Peyton Manning Throws Two TD's vs. 49ers: Fantasy Implications

August 26 2012; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) drops back to pass during the first quarter of a preseason game game against the San Francisco 49ers at Sports Authority Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-US PRESSWIRE

Peyton Manning had a strong outing against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. We break down the fantasy implications.

After a rough start to his comeback, Denver Broncos' new signal-caller Peyton Manning threw his first touchdown in blue and orange. Manning went 10-for-12, for 122 yards, two touchdowns and zero interceptions against one of the league's more feared defensive units.

Analysis: This was a great sign for the Broncos, who invested basically everything in this future Hall of Fame passer. Manning looked to be back to his old self, and just in time with the regular season merely weeks away. Manning's draft status in most league's is not what it once was, which makes him a potential steal. He is no longer in the first tier of QB's taken, leaving fantasy players taking him around the fifth round. While he is not what he once was, you could still find yourself with a steal if he is back to 100%.

For more on Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos, visit Mile High Report and SB Nation Denver

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