Philip Rivers
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3 weeks 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
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4 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.

Philip Rivers
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6 months 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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7 months 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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7 months 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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7 months 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
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7 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
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8 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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8 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
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8 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.