Peyton Manning | QB | Denver Broncos
Posted: 11/16/2013 12:24am et
Denver Broncos interim head coach Jack Del Rio said Friday, Nov. 15, that QB Peyton Manning (ankle) is 'definite' for the Week 11 showdown against the Kansas City Chiefs. 'They don't have a definite category on there, or I would check it off,' Del Rio said. 'He's ready to go, and as a team we're ready to go.'
Huddle Up: Manning is dealing with a couple of sore ankles but he's good to go for Sunday's big tilt against the Chiefs. Fantasy owners don't need to worry.
Posted: 11/15/2013 5:04pm et
Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning (ankle) practiced in full Friday, Nov. 15, and is probable for Week 11.
Huddle Up: Of course your'e rolling with fantasy's No. 1 QB even with his stiffest test awaiting him Sunday night in the K.C. defense.
Posted: 11/14/2013 4:31pm et
Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning (ankle) participated in practice Thursday, Nov. 14.
Huddle Up: As expected, the NFL's leading passer was back on the field after sitting out Wednesday and it's all systems go for Sunday night barring a late-week setback.
Posted: 11/11/2013 3:28pm et
Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning (ankle) is expected to play in the team's Week 11 showdown against the Kansas City Chiefs after his MRI exam Monday, Nov. 11, showed no new damage to his injured right ankle. Manning was not in a walking boot Monday, according to a player source. The Denver Post's Mike Klis was told by a source that Manning 'absolutely will play Sunday against the Chiefs.'
Huddle Up: Whether this affects his effectiveness will be an interesting question heading into this Sunday. Manning doesn't exactly rely on his mobility, but it could affect his accuracy if his footwork is affected. And that Kansas City pass rush might feast on that Denver offensive line.
Posted: 11/10/2013 11:39pm et
Updating a previous report, Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning (ankle) took a shot late in the Week 10 game against the San Diego Chargers, and appeared to be gimpy, although he stayed in the game and finished. He said Sunday, Nov. 10, that he will have an MRI Monday, Nov. 11, and certainly expects to play in Week 11 against the Kansas City Chiefs. 'I certainly plan on it,' Manning said.
Huddle Up: Hopefully the MRI doesn't reveal much damage. Manning has a tough matchup next week.
Posted: 10/28/2013 1:53pm et
Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning (ankles) said he was sore following the team's Week 8 win over the Washington Redskins, but that he is alright. 'I'm going to go down on the injury report, starting now, under 'body,' just keep me there, that's what I'm going under,' Manning said. 'I actually felt pretty good out there, felt like I was moving around, felt like I was able to move in the pocket a little bit and see some things and felt good out there. The bye week is coming at a good time for a lot of people physically, me as well.' He finished with 354 yards passing, four touchdowns and three interceptions in the game.
Huddle Up: Never bench Peyton Manning.
Posted: 10/24/2013 4:23pm et
Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning (ankle) was on the practice field Thursday, Oct. 24, throwing passes.
Huddle Up: Breathe, Manning owners, breathe . . . fantasy's top player was back in action after missing a rare practice with what was deemed a minor ankle injury and appears to be fully back on schedule to play Sunday.
Posted: 10/23/2013 2:36pm et
Updating a previous report, Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning (ankle) is dealing with a minor ankle injury and is expected to practice Thursday, Oct. 24.
Huddle Up: Breathe a sigh of relief, Manning owners. He should be fine.
Posted: 9/24/2013 6:52pm et
Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning became the first quarterback in NFL history to throw 12 touchdown passes in the first three games of the season after putting up an 86.5 completion percentage in the Week 3 win over the Oakland Raiders Monday, Sept. 23. The Broncos have scored 127 points and put up 1,460 yards in three weeks, which are the second- and fourth-best marks in NFL history. Manning was 32-for-37 for 374 yards and three touchdowns against the Raiders.
Huddle Up: Manning is only player with more than 100 fantasy points (104) through 3 weeks, and those who waited on a QB and wound up landing Manning in the 4th or 5th round likely have started strong in their leagues.
Posted: 9/24/2013 12:19am et
Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning completed 32-of-37 passes for 374 yards and 3 touchdowns Monday, Sept. 23 in a 37-21 win over the Oakland Raiders.
Huddle Up: Manning now has a league-leading and NFL 3-game-record 12 TD passes with no picks as the Denver offensive machine continued to roll. There was concern with the Broncos playing their first game without injured LT Ryan Clady against a team that entered the game with a league-leading 9 sacks, but Manning was brought down only once and hit only one other time while compiling a 135.8 QB rating.
Posted: 9/6/2013 1:04am et
Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning threw for 462 yards and an NFL-record-tying 7 TDs Thursday, Sept. 5 in the team's 49-27 win over the Baltimore Ravens.
Huddle Up: Big fantasy things were expected from Manning and his embarrassment of pass- catching riches, but opening the season with one of the best fantasy performances of all time (51 points, Huddle Performance scoring) against the defending Super Bowl champs is simply off the charts and condolences if you were facing the QB in a fantasy matchup out of the gate. WRs Wes Welker and Demaryius Thomas and TE Julius Thomas hauled in 2 TDs apiece while No. 4 wideout Andre Caldwell had the other. All that's left to say is . . . wow.
Posted: 6/28/2013 12:25pm et
Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning said he has studied the New England Patriots' offense to discover what worked well for WR Wes Welker. "There's certain pass patterns and certain things that he's done so well for so long, you'd be crazy not to copy some of those and bring those to your offense," Manning said.
Huddle Up: Makes sense to bring in a guy and then have him do what he's been doing so well. It's also an indication that the Broncos and Manning will do what they need to to accommodate Welker rather than attempt to shoehorn him into the current Demaryius Thomas/Eric Decker arrangement. Three significant weapons in the Denver passing game; shades of Manning's monster 2004 with Reggie Wayne, Marvin Harrison, and Brandon Stokley in Indianapolis.
Posted: 5/31/2013 11:17am et
Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning has been working with RB Montee Ball after organized team activities and said Ball has been learning the playbook. Manning said the team will be counting on Ball a lot this season. "We're just kind of going through plays, going through games, getting him comfortable hearing audibles at the line of scrimmage. Because we are going to count on him in a big way this year," Manning said. "He's a rookie, but [head coach John Fox] isn't going to bring him along slowly."
Huddle Up: If you needed any further hints that Ball is at the fore of the Broncos' backfield plans, know that Manning isn't putting in extra time with a rookie just because he's a nice guy.
Posted: 5/30/2013 5:28pm et
Denver Broncos WR Eric Decker said QB Peyton Manning has more 'zip' on his passes this year. 'I think (the ball) coming to you quicker can be his reads and comfort level with the receivers, too,' Decker said. 'But I think some of those throws that he fits in the holes, you feel a little more zip on it and he is getting it to you quicker.'
Huddle Up: Manning is 37 but he is another year removed from his 4 neck procedures so it's no real surprise that his fastballs have a little more zip.
Posted: 5/17/2013 10:20am et
Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning signed a "renegotiated" contract, but sources with knowledge of the deal said the new terms don't change his compensation. The contract, according to the source, adds an insurance clause, which reflects that the team has purchased an insurance policy in the event Manning suffers a serious injury. The insurance would both compensate the Broncos and provide a cap credit in the event Manning can't play. Manning will earn $40 million guaranteed over the next two seasons, in $20 million chunks for 2013 and 2014, respectively. The Broncos can avoid the $20 million payment in 2014 only if Manning suffers injury to the same area of his neck that kept him from playing in 2011.
Huddle Up: Manning looked plenty healthy last year, but it's a shrewd move by the Broncos to insure themselves against re-injury. Can fantasy owners who draft Manning get a similar deal?
Posted: 4/21/2013 10:16pm et
The Denver Broncos are poised to use one of their picks in the 2013 NFL Draft, likely a third-day pick in the draft weekend, on a quarterback. Executive vice president of football operations John Elway wants three quarterbacks on the depth chart with QB Peyton Manning in a meeting room with two young, developmental players.
Huddle Up: The Broncos already have who they believe is their QB of the future in 2012 second-round pick Brock Osweiler, but they just recently released veteran Caleb Hanie clearing the way for a mid- to late-round QB addition.
Posted: 4/16/2013 12:34am et
Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning is excited to be working with WR Wes Welker. "Certainly he's made a lot of plays in New England," Manning said. "He's been great in the red zone. You've seen him catch a lot of touchdowns from Tom [Brady]. The two of them have had great timing -- and that developed over time as well. I don't think you can just say, 'Hey, we're going to have that right away.' It's going to take time. Of course, you want to try to get on the same page as quickly as possible. It was important to start the workouts we got in last week and use these what we call Phase One and Phase Two and minicamps and OTAs and training camp -- every repetition with him will be important. I think he provides some unique things. He has unbelievable quickness, he's excellent with the ball in his hands on those little screen passes. You've seen him get upfield quickly, and I've always thought he's had a nose for the end zone."
Huddle Up: Go ahead and start salivating about what Manning and Welker can do in the Broncos' offense. Welker will take a bite out of the tight end numbers and Eric Decker's numbers, but don't forget that Manning produced three 1,000-yard, 10-TD receivers in a season in Indy with Brandon Stokley working the slot.
Posted: 4/14/2013 11:47pm et
Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning said he is feeling better than he did at this time last offseason but is not where he was before he underwent surgery. 'Obviously, I still can perform kind of status quo, but I still have hopes and (am) determined to try to seek some more improvement. But, yeah, I'm certainly better than I was last year. But I'm still not quite where I was before I was injured,' Manning said.
Huddle Up: This improvement -- and the addition of slot WR Wes Welker -- likely portends a return to the fantasy-QB top five for Manning after a solid sixth-place finish a year ago.
Posted: 4/11/2013 12:18pm et
Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning worked out with WRs Wes Welker, Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker at Duke University Wednesday, April 10. Duke coach David Cutcliffe worked with them.
Huddle Up: How the Broncos' pass distribution works out during the season will affect many a fantasy owner as Welker, Thomas and Decker combined for 297 receptions last season. If all 3 WRs play the majority of the season, expect the number of catches for each to dip slightly, but there still should be plenty of production to go around.
Posted: 2/21/2013 10:28pm et
Denver Broncos head coach John Fox said he believes QB Peyton Manning will improve his play next season because he will be healthier than he was in 2012.
Huddle Up: Coming out and throwing for 4,659 yards and 37 TDs with a new team following a year off and 4 neck surgeries was quite impressive. Expectations of an improved version will put Peyton in some elite company come fantasy drafts this summer.
Posted: 2/16/2013 10:19pm et
If the Denver Broncos decide to make a big splash in the offseason, the wide receiver position is where the team could spend significant money. With his career winding down, QB Peyton Manning would like another big weapon to throw to. New England Patriots impending free-agent WR Wes Welker is an option, as could Pittsburgh Steelers impending free-agent WR Mike Wallace. The team could also attempt to trade for Minnesota Vikings WR Percy Harvin.
Huddle Up: While Manning might enjoy adding Welker or Harvin alongside Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker, it would be a fantasy bummer with three talented receivers all drinking from the same cup. Then again, Manning has produced a season where three receivers all topped 1,000 yards and scored at least 10 touchdowns. Can't he just settle for Austin Collie in the slot and keep feeding Thomas and Decker?
Posted: 2/3/2013 12:51pm et
Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning said he is not sure whether he will continue to a wear a glove on his right hand in 2013 as he did at the end of the season. Manning wore the glove to help grip the football, the result of his multiple neck surgeries. 'It's hard to say. It's something that I've had to make a number of adjustments coming off this injury,' Manning said. 'That's just been part of it. That's certainly been one of them amongst other things that I have to do.'
Huddle Up: Manning remains in arecovery phase with the nerves in his neck still regenerating, and the QB will now have the offseason to chart any progress.
Posted: 2/2/2013 9:32pm et
Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning has won the 2012 Comeback Player of the Year.
Huddle Up: View this as Peyton's consolation prize for not winning MVP, though considering he sat out all of last season and had multiple surgeries to his neck it is certainly a well-deserved honor.
Posted: 1/24/2013 12:30pm et
Denver Broncos CB Champ Bailey said QB Peyton Manning talked with the players from the AFC and NFC Tuesday, Jan. 22, in an attempt to try to make the Pro Bowl more competitive. '(Manning's talk) meant a lot because I think we do get over here and get relaxed,' Bailey said. 'The sense of urgency leading up to the game isn't there. It takes something like that to get you going, to understand the importance of it. I get it. We should play hard.' The AFC team is expected to practice harder this week to get ready for the game. Manning said the play in the last two Pro Bowl has been unacceptable which is why NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is considering getting rid of the game.
Huddle Up: Getting selected to the Pro Bowl -- and earning some big-$$$ incentives -- is one thing for players; putting your livelihood and health on the line in a meaningless exhibition is another. That in a nutshell is the crux of the problem facing commish Roger Goodell and the NFL these days, and it's hard to envision the Pro Bowl existing in its current form much longer.
Posted: 1/15/2013 8:54pm et
Denver Broncos president John Elway said the team plans on picking up QB Peyton Manning's option for the next two seasons, which would pay him $40 million over the next two years. Manning must first pass a physical this winter to be guaranteed the money. 'I don't think he's going anywhere,' owner Pat Bowlen said. 'I got more than I expected.'
Huddle Up: With Manning turning 37 in March, he's obviously closer to the end than the beginning, but this is your no-duh headline of the day ...
Posted: 1/13/2013 1:28pm et
Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning went 28-for-43 for 290 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions against the Baltimore Ravens in the Divisional Round playoff game.
Huddle Up: Manning also lost a fumble in the game, and, in all, the Ravens converted those 3 turnovers into 17 points in a 38-35 OT win. Manning had an MVP-caliber comeback season after missing the 2011 campaign, but he was one-and-done as a playoff QB for the eighth time in his career.
Posted: 1/10/2013 2:00pm et
Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning has never won a playoff game when the temperature at kickoff is below 40 degrees, losing in the postseason twice at the New England Patriots and at the New York Jets. He threw one touchdown and seven interceptions in those games for a 46.2 passer rating. The high temperature forecast for Denver Saturday, Jan. 12, for the team's playoff game is 20 degrees, with a 20 percent chance of snow.
Huddle Up: That's a chilling stat for those planning to roll with Manning in a playoff fantasy matchup this weekend, but do note that the forecast isn't calling for much wind or precipitation and the veteran QB has successfully played in preparation with his throwing hand in a glove over the past few games.
Posted: 12/27/2012 1:53pm et
Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning is expected to play the entire game in Week 17 as the team attempts to secure a first-round playoff bye and top seed in the AFC.
Huddle Up: There's a chance Manning could be pulled in the second half if the game is in hand against the lowly Chiefs, but if Manning got you this far in the fantasy season now isn't the time to abandon ship.
Posted: 12/22/2012 6:19pm et
Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning has a career 5-0 record against the Cleveland Browns.
Huddle Up: The Broncos keep stacking up wins, but Manning's fantasy owners haven't exactly reaped the benefits of late with the QB throwing only 1 TD in each of the past 2 games. Now he draws the Browns, who rank in the league's bottom half (20th) in terms of the best defenses against opposing fantasy QBs.
Posted: 12/7/2012 12:08am et
Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning completed 26-of-36 passes for 310 yards, a TD and an interception Thursday night in a 26-13 Week 14 win over the Oakland Raiders.
Huddle Up: Manning did eclipse the 300-yard mark for the first time since Week 10 but failed to toss multiple TD passes for only the third time all season as the Broncos managed just 2 TDs in 7 red-zone drives. His TD throw went to TE Joel Dreessen, while WR Eric Decker emerged from a mini-slump to pace the team with 8 catches for 88 yards on 9 targets.
Posted: 12/6/2012 11:13am et
Denver Broncos WR Eric Decker has 56 receptions this season, but just eight over his past three games. QB Peyton Manning went several series without looking for Decker in Week 13.
Huddle Up: Decker's fantasy owners have noticed the drop-off in productivity as Demaryius Thomas continues to prosper. Moreover, slot receivers Brandon Stokley and Jacob Tamme have seen upticks as well. As such Decker has become a riskier fantasy play, though Peyton Manning is throwing enough that there should be enough to go around--especially in a favorable matchup like the one against Oakland.