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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 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

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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

Philip Rivers completed 23-of-37 passes for 252 yards, one touchdown and one interception in San Diego's 17-10, Week 13 loss to the Bengals.

Rivers' score was a 30-yard strike on play action to impressive second-year TE Ladarius Green, while his "interception" was more of an Antonio Gates fumble. Rivers had trouble dialing up long gains, but was hurt immensely by Gates and Keenan Allen fumbles. With 75 percent of the season now in the books, Rivers is on pace for 4,844 yards, 31 touchdowns and just 12 interceptions. The yards would be a career high, while the picks would be his fewest since 2009. Rivers has an appetizing Week 14 matchup in a home date with the Giants.
Sun, Dec 1, 2013 07:36:00 PM

Philip Rivers completed 27-of-39 passes for 392 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions in Sunday's Week 12 comeback 41-38 win at Kansas City.

The vaunted Chiefs defense lost its teeth when outside linebackers Justin Houston and Tamba Hali left with injuries. From there, Rivers absolutely shredded them as he went over 340 yards passing for the fifth time in 11 games. He capped it off by taking the Chargers right down the field with under 1:30 left in the game, tossing a 26-yard dart to Seyi Ajirotutu for the game-winner. Rivers will be a fine QB1 in a home game against the Bengals in Week 13.
Sun, Nov 24, 2013 04:58:00 PM

Philip Rivers completed 22-of-34 passes for 298 yards with one touchdown and one interception in Sunday's Week 11 loss at Miami.

Rivers' already depleted receiving corps took another hit as he didn't have Keenan Allen (knee) for a potential game-winning drive. But he continues to find a way to consistently move the chains. Over the last five weeks, Rivers is averaging 275.8 yards per game -- but has just six touchdowns during that span. Don't expect a sudden scoring barrage as the Chargers have to travel to Kansas City in Week 12. Rivers will be a low-end QB1, with more risk if Allen can't suit up.
Sun, Nov 17, 2013 07:44:00 PM

Philip Rivers completed 19-of-28 passes for 218 yards and one touchdown in San Diego's 28-20 Week 10 loss to the Broncos.

Rivers and the Chargers had little trouble driving deep into Broncos territory, but settled for three field-goal attempts, one of which Nick Novak missed. It was the difference in a game where Peyton Manning once again left no room for error for his opponent. Rivers also had trouble hooking up with No. 1 receiver Keenan Allen, whom he found for just four catches and 41 yards on five targets. Rivers took some thundering hits from the Broncos' heating up defense, but never appeared to be shaken up. Despite the off afternoon, Rivers remains locked in as a QB1 heading into next weekend's game in Miami.
Sun, Nov 10, 2013 07:42:00 PM

Philip Rivers completed 29-of-46 passes for 341 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions in Sunday's Week 9 overtime loss to the Redskins.

Rivers nearly had three touchdowns and a win, but Danny Woodhead was tackled at the 6-inch line with under a minute remaining in regulation. After three straight blown chances, the Chargers settled for a field goal and lost in overtime without Rivers even getting a chance to touch the ball. Regardless, it was yet another productive day for fantasy owners as Rivers continues to show full command of this Mike McCoy offense. He's on pace for 4,946 yards, 34 touchdowns and 14 interceptions heading into a Week 10 home game against the Broncos.
Sun, Nov 3, 2013 06:29:00 PM

Philip Rivers completed 22-of-26 passes for 285 yards and a touchdown in the Chargers' Week 7 win over the Jaguars.

He added four rushing yards on two scrambles and took just one sack. Rivers has been rejuvenated in Mike McCoy's dink-and-dunk, quick-out passing offense, and picked apart the Jaguars' defense at will Sunday, even if the fantasy stats didn't fully cooperate. Keep him rostered during the Chargers' upcoming Week 8 bye. Rivers is going to be a QB1 for the rest of the season.
Sun, Oct 20, 2013 04:29:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Philip Rivers
2Kellen Clemens
3Brad Sorensen
RB1Ryan Mathews
2Danny Woodhead
3Donald Brown
4Branden Oliver
5Marion Grice
GLB1Ryan Mathews
2Danny Woodhead
3RB1Danny Woodhead
2Ryan Mathews
FB1David Johnson
2Zach Boren
WR11Keenan Allen
2Vincent Brown
3Seyi Ajirotutu
4Javontee Herndon
5Torrence Allen
WR21Malcom Floyd
2Eddie Royal
3Dontrelle Inman
4Tevin Reese
5Micah Hatfield
WR31Eddie Royal
TE1Antonio Gates
2Ladarius Green
3John Phillips
4Jake Byrne
5Ryan Otten
K1Nick Novak