Peyton Manning, QB, Broncos: Fantasy Football Outlook
 
 
 
 
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Peyton Manning, QB, Broncos

Position/Rank ADP NFL Team Status Experience Age Height Weight
QB - #4 3.00 DEN Questionable 18 years 39 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.

Latest Update

Apr-25-15 Broncos President John Elway sees 'absolutely zero value' in the absense of WR Demaryius Thomas

Demaryius Thomas was a no show for the Broncos offseason workouts, likely because he wants a long-term deal done. To say that John Elway is less than thrilled about Thomas' absence from team workouts would be an understatement. He made this very clear. "To be dead honest with you, I see absolutely zero value in him being away from here," Elway said. "Zero value, for him. So there's no value for him not to be here with his teammates. As far as negotiations ... we'd like to get something done. But by him being away from here, there is zero value, not only to us, (but) to him. To me it makes no sense. That actually has no effect to anything we're talking about, trying to get a contract done with him, because that's ultimately what we'd like to do. But for him not to be here it has zero effect."

Fantasy Analysis:

Sounds like Elway is a tad perturbed by Thomas skipping workouts. I don't expect this to impact his on-field production this season. However, it could have long-term ramifications for his tenure in Denver. In reality, with Peyton Manning on his way out, leaving Denver next season may not be a bad thing anyway. For now proceed as usual with Thomas.

FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors

4/25 - Broncos President John Elway sees 'absolutely zero value' in the absense of WR Demaryius Thomas
4/24 - Broncos HC Gary Kubiak says the team will still run a no-huddle offense
4/24 - Broncos WR Cody Latimer gives insight into his lack of production in 2014
4/16 - Broncos WR Cody Latimer gets a 'headstart' from extra reps with Peyton Manning
4/13 - Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders says he will see more time in the slot this season
3/30 - Broncos name RB C.J. Anderson starter entering OTAs

2014 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 21
7/21/2014
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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