Posted: 6/26/2020 6:15 pm UTC
Indianapolis Colts QB Philip Rivers threw nine interceptions on throws that traveled at least 20 yards during the 2019 season when he was a member of the Los Angeles Chargers.
Huddle Up: Rivers has moved on to the Colts and will have a solid group of pass catchers to work with in 2020. He should probably be at least a high-end No. 2 quarterback in fantasy leagues and could even be a low-end No. 1 quarterback in deeper leagues.
Posted: 6/19/2020 4:38 pm UTC
Indianapolis Colts QB Philip Rivers in 2019 tied for second in the AFC with the Cleveland Browns' Baker Mayfield and the Kansas City Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes with 27 big-time throws (Pro Football Focus' highest-graded throws on precise downfield passes).
Huddle Up: Rivers did throw for 4,615 yards in 2019, high highest mark in four seasons, but what hurt him fantasy wise was his 23-20 TD-to-interception differential -- his worst since he became a starter in 2006. Rivers now moves to Indy, and his big-time throws prowess should be good news for the Colts' top downfield threat, WR T.Y. Hilton.
Posted: 6/10/2020 8:26 pm UTC
Indianapolis Colts QB Philip Rivers said he has been working out with WR Parris Campbell and TE Jack Doyle over the last few days.
Huddle Up: The Colts have not been able to practice this offseason, so Rivers is looking to build chemistry with his receivers during workouts. Rivers has been a solid fantasy option over the years and will have good options to work with in the passing game. He can be considered a low-end No. 1 or a No. 2 quarterback in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 6/08/2020 7:14 pm UTC
Indianapolis Colts QB Philip Rivers is planning voluntary workouts with some of his teammates in Indianapolis next week, according to sources.
Huddle Up: Rivers has not been able to work out with his teammates this offseason because of the shutdown, so he will try to start building chemistry with the pass catchers next week. Rivers has posted solid numbers during his career and can be considered a low-end No. 1 or a high-end No. 2 fantasy quarterback depending on the league.
Posted: 5/29/2020 4:41 pm UTC
Indianapolis Colts QB Philip Rivers brings a strong play-action game to the team's attack, and head coach Frank Reich says the Colts plan to take full advantage. 'In 2013 when (current Colts offensive coordinator) Nick (Sirianni) and I were first there, (Rivers) had statistically one of his better years and we ran the ball well that year,' Reich said. 'Then you go back and look at the years with LT (LaDainian Tomlinson) and how effective he was in the passing game. He's always been great in the passing game, but I don't think there's any doubt he's been most efficient and played his best football when he has a good running game.'
Huddle Up: Indy ranked seventh last season with 133.1 rushing yards per contest, 12th in yards per attempt (4.5) and fifth in total rushing attempts (471), and have since added second-round RB Jonathan Taylor to the mix. Still, Rivers is now 38 and after showing signs of recent decline, he seems destined to finish as a mid-tier fantasy QB2, no matter how good the new fit is in Indy.
Posted: 5/18/2020 2:22 pm UTC
Updating previous reports, Indianapolis Colts QB Philip Rivers is expected to stay with the team for more than one year, according to head coach Frank Reich.
Posted: 5/08/2020 4:34 pm UTC
Indianapolis Colts QB Philip Rivers on Friday, May 8, was hired as the 'head coach in waiting' for St. Michael Catholic High School in Fairhope, Ala., meaning he'll take over the program whenever his NFL career is done.
Huddle Up: Rivers, 38, signed a one-year deal with the Colts, and these type of announcements add to the near certainty that Rivers' run with the Colts won't extend beyond that. For 2020, Rivers is no more than a low-end QB2 for fantasy.
Posted: 5/06/2020 1:18 am UTC
Indianapolis Colts QB Philip Rivers completed 64.9 percent of his first-down passing attempts as a member of the Los Angeles Chargers in 2019 - the fifth-best mark in the league.
Huddle Up: During an offseason during which many are suggesting Rivers may be done, this nugget provides some hope. A skeptic could easily say the Chargers' supporting cast is responsible for much of that number, and it is also true that first down is typically when defenses are in the most vanilla coverages. With that said, the Colts don't lack for talent at running back, receiver or tight end either and may boast the best offensive line Rivers has had in his career. As such, Rivers should be serviceable fantasy QB2 in 2020.
Posted: 4/19/2020 1:36 am UTC
Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard wouldn't rule out taking a quarterback in the 2020 NFL Draft to learn behind QB Philip Rivers, but he said he won't 'force the quarterback position' when making selections. 'It's got to be the right guy, the right fit for us and for our staff and for our organization,' Ballard said. 'So I don't know when that's going to happen, maybe this year, maybe next year, maybe two years from now.'
Posted: 3/29/2020 4:09 am UTC
Indianapolis Colts QB Philip Rivers 'might return to 2018 form' behind one of the league's top offensive lines, in the opinion of Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com.
Huddle Up: Rivers struggled with turnovers throughout last season, but he tossed 32 touchdowns to just 12 picks in 2018 and had thrown at least 28 touchdowns in six straight seasons. The Colts don't have a ton of weapons in the passing game, but Rivers could be a serviceable QB2 with a clean pocket to throw from.