Peyton Manning: Fantasy Owners Shouldn't Sell High on Broncos QB

Rick WeinerFeatured ColumnistOctober 26, 2012

SAN DIEGO, CA - OCTOBER 15:  Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos looks to pass during the game against the San Diego Chargers  at Qualcomm Stadium on October 15, 2012 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Harry How/Getty Images

Peyton Manning is back to playing like...Peyton Manning.

He's thrown for over 300 yards in each of his past four games, a stretch that has seen him complete nearly 68 percent of his passes for 1,314 yards, 11 touchdowns and one interception.

Remarkable. But not quite as impressive as this.

Over his past three games, Manning has a ridiculous 76 percent completion percentage, and has thrown for 984 yards and nine touchdowns, along with that one pesky interception.

Considering the games left on tap for the Denver Broncos, this streak isn't likely to change anytime soon.

The toughest pass defense they have left to face is that of the Kansas City Chiefs. The Kansas City defense ranks 13th in the NFL against the pass, a number that is misleading because the upper-tier quarterbacks they've faced have had solid games against them.

Matt Ryan threw for 299 yards and three touchdowns against them in Week 1, and Drew Brees threw for 240 yards, three touchdowns and an interception in Week 4. And those were the only two big-time quarterbacks that the Chiefs have faced.

Translation: You'd start Manning against the Chiefs, a team that the Broncos play twice.

The other pass defenses remaining on their schedule all fall in the lower half of the NFL rankings: Cincinnati (18th), Carolina (19th), San Diego (25th), Tampa Bay (31st), Oakland (22nd), Baltimore (23rd) and Cleveland (26th).

With those matchups taking you through the rest of your regular season and playoffs, do not look to trade Peyton Manning for a big return at another position.

If you're thinking about dealing Manning, that means you've got another top-end quarterback option on your roster.

Chances are your other QB doesn't have such a favorable schedule ahead of him. 

After looking at the rest of Denver's schedule, do you really want to face Manning?

Deal your other quarterback if you are set on moving one of your signal-callers, because Peyton Manning is far more valuable to your fantasy team than anything you might be getting in return.