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QB Peyton Manning - Denver Broncos

6-5, 230Born: 3-24-1976College: TennesseeDrafted: Round 1, pick 1

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Summary

Peyton Manning is going to have an altered fantasy outlook this year because of the new offense under head coach Gary Kubiak. Fantasy owners need to recognize the changes to the offense in Denver and adjust accordingly. However, just because Manning's numbers will be slightly down compared to the last two seasons, it doesn't mean his value will fall off the cliff. Manning started out hot last season with over 2,500 yards and 24 touchdowns over the first eight games of the season. Then, after getting beat up and injured, Manning's numbers trailed off in the second half. During those eight games, Manning had just over 2,100 yards passing with only 15 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. If Manning can be protected better by the Broncos offensive line, he should be able to post numbers that put him near the top five fantasy quarterbacks in the league. Yes, Kubiak's offense will be more balanced and feature the ground game more than we're used to seeing with Manning at the helm. However, Kubiak was able to turn Matt Schaub into the third-best fantasy quarterback (2009) with the Houston Texans, and Manning certainly has better skill position players around him. We're not going to see 55 touchdown passes like we did from Manning in 2013, but fantasy owners still have a "set it and forget it" fantasy starter if Manning stays healthy this season. (May 17)

FBG Staff Rankings

QB Redraft - 3, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 6, 7, 10
Overall Redraft - 38, 19, 21, 24, 29, 30, 33, 33, 35, 40, 48, 55, 60, 60
QB Dynasty - 13, 10, 12, 13, 13, 15, 16
Overall Dynasty - 100, 58

Stats and Projections

YEARGCMPATTYDTDINTRSHYDTDFumL
2012 DEN 16 400 583 4667 37 11 23 7 0
2013 DEN 16 450 659 5477 55 10 32 -31 1 6
2014 DEN 16 395 597 4727 39 15 24 -24 0 2
2015 PROJ-Dodds 16 390 590 * * * 28 * * *
2015 PROJ-Henry 16 382 580 * * * 21 * * *
2015 PROJ-Wood 16 376 580 * * * 25 * * *
2015 PROJ-Tremblay 16 371 574 * * * 35 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 40
QB: 3

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