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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 - 4, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 6, 6, 6, 8, 11
Overall Redraft - 39, 21, 22, 29, 30, 30, 31, 32, 34, 34, 36, 46, 59
QB Dynasty - 13, 9, 12, 13, 14, 16, 18

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 16 368 557 * * * 28 * * *
2015 PROJ-Henry 16 369 560 * * * 21 * * *
2015 PROJ-Wood 16 365 580 * * * 25 * * *
2015 PROJ-Tremblay 16 371 574 * * * 35 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 39
QB: 3

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Footballguys Articles

Player Spotlight: Peyton Manning
  Justin Howe - July 27
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  Ari Ingel - July 24
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  FBG Staff - July 7
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  Justin Howe - July 26
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  Jason Wood - July 22
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  Matt Waldman - July 14
Gut Check No.336: Staff IDP Rookie Draft
  Matt Waldman - July 13
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  Dan Hindery - July 10
Offensive Line Notes: Pre Training Camp
  Matt Bitonti - July 8
Gut Checks: WR Cody Latimer
  Matt Waldman - May 13

Articles from around the web

2015 NFL Coaching Turnover and Fantasy Football Implications
  John Paulsen - March 26
Would You Rather Draft…Russell Wilson or Peyton Manning?
  Dan Collins - July 22
Dynasty Experts Q and A: 2015 Offseason #24
  Staff - July 18
Envisioning the 2016 Denver Broncos: Life After Peyton?
  Joe Redemann - July 15
Dynasty Experts Q and A: 2015 Offseason #23
  Staff - July 11
Fantasy Football Position Primer: Quarterback
  Nicholas Hopkins - July 26
Tight end fantasy projections for all 32 teams
  Michael Fabiano - July 24
Fantasy Watch: AFC South
  Nick Mensio - July 24
Predicting the Next Wave of Elite Fantasy QBs
  Mike Castiglione - July 23
Fanduel NFL Week 1 Pricing Preview
  Chris Raybon - July 22

2015 Schedule

1vs Baltimore Ravens
2@ Kansas City Chiefs
3@ Detroit Lions
4vs Minnesota Vikings
5@ Oakland Raiders
6@ Cleveland Browns
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8vs Green Bay Packers
9@ Indianapolis Colts
10vs Kansas City Chiefs
11@ Chicago Bears
12vs New England Patriots
13@ San Diego Chargers
14vs Oakland Raiders
15@ Pittsburgh Steelers
16vs Cincinnati Bengals
17vs San Diego Chargers