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QB Philip Rivers - San Diego Chargers

6-5, 228Born: 12-8-1981College: North Carolina StateDrafted: Round 1, pick 4

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Summary

Rivers is a veteran passer known for his football intelligence, quick release, and accuracy when he gets to step into the pocket. He is a classic drop-back passer: he is a big, immobile quarterback with an excellent command of the offense, but is a liability when he is forced from the pocket and tries to improvise. He therefore depends more than most quarterbacks do on his offensive line to give him consistent protection. He has shown the ability to be a solid fantasy starter: he's been a top-five fantasy quarterback in three of the last six years. When his protection falters, however, he becomes error-prone and turns the ball over too much. While his durability is a plus, his inability to get fantasy points as a runner puts him at a disadvantage as more QBs have become true duel-threats in recent years. Consider him a high-end fantasy backup with the potential to significantly outperform his draft position if he can build on last year's success under Mike McCoy. (July 12)

FBG Staff Rankings

QB Redraft - 15, 9, 10, 13, 13, 13, 13, 13, 14, 14, 14, 15, 16, 16, 16, 16, 16, 17, 17, 17, 19, 19, 20, 24
QB Dynasty - 13, 7, 13, 16, 16, 17
Overall Dynasty - 82, 46

Stats and Projections

YEARGCMPATTYDTDINTRSHYDTDFumL
2011 SD 16 366 582 4624 27 20 26 36 1
2012 SD 16 338 527 3607 26 15 27 40 0
2013 SD 16 378 544 4478 32 11 28 72 0 2
2014 PROJ-Dodds 16 369 560 * * * 30 * * *
2014 PROJ-Henry 16 354 535 * * * 25 * * *
2014 PROJ-Wood 16 390 580 * * * 25 * * *
2014 PROJ-Tremblay 16 365 556 * * * 27 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 101
QB: 15

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2014 Schedule

1@ Arizona Cardinals
2vs Seattle Seahawks
3@ Buffalo Bills
4vs Jacksonville Jaguars
5vs New York Jets
6@ Oakland Raiders
7vs Kansas City Chiefs
8@ Denver Broncos
9@ Miami Dolphins
10--- BYE WEEK ---
11vs Oakland Raiders
12vs St. Louis Rams
13@ Baltimore Ravens
14vs New England Patriots
15vs Denver Broncos
16@ San Francisco 49ers
17@ Kansas City Chiefs