2012 Team Outlook: Denver
WR Brandon Stokley, --- (WR - #85) - Deep-league Only
Come on, you have to love the Stokley - Peyton Manning comeback story. When healthy, Stokley is one of the best slot receivers in the league, or he was anyway, but now he's poised to flash that form now the reunion with his former Indy QB is taking place. Of course, Stokley's slot in the Broncos passing game hierarchy is sketchy and regardless will be behind the two starting receivers plus Jacob Tamme. Upside is iffy, but if Peyton starts looking his way early and often, we could have a bye-week fill-in on our hands, especially in PPR.
TE Jacob Tamme, DEN (TE - #16) - Solid/Safe Pick
Tamme follows Peyton Manning to Denver from Indy and now battles for playing team with Joel Dressen. Both have both been reported to be working with the first team, but expect Tamme to be the primary option (We might even get to see the athletic Julius Thomas if he gets worked into some plays, but...). Tamme is a solid pick with his knowlegde of the playbook and he might be favored by Manning.
TE Joel Dreessen, DEN (TE - #35) - Deep-league Only
Dreessen joins Denver this season. He is another big TE target for Manning. I think he an Tamme will rotate in the position and be assigned to plays that best fit their skillsets. Look for Dressen and Tamme to be on draft lists. The order they go in could be interesting.
PK Matt Prater, DEN (K - #8) - Solid/Safe Pick
Prater kicked game-winning field goals in nearly half of Denver's 2001 campaign. He is a solid kicker who rarely misses an extra point and has just over a 78% career field goal percentage. Prater wil be worth your draft this season with a Manning led offense.
Denver Defense (Def - #16) - Bye Week Fill-in
Denver's defense is working to iron out the wrinkles. They have plenty of speed down the sides of the field and now has to work on containment of the run and tackling. This defense has the ability they now have to put it all together. I am looking forward to seeing how this defense progresses with such a power projected offense.