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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,

Andrew Luck performs in first preseason game

The Indianapolis Colts new Franchise player, Andrew Luck has not stopped trying to be the next Peyton Manning, in fact, he is doing the exact same things as Peyton did in Mannings first preseason game.   That being, throwing for a touch down on his first play from scrimmage, Luck took a pop out screen to Donald Brown (the ball traveled 4 yards), Brown then found himself with plenty of open field ahead and was able to plow forward for a 63 yard touch down scamper.

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.

Tebow Time? Not so fast Tim.

The Denver Broncos have come out publicly and said that Kyle Orton is no longer on the trading block, and Tim Tebow may not be in the Broncos future going forward.

Orton has been taking most of the snaps with the first string so far, and Brady Quinn has been working heavily with the second string offense.  It appears that the Denver Broncos have finally realized what they had all along; a solid number 1 quarter back in Orton.

Denver had stated early this preseason that Tim Tebow would be the starter this year and many NFL experts agreed that it was the right move for the franchise.  However once players got into camp and John Elway and John Fox had an opportunity to see Tebow v. Orton, the decision was fairly obvious.  Tim Tebow’s mechanics are not NFL caliber and Kyle Orton is one of the most underrated QB’s in the league.

Too many people have placed the blame for the Broncos poor performance last year on Orton’s shoulders, but a quick look at game tape from last season clearly shows that Peyton Manning throwing to Andre Johnson and Larry Fitzgerald could not have won in Denver with their pathetic defensive plays.

With Orton finally being recognized for his skill set; where should he go in your fantasy draft?  The Answer, he’s a top 10 fantasy QB, he is in the same ball park as Tony Romo, Ben Roethlisberger and Matt Schaub.  Don’t believe me, check out his numbers over the last two years and compare them to the players mentioned.  If you don’t want Orton over at least two of those players you need to reconsider your draft strategy.