Fantasy Football – NFL Preview – Denver Broncos
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The Denver Broncos have dominated the AFC West for the last four years, under head coach John Fox. Fox is now a member of the Chicago Bears. His replacement, Gary Kubiak, will bring a totally different personality to the team. It will be interesting how Manning and the Broncos performs under his instructions.
Cash Draft Offensive analysis
QB Peyton Manning isn’t what he used to be, but he is still among the top 5 quarterbacks this year. He’s one of the best play action passer in the league, but the art of running has always eluded him. Last year, he has collected 395 completions for 4727 yards and 39 touchdowns with 15 interceptions. His numbers started to drop a little bit in the latter part of the season. Manning will need all the help he can get from his offensive line again this year. The problem is that they’ve lost their best linesman OT Ryan Clady for the season.
RB C.J. Anderson took charge of the back end in the second half of last season. He ran for 849 yards and also caught another 34 passes for 324 yards. Anderson had a total of 10 touchdowns in 2014. The 2013 undrafted free agent was the first Broncos running back to have two games in a season with more than 150 rushing yards, since 2004.
Peyton Manning’s favorite target, Wes Welker, is no longer with the club. That means that both WR’s Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders will battle it out to be in Manning’s bubble. Thomas has just signed a lucrative contract, after accumulating 111 receptions for 1619 yards and 11 touchdown. While Sanders had a breakout season with 101 receptions for 1404 yards and 9 touchdown. He was also a solid rusher, acquiring 8 carries 44 yards (5.5 yards per game). They are probably the best combo of receivers in the NFL this year.
TE Owen Daniels has played under coach Kubiak since 2006, and has got consistent numbers every year when he’s not injured. So there is good chemistry there, and that could reflect onto this year. Daniels had 48 receptions for 527 yards and 4 touchdowns. Manning has a tendency to use is tight ends more often than not. This season could be Daniels best yet.
Cash Draft Defensive analysis
DE Derek Wolfe will be missing the first four weeks of action because of performance enhancing drugs. His absence weakens the left side a little. DE Antonio Smith, who has been solid in a weak Oakland defense last year, will take his place. DT Malik Jackson will be a threat from the right side. He had 42 combined tackle last year.
OLB Von Miller will be a force to be wrecking with at 26 year-old. He has 49 sacks already in his 4 year NFL career. The other outside linebacker spot will go to veteran DeMarcus Ware. He is not the same player he was in Dallas. But with 10 sacks last year, he’s still a threat.
Chris Harris Jr leads a very good corner back group with Aquib Talib and Bradley Roby. Both Harris and Talib had their ticket to the pro bowl last year. SS T.J. Ward who also participated to the pro bowl will be back in this excellent secondary squad.
Fantasy Football Outlook
The Broncos may have a few holes here and there, but they still looks great to win the AFC West division… as long as Manning stays healthy, of course. If Manning gets injured or shows signs of his age, then it could spell trouble for Denver with no good backup to rely on. And with Ryan Clady missing the first few weeks, it will allow opposing team easier access to sack and hurt the 39 year-old.