Peyton Manning will "rebound" from his 2008 MVP season and become a fantasy MVP once again.
Last year was one of Manning's worst years statistically speaking. Don't mistake these lowered stats for a decline in Manning's skill. Manning has another four or five good years left in him and he has a market correction in store for people buying on him this year. If Manning's floor (lowest expected stats) is 16 games, 27 TDs and 4000 PaYds...well I'll take that. The once perennial first-round pick is now found deserted in a ditch somewhere in the third round.
If I was to draft a QB early this year, it'd be Manning. Not Brees, not Brady...I'd draft Manning. Take a look at Manning's last nine games (17TD, 3INT, 2248 PaYds), that will give you a good idea of what to expect from a healed, prepared Peyton this year.
Forecast for Peyton Manning in 2009:
31 TD, 8 INT, 4100 PaYds.