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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Chargers | Philip Rivers may be asked to restructure deal

Mon, 03 Feb 2014 11:51:48 -0800

The San Diego Chargers may ask QB Philip Rivers to restructure his contract in order to create some salary cap space. Rivers agreed to restructure his contract last offseason.

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Chargers | Philip Rivers wins comeback honor

Sat, 01 Feb 2014 17:37:57 -0800

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers was named the 2013 Comeback Player of the Year by The Associated Press Saturday, Feb. 1.

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Chargers | Two make Pro Bowl roster

Fri, 27 Dec 2013 20:17:28 -0800

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers and FS Eric Weddle were named to the Pro Bowl roster announced Friday, Dec. 27.

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Chargers | Keenan Allen catches two TD passes

Thu, 12 Dec 2013 23:24:00 -0800

San Diego Chargers rookie WR Keenan Allen caught two touchdown passes from QB Philip Rivers Thursday, Dec. 12, in a 27-20 win over the Denver Broncos.

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Chargers | Philip Rivers receiving medical attention

Sun, 08 Dec 2013 14:48:52 -0800

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers (neck) suffered an apparent neck injury early in the third quarter of the Week 14 game against the New York Giants. He was injured on a sack and fumble, and was being worked on by the training staff on the sideline.

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Chargers | Philip Rivers on pace for all-time team passing record

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.

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Chargers | Philip Rivers has trust in Vincent Brown

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.

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

Raiders | Terrelle Pryor making great strides

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.

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Chargers | Philip Rivers continues to shine

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.

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Eagles | Defense proving to be porous

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.

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Chargers | Philip Rivers more comfortable in offense

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.

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

Texans | Ed Reed not expected to play

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.

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Chargers | Philip Rivers restructures deal

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.

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Chargers | Philip Rivers restructures

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.

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Chargers | Philip Rivers says his mechanics do not need fixing

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Los Angeles Times - Sam Farmer

Chargers | QB excited to work with Vincent Brown

Thu, 15 Aug 2013 17:37:36 -0700

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers said he believes WR Vincent Brown has everything a team looks for in a wide receiver and thinks Brown could have a big role on the offense this season. "He's an easy guy to throw the ball to," Rivers said. "He's so smooth, so strong to the ball, so sharp. ... If he can be out there on a consistent basis, which obviously if he is healthy he will be, people are going to say, 'Shoot, he's one of the staples of (their) offense.'"

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

Chargers | Backup QB battle heating up

Fri, 09 Aug 2013 20:19:33 -0700

San Diego Chargers head coach Mike McCoy said the battle for the primary backup job behind QB Philip Rivers is an open competition between QBs Brad Sorensen and Charlie Whitehurst. "Like we said before, the depth chart is what it is today. We're just letting it go. Everyone's going to get an opportunity and we have a lot of time left to make all of those decisions," McCoy said.

Fantasy Tip: Sorensen led the team on its only touchdown drive, while Whitehurst tossed a pair of interceptions. Either way, unless Rivers goes down with a long-term injury, neither of these guys is likely to sniff the field much.

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

Chargers | Speeding up playcalling

Thu, 08 Aug 2013 16:44:16 -0700

The San Diego Chargers and head coach Mike McCoy are speeding up the playcalling this season, and the calls will go straight from a coach to QB Philip Rivers, without a middleman. "It gets in quicker," McCoy said. "It gives Philip more time." As a result, theoretically, the team will be less prone to delay of game penalties and rushed snaps. Offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt will be the main play caller.

Fantasy Tip: This is just another minor adjustment by the new coaching staff to make things easier on Rivers as he operates a changed offensive strategy. More short-range passes designed to get the ball out of Rivers' hand quicker should make him more effective in the long run. He could be a very nice surprise as a solid QB2 this year.

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

Chargers | Philip Rivers working more underneath

Fri, 26 Jul 2013 18:52:45 -0700

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers is working in a new offense under new head coach Mike McCoy, and he has been throwing more underneath passes than he can remember. Rivers said the balance will be beneficial, and it should allow for more third-and-manageable situations.

Fantasy Tip: Rivers can still be a very good low-end QB1, but fantasy owners will likely wait and use him as a QB2. The key word in San Diego is fresh, and everyone is starting fresh with a new offensive system in place. Rivers was sacked a career-high 49 times in 2012, and the offensive line play must be better if he is to reverse a downward trend in statistics. Rivers' average draft position (ADP) has slipped to around No. 160 overall, which would make him an excellent value if he can bounce back.

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

Chargers | Scaling back Philip Rivers

Tue, 16 Jul 2013 06:27:18 -0700

San Diego Chargers head coach Mike McCoy said the team plans to simplify things for QB Philip Rivers. McCoy said Rivers gets in trouble when he tries to do too much, but it's on the entire offense to become more consistent. "We got to get him going back to the basics," McCoy said. "Take what the defense gives you. Don't be afraid to check it down. You don't have to make that big play every play. We are going to do some different things in the passing game with him to raise the completion percentage, get the ball out of his hand a little bit quicker."

Fantasy Tip: Rivers has always been aggressive in the pocket, but he had better, healthy weapons to help him out when he forced it into small windows. Injuries depleted the talent around him in recent years, and Antonio Gates was a shell of himself last season. If the Bolts can run the ball effectively, Rivers will be in better position to return to fantasy stardom.

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Chargers | Philip Rivers thinks best play to come

Fri, 07 Jun 2013 12:41:17 -0700

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers said he believes his best football is ahead of him even though he is around the midpoint of his career. "I think my best football is ahead of me, I really do," Rivers said. "That's being optimistic, because we've had a lot of really good years. I am probably on the second half of my career, the back end, but I think I've got a lot of good football left."

Fantasy Tip: Rivers has been a solid quarterback over the last five seasons but has seen his interceptions totals higher than normal the last few seasons. Rivers should be seen as a solid to low-end No. 2 fantasy quarterback with the chance for more if everything goes well.

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Chargers | Philip Rivers considering wearing gloves

Mon, 03 Jun 2013 14:57:42 -0700

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers has been experiencing wearing one and two gloves while practicing during organized team activities. He has also worked with no gloves during practice. Rivers said he probably will wear two gloves Week 1 but could take them off at some point during the game.

Fantasy Tip: Rivers saw a decrease in his passing yards last season but did have a solid touchdown totals. Rivers will be working with a new head coach and offensive coordinator, so his numbers could see an increase in his stats. At this point Rivers should be seen as a weak to solid No. 2 fantasy quarterback with the chance for more if everything goes well.

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Chargers | OC thinks Philip Rivers can be Pro Bowler

Thu, 30 May 2013 19:45:17 -0700

San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt said he believes QB Philip Rivers can get back to his Pro Bowl form this season. Whisenhunt said he believes Rivers can make all of the throws and is impressed with Rivers' ability to read defenses.

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Chargers | Vincent Brown expected to have big role

Thu, 30 May 2013 12:13:22 -0700

San Diego Chargers WR Vincent Brown (ankle) is expected to be a major focal point on offense this season. He was building a strong chemistry with QB Philip Rivers before his injury, and the two are expected to work on their chemistry during training camp.

Fantasy Tip: Brown was supposed to have a big role on offense last season but missed the entire season because of a broken ankle. He is expected to have a similar role this season, which will help his fantasy value. If he is able to build that chemistry with Rivers, he should be seen as not worse than a No. 4 fantasy wide receiver.

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

Chargers | Philip Rivers to have big role

Thu, 16 May 2013 16:01:44 -0700

San Diego Chargers head coach Mike McCoy said the team will ask QB Philip Rivers to play a huge role in reducing the learning curve for the rest of the bodies on offense this year. "We're going to throw as much of the offense as Philip can handle," McCoy said. "When he tells us to slow down, we'll slow down." Rivers said the practices with new head coach McCoy have been designed for more intermediate passes than in recent years.

Fantasy Tip: Taking on the challenge of an entirely new offensive scheme and key words is a tall task, but not impossible for an offensive mind such as Rivers'. The key will be whether his offensive line can protect him enough to get the ball out, and the plan for intermediate passes probably has some connection. This could be a big help to Rivers and give him a better chance to succeed and improve upon his disappointment from last season. He could be a sleeper as a solid QB2.

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

Chargers | Philip Rivers praises Manti Te'o

Mon, 13 May 2013 16:12:46 -0700

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers praised LB Manti Te'o in his first practice with the team Monday, May 13. "It didn't seem like he was lost or anything ... he didn't stand out, which was a good thing," Rivers said.

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Chargers | This could be it for Philip Rivers

Thu, 04 Apr 2013 06:19:16 -0700

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers could be in his final season with the team after two sub-par seasons and a new coaching staff in town.

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Chargers | Phillip Rivers contract update

Thu, 28 Feb 2013 12:48:08 -0800

The San Diego Chargers have not approached QB Philip Rivers about restructuring his contract.

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Chargers | New HC confident in Philip Rivers

Wed, 20 Feb 2013 07:59:33 -0800

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers has seen his play slip over the last two seasons, particularly in terms of ball security; however, new head coach Mike McCoy is confident he can get the best out of Rivers in 2013. "I think Philip's gonna do a great job with us," McCoy said. "We're very fortunate to have him here. A very talented player and a great guy to have as the face of your franchise."

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Chargers | Frank Reich happy with new position

Mon, 28 Jan 2013 16:13:30 -0800

San Diego Chargers quarterback's coach Frank Reich is happy with his new position with the Chargers. Reich feels like it is a great situation to be working with QB Philip Rivers. "(I was intrigued) to come to a place where there's a quarterback like Philip Rivers," he continued. "Philip's reputation is that he's a competitor. I think that's what everybody respects most about him. When you think of Philip, you think of a guy who is a competitor and led one of the more prolific offenses for a good stretch. He at one point led the best offense in the league, and that's not easy to do because there are a lot of good players in this league. During that stretch, he was at the top of the game. He was a legitimate MVP candidate, so I'm excited to work with a guy who is a good competitor and a great player. That combination - that's a good combination."

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

Chargers | Philip Rivers a fan of Mike McCoy

Wed, 16 Jan 2013 05:53:48 -0800

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers said during a radio interview Tuesday, Jan. 15, head coach Mike McCoy was the man he was hoping the team would hire all along. "Of the potential candidates, I can honestly say this is the guy I was hoping for. I feel great about it," Rivers said. "We have direction now. We'll all go again. I think Chargers fans should be excited."

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Chargers | Mike McCoy eager to work with Philip Rivers

Wed, 16 Jan 2013 05:51:20 -0800

San Diego Chargers head coach Mike McCoy said Tuesday, Jan. 15, he is looking forward to working with QB Philip Rivers, calling him a "great guy to have a face of your franchise." McCoy could not explain why Rivers' production has declined in the last two seasons; however, he promised he would ask the quarterback "some tough questions."

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Chargers | Philip Rivers does very little

Sun, 16 Dec 2012 20:14:20 -0800

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers completed 16 of his 23 pass attempts for 121 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions in the Week 15 game against the Carolina Panthers. Rivers also had three carries for four yards, and he fumbled a whopping four times, losing two of them.

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Steelers | Blitzed plenty in Week 14

Tue, 11 Dec 2012 10:19:57 -0800

The Pittsburgh Steelers blitzed San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers 22 times in their Week 14 defeat. Rivers completed only 3 of 11 passes for 24 yards when he was pressured. When he wasn't, he threw for 176 yards and two touchdowns.

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