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Players to Add from the Waiver Wire

Several players are being considered for free agent waiver wire additions after the first week of NFL action.  The Fantasy Football world explodes with excitement after the first week.  Many players will over react to a slow start and look to cut players that they “know have lost a step” in favor of the flavor of the week.  Read below the Top 11 added players and what you can expect from them.

PLAYER TEAM Report Grade
Kevin Ogletree DAL As the slot receiver in Dallas Ogletree will continue to see plenty of playing time and should be a viable low-end 2/high end 3 Fantasy Receiver.  A safe play. B

Pittsburgh Steelers at Denver Broncos Recap

So, who wants to talk about the Denver Defense?  That’s the big story coming out of the Denver Broncos and Pittsburgh Steelers game right?  Its not?  Alright, we’ll mention that Peyton Manning returned to football after 20 months away, and that he looked like Peyton Manning from 20 months ago.  Peyton was efficient and totally in control of the offense, going 19 of 26 for 253 yards and 2 scores.  Manning’s stat line is not earth shattering,

Broncos Respect the Vets : Sign Brooking and Leonhard

The Denver Broncos are serious about making a run deep into the playoffs and possibly the Super Bowl this year.  They added veteran talent on offense with the additions of Peyton Manning and Brandon Stokley, and now they’ve done it on defense.

The Broncos added former Atlanta Falcons and Dallas Cowboy linebacker Keith Brookings on Monday.  Brookings who recorded 3 starts and played in all 16 games for Dallas registering 50 tackles last season, likely will step in as the starting middle linebacker in Denver, pushing Joe Mays back on the depth chart. 

Peyton Performs

By all accounts, Denver Broncos new quarterback, Peyton Manning, performed like the Peyton of old in his first official practice with the team.  By all accounts the 36 year old QB looked better than expected during the Broncos first full team practice of the season on Thursday.

Caleb Hanie to get an education

Former Chicago Bears backup Quarterback Caleb Hanie is on his way to Denver to backup perhaps the best cerebral Quarterback of all time in Peyton Manning.

Hanie had been seen as a sure fire #2 QB in the NFL after an above average performance filling in for Jay Cutler in the 2010 NFC Championship game. However when given his chance last season with Bears, after a Cutler finger injury, Hanie was unsteady at best.

Hanie showed slow footwork and slow decision making skills while struggling in Chicago last season. Many in the Bears organization believed that Hanies struggles had more to do with the Mike Martz offense and it was thought that Chicago would give him one more season in the Windy City. However when the Bears were able to resign Josh McCown and then bring in Jason Campbell, the need for Hanie’s services were dashed.

In Denver, hopefully Hanie can reproduce the strong arm gun slinger mentality he showed in that NFC Championship game against Green Bay. Playing behind Manning should only help bolster his confidence and that can mean great things for Denver if Peyton should go down, which is not out of the question.

Saturday leaves Colts

Indianapolis Colts all-pro Center Jeff Saturday was signed today. Although Speculation had him going to Denver to join with Peyton Manning, Saturday choose to join the Green Bay Packers.

Denver bolsters Tight End position

The Denver Broncos signed former Houston Texans Tight End Joel Dreessen. Dreessen filled in for an often injured Owen Daniels over the last few years and showed a great comfort level in the red zone and a natural ability to work the seems. The Broncos also added TE Jacob Tamme who played with Peyton Manning in 2010. The new dual tight end threat in Denver should open up passing lanes down field for wideouts Eric Decker and Demaryius Thomas as well as move defenses away from the box allowing the running game to open up.

The Broncos seem to be willing to put all the pieces in place to give Peyton Manning the best possible lineup to take them to the Superbowl.

Manning gets a familiar Weapon

The Denver Broncos agreed to terms with former Colt Tight End Jacob Tamme. Tamme and Peyton Manning showed a decent rapport during the 2010 season when Dallas Clark was injured.

The Broncos needed to bring in a tight end and Tamme was possibly the best receiving threat at the position available. Tamme’s signing makes him a possible top 10 caliber tight end in the Fantasy world.

Larsen leaves Denver, Picks the Pats.

Spencer Larsen agrees to terms on a 2 year deal with the New England Patriots.

Larsen had spent the last few years in Denver with the Broncos and played offense, defense and special teams for Denver. Current New England offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels coached Larsen in Denver for the year and a half he was head coach.

Tebow: Up in the air, he’s a horse, he’s a plane, he’s a…..

The Denver Broncos and New York Jets agreed to a trade early this afternoon.  Tim Tebow was heading to Jersey with a 7th round pick for the Jets 4th and 6th rounders.  The Jets failed to do their due diligence on the deal and wound up pulling back the trade when the realized they were on the hook for 5 million dollars of money already paid to Tebow as a salary advance from Denver.

Once the trade fell through reports say both the Jacksonville Jaguars and the St. Louis Rams inquired about adding the run first quarterback.  Those reports have yet to be confirmed.

What has been confirmed is at the end of the day Tim Tebow is a New York Jet.  The two clubs have not released the full details of the trade and we don’t know yet who is responsible for the $5 million.

THE FANTASY IMPACT:

Neither Tebow or Mark Sanchez are quality Fantasy quarterbacks, and the two of them on the same team remove the strengths of each other.  Tebow may split time with Sanchez in the Red Zone which takes away the one place on the field where Sanchez showed improvement last year.  Tebow on the other hand, will no longer be on the field between the 20’s which is where he had his most success as a passer.  Rex Ryan, the Jets head coach, has long been considered a defensive mastermind; how he and the offensive coaching staff in New York will incorporate Tebow is still yet to be seen, but unless Tebow plays 15 snaps a game in the backfield as running threat his passing numbers do not give him Fantasy relevance.