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Broncos | Peyton Manning to have deal revised?

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 18:12:17 -0800

The Denver Broncos and representatives for QB Peyton Manning are working on revising the veteran's contract, according to multiple league sources. He is scheduled to draw a $19 million salary in 2015 and 2016. Manning has informed the team he intends to keep playing, and the Broncos did not formally interview any quarterbacks at the NFL Combine last week.

Fantasy Tip: Manning started out like a ball of fire last season, but he struggled down the stretch a bit. Still, he should be considered a Top 10 fantasy option at his position heading into 2015. If he his skills have diminished somewhat, he is still better than a third of the other starting quarterbacks in the NFL.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Denver Post - Mike Klis

Broncos | Peyton Manning still undecided

Wed, 18 Feb 2015 16:17:20 -0800

Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning remains undecided on whether he'll return for the 2015 season, according to general manager John Elway. Elway met with Manning a week ago, and Manning expressed that he feels fine physically. Everyone is expecting Manning to return, but there hasn't been a definitive announcement from Manning himself.

Fantasy Tip: All signs so far point to Manning returning, minus a verbal confirmation from his own mouth. Assuming he returns, he should have most of his offensive weapons back. However, he'll be running a slightly different offensive system under Gary Kubiak. We believe that Manning should continue to be serviceable at least as a midrange QB1 in one more season.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Denver Post - Mike Klis

Broncos | Peyton Manning fits well into system

Tue, 17 Feb 2015 19:01:22 -0800

Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning has not decided if he will return in 2015 or not. However, he fits well into the offensive system of new head coach Gary Kubiak. He likes the stretch rushing system that features zone blocking and one-cut running. And he likes play-action passes off that running system, and Manning excels as a play-action ball handler.

Fantasy Tip: Manning has a large contract and cap number, and he is getting a little long in the tooth, but he can still be an effective fantasy option despite some decreasing skills. If he comes back, and it is expected, he remains a Top 10 fantasy option at his position.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Denver Post - Mike Klis

Broncos | Peyton Manning expected back by HC

Tue, 17 Feb 2015 16:23:20 -0800

Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning is expected to return this season by head coach Gary Kubiak. While Manning hasn't officially made a decision, he has told the team that he feels good enough to play in 2015. Kubiak said he doesn't think there's any hold up with Manning's decision and that Manning and general manager John Elway are working through the process.

Fantasy Tip: Most signs point towards Manning returning this season. The Broncos could rely more on RB C.J. Anderson and the running game next year, but Manning is still comfortably in QB1 territory, assuming he comes back.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Denver Post - Mike Klis

Broncos | Questions still surround Peyton Manning

Sat, 14 Feb 2015 11:00:50 -0800

Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning still has questions lingering in light of the fact that he wants to return in 2015. Among those questions include if he'll run head coach Gary Kubiak's offense and if he'll take a pay cut, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Fantasy Tip: The bottom line is that if Manning plays and stays healthy he's still good enough to be a No. 1 fantasy quarterback next season.

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Broncos | Peyton Manning assures coaches he'll return

Fri, 13 Feb 2015 15:07:13 -0800

Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning has assured team officials, including general manager John Elway, that he's physically and mentally ready to return for another season, according to league and team sources. Manning had a comprehensive evaluation from performance manager and trainer Mackie Shilstone the past couple of weeks in New Orleans. Shilstone gave Manning a strong assessment based on workouts and tests. The quadriceps injury that Manning dealt with late last year is fully healed.

Fantasy Tip: Despite his age and declining physical abilities, Manning is likely to continue producing QB1 numbers in this offense, at least on a matchup basis. If you decide to draft him in this year's fantasy football drafts, it'd be wise to pair him with a strong backup, though.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Chris Mortensen

Broncos | Peyton Manning could free up $9 million

Fri, 13 Feb 2015 07:16:15 -0800

Updating an earlier report, Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning could free up $9.015 million in salary cap space with a simple restructure that doesn't include a pay cut.

Fantasy Tip: Manning would most likely be a top 4-7 quarterback taken in traditional drafts in 2015.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NationalFootballPost.com - Joel Corry

Broncos | Peyton Manning could restructure

Fri, 13 Feb 2015 05:50:13 -0800

Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning may be in talks to restructure his contract and help the team keep its key free agents, according to a league source.

Fantasy Tip: Manning is likely to return next season and should be in that top 4-7 range at the position come draft day.

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Broncos | Peyton Manning meets with John Elway

Thu, 12 Feb 2015 18:23:59 -0800

Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning met with general manager John Elway Thursday, Feb. 12, but was not ready to make an announcement on whether he will play in 2015.

Fantasy Tip: Manning has averaged 43.7 touchdowns in three years with the Broncos, and with a strained quadriceps likely playing a role in his late-season slide, he should still be viewed as one of the top fantasy quarterbacks if he decides to return.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Denver Post - Mike Klis

Broncos | Peyton Manning's decision can wait

Tue, 10 Feb 2015 13:54:15 -0800

Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning is being given all the time he needs to make a decision on whether he'll play in 2015, according to offensive coordinator Rick Dennison. Manning has already begun training in New Orleans and plans to meet with general manager John Elway and others before making his decision.

Fantasy Tip: If Manning has already started training, it sounds like he'll want to return for the 2015 season. If/when he does, he'll still be a top-tier fantasy quarterback despite his struggles later on last season.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Jeff Legwold

Broncos | Peyton Manning to speak with John Elway

Tue, 10 Feb 2015 11:41:33 -0800

Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning wants to speak with general manager John Elway before making an announcement on his intentions for 2015, according to a source. Manning reportedly would like to talk with Elway in the next couple of days.

Fantasy Tip: It sounds like Manning is leaning towards coming back this season, according to previous reports and the fact that he's training already. Assuming he does return, he remains a top-tier fantasy quarterback.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune - Jeff Duncan

Broncos | Peyton Manning planning to return

Tue, 10 Feb 2015 11:37:16 -0800

Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning is training in New Orleans with the intent to play next season, according to a source. Manning has already been evaluated and is expected to begin training this week as he prepares for the offseason.

Fantasy Tip: Manning struggled in the latter half of the 2014 season, partially due to the Broncos' increased efforts in the running game with C.J. Anderson and because of Manning's partially torn quadriceps. He's still a top starting fantasy quarterback, assuming he does return for the 2015 season.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune - Jeff Duncan

Broncos | Von Miller thinks Manning will return

Fri, 06 Feb 2015 09:50:32 -0800

Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning will return to play in 2015, according to LB Von Miller. "We can win a championship with Peyton. I think that's the only thing that matters," Miller said. "What else can I say? I think he's coming back. He said a long time ago that he would stop playing football when he felt like he was hurting a team more than helping a team. There's still so much he can do, so many wonderful things he can do for the Denver Broncos."

Fantasy Tip: Manning is expected to make a final decision on whether he'll return for one more season soon. If he does return, as is expected, he can still deliver you QB1 numbers in the right matchups. It'll be interesting to see what kind of level of production he can reach in an entirely new offense, though.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Denver Post - Troy E. Renck

Broncos | Peyton Manning's decision to come this week?

Mon, 02 Feb 2015 09:22:59 -0800

Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning could decide on whether he'll return for another season this week, according to sources. Manning is confident that he'll work well with new head coach Gary Kubiak, who is ready to fit his offensive scheme to Manning's strengths. Manning is set to have his annual checkup on his surgically repaired neck within 10 days of the start of the new league year, which starts March 10.

Fantasy Tip: It seems as though Manning is leaning toward returning for a final season, but nothing is set in stone yet. If he does return, he'll still likely deliver QB1 numbers, but it may not come at the consistent week-to-week level we've become accustomed to with Manning in the past.

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Broncos | Peyton Manning not worried about physical

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:55:43 -0800

Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning (quadriceps) said he's not worried at all about not passing the physical he's due to take March 1. His $19 million salary for the 2015 season would become guaranteed March 9 if he decides to come back, and he'll have to pass a physical to make sure he's good to go. "I don't see that physical being that significant to tell you the truth as far as that revelation," Manning said. "I feel pretty confident that I would pass that physical and my neck is in good shape."

Fantasy Tip: If Manning doesn't have any worries about his physical status, it sure seems like he'd be willing to return for an 18th season. However, that's still to be determined. If Manning returns, he still has some QB1 value left in him, but it'll be more of a risky proposition than ever before.

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Broncos | Peyton Manning not worried about offense

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:01:47 -0800

Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning said he feels comfortable in almost any offense "aside from the Delaware Blue Hen Wing T." He said that a change to a new offensive philosophy by head coach Gary Kubiak shouldn't be a problem.

Fantasy Tip: If Manning returns for another season, we doubt that he'd find trouble being productive in a new system if he sets his sights to learning it. However, he's unlikely to continue being an elite QB1 as his physical skills deteriorate, including his arm strength, mainly.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Denver Post - Troy E. Renck

Broncos | Peyton Manning's decision may come soon

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 09:43:49 -0800

Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning may make a decision on whether he plans to return for another season in the near future, according to his dad, Archie Manning. Archie thinks his son will make his decision "maybe in the next week or two." "He's given a lot of thought to it," Archie Manning said. "My advice for him is to go through the process, get away a little bit, let your leg heal, give it a lot of thought and decide what you're going to do … (I) think he's taken a good evaluation of where he is physically."

Fantasy Tip: If Manning returns for another season, it'll be very interesting to see what kind of offense new head coach Gary Kubiak will run with No. 18 at the helm. Kubiak will no doubt have to tailor his typical west coast offense to Manning's skillset. In 2015 if Manning returns, due to his physical limitations, he can still be a QB1 in the right matchups, but we shouldn't expect insane numbers like he's put up the last three seasons with Denver.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Jeff Legwold

Broncos | Peyton Manning plans to return

Wed, 21 Jan 2015 07:48:20 -0800

Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning plans to return in 2015, pending the results of his annual physical, according to three sources The Denver Post's Woody Paige trusts. The test results were learned at the beginning of March last season. The team has requested a decision from him by March 9.

Fantasy Tip: Manning would be a high-to-mid QB1 in traditional leagues next season.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Denver Post - Woody Paige

Broncos | Kubiak plans to talk with Peyton Manning

Tue, 20 Jan 2015 14:08:05 -0800

Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning remains unsure of his future with the team, but head coach Gary Kubiak said he plans to sit down with Manning and talk about their relationship moving forward. Kubiak doesn't think the difference in his offensive style will be a big deal if Manning decides to come back for another year. "Well, it's easy to build a playbook for him," Kubiak said. "I mean, he's been the master at it for many, many years, and you're talking about a Hall of Fame player, Hall of Fame person."

Fantasy Tip: Manning is a big question mark this offseason. If he returns, it'll be interesting to see how he meshes with a new offensive scheme around him. Surely, with his aging physical nature and in a new system, fantasy football drafters will be more cautious in selecting him as a bona fide QB1.

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Broncos | Peyton Manning to skip Pro Bowl

Sun, 18 Jan 2015 06:38:05 -0800

Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning (quadriceps) will not play in the 2015 Pro Bowl because of a quadriceps injury.

Fantasy Tip: Manning's future is in question because there appears to be a chance that he could retire this offseason. Owners should monitor the situation until he decides on his future. He will be a No. 1 quarterback if he decides to play in 2015.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Denver Post - Mike Klis

Broncos | DeMarcus Ware thinks Peyton will return

Fri, 16 Jan 2015 11:24:22 -0800

Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning is believed to be leaning toward returning for another season, according to DE DeMarcus Ware. Ware said he has spoken to Manning since the team's divisional round loss to the Indianapolis Colts, and he's confident that Manning will return for another season. "Me and Peyton will always talk back and forth about things. Now he's just looking forward to the next season and how we can get better," Ware said. "I think he'll be back. I feel like he still has a couple years in him."

Fantasy Tip: If Manning returns, he could be running a completely different offense after the team fired John Fox as the head coach. That's something that would likely turn off many fantasy football owners from taking a stab at Manning in his age-39 season. Stay tuned.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: USA TODAY Sports - Lindsay H. Jones

Broncos | John Elway wants Peyton Manning back

Tue, 13 Jan 2015 13:41:26 -0800

Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning will be given time to make up his mind on the future of his playing career, but general manager John Elway would very much like to have him return for the 2015 season and beyond. "Just know how much we want you back, but the thing is for you to take the time and get away from this," Elway said he told Manning. Elway will keep in touch with Manning over the next several weeks, and Manning will be "involved in the process" of finding a new head coach.

Fantasy Tip: Manning's productivity clearly declined rapidly in the second half of the season, but how much of that was related to his torn quadriceps? If he comes back next year, how effective and healthy will he be over a full season? There will be many questions surrounding No. 18 if he returns next year, making him a very shaky QB1 for fantasy football rosters.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Chris Wesseling

Broncos | Peyton Manning confidant says he'll play

Tue, 13 Jan 2015 07:25:50 -0800

Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning will likely play in 2015, according to a source close to Manning. "I think he'll be back," the source said. "He was just emotional after the game because of the disappointment of the loss and everything that went into it. He just needs to take a month off and get away from it all and he'll be fine."

Fantasy Tip: Manning would be one of the last elite QB1 options, or a midrange QB1 in traditional drafts next season.

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Broncos | Peyton Manning decision has target window

Mon, 12 Jan 2015 08:53:15 -0800

Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning's $19 million salary for 2015 becomes guaranteed March 9.

Fantasy Tip: A decision on his playing status for next season should be known by then. Manning would be one of the final elite QB1 options in traditional leagues, or he could fall into the midrange options in drafts.

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Broncos | Peyton Manning doesn't have complete tear

Mon, 12 Jan 2015 08:46:50 -0800

Updating previous reports, Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning (quadriceps) has a strain, and not a complete tear of the right quadriceps muscle, according to sources.

Fantasy Tip: It's not known whether it's a Grade 1-2 strain of the muscle, but this report indicates it was not of the Grade 3 variety. Manning should be viewed as one of the last elite QB options, or first midrange options in traditional league drafts if he returns in 2015.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: CBS 4 Denver - Vic Lombardi

Broncos | Peyton Manning injured Dec. 14

Mon, 12 Jan 2015 08:20:22 -0800

Updating an earlier report, Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning (quadriceps) initially tore the quadriceps Dec. 14 against the San Diego Chargers, according to sources. An MRI confirmed the tear.

Fantasy Tip: Manning would be one of the last elite, or first midrange QB1 options in traditional league drafts if he returns in 2015.

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Broncos | Peyton Manning has torn quadriceps

Mon, 12 Jan 2015 08:05:32 -0800

Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning (quadriceps) played Sunday, Jan. 11, and the final month of the season, with a torn right quadriceps muscle, according to two sources.

Fantasy Tip: Manning's throwing velocity and abilities have been questioned in the aftermath of their loss in the AFC divisional-round playoff game. This information might bode well for a return in 2015. If that's the case, he's one of the last elite, or first mid-range QB1 options in traditional league drafts.

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Broncos | Peyton Manning tanks on lengthy throws

Mon, 12 Jan 2015 07:02:22 -0800

Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning was 2-for-12 on passes that traveled 15 yards or more Sunday, Jan. 11, in the divisional-round playoff loss.

Fantasy Tip: Denver's roster is in major flux with Demaryius Thomas a free agent and several potential changes to the coaching staff. Manning's arm strength really seems to have declined. If he returns next season, he'll be at the end of the elite QB1 conversation.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Colts.com - Kevin Bowen

Broncos | Peyton Manning undecided on future

Sun, 11 Jan 2015 18:05:40 -0800

Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning said he will have to take some time to see how he feels before deciding whether or not he plays next season.

Fantasy Tip: Manning certainly looked broken down during the team's divisional round loss to the Indianapolis Colts, and if he decides to call it a career, the fantasy value of every member of the Denver offense would be significantly altered.

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Broncos | Peyton Manning struggles in loss

Sun, 11 Jan 2015 17:32:04 -0800

Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning completed 26 of his 46 pass attempts and finished with 211 yards and one touchdown in a 24-13 loss to the Indianapolis Colts in the divisional round of the playoffs Sunday, Jan. 11.

Fantasy Tip: Manning looked like a shell of the player that he was just last season, struggling to complete any pass down the field. Add this performance to his struggles in the final weeks of the regular season, and it is fair to question whether his days as an elite quarterback are behind him.

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Colts | Pocket passers have hurt Colts

Fri, 09 Jan 2015 14:17:24 -0800

Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning, Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger, New England Patriots QB Tom Brady and Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo went a combined 99-for-135 for 1,266 yards, 15 touchdowns and only two interceptions against the Indianapolis Colts this year, and the Colts were 0-4 in those games. Indy also sacked those QBs just twice. "You've got to do a great job of mixing things up," Colts head coach Chuck Pagano said. "There's nothing that (Manning) has not seen. Obviously, we know he's going to do his homework and be prepared as well as any quarterback can be prepared. We just got to do a great job of mixing things up."

Fantasy Tip: That bodes well for Manning ($8,900, 17.8% of cap) for this weekend, but a lot has changed for the Broncos since these two teams met back in Week 1. For one, Manning isn't close to full health, and Denver is much more balanced on offense. If the Broncos can successfully run the ball on Indy, they may not need to rely much on the right arm of Manning.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Mike Wells

Broncos | Peyton Manning probable against Colts

Fri, 09 Jan 2015 13:05:27 -0800

Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning (thigh) practiced in full for the third straight day Friday, Jan. 9, and is probable for the divisional round game against the Indianapolis Colts Sunday, Jan. 11.

Fantasy Tip: For the second highest cost at FantasyScore this weekend at $8,900 (17.8% of cap), one has to wonder if Manning can even return profit based on the way he's been playing down the stretch. The bye helped him heal up a bit, but the matchup against the Colts should present the Broncos with plenty of opportunities to chew up clock on the ground, too.

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Broncos | Peyton Manning's numbers trailing off

Thu, 08 Jan 2015 17:45:26 -0800

Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning had just one 300-yard passing game over the final six weeks of the season, and he failed to throw a touchdown in two of his final four games.

Fantasy Tip: The decline in Manning's numbers coincided with a rise in C.J. Anderson's numbers, and while a more balanced offense could be better for the Broncos, it is not better for Manning's fantasy value.

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Broncos | Peyton Manning practicing in full

Thu, 08 Jan 2015 13:22:25 -0800

Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning (thigh) practiced in full for the second straight day Thursday, Jan. 8.

Fantasy Tip: Manning ($8,900, 17.8% of cap) definitely appears to have been helped by the team's bye week, but at the second highest FantasyScore price this weekend against the Indianapolis Colts, he may still find it hard to return value, especially if the Broncos continue to pound the ball on the ground.

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Broncos | Peyton Manning fully practices

Wed, 07 Jan 2015 14:07:18 -0800

Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning (thigh) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Jan. 7.

Fantasy Tip: There is no doubt Manning will play this week, but he may be a risky play in FantasyScore with a price of $8,900. The Broncos could run the ball more against the Indianapolis Colts this week.

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Broncos | Peyton Manning feels fine physically

Wed, 07 Jan 2015 13:55:54 -0800

Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning (thigh) said he feels fine physically heading into the divisional round game against the Indianapolis Colts Sunday, Jan. 11. Manning didn't throw a touchdown pass in two of the team's December games, and he had one four-interception game. He took his usual workload in both of the team's practices this week.

Fantasy Tip: Manning ($8,900, 17.8% of cap) and the Broncos have made a concerted effort to become a much more balanced offense down the stretch, so his drop in production isn't chiefly based on his injury. Regardless, the matchup against the Colts should feature plenty of running for Denver, making it tough for Manning to return value on his hefty FantasyScore price.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Jeff Legwold

Broncos | Peyton Manning struggling in red zone

Wed, 07 Jan 2015 09:46:21 -0800

Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning completed only 39% of his passes in the red zone over the final five weeks of the season, which ranks 30th in the league among quarterbacks. Manning completed 78% of his passes in the red zone in the first 12 weeks of the season, which was the best in the league.

Fantasy Tip: Manning did throw for less than 250 yards in three of his last five games and only threw five touchdowns in the last five games. Julius Thomas missed several games and was limited when he returned, which likely affected Manning's stats in the red zone. Manning may be a risky play on FantasyScore at $8,900 since the team may consider running the ball more against the Indianapolis Colts.

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Broncos | Peyton Manning to have normal workload this week

Tue, 06 Jan 2015 13:18:27 -0800

Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning (thigh) threw in practice Monday, Jan. 5, and he will take his usual workload in practices for the remainder of the week. Manning's thigh injury appears to affect his ability to push off and drive the ball in the team's last two regular season games.

Fantasy Tip: Despite Manning's weaker performances down the stretch as the Broncos moved to more of a running team on offense, he's still the second most expensive player at FantasyScore this weekend at $8,900 (17.8% of cap). The Indianapolis Colts present another excellent opportunity to run and control the clock, too, so Manning's price might be too expensive for our taste.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Jeff Legwold

Broncos | Peyton Manning returns to practice

Mon, 05 Jan 2015 16:13:52 -0800

Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning (thigh) returned to practice Monday, Jan. 5, after receiving two days off last week to receive treatment on his injured thigh. He made all the necessary throws in practice Monday.

Fantasy Tip: Manning and the Broncos are an entirely different team now than when they faced the Indianapolis Colts back in Week 1 when Manning threw for 269 yards and three touchdowns. The Colts can be beaten through the air, but their ground defense is even more vulnerable, making it another potential ground-and-pound game for Denver. That possibility will make Manning a bit risky for what is expected to be a costly FantasyScore salary this weekend.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Denver Post - Troy E. Renck

Broncos | Peyton Manning gets the day off

Tue, 30 Dec 2014 10:18:56 -0800

Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning (thigh) was given a veteran's day off to get treatment for a thigh injury Tuesday, Dec. 30.

Fantasy Tip: This is nothing to be concerned with at this point, and the week off should help Manning get back to full strength. Manning should be ready to go when the team is back in action for the divisional round.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Denver Post - Troy E. Renck

Broncos | Peyton Manning fails to toss TD pass

Sun, 28 Dec 2014 16:58:02 -0800

Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning did not throw a touchdown pass against the Oakland Raiders in Week 17, despite the team scoring 47 points.

Fantasy Tip: Denver has become more reliant on their running game in the past month or so, alleviating Peyton from having to carry the team. Be cautious when using him on FantasyScore in the postseason.

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Broncos | Peyton Manning will play against Oakland

Fri, 26 Dec 2014 15:57:12 -0800

Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning (thigh) practiced in full Friday, Dec. 26, and is probable for Week 17 against the Oakland Raiders.

Fantasy Tip: Manning will play against the Raiders, which is a very nice matchup. With Manning struggling of late, he could be a steal at FantasyScore as a midrange QB2 with your opponents avoiding him altogether.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: DenverBroncos.com - Andrew Mason

Broncos | Peyton Manning takes part in practice

Thu, 25 Dec 2014 15:07:04 -0800

Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning (thigh) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 25.

Fantasy Tip: Manning is coming off a four-interception performance in Week 16, but he should be able to play against the Oakland Raiders this week. Owners can consider Manning as a No. 1 quarterback for Week 17.

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Broncos | Full practice for Peyton Manning

Wed, 24 Dec 2014 15:42:43 -0800

Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning (thigh) was listed as a full participant in practice Wednesday, Dec. 24.

Fantasy Tip: Even though Manning continues to say he's fine physically, it's worth wondering if his thigh ailment played a part in his four-interception Week 16. He has a great matchup against the Oakland Raiders this weekend, so he should be at least a midrange QB1 at FantasyScore.

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Broncos | Peyton Manning not ready to retire

Wed, 24 Dec 2014 14:26:38 -0800

Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning plans to continue playing in 2015. "I have no plans along those lines (of retiring)," Manning added. "I'm enjoying playing, I'm looking forward to Sunday's game and hopefully the game to follow that." He currently leads the league with 39 touchdown passes, and he could become the first quarterback in league history with three seasons of at least 40 touchdown passes if he throws one in Week 17 against the Oakland Raiders. Executive vice president John Elway thinks Manning still "has plenty of great football in him."

Fantasy Tip: Manning is certainly nearing the end of his football career. For fantasy football purposes, he has performed at a high level this year, despite a rough stretch recently. He has a great matchup in Week 17 against the Oakland Raiders, but his recent stretch probably won't have you itching to use him at FantasyScore for $5,555.

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Broncos | Peyton Manning fine physically

Tue, 23 Dec 2014 14:58:22 -0800

Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning said he's fine physically following the team's Week 17 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. In recent weeks, defenses have clogged the middle of the field and forced Manning to take his chances on deep throws down the field, specifically on the sidelines. Manning still leads the league in touchdown throws with 39, but 11 of his 15 interceptions this year have come on the road this year.

Fantasy Tip: Manning ($5,555) returns home to face the Oakland Raiders in Week 17 with a first-round bye on the line. The matchup should help his numbers coming off a four-interception game, but Oakland also presents Denver with the opportunity to run the ball a lot and control the clock. Consider Manning a midrange QB1 at FantasyScore this week.

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Broncos | Peyton Manning looking human

Tue, 23 Dec 2014 10:21:25 -0800

Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning threw four interceptions in the team's Week 16 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals Monday, Dec. 22, and Denver's offense has been inconsistent since losing to the New England Patriots in Week 9. Manning has had a QB rating under 90 only nine times in 47 games since joining the team in 2012, and five of those games have come in the last eight weeks. Manning was confused the Cincinnati's defense for most of the first half and often wasn't on the same page with his receivers. Denver's offensive line has had protection issues of late, as well, causing Manning to often make hurried, panicked throws.

Fantasy Tip: Manning ($5,555) is still one of the better quarterbacks in the league, but he may be slowing down as he reaches the end of his career. Even with a fine matchup against the Oakland Raiders in Week 17, you have to question if he'll put up the points to help you win in daily leagues. It could be another contest that'll feature plenty of running from the Broncos.

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Broncos | Peyton Manning active for MNF

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:07:07 -0800

Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning (thigh) is active for the Week 16 game against the Cincinnati Bengals Monday, Dec. 22.

Fantasy Tip: Manning should have a strong fantasy showing against the Bengals pass defense, which is ranked in the middle of the pack in the NFL.

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Broncos | Peyton Manning takes normal snaps

Sat, 20 Dec 2014 11:25:03 -0800

Updating a previous report, Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning (thigh) took a similar amount of snaps Saturday, Dec. 20, as he has all season, according to head coach John Fox, before being listed as questionable for Monday night's game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Fantasy Tip: Manning ($8,800) will probably still play this week despite the questionable designation. However, he's not the best play at quarterback on FantasyScore as Cincinnati has only allowed 14 touchdowns to quarterbacks this year -- one per game.

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Broncos | Peyton Manning questionable

Sat, 20 Dec 2014 10:56:55 -0800

Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning (thigh) is officially listed as questionable for Monday night's game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Fantasy Tip: It's highly unlikely that Manning would sit in a game with playoff implications. He'll also have an extra day to rest and rehabilitate. That being said, the Broncos could once again focus on the running game as the Bengals have been atrocious against the run this year. Manning ($8,800) may not be the best option at quarterback at such a steep price on FantasyScore.

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