Fantasy Player Projections

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QBPeyton Manning

Peyton Manning

320 pass yards, 3 pass TDs, INT

In his Week 11 matchup against San Diego, Manning threw three touchdown passes for the sixth time in seven games. He also threw for more than 300 yards for the seventh time this season. In other words, he's proving to be a top-five fantasy quarterback once again.

RBRonnie Hillman

Ronnie Hillman

85 rush yards, rush TD, 2 rec, 24 rec yards

With Willis McGahee (knee) injured, Hillman will likely start the Broncos' Week 12 game at Kansas City. He rushed 12 times for 43 yards against the Chargers last week and he is also adept at catching passes out of the backfield. The Chiefs are allowing more than 120 rushing yards per game, which could make for a nice breakout game for Hillman.

RBLance Ball

Lance Ball

28 rush yards, 4 rec, 30 rec yards, rec TD

Ball had six carries for 35 yards against the Chargers, mostly because Willis McGahee went down with a knee injury. Ball should see backup carries in Week 12 at Kansas City, with Ronnie Hillman seeing the starter's workload.

WRDemaryius Thomas

Demaryius Thomas

6 rec, 105 yards, rec TD

Thomas caught three passes for 42 yards and a touchdown against the Chargers in Week 11. He has 391 receiving yards and two touchdown catches in his past four games.

WREric Decker

Eric Decker

5 rec, 65 yards, rec TD

Decker's five-game scoring streak ended in Week 10, but he started a new streak in Week 11, with two catches for 23 yards and a score against San Diego. Peyton Manning spread things around a bit, with nine players catching a pass last week, but normally Decker sees more targets.

WRBrandon Stokley

Brandon Stokley

5 rec, 55 yards

Stokley has 11 catches for 152 yards and a pair of touchdowns in his past three games. With five touchdown catches this season, he has earned WR3 status in Week 12.

TEJoel Dreessen

Joel Dreessen

4 rec, 33 yards

Dreessen caught four passes for 28 yards in Week 11, and the Broncos are really starting to spread the love. Peyton Manning completed passes to nine different receivers against the Chargers. Dreessen's production was steady, however, and he remains a decent fantasy backup.

TEJacob Tamme

Jacob Tamme

3 rec, 22 yards

Tamme tied for the team lead in Week 11 with four catches against the Chargers, for 53 yards. It was his best fantasy day since Week 1, but it's tough to recommend him as a fantasy starter again until he does it regularly.

KMatt Prater

Matt Prater

5 PATs, 2 FGs

Prater was good for three field goals and three extra points against the Chargers in Week 11. He now has 10 or more fantasy points in three of his past four games and remains a solid fantasy kicker.


2 INTs, 4 Sacks, TD

After getting four sacks and two interceptions against the Chargers, the Broncos now have 16 sacks, five interceptions and three defensive scores in their past two weeks. The Chiefs are having quarterback problems too, which means the Broncos are a great start once again.

QBBrady Quinn

Brady Quinn

195 pass yards, 2 INTs

Quinn, who has been trying to get over a concussion, replaced Matt Cassel at halftime of Sunday's game against Cincinnati, and he went on to pass for 95 yards. No matter who gets the call in Week 12, avoid all Chiefs running backs.

QBMatt Cassel

Matt Cassel

0 pass yards

Cassel was benched in favor of Brady Quinn at halftime of Sunday's game against Cincinnati. The Broncos are an even tougher pass defense, so neither Chiefs QB is worth starting.

RBJamaal Charles

Jamaal Charles

95 rush yards, rush TD, 3 rec, 35 rec yards

Charles carried the ball 17 times for 87 yards against the Bengals, and he was tied for the team lead in catches, with four for 31 yards. He has 226 rushing yards over his past three games and he remains a good fantasy starter against Denver.

RBPeyton Hillis

Peyton Hillis

30 rush yards

Hillis had just three carries for nine yards against Cincinnati and he coughed the ball up for a turnover. The Chiefs are among the league leaders in turnovers, and Hillis is not worth a look in fantasy play against Denver.

WRDwayne Bowe

Dwayne Bowe

5 rec, 55 yards

Bowe left Sunday's game with a pain in the neck and no catches at halftime. Check his status as the lineup deadline approaches, but remember that he will have to face cornerback Champ Bailey anyway.

WRDexter McCluster

Dexter McCluster

3 rec, 40 yards

McCluster had just three catches for 37 yards against the Bengals in Week 11. He's a dynamic receiver when he gets into the open field, but he just hasn't rewarded fantasy owners yet.

TETony Moeaki

Tony Moeaki

5 rec, 59 yards

Moeaki was the Chiefs' co-leader in receptions with four in Week 11, but he led the team with 73 receiving yards. He's starting to become a much bigger part of the offense again, which makes him a fantasy player on the rise.

KRyan Succop

Ryan Succop


Succop was good on two field-goal tries in Week 11, but he didn't get a chance at any extra points. He has nine field goals and just three extra points in his past four games.



The Chiefs had two sacks and no forced turnovers against the Bengals in Week 11. This defense has just four sacks and two interceptions total since Week 6, and Peyton Manning and Co. will make matters worse in Week 12.
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