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Chargers | Philip Rivers not on trade block

Thu, 19 Mar 2015 11:31:25 -0700

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers likely will not be traded even though he plans to play out his current contract, according to sources. The team wants to sign Rivers to a long-term contract and could use the franchise tag on him next offseason.

Fantasy Tip: Rivers likely will remain with the team and be the starting quarterback next season. Rivers will have most of his weapons back next season and could be a starting fantasy quarterback most weeks on FantasyScore in 2015.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Chargers | SD serious about Marcus Mariota?

Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:14:22 -0700

Oregon QB Marcus Mariota is scheduled to work out for the San Diego Chargers next month, and many around the league are speculating that the team could be serious about trading up for Mariota in the year's draft. The Chargers may be prepared for a future without QB Philip Rivers, as the 2015 season is the final year of his current deal. However, general manager Tom Telesco said that the team isn't thinking of trading Rivers.

Fantasy Tip: The rumors about the Chargers trading for Mariota may be far-fetched. While Rivers should be an acceptable QB1 in many weeks in 2015, Mariota won't be anything more than a weak QB2 in standard leagues in his rookie season, no matter what team he's playing for.

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

Chargers | Philip Rivers dishes on future

Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:09:24 -0700

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers isn't currently thinking about a contract extension with the team, but he believes he'll play out his current contract that ends after the 2015 season. "What I can control and all I know as of today, I am signed up for one more year," Rivers said. "I guess things could change, but with all the uncertainty in many aspects, I don't see it changing before camp gets here, and when camp gets here I'm even more certain to play it out." He won't rule out playing in Los Angeles if the team moves there, but there are more appealing cities for he and his family. The Chargers could put the franchise tag on Rivers for 2016, and there is speculation brewing that San Diego is prepared for a future without Rivers.

Fantasy Tip: If Rivers stays in San Diego for the 2015 season, his value likely won't change all that much from last season. The Bolts lost a few offensive weapons from last year, but they still have enough to make Rivers an acceptable QB1 in many weeks.

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

Chargers | Philip Rivers says he'll be ready

Tue, 17 Mar 2015 19:38:28 -0700

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers (back) has been working out nearly every day at Chargers Park, although not to the level he normally would be at this time of year. Still, he declared Tuesday, March 17, that he will be ready for the team's offseason program.

There are also rumors the team could be interested in Oregon QB Marcus Mariota, and the team could be preparing for a future without Rivers. There have been no talks between the team and Rivers, and the team could conceivably place a franchise tag on him next offseason.

Fantasy Tip: It would be strange to see someone else running the offense in San Diego, as Rivers has been there for a while now. It remains to be seen if the team would be willing to trade up, and pay a heavy price to do so, to get Mariota, or whether Rivers will be with the team for the next few years. We'll find out in the next month, though. Rivers had a very nice season, but he turns 33 in December and is heading into the twilight.

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

Chargers | Relocation not bothering Philip Rivers

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 04:19:25 -0800

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers is not letting recent talk about the team leaving San Diego influence him about re-signing. "Is the location of this team going to be a deciding factor?" Rivers said in a radio station interview. "I can't honestly tell you that it will be."

Fantasy Tip: Rivers isn't worried about it, and that's a sign it won't affect his play in 2015 either. Rivers is still a solid QB1 selection in most drafts moving forward.

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Chargers | SD will discuss Philip Rivers extension

Thu, 19 Feb 2015 23:17:28 -0800

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers and the team will have discussions on a contract extension at an appropriate time, but no discussions are scheduled for this week according to general manager Tom Telesco.

Fantasy Tip: No need to panic for Chargers fans. San Diego recognizes Rivers' value and intends to talk about it on its own schedule. Rivers is still a valuable QB1 option for fantasy leagues when completely healthy.

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

Chargers | Still no surgery for Philip Rivers

Tue, 10 Feb 2015 06:50:04 -0800

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers (back) said he doesn't need surgery to repair the bulging disk in his back. "At this point, the back injury is not requiring surgery," Rivers said. "We'll kind of revisit it in a month or so. But everything is improving. I'm back to my regular workouts and running around. Me and my wife played a little tennis the other day. I've hit the golf ball a few times, so I'm actually on the up and up. So I'm pretty excited."

Fantasy Tip: Rivers has been playing it by ear all offseason, and there's a chance he'll eventually require surgery. We liken Rivers' situation to that of Tony Romo, who entered last season around the same age with a balky back. The pieces around Rivers aren't as strong, but Rivers still makes a midrange QB1 in traditional leagues.

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

Chargers | Philip Rivers not going to Pro Bowl

Sun, 18 Jan 2015 12:59:38 -0800

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers will not play in the 2015 Pro Bowl, even though a roster spot has opened up.

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

Chargers | Philip Rivers focuses on rest

Mon, 05 Jan 2015 15:23:28 -0800

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers (back, ribs) is looking forward to resting and rehabbing in the offseason after absorbing 36 sacks this season and dealing with a bulging disc in his back and injured ribs down the stretch. He may tailor his offseason workouts a bit after focusing on endurance training and mobility last offseason. Rivers won't commit to whether he'll need offseason surgery on his back. Rivers took a league-high 544 attempts out of the shotgun this year, according to ESPN Stats & Information. He was ranked 30th in the league in play-action passes, even though he completed a league-high 82$ of play-action passes for 495 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions.

Fantasy Tip: Rivers played noticeably down in the second half of the season when facing much better defenses, and the lack of a consistent running game didn't help his cause. For 2015, Rivers should be considered a midrange QB1.

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

Chargers | SD hopes to keep Philip Rivers

Thu, 01 Jan 2015 06:51:27 -0800

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers and the team will work on a long-term deal, according to general manager Tom Telesco. Rivers is set to become a free agent after the 2015 season. Telesco noted he wants Rivers to retire as a Charger.

Fantasy Tip: Rivers continues to be a mid-range No. 1 quarterback in the majority of leagues, and he also usually comes at a discount on draft day. He has been a top-10 quarterback in seven of the last nine seasons, which doesn't project to change significantly going forward.

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

Chargers | Philip Rivers probable

Fri, 26 Dec 2014 14:39:53 -0800

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers (chest, back) fully practiced Friday, Dec. 31, and is probable for the team's Week 17 game.

Fantasy Tip: Rivers will play in the team's Week 17 game, but this is not a great matchup for him. The Kansas City Chiefs have been good against quarterbacks all year.

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Chargers | Philip Rivers practices

Thu, 25 Dec 2014 13:56:11 -0800

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers (back, chest) was able to participate fully in practice Thursday, Dec. 25. The Chargers did not practice Thursday, so this is an estimation.

Fantasy Tip: At best, Rivers is a mid-tier quarterback option for FantasyScore contests in the season finale. The Chiefs have been stingy (200.2 passing yards against per game) against opposing quarterbacks all season.

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Chargers | Philip Rivers is a full-go Wednesday

Wed, 24 Dec 2014 15:23:49 -0800

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers (back, chest) was able to participate fully in practice Wednesday, Dec. 24.

Fantasy Tip: Rivers is tough as nails, and has been playing dinged up for a while. FantasyScore need not worry about the Bolts' signal caller being ready for the regular season finale. He'll be there.

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Chargers | Philip Rivers feeling better

Tue, 23 Dec 2014 13:12:59 -0800

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers (back) said he's feeling better this week than last week, and he's not expecting to miss any practice time.

Fantasy Tip: That's great news for Rivers ($5,555) and the Chargers with a very important Week 17 game against the Kansas City Chiefs. All indications are that Rivers will play in that game. However, the Chiefs defense has been pretty solid against QBs all year long, making Rivers more of a midrange to low-end QB1 in the season finale.

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

Chargers | Philip Rivers' injury not career-threatening

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 13:40:45 -0800

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers (back), who is playing with a bulging disc in his back, isn't dealing with a career-threatening injury if he continues to play, according to head coach Mike McCoy. Rivers is expected to play in Week 17 against the Kansas City Chiefs, but he may sit out of practice Monday, Dec. 22, and Tuesday, Dec. 23, to rest.

Fantasy Tip: We fully expect Rivers ($5,555) to be on the field in this very important season finale against the Chiefs. Despite a monster second half in Week 16, Rivers was looking quite bad for the third straight week. Against KC in Week 17, Rivers could struggle again, making him a weaker QB1 for FantasyScore lineups.

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

Chargers | Philip Rivers will play in Week 17

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:14:10 -0800

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers (back) will play Sunday, Dec. 28, according to head coach Mike McCoy. Rivers has been dealing with a bulging disk in his back.

Fantasy Tip: For those still in the fantasy playoffs, Rivers has a terrible matchup facing the Kansas City Chiefs next week. They are second to the Seattle Seahawks in passing yards allowed per game (214.3). Plus, Keenan Allen, Rivers' best receiving option, could still be sitting.

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

Chargers | Philip Rivers has bulging disk

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 08:09:25 -0800

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers (back) is playing through a bulging disk in his lower back, according to sources. He may require offseason surgery.

Fantasy Tip: Rivers had a good game in Week 16. He'll face off with the Chiefs in Kansas City in Week 17 and should be a mid-rate QB1 on FantasyScore.

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Chargers | Philip Rivers good to go

Sat, 20 Dec 2014 16:15:37 -0800

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers (back) is active Saturday, Dec. 20, for Week 16.

Fantasy Tip: Rivers ($6,600; 13.2% of your cap) is an iffy start against the San Francisco 49ers with a number of skill-position players out.

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Chargers | Philip Rivers probable

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:04:24 -0800

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers (chest, back) fully practiced Friday, Dec. 19, and is probable for the team's Week 16 game.

Fantasy Tip: Rivers will be good to go in Week 16, but he is not a strong play this week as he deals with a back injury and faces an extremely talented San Francisco defense.

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Chargers | Philip Rivers ready for Saturday

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 20:20:01 -0800

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers (back) looked good throwing the ball in the practice Thursday, Dec. 18, according to head coach Mike McCoy. "Philip had an outstanding day," McCoy said. "A ball did not hit the ground in all the throws he made today. Philip was Philip, so he'll be ready to roll."

Fantasy Tip: It sounds like Rivers will suit up in Week 16, but he has struggled in his last two starts and isn't a smart play at FantasyScore as he deals with an injured back and faces the third-ranked pass defense of the San Francisco 49ers.

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

Chargers | Philip Rivers practices in full

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:41:59 -0800

Updating a previous report, San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers (chest, back) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 18.

Fantasy Tip: It looks like Rivers will be able to play in Week 16 despite the injuries. Rivers probably will not be at full strength during the game and is facing a tough San Francisco 49ers defense, so he may not be the best option on FantasyScore at $6,600.

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Chargers | Philip Rivers practicing

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:48:56 -0800

Updating previous reports, San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers (back) is participating in practice Thursday, Dec. 18.

Fantasy Tip: Rivers will cost $6,600 in FantasyScore this week, but he may be a risky start against the San Francisco 49ers, especially if he is not at full strength.

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

Chargers | Philip Rivers has legit back injury

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 06:17:54 -0800

Updating previous reports, San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers (back) is battling a back injury that is more severe than the team has acknowledged, according to a league source. Rivers' back injury was quietly added to San Diego's injury report last week, to go along with the rib injury he has been battling for weeks. By now, Rivers' rib injuries are improved, making his back injury the significant issue, a league source said.

Fantasy Tip: Rivers ($6,600; 13.2% of your cap) may be too risky to start on FantasyScore against the San Francisco 49ers.

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Chargers | Philip Rivers says he's playing

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:56:12 -0800

Updating a previous report, San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers (chest, back) took part in a walkthrough Wednesday, Dec. 17, but didn't take part in practice, but he fully expects to play in Week 16 against the San Francisco 49ers. "At this point in the week I think there's no doubt," Rivers said. TE Antonio Gates said Rivers has been dealing with a "very severe rib injury" in mid-November. Rivers has started 142 straight games, and he thinks sitting out practice this week will help him play this weekend.

Fantasy Tip: Between the fact that Rivers ($6,600) is fighting through injuries and the 49ers are stingy against quarterbacks this year, avoiding him this weekend at FantasyScore would be the wise thing to do. Rivers also has lost one of his favorite targets in Keenan Allen (collarbone).

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

Chargers | Philip Rivers to play through injury?

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:09:40 -0800

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers (back, chest) will try to play through injuries this week with a playoff spot on the line.

Fantasy Tip: Rivers did not practice today but has already said he should be good to go on Sunday. He'll still be a risky option on FantasyScore at $6,600 against a top pass defense in the San Francisco 49ers.

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Chargers | Philip Rivers not practicing

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:31:31 -0800

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers (undisclosed) was not present during practice Wednesday, Dec. 17.

Fantasy Tip: It is not known why Rivers is not at practice, so owners should monitor the situation. Rivers costs $6,600 on FantasyScore but may not be the best option since he will be facing a tough San Francisco 49ers defense.

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

Chargers | Philip Rivers good to go

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 13:37:17 -0800

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers (back, chest) said he's in good health and ready to play against the San Francisco 49ers this week.

Fantasy Tip: The 49ers have been one of the better defenses against quarterbacks this year, so getting Rivers at $6,600 on FantasyScore might be a little much, especially considering he won't have his top receiver, Keenan Allen, to throw to this week.

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

Chargers | Philip Rivers struggling of late

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 13:30:06 -0800

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers has completed 66.8 percent of his passes for 1,426 yards, seven touchdowns and eight interceptions for a passer rating of 81.2 in the last six games. In the first eight weeks of the season, he had a 68.3 completion rate for 2,213 yards, 20 touchdowns and just five interceptions. Rivers said the team has been playing much better defenses lately, and his receivers haven't gotten separation as often. He also hasn't moved around well in the pocket with chest and back injuries taking their toll.

Fantasy Tip: Rivers could use a break, and he'll likely get one while facing the reeling San Francisco 49ers this weekend. Although SF has held their own pretty much all year against opposing QBs, Rivers should have more room to throw than in recent weeks. However, losing his favorite receiver, Keenan Allen, will keep his ceiling limited for FantasyScore owners. Rivers costs $6,600 in Week 16.

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Chargers | Philip Rivers probable

Fri, 12 Dec 2014 13:20:46 -0800

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers (back, chest) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 12, and is listed as probable for Week 15.

Fantasy Tip: Rivers should be able to play this week and has a favorable matchup against the Denver Broncos. Rivers costs $6,900 on FantasyScore and should be a starting option for owners looking to save a bit of money at quarterback.

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Chargers | Philip Rivers has full practice

Thu, 11 Dec 2014 14:17:51 -0800

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers (chest) practiced fully Thursday, Dec. 11.

Fantasy Tip: Rivers has a nice draw on Sunday facing the Denver Broncos in what could very well be a shootout. His price of $6,900 on FantasyScore is an attractive option.

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Chargers | Philip Rivers a full participant

Wed, 10 Dec 2014 13:25:49 -0800

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers (chest) participated fully in practice Wednesday, Dec. 10.

Fantasy Tip: Rivers ($6,900, 13.8%) should be good to go in a favorable matchup with the Denver Broncos, who have been thrown against the most of any defense in the league and are in the bottom five in passing touchdowns allowed.

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Chargers | Philip Rivers probable

Fri, 05 Dec 2014 14:46:36 -0800

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers (chest) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 5, and is probable for Week 14.

Fantasy Tip: Rivers will cost $6,900 in FantasyScore this week. Rivers had a huge game a week ago, but temper your expectations if you decide you add him to your lineup, as he has a much tougher matchup against the New England Patriots.

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Chargers | Philip Rivers a full go

Thu, 04 Dec 2014 15:16:46 -0800

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers (chest) practiced in full Thursday, Dec. 4, after not being on the injury report at all Wednesday, Dec. 3.

Fantasy Tip: Rivers ($6,900) had a huge performance last week against the Baltimore Ravens, but he'll face a much more disciplined and nasty secondary in the New England Patriots in Week 14. Temper your expectations a tad if you elect to go with Rivers as your FantasyScore QB.

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Chargers | Philip Rivers good against blitz

Tue, 02 Dec 2014 11:50:41 -0800

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers has been good all season long against blitzes, and the same rung true in the team's Week 13 win over the Baltimore Ravens. Rivers was 14-for-16 for 117 yards and two touchdowns against at least fiver rushers against the Ravens, according to ESPN Stats & Information. He was 12-for-13 for 172 yards and two touchdowns when Baltimore sent at least one defensive back as a pass rusher. Rivers also went 8-for-8 for 156 yards on third down in the game, and no quarterback has a higher completion percentage than him at 67.5 percent this year.

Fantasy Tip: Rivers had been a bit shaky before last weekend after coming out of the team's bye, but he's back on track now. The Bolts face the New England Patriots in Week 14 at home. The Pats secondary is much-improved, so temper your expectations a bit on Rivers ($6,900) at FantasyScore.

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

Chargers | Philip Rivers expected to play

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:49:56 -0800

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers (chest) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 21, and is listed as probable for Week 12.

Fantasy Tip: Rivers should be able to play in Week 12 despite the injury. He costs $6,800 on FantasyScore but will be facing a St. Louis Rams defense that have kept opposing quarterbacks from putting up big fantasy numbers over the last four weeks. Owners could consider spending a little extra money for a better option.

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Chargers | Philip Rivers a full participant

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:11:03 -0800

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers (chest) practiced in full for the second straight day Thursday, Nov. 20.

Fantasy Tip: Rivers doesn't appear to be in any danger of missing Week 12's matchup against the St. Louis Rams. However, you may want to look elsewhere for your FantasyScore QB, since the Rams are allowing an average of just 13.28 points to QBs in the last four weeks.

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Chargers | Philip Rivers a full participant

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 13:15:55 -0800

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers (chest) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Nov. 19. Head coach Mike McCoy said Rivers will play.

Fantasy Tip: Rivers ($6,800, 13.6%) has a plus matchup at home against the St. Louis Rams, who are allowing an average of 286 passing yards over their last three games.

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

Chargers | Philip Rivers not receiving treatment

Mon, 17 Nov 2014 13:41:58 -0800

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers (rib) is not receiving treatment on the rib injury he suffered in Week 11, according to head coach Mike McCoy.

Fantasy Tip: Rivers should be able to play in Week 12 against the St. Louis Rams unless he suffers a setback during the week. Be careful if considering Rivers for your FantasyScore lineup. He's banged up, and the Rams have been much tougher on quarterbacks recently.

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

Chargers | Philip Rivers battling rib injury

Sun, 16 Nov 2014 19:34:43 -0800

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers (ribs) suffered a rib injury in the fourth quarter of the Week 11 game against the Oakland Raiders. TE Antonio Gates said Sunday, Nov. 16, Rivers has been playing with a severe rib injury, but "he's been toughing it out these last three or four weeks." Rivers downplayed the situation, and said he is no more banged up than any other quarterback in the league.

Fantasy Tip: Rivers and the San Diego offense has nosedived in recent weeks, and this is a good explanation as to why. FantasyScore owners might want to shy away from Rivers until he starts to look healthier.

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

Chargers | Philip Rivers able to continue

Sun, 16 Nov 2014 15:11:07 -0800

Updating a previous report, San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers (knee) had his left knee checked in the third quarter of the Week 11 game against the Oakland Raiders, but he was able to check back into the game and continue.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL Red Zone - Scott Hanson

Chargers | Philip Rivers having knee checked

Sun, 16 Nov 2014 14:08:08 -0800

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers (knee) was shaken up in the third quarter of the Week 11 game against the Oakland Raiders. The training staff was working on his left knee on the sidelines.

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Chargers | Philip Rivers injures hand

Sun, 02 Nov 2014 12:41:31 -0800

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers (hand) suffered a hand injury in Week 9 and is considered questionable to return.

Fantasy Tip: The severity of the injury is not known since Rivers left when the Chargers were down a significant margin. Owners likely will know more about the injury after the game. Kellen Clemens would start if Rivers misses time but likely would not have a lot of fantasy value.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Chargers.com - Ricky Henne

Chargers | Philip Rivers extends streak

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:59:40 -0700

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers extended his team record to 27 straight games with at least one touchdown pass in the team's Week 7 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. He was 17-for-31 for 205 yards, two touchdowns and one interception against the Chiefs.

Fantasy Tip: Rivers and the Chargers will likely be forced to pass often in their Week 8 matchup against the Denver Broncos Thursday night, making him a fine play for your FantasyScore lineups.

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Chargers | Philip Rivers amasses records

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 02:38:54 -0700

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers posted a 130.0 passer rating courtesy of his 377 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions on 29 of 39 passing Sunday, Sept. 29. Rivers eclipsed the 120.0 barrier for the third consecutive game, which ties the longest stretch of his career. It also marked the third straight game he completed more than 72 percent of his passes, which is one shy of his personal best, and he eclipsed 300 yards for the 35th time in his career. Rivers set a new team record by throwing a touchdown pass in his 24th straight game.

Fantasy Tip: It was Jacksonville the Chargers faced on Sunday, but there is no question Rivers is red-hot at the moment and should be in your lineup. He will have a halo effect on players like WR Eddie Royal and TE Antonio Gates.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Chargers.com - Ricky Henne

Chargers | Keenan Allen calls Richard Sherman normal

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:39:27 -0700

San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen, who caught five passes for 55 yards in the team's Week 2 win over the Seattle Seahawks, called Seahawks CB Richard Sherman "just a normal guy." QB Philip Rivers was 5-for-5 for 60 yards while throwing to receivers that Sherman was covering.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Terry Blount

Chargers | Philip Rivers accomplishes rarity

Sun, 14 Sep 2014 16:48:43 -0700

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers completed 28 of his 37 pass attempts for 284 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in the Week 2 win against the Seattle Seahawks. He is the first opposing quarterback since Week 8 of the 2012 (Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford) to throw for three or more touchdown passes against Seattle.

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Chargers | Philip Rivers won't avoid Richard Sherman

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 10:07:17 -0700

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers doesn't plan on avoiding Seattle Seahawks CB Richard Sherman in Week 2. In Week 1, Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers didn't target Sherman's side of the field once. "(Sherman) is a great corner. But at the same time, I think you have to be smart. It's not one of the deals that you want to go after him by any means. But our approach is not going to be to completely eliminate (Sherman) and not throw over there any," Rivers said.

Fantasy Tip: Sherman figures to be matched up mostly against Malcom Floyd Sunday, but the Bolts often move their receivers around, so he could cover Keenan Allen on occasion, too. Neither SD receiver is intriguing at FantasyScore this weekend, but Allen ($6,100; 12.2% of cap) is probably your better bet for catches.

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Chargers | Keeping just two QBs

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 22:50:03 -0700

The San Diego Chargers will keep just two quarterbacks, starter QB Philip Rivers and veteran backup QB Kellen Clemens. The team cut QB Brad Sorensen, who is eligible for the 10-man practice squad. It is unclear if that is what the team intends to do.

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

Chargers | Will talk Philip Rivers extension following season

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 02:01:00 -0700

Provided the San Diego Chargers don't reach an agreement with QB Philip Rivers on a contract extension before the season starts, the team and Rivers will likely wait until the end of the year to begin talks in earnest on a new deal. The team wants to avoid Rivers slipping into his final year on the current contract (2015) without a new deal negotiated.

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Chargers | Frank Reich's offense will feature a lot of no-huddle

Fri, 06 Jun 2014 14:07:52 -0700

San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Frank Reich will utilize the no-huddle offense a lot in 2014, and he may even implement the famed "K-gun" system from his time backing up retired Buffalo Bills QB Jim Kelly. Chargers QB Philip Rivers will run a fast-paced passing attack that spreads the ball and attempts to gas defenses to create big plays. He is expected to have more freedom than ever before to make pre-snap adjustments.

Fantasy Tip: Rivers won the NFL's Comeback Player of the Year Award in 2013 for his strong season, and he is relatively undervalued in early 2014 fantasy football drafts. The veteran passer should come off the board in the middle rounds as a low-end QB1.

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