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Fantasy Football Fact Sheet: Week 6

Broncos at Browns, Sun.: 1:00 p.m. ET

  1. Peyton Manning has thrown more interceptions than touchdowns in each of the last two games. It is the first time he has done that since Weeks 12 and 13 of the 2010 season.
  1. Manning has also thrown a pick in five straight games for the first time since the 2007 season. The Browns do not have an interception since the first half of Week 1 when they got Ryan Fitzpatrick.
  1. Dating back to last season, Peyton has thrown for multiple scores in only three of his last nine games. He has been held without a passing touchdown in four of those games.
  1. The Broncos have won two games this year in which they did not score an offensive touchdown.
  1. Demaryius Thomas is averaging 10.9 yards per catch this year. He averaged 15.3, 15.5, and 14.6 in his three previous seasons with Peyton in Denver.
  1. Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders are the only receiver duo to have 50-plus targets, 30-plus receptions and 400-plus yards in 2015. They have been the target on 111 of Peyton's 189 attempts (59 percent, tops in the NFL).
  1. If the Broncos can't run it this week, they will never run it. No team is allowing more yards (147), yards per carry (5.33), total yards (210.3) or Fantasy points (25.6) per game to the running back position than the Browns.
  1. Ronnie Hillman has the only two touchdowns and the only double-digit Fantasy day amongst the Denver running backs. He leads the team in rushing yards (212 to 139) and yards per carry (4.6 to 2.6) over C.J. Anderson despite playing fewer snaps and receiving fewer carries this year.
  1. Josh McCown has thrown for 340-plus yards and multiple scores in three straight games. No quarterback has thrown for 300 yards or multiple scores against the Broncos this year.
  1. McCown leads the NFL with 1,154 yards passing over the last three games. The Broncos have allowed just 1,108 yards passing in five games this year.
  1. Denver is allowing the fewest Fantasy points per game to quarterbacks in 2015 and no quarterback has even sniffed the Top 20 against them.
  1. Two of the last three running back groups to face the Broncos have produced 11-plus receptions, 79-plus yards and found the end zone.
  1. Over the last two weeks, Duke Johnson leads all running backs with 18 targets and 15 catches and is second with 140 yards receiving and a touchdown. In those same two games, Isaiah Crowell has chipped in five catches for 100 yards and a touchdown of his own on five targets.
  1. No team has allowed fewer Fantasy points per game to receivers in 2015 than the Broncos (12.6). No receiver has reached 90 yards against them and they have allowed only one receiver touchdown all year, also lowest in the NFL.
  1. No tight end has more routes run (127), receptions (20) or yards (319) than Gary Barnidge over the last three weeks, who is also second at 2.51 yards per route run. Amazingly, no other tight end in the NFL even has more than 200 yards during since Week 3! No tight end has scored against the Broncos this year, but three of the last four tight end groups have topped 60 yards against them.

Three Bonus Facts

  1. Arian Foster played 46 snaps and touched the ball 28 times for 118 total yards in the Thursday night loss to the Colts. In the last three weeks alone, the Jags have given up 576 yards, seven touchdowns and 106 Fantasy points to running backs, all of which are most in the NFL by a wide margin. Two backs have 26-plus points and four have at least 12 points against them in that stretch.
  1. Over the last three weeks, Allen Hurns has caught 18 of his 25 targets for 302 yards and three scores. He is the No. 3 Fantasy receiver in standard leagues during that span. The opposing No. 2 receiver has produced 10-plus Fantasy points in four straight games against the Texans.
  1. No team has thrown the ball more to their running backs than the Saints, who have 47 running back receptions and are led by Mark Ingram with 24. No team has allowed more receptions (49) or receiving yards (415) to running backs than the Falcons.
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