Offense Trade Desk: Week 11
Those who don’t learn from the past are doomed to repeat it. Countless fantasy owners cut bait on Manning late last year before he regained his elite status with a run of greatness. In his final 10 games (playoffs included) last season, Manning totaled 3,200 yards and 20 TD’s. The bye week should have Manning at 100% health, and the schedule lines up for a nice run. You couldn’t spell elite without Eli when this season started, and I’ll take my chances on his impressive resume. In most formats, Manning isn’t a top 15 signal caller, but from week 12-17, I’ve got him projected as a top seven or eight fantasy QB.
He’s not the elite quarterback that he said he was, but he is a solid option down the stretch this season. He doesn’t face any elite defenses the rest of the season, and his last three games against such defenses have been nothing short of phenomenal (105.8 QB Rating, five touchdown passes, and one interception). Two of Flacco’s final seven games are against the Steelers, a good not great defense that Flacco has had success against. His touchdown-to interception-ratio is considerably better against Pittsburgh than it is against the rest of the NFL, and he averages more yards against the Steelers as well. The Ravens QB is averaging 322.4 yards at home and has thrown 77% of his TD’s in Baltimore, useful stats when you consider that the two most important weeks of the fantasy season (Weeks 15 and 16) are played at home.