Philip Rivers Highlights Blockbuster Week 10 Fantasy Football Trade (2014-15)


After ten weeks of the NFL season, the standings in our Fantasy Football league are relatively competitive. But apparently, Team Weiss is content to be competitive. There are big stakes on the line for our overall winners and Weiss feels one big-ticket move could put him over the top. Towards that end, Team Weiss and the Commish have agreed to a big trade. Team Weiss has sent Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant to The Commish in exchange for San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers. This Philip Rivers fantasy football trade is a blockbuster move intended to better position Team Weiss for the playoffs. But is it kosher?

Dec 20, 2015; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) hands off to San Diego Chargers running back Melvin Gordon (28) Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Philip Rivers Statistical Breakdown

Rivers is averaging 22.7 fantasy points per week in standard-scoring leagues. He has thrown for nearly 2,400 yards and 20 touchdowns through 10 games. The veteran signal-caller has thrown multiple touchdowns in games in seven out of the nine games the Chargers have played. To this point in the season, the Chargers are 5-4 going into their bye week and Rivers is the 12th rank quarterback in fantasy leagues.

The Cowboys’ number one receiver has missed four games due to injuries but has four touchdowns and an average of 13 fantasy points per week since returning to the active roster.

Dec 22, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant (88) runs with the ball as Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall (23) chases. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Smells Fishy

F&TS doesn’t see conspiracies everywhere, but this deal seems odd. Can and should the commissioner of a fantasy league approve his own trade? We didn’t see that loophole in our copy of the rules. F&TS may call for an investigation by our crack insiders, Mike Hunt and Richie ‘Dick’ Burns into this agreement. We would be surprised if some money exchanged hands in order to finalize this Philip Rivers fantasy football trade. Stay tuned for details as they come available.