Quarterbacks to keep, drop in 2014

Why Peyton Manning is among the few QBs worth stashing on rosters

Updated: December 4, 2013, 1:11 PM ET
By KC Joyner | ESPN Insider

Peyton ManningRon Chenoy/USA TODAY SportsBroncos quarterback Peyton Manning isn't expected to see his production drop significantly in 2014.

Fantasy playoffs are on the minds of many owners, but one other item they're thinking about in keeper leagues is what loyalty level they should show to the top player(s) on their current roster.

Over the next four weeks, the Fantasy Foresight series will aim to assist with this process by detailing the future prospects of keeper candidates. This week will see a review of quarterbacks, followed down the line with reviews of running backs, wide receivers and tight ends.

An important aspect in determining the short-term value of each player is the relative schedule strength of the 2014 season, so each review will include a list of home and away non-divisional opponents for that campaign.


Manning

Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos

Denver's 2014 non-divisional home opponents: Buffalo, Miami, Arizona, San Francisco and the AFC South Division winner

Denver's 2014 non-divisional away opponents: New England, NY Jets, St. Louis, Seattle and the AFC North Division winner

Keeping Manning seems like a no-brainer at first, but a move like this would require investing in a 37-year-old (who will turn 38 in March) who could cost as much as a first-round pick. Those variables make it worth the effort to review Manning's keeper candidacy.


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