Every year we give our premium content members a team-by-team, player-by-player look at the NFL season that was. The coverage will be in-depth, but because the Dynasty Capsule series begins immediately after the season, we won’t use it to discuss free agency or the draft. Come see us in early May once Mr. Irrelevant is off the board for another 32-article series giving you the same detailed discussion you’ll see below.
Buckle up dynasty fans, because you’re about to be reminded why our motto is, “There is no off-season.”
PHILIP RIVERS (JAN ADP: 161, QB18)
He is a forever underrated QB1 in fantasy. Yes, he’s getting up there in age (37) and will be entering his 16th season in 2019 but you won’t find yourself a cheaper QB1 late in drafts than Rivers. If he’s your QB1 in dynasty leagues, there should be some level of concern with all the young players making noise in the league, but in superflex leagues, he’s a bargain.
Rivers finished 2018 as the QB12 and averaged close to 23 points per game. He threw for 4,308 yards and 32 touchdowns with 12 interceptions. I imagine he has a few more seasons like this as long as the Chargers stay in contention and continue to put weapons around him. Rivers is the perfect late-round QB, so if you’re a contending team, he should be a target for you – especially in superflex leagues.