Broncos QB Peyton Manning not near 100-percent - [Full Article]

Broncos QB Peyton Manning has six weeks to feel better.

Manning can hear what people are saying about him and read what writers are writing about him. Peyton's back to normal. Look at him throw. Look at his command of the Denver offense. He's back.

"I hate it,'' Manning said.

Because he's not. He's not all the way back.

Manning doesn't feel like he's near 100 percent yet. It's not his neck, which has undergone four procedures in the past two years, including the major surgery 11 months ago that caused him to miss the 2011 season. It's simply the regeneration of the nerve that affects his arm strength, particularly the area around the shoulder.

Fantasy Impact: 

Proceed with caution when thinking about taking Manning. He's ranked 11th among our QBs but is likely to get drafted before he should. If you want to take a chance on him, be sure to get a good enough backup in case he's unable to start the season, or, misses time at some point.

Filed Under: 2012, Preseason