Since Peyton Manning’s arrival in Denver the Broncos have had an amazing team, and have produced a bunch of fantasy studs. No star has been more prevalent then the sheriff himself. But today I’m going to talk about three guys on the Broncos this year you will be interested in drafting to your fantasy team. For the purpose of creating an educational list I’ve left out the excruciatingly obvious choices of Peyton Manning, CJ Anderson, and Demariyus Thomas.
1. Emmanuel Sanders
While Sanders is an obvious choice for this list it is important that people recognize just how dominant and dynamic Sanders can be while playing with Peyton. Sanders scored the 6th most points out of all fantasy wide receivers last season. Even if Sanders regresses this year he is sure to finish in the top 20 wide receivers, and should be off your draft board by the 30th pick. Don’t sleep on Sanders again this year!
2. Ronnie Hillman
Hillman is being overlooked by everyone coming into this fantasy season. Anderson is supposed to be the RB1 for the Broncos, and Hillman is not expected to get many, if any, goal line looks. So I can understand why people don’t like Hillman. But the fact is that Hillman is easily the second most impressive back on the Broncos, and Anderson is dealing with a nagging ankle injury. Combine that with the fact that Gary Kubiak has been very complimentary of Hillman’s skillset, even calling Hillman the Broncos “1B” running back. I think that Hillman is definitely the guy to target if you want a handcuff for Anderson, or if you are shallow at running back. Hillman could easily become a legit fantasy option.
3. Owen Daniels
Has there ever been a quarterback who does more for his tight ends then Peyton? I definitely don’t think so. Owen Daniels has a skillset very similar to Dallas Clark. Who was a tight end that used to play with Peyton, and had incredible numbers when he did. Look at what Julius Thomas did before he played with Peyton, and what he did after. Peyton just makes tight ends spectacular, and I definitely don’t think Daniels will be an exception. Even though Daniels is expected to split time with fellow tight end Virgil Green, I think it is pretty obvious that the Broncos are going to use Daniels as more of a receiving tight end, while they will use Green to pass protect and run block more so. It is very conceivable that this will be Daniels best statistical year of his NFL career.
Are there any Broncos you are looking to target this fantasy football season? Who do you think can be a fantasy difference maker? Let us know in the comments!