Peyton Manning went 24-for-37 passing for 241 yards, one touchdown and three first-quarter interceptions during Monday night's game between the Denver Broncos and the Atlanta Falcons. Manning sharpened up in the second half and did his best to help the Broncos overcome a 20-0 deficit. He found Demaryius Thomas on a 17-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter.
Fantasy Impact: It was a disappointing night for fantasy owners hoping for a repeat of last week's two-touchdown, zero-interception game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Manning improved as the game went on, but early it appeared he may have tried to beat the secondary on several difficult throws that he simply can't make at the moment. He could still be a fairly solid fantasy option going forward, but he should be considered a second-tier prospect at the moment.
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