Strength of schedule is calculated from the opponents projected fantasy points allowed for the QB position. The best rating is +16 which gives the player the advantage against the defense and indicates an easy opponent, the worst rating is -16 which gives the defense the advantage and indicates a tough opponent.
Following four straight top-10 seasons, the Chargers field general plummeted to 19th in quarterback fantasy scoring. Rivers, who turns 32 in December, has lost some firepower in his arm, and he is longer an elite quarterback who can overcome a lack of talent around him. The departure of Vincent Jackson and the rapid decline of the 33-year-old Antonio Gates were both huge factors in Rivers’ statistical slide. New San Diego head coach Mike McCoy is respected to adjusting his scheme to fit the available personnel. With talented-but-injury-prone Danario Alexander, the serviceable Malcom Floyd the promising Vincent Brown and rookie Keenan Allen, Rivers has some capable targets. The Chargers are expected to feature an offensive line with four new starters, so a huge bounce-back season seems unlikely. During the last two years, the 10th-year pro has turned the ball over 47 times and has been sacked 79 times.