2014 Fantasy Football: Predicting The Stats For QB Philip Rivers

Predicting The Fantasy Stats For QB Philip Rivers

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To help you form your draft strategy, here is a fantasy football statistical prediction for San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers.

Games Played – 16

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Games Played – 16

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Rivers has not missed a game since he took over the starting gig in San Diego. He has become a rock under center and the veteran will be a safe bet to suit up in all 16 games again in 2014.

Passing Yards – 4,432

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Passing Yards – 4,432

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Rivers has gone over 4,000 yards in five of the past six seasons. San Diego is content to have Rivers throw the ball over 500 times and he should have no problem finishing with over 4,400 yards again this season.

Touchdowns – 29

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Touchdowns – 29

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Rivers has quietly thrown over 25 touchdowns in six consecutive seasons. The veteran suddenly has an array of offensive weapons and another 25-plus TD season in a reasonable expectation for Rivers.

Interceptions – 12

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Interceptions – 12

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Rivers has only had one season with over 15 interceptions in his 10-year career. He is very careful with the ball and he is not afraid to throw the ball away.

Fumbles – 5

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Fumbles – 5

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Rivers fumbled the ball just threw times last season, losing two of them. Unfortunately, he averaged seven fumbles over his seven previous seasons. He will likely drop a couple more balls this fall.


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