Fantasy Player Projections

 
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Pos.PlayerProjection
QBPeyton Manning

Peyton Manning

322 pass yards, 3 pass TDs, INT

Manning threw for 242 yards and three touchdowns in Sunday's game against Tampa Bay, and the Broncos have scored more than 30 points in six of their past seven games. Manning also threw three touchdown passes to go with 338 passing yards against the Raiders in Week 4.

RBKnowshon Moreno

Knowshon Moreno

90 rush yards, rush TD, 4 rec, 25 rec yards

Moreno rushed 20 times for 69 yards and caught four passes for 14 yards against Tampa Bay in Week 13. He did well against a tough rush defense, and now he'll face a bad rush defense, so good things are ahead.

RBRonnie Hillman

Ronnie Hillman

40 rush yards, 2 rec, 22 rec yards

Hillman had just five carries for 29 yards last week, but he looked very good against Tampa Bay. He's still the backup to Knowshon Moreno, but considering how much the latter gets injured, Hillman serves as a good handcuff.

WRDemaryius Thomas

Demaryius Thomas

7 rec, 105 yards, rec TD

Thomas caught eight passes for 99 yards and two touchdowns against the Buccaneers in Week 13. He's proving to be a top-10 fantasy wide receiver with Manning under center. Thomas now has four touchdowns in his past three games, and he'll be an early fantasy pick next summer.

WREric Decker

Eric Decker

4 rec, 55 yards, rec TD

Decker was held to just two catches for 17 yards against Tampa Bay in Week 13. He should bounce back against Oakland, against whom he caught his first touchdown pass of the season in Week 4. Very few teams have allowed as many passing touchdowns as the Raiders.

WRBrandon Stokley

Brandon Stokley

3 rec, 35 yards

Stokley's wrist and hip injuries prevented him from playing against the Bucs in Week 13. If he can play against the Raiders, he should serve as a nice sleeper. He has two touchdown catches in his past three games.

TEJacob Tamme

Jacob Tamme

5 rec, 45 yards, rec TD

Tamme had a team-high nine catches for 89 yards against the Buccaneers in Week 13. He caught five passes for 38 yards in Week 4 against Oakland.

TEJoel Dreessen

Joel Dreessen

2 rec, 30 yards

The Bucs were able to hold Dreessen without a catch in Week 13, although his teammate, Jacob Tamme, caught nine passes. Dreessen should be better against Oakland, which he scored against in Week 4.

KMatt Prater

Matt Prater

4 PATs, 2 FGs

Prater made one field goal and four extra points against the Buccaneers in Week 13. He missed a 47-yard attempt, which was his fifth miss in the past four games. His stats have fallen off recently, but he still has a strong leg on a strong offense.

DEFENSE

2 INTs, 3 Sacks

The Broncos scored on an interception return against Tampa Bay in Week 13, and they have six defense/special teams touchdowns in their past six games.

Pos.PlayerProjection
QBCarson Palmer

Carson Palmer

255 pass yards, pass TD, 2 INTs

Palmer had 351 passing yards, two touchdown passes and one interception against Cleveland in Week 13. He now has seven touchdown passes in his past four games, but he was unable to manage a score against the Broncos in Week 4.

RBDarren McFadden

Darren McFadden

55 rush yards, 3 rec, 25 rec yards

The Raiders expect McFadden (ankle) to return for Week 14 against the Broncos after missing four games. Jeremy Stewart and Marcel Reece saw more action in his place. Run DMC is a risky start for a fantasy playoff team if he returns, as he rushed for just 34 yards against Denver in Week 4.

RBMarcel Reece

Marcel Reece

14 rush yards, 4 rec, 30 rec yards

Reece rushed just seven times for 36 yards against Cleveland in Week 13. He also caught five passes for 20 yards. With Darren McFadden (ankle) set to return, Reece's numbers should dip again.

RBJeremy Stewart

Jeremy Stewart

12 rush yards, 1 rec, 8 rec yards

Stewart led the Raiders with nine carries for 46 yards against the Browns in Week 13, but with Darren McFadden (ankle) set to return from injury, Stewart's fantasy value dims considerably.

WRDenarius Moore

Denarius Moore

4 rec, 55 yards

Moore caught just two passes for 31 yards in Week 13, despite being targeted eight times by Carson Palmer. He was benched for a short time because of his play, so we'll see if he bounces back against cornerback Champ Bailey and Co.

WRDarrius Heyward-Bey

Darrius Heyward-Bey

5 rec, 45 yards

Heyward-Bey caught four passes for 40 yards against the Browns in Week 13. In his past three games, though, he has just eight catches for 109 yards. He didn’t play against the Broncos in Week 4, but he caught four passes for 44 yards against the Broncos in the only game he started against them last season.

TEBrandon Myers

Brandon Myers

6 rec, 75 yards, rec TD

Myers had a career game against the Browns in Week 13, as he caught 14 passes for 130 yards and a touchdown. The fourth-year tight end has emerged as a top-10 fantasy player at his position, and he should do well against the Broncos, who are one of the worst defenses against tight ends in the NFL.

KSebastian Janikowski

Sebastian Janikowski

PAT, 2 FGs

In a game with a lot of wind, Janikowski missed a 61-yarder against the Browns, but he made a 51-yarder. The Oakland offense doesn’t give him many scoring opportunities.

DEFENSE

INT

Oakland had a sack and two interceptions against the Browns in Week 13. The Raiders also held Cleveland to just 20 points. Don't even think about starting the Raiders against Peyton Manning and Co., though. Before Week 13, Oakland had allowed an average of 42 points per game to its opponents.

 
 
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