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Chargers | Joey Bosa earning praise

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 19:16:47 -0700

San Diego Chargers DE Joey Bosa earned praise from QB Philip Rivers, who said San Diego "nailed" the Bosa pick.

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Chargers | San Diego unlikely to take QB early

Thu, 03 Mar 2016 17:17:54 -0800

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers can still lead the team to wins moving forward, and the Chargers should not consider selecting a quarterback with the third overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, in the opinion of NFL Network's Brian Baldinger.

Fantasy Tip: Rivers has thrown at least 25 touchdowns in each of his last eight seasons and should continue to be the team's starting quarterback for a few more seasons. Rivers probably will be a low-end No. 1 quarterback in most leagues next season.

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Chargers | Philip Rivers considered retirement

Tue, 26 Jan 2016 17:03:57 -0800

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers considered retirement after the 2014 season when he dealt with rib and back injuries. He eventually signed a four-year contract extension last August, and Rivers now says he feels far better this offseason than last.

"This year, physically, I'm great. Emotionally, it's been rough, but I'm excited -- I really am excited about who the new core is going to be. I'm excited to be part of that group. I'm waiting for it, kind of letting them take it. ... It's not going to be the buddies I came with; they're going to be gone," Rivers said.

Fantasy Tip: Rivers started the year out really hot but proceeded to fade in the second half, mainly because the Chargers receiving corps was decimated by injuries. He managed a career-best 4,792 yards and 29 touchdowns to 13 interceptions. A lack of a ground game led to a staggering 661 attempts in 2015. If the run game improves next year and his offensive line can protect, Rivers can remain a potent QB1 even at age 34.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune - Michael Gehlken

Chargers | Philip Rivers threw the most in 2015

Tue, 05 Jan 2016 17:13:39 -0800

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers led the league with 661 pass attempts this season -- the most since Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford threw an all-time record 727 times in 2012. His 661 attempts were also the sixth most all time in one season.

Fantasy Tip: The Chargers were behind on the scoreboard early and often this season, so Rivers really had no choice but to throw a lot to try to keep San Diego in games. He has thrown for at least 4,000 yards in seven of his last eight seasons and remains in the QB1 conversation heading into next season.

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Chargers | Philip Rivers shows toughness

Sun, 03 Jan 2016 22:15:47 -0800

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers completed 21 of his 35 pass attempts for 228 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in the Week 17 game against the Denver Broncos.

Fantasy Tip: Rivers was playing behind a decimated offensive line for most of the season, and with a cadre of receivers that even he had a tough time remembering their name. Still, he gritted through it and posted better than average results. He showed he can still be a solid fantasy option, and it would really be nice to see him with a healthy offensive line and NFL-caliber receivers again.

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Chargers | Philip Rivers throws for 263 yards

Sun, 13 Dec 2015 21:04:38 -0800

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers completed 24 of his 43 pass attempts for 263 yards, no touchdowns and one interception in the Week 14 game against the Kansas City Chiefs and he also ran once for four yards.

Fantasy Tip: Rivers has been snakebitten this season. He started out well, but his receivers have dropped like flies and his offensive line has been banged up for most of the season. He cannot be trusted in FantasyScore for the remainder of the season.

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Chargers | Philip Rivers will play Sunday

Sun, 13 Dec 2015 07:00:56 -0800

Confirming a previous report, San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers (illness, foot) will start Week 14's game against the Kansas City Chiefs despite having the flu. QBs Kellen Clemens and Brad Sorensen will also dress for the game.

Fantasy Tip: Rivers ($6,600, 13.2% of cap) was officially listed as probable on the club's injury report and missed the team's walkthrough Saturday, Dec. 12. He is a risky play in FantasyScore, especially given the difficulty of his matchup against Kansas City.

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Chargers | Philip Rivers battling flu

Sat, 12 Dec 2015 14:13:34 -0800

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers (illness, foot) is battling a flu bug, but one team official said it would take more than that to keep him out Sunday, Dec. 13.

Fantasy Tip: Rivers ($6,600, 13.2% of cap) has a tough matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs, and he doesn't have a lot of upside on FantasyScore this week.

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Chargers | Arrowhead tough on Philip Rivers

Fri, 11 Dec 2015 18:32:00 -0800

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers faces the Kansas City Chiefs on the road in Week 14, and in his last four starts at Arrowhead Stadium, Rivers has five touchdowns and five interceptions.

Fantasy Tip: With Rivers ($6,600, 13.2% of cap) and the San Diego offense struggling to deal with a variety of injuries, a matchup against a surging Kansas City defense is the last thing he needs. Avoid him at FantasyScore.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Michael Fabiano

Chargers | Philip Rivers should play

Fri, 11 Dec 2015 13:48:45 -0800

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers (foot) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 11, and is listed as probable for the Week 14 game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Fantasy Tip: Rivers ($6,600, 13.2% of cap) has played well at times this season but has gone two of his last three games without a touchdown pass. Rivers will be facing a solid Chiefs defense this week and may not be a great option to start.

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Chargers | Philip Rivers, Ladarius Green full go

Thu, 10 Dec 2015 14:45:06 -0800

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers (foot) and TE Ladarius Green (ankle) participated fully in practice Thursday, Dec. 10.

Fantasy Tip: Green ($2,100, 4.2% of cap) may be more active this week with the Chargers depleted wide receivers. He's not the most reliable tight end, but if you're looking for a cheaper tight end on FantasyScore with high potential, Green is a candidate. Rivers ($6,600, 13.2%) doesn't have a lot of weapons to throw to against a tough Kansas City Chiefs defense, so don't put him at the top of your Week 14 fantasy quarterback totem pole.

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Chargers | Philip Rivers has limited practice

Wed, 09 Dec 2015 15:53:02 -0800

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers (foot) was limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 9.

Fantasy Tip: It would be hard to believe Rivers ($6,600, 13.2% of cap) missing Week 14. He's got a hurting receiving corps, though, and is a riskier play for FantasyScore lineups.

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Chargers | Philip Rivers ready to play

Fri, 04 Dec 2015 13:23:20 -0800

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers (foot) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 4, and is listed as probable for the Week 13 game against the Denver Broncos.

Fantasy Tip: Rivers ($7,100, 14.2% of cap) has played well over the last several games and has eight touchdowns in his last four games. Rivers is facing a tough Broncos defense this week and may not be a great option for fantasy owners to consider.

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Chargers | Philip Rivers, Ladarius Green full go

Thu, 03 Dec 2015 14:48:19 -0800

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers (foot) and TE Ladarius Green (ankle) both practiced fully Thursday, Dec. 3.

Fantasy Tip: Rivers ($7,100, 14.2% of cap) and Green ($2,600, 5.2%) have the luxury of facing one of, if not the, toughest pass defenses in the NFL this year in the Denver Broncos. Green may be a sneaky play at tight end, but Rivers could struggle and may want to be avoided.

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Chargers | Philip Rivers lands on injury report

Wed, 02 Dec 2015 14:29:59 -0800

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers (foot) was a full participant in practice Wednesday, Dec. 2, his first time being on the injury report all year.

Fantasy Tip: Rivers ($7,100, 14.2% of cap) tweaked his foot in Week 12 but was fine. He should be fully expected to suit up in Week 13. He'll be dud candidate against the Denver Broncos, though, as their stellar defense is the worst statistical matchup for quarterbacks all season.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune - Tom Krasovic

Chargers | Philip Rivers throws four TDs

Sun, 29 Nov 2015 17:44:06 -0800

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers completed 29 of 43 passes for 300 yards and four touchdowns in a 31-25 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 12.

Fantasy Tip: After a couple of rocky games, Rivers threw a season-high four scores in Week 12. With a weak ground game, Rivers is going to continue to shoulder a big load, but he should be reserved for friendlier matchups at FantasyScore.

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Chargers | Philip Rivers has worst game

Mon, 23 Nov 2015 09:29:30 -0800

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers was 19-for-30 for a season-low 178 yards passing in the team's Week 11 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.

Fantasy Tip: With so little help around him in the passing game due to injuries, Rivers had his worst game of the season by far. This could become more of the norm for him than in the first half of the season, and his fantasy value has taken a sizeable hit without many consistent options to help him out.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Kansas City Star - Terez A. Paylor

Chargers | Philip Rivers not holding onto ball

Wed, 18 Nov 2015 11:34:32 -0800

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers is getting the ball out in 2.25 seconds, on average, this season from snap to release. Only New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (2.13 seconds) and Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton (2.20) are faster. Rivers' sack percentage of 5.04% is also much lower than last year and is lower than the last four seasons. However, he's been under pressure on 36.7% of his passes, the second-highest rate of his 10-year career. Heading into last week's bye, Rivers led all quarterbacks in dropbacks, passes and completions. San Diego is throwing on 66.4% of their plays this year.

Fantasy Tip: The Bolts pass-happy approach has mainly been because of a stagnant running game this year. While we don't expect Rivers ($7,700, 15.4% of cap) to keep this pace, he could continue to chuck the ball often, even with Keenan Allen and Malcom Floyd done for the year. Against the Kansas City Chiefs' terrible pass defense, Rivers has to be considered a solid pick on FantasyScore even with less playmakers at his disposal.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune - Tom Krasovic

Chargers | Philip Rivers decent despite injuries

Mon, 09 Nov 2015 21:18:22 -0800

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers completed 26 of his 42 pass attempts for 280 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions in the Week 9 game against the Chicago Bears Monday, Nov. 9.

Fantasy Tip: Rivers ($7,900, 15.8% of cap) posted a decent stat line despite the fact he was without Keenan Allen (out for the season), and he lost his next most experienced receiver, Malcom Floyd, to an injury in the first half. The offensive line is Swiss cheese, the receivers are inexperienced and he is still making things happen. Still, for FantasyScore purposes, you will want to look elsewhere when the Bolts return from bye.

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Chargers | SD's running attack weak

Wed, 28 Oct 2015 09:02:46 -0700

The San Diego Chargers average just 3.7 yards a carry this year, which is fourth-worst in the NFL. The Chargers are trying to create more balance on offense so that they don't always have to rely on QB Philip Rivers to do it all.

Fantasy Tip: The lack of a running game in San Diego has made Rivers ($7,900, 15.8% of cap) have to chuck the ball often. It's a good thing for his fantasy owners, though, as he continues to put up eye-popping numbers week after week. He should continue to be a strong daily play, especially against the Baltimore Ravens and their porous secondary in Week 8.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Eric D. Williams

Chargers | Philip Rivers being asked to do a lot

Tue, 27 Oct 2015 10:36:19 -0700

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers leads all quarterbacks this year with 532 snaps and 331 dropbacks, and each total projects to be the second most in the NFL over the last nine years by a quarterback. Rivers turns 34 in December and has started 151 straight games.

Fantasy Tip: The good thing for Rivers' ($7,900, 15.8% of cap) fantasy owners is that he's throwing the ball a lot and racking up plenty of yardage each week. The bad news is that he could wear out a bit by season's end if he's asked to throw that much week in and week out. Rivers should yet again be a solid FantasyScore pick against a vulnerable Baltimore Ravens defense in Week 8.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune - Tom Krasovic

Chargers | Philip Rivers sprays it around

Sun, 25 Oct 2015 19:31:31 -0700

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers completed 38 of his 58 pass attempts for 336 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions in the Week 7 game against the Oakland Raiders.

Fantasy Tip: The offensive line has been banged up, so San Diego has had to abandon the run game, or the Chargers have gotten behind early and have been forced to the pass early. Either way, Rivers ($7,900, 15.8% of cap) is hoisting the ball early and often, which is obviously great news for FantasyScore players.

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Chargers | Philip Rivers on record pace

Tue, 20 Oct 2015 17:07:07 -0700

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers is on pace to set single-season NFL records in yards, attempts and completions. He has completed 177 of 253 passes for 2,116 yards in 2015.

Fantasy Tip: The run game has been nearly non-existent for the Chargers so far this year, so Rivers has had to throw it early and often. He has another great matchup this week against the San Diego Chargers, who are yielding nearly 300 passing yards per game to quarterbacks.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune - Tom Krasovic

Chargers | Philip Rivers has monster game

Mon, 19 Oct 2015 09:41:52 -0700

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers had career highs in completions (43), attempts (65) and passing yards (503) in the Week 6 loss to the Green Bay Packers. Rivers also threw two touchdowns, and his 43 completions were the most in the NFL in a losing effort.

Fantasy Tip: Despite a beat up and weak offensive line, Rivers continues to impress. He has plenty of weapons in the passing game to be effective, especially when the Chargers are playing catchup. Consider him a pretty safe daily pick in Week 7 against the Oakland Raiders at home.

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Chargers | Philip Rivers posts big numbers

Mon, 12 Oct 2015 22:08:25 -0700

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers completed 35 of his 48 pass attempts for 365 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in the Week 5 loss against the Pittsburgh Steelers Monday, Oct. 12.

Fantasy Tip: Rivers ($7,400, 14.8% of cap) had a strong night for FantasyScore players, and he appeared glad to have Antonio Gates back on the field, too.

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Chargers | Philip Rivers leads in yardage

Tue, 06 Oct 2015 16:20:34 -0700

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers leads the league in passing yards with 1,248 through four games and owns a completion percentage of 70.7.

Fantasy Tip: Rivers ($7,400, 14.8% of cap) has been great so far for his fantasy owners and will be getting another top weapon back in Antonio Gates in Week 5. However, he could be losing Malcom Floyd and Stevie Johnson this weekend. Regardless, the return of Gates is a big plus, and Rivers should be a fine target for FantasyScore gamers against a vulnerable Pittsburgh defense on Monday night.

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Chargers | Philip Rivers leads the way

Sun, 04 Oct 2015 19:01:34 -0700

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers completed 23 of 38 passes for 358 yards and three touchdowns in a 30-27 win over the Cleveland Browns in Week 4.

Fantasy Tip: Rivers ($7,400, 14.8% of cap) has thrown multiple touchdowns in three of the four games this year, and with the San Diego ground game not exactly dominating, Rivers should continue to throw the ball plenty.

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Chargers | Philip Rivers on INT streak

Tue, 29 Sep 2015 12:13:37 -0700

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers has thrown an interception in nine straight games -- the longest active streak in the NFL. The next longest active streak is three games.

Fantasy Tip: Rivers ($7,400, 14.8% of cap) has been one of the most consistent fantasy quarterbacks in recent years, but sometimes that positive consistency comes with some negative consistency. He's still a good fantasy quarterback, and worth playing, but the interceptions are an obvious concern. He's not a bad FantasyScore option this week facing a Cleveland Browns defense that just gave up 314 passing yards to Derek Carr.

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Chargers | Philip Rivers breaks team record

Sun, 20 Sep 2015 16:28:12 -0700

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers completed 21 of 27 passes for 241 yards and two touchdowns in a 24-19 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 2, moving him ahead of former QB Dan Fouts for the most touchdown passes in franchise history.

Fantasy Tip: Rivers ($7,800, 15.6% of cap) has thrown multiple touchdowns in each of the first two games this season, but a Week 3 matchup against a Minnesota defense that has been solid against the pass so far may not be the best time to use him at FantasyScore.

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Chargers | Philip Rivers checks out

Sat, 29 Aug 2015 20:54:38 -0700

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers' (finger) X-rays on his finger were negative following a preseason game Saturday, Aug. 29, and he said he would have continued to play if it had been the regular season.

Fantasy Tip: It sounds like Rivers dodged a serious injury, and he should be viewed as a low-end QB1 or one of the top backups.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune - Michael Gehlken

Chargers | Philip Rivers injures hand

Sat, 29 Aug 2015 19:33:01 -0700

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers (hand) went to the locker room with a trainer before halftime after hitting his hand against a defender's hand in a preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks Saturday, Aug. 29.

Fantasy Tip: Check back for updates on the exact nature of Rivers' injury. As long as he is healthy, he is low-end QB1.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Eric D. Williams

Chargers | SD will use shotgun less

Wed, 19 Aug 2015 12:27:39 -0700

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers and the rest of the San Diego offense will not be lined up in the shotgun as much in 2015. Rivers will line up under center more this season in an attempt to create a more balanced offense, according to head coach Mike McCoy. McCoy added that the Chargers' opponent will influence how often they use shotgun.

Fantasy Tip: The Chargers have a solid group of running backs, so they can afford not to use the shotgun formation as much this season. This won't necessarily mean less production for Rivers, but that could end up being the case. He's still worth drafting as a low-end QB1 to high-end QB2.

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Chargers | Philip Rivers contract update

Mon, 17 Aug 2015 11:25:53 -0700

Updating a previous report, San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers' four-year contract extension comes with a no-trade clause, according to sources.

Fantasy Tip: This is a good sign that Rivers will stay in San Diego for the remainder of his career. Rivers is an underrated quarterback in fantasy football. He's finished in the top-10 quarterbacks in six of his last seven seasons and is worth a look as your QB1.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Ed Werder

Chargers | Philip Rivers financials

Sat, 15 Aug 2015 20:35:29 -0700

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers' contract extension is worth $83.25 million with $65 million guaranteed.

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Chargers | Philip Rivers extended

Sat, 15 Aug 2015 20:32:53 -0700

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers has agreed to a four-year extension, the team announced Saturday, Aug. 15. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Fantasy Tip: Rivers has thrown 63 touchdowns over the past two years while completing 68.0% of his passes. At worst, he is a high-end QB2.

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Chargers | Philip Rivers working on extension

Wed, 12 Aug 2015 11:04:47 -0700

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers has made progress in contract extension talks with the team, but there still appears to be one or two issues to be worked out. The Chargers are willing to use the franchise tag on Rivers in the next two offseason if the two sides are not able to reach an agreement.

Fantasy Tip: Rivers likely will remain with the team for at least the next few seasons even if he does not sign an extension. Rivers is coming off a solid 2014 season and has several weapons to work with in the passing game. Rivers could be a low-end No. 1 or an elite No. 2 quarterback in most leagues this season.

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Chargers | Philip Rivers strengthened core

Mon, 20 Jul 2015 05:31:25 -0700

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers focused on core strengthening in his offseason training program after he played through back and rib injuries last season. "Troy Aikman is a guy who really told me this years ago," Rivers said. "He said as he got older, doing more and more core stuff for your back, for everything, to him was of utmost importance. I've done that maybe a little more so, just the stability there with the core. Other than that, I've done a similar routine. No drastic changes."

Fantasy Tip: Rivers enters a contract year as a solid QB1 to target after the top four or five are taken.

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Chargers | Philip Rivers not rushing a deal

Mon, 20 Jul 2015 05:31:01 -0700

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers has shown little urgency in signing an extension with the team.

Fantasy Tip: Rivers is a midrange QB1 in a contract year.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune - Michael Gehlken

Chargers | Philip Rivers wants to retire a Bolt

Wed, 27 May 2015 08:58:34 -0700

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers said Tuesday, May 26, it would be "awesome" to stay in San Diego but added there is nothing new on the contract extension front. Rivers said he has no expectations as to when a deal could be finalized.

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Chargers | Philip Rivers to receive extension?

Thu, 21 May 2015 16:18:39 -0700

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.

Fantasy Tip: Rivers is coming off two consecutive seasons of at least 4,200 passing yards and 30 touchdowns, so an extension seems to be deserved, even despite a league-high 18 interceptions in 2014. Rivers has been a QB1 the last two seasons, so there's no reason to believe he can't attain that status this season.

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Titans | Philip Rivers never in serious play

Sat, 02 May 2015 01:29:40 -0700

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers was never targeted by the Tennessee Titans, as the Chargers made clear they weren't dealing Rivers from the start.

Fantasy Tip: It looks like the Titans were interested in Marcus Mariota all along, which leaves Rivers in San Diego. He may work out an extension with the Chargers, but for now Rivers will play out one final season and should be a decent start against some opponents.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: SI.com - Peter King

Chargers | Philip Rivers did not expect trade

Fri, 01 May 2015 15:21:00 -0700

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers said he did not ask for a trade this offseason and did not expect to be traded during the draft. Rivers said he is open to a possible contract extension but is also comfortable with playing out his contract.

Fantasy Tip: Rivers looks to be the Chargers' starting quarterback entering training camp, but there likely will continue to be talks about a possible extension. Rivers has a solid 2014 season and could be a starting option against certain matchups.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Eric D. Williams

Chargers | SD meets with Philip Rivers' reps

Wed, 29 Apr 2015 11:08:36 -0700

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers' representatives met with the Chargers last week to discuss a possible contract extension.

Fantasy Tip: Rivers has not shown a lot of enthusiasm about an extension, because there is a chance the team could move to Los Angeles. Rivers likely will be starting for the Chargers or the Tennessee Titans next season and could be a starter in fantasy leagues against certain matchups.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: FOXSports.com - Mike Garafolo

Chargers | Philip Rivers won't be traded

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 15:03:34 -0700

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers will not be traded, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Additionally, the Chargers will not extend Rivers' contract as of now, but they would like to get an extension done.

Fantasy Tip: So much for the prospect of Rivers wearing a different uniform in 2015, although who know what his demeanor and attitude will be if he didn't want to stay with the team. He's still a solid fantasy quarterback and should be considered in QB1 territory.

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Chargers | Philip Rivers to receive extension?

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 15:00:41 -0700

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers could still receive an extension, according to Rivers' agent, despite being the subject of trade rumors leading up to the NFL Draft.

Fantasy Tip: Assuming Rivers does stay in San Diego, he's a QB1 candidate heading into 2015. Rivers is coming off consecutive 30-plus touchdown, 4,000-plus yard seasons, so he still has plenty left in the tank.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: FOXSports.com - Mike Garafolo

Chargers | Philip Rivers hasn't been discussed

Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:11:00 -0700

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers hadn't been the topic of conversations between the Chargers and other NFL teams as of Monday, April 27. There have been plenty of trade rumors surrounding Rivers this offseason, but a trade is unlikely prior to the start of the NFL Draft Thursday, April 30.

Fantasy Tip: Rivers should continue to be a strong fantasy QB1 in most matchups this season. Rivers has plenty of weapons in the passing game, and the addition of a running back via the draft would only help things further.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL Network - Alex Flanagan

Chargers | Philip Rivers trade unlikely

Mon, 27 Apr 2015 11:09:37 -0700

Updating previous reports, San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers is unlikely to be traded to the Tennessee Titans on draft day this Thursday, April 30. A deal couldn't be done without Rivers signing a contract extension and passing a physical with the Titans, and neither of those have been in motion this week. The Cleveland Browns and St. Louis Rams are other teams that may be willing to trade with the Titans for the No. 2 overall pick in order to take Oregon QB Marcus Mariota.

Fantasy Tip: Rivers is likely to stay in San Diego for at least one more season, and he has the weapons around him to continue his fine 2014 season as a strong QB1 option most weeks.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Conor Orr

Chargers | Philip Rivers disgruntled with SD?

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 14:25:28 -0700

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers may be losing faith in the organization, according to NFL Network analyst and former Chargers' RB LaDainian Tomlinson. "The parts around him keep on moving… Philip could be looking at the situation and thinking 'we're not close to winning a championship anytime soon'," Tomlinson said. Rivers, however, has shown up for the start of the offseason program.

Fantasy Tip: It's promising that Rivers is present for the start of the offseason, but all is not well in San Diego it seems. There has been speculation that Rivers could be traded in correlation with the NFL Draft, but that remains to be seen, of course. He should still be regarded as a fringe QB1.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Gregg Rosenthal

Chargers | SD plans to keep Philip Rivers

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 11:22:43 -0700

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers is the team's starting quarterback, and the team intends to keep it that way for a while, according to general manager Tom Telesco.

Fantasy Tip: Rivers is expected to play out the final year of his contract since he does not known where the team will play in the future. There have been rumors that Rivers could be traded leading up to the draft, but it appears the team wants to keep Rivers. Rivers may not be an every week starter in fantasy leagues next season but there will be matchups where he could be a solid starting option.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune - Michael Gehlken

Chargers | Philip Rivers at offseason workouts

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 17:58:45 -0700

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers was present for the first day of offseason workouts Monday, April 20, as expected. It is business as usual for Rivers.

Fantasy Tip: Trade rumors have been swirling, as the Chargers could deal Rivers for the No. 2 overall pick and tab Marcus Mariota as their franchise quarterback. So far nothing has been done, so Rivers continues to get ready for the season. Either way, he’ll be a decent low-end QB1 in standard fantasy wherever he is in 2015.

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