Overall Ranking

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Season Schedule

  • Week 1 - Sep 08

    LAC @ ARI

  • Week 2 - Sep 14

    SEA @ LAC

  • Week 3 - Sep 21

    LAC @ BUF

  • Week 4 - Sep 28

    JAC @ LAC

  • Week 5 - Oct 05

    NYJ @ LAC

  • Week 6 - Oct 12

    LAC @ OAK

  • Week 7 - Oct 19

    KC @ LAC

  • Week 8 - Oct 23

    LAC @ DEN

  • Week 9 - Nov 02

    LAC @ MIA

  • Week 10 - Nov 09


  • Week 11 - Nov 16

    OAK @ LAC

  • Week 12 - Nov 23

    LAR @ LAC

  • Week 13 - Nov 30

    LAC @ BAL

  • Week 14 - Dec 07

    NE @ LAC

  • Week 15 - Dec 14

    DEN @ LAC

  • Week 16 - Dec 20

    LAC @ SF

  • Week 17 - Dec 28

    LAC @ KC

  • Week 2 - Sep 10

    LAC 22 @ OAK 14

  • Week 3 - Sep 23

    ATL 27 @ LAC 3

  • Week 4 - Sep 30

    LAC 37 @ KC 20

  • Week 5 - Oct 07

    LAC 24 @ NO 31

  • Week 7 - Oct 15

    DEN @ LAC

  • Week 8 - Oct 28

    LAC @ CLE

  • Week 9 - Nov 01

    KC @ LAC

  • Week 10 - Nov 11

    LAC @ TB

  • Week 11 - Nov 18

    LAC @ DEN

  • Week 12 - Nov 25

    BAL @ LAC

  • Week 13 - Dec 02

    CIN @ LAC

    4,478 pass yards

    32 TDs

    72 rush yards

    0 TDs

  • Week 1 - Sep 11

    MIN 17 @ LAC 24

  • Week 2 - Sep 18

    LAC 21 @ NE 35

  • Week 3 - Sep 25

    KC 17 @ LAC 20

  • Week 4 - Oct 02

    MIA 16 @ LAC 26

  • Week 5 - Oct 09

    LAC 29 @ DEN 24

  • Week 6 - Oct 16


  • Week 7 - Oct 23

    LAC 21 @ NYJ 27

  • Week 8 - Oct 31

    LAC 20 @ KC 23

  • Week 9 - Nov 06

    GB 45 @ LAC 38

  • Week 11 - Nov 20

    LAC 20 @ CHI 31

  • Week 12 - Nov 27

    DEN 16 @ LAC 13

  • Week 13 - Dec 05

    LAC 38 @ JAC 14

  • Week 14 - Dec 11

    BUF 10 @ LAC 37

  • Week 15 - Dec 18

    BAL 14 @ LAC 34

  • Week 16 - Dec 24

    LAC 10 @ DET 38

  • Week 1 - Sep 13

    LAC 14 @ KC 21

  • Week 2 - Sep 19

    JAC 13 @ LAC 38

  • Week 3 - Sep 26

    LAC 20 @ SEA 27

  • Week 4 - Oct 03

    ARI 10 @ LAC 41

  • Week 5 - Oct 10

    LAC 27 @ OAK 35

    431 pass yards

    2 TDs

    14 rush yards

    0 TDs

  • Week 6 - Oct 17

    LAC 17 @ LAR 20

  • Week 7 - Oct 24

    NE 23 @ LAC 20

  • Week 8 - Oct 31

    TEN 25 @ LAC 33

  • Week 9 - Nov 07

    LAC 29 @ HOU 23

    295 pass yards

    4 TDs

    -7 rush yards

    0 TDs

  • Week 10 - Nov 14


  • Week 11 - Nov 22

    DEN 14 @ LAC 35

  • Week 12 - Nov 28

    LAC 36 @ IND 14

  • Week 13 - Dec 05

    OAK 28 @ LAC 13

  • Week 14 - Dec 12

    KC 0 @ LAC 31

  • Week 15 - Dec 16

    SF 7 @ LAC 34

    273 pass yards

    3 TDs

    0 rush yards

    0 TDs

  • Week 16 - Dec 26

    LAC 20 @ CIN 34

  • Week 17 - Jan 02

    LAC 33 @ DEN 28


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Philip Rivers

Los Angeles Chargers

2008 - 2011 Statistics

   PASSING                            RUSHING                 FANTASY

                           Comp/Att   Yards   TD   INT    Rush   Yards   TD     Tot Pts   Pts/Gm

2011 Stats        366/582    4624    27    20     26      36      1        302.6    18.9

2010 Stats        357/541    4710    30    13     29      52      0        313.6    19.6

2009 Stats        317/486    4254    28     9     26      50      1        293.2    18.3

2008 Stats        312/478    4009    34    11     31      41      0        304.8    19.0

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2012 Pros and Cons

(+) One of the leagues greatest competitors, never count this badass out

(+) The Philip Rivers-Antonio Gates combo might be back in the saddle after a couple years of plantar fasciitis trouble for Gates

(+) Rivers is very Drew Brees/Kurt Warner-like in that he puts the ball in the best place for receivers to make things happen

(+)Robert Meachem should slide in nicely as Rivers WR1. In fact, Eddie Royal could end up having a renaissance with Rivers as well

(+) San Diego plays most of their games in warm weather, a bonus for the Chargers passing game that most others don’t have

(+) Rivers finished eighth for QBs in total fantasy points last season and has two top-5 finishes since 2008 

(+) His 4,624 passing yards were the second-most of his career last season while his 366 completions were the most

(–) Rivers had 25 turnovers (20 INTs) in 2011

(–) Two Pro Bowl linemen are gone, McNeill & Dielman

(–) The Chargers missed the playoffs for their second straight season

(–) Vincent Jackson is gone and Gates’ injuries/age might be starting to catch up to him

(–) If Ryan Mathews gets injured, this team is screwed

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2009 Review

philip rivers- mouthface

This unorthodox, pill-tossing machine has quickly risen to become one of the top-drawer fantasy quarterbacks in the NFL.  It was thought to be nearly impossible for him to repeat his 2008 numbers, but the 6’5”, 230 lb. Rivers proved the fantasy world wrong and came within 5 points of matching his career year.  He’s won an unheard-of 18 straight December games for the Chargers (current) and had an 11-game winning streak last year en route to a 13-3 mark and first-round playoff bye.  He’s taken full advantage of the decline of LaDainian Tomlinson the last couple of years and turned the Chargers into a pass-first team, thus ascending his fantasy stats into clear starter status.


philip rivers 2009 stats

~ Set career bests in completions (317), attempts (486), passing yards (4,254), yards/attempt (8.8), and yards/game (265.9)

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2010 Fantasy Outlook

Rivers is starting to become something special, and should continue along that path in 2010.  With Tomlinson gone, the Chargers turned to the 2010 NFL Draft to fill their starting running back hole in Ryan Mathews - a stud out of Fresno State - but it will take at least a couple years for him to develop.  Thus, they will likely stick to their pass-first mentality for the time being.  Basically, Rivers will be given the reins once again.  He has the biggest receiving corps in the game, led by their budding superstar Vincent Jackson, so expect approximately the same numbers from Philip “Wild” Rivers again this upcoming year.

~ No legit running back (yet) means a lot of passing for Rivers

~ Has an excellent receiving corps that will all still be there

~ Has an offensive line good with pass protection

~ Antonio Gates is still Antonio Gates

~ He's in San Diego for cryin' out loud, so that nice warm sunshine-filled weather gives him an edge over other QBs late in the season

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Rivers does not have a Twitter account.  The official Team Twitter account comes through here:  Chargers Player Tweets



Follow Pyro® on Twitter @pyroman1ac

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Rivers signed a seven-year, $98.25 million contract in August of 2009 that contained $38.15 million guaranteed, including a $19.55 million signing bonus and Rivers' 2009-2010 base salaries.  $6 million of Rivers' 2011 salary is guaranteed for injury, but not for skill or performance.  Here’s how this monster deal breaks down:

2010 - $6.6 million (+ $6 million option bonus)

2011 - $8.4 million

2012 - $10.2 million

2013 - $12 million

2014 - $13.8 million

2015 - $15.75 million

2016 – Free Agent

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Billy Volek continues to be the handcuff to Rivers, and oh yes Billy Boy, we still remember those back-to-back 400-yard games you put up back in 2004.  A combined 69-103 for 918 yards, 8 TDs, 1 INT, and a rushing TD to boot?!?!  Crazy stats!  Somehow you lost both those games to the Chiefs and Raiders, but in the process, you also made a legend out of WR Drew Bennett by setting him up with a combined 25 catches for 393 yards and 5 TDs in that span of 7 days.  Because of this and the Chargers strong passing game, you're still worth a flier in the late rounds

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Team Analysis

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Strength of Schedule

SOS - San Diego Chargers


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Injury Report


Rivers still hasn't missed a game since being named the starter back in 2006

1 TD Shy of NFL Record

Pyro's take: Gates is one TD shy of tying Tony Gonzo's NFL record for TDs by a TE.

Fantasy Goo: The Chargers are potentially playing their last game in San Diego, expect them to try to get Gates the record with the franchises future uncertain.

12/29/16, 12:57 PM CST by The Hartbeat
Source: www.pro-football-reference.com

Gates Remains a Play Until that Record Hits

Pyro's take: Gates comes in with a Draft Kings price of $4,100. He faces Oakland who is notorious for poor play against TEs. This season, looking at Pyro's Positional Points Against Chart, only 9 teams are giving up more FF Points to opposing TEs.

Fantasy Goo: Gates is a great play until he gets that all-time TE TD record. Just 2 away, you know when he gets one, Rivers and crew will push to get him the record. Gates stands on the verge of a multi-TD game in his near future. My official TE in DFS this week.

12/17/16, 08:19 PM CST by PyromaniacMo
Source: www.pyromaniac.com

Loving the SD Stack this Week as the Chargers Should Rack Up the Points

Pyro's take: According to vegas, no team is expected to score more points in Week #4 than the San Diego Chargers.

Fantasy Goo: As always, I want ownership in the games that are expected to be high scoring. Well, it does not get any higher than the Chargers squaring off against the Saints in one of the late- slate Sunday games. The Chargers have an implied team total of nearly 29, while the Saints themselves should flirt with 25 total points. No QB has more red zone attempts than the 28 from Rivers. The 6'4 Willimas is expected to face the 5'10 Sterling Moore. Going into Week #4, there are only 5 players that have more red zone targets than T-Will. With the expected score, the list of banged up offensive play-makers for SD, and finally the half a foot Williams has on the, I am looking to get exposure to this stack oin my DFS line-ups.

10/01/16, 07:51 PM CDT by PyromaniacMo
Source: www.pro-football-reference.com

Philip Rivers 'fired up'

"I feel like it didn't end the way we wanted it to record-wise or season-wise, but the way it ended at Qualcomm, what could've been the end, I think will hopefully carry over into this new season," Rivers said

Pyro's take: Philip Rivers talking about staying in San Diego. "I feel like it didn't end the way we wanted it to record-wise or season-wise, but the way it ended at Qualcomm, what could've been the end, I think will hopefully carry over into this new season," Rivers said. "That emotion and that atmosphere, I know you can't really recreate that from a 'farewell' sense. I know a lot of the emotion was built with that. But just the energy and feel in the stadium was crazy.

Fantasy Goo: Philip Rivers will be 34 years old for most of the 2016 season. Some of us might feel like he should be older as he has seemingly played a very long time. Only one time since 2008 has Philip not thrown for over 4,000 yards with him blazing 4,793 this past season. This season could be just as good or even better with Keenan Allen back (if he stays on the field) and someone that I am intrigued with playing his first season in San Diego, Travis Benjamin. Rivers to Benjamin on deep routes may offer BOOM potential for a draft choice that will not break the bank.

06/12/16, 08:54 PM CDT by STiFFKiTTY
Source: www.sandiegouniontribune.com

Chargers have applied to trademark "Los Angeles Chargers."


Pyro's take: Nathan Fenno has reported via LA Times The Chargers applied to trademark “Los Angeles Chargers” and “LA Chargers” two days after NFL owners approved the Rams’ relocation to L.A. last week.

The Chargers have an option to join the Rams in L.A. that expires Jan. 15, 2017. The option can be extended one year if voters approve public financing for a new stadium in San Diego.

The Rams, who are developing a stadium in Inglewood that’s expected to be ready for the 2019 season, started formal negotiations with the Chargers on Monday to share the venue.

01/19/16, 04:24 PM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.latimes.com

Frank Reich is traveling to Philadelphia Tuesday night to meet with Eagles head coach Doug Pederson.


Pyro's take: Howard Eskin via Twitter "Frank Reich coming to Phila tonight to talk w #Eagles HC Doug Pederson about OC job @FOX29philly"

Frank Reich never really established himself in San Diego and injuries made his offense look worse than it was.

01/19/16, 04:07 PM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: twitter.com

Chargers signed coach Mike McCoy to a one-year extension.


Pyro's take: Michael Gehlken via Twitter "Chargers GM Tom Telesco announces one-year extension for Mike McCoy. Contract now through 2017 season."

Mike McCoy will be much needed stability entering next season, especially if they move to Los Angeles, and have many returning players from injury.

01/09/16, 01:53 AM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: twitter.com

Chargers have discussed coach Mike McCoy calling the offensive plays in 2016.


Pyro's take: McCoy made his name as the Broncos' offensive coordinator, but he has been hesitant to take on the play-calling role in San Diego. Entering what could be a make-or-break year, McCoy could have a change of heart.--Rotoworld

01/05/16, 10:38 PM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.sandiegouniontribune.com

Mike McCoy could be fired


Pyro's take: Alex Marvez via Twitter "Speaking with multiple folks around NFL, sounds like Mike McCoy is coaching his final game for @Chargers. We'll see. @NFLonFOX"

01/03/16, 02:29 AM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: twitter.com

Chargers waived QB Brad Sorensen.


Pyro's take: When Philip Rivers became ill, Brad Sorensen was promoted off the practice squad. But it seems Rivers is feeling better, and there is no need.

Sorensen, 26, was taken in the seventh round of last year’s NFL draft by the Chargers. He was waived as San Diego trimmed their roster down to 53 players before the start of last season.

12/14/15, 05:04 PM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: nfltraderumors.co

Philip Rivers (foot) is listed on the Week 13 injury report, but is practicing in full.


Pyro's take: Even though listed on the injury report Philip Rivers should be fine come Sunday.

12/02/15, 08:44 PM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.pyromaniac.com

Look for Philip Rivers to rebound against Jacksonville


Pyro's take: Philip Rivers threw for a season-low 178 yards against the Chiefs last week. Expect Rivers to rebound against the Jaguars. Rivers has thrown for more than 300 yards six times this season. He will face Jacksonville's defense for a third straight season Sunday. In the previous two matchups, he averaged 331 passing yards, with four touchdowns and no interceptions. He was sacked a total of three times in those two contests. -- Eric Williams

11/28/15, 11:38 PM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: espn.go.com

Philip Rivers completed 26-of-42 passes for 280 yards and one touchdown


Pyro's take: Not the best night for Philip Rivers especially against the Chicago Bears putrid defense. The one touchdown and just 280-yards is not what the fantasy owners or the Chargers wanted to see,

San Diego is now on a bye week and will face the Chiefs the following week.

11/10/15, 02:58 AM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.pyromaniac.com

Philip Rivers completed 35-of-48 passes for 365 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception


Pyro's take: Last week Rivers threw for 358-yards and now tops it with 365. The return of Antonio Gates made it so much easier for him and he rewarded Gates with two touchdowns. He did throw a pick-six, which was more on the fault of the lazy route running by Malcom Floyd than an errant pass.

10/13/15, 03:28 AM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.pyromaniac.com

Chargers O-Line Could be w/o 4 Starters for Week #4

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Pyro's take: Although it is a great matchup against Cleveland, Rivers may be scrambling in the picket more than usual. The Chargers have 2 of their starters on the offensive line ruled out for Week #4. Another is doubtful, and the 4th is listed as questionable. Rivers schedule settles in for a nice stretch after a tough opening slate. However, the o-line health gives owners serious reservations.

10/04/15, 10:09 AM CDT by PyromaniacMo
Source: espn.go.com

Rib Injury

According to Michael Gehlken, beat writer for the Chargers, Antonio Gates stated on Philip Rivers,"for those who don't know, he's been dealing with a rib injury, a very severe rib injury." Said past few wks"

Pyro's take: This is an injury that has only been reported by Antonio Gates. Rivers has not been on an injury report, has not missed any time, and he is coming off a bye week.

If Antonio Gates wants to announce that Rivers got his ass-kicked by the Oakland Raiders defense, that I can follow.

If your starting Rivers, keep going with it, this sounds more like Gates explaining why Rivers had a bad-day against the Raiders than anything else

11/17/14, 11:00 AM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: twitter.com

Rivers Flow

Phillip Rivers had a solid night against a good defense in the Buffalo Bills. He was 18 of 25 for 256 yards and two touchdowns. On the season he has a six touchdown to one interception ratio, and will look to gain even more next week versus the Jaguars.

Pyro's take: A nice match-up that Andrew Luck exploited for four touchdowns. Even if Rivers doesn't reach that mark, he should have himself a nice game, and should be a starter in all formats.

09/23/14, 09:27 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.utsandiego.com

Not avoiding Sherminator

After the week one game, where the Packers didn't even look to Richard Sherman's side, not even once, Philip Rivers plans to do no such thing. How they will game plan this risky maneuver, is one thing Rivers must handle, he goes to say:"We're not going with the approach that we're not going to throw to (Sherman's) side," Rivers said. "At the same time, I'm not going to be careless. It would be silly to say, 'We're going to go after him.' You've got to be smart. You respect the defense as a whole. You don't try to get cute with their best players.

"But I think while you respect Richard Sherman, you understand, too, that Maxwell on the other side is no slouch. I mean, he's a heck of a corner. He just gets more opportunities, so you're bound to complete something at some point. We're not going to say, 'Never throw to that side,' but we'll be smart when we do."

Pyro's take: Richard Sherman can be beat. Andrew Luck hit TY Hilton, and Hilton blew past him for a long touchdown in last season's match-up, and the Chargers have the personnel to do so as well. The oddity is that Aaron Rodgers didn't even try.

Philip Rivers will take his chances there, will he be successful, probably not, but they wont shy away. Either case, Rivers is not in for a big day passing, as they will try to win the ground game. so bench him for now.

09/13/14, 10:41 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.utsandiego.com

Rivers looking good

Philip Rivers never looks too much into preseason success or lack of it, though he certainly appreciates finding a nice August rhythm to carry into the regular season.

San Diego’s quarterback appears to have found that, completing his first five passes and 9 of 10 overall in the Chargers’ 21-7 loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.

“We got first downs, finished with a touchdown and you like to get in that flow,” he said. “The other two games we only got one series, so getting to go through series, going back out there over and over is how you get into that flow, which is important this close to the opener.”

An illegal block nullified Rivers’ 25-yard touchdown pass to Ryan Mathews in the final minute of the first quarter, but Rivers connected on a 10-yard TD pass to Antonio Gates on the next play.

Pyro's take: Rivers is still being drafted late in fantasy drafts, as many believe last season was a fluke, but he continues to look sharp in the preseason. Keenan Allen continues to show development, and he and Rivers have displayed a nice chemistry on the field. Rivers is a savvy veteran who is a nice fantasy backup for your team.

08/26/14, 08:32 PM CDT by Houdini
Source: www.desertsun.com

Pro Bowl: Rivers replaced by Vince Young

Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers pulled himself out of the NFL Pro Bowl due to his wife having a baby. He was replaced on the AFC roster by Titans QB Vince Young.

Pyro's take: No argument here. What Young did for the Titans once he replaced Kerry Collins was nothing short of Pro Bowl-worthy. After starting off 0-6, Young was finally inserted into the starting lineup and led the team to an 8-2 record down the stretch while just barely missing the playoffs. If there's anything that can be said about Vinsanity, it's that he's a winner, plain and simple.

01/28/10, 02:00 PM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: sports.espn.go.com