Peyton Manning, QB Denver Broncos

2015 Strength of Schedule - DEN
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Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2014 Game Stats
WkOppCompAttPaYdsPaTDIntYPAYPCRuAttYdsTDFumYPRSnaps%
1IND2236269307.4712.234-300-0.7575/75100%
2KC2126242309.3111.521-100-1.0049/49100%
3SEA3149303216.189.771-100-1.0072/72100%
4BYE--------------
5ARI31474794210.1915.452-200-1.0081/81100%
6NYJ2233237307.1810.7710000.0070/70100%
7SF22263184012.2314.451-100-1.0051/6085%
8SD2535286308.1711.4410000.0068/68100%
9NE3457438227.6812.8823001.5080/80100%
10OAK3144340527.7310.970000-64/8080%
11STL3454389127.2011.441-100-1.0069/69100%
12MIA2835257407.349.182-200-1.0075/75100%
13KC1734179205.2610.532-601-3.0082/82100%
14BUF1420173028.6512.362-200-1.0055/55100%
15SD14202331011.6516.643-300-1.0062/6694%
16CIN2844311247.0711.110000-69/69100%
17OAK2137273007.3813.001-501-5.0071/7891%
Totals395597472739157.9211.9724-2402-1.001093/112997%

Most Recent News

Kubiak: Broncos RB C.J. Anderson has to 'earn' starting job

Thursday, February 19, 2015, 9:07am

Denver Post - [Full Article]

Four games into the 2014 season, C.J. Anderson was the Broncos' No. 4 running back who didn't get to dress against the Arizona Cardinals.

By season's end, Anderson was a Pro Bowler. But Anderson started the final eight games with John Fox as head coach. Gary Kubiak is the Broncos' coach now.

Will Anderson start the 2015 season as the No. 1 running back, ahead of Montee Ball and Ronnie Hillman?

"He's got to go earn that," Kubiak said. "When he walked off the field last year he was playing that way. He's a young player. I told him that when I talked to him. I said, "C.J. when you come back for the offseason you need to handle yourself like you're the starter. ... I think he's ready to do that."

Fantasy Impact:

This is a common motivational tactic that coaches use with young, less-established players, but Anderson should be the team's RB1 in 2015 provided he doesn't report to OTAs out of shape. He began to see starter-type touches in Week 10 with 17 touches for 163 yards and a touchdown against the Raiders. Over the final eight weeks, he averaged 24.0 touches for 132 yards and 1.3 TD, and was the #1 RB in that span. If the Broncos commit to Anderson, he should thrive under new Kubiak, who just coaxed a career year out of journeyman Justin Forsett. Provided QB Peyton Manning returns for another season, Anderson’s production should continue.

Scouting Report

Divisional Round – Peyton Manning vs. Indianapolis Colts
As the Broncos focused more on the running game over the final six regular season contests, Peyton Manning threw for an average of 238 yards and nine total TDs during that span. Only one of his seven 300 yard performances came in the final six games. The extra week off allowed for a banged Denver team to get healthy, so Peyton will have all of his weapons. In Week 1, Manning threw for 269 yards and three scores (all to Julius Thomas) against his former team. He's our QB3 this week behind Rodgers and Luck.

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