Wes Welker injury update: Broncos receiver ready to produce for fantasy owners

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Wes Welker is ready for the Skins. We break down the fantasy implications.

Denver Broncos Wes Welker is listed as probable to face the Washington Redskins on Sunday. He was limited in practice this week, but did put in a full workload on Friday. He'll play in the late-afternoon game.

He's been a reception machine -- as per usual -- and caught seven balls for 96 yards on Sunday Night Football against the Indianapolis Colts.  He is sixth in the NFL in receptions with 44 and is tied for the NFL lead in receiving TDs at eight with teammate Julius Thomas.

Peyton Manning and the Broncos offense have developed into a juggernaut. They've been able to turn four guys in to absolute must-start options: Wes Welker, Julius Thomas, Eric Decker and Demaryius Thomas.

For Welker to lead the team in receptions and scores is a clear indication that Peyton Manning looks to him as his go-to guy.

Fantasy impact: You're obviously going to play Welker and the matchup is a great one against a soft Redskins secondary. Plus, Peyton could take less chances with all the turnovers they had last week.

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