Dec 10,2014

Insider Report: Posteason Peyton

1412409Golden boy QB Peyton Manning stumbled, if only ever so slightly, and the Fantasy world is still reeling. What’s the deal? I talk to Scout’s Denver Broncos publisher to get the inside scoop.

Last Sunday, for the first time since 2010, Peyton Manning did not throw a single touchdown pass in a game in which he started. Instead, he handed off to the Broncos’ newest No. 1 RB, C.J. Anderson, a whopping 21 times. The subsequent reaction from fantasy enthusiasts has ranged from mild bewilderment to Ebola-level panic. I have received numerous questions about the future Hall of Famer’s drop in production and whether managers should be concerned about his potential decline.

It seems to me that Denver is making good on one of its preseason promises: committing more to the run. After the Broncos’ shocking loss to the Rams in Week 11, the team looked to its backfield, asking Anderson to carry the rock more than he had at any other point during the season. To his credit, Anderson answered the call and proved to be absolutely matchup-proof, emerging as one of the Broncos’ newest and brightest stars. This, of course, has affected the offense as a whole. To understand what that means for Manning owners, I turned to Scout’s man on the inside.

Publisher and lead analyst for Mile High Huddle Chad Jensen believes that while Denver’s new-look offense is “here to stay,” the Broncos…

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