Philip Rivers put together the 18th-ranked fantasy football scoring performance among all NFL quarterbacks for the Los Angeles Chargers last season, scoring 235.5 points overall while averaging 14.7 per game in standard scoring leagues.
Rivers finished the season relatively close to his pre-season expectations, as his average draft position among quarterbacks of 16 was two spots higher than his finish in the 18th spot. He was the 42nd-highest scoring player overall in fantasy football last-season, much higher than his overall ADP of 116.
On the field, Rivers completed 60.0 percent of his passes for 4,615 yards, throwing 23 touchdowns against 20 interceptions. He also carried the ball 12 times for 29 yards without a touchdown, and lost one fumble.
Rivers’ top target in the passing game was Keenan Allen, who scored 261.5 fantasy points on the season (16.3 per game) while catching 104 passes for 1,199 yards and six touchdowns. Mike Williams registered 161.3 fantasy points (10.8 per game) through the Chargers’ air attack while catching 49 passes for 1,001 yards and two touchdowns. Hunter Henry added 150.2 fantasy points (9.4 per game) on 55 catches for 652 yards and five touchdowns.
Austin Ekeler paced the team’s rushing attack, scoring 309.0 fantasy points (averaging 19.3 per game) after compiling 132 carries for 557 yards and three touchdowns. He also racked up 92 receptions for 993 yards and eight scores through the air. Melvin Gordon tacked on 180.8 fantasy points (15.1 per game) on 162 carries for 612 yards and eight rushing touchdowns. He added 42 catches for 296 yards and a score.
Rivers’ best fantasy performance of the season came in Week 14 on the road at the Jacksonville Jaguars. Rivers went 16-for-22 on the way to a 314-yard, three-touchdown, no-interception performance that netted him 24.56 points. The Chargers beat the Jaguars 45-10 in that matchup.
On the season, Rivers registered at least 20 fantasy points three times while scoring less than 10 points just twice.
Rivers and the Chargers played six games against teams with a defense in the top 10 against opposing fantasy quarterbacks. He averaged 10.94 fantasy points in those matchups, 3.76 points fewer than his weekly average on the season.
Philip Rivers week-by-week fantasy performance
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