Philip Rivers
QB LAC (8)
7 days ago

Rivers completed 18 of 26 passing attempts for 223 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception in Sunday's 20-6 win over the Raiders. He also had a one-yard carry.

EDGE Analysis

Rivers can thank Melvin Gordon for saving the day and breaking a 66-yard run after a catch in the flat in the third quarter, but the 36-year-old's fantasy owners will take it, however it comes. He hasn't failed to throw for fewer than 200 passing yards or two touchdowns in any game this season and continues to be one of the more reliable quarterbacks in fantasy. Rivers will try to keep it going at home Week 11 against Denver.

Philip Rivers
QB LAC (8)
2 weeks ago

Rivers completed 13 of 26 pass attempts for 228 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 25-17 win over the Seahawks.

EDGE Analysis

It was far from a perfect game for Rivers, as the veteran quarterback finished with a season-low 50 percent completion percentage, but fantasy owners likely won't be too upset given Rivers tossed another two touchdowns, the ninth straight time he's pulled off the feat dating back to last season. The signal caller will likely have an easier time next week against a struggling Raiders defense that allowed 49ers third-string quarterback, Nick Mullens, to toss for over 250 yards and three touchdowns in Week 9.

Philip Rivers
QB LAC (8)
4 weeks ago

Rivers completed 19-of-26 pass attempts, for 306 yards and two touchdowns during Sunday's 20-19 win against Tennessee.

EDGE Analysis

The reliable and often under-recognized Rivers continues his multi-touchdown streak, with at least two touchdowns in every game thus far this season for Los Angeles, and a 15-to-3 touchdown-to-interception ratio on the year overall. His fantasy production has been exceptionally steady as well, as Rivers is one of just three quarterbacks (including Patrick Mahomes and Cam Newton) who entered Week 7 with at least 15.8 fantasy points (standard scoring) in every game thus far in 2018. Following a bye week, Rivers and the Chargers will re-emerge on Nov. 4th to take on a Seattle defense that allowed an average passer rating of 79.9 coming into the weekend (among the NFL's five best in that metric).

Philip Rivers
QB LAC (8)
1 month ago

Rivers completed 11 of 20 passes for 207 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in Sunday's 38-14 win over the Browns.

EDGE Analysis

Cleveland's defense had done a good job against quarterbacks this season, but the Browns had no answer for Rivers in the first half. He hooked up with Tyrell Williams for touchdowns of 45 and 29 yards in the second quarter, but Los Angeles' lead got so bloated that Rivers didn't have to do anything of consequence after halftime and was even replaced by Geno Smith late. Rivers will face the Titans in Week 7.

Philip Rivers
QB LAC (8)
1 month ago

Rivers completed 22 of his 27 passes for 339 yards and two touchdowns in the 26-10 victory over the Raiders on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Rivers was efficient as ever Sunday, completing all but five of his passes in what quickly turned into a rout. Going seven-of-13 on third down helped propel the Chargers to a sizable lead entering the fourth quarter, but it was Rivers ability to quickly get the ball out of his hands which helped create the positive conversion rating, as the offense was rarely in long down and distances. Rivers' first touchdown pass summed up the Raiders' entire afternoon, as the veteran quarterback bobbled the shotgun snap and then narrowly avoided two wide open edge rushers to toss a simple checkdown to Austin Ekeler, who promptly took it 44 yards for six points. Through five weeks, Rivers is nearly on pace to post a career-high completion percentage (68 percent) and has a sterling 11:2 touchdown/interception ratio. That could change next week when the Chargers travel to face an excellent Browns defense.

Philip Rivers
QB LAC (8)
2 months ago

Rivers completed 25 of 39 passing attempts for 250 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception in Sunday's 29-27 win over the 49ers.

EDGE Analysis

Rivers threw a pick-six on his second throw of the day, and the Chargers punted on their next two possessions, but the 36-year-old would then lead five straight scoring drives en route to the victory. The North Carolina State product has now thrown for 250 yards and a trio of scores in all but one contest this season with a 226-yard, two-touchdown effort in Week 3 being the lone exception. He'll look to keep rolling at home Week 5 against the Raiders.

Philip Rivers
QB LAC (8)
2 months 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
QB LAC (8)
2 months 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
QB LAC (8)
2 months 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)
3 months 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.