2018 Fantasy Football Philip Rivers Player Profile

Philip Rivers Player Profile

If you are interested in only the best in your quarterbacks, then this fantasy football Philip Rivers player profile should be just what you need. As we gear up to the start of the NFL season, Football Absurdity is going to bring you a comprehensive breakdown of every notable player that will be available in fantasy football drafts.  When you don’t see us talking about Christine Michael or Mike Davis, don’t get mad at us for neglecting your favorite sleeper.  Get mad at yourself for having bad taste in football players.

When looking at my player profiles, It is important to note that I think quarterback play is replaceable for low-end QB1’s.  So when I evaluate quarterback prospects, I am looking for top-three potential.  This will skew my perspective and analysis.  Because I am gambling on their upside, I tend to draft two quarterbacks and the quarterbacks I draft tend to be younger.

Fantasy Football Philip Rivers

Current ADP (As of 9/3/2018):

Current ADP:  Number 15 among quarterbacks.  Number 101 overall.

Fantasy Football Philip Rivers Stats:

Rank Total Points PPG Rank PPG
2017 13 242.5 19 16.2
2016 17 244.1 19 16.3
2015 11 268.7 16 17.9
2014 10 259.9 13 17.3
2013 6 268.0 7 17.9

Fantasy Football Philip Rivers Overview: Philip Rivers has always been consistent.  He doesn’t miss games and regardless of his supporting cast, he manages to get to get the job done.  However, over the last two seasons, he has ranked 19th in points per game among fantasy quarterbacks.  As he is getting older, his play appears to be dropping off.  While I think he is still a solid NFL quarterback, I don’t know that he is a smart fantasy football investment.

Fantasy Football Philip Rivers Strategy: At his current ADP, I would not draft him.  If he falls, I would definitely consider pairing him with a younger quarterback who has upside.

Ceiling: I am wrong about Philip Rivers and he ends the year as a QB1.  Mike Williams compliments Keenan Allen and they produce an outstanding fantasy football season.

Floor:  What will actually happen is Keenan Allen will tear his ACL yet again and Mike Williams will prove once again why you don’t draft wide receivers named Mike Williams.  Rivers continues his fantasy decline and ends the year as a low-end QB2.

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