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Philip Rivers | Quarterback

Team: San Diego Chargers
Age / DOB:  (32) / 12/8/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 228
College: North Carolina State
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Philip Rivers completed 29-of-39 passes for 377 yards and three touchdowns in the Chargers' Week 4 blowout win over the Jaguars, 33-14.
Rivers was surgical against Jacksonville's barely-there defense, hitting Eddie Royal and Malcom Floyd on touchdown bombs of 47, 43, and 24 yards of length. Royal's scores were both particularly well-designed plays by OC Frank Reich. An assassin this season, Rivers now has a 9:1 TD-to-INT ratio on the year, and a 44:12 TD-to-INT ratio through 22 games under second-year coach Mike McCoy. He'll be a top-shelf QB1 when San Diego takes on the Jets' depleted secondary in Week 5. Sep 28 - 8:02 PM

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Philip Rivers completed 18-of-25 passes for 256 yards and two touchdowns against the Bills.

The Bills were able to get some pressure, but Rivers looked comfortable all day, leading four scoring drives of 60 yards or more. Rivers now sports a six to one touchdown-to-interception ratio this season, and will flirt with QB1 value at home against the Jaguars next week.
Sep 21 - 4:13 PM

Philip Rivers completed 28-of-37 passes for 284 yards and three touchdowns in the Chargers' 30-21, Week 2 upset of the Seahawks.

The Chargers possessed the ball an astounding 42:15, rushing the ball 37 times as they followed the same blueprint they used in their bevy of 2013 "upsets." With the ground game managing only 2.7 yards per carry, however, it was Rivers and his host of critical completions that allowed the Bolts to upend last year's champs. All three of his scores went to Antonio Gates, who out-muscled any and all comers in tight coverage. Rivers is making it clear his revival wasn't a one-year fluke. He has a tough Week 3 matchup, as the West-Coast Bolts must travel across the continent to take on the Bills at 1ET.
Sep 14 - 7:15 PM

Philip Rivers said he will not ignore Richard Sherman's side of the field in Sunday's game against the Seahawks.

Rivers has no plans to pull an Aaron Rodgers and the offshore betting site Bovada has projected the number of times Sherman gets thrown at as three. "It's not one of the deals that you want to go after him by any means," Rivers said. "But our approach is not going to be to completely eliminate [Sherman] and not throw over there any." Utilizing the entire field is nice, but Rivers and all his receivers get major downgrades this week. The Seahawks defense has shut down Aaron Rodgers, Peyton Manning, Colin Kaepernick and Drew Brees in their last four games.
Sep 11 - 10:31 AM

Philip Rivers completed 21-of-36 passes for 238 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in Monday night's Week 1, 18-17 loss to the Cardinals.

Though he wasn't sacked, Rivers faced some intense pressure from the Arizona defense, especially on the final drive where DC Todd Bowles dialed up all-out blitzes. Rivers targeted Antonio Gates ten times on the night, hooking up with his pal six times for 81 yards. On his touchdown pass, Rivers found a wide-open Malcom Floyd from six yards out. Rivers was hurt by a handful of dropped passes. Quarterbacking a run-oriented offense, Rivers is more of a QB2. This will hold especially true when the Chargers host the Seahawks in Week 2.
Sep 9 - 1:33 AM

Philip Rivers completed 9-of-10 passes for 85 yards and one touchdown in Sunday's third preseason game against the 49ers.

Rivers wraps up the preseason in fine fashion against an aging 49ers defense that is expected to take a step or two back in 2014. Rivers found Antonio Gates for a 10-yard touchdown late in the first quarter. The veteran tight end beat FS Craig Dahl. Through three preseason games, Rivers is 15-of-18 passing for 166 yards and the one score. Rivers leads a run-first offense, but has become extremely efficient under coach Mike McCoy. He has QB1 upside.
Aug 24 - 5:43 PM

Philip Rivers completed 4-of-4 passes for 61 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions in Thursday night's preseason opener.

Rivers predictably shredded the Cowboys' horrid defense on his lone drive, with big plays coming on a swing pass to Danny Woodhead and a nice downfield toss to Ladarius Green on a broken play. In other words, he picked up right where he left off last year when he stunned with a QB6 fantasy finish. However, Rivers' ninth-round ADP is around the same range we can land quarterbacks in more pass-oriented offenses such as Matt Ryan, Jay Cutler and Tony Romo. The Chargers want to run to win.
Aug 7 - 11:06 PM

Associated Press named Philip Rivers its 2013 Comeback Player of the Year.

People who know and understand the criteria for NFL Comeback POY will understand this pick. People who don't and think you have to be "coming back" from injury, won't. Rivers was widely written off as a shell-shocked rag-arm quarterback in steep decline after back-to-back brutal seasons under Norv Turner, but reemerged as a top-eight NFL passer in 2013 and engineered a Wild Card playoff berth, with a first-round upset of Cincinnati. Mike McCoy deserves a lot of credit for Rivers' turnaround. Frank Reich and Ken Whisenhunt both parlayed it into job promotions.
Feb 1 - 6:47 PM

Philip Rivers completed 18-of-27 throws for 217 yards and two touchdowns as San Diego fell to Denver in the Divisional Round.

Rivers absorbed three early sacks as Denver's light, quick defensive front won against San Diego's mauling but athletically-limited line. As the sacks amounted to 19 lost yards, the Chargers entered halftime with one passing yard as a team. (Rivers had 20.) San Diego fell behind 17-0 in the third quarter and was forced to sling it around, finally generating some offense. Rivers hit Keenan Allen for twin 16-yard touchdowns in the fourth quarter. That obviously wasn't enough as San Diego was dominated in almost every facet by Denver. Showing virtually every indication of a washed-up quarterback the past two years under Norv Turner, Rivers rejuvenated his career in AFC QB Whisperer Mike McCoy's high-percentage, quick-hitting pass offense. His 105.5 QB rating matched a career high, and Rivers' 11 interceptions were his fewest since 2009. Still only 32 years old, Rivers will be a locked-in fantasy QB1 for 2014.
Jan 12 - 8:00 PM

Philip Rivers completed 12-of-16 passes for 128 yards and a touchdown in the Chargers' Wild Card round win at Cincinnati.

The Chargers came out of the tunnel with a decidedly run-first game plan designed to milk clock, avoid Cincy's ferocious pass rush, and keep San Diego's soft defense off the field. The result was a measly six first-half pass attempts for Rivers, who completed five for 48 scoreless yards. The six throws tied Rivers' career low in a first half. The Chargers opened up the offense a bit from there, as Rivers completed his first six third-quarter attempts for 68 yards and a touchdown. San Diego then sat on its lead. Despite the slow overall box score, Rivers showed infinitely more command than Andy Dalton on Sunday and will be the biggest advantage San Diego has to offer throughout its playoff run. Rivers deserves to win NFL Comeback Player of the Year in a landslide.
Jan 5 - 4:41 PM

Philip Rivers completed 22-of-33 passes for 229 yards, three touchdowns, and an interception in the Chargers' Week 17 overtime win over Kansas City.

The Chargers nearly blew a gimme win over Kansas City's second- and third-string defenders, but Rivers rallied the offense to 13 unanswered points to close out the game 27-24. Rivers deserves serious consideration for 2013 NFL Comeback Player of the Year. He was widely written off as washed up following two interception-filled, atrocious seasons, but bounced back in a major way under the tutelage of emerging offensive wizard Mike McCoy. Rivers finished the regular season with 4,478 passing yards and a 32:11 TD-to-INT ratio. His completion rate was easily a career high. Rivers will be a top-ten quarterback pick in 2014 fantasy drafts.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 08:06:00 PM

The Chiefs announced they are resting all 11 defensive starters for Sunday's Week 17 clash with San Diego.

They are also benching 9-of-11 starters on offense, giving Philip Rivers expansion-level competition in the final game of San Diego's regular season. Rivers, Ryan Mathews, and Keenan Allen ought to all have big box scores facing a Chiefs defense comprised of second- and third-string players.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 03:31:00 PM

Philip Rivers completed 19-of-29 passes for 201 yards, one touchdown, and an interception in Sunday's Week 16 win over the Raiders.

Rivers was able to bounce back after fumbling and throwing an interception in first half. He connected with Keenan Allen on a four-yard crossing pattern in the third quarter for his only touchdown of the night. The Chargers went run-heavy against the Raiders, so Rivers wasn't asked to do much. He's now led San Diego to three straight wins, keeping their playoff hopes alive. The Chargers take on the Chiefs in Week 17.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 07:35:00 PM

Philip Rivers completed 12-of-19 passes for 166 yards and two touchdowns in San Diego's 27-20, Week 15 win over the Broncos.

That's not how fantasy owners drew it up, but the Chargers executed their game-plan to perfection, controlling the ball with their running game to keep it out of Peyton Manning's hands. Both the attempts and yards were Rivers' fewest of the season, though his third multi-score effort in four games should lessen the sting for owners who trotted him out in the second week of the fantasy playoffs. Rivers connected with Keenan Allen on both touchdowns. Allen did all the work on the first, while Rivers tossed a perfect fade on the second. Rivers has an A+ Week 16 matchup in the Raiders.
Thu, Dec 12, 2013 11:33:00 PM

Philip Rivers completed 21-of-28 passes for 249 yards and three touchdowns in the Chargers' Week 14 win over the Giants.

It was a highly efficient and aggressive performance, as Rivers tested all three levels of the defense with very little resistance from the Jason Pierre-Paul-less G-Men. Rivers hasn't gotten enough credit for his pre-snap dominance this season, checking into pass plays and sometimes into runs based on his reading of the opponent just before the ball is snapped. He's been a poor man's Peyton in that area this year. Rivers will be a mid-range fantasy QB1 when the Chargers take on the Broncos next in a likely high-scoring affair.
Sun, Dec 8, 2013 08:15:00 PM

Depth Charts

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