Peyton Manning injury news from Sunday (Oct. 27) has the Denver Broncos quarterback dealing with two sprained ankles. The Manning injury risk doesn't appear to be high with starting him in Week 8 against the Washington Redskins though. According to a report from CBS Sports, the future Hall of Fame player has still been looking good in practice, despite not being able to drive through his passes.
One of his teammates stated that, "He was throwing absolute darts on Thursday and Friday." That's great news for fantasy football owners hoping for a big game from him. He still has projections in the 30's against a weak pass defense from the Redskins, making him a must-start even with problematic ankles. Owners aren't starting him for his running ability and that's not the reason he was brought over from the Indianapolis Colts anyway.
There is a risk that these ankle problems could end up affecting just how many passes he ends up throwing against in Week 8, but he is still a must-start in a game that could really see him bad those statistics. Despite the Peyton Manning injury news being alarming for fantasy teams that are relying almost completely on one player to survive, the prognosis isn't bad enough to even consider putting him on the bench.
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