Philip Rivers
QB LAC (8)
2 days ago

Rivers completed 18 of his 30 passes for 226 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 35-23 loss to the Rams.

EDGE Analysis

The Rams defense predictably kept Rivers in check for most of the afternoon, as the veteran quarterback only managed to make some headway offensively after cornerback Marcus Peters left the game with an ankle injury. About the only positive takeaway from this contest for fantasy owners should be Rivers' increasing confidence in second-year wide receiver Mike Williams. The No. 7 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft put together easily his best game as a pro, converting on four of his seven targets for 81 yards and two touchdowns, with Rivers looking to the big-bodied receiver on critical downs throughout the game. Aligned with a growing stable of weapons, Rivers should have a much easier opponent Week 4 in the 49ers.

Philip Rivers
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1 week ago

Rivers completed 23 of 27 passes for 256 yards and three touchdowns in Sunday's 31-20 victory versus the Bills.

EDGE Analysis

The Chargers offense demonstrated remarkable balance Week 2, attempting 27 passes versus 26 runs. Rivers directed it admirably, posting the second-highest completion percentage in a given game (85.2) in his lengthy career. Moreover, he posted his 10th performance (in 194 starts) with three touchdowns, no interceptions and at least 9.5 yards per attempt. He'll upgrade opponents significantly Week 3, exchanging the dismal Bills for the rampaging Rams in Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

Philip Rivers
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2 weeks ago2 Comments

Rivers completed 34 of 51 pass attempts for 424 yards with three touchdowns and an interception in Sunday's 38-28 loss to the Chiefs.

EDGE Analysis

Rivers dinked and dunked in the first half, completing six passes for 88 yards to his running backs, although he was plagued by several drops from his wideouts. He opened things up in the second half, with the Chargers in come-from-behind mode, tossing scores to wide receivers Keenan Allen and Tyrell Williams. The veteran quarterback threw a bad interception near the red zone in the third quarter, which eventually led a touchdown pass from Patrick Mahomes, but was otherwise strong in his season debut. Rivers' first quarter touchdown pass to Austin Ekeler was the 343rd of his career, passing Fran Tarkenton for sixth place in NFL history.

Philip Rivers
QB LAC (8)
1 month ago

Rivers completed five of seven passes for 29 yards during Saturday's preseason game against the Saints.

EDGE Analysis

Rivers couldn't get much going against a tough Saints secondary, and not included in his stat line is the fact that he turned the ball over on downs after failing to connect with Mike Williams on fourth down from four yards out. Not to worry, there wasn't a whole lot to take away from Saturday's relatively meaningless preseason action -- and certainly not anything to take away from the veteran's stock in advance of his 15th NFL campaign. Rivers continues to be a late-round value at his double-digit ADP on most every fantasy platform.

Philip Rivers
QB LAC (8)
1 month ago

Rivers likely will play most of the first half in Saturday's preseason game against the Saints, Jack Wang of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Coach Anthony Lynn plans to play most of his starters for the entire first half, but he said he might pull Rivers a little bit earlier. The 36-year-old quarterback appeared ready for the regular season in last week's exhibition against Seattle, completing six of seven passes for 62 yards. The loss of TE Hunter Henry (knee) still hurts, but Rivers has plenty of weapons at wide receiver and running back.

Philip Rivers
QB LAC (8)
1 month ago

Rivers completed six of seven passes for 62 yards in Saturday's 24-14 preseason win over the Seahawks.

EDGE Analysis

Rivers played in the first two series, connecting with Tyrell Williams on the first play of the game for a 21-yard completion, the longest throw of the veteran quarterback's day. Rivers remains a strong fantasy asset and could even be a bit undervalued given how dominant the Chargers' offensive figures to be this season.

Philip Rivers
QB LAC (8)
1 month ago1 Comment

Rivers will play in Saturday's preseason contest against the Seahawks, Jack Wang of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Rivers did not participate in the team's first preseason game as head coach Anthony Lynn opted to give the veteran quarterback some rest. It's unlikely Rivers will play more than a series or two against Seattle on Saturday.

Philip Rivers
QB LAC (8)
1 month ago

Rivers (rest) won't play in Saturday's preseason opener against the Cardinals, Kent Somers of The Arizona Republic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Rivers will be joined by a number of other starters on the sidelines including star receiver Keenan Allen. In his absence, Geno Smith, Cardale Jones and Nic Shimonek will split the reps at quarterback.

Philip Rivers
QB LAC (8)
3 months ago

Rivers would support the signing of Antonio Gates, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Chargers are reconsidering their plan to move forward without the 38-year-old tight end after losing Hunter Henry to a torn ACL in May. The injury dealt a blow to Rivers' prospects for 2018, but he still has an impressive group of pass catchers, led by WRs Keenan Allen, Tyrell Williams, Mike Williams and Travis Benjamin, along with RBs Melvin Gordon and Austin Ekeler . After managing just 6.1 yards per target last season, Gates likely would be limited to a part-time role on passing downs if he does end up back in Los Angeles. Rivers has landed between 28 and 33 touchdown passes in five consecutive seasons, throwing for no more than 4,792 yards and no less than 4,286 in that span. Chargers coach Anthony Lynn said he won't be surprised if the 36-year-old quarterback continues playing into his 40s.

Philip Rivers
QB LAC (8)
7 months ago

Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn said he wouldn't be surprised if Rivers were to continue playing into his 40s, SiriusXM NFL Radio on Twitter reports.

EDGE Analysis

Yet to miss a game since taking over as the starter in 2006, the 36-year-old quarterback threw for at least 4,286 yards and 28 touchdowns each of the past five seasons. The Chargers somehow haven't reached double-digit wins since 2009, but the team should boast one of the stronger rosters in the league entering 2018, with Rivers surrounded by a slew of proven offensive weapons along with a nice collection of young talent on defense. While that won't stop discussion about the Chargers drafting an eventual successor, Rivers likely intends to play at least a couple more years, seeking the elusive Super Bowl ring that seemed a likely proposition back when he began his tenure as the starter with four straight playoff appearances. The Chargers have qualified for the postseason just once since that time, but Rivers arguably now has his best supporting case since LaDainian Tomlinson left town in 2009.