Fantasy Football: Start ‘Em or Sit ‘Em

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Start ‘Em: Peyton Manning – QB/Broncos (at Atlanta Falcons)

Last week was a precautionary sit for Peyton Manning, as he was coming off of serious spinal surgery and he was going up against the best fantasy defense against quarterbacks. This week Manning is a must-start once again as he appears to be back in form, and this is shaping up to be his breakout week in more than just fantasy leagues. Manning gets a Falcons defense that just lost top cornerback Brent Grimes to season-ending surgery which means this one very well could end up being a shoot-out. Manning has established that he can beat a solid defense last week and this week his challenge will be endurance. The Falcons have a potent offense that will keep them in the game which means more end zone shots for Manning and big points for his owners, especially with Atlanta’s top shutdown cornerback no longer a factor.