Originally written on Win My Fantasy League  |  Last updated 8/26/12

Is Peyton Manning worth the risk?

Rizzla: No. I love Peyton Manning and think he is one of the best quarterbacks of our time but he presents too much risk for his current ADP. If he can stay healthy he can be the dominant fantasy QB we have all come to love. One wrong landing from a hit and Manning’s career could be in serious peril. I will let another owner take the gamble this year.

Zach: I say yes.  Sure, he’s struggled in preseason, but that’s what the preseason is for.  His receivers haven’t helped him out a lot the first two games, but they’ll be ready to go in Week 1.  I know Denver has arguably the toughest schedule in the NFL this season, but a worst case scenario is that they’ll fall behind to the great teams they’re playing and they’ll have to pass a lot.  Manning is very dangerous when he’s coming from behind.  He’s one of the riskier options at quarterback in 2012, but I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt.

J-Has: There are just many other safer QB options out there to risk a pick on Peyton Manning. It would be different if he was being drafted as a QB2, but he is being drafted on average as the 43rd pick in ESPN leagues and as the 51st pick in Yahoo leagues. That is ahead of Tony Romo, RGIII, and even Matt Ryan! I will be rooting for Manning to make a comeback, except on the days when I am matched up against him in my fantasy league.

Written by Win My Fantasy League Senior Sports Writer/Fantasy Sports Analyst Raju Byfield (Rizzla).

Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Tom Coughlin: Victor Cruz not expected to practice this week

Report: Redskins ownership won't let coaches bail on RG3

D'Angelo Russell: 'There's a lot of spoiled Lakers fans'

Terry Collins didn't challenge double out of fear of HR

Has Tim Lincecum thrown his last pitch for the Giants?

Report: Three NFL head coaches were interested in Michigan job


Odell Beckham Jr. is not intimidated of Darrelle Revis

Chargers say Seahawks DE took cheap shot at Philip Rivers

Rex Ryan jabs Jets for passing on Martavis Bryant?

Jay Gruden backing down from support of RG3 as starter

Ukwuachu rape victim hires firm that prosecuted Winston

Leo Santa Cruz tops Abner Mares in slugfest

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

D'Angelo Russell zings Lakers fans

Every NBA division's most interesting rookie for 2015-16

Fantasy football round-by-round draft strategy

Ronda Rousey's Carl’s Jr. ad

The WWE Divas Revolution is getting ugly

The NFL’s season kickoff isn’t going as planned, but plans don’t matter in the NFL

The Opening Drive: What happened to all the great Michigan tailbacks?

The 1980s Lakers represent the NBA’s ultimate creation story

The Orioles’ frustrating season

Five greatest NBA players of all-time

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker