Philip Rivers, QB, San Diego Chargers
School: North Carolina State
FANTASY FOOTBALL ANALYSIS
The 2012 NFL season can pretty much be described as a ship wreck of many sorts for San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers. In fact 2012 was so horrendous at times for Rivers that people couldn’t tell whether or not the Chargers quarterbacks skills were on the decline, if he was hiding a shoulder or arm injury that was affecting the umph on his passes or if it was a combination of both.
Before last season, Rivers had put together an impressive string of four seasons in which he had passed for over 4,000 yards, with 2010 (4,710) and 2011 (4,624) being the best of his career. Add to that the near 30 touchdown passes that he annually averaged from 2008 until 2011 and one can’t help but come to the conclusion that his downward spiral last year had a lot to do with him not being healthy as well as his supporting cast on the receiving...