Posted: 11/08/2019 5:06 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers QB Philip Rivers completed 17 of 31 passes for 207 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions during the team's loss to the Oakland Raiders on Thursday, Nov. 7. He was also sacked five times.
Huddle Up: Rivers had his moments Thursday, including engineering the go-ahead TD drive in the fourth, but he followed that by authoring one of the worst two-minute "drives" in NFL history, throwing seven consecutive incompletions, none of which were particularly close to the intended receiver, and putting the capper on it with his third pick of the evening. The veteran will have a long time to think about this one, as the Chargers next game is against the Chiefs on Monday Night Football in Week 11.
Posted: 10/27/2019 8:11 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers QB Philip Rivers completed 19-of-29 passes for 201 yards, one touchdown and one interception in Week 8 against the Chicago Bears.
Huddle Up: Rivers didn't do much against a sturdy Bears defense, but the Chargers were able to hang on for one of those close games they have been involved in this season rather than lose it. He'll look for better results in Week 9 against Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers. He should be treated more as a QB2 at this point in most fantasy leagues, however.
Posted: 10/21/2019 1:48 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers QB Philip Rivers completed 24 of his 38 passes for 329 yards and two touchdowns in a 23-20 loss to the Tennessee Titans in Week 7.
Huddle Up: Rivers doesn't have many huge performances, but he is typically good for around 300 yards and a couple of scores. He's a high-end QB2 overall, but a Week 8 matchup with the Chicago Bears isn't ideal.
Posted: 10/14/2019 4:44 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers QB Philip Rivers completed 26 of his 44 passes for 320 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in the team's Week 6 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Rivers also had a backward pass returned for a touchdown.
Huddle Up: Rivers was brutal with a capital "B" for much of Sunday night, turning the ball over early and sticking his team in a 14-point hole. He picked it up late, leading the Bolts to a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns, but his final pass of the game was a terrible interception. Poor offensive line play is part of the issue, but Rivers needs to step up his game. He's looking at a tough matchup with a desperate Titans squad in Week 7.
Posted: 9/30/2019 1:19 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers QB Philip Rivers completed 24-of-30 passes for 310 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in Week 4 against the Miami Dolphins.
Huddle Up: Rivers has thrown for 293 or more yards in each of his four outings, with 300-plus games in three of those affairs. He also has two or more TD throws in three of his four games. Fantasy owners can't ask for much more than that on a regular basis. He'll be challenged in Week 5 by the Denver Broncos defense.
Posted: 9/23/2019 3:15 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers QB Philip Rivers completed 31 of his 46 passes for 318 yards and two touchdowns and added nine yards rushing on two carries in a 27-20 loss to the Houston Texans in Week 3.
Huddle Up: After failing to find the end zone against the Detroit Lions in Week 2, Rivers responded with his second 300-yard effort of the year. With the tanking Miami Dolphins on tap on in Week 4, he's a QB1 in all formats.
Posted: 9/15/2019 8:02 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers QB Philip Rivers went 21-for-36 for 293 yards, zero touchdowns and one interception against the Detroit Lions in Week 2. He also rushed for 12 yards on one carry.
Huddle Up: Rivers has thrown for at least 290 yards in each of the first two games but was held without a touchdown this week. He will face the Houston Texans in Week 3 and can be a low-end No. 1 quarterback in leagues.
Posted: 9/09/2019 2:31 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers QB Philip Rivers completed 25-of-34 passes for 333 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in the Week 1 overtime victory against the Indianapolis Colts.
Huddle Up: Rivers spread to the ball around to eight different receivers, including five pass catchers at least twice. He hooked up with Austin Ekeler for a pair of scoring connections. Rivers and the Bolts will look to keep up the solid play in Week 2 against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field.
Posted: 9/05/2019 1:24 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers QB Philip Rivers could use a pass-first approach in the offense in Week 1 against the Indianapolis Colts. The Chargers dropped back to pass on 62.4 percent of the plays in the four games RB Melvin Gordon missed last season with an injury as opposed to 58.3 percent when he was healthy.
Huddle Up: The Colts were solid against opposing QBs last season, but Rivers probably isn't going to draw the start in your fantasy lineup. He's a great backup to have.
Posted: 8/17/2019 1:33 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers QB Philip Rivers will not play in the preseason game against the New Orleans Saints Sunday, Aug. 18, according to head coach Anthony Lynn.
Huddle Up: Not surprisingly, the Chargers are playing it save with their veteran quarterback. Rivers is a high-floor QB2 who will deliver occasional QB1 performances.