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Philip Rivers

Philip Rivers QB - LAC

Experience: 15 YRS  
Height: 6'5"  
Weight: 228 
Bye: 12

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The Chargers have "moved on" from QB Philip Rivers, according to Fox Sports' Jay Glazer. Rivers has spent the past 16 seasons with the franchise after being traded from the Giants during the 2004 draft. The 38-year-old reportedly wants to continue playing, so we'll see who he draws interest from in free agency. The Chargers, meanwhile, are now obviously a candidate to take a QB in the 1st round of April's draft. They currently hold the 6th overall pick.

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Chargers QB Philip Rivers tossed 7 INTs over his past 2 games before the Week 12 bye. According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, another similar game could get him benched in favor of Tyrod Taylor. "It is a move the Chargers hope to not think about and hope to not make," Rapoport writes. But "it would be made, if necessary." Rivers sits well down our QB rankings for today's game at Denver. The next 3 contests find the Chargers visiting Jacksonville and then hosting Minnesota and Oakland, though. There's big passing upside in at least those Week 15 and Week 16 matchups ... for whoever's quarterbacking the Chargers.

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The Chargers on Monday fired OC Ken Whisenhunt. The veteran coach was in his 4th season as coordinator, after previously running the Chargers' offense in 2013. This year's crew sits just 23rd in scoring and has particularly struggled to run the ball. L.A. still ranks a decent 15th in yards per play, though, and 14th in Football Outsiders' overall offensive DVOA (through Week 7 games). HC Anthony Lynn figures to take over the play calling. Perhaps we'll see a bit more rushing volume after the switch, but the Chargers will need to get much better blocking to improve efficiency on that front. We're not adjusting our fantasy outlook for any Chargers players on this news.

Update: NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that the Chargers plan to have QBs coach Shane Steichen call plays, "though coach Anthony Lynn will be heavily involved & give input."

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Chargers QB Philip Rivers (concussion) is active for today’s game against the Bills. He practiced all week and received full clearance on Friday. Rivers is a solid QB1 vs. a Buffalo defense that’s allowed the 12th most fantasy points per game to QBs over the past 5 weeks.

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The Chargers announced late Friday that QB Philip Rivers cleared the final step in the league concussion protocol and will play Sunday against the Bills. We’ve had Rivers projected in starter territory all along against a Buffalo D that has sprung some recent leaks

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Injury Predictor

Rivers hasn’t missed a game since becoming a starter in 2006. A concussion rendered him "questionable" for Week 11 last season, but Rivers hasn't otherwise dealt with a noteworthy injury since his ACL tear in January 2008. His O-line has improved recently as well, ranking 3rd in Football Outsiders' adjusted sack rate for 2017.

Projected Missed Probability of injury per game ? Probablity of injury in the season ?
0.10 1.6% 22.5%
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Date Injury Analysis
Nov 12, 2017 Head Cranial Concussion Grade 1 Rivers still hasn't missed a game since becoming the Chargers' starter in 2006.
Jan 13, 2008 Knee ACL Tear Grade 3 Rivers tore his right ACL in the playoffs but remarkably played through it. He also had arthroscopic surgery in January.

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