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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

Last year was the Chargers' worst season since Rivers joined the team, but Rivers himself generally performed well. He was accurate on short throws (though he'll tell you he has room for improvement). His passing-yardage total (4,792) was a career high, and he threw more than twice as many touchdowns (29) as interceptions (13). He was greatly hindered, however, by the glut of injuries around him -- to pretty much the entire offensive line, and to his primary receivers (Keenan Allen, Antonio Gates, and Stevie Johnson were all banged up at various points in the season). Rivers gets Ken Whisenhunt back as his offensive coordinator this season. In Whisenhunt's last stint as the Chargers' offensive coordinator in 2013, Rivers experienced a surprise resurgence: his average draft position was QB24, but his end-of-year ranking was QB5. Whisenhunt is expected to emphasize the short passing game again in 2016, and with fewer injuries to his blockers and receivers, Rivers has an excellent chance to put up numbers worthy of a fantasy starter in twelve-team leagues. Rivers is 34 years old, but should have a few more seasons before age becomes a limiting factor. (May 18)

FBG Staff Rankings

QB Redraft - 9, 7, 7, 8, 8, 8, 10, 10, 11, 11, 11, 11, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15
QB Dynasty - 10, 10, 12, 14, 17

Stats and Projections

YEARGCMPATTYDTDINTRSHYDTDFumL
2013 SD 16 378 544 4478 32 11 28 72 0 2
2014 SD 16 379 570 4286 31 18 38 104 0 2
2015 SD 16 438 662 4793 29 13 17 28 0 2
2016 PROJ-Dodds 16 392 575 * * * 25 * * *
2016 PROJ-Henry 16 385 580 * * * 25 * * *
2016 PROJ-Wood 16 420 630 * * * 20 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 96
QB: 10

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2016 Schedule

1@ Kansas City Chiefs
2vs Jacksonville Jaguars
3@ Indianapolis Colts
4vs New Orleans Saints
5@ Oakland Raiders
6vs Denver Broncos
7@ Atlanta Falcons
8@ Denver Broncos
9vs Tennessee Titans
10vs Miami Dolphins
11--- BYE WEEK ---
12@ Houston Texans
13vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
14@ Carolina Panthers
15vs Oakland Raiders
16@ Cleveland Browns
17vs Kansas City Chiefs