Fantasy Football: Forecasting The Value Of Quarterback Eli Manning

July 21, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Coming off a season where he posted career bests in passing yards (4,021), touchdown passes (27), and completion percentage (62.3 percent), Eli Manning enters 2010 with many analysts wondering if he can display the consistency to build upon that performance.
Manning has faced criticism ever since being the first overall pick of the 2004 NFL Draft, whether it was his leadership abilities, his decision making, or lapses in his mechanics which led to poor throws at inopportune times.
Although not a fiery leader on the field, Manning proved that his “lead by example” and quiet confidence in the huddle was an effective tactic in motivating his team when he led the Giants to a huge upset victory over the then-undefeated New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII.
He exhibited great poise in engineering an 83-yard touchdown drive in the fourth quarter to take the lead for good, and his efforts earned him a Super Bowl MVP trophy.
The following season (2008), ...

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