Peyton Manning, QB Denver Broncos

Rankings

Notes: Manning first popped up on the injury report with a thigh injury after Week 15 (vs. San Diego). When looking only at his first 13 games, Manning averaged 301 yards, 2.8 TD and 0.8 INT, or 21.4 fantasy points per game. That would have been good enough for the third-highest average if he were able to keep that pace. In the final three weeks, including the game in which he injured the thigh, Manning averaged 272 yards and just 1.0 TD versus 1.3 INT. Even with the reduced production, Manning finished as the #4 quarterback in 2014. If he's fully healthy and ready to go, we'd expect him to be selected in the top 5 in 2015 fantasy drafts, though there has been talk that new HC Gary Kubiak intends to install a more run-heavy, slower-paced offense.
DEN Depth Chart
2015 Strength of Schedule - DEN
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
19
BAL
5
@KC
9
@DET
10
MIN
27
@OAK
8
@CLE
BYE14
GB
21
@IND
5
KC
30
@CHI
24
NE
23
@SD
27
OAK
31
@PIT
3
CIN
23
SD

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

Broncos TEs expected to block more

Monday, July 6, 2015, 8:31pm

DenverBroncos.com - [Full Article]

Owen Daniels, Virgil Green and James Casey leading the complement, the Broncos still appear to be in reliable hands as they reconstruct their tight end corps.

Daniels and Green appear locked in on the top two spots, and depending on the frequency at which the Broncos use certain personnel groups, could both end up with play counts that reflect being starters.

Fantasy Impact:

Julius Thomas, who scored 24 touchdowns the last two years, left for Jacksonville. We rank Daniels 16th on our TE list, but project him for only about 5 TDs this season. While Daniels has the experience in Gary Kubiak's offense, and Green the experience with QB Peyton Manning the last four years, the story points out the job description for the tight ends is a bit different than it was the last three seasons - there'll be a bit more blocking involved. Daniels ADP is the 12th round, however. Compared to those around him, that's about three rounds earlier than Kyle Rudolph and Tyler Eifert who are ranked ahead of Daniels on our list.

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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