Fantasy Player Projections

 
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Broncos
Pos.PlayerProjection
QBJosh Freeman

Josh Freeman

225 pass yards, 2 pass TDs

Freeman let down his fantasy owners in Week 12, throwing for 256 yards and no touchdowns against Atlanta. The Broncos are pretty good against the pass, but Freeman has 16 touchdown passes in his past seven games, which makes him a low-end fantasy starter this week.

RBDoug Martin

Doug Martin

60 rush yards, rush TD, 3 rec, 33 rec yards

Martin scored twice against the Falcons in Week 12, but he rushed for just 50 yards on the day. Fantasy owners are still delighted with the rookie, considering he got every Tampa Bay carry against Atlanta. The Broncos are tough against the run, however.

WRVincent Jackson

Vincent Jackson

5 rec, 70 yards, rec TD

Jackson led the Buccaneers once again with five catches for 96 yards against the Falcons in Week 12. While Jackson hasn't broken the century mark in his past five games, he does have 371 receiving yards and two touchdowns in that span.

WRMike Williams

Mike Williams

4 rec, 45 yards

Williams caught just three passes for 28 yards against the Falcons in Week 12 and he hasn't caught a touchdown pass in his past three games. He's worth a spot on your fantasy bench right now -- but that's it.

WRTiquan Underwood

Tiquan Underwood

3 rec, 33 yards

Underwood caught five passes for 77 yards against the Falcons, making last Sunday one of the most productive games of his career. He has two touchdown catches in his past six games, but he's not consistent enough to rely on in fantasy play just yet.

TEDallas Clark

Dallas Clark

6 rec, 65 yards, rec TD

Clark caught four passes for 65 yards against Atlanta, as quarterback Josh Freeman continues to feel more comfortable throwing to the veteran tight end. The Broncos' defense allows more fantasy points to tight ends than any other defense, which makes Clark a sneaky sleeper in Week 13.

KConnor Barth

Connor Barth

3 PATs, 3 FGs

Barth had a big day against the Falcons, with three field goals (on four attempts) and two extra points. The Bucs should be able to get into scoring position frequently against the Broncos, but touchdowns might be rare.

DEFENSE

INT, Sack

The Buccaneers had a tough time against the pass once again in Week 12, allowing 353 yards and a touchdown to Matt Ryan. They registered one sack and forced two turnovers, but don't trust them against the explosive Broncos.

Pos.PlayerProjection
QBPeyton Manning

Peyton Manning

335 pass yards, 3 pass TDs, INT

Manning threw for 285 yards and two touchdowns at Kansas City in Week 12, and he now has 12 touchdown passes in his past five games. The Buccaneers have the worst pass defense in the league, so expect more good things from Manning in Week 13.

RBKnowshon Moreno

Knowshon Moreno

55 rush yards, 3 rec, 25 rec yards

Moreno rushed 20 times for 85 yards, delivering one of the biggest surprise storylines of Week 12. He'll start again in Week 13 against Tampa Bay, but the Buccaneers have a strong rushing defense, so Moreno could have a tough time against them.

RBRonnie Hillman

Ronnie Hillman

18 rush yards, 1 rec, 8 rec yards

Hillman had just three touches in Week 12 at Kansas City, mostly because Knowshon Moreno returned to rush 20 times. Hillman is a backup for now, but if the oft-injured Moreno gets dinged up again, Hillman's fantasy value would climb.

WRDemaryius Thomas

Demaryius Thomas

7 rec, 120 yards, rec TD

Thomas led the Broncos with 82 receiving yards on four catches at Kansas City in Week 12. He also caught his sixth touchdown pass of the season. The Buccaneers have problems against the pass, and Thomas should make them pay.

WREric Decker

Eric Decker

5 rec, 74 yards, rec TD

Decker caught four passes for 64 yards against the Chiefs in Week 12, but he was held without a touchdown catch for just the second time in his past eight games. He should get back in the paint again in Week 13 against a porous Buccaneers pass defense.

TEJacob Tamme

Jacob Tamme

4 rec, 55 yards, rec TD

Tamme caught four passes for 48 yards and a touchdown at Kansas City in Week 12. He now has eight catches for 101 yards and a touchdown in his past two games. The Bucs aren't great against tight ends, so Tamme could be productive once again.

KMatt Prater

Matt Prater

3 PATs, 2 FGs

Prater missed two field goals (33 and 47 yards) at Kansas City in Week 12, but he also converted one and added two extra points. He returns home for Week 13, where he has missed just one field goal all season.

DEFENSE

3 Sacks

Denver's defense continues to shine for fantasy owners, allowing just nine points and 116 passing yards to the Chiefs in Week 12. The Buccaneers are a more formidable opponent, but you have to keep the Broncos active.

 
 
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