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Philip Rivers | Chargers QB

Date of Birth:  12/08/1981
Age:  37
Height  6'5"
Weight:   228
College:  North Carolina State
Drafted:  2004 | Round 1 | Pick 4
Depth Chart:  Starter

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Philip Rivers | Chargers QB

Philip Rivers throws three touchdowns in Chargers' playoff loss.

Rivers was 25/51 for 331 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception in the Divisional Round loss in Foxboro. The Patriots basically did whatever they wanted both on the ground and through the air on offense, putting up 35 points in the first half and forcing the Chargers to sling the ball around to attempt to make it a game. Rivers' first touchdown was to a wide-open Keenan Allen for 43 yards on a double-move in the first-quarter, and then he hit Virgil Green and Antonio Gates for his next two scores in a comeback attempt. He also hit Keenan Allen for a two-point conversion. The 37-year-old is unfortunately still looking for his first Super Bowl appearance, but he'll return next season to a stacked roster. Fantasy wise, Rivers will remain in the QB1 mix for 2019.

Philip Rivers | Chargers QB

Philip Rivers plays efficiently in Chargers' playoff victory over the Ravens.

Rivers was 22/32 for 160 yards along with two carries for 16 yards in the Wild Card Round win, pushing the veteran quarterback to 4-0 for his career in the postseason's first weekend. The Ravens obviously have one of the league's best defenses and put pressure on Rivers, but LA's gunslinger was able to get the ball out of his hands and to his playmakers while helping his team get in position for five field goals. Rivers also had a two-point conversion on a pass to Mike Williams in the win. Next Sunday, Rivers and the Chargers take on the Patriots as they look to get back to the AFC Championship Game for the first time since the 2007 season.

Philip Rivers | Chargers QB

Philip Rivers throws two interceptions against the Broncos.

Rivers was 14/24 for 176 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions in the Chargers' Week 17 victory. The touchdown was to Mike Williams in the red zone. The veteran quarterback's strong 2018 regular season ends with 4,308 yards, 32 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions along with a career-high completion percentage of 68.3%. Rivers has thrown two interceptions in each of his last three games, so he must snap out of it ahead of the Chargers going to Baltimore to face the Ravens, who Rivers just faced a couple Saturdays ago, this Sunday in the Wild Card Round. Rivers is looking to get an elusive Super Bowl, so he should be locked in and ready to go for the Chargers.

Philip Rivers | Chargers QB

Ravens defense shuts down the Chargers in Week 16.

Philip Rivers was 23/37 for 181 yards and two interceptions along with one carry for one yard in tonight's loss to the Ravens. Baltimore sacked the veteran quarterback four times and simply played an excellent game defensively while their offense kept the ball away from LA's offense. The game started with an interception from Rivers on a deep shot to Mike Williams down the right sideline which was slightly underthrown; and then the second interception was on a deep ball to Travis Benjamin in double coverage with the Chargers down two possessions with under two minutes remaining, so Rivers was just trying to make something happen. This was both Rivers' first game without a touchdown pass and first game without 200 passing yards this season, so obviously fantasy owners that took a chance starting him against the elite defense in fantasy championships didn't have it pay off. With the Chargers locked into the No. 5 seed in the AFC, there's a chance Rivers doesn't play in Week 17.

Philip Rivers | Chargers QB

Philip Rivers, Chargers stun the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium, 29-28.

Rivers was 26/38 for 313 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions, also throwing for the game-winning two-point conversion with just four seconds to play. The night didn't start off well as Rivers tossed an interception on the game's opening possession and then again at the end of the first half, but he led a fourth-quarter comeback with two touchdown drives down 28-14, including a one-yard score to Mike Williams and then the conversion attempt to a wide-open Williams to win it. Los Angeles is now 11-3, but they'll need to win out and have Kansas City lose a game to win the AFC West and potentially claim the No. 1 seed in the conference. Next up is a Saturday night clash against the stout Ravens, so Rivers should be downgraded from the QB1 ranks.

Philip Rivers | Chargers QB

Philip Rivers, Chargers hold on against the Bengals, 26-21.

Rivers was 19/29 for 220 yards, one touchdown, and zero interceptions, also adding two carries for seven yards. It wasn't the game that fantasy owners were hoping for, but both teams ended up draining the clock as Cincinnati finally fed Joe Mixon. The lone score for Rivers was a 14-yard throw to Keenan Allen on the game's opening possession, and he was mostly quiet after that. The Chargers should get into a shootout against the Chiefs with a quick turnaround on Thursday night, but it's worth noting that Rivers has often struggled in Kansas City. Still, he remains a solid QB1 and already had success against them earlier this year (424 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception).

Philip Rivers | Chargers QB

Philip Rivers leads Chargers’ primetime comeback victory.

The Chargers were limited to seven points in the first half against the Steelers at Heinz Field, but Rivers helped lead his team to 18 fourth-quarter points and a game-winning field goal as time expired to improve to 9-3 on the season. Rivers was 26/36 for 299 yards and two touchdowns; he also had a two-point conversion pass. Nearly half of his yardage was to Keenan Allen, who had 19 targets and 14 receptions in the game; but he hit Travis Benjamin on a 46-yard score in the first quarter (which was controversial because of a non-call on a false start), and Mike Williams came up with a few big receptions, too. Rivers remains on-fire right now, and he’ll be one of the better quarterback options to open the fantasy playoffs in a great matchup with the Bengals in Week 14.

Philip Rivers | Chargers QB

Philip Rivers nearly plays a perfect game in 45-10 victory over Arizona.

Rivers was 28/29 for 259 yards, three touchdowns, and zero interceptions, setting the NFL record for completion percentage in a game (96.6%), consecutive completions to start a game (25), and tying Ryan Tannehill’s record for consecutive completions (25) in a game. He also added a three-yard rush for good measure. The first two touchdowns came to Mike Williams from nine yards and two yards away, and then he finished things off with a four-yard score to Keenan Allen. The 36-year-old is playing perhaps the best football of his career, and he should be at least a solid QB1 for next Sunday night's matchup against the Steelers. 

Philip Rivers | Chargers QB

Philip Rivers throws for 401 yards, but Chargers fall to the Broncos on last-second field goal.

Rivers was 28/43 for 401 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions in a 23-22 defeat. The scores came on consecutive drives before and after halftime to Keenan Allen (four yards) and Antonio Gates (six yards), but Rivers tossed two picks, including a costly one right to Von Miller on a screen pass that set up Denver in the red zone to keep them in the game. The Chargers stay at home for Week 12 against Arizona, so Rivers will look to have a more efficient day and keep Los Angeles on track for a playoff spot. Consider him a solid QB1 option.

Philip Rivers | Chargers QB

Philip Rivers, Chargers improve to 7-2 with 20-6 win over the Raiders.

Rivers was 18/26 for 223 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception, also adding a one-yard rush. It was a modest game against the now 1-8 Raiders, but Rivers was at least able to connect with Keenan Allen (11 yards) and Melvin Gordon (66 yards) for scores. Los Angeles will face the rested Broncos in Week 11, but the game being at home should keep Rivers on the QB1/QB2 borderline, and then the schedule really softens up (v ARI, @ PIT, v CIN, @ KC) down the stretch. 

Philip Rivers | Chargers QB

Philip Rivers throws two touchdowns in Chargers' Week 9 win.

Rivers was 13/26 for 228 yards and two touchdowns against the Seahawks, with the touchdowns going to Tyrell Williams and Mike Williams. The completion percentage wasn't up to Rivers' usual standards, but he played well and picked up chunk yardage throughout the game. At the halfway point in the season, Rivers is on pace for 4,472 yards, 38 touchdowns, and three interceptions in what's arguably been the best season of his exceptional career to this point. Rivers is a legit MVP candidate and will be a strong QB1 option when the Chargers face the Raiders in Week 10.

Philip Rivers | Chargers QB

Philip Rivers, Chargers survive against the Titans in London, 20-19.

Rivers was 19/26 for 306 yards, two touchdowns, and zero interceptions. Overall, Los Angeles was mostly held in check offensively, but two big plays—a 75-yard touchdown to Tyrell Williams on the first play of the play and a 55-yard touchdown to Mike Williams to start the third quarter—were able to boost the Chargers as Tennessee failed on a potential game-winning two-point conversion. Rivers heads into the bye week with a 17:3 touchdown-interception ratio and will be a solid QB1 against the Seahawks in Week 9.

Philip Rivers | Chargers QB

Philip Rivers throws two touchdowns as Chargers improve to 4-2.

With the Chargers' run game doing damage in the blowout victory against the Browns, Rivers had a low-volume afternoon, going 11/20 for 207 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. Both touchdowns were on deep balls to Tyrell Williams in the end zone for 45 yards and 29 yards, with the former coming on a throw into triple coverage that Williams came down with. Rivers nearly had another touchdown on a pass deep in Browns territory to Melvin Gordon, but it deflected off Gordon and was intercepted by the Browns. Overall, it was another very good game by Rivers, who is up to 15 touchdowns and three interceptions on the season. He's a QB1 option for Week 7 in London against the Titans.

Philip Rivers | Chargers QB

Philip Rivers, Chargers cruise to 26-10 victory over the Raiders.

Rivers was 22/27 for 339 yards, two touchdowns, and no interceptions. The first score came on a 44-yard catch-and-run by Austin Ekeler, and then Rivers connected with Virgil Green from 13 yards out for his second score. It would have been fun to see what Los Angeles could have done if Oakland was able to produce offensively, but fantasy owners should take the production from Rivers. The 36-year-old is quietly playing some of the best football of his career with multiple touchdowns in every game, and he should be started confidently as a QB1 next Sunday in Cleveland.

Philip Rivers | Chargers QB

Philip Rivers throws three touchdowns in Chargers' win.

Rivers was 25/39 for 250 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception in the Week 4 win against the Niners, as LA moved to 2-2 on the season. Rivers' touchdowns were to Antonio Gates, Austin Ekeler, and Melvin Gordon. Through four games, Rivers is on pace for 4,624 yards, 44 touchdowns, and eight interceptions, and he has multiple scores in each game this season. Next week, Rivers faces a Raiders team he's historically had a lot of success against over the years.

Philip Rivers | Chargers QB

Philip Rivers, Chargers fall to the Rams in the Battle for Los Angeles, 35-23.

Rivers was 18/30 for 226 yards, two touchdowns, and no interceptions. He connected with Mike Williams on a deep ball over the middle for a 42-yard touchdown in the first quarter, and then again with Williams on a 20-yard score in the third quarter. Unfortunately for the Chargers, the other LA team was just too much to handle offensively, but Rivers still had a solid performance in a tough matchup. Consider the veteran signal-caller a solid QB1 option at home against the 49ers in Week 4.

Philip Rivers | Chargers QB

Philip Rivers, Chargers cruise to 31-20 win over the Bills.

Rivers was 23/27 for 256 yards, three touchdowns, and no interceptions. Basically all of the damage was done in the first half as Los Angeles jumped out to a 28-6 lead, and Rivers connected with Mike Williams in the first quarter and then Melvin Gordon twice in the second quarter (all scores came in the red zone). He's been a great QB1 option to start the year, but fantasy owners might be wise to look elsewhere in Week 3 with a matchup against the Rams on deck.

Philip Rivers | Chargers QB

Philip Rivers, Chargers drop ninth-straight game to the Chiefs.

Rivers went 34/51 for 424 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception in the 38-28 defeat. The veteran quarterback got off to a great start for fantasy owners against a team that he typically struggles against, finding Austin Ekeler for a 13-yard score in the first half before connecting with Keenan Allen and Tyrell Williams in the fourth quarter. Rivers will look to keep it going against a Buffalo team that just had 47 points put up on them by the Ravens. He's a solid QB1 option.

Philip Rivers | Chargers QB

Philip Rivers plays great in Chargers' Week 17 win.

The Chargers got to 9-7 and in a position to make the postseason, but it unfortunately didn't go their way. However, Rivers played an outstanding game against Oakland, going 28/37 for 387 yards and three touchdowns. In the game, Rivers reached 50,000 passing yards for his career, becoming the ninth player in NFL history to accomplish the feat. The veteran quarterback's season ends with 4,515 passing yards, 28 touchdowns, and ten interceptions with a 62.6% completion percentage. Rivers' ten interceptions were his lowest since 2009, and he clearly has a lot left in the tank at age 36. He'll be a QB1 option in 2018 fantasy drafts.

Philip Rivers | Chargers QB

Philip Rivers throws one touchdown in Week 16.

Rivers went 22/40 for 290 yards and one touchdown in the Christmas Eve over the Jets. Overall, Rivers played very well, picking up chunk plays throughout the game even if his completion percentage suffered a bit. The Chargers are now still alive for the playoffs with a win, so Rivers should be locked in against the Raiders in Week 17. He's a QB1 option.

Philip Rivers | Chargers QB

Philip Rivers throws three interceptions in Saturday night loss to the Chiefs.

Both offensively and defensively, Kansas City dominated this one. The Chargers couldn't make any big plays down the field, and they did a nice job blanketing receivers throughout the game. Rivers was 20/36 for 227 yards, one touchdown, and three interceptions in loss. One interception was on a forced deep ball into double coverage. Another was on a fourth down where he had to throw the ball under pressure and had his arm hit. And the final one was on a pass down the field where Travis Benjamin didn't appear to be looking for the ball. Rivers could've easily had another pass intercepted early in the game on a deep shot into double coverage in the end zone. The Chargers will look to get back on track next week against the Jets, and Rivers will be in QB1 consideration.

Philip Rivers | Chargers QB

Philip Rivers, Chargers stay hot with 30-13 win over the Redskins.

Rivers was 18/31 for 319 yards, two touchdowns, and no interceptions. Two days after celebrating his 36th birthday, the veteran quarterback connected with Hunter Henry on an eight-yard score in the first quarter before bombing one to Tyrell Williams for a 75-yard touchdown in the second quarter. After that, he didn't have to do much, as Los Angeles improved to 7-6 heading into a huge matchup with the Chiefs on Saturday night for first place in the AFC West. Kansas City forced Rivers to throw three interceptions earlier this season, but Rivers will still be on the QB1 map in Week 15.

Philip Rivers | Chargers QB

Philip Rivers and the Chargers stay hot and get to .500.

Rivers has been on fire over the last two weeks, and he picked the Browns apart in LA's Week 13 victory. The veteran signal-caller was 31/43 for 344 yards and a touchdown in the game, as he spread the ball around and make pinpoint passes throughout the game. Keenan Allen was again Rivers' main target throughout the afternoon, as they connected ten times for 105 yards and a touchdown. Rivers will remain a QB1 option for the first week of the fantasy playoffs in Week 14 against the Redskins.

Philip Rivers | Chargers QB

Philip Rivers lights up the Cowboys on Thanksgiving.

Rivers was on fire in this one, basically doing whatever he wanted against Dallas' defense. Overall, he was 27/33 for 434 yards and three touchdowns, putting up what was probably his best performance of the season so far. The first touchdown was on a perfect back-shoulder type of throw to a covered Hunter Henry in the middle of the end zone after he moved to find time in the pocket; the second was to Tyrell Williams on a perfect 27-yard deep ball to the end zone; and the third was to Keenan Allen, who darted through the defense and past defenders, for 42 yards. With a matchup with Cleveland on deck in Week 13, Rivers will be in the QB1 conversation.

Philip Rivers | Chargers QB

Philip Rivers tosses two touchdowns in Chargers' 54-24 win over the Bills.

Rivers was 20/32 for 251 yards and two touchdowns—both to Keenan Allen—in the Week 11 victory. Rivers peppered Allen with 13 targets in the game, and the two did most of their damage in the first half. It could've been a bigger game for Rivers if the game was closer than the 37-7 first-half score. Now the Chargers, who are one game back in the AFC wild card race and two games back in the division, face the Cowboys on Thanksgiving. Rivers will be in QB1 consideration.

Philip Rivers | Chargers QB

Philip Rivers will play Sunday against the Bills.

The team just announced Rivers was cleared by an independent neurologist, so he's fully passed concussion protocol and will be out there with his team in a big AFC matchup with Buffalo. Though the Chargers are only 3-6 this season, Buffalo is only two games ahead of them for the final wild card spot in the AFC, so basically if they win the game it'll suddenly put them in a good position for the playoffs. Rivers' presence obviously increases their chances a lot, and he's a big boost to the skill players in the offense overall. Rivers is out 15th ranked quarterback this week.

Philip Rivers | Chargers QB

Philip Rivers (concussion) is officially questionable for Sunday.

Rivers is still awaiting clearance from an independent neurologist, and there now isn't a lot of time left to get cleared as we're just over 48 hours from kickoff against the Bills. Consider him likely—but no lock—to be out there on Sunday versus Buffalo. If he is out, it'd be a blow to the skill position players of the Chargers, especially the receivers.

Philip Rivers | Chargers QB

Philip Rivers (concussion) was a full participant in practice today.

Apparently he's still not fully cleared from concussion protocol, but it seems like it'll only be a matter of time. The Chargers are very confident their quarterback will get clearance from the independent neurologist, and it might happen as early as tomorrow.

Philip Rivers | Chargers QB

The Chargers think Philip Rivers (concussion) will be able to play on Sunday.

Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn said they believe he'll play but that it's "up to the doctors." And running back Melvin Gordon basically said Rivers will be out there against the Bills. Rivers is practicing on a limited basis in practice, which is a great sign, and now he just needs to get cleared by the independent neurologist for the final stage of concussion protocol. The most important thing is that Rivers himself seems to be feeling fine now after self-reporting his concussion, but hopefully he's also able to lead his team on Sunday.

Philip Rivers | Chargers QB

Philip Rivers (concussion) was limited in practice today.

Rivers being able to participate in some of practice this early in the week after suffering a concussion on Sunday is a great sign for his Week 11 availability. Multiple reports say the Chargers are optimistic about Rivers' chances of getting cleared before the weekend, and it looks to be headed in that direction. Hopefully the 35-year-old quarterback can clear the final hurdles of concussion protocol (getting cleared by an independent neurologist) and be out there with his team against the Bills.

Philip Rivers | Chargers QB

Philip Rivers is in concussion protocol.

Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn just announced this, so Rivers now needs to get cleared by Sunday if he's going to play in Week 11 abasing the Bills. Rivers delivered a big hit to A.J. Bouye after an interception on the final offensive play for the Chargers in overtime, so that might be when the concussion occurred. Hopefully Rivers is feeling OK soon.

Philip Rivers | Chargers QB

Philip Rivers throws two touchdowns but Chargers fall to 3-6.

Rivers played well against what is by far the league's best pass defense so far, but an interception in overtime on a deep ball set up the game-winning field goal by the Jaguars—though the Chargers should've done a better job of stopping the interception return from going deep into their own territory. Overall, Rivers was 21/37 for 235 yards, two touchdown, and one interception. He'll be a streaming option versus Buffalo in Week 11.

Philip Rivers | Chargers QB

Chargers can't quite come back against the Patriots.

Down 11 heading into the fourth quarter, the Chargers had a chance to tie the game at the end but a Hail Mary attempt was intercepted as time expired after Philip Rivers got them into position to have a chance. Overall, Rivers was 17/30 for 212 yards, one touchdown, and one interception, with the score coming on a 24-yard pass to the end zone to an open Travis Benjamin. Through eight games, the veteran signal-caller is on pace for 4,056 yards, 26 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions while completing 60.5% of his passes. The Chargers have a bye before a difficult matchup against Jacksonville in Week 10.

Philip Rivers | Chargers QB

Philip Rivers, Chargers win third-straight with 21-0 victory over the Broncos.

Rivers was 15/26 for 183 yards, two touchdowns, and zero turnovers in the win. He found Austin Ekeler for a one-yard score in the second quarter and then sealed the game with a 42-yard score to Travis Benjamin in the fourth quarter. The Chargers could find themselves in a shootout with the Patriots next Sunday, and Rivers will be a solid QB1 option in that matchup.

Philip Rivers | Chargers QB

Philip Rivers plays well as Chargers get second straight win.

Rivers was 25/36 for 268 yards and a touchdown in the victory, as he lead his team to ten fourth-quarter options including a game-winning field goal as time expired versus the Raiders. The Chargers were pinned down inside the ten-yard line on the game-winning drive, but the veteran signal-caller executed perfectly to get his team to 2-4. He's not a recommended fantasy option against the Broncos defense in Week 7, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him put up some numbers. Rivers threw three touchdowns against Denver in Week 1.

Philip Rivers | Chargers QB

Rivers leads game-winning drive as the Chargers get their first win of the season.

The Chargers finally got on the board with a win, as they defeated the Giants in a close game. Rivers was 21/44 for 258 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception. The first touchdown was to Melvin Gordon in the flat, then the second was on a beautiful 25-yard throw to the end zone to Hunter Henry, and the final one was a go-ahead score with three minutes remaining to Gordon in the flat again. As shown in his completion percentage, Rivers did miss some throws in the game, but he helped his team come through for their first win of the year. Rivers has a good matchup against Oakland next week.

Philip Rivers | Chargers QB

Philip Rivers plays well, but the Chargers drop to 0-4.

The veteran signal-caller was 22/38 for 347 yards with two touchdowns and a fumble lost against the Eagles. The fumble came in Eagles territory when Rivers was scrambling left and had it stripped before he threw it. The first touchdown was on a 75-yard bomb to Tyrell Williams, and the second was on a throw to the back of the end zone to Hunter Henry. Rivers and the Chargers had 14 fourth-quarter points, but they again came up short, losing by two points. Rivers is on pace for 4,428 yards, 24 touchdowns, and 16 interceptions through four games. He faces draft-mate Eli Manning next week as the Chargers face the Giants in New Jersey.

Philip Rivers | Chargers QB

Philip Rivers struggles as the Chargers drop to 0-3.

Rivers' interceptions woes continued, as he was 20/40 for 237 yards and three interceptions agains the Chiefs. This simply was not a good performance by Rivers, who was playing well through the first two weeks of the season despite the 0-2 record. The veteran signal-caller should have a much better game next week at home versus the Eagles.

Philip Rivers | Chargers QB

Rivers, Chargers fall to 0-2 with another missed field goal to end the game.

In a hotly contested game with the Dolphins, Rivers was 31/39 for 331 yards and one touchdown. Unfortunately, after Rivers drove the team downfield for a potential game-winning touchdown, new kicker Younghoe Koo couldn't convert it. Los Angeles is now looking an 0-3 start in the face with Kansas City coming to town next Sunday. Rivers remains a QB1 option in a game the Chargers really need to win with the rest of the division at 2-0.

Philip Rivers | Chargers QB

Chargers come up just short in Week 1 comeback attempt against the Broncos.

Philip Rivers helped lead the Chargers to 14 fourth-quarter points, but Denver blocked a potential game-tying field goal with one second remaining. The Chargers offense struggled for much of the game aside from one touchdown drive in the second quarter, but they got things going late in the game. Rivers was 22/33 for 192 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception in the game. The INT came on a pass where there looked to be pass interference on Broncos corner Bradley Roby, and Rivers let the officials know about it. Rivers gets the Dolphins next week and will look to get out to a faster start in the Chargers' first home game in LA since 1960.

Philip Rivers | Chargers QB

Philip Rivers plays great in Week 3 of the preseason.

Rivers led two scoring drives for the Chargers in the first quarter while going 6/6 for 85 yards and a touchdown. He's locked in and ready to lead a talented Chargers team as they attempt to get back into the playoffs in 2017. His seemingly difficult schedule might be a concern, but Rivers is looking like one of the better quarterback targets later in fantasy drafts.

Philip Rivers | Chargers QB

Chargers starters go down the field for opening drive TD in preseason game versus Seattle.

Philip Rivers and the starters were set to play one series and they made the most of it. Rivers looked very sharp, hitting his receivers with accuracy and keeping the chains moving before hitting Antonio Gates for a five-yard touchdown on a perfect pass in the end zone. It was a trademark drive for Rivers and the Chargers, who drained much of the first quarter working their way down the field for the score. They play Drew Brees and the Saints in Week 2 of the preseason next Sunday night.

Philip Rivers | Chargers QB

As reported by ESPN, Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn said on "The Jim Rome Show" that Philip Rivers "can have three or four more productive years easily."

There was talk of the Chargers getting a young quarterback this offseason, but Lynn said the team was not going to reach for one. Instead, they grabbed Clemson receiver Mike Williams with the seventh pick in the draft, something that made Rivers very happy. At 35-years-old, Rivers should have plenty left in the tank for the Chargers.

Philip Rivers | Chargers QB

Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn said the Chargers do "have to get a young quarterback on campus."

Lynn said he believes Rivers has a lot of football left in him, but that he can be a great example for a young quarterback to sit and watch. Rivers has indicated that any young quarterback the Chargers get is "going to sit a while." A quarterback cannot be ruled out in the first round if the team is in love with Deshaun Watson or another quarterback in the draft.

Philip Rivers | Chargers QB

Philip Rivers says if the Chargers bring in a young quarterback "they're going to sit awhile."

Chargers GM Tom Telesco said a few days ago that the Chargers won't rule out drafting a young quarterback. Rivers threw 21 interceptions last season, but he is still one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL. He'll be helped this season with the return of his top receiver, Keenan Allen. The Chargers drafting a quarterback with the seventh pick cannot be ruled out, especially if they are in love with one of the quarterbacks at the top of the draft.

Rivers went 22/38 for 269 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions in a 37-27 loss to KC.

It was a somewhat productive day for Rivers as he tossed two TDs to his two tight ends, Gates and Henry. However, he was also responsible for two more INTs, resulting in Rivers leading the league in interceptions this year with 21. The veteran QB was visibly frustrated in the postgame news conference, and the decimation of this year’s roster by injury was clearly a focal point. Things will certainly be brighter next year with the return of Keenan Allen to go along with his emerging receivers Tyrell Williams and Dontrelle Inman. Young tight end Hunter Henry will also make for a reliable target for years to come. Rivers ended the year with his worst completion percentage since 2007 (60.4%). He also led the league in interceptions (21) for the second time in three years. Rivers threw for 4,386 yards, the third most in his career, and 33 TDs, which is the most in his career. With head coach Mike McCoy potentially out, it will be interesting to see who will coach the likely future Hall of Famer next season.

Philip Rivers | Chargers QB

Rivers went 23-46 for 322 yards with two touchdowns and one interception in a 20-17 loss at Cleveland on Sunday.

There were plenty of positives in Rivers’ box score this week, as he surpassed the 300 yard mark for the first time since Week 10, and threw for multiple TDs for the 8th straight week. However, his turnover streak extended to seven games, throwing his NFL-worst 18th interception.
After being sacked three times last week, he avoided any this week but the Chargers offensive line is allowing pressure and hurries on Rivers on nearly every play. Two weeks ago vs CAR he faced 23 hurries on 28 dropbacks, and felt pressure on 13 of his first 18 dropbacks today. There are injuries on the OL that account for this (Orlando Franklin left the game this week), but the fact is that this pressure on Rivers, combined with his gunslinger approach makes him a risky fantasy start next week vs. KC.

Philip Rivers | Chargers QB

Rivers went 17-29 for 206 yards with 2 TD’s and 1 INT in a 19-16 loss to OAK on Sunday.

The Chargers QB had another interception to extend his turnover streak to 5 straight games. But it’s not all his fault as the OL has clearly deteriorated as the season has progressed. After being pressured on 23 of his 29 dropbacks last week, he got sacked 3 times against Oakland and was continually harassed by the Raiders. He was unable to move his TE Antonio Gates closer to the all-time record (he needs 3 TDss to break Tony Gonzalez’s career 113 TDs for tight ends), only finding him once all day. The good news is that this week’s matchup at Cleveland will be the softest defense Rivers has played all year. The Chargers would like at least one strong performance before the year is through (Chargers averaging 18 points over last four games), and the Browns D has been especially accommodating to opposing QB’s being ranked 31st in Fantasy points allowed. Start him with confidence on Christmas Eve.

Philip Rivers | Chargers QB

Rivers went 21-39 for 236 yards with 2 TD’s and 3 INT’s in a 28-16 loss to CAR on Sunday.

The Chargers QB was responsible for 5 TO’s on the day. In addition to throwing three interceptions, Rivers lost two fumbles on the day. It was a sloppy game for the veteran signal-caller, as he was constantly under pressure and seemed to be forcing the long ball after falling behind early. The running game was unable to get anything started without Melvin Gordon, and the passing game was hit-and-miss all day. Inconsistent and turnover prone lately (10 INT’s in last 4 games), Rivers is a risky fantasy start.

Philip Rivers | Chargers QB

Rivers throws costly interception in Chargers loss; drops to 5-7.

Rivers was 15/26 for 225 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions. He threw TDs to Dontrelle Inman and Tyrell Williams, but a costly interception when the Chargers were driving for a game-tying touchdown at the end of the game. He slightly underthrew a pass to Dontrelle Inman and it was picked off to end the game. The Chargers very likely need to run the table now, starting next week against the Panthers. Rivers has a chance at a big game against Carolina and he'll be a back-end QB1.

Philip Rivers | Chargers QB

Philip Rivers was 22/30 for 242 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception in Sunday's 21-13 win over the Texans.

Rivers came out of the bye week and bounced back from his four-interception performance in Week 10, connecting with Dontrelle Inman, Tyrell Williams, and Hunter Henry for scores. The veteran signal caller will be a solid QB1 for next Sunday versus the Bucs.

Philip Rivers | Chargers QB

Rivers throws four INTs in close loss to Dolphins.

This one must hurt for Rivers, as the Chargers drop to 4-6 heading into the bye. Rivers was 23/44 for 326 yards, three touchdowns, and four interceptions. Rivers will regroup during the bye and will return as a back-end QB1 against Houston after the bye.

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