Fantasy Football Impact of Philip Rivers Joining Colts

Jaime Eisner discusses the fantasy football impact of Philip Rivers' move to the Indianapolis Colts.

Indianapolis Colts QB Philip Rivers

By Jaime Eisner

The 2020 season was a disastrous one for quarterback Philip Rivers. He threw 20 interceptions for just the third time in his career and finished with his lowest touchdown total (23) since 2007.

From a fantasy football perspective, he was the QB16 in total points last season, but that doesn’t tell the whole story. On a per-game basis, he was all the way down at QB24. It’s a far cry from where he usually sits (typically between QB12-15) as a reliable fallback option or steady backup to an injury-prone or high-risk, high-reward fantasy quarterback.

So what went wrong? Is Rivers done? Was it just a bad season? We’ll likely have a better answer to that question a few weeks into the 2020 season, but here’s what we know right now. Rivers, 38, is joining an indoor team with a better offensive line and better attendance, but doesn’t quite have the same pass-catching talent as his former squad. Let’s break that down further.


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