Fantasy Preview: Broncos @ Raiders

| 4 years ago
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Fantasy Preview: Broncos @ Raiders


The Denver Broncos travel to the Black Hole to face an underachieving Raiders team that has lost five straight by an average of 18.6 points. That being said, the fantasy community hasn’t been let down nearly as often as Raider fans, a trend that should continue on Thursday.

From a fantasy perspective the Broncos have been very reliable all season thanks in large part to Peyton Manning. That won’t change as the face a Raiders defense that has given up the second most fantasy points to opposing QB’s this season. Manning owners shouldn’t fret the fact that he has thrown an interception in three straight after being picked off in three of his first nine games; this is the sixth straight season in which the four-time MVP has had an interception streak of at least three games. If you’re going to nitpick, Manning’s regression when it comes to fantasy production following a short work week is a little concerning. Since 2008, Manning is completing 67.3% of his passes for 321.1 yards when he had less than a week to prepare. He also has thrown 18 touchdown passes and against just four interceptions. However, his last two shortened weeks resulted in Manning completing only 55.3% of his passes. The drop in completion percentage  indicates that it is taking Manning more passes to produce the elite numbers we have come to expect, a worrisome trend if Denver jumps out to a big lead in this game.

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  • http://twitter.com/MaineSkin MaineSkin

    I call for an Oak victory over a Broncos relaxed team.
    DMC devastates an aggressive Bronco D with 120yds off 22 carries, 5 rec for 45 yds and 2 TDs. Branch puts a pick 6 on the board with Janokowski nailing a GW FG, 24-21 igniting the Black Hole!
    Lmao, I own DMC and Branch…

  • Ex-Colts Fan

    All the black and silver crazy faced fans in the world can’t help the Raiders with this one. Manning will carve their secondary like the surgeon he is! DMC will stay bottled up and the underwhelming Raider receivers will make owning Palmer a fantasy nighmare. 27-13 … and SeaBass won’t be a factor!

  • Ex-Colts Fan

    Told Ya! :-)