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Philip Rivers | Quarterback | #17

Team: San Diego Chargers
Age / DOB:  (34) / 12/8/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 228
College: North Carolina State
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 1 (4) / NYG
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Philip Rivers completed 25-of-38 passes for 310 yards, no touchdowns, and no interceptions in the Chargers' Week 3 loss to the Colts.
Rivers was flat-out bad in the first half, throwing balls at his receivers' feet and also overshooting them. He threw for almost 200 yards after the break, but took a sack on third-and-goal at one point. He spread the ball around, targeting each of Tyrell Williams (9), Melvin Gordon (7), Travis Benjamin (6), and Hunter Henry (5) at least five times. Rivers' receivers didn't help him with some untimely drops, however. He'll be an elite QB1 next week at home against the Saints. Sep 25 - 8:02 PM

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Philip Rivers completed 17-of-24 passes for 220 yards and four touchdowns in the Chargers' Week 2 win over the Jaguars.

Even without Keenan Allen and Danny Woodhead leaving in the first quarter, Rivers made it look easy against Jacksonville. He found wide-open receivers running across the middle of the field all game, and he hooked up with Travis Benjamin for 115 yards and two scores on just six targets. Rivers fell off the fantasy map after Allen went down last year, but it does not look like we will see a repeat this season. With the Colts and Saints next up on the schedule, Rivers will be a locked-in QB1 the next two weeks.
Sep 18 - 7:36 PM

After averaging 24 points the first eight games, the Chargers offense averaged just 16 points after Keenan Allen (knee, likely out for season) was injured last season.

The offense took a similar dive in the second half of their loss to the Chiefs on Sunday. Philip Rivers especially felt the effects of Allen's injury last season, averaging 90 fewer yards per game and throwing just 11 touchdowns over the final eight games. With Allen likely to miss the rest of this season, the Chargers will have to find a way to be more effective on offense. Rivers will be just a borderline QB1 at home against the Jaguars this week.
Source: ESPN
Sep 12 - 11:58 AM

Philip Rivers completed 25-of-36 passes for 243 yards and a touchdown while rushing twice for nine yards in Sunday’s Week 1 loss to the Chiefs.

The Chargers had this one in the bag before Kansas City stormed back with 23 unanswered points over the last eight minutes of regulation and overtime. Sunday was a tale of two halves for Rivers. He was surgical in the first half, dismantling the Chiefs for 151 yards on 16-of-20 passing. After losing Keenan Allen to a torn ACL, the offense withered even though Rivers had forever to throw with Tamba Hali on a snap count and Justin Houston out with an ACL injury. Rivers struggled without Allen last season and if the second half of Sunday’s game is an indication, it looks like history will repeat itself in 2016. He’ll be a back-end QB1 next week against the Jaguars.
Sep 11 - 5:00 PM

Philip Rivers agreed to reduce his 2016 base salary by $6 million.

He's not losing any money as the $6 million has already been converted into a roster bonus. The move frees up about $4.5 million in cap space. With Keenan Allen back at full strength, fantasy owners should feel comfortable employing Rivers as an every-week QB1 in fantasy.
Sep 9 - 9:39 AM

Philip Rivers completed 5-of-9 passes for 54 yards, zero touchdowns and an interception in Sunday's third preseason game.

The Bolts just wanted to get Rivers a few reps without getting him injured. Mission accomplished. Rivers attempted only 12 passes this summer, but it's not a concern for someone with 5,339 career throws. Rivers has his best supporting cast in a few years, and is a firm QB1.
Aug 28 - 2:55 PM

Philip Rivers will not play against the Cardinals Friday night.

This is just a day off for the veteran quarterback. Rivers and Antonio Gates headline a list of 10 Chargers sitting out Friday night.
Aug 19 - 8:02 PM

Philip Rivers wants to improve his short accuracy this season.

Rivers finished with the league's 10th-highest QBR on passes shorter than 10 yards last year but still think he has room for improvement. "There were too many missed throws," said Rivers. "We’ve competed a decent percentage over the last few years, but all of those little things should be gimmes, like a 3-foot putt." The short passing game should be a point of emphasis under new OC Ken Whisenhunt.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 19 - 1:26 PM

Philip Rivers completed 21-of-35 passes for 228 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception in the Chargers' 27-20, Week 17 loss to the Broncos.

And that caps what was a dreadful season for the Chargers, who will own the No. 3 overall pick in the 2016 draft. Statistically, however, Rivers had a fine year. He completed 437-of-661 passes (66.1 percent) for a career-high 4,792 yards and a 29:13 TD:INT ratio. The 661 attempts blew his previous career-high of 582 out of the water. That's what happens when you lose a lot of games. Rivers really had to do a lot with very little this season. His offensive line was never healthy, and Keenan Allen was lost to I.R. due to a kidney injury back in Week 8. Antonio Gates was rarely 100 percent, and Stevie Johnson missed time over the second half of the year. Danny Woodhead ended up leading San Diego in most receiving categories. Rivers turned 34 last month and signed a new five-year deal back in August. He has a good 3-5 years left in him. It's unclear if he'll be playing in San Diego or Los Angeles in 2016.
Jan 4 - 12:35 AM

Philip Rivers completed 31-of-49 passes for 277 yards and a touchdown in San Diego's 23-20, Week 16 overtime loss to the Raiders.

Rivers started out white hot, using a quick-hitting attack to enter the break 14-of-17 for 145 yards and his touchdown. Then the Bolts' injuries simply became too overwhelming to overcome, with LT Chris Hairston, LG Orlando Franklin and WR Javontee Herndon joining their legions of banged up teammates on the sideline. It's a wonder Rivers managed as many yards as he did. His shoddy protection led to a second half safety. Rivers has struggled mightily against good defenses of late, and will be a last-gasp QB2 against the Broncos in Week 17.
Fri, Dec 25, 2015 12:28:00 AM

Philip Rivers completed 26-of-36 passes for 311 yards, three touchdowns, and two interceptions in the Chargers' Week 15 win over the Dolphins.

Rivers threw all three of his touchdowns to Danny Woodhead, playing pitch and catch with Antonio Gates (6-88) between the twenties. In an emotional send-off, coach Mike McCoy allowed Rivers, Malcom Floyd, and Gates to exit the game early to a standing ovation in what may be the final game the Chargers ever play in San Diego. The Chargers dominated a Dolphins team that predictably laid down on the road, 30-14. San Diego will close out its season with road games at Oakland and Denver.
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 07:46:00 PM

Philip Rivers completed 24-of-43 passes for 263 yards, zero touchdowns, and one interception in the Chargers' 10-3, Week 14 loss to the Chiefs.

Rivers played through his flu bug and looked no worse for the wear doing it. With his receiving corps decimated and stripped of its playmaking ability, Rivers was unable to get anything cooking downfield. He was also hurt by a big dropped pass by Malcom Floyd on a deep ball. Driving late in the fourth quarter, the Chargers got inside the five-yard line, but Rivers was unable to hook up with Danny Woodhead in the end zone on the final play of the game as time ran off the clock. Rivers will be a QB2 next week at home against the Dolphins.
Sun, Dec 13, 2015 04:12:00 PM

Philip Rivers (flu) is active and starting Week 14 against the Chiefs.

No. 3 QB Brad Sorensen is inactive, suggesting the Chargers feel comfortable with Rivers making it through the entire game. He's not a suggested fantasy option on the road against a tough defense without some of his top receiving weapons in Keenan Allen, Stevie Johnson, and Dontrelle Inman.
Sun, Dec 13, 2015 12:16:00 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Philip Rivers (flu) is expected to start Sunday against the Chiefs.

Backups Kellen Clemens and Brad Sorensen are expected to dress, which implies the Chargers aren't sure if Rivers can make it through the whole game. To top it off, Rivers will be without three of his top wide receivers (Keenan Allen, Stevie Johnson and Dontrelle Inman) and is going against a Chiefs squad that embarrassed the Chargers 33-3 three weeks ago. Rivers will only be a fantasy option in two-quarterback leagues.
Sun, Dec 13, 2015 09:08:00 AM

The Union-Tribune San Diego describes Philip Rivers' case of the flu as "pretty severe."

The Chargers certainly have a level of concern, demonstrated by their Saturday promotion of Brad Sorensen from the practice squad. Sorensen will serve as the Chargers' No. 3 quarterback behind Rivers and Kellen Clemens. Although Rivers is fully expected to get the start, the Chargers may be concerned with his ability to play a full game. This is an upgrade to the Chiefs' D/ST.
Sat, Dec 12, 2015 05:46:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Philip Rivers
2Kellen Clemens
RB1Melvin Gordon
2Dexter McCluster
3Kenneth Farrow
GLB1Melvin Gordon
2Kenneth Farrow
3RB1Melvin Gordon
2Dexter McCluster
FB1Derek Watt
WR11Travis Benjamin
2Griff Whalen
WR21Dontrelle Inman
2Tyrell Williams
WR31Tyrell Williams
TE1Antonio Gates
2Hunter Henry
3Sean McGrath
4Asante Cleveland
LT1King Dunlap
2Chris Hairston
LG1Orlando Franklin
2Kenny Wiggins
3Chris Watt
C1Matt Slauson
2Max Tuerk
RG1D.J. Fluker
2Spencer Pulley
RT1Joe Barksdale
2Tyreek Burwell
K1Josh Lambo