Peyton Manning Will Throw For 4,400 Yards, 32 Touchdowns Next Season, Says ScienceS

Fantasy whiz Nik Bonaddio, proprietor of sports analytics firm numberFire, has weighed in with the first realistic prognostication of what fantasy players might expect from Manning, provided his surgically fused neck can hold up to the rigors of a full 16-game NFL season.

The $18 million answer? Bonaddio says we can look for 409 completions on 598 passes, amounting to 4,398 yards, 32 scores, and 15 picks.

That would be fairly comparable to Manning's final four seasons in Indy and would place him as the fifth-ranked fantasy QB heading into next year, just ahead of Cam Newton and behind only Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, and (wait for it) brother Eli.

[numberFire]