Broncos copying Wes Welker's routes from New England

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When it comes to moving from catching passes from Tom Brady to catching passes from Peyton Manning, WR Wes Welker said he doesn't want to make any comparisons, but Manning said the team hasn't hesitated to study what made Welker so successful with the Patriots.

"I’d be lying if I told you we have not studied what worked well for Wes in New England," Manning said. "There’s certain pass patterns and certain things that he’s done so well for so long, you’d be crazy not to copy some of those and bring those to your offense."

Welker said the transition has been smooth.

“It’s everything you thought," he said of working with Manning. "The balls are just so accurate and you come out of your break and the ball is just there. It’s almost like a long handoff sometimes. He definitely makes it easy on you.”

Fantasy Impact: 

Welker's arrival is definitely a boost for Manning, who has another great weapon at his disposal. Welker isn't likely to see as many targets as he did in New England, but he should still be a vital part of Denver's offense and a solid start on Sundays (especially in PPR, of course).

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