There are certain things in life you can’t predict. When the market will drop like it did in 2009, when the Middle East will find peace like it did in never, and when we will find out what Foxes say. If you can solve this mystery, Unca Scooge, you might rewrite history or so Ducktales taught us long ago. One thing that history has taught us and that we can predict is that as long as Peyton isn’t too old to throw the football, he’s gonna be a monster. After spending most of the night having as many incompletions as he did touchdowns, Peyton Manning finished with 3 touchdowns on 32/37 passing for 374 passing yards and his first turnover of the season on a sack/fumble combo. Sure, it wasn’t the night of ages like his 7 touchdowns to start the season but with this game in the books, Peyton is now on pace for 4496 passing yards, 64 passing touchdowns and ZERO int. I put that in caps so you didn’t miss it. Manning at 37 has the best receiving crew he’s ever had surrounding him his entire career and he’s taking full advantage at this point. I ranked him in the Matt Ryan tier behind guys like Russell Wilson, RG3 and Cam Newton. Don’t ask, I must’ve been reading too much into the read option. The ‘he can’t keep this pace’ argument isn’t valid. We know that and we’re not expecting it. But could he pass for 50 TDs this year? Very possible. This is a Bronco team on a mission and Peyton is leading the charge. In other 2013 Fantasy Football news…
Terrelle Pryor – So I compared Pryor to Tebow to start the year. From what I saw, I wasn’t impressed with his arm and couldn’t get behind him long term or even throughout the year. But the Broncos challenged him to throw tonight and he finished 19/28 for 281 passing yards and a TD. He even put a few throws on his receivers that should’ve been caught that weren’t that were – dare I say it – impressive. When you factor in his rushing ability (4 rushes for 36 tonight), I’m getting behind the guy Guru claimed as the last man in with no Pryors. Don’t be the last guy in your leagues to have one as well.
Darren McFadden – Well, it was clear the Broncos wanted to prove Pryor couldn’t throw the ball with how they stuffed Run DMC at the line tonight (12 for 9 yards). Fortunately for fantasy owners he rushed a TD and also threw for one, overtaking Matt Flynn on the QB depth chart.
Demaryius Thomas – After a 10/94 night, DT is on pace for 106 catches for 1637 yards and 10 touchdowns. Why does it feel like I can get him for a guy like Reggie Wayne then?
Eric Decker - Oh hai, Decker. I remember when I told people to buy you after a bad week one. All he’s done since then is catch 17 passes for 220 total yards and a TD, with 8/133/1 of that coming tonight. Now he needs to lay another dud so I don’t let this go to my head. Don’t wanna be an Eric-gant fantasy expert.
Denarius Moore – Had 124 yards on 6 catches and a 73 yard TD. Yes, this is the same guy that caught zero passes on 2 targets against the Jags. I said I’m interested in Pryor, don’t get greedy and ask me who his main target is, too.
Wes Welker – Some weeks you’re the white meat, some weeks you’re the other white meat (7/84/1). Either way, pork is pork and he’s going HAM. I still don’t know what HAM means. And yet I keep saying it…
Rod Streater – After 3 for 42 week 1, he put up 5 for 70 week 2. Then he goes back to 3 for 42. I’m not playing this numbers sequence game, teacher.
Julius Thomas – Another week, another touchdown (3/37/1). The lone concern is what I mentioned to start the season when he was tied for third on the team for targets game 1. He’s gone from 9 to 7 now to 4 for targets. Not telling you to sell him, just realize his stats are very red zone heavy. In other words, an orange Julius is delicious with our without whip cream, just realize the whip cream isn’t always in stock.
Knowshon Moreno – Well, he didn’t get to grind the game out like I thought he would. Instead, they let Hillman get the goal line touch (9/66/1) and let Montee Ball fumble…again (11/61). The only thing Moreno lead his team with reps with 13 total touches on the night. Unfortunately, unless your league counts ball touching as a category, Moreno didn’t help you and if he did…well, you need another league. Ball touching a stat? Weird…not that there’s anything wrong with that.