Peyton Manning misses practice, fantasy status not in doubt

Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning missed practice on Wednesday. We break down the fantasy implications.

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning has a minor ankle injury, according to Jeff Legwold of ESPN. Manning's injury kept him out of practice on Wednesday, though it's possible that it was primarily a rest day, as Wednesday often is for veterans around the league.

Obviously, Manning doesn't need all-that much practice time when it comes to managing the offense and things of that nature. He's been doing this long enough to make it through a week of little practice and be fully prepared on gameday. That said, it seems unlikely that the injury is any concern and it seems very likely that he returns to practice in full on Thursday.

It wouldn't be surprising to see him appear on the official injury report on Friday, but anything less than a "probable" designation would be shocking. All signs point to Manning being all systems go against the Washington Redskins in Week 8.

Fantasy Impact: Manning has been the top fantasy quarterback in the league, and any doubt as to his ability to play on Sunday is unfounded. He'll be facing a poor Washington secondary and is easily the most attractive quarterback option this week. There's no cause for concern, unless something wild happens between now and Sunday. Start him with full confidence, fantasy owners.

More fantasy football news from SB Nation:

Get live advice daily in the Fantasy War Room

Today's fantasy football player updates

Week 8 fantasy football waiver wire: QB | RB | WR | TE | D/ST

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.