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Peyton Manning | QB | Denver Broncos
Posted: 3/3/2014 2:21pm et
Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning (neck) was fully cleared for the 2014 season by a doctor after having his neck examined Monday, March 3.
Huddle Up: It's a stipulation of Manning's contract that he have the annual exam. With no red flags, he'll be back under center to pile up yardage and scores in 2014.

Posted: 3/3/2014 1:18am et
Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning will undergo his postseason exam on his neck Monday, March 3. He already passed his exit physical after the Super Bowl.
Huddle Up: Fantasy's highest-scoring player in 2013 will turn 38 later this month, but everything is expected to check out just fine three years removed now from his neck procedures.

Posted: 2/22/2014 8:53pm et
Denver Broncos general manager John Elway said the team will not need to ask QB Peyton Manning to restructure his contract because they have enough salary cap space to afford his salary. Manning is scheduled to make $20 million next season if his neck checked out medically.
Huddle Up: The Broncos appear to have the ability to squeeze Peyton's sizeable deal under the newly-increased salary cap, so they won't have to ask him to rework his deal--though that could change if Manning wants to keep Eric Decker around.

Posted: 2/4/2014 4:40pm et
Seattle Seahawks CB Richard Sherman claimed the team cracked the Denver Broncos' offense and figured out some of QB Peyton Manning's signals. 'All we did was play situational football,' Sherman said. 'We knew what route concepts they liked on different downs, so we jumped all the routes. Then we figured out the hand signals for a few of the route audibles in the first half.'
Huddle Up: Whatever the case, the Seahawks appeared to get a little more out of the 2-week Super Bowl prep period than the Broncos.

Posted: 2/2/2014 11:45pm et
Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning completed a Super Bowl-record 34 passes in 49 attempts for 280 yards, a TD and 2 interceptions Sunday, Feb. 2 in the 43-9 Super Bowl loss to the Seattle Seahawks.
Huddle Up: It was the hollowest of records for Manning, whose season for the books ended with a devastating thud against the swarming, turnover- hungry Seahawks. Manning didn't a get much help from his overwhelmed offensive line or running game, but the top takeaway from this non- competitive game is that dominating defense still has a prominent place, even in today's offensive-oriented NFL.

Posted: 2/2/2014 4:35pm et
Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning is 12 years, 250 days older than Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson. That is the largest age difference between starting quarterbacks in Super Bowl history.
Huddle Up: Manning, of course, had the far better fantasy year with 165 more Huddle Performance points than his Seattle counterpart, but as far as Sunday's outcome is concerned, QBs will no prior Super Bowl experience are actually 4-2 in the Big Game vs. QBs who have previously won in the last 14 years.

Posted: 1/30/2014 1:27pm et
The Super Bowl XLVIII weather forecast keeps getting better by the day, As of now, the high for Sunday is expected to be 46 degrees in East Rutherford, N.J., which likely means the game will at least kick off in the 40s. The low for the day will be 26. Winds are expected to be mild between 6-8 mph.
Huddle Up: This affects Manning the most, and the 37-year-old QB particularly has to like the relatively calm wind forecast in the notoriously breezy Meadowlands. In short, it looks like the Big Game might actually remain in its Sunday timeslot after all.

Posted: 1/28/2014 2:20pm et
Denver Broncos president John Elway said he expects QB Peyton Manning to return for at least another season even if the team wins Super Bowl XLVIII against the Seattle Seahawks. 'I'm sure hopeful he's not going to (retire),' Elway said Tuesday, Jan. 28 during Super Bowl Media Day. 'I'd be very, very surprised if he walked away. I think he wants to walk away with every record that was ever put in the record books as far as offensive football or quarterbacking. So I think he's got a lot of football left in him.'
Huddle Up: Yeah, Manning will turn 38 in March, but after an NFL single-season record 55 TD passes, 5,477 yards and a Super Bowl appearance, Manning's career path doesn't exactly seem to be trending downward at the moment.

Posted: 1/26/2014 11:08pm et
Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning said he wants to continue playing past this season.
Huddle Up: Manning is on top of his game -- and it's a celebral game isn't as prone to the rigors of advancing age -- so expect another season or 2 of "Omahas."

Posted: 1/19/2014 10:52pm et
Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning was 32-for-43 for 400 yards and two touchdowns in the AFC Championship Game to propel the team to the Super Bowl.
Huddle Up: Fantasy's top player during the regular season hasn't let up in the postseason with 630 yards and 4 TDs in 2 playoff games. Seattle's top-ranked pass defense presents the toughest hurdle of the season, though, in 2 weeks.

Posted: 1/13/2014 2:28pm et
Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning (neck) will have an offseason exam on his surgically repaired neck in March, which will determine his future. If the exam reveals his neck is stable, he'll return for the 2014 season. If there's an increased risk of injury, Manning may decide to retire.
Huddle Up: Certainly the potential for a Manning retirement throws the dynasty fantasy value of the entire Broncos' receiving corps into question. For the moment, however, Manning is more concerned about getting his hands on a cold Bud Light than any neck issues.

Posted: 12/4/2013 7:21pm et
Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 4.
Huddle Up: It's just a rest day for Manning. He'll start on Sunday and put up big fantasy numbers like always.

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.