Fantasy Football 2015: Top 20 Quarterbacks

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Nov 30, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) scrambles against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

13. Philip Rivers, San Diego Chargers

Philip Rivers can be one of the better fantasy quarterbacks in the league when he’s playing well, but also one of the most frustrating. 

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On one side, Rivers has surpassed the 4,000 yard mark in six of his past seven years, averaging 29.7 touchdowns per season in that run.

Last year, he did get picked off a league-high 18 times in 2014, but he made up for it somewhat with 31 touchdown passes.

Rivers’ 265.64 fantasy points was good for 12th in the league among quarterbacks, so he was below the top-tier.

The biggest concern with selecting Rivers comes with his performances down the stretch. In his first eight games last season, he scored 20 touchdown passes to just five interceptions. In contrast, his final eight games brought just 11 touchdowns to 13 interceptions.

This has been a problem throughout his career and it can be down to a number of factors such as health and form.

Rivers has the potential to be one of the better passers in the league, particularly early in the season. He can become increasingly frustrating as the year goes on.

He can be a solid starter for you for the first half of the season, but it would be worth ensuring you have a good backup down the stretch in case Rivers’ form deteriorates again as you push for the fantasy playoffs.

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