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2014 Fantasy Football: Predicting The Stats For QB Peyton Manning

Predicting The Fantasy Stats Of QB Peyton Manning

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After another record-breaking season, Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning will be one of the top quarterbacks off the board this summer. To help you construct your draft strategy, here is a statistical prediction for Manning’s 2014 season.

Games Played - 16

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Games Played - 16

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Despite all the attention about Manning’s health, he hasn’t missed a game since moving to Denver. Manning will demand to be on the field every snap and the only thing that will keep him off the field is if the team locks up home field advantage by Week 13.

Passing Yards - 5,303

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Passing Yards - 5,303

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Manning threw 5,477 yards in 2013 and it was shockingly the first 5,000-yard campaign of his prestigious career. Given the wideouts around him, another 5,000-yard season is almost inevitable for five-time MVP.

Touchdowns – 45

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Touchdowns – 45

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For the second time in his career Manning broke the touchdown record. He threw an insane 55 touchdowns in 2013, and while that number will certainly decrease, Manning should still throw another 45 TDs in 2014.

Interceptions - 11

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Interceptions - 11

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Manning has always been very safe with the football. He hardly ever throws picks and has had just four multi-interception games over the last two seasons. He has now throw under 12 picks in back-to-back seasons, and I don’t expect that to change in Manning’s fantasy farewell.

Fumbles - 5

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Fumbles - 5

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Denver let Knowshon Moreno go during the offseason, which leaves Montee Ball in line to get the majority of the carries in 2014. There will likely be a transition between Manning and Ball this year, so expect a couple more fumbles to be charged to #18 this fall.