28-Year-Old Linebacker – Buffalo Bills
2014 Fantasy Football Outlook
Rivers was added as a free agent this off-season as a solid depth signing. He is unlikely to provide any impact for fantasy leagues this year but will be a key reserve on the field for Buffalo....
2014 ADP: –
Bye Week: 9
Keith Rivers Contract Information:
Signed a two-year deal with the Bills in March of 2014. The deal is for $4.05 million: $1 million bonus, $1.25 million and $1.6 million salaries, annual $100,000 workout bonus.
GM Doug Whaley implied Rivers will have a key role in the defense this season, the Bills' official site reports. "I think heís actually a four-down player," GM Doug Whaley said "I donít know which one is going to play Sam and Will, but heís going to have to step up and take the lead between him and [Brandon] Spikes and whoever takes the other one. I think he can play on special teams and passing downs and nickel situations."
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Rivers started six games for the Giants last season, but is expected to take a larger role as he enters the upcoming season as the team's starting strong side linebacker.
Should fill a reserve outside linebacker role, but the former first-round pick has upside should Michael Boley or Mathias Kiwanuka go down. Of course, that would entail Rivers finally staying healthy.
Rivers' 2008 season ended in Week 7 when the Steelers' Hines Ward broke his jaw with a vicious (but legal) block. Before Rivers suffered his season-ending jaw injury, he was among the team leaders in tackles (50) and also had an interception. He participated in OTA's and should be ready for training camp. He should be a pretty valuable IDP next season.
The Bengals picked Rivers with the ninth overall selection in the 2008 NFL Draft and he is expected to be inserted into the starting lineup immediately. He can play either inside or outside, so expect the versatile rookie to receive plenty of playing time.