Strength of schedule is calculated from the opponents projected fantasy points allowed for the QB position. The best rating is +16 which gives the player the advantage against the defense and indicates an easy opponent, the worst rating is -16 which gives the defense the advantage and indicates a tough opponent.
Derek Carr's four-touchdown excursion skewed the numbers for San Diego's pass defense but on the whole, this hasn't been a good matchup for opposing quarterbacks. Enter Peyton Manning, who broke Brett Favre's record and has thrown 11 touchdown passes over the past three weeks. Something's got to give, which of course adds to the intrigue of their showdown Thursday night.
The top fantasy quarterback of 2013, Manning directed a historically prolific Denver offense that lit up scoreboards like a 4th of July fireworks display. Manning set a laundry list of new NFL single-season records that included marks for touchdown strikes and passing yards while pacing an offense that set records for points (37.9) and yards (457.3) per contest. Although No. 18 and company were absolutely dominated by an exceptional Seattle Seahawks defense in Super Bowl XLVIII, that one bad game did nothing to diminish Manning's status as the top fantasy passer to own in 2014. During his two seasons in the Mile High City, Manning has averaged a sparkling 316.8 passing yards and 2.9 touchdown passes per regular-season contest while directing the NFL's most lethal passing attack. Top targets Demaryius Thomas, Julius Thomas and Wes Welker are all returning. Newcomer Emmanuel Sanders and Andre Caldwell are expected to help fill the production void left by the departed Eric Decker (Jets), who was the Broncos' second-leading receiver in 2013. Monte Ball looks ready to replace Knowshon Moreno (Dolphins) as a safety valve option out of the backfield. Granted, the Seahawks exposed the 38-year-old Manning's slightly diminished arm strength and provided a blueprint for how to contain him and the high-flying Denver offense, but very few teams can play defense as well as Seattle does. Manning won't match his record-setting 2013 statistics, but he will carve up opposing defenses with ease as usual.
I couldn't tell you how many concussions he's had, but we all know about these two so close together, and getting cleared on the first only to get that higher probability second concussion (the more you have, the easier it is, more likely to get ...
As a fan, I like the situation. Three backs who are all capable of doing pretty good things.
As a fantasy owner it's the worst situation in football.
Moreno did great at the end of last year, Hillman is the starter now, Ball is the future.
Monday, October 1, 2007
Notes: Seeing Red Inside the 20
Glenn Martinez played against the Colts Sunday after watching the first three games of the season as a member of the practice squad.
By Christopher ...
All of the attention has been devoted to Tebow, but did anyone see the game-winning FG? Prater hit it from 52 yards, and I swear the ball was still RISING when it went through the uprights! Take a look...it would have been good from 70+ yards....
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