By Patrick Johnson, Broncos Correspondent, Sat, Dec 20th 10:19am EST
After missing most of Thursday's practice to rehab his ailing thigh, Peyton Manning returned to practice on Friday and reportedly looked sharp throwing the ball. (Source: Troy Renck - Denver Post
Fantasy Impact: Peyton and his Broncos travel east to take on a good Bengals defense on MNF. Manning has posted lackluster stats in the past few outings, and Monday's matchup does not appear favorable. If he's led you to the fantasy championship, chances are he provides a safer floor than most streaming QB options on the waiver wire.
By Patrick Johnson, Broncos Correspondent, Sun, Dec 7th 11:11pm EST
Peyton Manning went 14 of 20 passing for 173 yards, zero TDs, and two INTs. Manning's consecutive TD streak of 51 games ended Sunday as he failed to throw a TD pass. Instead, C.J. Anderson scored all three Broncos' TDs on short runs. The anemic Bills offense didn't threaten the Broncos, which allowed for a conservative rush-based game plan.
Fantasy Impact: It was a disappointing fantasy performance for Manning as Broncos committed to the run and played stout defense. The Broncos travel to San Diego next weekend, a matchup that should allow Manning to get back on track as a top-end QB1.
By Patrick Johnson, Broncos Correspondent, Mon, Dec 1st 4:47pm EST
After getting off to a hot start with two early passing TDs, Peyton only managed 179 yards on 17 of 34 pass attempts.
Fantasy Impact: With the early lead and solid defensive play, the Broncos game script relied heavily on the running game, which limited Manning's production. Manning faces another tough defensive match up this week against a Bills' unit that leads the NFL in sacks (46).
By Patrick Johnson, Broncos Correspondent, Sun, Nov 23rd 10:57pm EST
After struggling early and falling behind, Peyton rallied the offense and had a very efficient passing performance. He completed 28 of 35 attempts for 257 yards and 4 TDs.
Fantasy Impact: Despite the cold weather and difficult matchup, Peyton led the Broncos to 39 points and the victory. He's a QB1 the rest of the season but faces a difficult, divisional matchup at Arrowhead (Chiefs) next week, where Tom Brady and Pats were shut down earlier this season.
By Patrick Johnson, Broncos Correspondent, Sun, Nov 16th 10:28pm EST
Peyton Manning went 34 of 54 for 389 yards, 1 TD and 2 INTs. The stat line doesn't tell the full story as the Rams played fast and physical on defense, hit Peyton often, and even knocked Emmanuel Sanders out of the game with a concussion. Julius Thomas also left early with an ankle injury.
Fantasy Impact: Manning's high passing yardage salvaged his fantasy day as a middling QB1, but no one saw this upset coming. Peyton Manning was held to only seven points, which marks the lowest output in his Bronco career. He faces a similarly disruptive defense next week versus the Dolphins. Peyton's upside will hinge on the health of Julius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders, so monitor their status this week.
By Patrick Johnson, Broncos Correspondent, Fri, Nov 14th 12:45pm EST
Peyton Manning has not disappointed in 2014 after coming off a historic 2013 campaign. Through nine games, Manning is on pace to throw for 5176 yards, 51 TDs, and only 12 picks. This Sunday, Peyton will face a young, inconsistent secondary in St. Louis; the Rams defense is yielding 7.92 yards per attempt (YPA) to opposing signal callers on the year, which ranks 29th in the NFL. Conversely, Peyton Manning is averaging 8.2 YPA, a figure that ranks 3rd amongst QBs.
Fantasy Impact: He has a favorable matchup on the road in the dome this week, but the Rams are notorious for pressuring the QB. Expect a lot of quick, intermediate throws like we saw last week against the Raiders. Peyton is the expert consensus #1 QB for week 11.
By Patrick Johnson, Broncos Correspondent, Mon, Nov 3rd 10:26am EST
Despite being blown out on the road, Peyton completed 34 of 57 passes for 438 yards, two TDs and two INTs. The Broncos played from behind most of the game after a first half INT and a Julian Edelman punt return TD.
Fantasy Impact: Although the game got out of hand early, Peyton put up solid QB1 stats. Expect Manning and company to get back on track in week 10 against the winless Raiders.
By Patrick Johnson, Broncos Correspondent, Fri, Oct 24th 3:18pm EDT
Peyton Manning carved up the Chargers' secondary all night long. Emmanuel Sanders was his preferred WR and caught all 3 receiving TDs. Demaryius Thoma was also heavily involved and racked up a 8/105/0 stat line.
Fantasy Impact: Manning and Andrew Luck remain two of the only consistent, top fantasy QBs each week. The Broncos travel to Foxboro to face the Patriots after their mini-bye. The Pats boast one the top pass D's in the league, which will put a damper on Manning's fantasy ceiling. Nonetheless, he's still a rock solid QB1, and if you have him, you're starting him.
By Patrick Johnson, Broncos Correspondent, Mon, Oct 20th 3:56pm EDT
Peyton Manning broke the career NFL TD record, previously held by Brett Favre, when he threw his third TD on Sunday Night Football. Peyton carved up the 49ers secondary completing 22 of 26 passes for 318 yards and 4 TDs despite resting in the 4th quarter.
Fantasy Impact: Peyton, again, lived up to his elite QB1 status. The offense is highly efficient at the mid-season mark, and everyone involved is deriving fantasy value. Manning and Broncos host the Chargers Thursday night on a short week. Obviously, there's no decision at QB for Manning owners. He's locked in as a QB1 each week, and against an average Charger Defense, he'll be a high-end QB1 in week 8.
By Patrick Johnson, Broncos Correspondent, Mon, Oct 13th 12:55pm EDT
Peyton Manning completed 22 of 33 passes for 237 yards and 3 TDs. The Jets pressured Manning early and often, which limited his production. However on the whole, Manning still managed to lead Broncos to victory and produce a solid QB1 fantasy day.
Fantasy Impact: The Broncos host the 49ers next Sunday night, and Peyton will be locked in as a QB1 against an average Niners secondary.
By Patrick Johnson, Broncos Correspondent, Mon, Sep 22nd 8:53pm EDT
Peyton Manning led a heroic two-minute drill to tie the game at the end of regulation, despite ultimately losing in overtime. Manning completed 31 of 49 passes for 303 yards, 2 TDs and 1 INT.
Fantasy Impact: Despite a brutal matchup on the road in Seattle, Manning gritted his way to a productive fantasy performance. He remains atop the QB1 tier but has a bye coming up in Week 4.
By Patrick Johnson, Broncos Correspondent, Mon, Sep 15th 9:43pm EDT
Peyton Manning completed 21 of 26 passes for 242 yards and 3 red zone TDs Sunday against Kansas City. Though not on pace to match last year's record setting pace, Manning is locked in as an every week QB1.
Fantasy Impact: The Broncos travel to Seattle in week 3, so expectations for Manning's fantasy production should be tempered. Peyton will be a mid range QB1 next week in the hostile Seattle environment.
By Steve Painter, Broncos Correspondent, Thu, Sep 4th 9:50am EDT
Peyton Manning is projected to have 346 passing yards on 40 attempts this week against the Colts. (Source: FantasyPros)
Fantasy Impact: Here we go. Peyton is arguably the best passer in the NFL and he has the receivers and the blocking to make special things happen this season. His leadership is invaluable to a team that has sights on the Super Bowl and coming away with the trophy this year. He is healthy and is a must start, every week, in all formats.
By Steve Painter, Broncos Correspondent, Sat, Aug 23rd 11:57pm EDT
Peyton Manning had a big night against the Texans, going 21-27 for 243 yards, two touchdowns and 1 interception.
Fantasy Impact: There are several quarterbacks who might have good fantasy years, but Manning may lead the way, as he has the resources to score massive points during the 2014 campaign.
By Steve Painter, Broncos Correspondent, Thu, Aug 7th 2:16pm EDT
Peyton Manning has more pop on the balls he throws and has better offensive targets to start the 2014 campaign. (Source: ESPN
Fantasy Impact: Manning is 18 TD's away from setting the league career record, and there will be no regression as his march continues into immortality. His throws have more zip on them then last year and he is committed to winning at Denver.
The offensive line has improved with Orlando Franklin moving inside to the guard position and Emmanuel Sanders, a new addition this year, adds to the targets that Manning has at his disposal. Sanders should have a career type year in this offense.
One would think that regression would be apparent at this point in his career, but Manning is other-worldly and shows no movement toward that end. Fantasy drafters should feel comfortable in selecting him to lead their team to victory this year.
ProFootballTalk | Dec 19th
Mike Florio and U-T San Diego’s Chargers Insider Kevin Acee talk about the team’s playoff hopes and several injuries to key players. Mike then answers viewer questions about Jim Harbaugh’s future in the NFL, Peyton Manning’s status for Sunday and more.
ProFootballTalk | Dec 19th
The Broncos practiced without quarterback Peyton Manning on Thursday as Manning went for treatment on his thigh after stretching with the team. There wasn’t much made of Manning’s absence and it appears there was good reason not to worry. Manning, who was also battling an illness against the Chargers last weekend, is back in drills…
NFL.com | Dec 19th
Peyton Manning appears fine. The Denver Broncos' star quarterback returned to the practice field on Friday after taking an early exit from Thursday's session to receive treatment his right thigh.
CBS Sports | Dec 18th
Is Peyton Manning headed for another bad week? What's the deal with the Falcons receivers? Dave Richard sets you up for success in Week 16 with his Fantasy Cheat Sheet.
ProFootballTalk | Dec 18th
Some people might worry about overconfidence on a defense that’s coming off a shutout, but it doesn’t look like it will be a problem for the Bengals this weekend. Safety George Iloka was asked Thursday what the team could carry over from their 30-0 win against the Browns and scoffed at the premise of the…
NFL.com | Dec 18th
Peyton Manning wasn't long for Thursday's Broncos practice. Denver's star quarterback left the field to receive treatment on his right thigh after stretching and going through the walk-through.
Rotoworld | Dec 18th
Peyton Manning (thigh) was given a day of rest on Thursday.
ProFootballTalk | Dec 18th
The Broncos have downplayed it, but Peyton Manning’s injury is at least significant enough to keep him off the practice field. According to Mike Klis of the Denver Post, Manning went through stretching with his teammates before practice, then went indoors to get treatment on his injured thigh. It’s likely no cause for panic (Who…
ESPN | Dec 18th
Christopher Harris and Field Yates talk about the impact of Jay Cutler getting benched, if you should dare to sit Peyton Manning in your finals and mo...
FantasySharks | Dec 18th
Can Peyton Manning get it together against a good
Cincinnati pass defense and help your team to a title? Who are the sleepers out
there who may have a shot to help your team out. David Grey will examine all
the matchups in this week’s edition of “The Grey Report,” because, “Not All
Matchups are Black and White.”
ESPN | Dec 17th
Coming off three straight subpar fantasy games, can you sit Peyton Manning for your title game?
ESPN | Dec 17th
Matthew Berry and Nate Ravitz discuss Colt McCoy heading to the IR and if you should bench Peyton Manning in light of his recent struggles. Plus, a ve...
ESPN | Dec 15th
Matthew Berry discusses whether Peyton Manning and Josh Gordon are worth starting this week after disappointing performances in Week 15.
CBS Sports | Dec 8th
Some of the biggest Fantasy stars came up very short on Sunday, namely Peyton Manning and Drew Brees. Our Dave Richard shares his thoughts on Week 14 in his Fantasy Rewind.
ESPN | Dec 2nd
Matthew Berry ranks 200 players for Week 14 of the fantasy football season, the playoffs, where even Peyton Manning is not a "no-brainer" as a starter.
Yahoo! Sports | Oct 31st
On the eve of their sixteenth meeting, let's have some fun with the longtime rivalry between Peyton Manning and Tom Brady. Picking through the numbers:
-- Brady has a 10-5 edge in the earlier meetings (though it's 2-2 in the playoffs). The Patriots are 8-4 against the Manning-led Colts, and 2-1 against the Manning-piloted Broncos.
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The Fake Football | Oct 25th
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