Given my CHANGED feelings since I drafted Rivers as my #1 QB, reaffirmed by this report from Rotoworld....
The preseason has shown that San Diego's offense will function without Marcus McNeill and Vincent Jackson. But the offense has changed. This is now a short-based passing attack that will feature Antonio Gates and Legedu Naanee over the middle, while requiring a tight end to "help" protection-deficient LT Brandyn Dombrowski. The Chargers are going to run the ball way more with Ryan Mathews, so don't expect Rivers to approach his 2009 numbers. With a major decline in pass attempts and vertical hookups, he is not a lock-safe top-seven fantasy QB.
....I am looking to move him and upgrade my WR's.
This is the offer I have made verbally to a buddy, who has agreed to it if I offer it:
I GIVE Philip Rivers and Jabar Gaffney, I GET Joe Flacco and Roddy White in return. Am I silly to believe and downturn with Rivers and breakout with Flacco? Would you do this trade? Why, why not? Keep in mind, I have Favre as a back-up....
QB Rivers / Favre
RB S-Jax / Foster / Sproles (return yards count) / Cadillac / D. Brown
WR Fitzgerald / Maclin / J.Jones / Gaffney / McCluster
DEF SanFran / Cincy