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2009 Denver Broncos Regular Season Schedule
This offseason has been one of great change for the Denver Broncos as Jay Cutler and head coach Mike Shanahan are both gone from the organization. New quarterback Kyle Orton is still yet to have his No.1 receiver Brandon Marshall in the lineup as he is still conditioning back form a injury and learning the new playbook.
With so much change it will be vitally important that Denver stays healthy and play mistake free football in 2009. For that to happen for the Broncos they will need Kyle to play like he did against the Seahawks rather than the way he performed against the 49ers.
Below are three sections of interest that are worth paying attention to for fantasy owners coming into the season for this team. First we have listed our fantasy players which we believe are worth paying attention to this season. Next is strength of schedule against the run, pass and points against. Lastly we have a few games selected that will be key in telling how this team will preform for the 2009 season.
Strength of Schedule
vs Run 14th Easiest Schedule
vs Pass Hardest Schedule in Football
vs Points Given Up 6th Hardest Schedule
On paper this season is going to be a hard one for Orton and the Broncos passing game. Not only do they have the hardest schedule in football to throw against but they also have the 6th hardest schedule to score points against. I believe Orton and the Broncos will be able to move the ball up and down the field but I’m concerned about them once they get inside the red zone.
In the first two preseason games we’ve seen Orton get picked off inside the twenty and with a schedule like this one he will be playing defenses that can capitalize on his mistakes in close quarters. Hopefully when Marshall gets back on the field he can help provide a big target that Kyle can find for touchdowns.
Games of Interest
Weeks 1 – 3: It will be vitally important for the Broncos to have a strong start to the season as they play the Bengals, Browns and Raiders in the first three weeks. If they can get off to a hot start it will go a long way towards this team having a good year in 2009.
After those three games they will face an extremely tough stretch run of Cowboys, Patriots, Chargers, Ravens, Steelers, Redskins, Chargers and finally the Giants all in a row. If they can win their first three games and come out of their next seven with at least a 3 and 4 record than this team will have a good chance to get to the playoffs.
2009 Football Projection
This season will be an interesting one for the Broncos and I would suggest you drop all Denver players a round or two from your current fantasy football rankings. This team has a lot to prove and if they can put together a reasonable season than next year these players can be drafted with more reliability.
Fantasy Football Information Writer Sean E. Douglas: fantasy-info.com