Fantasy football waiver wire, Week 15: Wes Welker leads Broncos in receiving

For the first time this season, Welker led all Denver receivers in yardage. We break down the fantasy implications.

Wes Welker caught six passes for a season-high 82 yards against the Buffalo Bills in Week 14. Welker led the Denver Broncos in receiving yardage for the first time in 2014.

Peyton Manning only attempted 20 passes on Sunday as the Broncos run game was emphasized in the game plan once again. He didn’t take many shots downfield, leading to a bigger workload for Welker underneath.

Fantasy impact: Don’t expect Welker to lead the team in this stat again. Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders put up duds for Week 14, so it was altogether an unexpected chain of events taking place in Denver.

C.J. Anderson is making a major impact in the run game. Now that the Broncos don’t have to rely entirely on Manning’s arm, the offense has been a bit more conservative at times. They led the Bills, 24-3, heading into the third quarter, so there was no reason to do anything but run the clock down. Welker is a complete dice roll week-to-week. This was his first game of the year with over 60 yards.

December 8, 2014 by : Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

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