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Philip Rivers 2017 Fantasy Projection And Ranking

Philip Rivers Bio & Career Stats

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Jersey: #17
Position: Quarterback
Career: 13 Years
Height: 6-5
Weight: 228
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Additional Bio Information

Birth Date: ,
Birth Place: Decatur, AL
High School: Athens HS [AL]
College: North Carolina State
Drafted: 2004 New York Giants (Round: 1 #4)

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Position Projections:
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  * Average Games Played the Previous 3 Years
  ** Player Missed More than 8 Games the Previous Season Due to Injury
Philip Rivers 2017 Fantasy Projection
2017 Pts 2017 Avg Depth Chart *Avg Games Played 2016 Avg 2016 Fantasy Ranking 2016 Consistency
287.04 17.94 1 16.00 20.13 9 --
2017 Bye Week Team Change Head Coach Change **Coming Off Injury Depth Chart Change Higher Fantasy Avg then League Harder Schedule in 2017 Better Defenses in 2017 Better Pass Defenses in 2017 Better Against Sub 500 Teams
9 No Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Philip Rivers Previous Years Stats
YearTeamGmsRecsRec YdsRec TdsPass YdsPass TdsRush YdsRush TdsFGsXPsFan PtsFan Pts Avg
2016 Chargers1600043903335000322.0020.13
2015 Chargers1600047932928000329.4520.59
2014 Chargers16000428631102000317.5019.84
Philip Rivers 2017 Fantasy Analysis
Career Synopsis:
Philip Rivers has beaten his fantasy projection 7 out of 13 years, including the last 2. His best fantasy QB ranking was #4 in 2008 and 2010, and he has had a total of 8 seasons with a top 10 ranking.
Fantasy Trends:
Rivers fell below his previous year fantasy game average last year, and has been trending down 3 out of the past 5 years.
Player Consistency:
, and he was also one of the top 5 most consistent players overall (ranked 2).
Career Experience Outlook:
Rivers is entering his 14th year in the NFL. Over the past 15 years, on average, QBs in their 14th year have seen a decrease in fantasy pts per game of 2.68 from their 13th year.
Position Outlook:
Throughout his career Rivers has averaged 0.75 fantasy pts per game more than the league QB average. The average fantasy pts per game by QBs in 2016 was 16.86.
Depth Chart Change:
No Change in Depth Chart.
Player Turnover:
Based on prior performance, a change in roster skilled positions projects a lower fantasy average of (1.05) pts per game for Rivers. At the Running Back/Full Back position: Melvin Gordon (2016 Avg: 14.82 Pts/Game) and Derek Watt (2016 Avg: .76 Pts/Game) have been added to the starting lineup. At the Wide Receiver position: Travis Benjamin (2016 Avg: 4.11 Pts/Game), Keenan Allen (2016 Avg: 3.15 Pts/Game) and Mike Williams have been added to the starting lineup. At the Tight End position: Antonio Gates (2016 Avg: 5.34 Pts/Game) has been added to the starting lineup. Along the Offenisve Line: Matt Slauson, Joe Barksdale, Spencer Pulley and Forrest Lamp have been added to the starting lineup. At the Kicker position: Josh Lambo (2016 Avg: 7.50 Pts/Game) has been added to the starting lineup.
Schedule Difficulty:
Based on the winning percentage of the teams on the schedule Rivers plays this year (112 - 96 - 1 0.538%) will be more difficult compared to the teams on the schedule from last season (106 - 103 - 0 0.507%), and last season's teams gave up more points (4,992) compared to this season's teams (4,604) so this could mean less fantasy points.
Performance Against Sub 500 Teams:
Rivers had a lower fantasy avg (19.94 pts/game) against winning teams last year compared to teams with a losing record (20.53 pts/game), so with a more difficult schedule for the upcoming season it could also be an indication of less points.
Defenses:
From a defensive standpoint, Rivers will face defenses that are stronger this year (Avg. Total Yards Against Ranking: 17.15 - 4 Top 10 Defenses and 1 Top 5 Defense) compared to last season (Avg. Total Yards Against Ranking: 20.54 - 3 Top 10 Defenses and 2 Top 5 Defenses), and last season's teams gave up more passing yards (245 yds/game including 3 Top 10 Defenses and 3 Top 5 Defenses) compared to this season's teams (239 yds/game including 3 Top 10 Defenses and 3 Top 5 Defenses).

In Season Trends:
Throughout his career Rivers has been a slow finisher, but has had his best 4 game stretch during the second quarter of the year (20.11 pts per game), followed by the 1st quarter (19.85 pts per game), 3rd quarter (18.08 pts per game) and 4th quarter (16.96 pts per game). His best weekly fantasy average has been in week 2 (23.85 pts per game), week 5 (23.63 pts per game) and week 4 (19.65 pts per game), and his worst weekly average has been in week 11 (16.01 pts per game), week 15 (16.65 pts per game) and week 13 (17.08 pts per game).
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