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Peyton Manning, Demaryius Thomas, James Jones among fantasy options for Broncos-Raiders

We break down the Week 10 matchup between the Denver Broncos and the Oakland Raiders.

The Week 10 matchup between the Denver Broncos and the Oakland Raiders features two teams looking to bounce back from blowout losses last week. We've got the fantasy projections for you courtesy of numberFire.

Denver Broncos

Quarterback Peyton Manning and the Broncos walked into Gillette Stadium in New England last week and got served a nice hot slice of humble pie by Tom Brady and the Patriots. Manning admitted he was off his game in the postgame press conference, which is something he's probably had to admit just a handful of times throughout the course of his professional career. He should be fit to bounce back and teach a lesson to rookie Derek Carr on the other side of the football this week and is an obvious automatic starter in the lineups of all of his fantasy owners. Don't be surprised if he does well over 300 yards and throws more than three touchdown passes in Week 10.

Some of his tosses will of course end up in the hands of wide receiver Demaryius Thomas. Although Thomas hasn't found the end zone in the last two weeks, he has managed to climb over the 100-yard receiving mark in each of the last five games. That's model of consistency that even receivers of his caliber would find tough to match, especially given who Thomas has throwing the ball at quarterback. Thomas and 100-yard games go together like peanut butter and jam, and a matchup against the Oakland Raiders shouldn't change anything even though it's a road game.

Oakland Raiders

The Raiders receiving corps lacks consistency and a lot of that can be attributed to having a rookie quarterback. If there is one name that should produce on Sunday, especially with the Raiders playing from behind most of the afternoon, it will be veteran James Jones. He may not be as explosive as teammate Andre Holmes, but he is a big target and a chain mover, something that Raiders will undoubtedly need lots of if they have any hope of keeping up with the Broncos on Sunday.

Although the team will likely be forced to abandon the running game early on against the Broncos, Darren McFadden will have his number called more than anyone else in the backfield. He's the default number one guy and it's easy to see why when fantasy owners consider that Maurice Jones-Drew has been largely ineffective in all of the opportunities he's been given this season. McFadden isn't going to blow anybody away this week with a 100-yard rushing performance by any means, but he is a good bet to get at least 14 carries, which is good enough to make him relevant in deeper fantasy leagues, even if the Broncos do indeed blow away the Raiders like most people expect.