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Matchup means nothing for Peyton Manning
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
|(10/20/14) It's not like any Fantasy owners were debating whether or not to start Peyton Manning in Week 7, but a few probably had at least some minor concerns about the way he'd perform against a 49ers defense that entered the day ranked second against the pass.
And he reminded them few why he's the last thing they should worry about.
You don't set the career record for passing touchdowns by shrinking against the tougher opponents. It's not like this 49ers defense is something historically good. This Broncos offense, and certainly Manning himself, is. He hasn't gone without a touchdown pass in a game since 2010, and he's had less than two only once in the last two seasons. Maybe the four touchdown passes he had Sunday would have been too much to ask of him, but given how consistently he's done it over his career, two should be the minimum expectation for him every week, regardless of his opponent. And you'd never sit an assured two touchdowns.
Of course, this advice is probably less useful in traditional Fantasy Football leagues (since again, no one was actually sitting Manning) than weekly contests like FanDuel and the like. Manning will always cost you a pretty penny, but you won't find a safer bet either. He may have unfavorable matchups against the third-ranked Chargers pass defense in Week 8 and the first-ranked Patriots pass defense in Week 9, but don't let that scare you away from him.
Broncos QB Peyton Manning has touchdown trifecta in win
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(10/12/14) Broncos explosive quarterback Peyton Manning didn't enjoy one of his typical big-yard blowouts Sunday against the host Jets, but he was plenty efficient in yet another victory.
Manning completed 22 of 33 passes for 237 yards and three touchdowns to the Thomases - two to Julius and one to Demaryius. He began his afternoon with a 54-yard pass-and-catch to the latter and threw two scoring strikes in the second quarter to give his team control. He added a 4-yard touchdown to Julius Thomas midway through the third quarter before his team staved off a comeback.
The veteran threw just 13 passes in the second half for 64 yards as the Broncos stayed mostly on the ground.
Manning and the Broncos will host San Francisco next Sunday.
Peyton Manning distances himself from the pack
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
|(10/6/14) Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning did more than just set a career high when he threw for 479 yards and four touchdowns Week 5 against Arizona. He also confirmed that he's far and away the best quarterback in Fantasy.
It wasn't so clear coming into the season. He was drafted first at the position, yes, but not so far ahead of Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers. But with Brees stuck on two touchdown passes every week, and Rodgers (along with others like Matt Ryan and Andrew Luck) plagued by inconsistency, Manning has only widened the gap at the top.
Coming into the season, there was some debate about whether or not he really deserved a first-round pick, but as the clear standout at the highest-scoring position in Fantasy, he's pretty much ended that debate. Be thankful for what you have in him.
Broncos' Peyton Manning hits new career-high
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(10/5/14) Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning reached a new career-high Week 5.
Manning threw for 479 yards against Arizona, which is a career-best for him. He acheived that by completing 31 of 47 passes. He also added four touchdowns for good measure. Manning's first touchdown of the game was the 500th of his career, so it was an impressive day all-around for the superstar.
Manning did throw two interceptions during the contest. He also had two rushing attempts, but didn't gain any yards. Much of Manning's success can be attributed to Demaryius Thomas, who had 226 receiving yards on the day.
Manning will look for more Week 6 against the Jets.
Peyton Manning cracks 300-yard mark in overtime loss to Seattle
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(9/21/14) Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning surpassed the 300-yard mark in a Week 3 overtime loss to the Seahawks in Seattle.
Manning scored on a 3-yard shovel pass to Julius Thomas in the third quarter but was intercepted late in the fourth quarter by Kam Chancellor. He bounced back and orchestrated a six-play, 80-yard drive capped off by a 26-yard strike in the end zone to Jacob Tamme with 41 seconds remaining to send the game to overtime.
Manning compiled 303 yards through the air while completing 31 of 49 passes. He added two touchdowns and one interception, registering a 85.7 passer rating. He was sacked once in a 26-20 defeat.
Manning has 814 passing yards, with eight touchdowns and one interception through three weeks. The Broncos will have a bye before hosting the Cardinals in Week 5.