Peyton Manning, QB, Broncos
|QB - #1||13.31||DEN||Active||17 years||38||6'5||230|
2014 Outlook: Stud (low risk)Last updated on Jul-15-2014 by Rusty Reeves
Encore? Sure, why not! Manning enjoyed the best season in NFL history, throwing for 5,477 yards and 55 touchdowns. If you played in a league where QBs earn four points per touchdown pass, he would have scored about 30 fantasy points per game. If you were lucky enough to get six points per TD, well, that's just not fair. Many people rode Manning to fantasy glory last season and will be hoping to do the same this year. He's lost two of his major weapons from last year -- WR Eric Decker (Jets) and RB Knowshon Moreno (Dolphins) -- but the team added WR Emmanuel Sanders via free agency and WR Cody Latimer via the draft. RB Montee Ball should take a step forward and be everything Moreno was (and maybe more). Most importantly, he'll still have studs WR Demaryius Thomas and TE Julius Thomas, along with the pesky veteran slot man WR Wes Welker back at his disposal. Expecting a repeat of 2013 is probably irrational; however, expecting 5,000 yards and "only" 45 touchdowns isn't out of the question, which is why we have Manning ranked just ahead of Brees and Rodgers for 2014.
Editor's note: He can't throw a fastball anymore, yet he can really place his passes. The eldest Manning is fantasy royalty and it's hard to imagine anybody having the ceiling he does. Drew Brees' touchdown totals have decreased in each of the last two years. Aaron Rodgers (even though he missed half the season) wasn't anywhere close to staying on pace to beat his career-best 45 TDs. Manning might be in his own tier.
Those who tuned in to see if Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning would become the NFL's all-time leader in touchdown passes Sunday night didn't have to wait that long. Manning threw three first-half scores against the 49ers, the last of which was the record-breaker to Demaryius Thomas. In all, Manning threw four touchdowns on the night and now has 510 passing touchdowns in his career, two more than the previous record-holder, Brett Favre.Fantasy Analysis:
Manning completed 22 of 26 passes, averaged more than 12 yards per throw and simply dissected the Niners' injury-riddled defense. He could have had more if San Fran had kept the game competitive in the second half, but the Broncos called off the dogs after they entered the fourth quarter with a 42-10 lead.
Peyton may not match last year's insane stats ... but he's probably going to come close. He's on pace for more than 4,900 yards and 51 touchdowns. Last year, he threw for 5,477 yards and 55 touchdowns. Manning even has a greater completion percentage and yards-per-attempt average this season. His current contract runs through 2016, and it looks like he'll reach the end of that deal with plenty to give. Manning is just a relentless machine on the field, and at this rate, he'll be playing at an elite level into his 40s.
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2014 Mock Draft Results
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 21
|2.11||2006 World Champion - It has been a tough draft watching the players I wanted go before me. Decided to just take the best QB in the game and try to make it up later in the draft.|
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 14
July 14, 2014
|3.11||Dr. Roto - Please tell me why he is left in the end of the 3rd round? He will throw for 40TDs in a down year|
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