Philip Rivers
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3 weeks ago

Rivers completed 28 of 37 passes for 387 yards and three touchdowns in the 30-10 win over the Raiders on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

It wasn't enough for the Chargers to clinch a spot in the playoffs, but Rivers continued his excellent play to end the year, tearing apart a beleaguered Raiders secondary to the tune of 387 passing yards, his second highest total of the season. The 36-year-old hardly lost a step in 2017, throwing only five fewer touchdowns compared to the year prior while shaving off a whopping 11 interceptions from his 2016 figures. While there were rumblings in the offseason that the Chargers were intent on finding a replacement for their aging quarterback, yet another 4,000-yard passing season should pave the way for Rivers to start another campaign, so long as the veteran quarterback is interested in coming back for his 15th season.

Philip Rivers
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1 month ago1 Comment

Rivers completed 22 of 40 passes for 290 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 14-7 win over the Jets.

EDGE Analysis

This one didn't feature much offense early, as Rivers' three-yard touchdown pass to Antonio Gates opened the scoring with 8:55 left in the second quarter. The Chargers are tied for the second AFC Wild Card spot with the Bills and Titans at 8-7, so Rivers' fantasy owners don't have to worry about the team holding him back during next week's finale against the Raiders. Rivers' 25 touchdowns are the fewest he's thrown since 2007, but the 26-year-old quarterback's 10 interceptions are his second-fewest since that point.

Philip Rivers
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1 month ago

Rivers completed 20 of 36 pass attempts for 227 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions during Saturday's 30-13 loss to the Chiefs.

EDGE Analysis

Rivers led touchdown drives on either side of half time to give his team a lead into the third quarter. Unfortunately, the offense fell apart after that juncture, turning the ball over on four consecutive possessions as Kansas City pulled away for good. Rivers had been in good form prior to this stinker, with an average of 316.6 yards and 10 touchdowns compared to just one interception over his previous five games. In the thick of a playoff race, the veteran will look to bounce back next week against the Jets.

Philip Rivers
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1 month ago

Rivers completed 18 of 31 attempts for 319 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 30-13 victory over the Redskins.

EDGE Analysis

Rivers came out red-hot Sunday, throwing for a career-high 256 yards in the first half. The veteran quarterback's two touchdowns came on an eight-yard completion to Hunter Henry and a 75-yard bomb to deep threat Tyrell Williams. The performance gives Rivers 1097 yards, six touchdowns and no interceptions over his last three outings. A date with the 28th-ranked Chiefs pass defense awaits Rivers in Week 15, where he will be one of the better options at quarterback in all fantasy formats.

Philip Rivers
QB LAC (9)
2 months ago

Rivers completed 31 of 44 attempts for 344 yards and a touchdown in the 19-10 win over the Browns on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Rivers has simply been on a roll as of late, throwing for over 1,000 yards combined in the last three weeks. That's in large part due to his usage rate, as Sunday marked the fifth consecutive game Rivers attempted at least 30 passes, and the 11 such time he's completed the feat this year. With the Chargers still fighting for a playoff spot, they'll need to continue relying on Rivers, making him a suitable starting option in almost all fantasy leagues, especially with games against the vulnerable Redskins and Chiefs secondaries in the next two weeks.

Philip Rivers
QB LAC (9)
2 months ago

Rivers completed 27 of 33 attempts for 434 yards and three touchdowns in the 28-6 win over the Cowboys on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Rivers put on a Thanksgiving Day clinic against a beleaguered Cowboys secondary, slicing his opposition apart with a whopping seven completions that traveled 25 or more yards. Thursday's performance also represented a season-high in passing yards for the veteran quarterback, as Rivers previous high-water mark came in Week 4 against another NFC East foe, the Eagles. For a second straight week, Rivers tormented his opposition with a study dose of throws to Keenan Allen, who posted a career-high 172 receiving yards on Thursday. The 35-year-old should be primed for another fantasy gem when the Chargers take on the Browns next Sunday.

Philip Rivers
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2 months ago

Rivers completed 20 of 31 passes for 251 yards and two touchdowns during Sunday's 54-24 victory over the Bills.

EDGE Analysis

Rivers made it through the entire game without reporting any of the concussion symptoms that surfaced earlier in the week. He looked like a younger version of himself Sunday, too, rekindling his strong connection with top receiver Keenan Allen while making fans forget about the Chargers' offensive weaknesses that have been exposed in recent weeks. It was an all-around dominant victory for the entire team, but especially for Rivers considering he was going against a secondary that ranked top six in interceptions, touchdowns surrendered, and passer rating allowed. Next up for the veteran is a matchup with the Cowboys on Thanksgiving Day.

Philip Rivers
QB LAC (9)
2 months ago

As expected, Rivers (concussion) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Bills.

EDGE Analysis

It's notable that fellow QB Cardale Jones is active for the first time this season, giving the team three signal-callers Sunday, but Eric Williams of ESPN.com relays that Rivers is expected to start the contest after being medically cleared to play this weekend.

Philip Rivers
QB LAC (9)
2 months ago

Rivers, who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bills, cleared the NFL's concussion protocol Friday, putting him in line to start for the Chargers in Week 11, Jack Wang of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Rivers was diagnosed with the head injury following the Week 10 overtime loss to the Jaguars, but given that he's been able to steer clear of concussions throughout his career, the Chargers were optimistic all along that he would be able to avoid an absence. With Rivers practicing fully Friday and an independent neurologist giving the quarterback the green light to make his 195th consecutive NFL start Sunday, Kellen Clemens will remain his familiar backup role.

Philip Rivers
QB LAC (9)
2 months ago

Rivers (concussion) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bills.

EDGE Analysis

Despite the questionable designation, the Chargers listed the QB as a full practice participant both Thursday (after coach Anthony Lynn suggested the QB would be limited) and Friday. Per NFL.com, the team lists Rivers as questionable because he has not yet totally passed through the NFL's concussion protocol and must be cleared by an independent neurologist before that occurs. We suspect Rivers will gain such clearance in advance of Sunday's 4:05 ET kickoff against the Bills, but if he experiences any setbacks, backup Kellen Clemens would be in line to fill in for him this weekend.