rivers' season has gone in the tank since a red hot first month and a half. He's on the fantasy QB1 fringe.
Dec 14 - 7:25 PM

Philip Rivers completed 20-of-33 passes for 189 yards, one touchdown, and an interception in Sunday night's Week 14 loss to the Patriots.

It was another bad game from Rivers, who has a 6:6 TD/INT ratio over the last five weeks. His only touchdown was a 15-yard fade to Malcom Floyd in the corner of the end-zone. The Patriots shut down Keenan Allen with Darrelle Revis, leaving Rivers to check down to Donald Brown and Antonio Gates. Rivers will be just a low-end QB1 for Week 15 against the Broncos.
Dec 8 - 12:18 AM

Philip Rivers (chest) was added to the Chargers' injury report on Thursday, but is practicing in full.

Rivers' ongoing rib/chest woes are not a concern for his Week 14 status. The Patriots' elite pass defense is a much-bigger worry, but Rivers can still be fired up as a low-end QB1 at home.
Dec 4 - 4:29 PM

Philip Rivers completed 34-of-45 passes for 383 yards with three touchdowns and one interception in Sunday's Week 13 win at Baltimore.

Despite being under heavy pressure all day, Rivers turned in a vintage performance. He relentlessly targeted Antonio Gates until the Ravens put Will Hill on him, at which point Rivers lit up a decimated secondary with Keenan Allen. The bow on top was a 1-yard, game-winning screen pass to Eddie Royal that capped a fourth-quarter comeback from 10 points down. Rivers' upside will not be nearly as high in a tough matchup against the Patriots next week, but he's still a reasonable QB1 option. The Pats could be in for a letdown following a game at Lambeau and a cross-country trip.
Nov 30 - 4:42 PM

Philip Rivers completed 29-of-35 passes for 291 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in the Chargers' Week 12 win over the Rams.

Rivers dinked and dunked his way down the field all day, as he attempted just one pass over 20 yards. He continuously dumped it off to Eddie Royal, Keenan Allen, and his running backs, allowing them to create yards after the catch. It's how the Chargers had to call the game with Rivers banged up and facing a fearsome pass rush that got to Rivers for three sacks. Rivers will be more of a QB2 when the Chargers head to Baltimore in Week 13.
Nov 23 - 7:50 PM

Philip Rivers (chest, ribs) is practicing in full this week.

All the recent talk of Rivers being injured has been overblown. Like many quarterbacks throughout the league, he's banged up in multiple areas. But he hasn't missed a snap in practice and is in no danger of missing Sunday's game against the Rams.
Source: ESPN.com
Nov 20 - 9:43 AM

Speaking Monday, Chargers coach Mike McCoy denied that Philip Rivers was playing through a rib injury.

Antonio Gates accidentally let the cat out of the bag that the Bolts haven't been properly listing Rivers on the injury report, but McCoy is doing his best effort at damage control. McCoy said Rivers hasn't missed a "snap" in practice, and hasn't been receiving treatment. We're sure Gates was telling the truth, but it's largely irrelevant. Rivers hasn't appeared to be encumbered on the field. It's possible the Chargers will be fined, but the NFL doesn't usually pursue these matters aggressively.
Nov 17 - 4:55 PM

Chargers sources tell NFL Network's Albert Breer that Philip Rivers was "fine physically" following Sunday's win over the Raiders.

Rivers has been fighting a rib injury for a few weeks and got beat up pretty bad by the Raiders. Although he'll likely have to play through some pain against the Rams in Week 12, he doesn't appear to be in any danger of sitting out. The 6-4 Chargers are fighting for a playoff spot and Rivers has played in all 16 games for eight straight years.
Nov 17 - 9:12 AM

Following Sunday's win over the Raiders, Antonio Gates said Philip Rivers has been dealing with a "very severe rib injury" for the past few weeks.

Rivers has not missed any time, has not been on the injury report and the Chargers were coming off a bye. We don't doubt that he's been fighting a rib issue, but this looks like a case of a teammate coming to the aid of his quarterback. Rivers did get banged up a bunch against the Raiders, so his health will be worth monitoring ahead of a Week 12 matchup with the Rams. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is told Rivers has "bruised ribs with possible cartilage damage. No fracture, no lung injury."
Nov 16 - 8:42 PM

Philip Rivers completed 22-of-34 passes for 193 yards and a touchdown in the Chargers' Week 11 win over the Raiders.

Rivers was a huge fantasy letdown as the Chargers struggled to keep his pocket clean, and Rivers endured seemingly several in-game injuries. He never left, but played hobbled for much of the second half. The Bolts now get set to face a suddenly surging Rams team in Week 12 that has pummeled Colin Kaepernick for eight sacks, slowed down Carson Palmer, and shut down Peyton Manning over its last three games. Rivers will be a lower-end QB1 play.
Nov 16 - 8:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Philip Rivers
2Kellen Clemens
RB1Ryan Mathews
2Donald Brown
3Branden Oliver
4Ronnie Brown
GLB1Ryan Mathews
2Branden Oliver
3RB1Donald Butler
2Branden Oliver
FB1David Johnson
WR11Keenan Allen
2Seyi Ajirotutu
3Dontrelle Inman
WR21Malcom Floyd
2Eddie Royal
WR31Eddie Royal
TE1Antonio Gates
2Ladarius Green
3John Phillips
K1Nick Novak