|Week 16 (OAK) - Average||18.7-29.0||246.3||2.0||0.3||2.0||0||20.4|
|Week 16 (OAK) - Dave Richard||18-27||239||2||0||0||0||21|
|Week 16 (OAK) - Jamey Eisenberg||19-28||222||2||0||4||0||20|
|Week 16 (OAK) - Nathan Zegura||19-32||278||2||1||2||0||21|
|2013 Season - Average||353.3-560.7||4075.0||25.0||17.7||35.3||0||263|
|2013 Season - Dave Richard||362-579||4001||26||20||21||0||260|
|2013 Season - Jamey Eisenberg||367-563||4122||23||16||42||0||257|
|2013 Season - Nathan Zegura||331-540||4102||26||17||43||0||273|
|Current Player Ranking: 12|
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|Efficient Philip Rivers downs Broncos with two scores |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(12/12/13) Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers didn't put up big numbers Thursday, but he did just about all he needed to in a 27-20 win over the Broncos in Week 15.
Rivers finished the game with just 166 passing yards, his lowest total of the season. However, he was incredibly efficient, racking up that total on just 19 pass attempts, as he completed 12 of them. He tossed a pair of scores in the second quarter, both of which went Keenan Allen's way, to give the Chargers a lead they could sit on in the second half.
Rivers finished the game without an interception, the eighth time he has done so -- the Chargers are 6-2 in those games. He surpassed 4,000 yards for the fifth time in his career, as he now sits at 4,048 yards on the season with two games remaining.
San Diego's next game is set for Week 16 against the Raiders.
|Philip Rivers looking to improve on earlier game against Broncos |
|by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(12/10/13) Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers has been a bit erratic lately, with three games of 20-plus Fantasy points and three of 15 or fewer over his last six. One of those sub-15 games came against his Week 15 opponent, the Broncos -- Rivers threw for 281 yards and a touchdown in Week 10, for 14 Fantasy points.
The Broncos have been equally unpredictable against the pass lately, allowing quarterbacks to score 25 or more Fantasy points in three games, while allowing fewer than 15 in another three, over their last six. Only one quarterback (Tom Brady) went over 300 yards in that span, while three failed to hit the 250-yard mark.
An up-and-down string of performances from both sides make Rivers less than a sure thing. If you've been riding this roller coaster all season, he's still a risky, high-upside start. But if you're looking for a matchup streamer, it may be best to leave him on the bench.
|Philip Rivers fires three touchdown passes in win over Giants |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(12/8/13) Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers threw for three touchdown passes for the second time over his last two games during Sunday's win over the Giants in Week 14.
Rivers hooked up with Keenan Allen for a 43-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter and a 4-yard strike in the second quarter. Rivers also found Danny Woodhead for a 6-yard touchdown strike with 24 seconds remaining in the second quarter for his third touchdown pass before the half. With the game in hand, Rivers was held out of the final four-plus minutes of the game. He completed 21 of 28 passes for 249 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions in a 37-14 victory.
Rivers has thrown for at least 240 yards in each of his last four games. He will look to keep rolling Thursday night at Denver in Week 15. He passed for 218 yards, with one touchdown and no interceptions in his previous meeting this season against the Broncos.
|Philip Rivers takes step back in loss to Cincy |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(12/1/13) Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers, who threw for 300-plus yards and three touchdowns his last time out, took a step back during Sunday's loss to the Bengals in Week 13.
Rivers hooked up with Ladarius Green for a 30-yard strike in the second quarter. He was also picked off by Dre Kirkpatrick in the third quarter. Antonio Gates caught Rivers' pass but coughed it up into the hands of Kirkpatrick. He completed 23 of 37 passes for 252 yards with one touchdown and one interception in a 17-10 defeat.
Rivers has passed for 250-plus yards in four of his last five games. He'll look to get back on track in Week 14 against the Giants.
|Ride Philip Rivers to Fantasy success this week? |
|by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(11/28/13) When the Chargers host the Bengals in Week 13, Philip Rivers will take on a defense ranked sixth against the pass with 14 passing touchdowns allowed. Moreover, the Bengals have given up 20 or more Fantasy points to just four quarterbacks they've taken on. This includes holding Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady to under 20 Fantasy points each.
But the Bengals aren't quite as good against the pass on the road as they are at home. All four quarterbacks who did well against the Bengals -- Jay Cutler, Brian Hoyer, Thad Lewis and Matthew Stafford -- played at their home stadiums. Another one, Joe Flacco, had two touchdowns but didn't have a lot of yards with it and did have turnovers. And the other quarterback the Bengals faced, Ryan Tannehill, had just one touchdown.
So it's with that track record that I lean toward starting Rivers. Plus this doesn't shape up to be a matchup where the Chargers will run the ball a lot -- that's been the kind of factor that's been a disaster for Rivers' numbers. So I like Rivers and consider him a Top 10 quarterback this week.
Winning Fantasy Calls for Week 16
Second guessing a lineup decision on the eve of your Fantasy championship? Our Dave Richard shares his Fantasy take on every meaningful player from every game in Week 16.
Week 16 Start 'Em and Sit 'Em
Ryan Mathews was a Fantasy pariah this time a year ago, but he's rebounded in a big way in 2013. Jamey Eisneberg likes his chances for success in Week 16 and explains in his Start 'Em and Sit 'Em.
Week 16 Fantasy Fact Sheet
You've made it this far in your quest for a Fantasy title, so why not study all of the trends and stats to make the most informed lineup decisions? Our Nathan Zegura is here to help.
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Broncos' O hits several lows in loss; Rivers sports celebratory bolo tie
Peyton Manning and the Broncos' offense set several season lows against a pretty bad Chargers defense in Thursday night's loss.
|Philip Rivers was once thought of as an upper-echelon Fantasy quarterback, but the last two years have plenty of owners questioning whether he should even be drafted at all. Rivers is coming off one of the worst seasons of his career in 2012 with 3,606 passing yards, 26 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. The passing yards and touchdowns were his lowest total since 2007, and he's trending in the wrong direction. He had just eight games with more than 18 Fantasy points and only topped 20 points four times. His offensive line is in a rebuilding mode, and his receiving corps is far from spectacular, especially with Danario Alexanders (ACL) out for the year. Rivers has a lot to prove, and not many Fantasy owners are counting on him. He should be considered a No. 2 quarterback on Draft Day, and he should only be selected with a late-round pick. If he rebounds, you have a steal, but don't overvalue him based on name recognition. (Updated 8/7/13) |