Peyton Manning Looks Healthy In Impressive Outing: Fantasy Implications

DENVER, CO - AUGUST 26: Quarterback Peyton Manning #18 and quarterback Brock Osweiler #6 of the Denver Broncos warm up on the field before a pre-season game against the San Francisco 49ers at Sports Authority Field Field at Mile High on August 26, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Peyton Manning looked like Peyton Manning. We break down the fantasy implications.

Peyton Manning looked like an NFL MVP on Sunday by completing 10 of his 12 passes for 122 yards and two scores. Those stats were good for a passer rating of 148.6.

Analysis: If you're scoring at home, he would have put up the perfect rating of 158.3 had his yards per attempt had been 2.3 higher. Manning was very accurate on all but one of his throws and the plays that were drawn up looked to be extremely successful. Especially the second TD to Eric Decker on a corner route. Manning didn't quite have the zip on the ball that we were accustom to, but he his best most crisp ball came on the 12-yard out route to Decker.There's certainly a lot of risk in taking Manning, however, the upside might be enough to outweigh the concerns. If Manning is able to slip in your draft to QB10 or so, he'd be a great value. That's probably not going to happen with the amount of press this performance will receive.

For more on the Broncos, check out SB Nation Denver and Mile High Report.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.