QB Philip Rivers - Indianapolis Colts

6-5, 228Born: 12-8-1981College: North Carolina StateDrafted: Round 1, pick 4 (2004)

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Philip Rivers is entering his 17th season in the league and his first with the Colts. Rivers has familiarity with Colts head coach, Frank Reich going back to Reich's days with the Chargers as the team's offensive coordinator from 2013 to 2015. The transition from Los Angeles to Indianapolis won't be that much of a challenge simply because Rivers already knows the offense. Rivers has consistently been among the league's highest passing quarterbacks and is currently 6th all time in career passing yards and passing touchdowns. In his 16 years, he has surpassed 4,000 yards passing 11 times, including 11 of the last 12 seasons. He may be in the sunset of his career, but until proven otherwise, he is still a confident, proven quarterback with a solid supporting cast led by veteran T.Y. Hilton. The Colts also have a young corps of receiving talent in Zach Pascal, Parris Campbell, and rookie Michael Pittman Jr. Rivers often utilized his running backs and that shouldn't change with the Colts, whose top receiving back is Nyheim Hines. Rivers is expected to be team's starting quarterback, however, his best years are behind him and he may start to see a decline in his total numbers and effectiveness. As a fantasy quarterback, he has finished inside the top 15 in each of the last seven seasons, but a drop in production could come this season. (May 6)

FBG Staff Rankings

QB Redraft - 23, 15, 17, 19, 20, 22, 23, 23, 23, 23, 24, 24, 25, 25, 26, 27
QB Dynasty - 31, 21, 25, 31, 32, 42

Stats and Projections

2017 LAC 16 360 575 4515 28 10 18 -2 0 1
2018 LAC 16 347 508 4308 32 12 18 7 0 1
2019 LAC 16 390 591 4615 23 20 12 29 0 3
2020 PROJ-Dodds 15.4 335.0 510.0 * * * 15.0 * * *
2020 PROJ-Henry 16.0 361.0 550.0 * * * 15.0 * * *
2020 PROJ-Wood 16.0 330.0 515.0 * * * 15.0 * * *
2020 PROJ-Tremblay 15.0 326.0 512.0 * * * 58.0 * * *

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Weekly Performance vs QB 1, QB 12, QB 24

Percentile ranks

Philip Rivers's percentile rank in each category, among QB with more than 50 fantasy points.

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 166
QB: 24

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Latest News

Colts | Philip Rivers threw INTs on deep passes (Fri Jun 26, 02:15 PM) - Indianapolis Colts QB Philip Rivers threw nine interceptions on throws that traveled at least 20 yards during the 2019 season when he was a member of the Los Angeles Chargers.

Our View: Rivers threw interceptions all over the field. Is he done, or was 2019 just a bad year? Rivers is getting close to the end of his career, but he was interesting enough to the Colts for them to add him and make him their starter. We'll see if he can bounce back and cut down on the picks in 2020.
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