2012 Record: 13-3 (1st AFC West)
Saying the 2013 Denver Broncos offense is a “juggernaut” would be an understatement. The Broncos, many people’s favorites to represent the AFC in the Super Bowl come February, are absolutely loaded at the skill positions.
It all starts under center where Peyton Manning leads the charge. Manning is without a doubt a Top 5 fantasy quarterback heading into the season.
Wisconsin rookie RB Montee Ball looks like he’ll get a chance to start after the club used a second round pick on the Badger. Ball has a chance to thrive in this offense because of the supporting cast around him and Manning’s knack for always seeming to get the club in the right set at the right time. 2nd year back Ronnie Hillman and former first round pick Knowshon Moreno are still in the mix and figure to see some time on the field in 2013. The Broncos coaching staff loves Hillman. If the former San Diego State star can improve his pass blocking he could find himself in the backfield next to Manning a bunch on 3rd downs.
There isn’t a better receiving corps in the entire league than Denver’s. Adding possible hall of famer Wes Welker, to 2012 breakout stud Demaryius Thomas and steady Eric Decker and you have the makings of an unstoppable force.
Most would think that Thomas and Decker’s stats would suffer the most with the addition of Welker, however, don’t be surprised if it is the Tight End position instead. Frequently, the Broncos lined up in two TE sets last season like Manning did throughout his career in Indianapolis, that won’t be the case this year unless it’s down on the goalline. Joel Dreessen and Jacob Tamme figure to both spilt time and catches this season as they take a back seat to Welker.
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