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Fri, 08 Nov 2013 01:46:25 -0800
San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers has 2,473 passing yards this season, and he is on pace to surpass Hall of Fame QB Dan Fouts (4,802 in 1981) for the team single-season record.
Tue, 29 Oct 2013 16:56:32 -0700
San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers has been able to trust WR Vincent Brown on contested catches this season. "I've thrown Vincent Brown a bunch of those balls," Rivers said. "It's trusting that he's going to come in there, and he's going to go up high and make a good, tough, catch." Brown is tied for third on the team with 26 catches this year.
Fantasy Tip: Brown's precise route-running skills have endeared him to Rivers, and he's the QB's go-to guy when a tough catch is needed. Brown isn't putting up consistent numbers week in and week out, though, making him a frustrating lineup decision. He's more valuable in standard formats as a flex player.
Wed, 09 Oct 2013 20:59:33 -0700
Oakland Raiders QB Terrelle Pryor has posted a passer rating of 97.6, which ranks behind only Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning, Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo, San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers, New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees, Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers and Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan. His completion percentage of 68.3 trails only Manning, Rivers, Romo, Brees and Ryan, and he has a 72.7 completion percentage in the pocket, which is fourth-best in the NFL. "His mechanics have really improved," head coach Dennis Allen said Wednesday, Oct. 9. "He's got a good presence in the pocket, yet can get out and make plays. He's always been a great athlete, but he's getting better as a quarterback."
Fantasy Tip: Pryor has emerged as a low-end No. 1 fantasy option in most leagues of 12 or more teams. He has surprised more than any other fantasy quarterback to this point, as far as success. There are plenty who have surprised by being disappointing.
Mon, 07 Oct 2013 10:43:00 -0700
San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers topped 400 yards passing for the third time in five games this season in Week 5 against the Oakland Raiders. He completed more than 73 percent of his throws for the fourth straight week despite throwing three interceptions.
Fantasy Tip: Two of Rivers' picks came late in the game and were balls he forced into the secondary. It has become clear that Rivers is a solid low-end QB1 play in most weeks in a new-look offense that allows him to change the play at the line of scrimmage. As long as he continues to get rid of the ball quickly and the offensive line holds up, he looks like a safe weekly starter.
Tue, 17 Sep 2013 11:30:02 -0700
The Philadelphia Eagles allowed San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers to complete 36 of his 47 passes for 419 yards and three touchdowns in Week 2. Three San Diego receivers went over 90 yards. In their last 16 games, the Eagles have allowed 34 touchdown passes and just seven interceptions. Since halftime in Week 1, the opposing quarterback has completed 72 percent of their passes for 695 yards, five touchdowns and one interception.
Tue, 17 Sep 2013 10:56:51 -0700
San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers is much more comfortable in head coach Mike McCoy's and offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt's offense this year, an offense similar to what he ran in college that involved shorter passes and fewer deep backs. The team is hurrying up their offense at times and going with a no huddle, and it gives Rivers the freedom to change plays at the line of scrimmage as he sees fit. The 539 yards of total offense for San Diego in Week 2 against the Philadelphia Eagles was their most since 1985. "Philip Rivers just seemed to know everything we were throwing at him," Eagles CB Cary Williams told reporters after the game. "He was calling things out. He caught us in bad situations. Used those matchups against us and was able to capitalize. He kind of recognized what we were doing to a degree. We weren't able to disguise the way we wanted to. He just found the matchups. Philip Rivers is a great quarterback."
Fantasy Tip: Rivers appears much more comfortable after the first two games. He's always been a bright football mind, and now that he's been given the ability to change plays as he reads the defense, he's become much more effective. He's taken a liking to Eddie Royal, too. Royal should now be owned in all leagues, and Rivers should be a solid QB2 moving forward.
Mon, 09 Sep 2013 10:04:34 -0700
Houston Texans FS Ed Reed (hip) is not expected to play in the team's Week 1 game against the San Diego Chargers Monday, Sept. 9, despite practicing all week on a limited basis. Reed underwent arthroscopic hip surgery in April and received injections two weeks ago to speed his recovery. S Shiloh Keo will start in his place.
Fantasy Tip: This is good news for Philip Rivers and the Chargers' aerial attack in Week 1. Vincent Brown should be a good play as the team's No. 1 wideout.
Fri, 06 Sep 2013 16:22:37 -0700
San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers has agreed to restructure his contract, which will save the team around $3.3 million in salary cap space.
Fri, 06 Sep 2013 08:26:04 -0700
The San Diego Chargers restructured QB Philip Rivers' contract. He cut his $12 million salary to $7 million and received a $5 million signing bonus. The move opened up $3.3 million in cap space.
Wed, 28 Aug 2013 19:54:23 -0700
San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers does not believe his mechanics need to be corrected and admitted to being irritated by all of the criticism surrounding the notion.
"The thing that's gotten to me this offseason is, 'Who's going to fix Philip?'" Rivers said. "That phrase, I almost laugh it off. That drives me nuts, really. There's no question I'm responsible for some of the plays and some of the games we haven't won. I'm not going to shy away from that. But we can go sit in there and watch a lot of tape from last year, and I'll ask you, 'What do you want to fix?' It's just about eliminating some of the bad plays."
Fantasy Tip: Rivers has committed 47 turnovers in the past two seasons but should improve with the team's emphasis on the short-passing game and an improved offensive line. He's a midrange backup with the potential to warrant starting consideration if he gets back on track.
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