Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 10/8/12
Though the calendar states Columbus Day as a time to venerate the maiden voyage to the Americas, the holiday receives little admiration. Banks are closed, but pretty sure the financial district gets respite for such "celebrations" as Oktoberfest and National Pancake Day. The Canadians think so little of the festivities that they coincided their Thanksgiving with the commemoration to Cristobal Colon. Besides, should we really revere a man, who by all accounts was a terrible person, for an accident? The observance does serve one purpose, however: the perfect juncture for evaluating the early-season performances from the fantasy world, as all teams have at least four games under their belts with most squads competing in five contests. Here are the risers and fallers of the fledgling 2012 campaign: Rising stock QB: Peyton Manning, Broncos The forecast looked rocky in Mile High following a forgettable foray in a Week 2 matchup with Atlanta, as the Broncos field general not only tos...
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