Jan 12 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (88) runs for a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Baltimore Ravens of the AFC divisional round playoff game at Sports Authority Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Fantasy Focus: The Dog Days Of Summer #30


#30-2012 Demaryius Thomas WR Denver Broncos It’s safe to say Thomas enjoyed having Peyton Manning around last year. Thomas caught 94 balls for 1,394 yards and 10 touchdowns. The only problem in Denver with Manning around is that he likes to spread the ball around and he’s getting a new catching partner in Wes Welker. Thomas is a very good receiver and will go extremely high in every draft

Retro #30-2002 Drew Brees QB San Diego Chargers It’s almost hard to believe that Brees was a Charger, but this was his first 3,000 yard passing season in the NFL. I was very excited when I traded for Antonio Gates before his first season and they exploded together.

Looking Ahead #30

ESPN-Peyton Manning QB Denver Broncos Manning was the biggest question mark going into last season. If you gambled on him it paid off as he did his normal 300 yards passing 3 touchdowns  1 pick a week.  Now Manning has more talent joining the ranks so expect offensive fireworks all year long.

CBS-Rob Gronkowski-TE New England Patriots Gronkowski is a wild card like Manning was last season. He’s #1 if healthy but worthless if he’s not. Who’s ready to gamble?

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