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Chargers | Mixed results for Philip Rivers

Sun, 13 Nov 2016 18:51:03 -0800

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers completed 23 of his 44 pass attempts for 326 yards, three touchdowns and four interceptions in the Week 10 game against the Miami Dolphins. His pick-six in the fourth quarter cost the team a victory. The four interceptions tied a career high.

Fantasy Tip: Rivers put up good numbers for his fantasy owners, but his four turnovers took off a little luster from an otherwise solid stat line. Fantasy owners need to go another way in Week 11 with the Bolts on a bye.

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Chargers | Philip Rivers posts 275 yards, two TDs

Sun, 06 Nov 2016 22:25:25 -0800

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers completed 24 of his 33 pass attempts for 275 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions in the Week 9 game against the Tennessee Titans.

Fantasy Tip: Rivers has two or more touchdown passes in four of his past six games, and at least one score in each of the six outings. He remains a solid low-end QB1 in all fantasy leagues heading into Week 10 against the Miami Dolphins.

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Chargers | Mixed results for Philip Rivers

Sun, 30 Oct 2016 20:42:08 -0700

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers completed 20 of his 47 pass attempts for 267 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions in the Week 8 game against the Denver Broncos.

Fantasy Tip: Rivers has thrown for 267 or more yards in five of his past six games, and he has at least one touchdown pass in each of the past five, and seven of eight games this season. He remains a decent low-end QB1 in most fantasy leagues of 12 or more teams.

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Chargers | Philip Rivers throws for 371 yards

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 22:02:47 -0700

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers completed 27 of his 44 pass attempts for 371 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the Week 7 game against the Atlanta Falcons.

Fantasy Tip: Imagine if Rivers actually had an NFL-caliber cadre of receivers for a full season. He remains a decent low-end QB1 in fantasy leagues of 12 or more teams. He faces a difficult matchup in Week 8 in Denver.

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Chargers | Philip Rivers loves facing Cover 3

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 11:15:12 -0700

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers has faced Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll or his protégé - Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley - seven times since 2013. In the four regular-season matchups against those teams (three against Bradley), Rivers has posted a passer rate of 110.0 each time and not thrown an interception.

Fantasy Tip: Rivers faces another Carroll disciple in Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn in Week 7 and figures to have similar success against a defense giving up an average of 297.7 passing yards and 2.3 touchdowns to quarterbacks this season. Chargers-Falcons definitely has shootout potential, so owners would be wise to invest in Rivers wherever possible.

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Chargers | Hunter Henry to be busy in Week 3?

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 18:49:44 -0700

San Diego Chargers TE Hunter Henry is a "tremendous receiver," according to head coach Ken Whisenhunt, and QB Philip Rivers said Henry's "catches are coming."

Fantasy Tip: Henry is set for plenty of snaps against the Colts in Week 3 with Antonio Gates banged up. He is worth a flier in DFS formats.

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Chargers | Philip Rivers throws four TDs

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 00:10:19 -0700

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers threw for four touchdown passes during his team's 38-14 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, Sept. 18.

Fantasy Tip: Rivers has always mastered the Jaguars defense, but this is good news for a team that could sure use it. He remains a solid QB1 option moving forward and is also worth the money in two-QB leagues.

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Chargers | Tyrell Williams poised to break out?

Sat, 17 Sep 2016 09:23:24 -0700

San Diego Chargers WR Tyrell Williams is "the prototypical big target that (QB) Philip Rivers likes to throw to", according to ESPN's Eric Williams.

Fantasy Tip: Others may be looking for Williams to take over the Keenan Allen role following his season-ending injury, but the Chargers appear to have other ideas. Travis Benjamin appeared to move into that role in the second half of Week 1 and should share some of those responsibilities with Dontrelle Inman. Williams is definitely worth adding, but his initial role may be the same one Benjamin and Malcom Floyd had before him. Williams should be considered a high-upside WR5 at the moment.

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Chargers | Philip Rivers has thrived versus Jaguars

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 11:18:45 -0700

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers is a combined 80-of-108 for 962 yards and eight touchdowns with no interceptions against the Jacksonville Jaguars - their Week 2 opponent - over the last three seasons.

Fantasy Tip: Without Keenan Allen last year, Rivers lit up the Jaguars for 300 yards and four touchdowns in what was his most productive fantasy day of the season. In their 2014 meeting, the 34-year-old signal-caller exploded for 377 and three, respectively. Jacksonville has improved defensively this season, but Rivers remains a low-end QB1 in this matchup even with Allen out for the rest of the season.

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Chargers | San Diego offense headed for another dip?

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 09:19:26 -0700

San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen (knee) will likely need to be replaced by committee in the opinion of QB Philip Rivers after the wideout reportedly tore the ACL in his right knee in a Week 1 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. Last season, the Chargers averaged 24 points with Allen in the lineup before a lacerated kidney that ended his year. After his exit, San Diego averaged 16 points the rest of the season.

Fantasy Tip: The good news - if there is any - is the Chargers have more young and/or proven talent at receiver in 2016. There is some thought San Diego will bring back James Jones, who they cut during training camp, but owners can expect Travis Benjamin, Dontrelle Inman and Tyrell Williams to see more targets on a regular basis. Allen's injury should also lock Antonio Gates and Danny Woodhead into their respective TE1 and high-end RB2 designations in PPR leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Eric D. Williams

Chargers | Travis Benjamin adds new element

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 21:34:23 -0700

San Diego Chargers WR Travis Benjamin's ability to stretch the field should open up space for intermediate passing routes, and QB Philip Rivers said it took him a while to adjust to Benjamin's speed and realize he couldn't overthrow him on deep routes.

Fantasy Tip: Benjamin won't be as consistent as Keenan Allen or Antonio Gates, but he should deliver his share of big plays and have an occasional big game. He is an all-or-nothing play in standard leagues and daily formats.

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Chargers | Keenan Allen even faster?

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 19:54:35 -0700

San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen appears to be even faster this season, QB Philip Rivers said.

Fantasy Tip: Allen was on his way to a huge 2015 campaign before suffering a lacerated kidney, and he opens 2016 comfortably in the WR2 range.

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Chargers | Philip Rivers restructures

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 07:26:37 -0700

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers restructured his contract Friday, Sept. 9, to convert $6 million of his 2016 base salary converted into a roster bonus, which created $4.5 million in cap space.

Fantasy Tip: Rivers faces a tough matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 1. He's a lower-middle option for the first game, but things could improve for him as the season progresses.

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Chargers | Philip Rivers to sit out Friday

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 17:10:48 -0700

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers will not play in the preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals Friday, Aug. 19.

Fantasy Tip: Rivers will play in the third preseason game and should receive solid playing time during that game. Rivers should be a solid No. 1 quarterback in most fantasy leagues.

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Chargers | Two Chargers close to history

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 14:11:35 -0700

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers and TE Antonio Gates are nine touchdowns away from surpassing San Francisco 49ers QB Steve Young and WR Jerry Rice for touchdown connections. They would then only trail former Indianapolis Colts QB Peyton Manning and WR Marvin Harrison for most touchdowns between a quarterback and pass-catcher in a career.

Fantasy Tip: You can bet Rivers and Gates know what's at stake this season, and one would think they will try to pass the legendary 49er duo this season. The tight end's best seasons are probably behind him, but he still has gas left in the tank. Draft Gates as a borderline TE1 and Rivers as a mid- to low-end QB1.

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Chargers | Tyrell Williams synced with Philip Rivers

Mon, 08 Aug 2016 10:57:18 -0700

San Diego Chargers WR Tyrell Williams has found a groove with Chargers QB Philip Rivers in training camp. The duo connected on consecutive touchdowns Monday, Aug. 8, after Rivers shared an adjustment with the second-year receiver. Williams displayed a competitive streak, as well.

Fantasy Tip: San Diego really could use another player to step up after the retirement of Malcom Floyd and the loss of Stevie Johnson via injury. Williams could emerge as a deep sleeper in large fantasy formats.

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Chargers | Melvin Gordon more confident in Year 2

Sun, 31 Jul 2016 15:18:37 -0700

Chargers | Melvin Gordon more confident in Year 2 San Diego Chargers RB Melvin Gordon is more confident and comfortable than he was as a rookie in 2015, not only in his own words but also in the eyes of QB Philip Rivers. "I just felt a more confident guy, a guy that felt a little more comfortable. I think that's key for a running back. You've got to be hungry and do all those things, but if you're antsy as a runner, you don't see things right," Rivers said. "I feel comfortable with the playbook. I feel more comfortable with myself. ... (Last year) was a long season. It was a grind. Mentally and physically, I think it was important (to get away). I needed the offseason to really get at it," Gordon said.

Fantasy Tip: Gordon was one of many running backs to disappoint last year, but owners need to remember San Diego used 24 unique offensive line combinations last season and fielded a pretty poor defense, which meant a lot of Danny Woodhead. His current seventh-round ADP is much more palatable and makes him a potential value pick this season if the Chargers can enjoy just a bit more luck on the injury front this season.

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Chargers | Melvin Gordon draws rave reviews

Sat, 30 Jul 2016 20:14:22 -0700

San Diego Chargers RB Melvin Gordon seems like a "more confident guy" this year, QB Philip Rivers said after practice Saturday, July 30, and head coach Mike McCoy said he is "very pleased" with where Gordon's conditioning is at.

Fantasy Tip: Gordon was a big disappointment as a rookie, but the Chargers aren't going to give up on the first-round pick yet. He is still worth taking a chance on as a RB3.

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Chargers | Joey Bosa earning praise

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 19:16:47 -0700

San Diego Chargers DE Joey Bosa earned praise from QB Philip Rivers, who said San Diego "nailed" the Bosa pick.

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Chargers | San Diego unlikely to take QB early

Thu, 03 Mar 2016 17:17:54 -0800

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers can still lead the team to wins moving forward, and the Chargers should not consider selecting a quarterback with the third overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, in the opinion of NFL Network's Brian Baldinger.

Fantasy Tip: Rivers has thrown at least 25 touchdowns in each of his last eight seasons and should continue to be the team's starting quarterback for a few more seasons. Rivers probably will be a low-end No. 1 quarterback in most leagues next season.

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Chargers | Philip Rivers considered retirement

Tue, 26 Jan 2016 17:03:57 -0800

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers considered retirement after the 2014 season when he dealt with rib and back injuries. He eventually signed a four-year contract extension last August, and Rivers now says he feels far better this offseason than last.

"This year, physically, I'm great. Emotionally, it's been rough, but I'm excited -- I really am excited about who the new core is going to be. I'm excited to be part of that group. I'm waiting for it, kind of letting them take it. ... It's not going to be the buddies I came with; they're going to be gone," Rivers said.

Fantasy Tip: Rivers started the year out really hot but proceeded to fade in the second half, mainly because the Chargers receiving corps was decimated by injuries. He managed a career-best 4,792 yards and 29 touchdowns to 13 interceptions. A lack of a ground game led to a staggering 661 attempts in 2015. If the run game improves next year and his offensive line can protect, Rivers can remain a potent QB1 even at age 34.

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Chargers | Philip Rivers threw the most in 2015

Tue, 05 Jan 2016 17:13:39 -0800

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers led the league with 661 pass attempts this season -- the most since Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford threw an all-time record 727 times in 2012. His 661 attempts were also the sixth most all time in one season.

Fantasy Tip: The Chargers were behind on the scoreboard early and often this season, so Rivers really had no choice but to throw a lot to try to keep San Diego in games. He has thrown for at least 4,000 yards in seven of his last eight seasons and remains in the QB1 conversation heading into next season.

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Chargers | Philip Rivers shows toughness

Sun, 03 Jan 2016 22:15:47 -0800

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers completed 21 of his 35 pass attempts for 228 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in the Week 17 game against the Denver Broncos.

Fantasy Tip: Rivers was playing behind a decimated offensive line for most of the season, and with a cadre of receivers that even he had a tough time remembering their name. Still, he gritted through it and posted better than average results. He showed he can still be a solid fantasy option, and it would really be nice to see him with a healthy offensive line and NFL-caliber receivers again.

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Chargers | Philip Rivers throws for 263 yards

Sun, 13 Dec 2015 21:04:38 -0800

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers completed 24 of his 43 pass attempts for 263 yards, no touchdowns and one interception in the Week 14 game against the Kansas City Chiefs and he also ran once for four yards.

Fantasy Tip: Rivers has been snakebitten this season. He started out well, but his receivers have dropped like flies and his offensive line has been banged up for most of the season. He cannot be trusted in FantasyScore for the remainder of the season.

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Chargers | Philip Rivers will play Sunday

Sun, 13 Dec 2015 07:00:56 -0800

Confirming a previous report, San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers (illness, foot) will start Week 14's game against the Kansas City Chiefs despite having the flu. QBs Kellen Clemens and Brad Sorensen will also dress for the game.

Fantasy Tip: Rivers ($6,600, 13.2% of cap) was officially listed as probable on the club's injury report and missed the team's walkthrough Saturday, Dec. 12. He is a risky play in FantasyScore, especially given the difficulty of his matchup against Kansas City.

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Chargers | Philip Rivers battling flu

Sat, 12 Dec 2015 14:13:34 -0800

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers (illness, foot) is battling a flu bug, but one team official said it would take more than that to keep him out Sunday, Dec. 13.

Fantasy Tip: Rivers ($6,600, 13.2% of cap) has a tough matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs, and he doesn't have a lot of upside on FantasyScore this week.

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Chargers | Arrowhead tough on Philip Rivers

Fri, 11 Dec 2015 18:32:00 -0800

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers faces the Kansas City Chiefs on the road in Week 14, and in his last four starts at Arrowhead Stadium, Rivers has five touchdowns and five interceptions.

Fantasy Tip: With Rivers ($6,600, 13.2% of cap) and the San Diego offense struggling to deal with a variety of injuries, a matchup against a surging Kansas City defense is the last thing he needs. Avoid him at FantasyScore.

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Chargers | Philip Rivers should play

Fri, 11 Dec 2015 13:48:45 -0800

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers (foot) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 11, and is listed as probable for the Week 14 game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Fantasy Tip: Rivers ($6,600, 13.2% of cap) has played well at times this season but has gone two of his last three games without a touchdown pass. Rivers will be facing a solid Chiefs defense this week and may not be a great option to start.

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Chargers | Philip Rivers, Ladarius Green full go

Thu, 10 Dec 2015 14:45:06 -0800

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers (foot) and TE Ladarius Green (ankle) participated fully in practice Thursday, Dec. 10.

Fantasy Tip: Green ($2,100, 4.2% of cap) may be more active this week with the Chargers depleted wide receivers. He's not the most reliable tight end, but if you're looking for a cheaper tight end on FantasyScore with high potential, Green is a candidate. Rivers ($6,600, 13.2%) doesn't have a lot of weapons to throw to against a tough Kansas City Chiefs defense, so don't put him at the top of your Week 14 fantasy quarterback totem pole.

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Chargers | Philip Rivers has limited practice

Wed, 09 Dec 2015 15:53:02 -0800

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers (foot) was limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 9.

Fantasy Tip: It would be hard to believe Rivers ($6,600, 13.2% of cap) missing Week 14. He's got a hurting receiving corps, though, and is a riskier play for FantasyScore lineups.

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Chargers | Philip Rivers ready to play

Fri, 04 Dec 2015 13:23:20 -0800

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers (foot) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 4, and is listed as probable for the Week 13 game against the Denver Broncos.

Fantasy Tip: Rivers ($7,100, 14.2% of cap) has played well over the last several games and has eight touchdowns in his last four games. Rivers is facing a tough Broncos defense this week and may not be a great option for fantasy owners to consider.

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Chargers | Philip Rivers, Ladarius Green full go

Thu, 03 Dec 2015 14:48:19 -0800

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers (foot) and TE Ladarius Green (ankle) both practiced fully Thursday, Dec. 3.

Fantasy Tip: Rivers ($7,100, 14.2% of cap) and Green ($2,600, 5.2%) have the luxury of facing one of, if not the, toughest pass defenses in the NFL this year in the Denver Broncos. Green may be a sneaky play at tight end, but Rivers could struggle and may want to be avoided.

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Chargers | Philip Rivers lands on injury report

Wed, 02 Dec 2015 14:29:59 -0800

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers (foot) was a full participant in practice Wednesday, Dec. 2, his first time being on the injury report all year.

Fantasy Tip: Rivers ($7,100, 14.2% of cap) tweaked his foot in Week 12 but was fine. He should be fully expected to suit up in Week 13. He'll be dud candidate against the Denver Broncos, though, as their stellar defense is the worst statistical matchup for quarterbacks all season.

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Chargers | Philip Rivers throws four TDs

Sun, 29 Nov 2015 17:44:06 -0800

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers completed 29 of 43 passes for 300 yards and four touchdowns in a 31-25 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 12.

Fantasy Tip: After a couple of rocky games, Rivers threw a season-high four scores in Week 12. With a weak ground game, Rivers is going to continue to shoulder a big load, but he should be reserved for friendlier matchups at FantasyScore.

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Chargers | Philip Rivers has worst game

Mon, 23 Nov 2015 09:29:30 -0800

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers was 19-for-30 for a season-low 178 yards passing in the team's Week 11 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.

Fantasy Tip: With so little help around him in the passing game due to injuries, Rivers had his worst game of the season by far. This could become more of the norm for him than in the first half of the season, and his fantasy value has taken a sizeable hit without many consistent options to help him out.

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Chargers | Philip Rivers not holding onto ball

Wed, 18 Nov 2015 11:34:32 -0800

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers is getting the ball out in 2.25 seconds, on average, this season from snap to release. Only New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (2.13 seconds) and Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton (2.20) are faster. Rivers' sack percentage of 5.04% is also much lower than last year and is lower than the last four seasons. However, he's been under pressure on 36.7% of his passes, the second-highest rate of his 10-year career. Heading into last week's bye, Rivers led all quarterbacks in dropbacks, passes and completions. San Diego is throwing on 66.4% of their plays this year.

Fantasy Tip: The Bolts pass-happy approach has mainly been because of a stagnant running game this year. While we don't expect Rivers ($7,700, 15.4% of cap) to keep this pace, he could continue to chuck the ball often, even with Keenan Allen and Malcom Floyd done for the year. Against the Kansas City Chiefs' terrible pass defense, Rivers has to be considered a solid pick on FantasyScore even with less playmakers at his disposal.

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Chargers | Philip Rivers decent despite injuries

Mon, 09 Nov 2015 21:18:22 -0800

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers completed 26 of his 42 pass attempts for 280 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions in the Week 9 game against the Chicago Bears Monday, Nov. 9.

Fantasy Tip: Rivers ($7,900, 15.8% of cap) posted a decent stat line despite the fact he was without Keenan Allen (out for the season), and he lost his next most experienced receiver, Malcom Floyd, to an injury in the first half. The offensive line is Swiss cheese, the receivers are inexperienced and he is still making things happen. Still, for FantasyScore purposes, you will want to look elsewhere when the Bolts return from bye.

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Chargers | SD's running attack weak

Wed, 28 Oct 2015 09:02:46 -0700

The San Diego Chargers average just 3.7 yards a carry this year, which is fourth-worst in the NFL. The Chargers are trying to create more balance on offense so that they don't always have to rely on QB Philip Rivers to do it all.

Fantasy Tip: The lack of a running game in San Diego has made Rivers ($7,900, 15.8% of cap) have to chuck the ball often. It's a good thing for his fantasy owners, though, as he continues to put up eye-popping numbers week after week. He should continue to be a strong daily play, especially against the Baltimore Ravens and their porous secondary in Week 8.

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Chargers | Philip Rivers being asked to do a lot

Tue, 27 Oct 2015 10:36:19 -0700

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers leads all quarterbacks this year with 532 snaps and 331 dropbacks, and each total projects to be the second most in the NFL over the last nine years by a quarterback. Rivers turns 34 in December and has started 151 straight games.

Fantasy Tip: The good thing for Rivers' ($7,900, 15.8% of cap) fantasy owners is that he's throwing the ball a lot and racking up plenty of yardage each week. The bad news is that he could wear out a bit by season's end if he's asked to throw that much week in and week out. Rivers should yet again be a solid FantasyScore pick against a vulnerable Baltimore Ravens defense in Week 8.

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Chargers | Philip Rivers sprays it around

Sun, 25 Oct 2015 19:31:31 -0700

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers completed 38 of his 58 pass attempts for 336 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions in the Week 7 game against the Oakland Raiders.

Fantasy Tip: The offensive line has been banged up, so San Diego has had to abandon the run game, or the Chargers have gotten behind early and have been forced to the pass early. Either way, Rivers ($7,900, 15.8% of cap) is hoisting the ball early and often, which is obviously great news for FantasyScore players.

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Chargers | Philip Rivers on record pace

Tue, 20 Oct 2015 17:07:07 -0700

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers is on pace to set single-season NFL records in yards, attempts and completions. He has completed 177 of 253 passes for 2,116 yards in 2015.

Fantasy Tip: The run game has been nearly non-existent for the Chargers so far this year, so Rivers has had to throw it early and often. He has another great matchup this week against the San Diego Chargers, who are yielding nearly 300 passing yards per game to quarterbacks.

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Chargers | Philip Rivers has monster game

Mon, 19 Oct 2015 09:41:52 -0700

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers had career highs in completions (43), attempts (65) and passing yards (503) in the Week 6 loss to the Green Bay Packers. Rivers also threw two touchdowns, and his 43 completions were the most in the NFL in a losing effort.

Fantasy Tip: Despite a beat up and weak offensive line, Rivers continues to impress. He has plenty of weapons in the passing game to be effective, especially when the Chargers are playing catchup. Consider him a pretty safe daily pick in Week 7 against the Oakland Raiders at home.

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Chargers | Philip Rivers posts big numbers

Mon, 12 Oct 2015 22:08:25 -0700

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers completed 35 of his 48 pass attempts for 365 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in the Week 5 loss against the Pittsburgh Steelers Monday, Oct. 12.

Fantasy Tip: Rivers ($7,400, 14.8% of cap) had a strong night for FantasyScore players, and he appeared glad to have Antonio Gates back on the field, too.

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Chargers | Philip Rivers leads in yardage

Tue, 06 Oct 2015 16:20:34 -0700

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers leads the league in passing yards with 1,248 through four games and owns a completion percentage of 70.7.

Fantasy Tip: Rivers ($7,400, 14.8% of cap) has been great so far for his fantasy owners and will be getting another top weapon back in Antonio Gates in Week 5. However, he could be losing Malcom Floyd and Stevie Johnson this weekend. Regardless, the return of Gates is a big plus, and Rivers should be a fine target for FantasyScore gamers against a vulnerable Pittsburgh defense on Monday night.

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Chargers | Philip Rivers leads the way

Sun, 04 Oct 2015 19:01:34 -0700

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers completed 23 of 38 passes for 358 yards and three touchdowns in a 30-27 win over the Cleveland Browns in Week 4.

Fantasy Tip: Rivers ($7,400, 14.8% of cap) has thrown multiple touchdowns in three of the four games this year, and with the San Diego ground game not exactly dominating, Rivers should continue to throw the ball plenty.

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Chargers | Philip Rivers on INT streak

Tue, 29 Sep 2015 12:13:37 -0700

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers has thrown an interception in nine straight games -- the longest active streak in the NFL. The next longest active streak is three games.

Fantasy Tip: Rivers ($7,400, 14.8% of cap) has been one of the most consistent fantasy quarterbacks in recent years, but sometimes that positive consistency comes with some negative consistency. He's still a good fantasy quarterback, and worth playing, but the interceptions are an obvious concern. He's not a bad FantasyScore option this week facing a Cleveland Browns defense that just gave up 314 passing yards to Derek Carr.

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Chargers | Philip Rivers breaks team record

Sun, 20 Sep 2015 16:28:12 -0700

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers completed 21 of 27 passes for 241 yards and two touchdowns in a 24-19 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 2, moving him ahead of former QB Dan Fouts for the most touchdown passes in franchise history.

Fantasy Tip: Rivers ($7,800, 15.6% of cap) has thrown multiple touchdowns in each of the first two games this season, but a Week 3 matchup against a Minnesota defense that has been solid against the pass so far may not be the best time to use him at FantasyScore.

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Chargers | Philip Rivers checks out

Sat, 29 Aug 2015 20:54:38 -0700

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers' (finger) X-rays on his finger were negative following a preseason game Saturday, Aug. 29, and he said he would have continued to play if it had been the regular season.

Fantasy Tip: It sounds like Rivers dodged a serious injury, and he should be viewed as a low-end QB1 or one of the top backups.

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Chargers | Philip Rivers injures hand

Sat, 29 Aug 2015 19:33:01 -0700

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers (hand) went to the locker room with a trainer before halftime after hitting his hand against a defender's hand in a preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks Saturday, Aug. 29.

Fantasy Tip: Check back for updates on the exact nature of Rivers' injury. As long as he is healthy, he is low-end QB1.

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Chargers | SD will use shotgun less

Wed, 19 Aug 2015 12:27:39 -0700

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers and the rest of the San Diego offense will not be lined up in the shotgun as much in 2015. Rivers will line up under center more this season in an attempt to create a more balanced offense, according to head coach Mike McCoy. McCoy added that the Chargers' opponent will influence how often they use shotgun.

Fantasy Tip: The Chargers have a solid group of running backs, so they can afford not to use the shotgun formation as much this season. This won't necessarily mean less production for Rivers, but that could end up being the case. He's still worth drafting as a low-end QB1 to high-end QB2.

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