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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

Philip Rivers is entering the last year of his contract. Concerns about the whether the Chargers would be able to sign Rivers to an extension led to rumors that he could be traded during the draft; but before the draft started, Rivers was informed that he would not be traded, and now it seems that both sides are open to working on a contract extension. Rivers started hot in 2014: in the first eight games, he completed 68% of his passes for 2,213 yards, 20 touchdowns, and 5 interceptions (good for fantasy QB3 over that period). In the second half of the season, Rivers struggled through a back injury as well as a rib injury, and was fantasy QB19 from weeks 9-17. He'll be 34 heading into the 2015 season, and while he has terrific upside potential as a passer, his age and accumulated punishment behind a subpar offensive line are causes for concern. (May 16)

FBG Staff Rankings

QB Redraft - 12, 6, 7, 9, 11, 11, 11, 11, 11, 11, 12, 12, 12, 12, 12, 13, 13, 14, 14, 14, 15, 19
Overall Redraft - 85, 45
QB Dynasty - 12, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 14
Overall Dynasty - 90, 56, 73

Stats and Projections

YEARGCMPATTYDTDINTRSHYDTDFumL
2012 SD 16 338 527 3607 26 15 27 40 0
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 PROJ-Dodds 16 356 540 * * * 34 * * *
2015 PROJ-Henry 16 375 570 * * * 28 * * *
2015 PROJ-Wood 16 366 555 * * * 30 * * *
2015 PROJ-Tremblay 16 378 578 * * * 39 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 102
QB: 14

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Latest News

Chargers | Phillip Rivers to receive extension? (Thu May 21, 07:18 PM) - San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers and the Chargers are optimistic about a long-term extension. Rivers had been the subject of trade rumors prior to the NFL Draft.

Our View: Oh how things change pretty quickly around here. Some felt Rivers was as good as gone earlier this year, and now it looks like he could be staying with the Chargers for the foreseeable future. Stay tuned.
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2015 Schedule

1vs Detroit Lions
2@ Cincinnati Bengals
3@ Minnesota Vikings
4vs Cleveland Browns
5vs Pittsburgh Steelers
6@ Green Bay Packers
7vs Oakland Raiders
8@ Baltimore Ravens
9vs Chicago Bears
10--- BYE WEEK ---
11vs Kansas City Chiefs
12@ Jacksonville Jaguars
13vs Denver Broncos
14@ Kansas City Chiefs
15vs Miami Dolphins
16@ Oakland Raiders
17@ Denver Broncos