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Glen Perkins picked up his eighth save after throwing a perfect 10th inning with two strikeouts against the Indians on Monday.

Perkins eight saves in nine chances is tied for the second most saves in the American League with Orioles Tommy Hunter and Mariners Fernando Rodney.ANALYST: Michael Pichan

Chris Harris said he is hopeful rest will heal a nerve issue in his left shoulder and he can avoid surgery.

Even if Harris eventually does need surgery, he has plenty of time to get the surgery and still be ready for the start of the season. The Broncos will likely have some turnover on defense this offseason, but if Harris can return healthy with a few other key starters, the Broncos' D can be quite good once again. Analysis: Steve Pimental

Archie Manning said he thinks Peyton Manning is "done in Denver."

The Broncos probably need to keep Brock Osweiler, and some team will pay Osweiler to be their starter in 2016 if the Broncos are unwilling to do so. This leaves the door open for Manning to go to a team like the Rams, but it would probably make the most sense for Peyton to begin the season as a free agent and sign somewhere in the fall when some contender suffers a quarterback injury.  Analysis: Steve Pimental

Kony Ealy recorded four tackles, three sacks, recovered a fumble and had an interception in the Panthers Super Bowl loss to Denver.

Despite being in a rotation on the defensive line, Kony Ealy was an MVP candidate for Super Bowl 50 as he was the first player in NFL history to have at least two sacks and an interception in the Super Bowl. Ealy finished with three sacks, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and the interception. He accounted for both of the Panther turnovers in the game. His stock has been going up and Ealy is a player to keep in mind for IDP formats next year with Carolina.  Analysis: Greg Jewett

Luke Kuechly recorded ten tackles to lead the Panthers in their Super Bowl loss to Denver on Sunday night.

Luke Kuechly once again was a major cog in the Panther defense in Super Bowl 50. He was the only player to record double digit tackles on either team that featured two physical and mobile defenses. Not only did Kuechly make 10 tackles, but he also had a sack and a pass defended for Carolina. In IDP formats, Kuechly is a machine due to his high volume of tackles and this year his touchdowns as a result of interceptions. His nose for the ball and high energy of play make him a top linebacker in the NFL.  Analysis: Greg Jewett

Graham Gano was 1-for-2 in field goal attempts and made his only extra-point in the Panthers loss to the Broncos in Super Bowl 50.

In the regular season, Graham Gano was the second leading scorer with 146 points for the Panthers. He made 30-of-36 field goal attempts in the regular season but missed a key kick in the first half for Carolina in Super Bowl 50. His kick went right and hit the upright. Gano did recover to make a 39 yard field goal in the second half along with an extra-point to finish with four points in the game. But his miss may haunt him this offseason. But, Gano made over 83 percent of his field goals in the regular season and will be in a high scoring offense in 2016, so his fantasy stock remains the same going forward.  Analysis: Greg Jewett

Greg Olsen caught four of his nine targets for 41 yards during Carolina’s Super Bowl 50 loss to Denver.

As the receiver that teams were trying to shut down in the postseason, Greg Olsen stayed productive until the Super Bowl. Denver mixed up their coverages but were sure to know where Olsen was at all times. Olsen still caught four of his nine targets but only finished with 41 yards. Despite the poor performance, Olsen was a fantasy stud at tight end this season and should enter 2016 as a top three draft option for fantasy. Carolina will benefit from Kelvin Benjamin being back and Olsen will be the happiest as that will detract from his double teams in games. Olsen had over 1,100 receiving yards and seven touchdowns for Carolina in the regular season without Benjamin, he could be even better next year with more red zone targets.  Analysis: Greg Jewett

Ted Ginn caught four of his ten targets for 74 yards in the Panthers loss to the Broncos in Super Bowl 50.

Ted Ginn was the most targeted receiver for the Panthers in Super Bowl 50. That should account for part of Cam Newton’s low completion percentage. Ginn was in the top-10 of the most drops in the NFL this season. As frustrating as that is, Ginn also ran out of bounds during a huge gain in the second half when he could have gained at least five more prior to Graham Gano’s missed field goal. While it is nice that Ginn can provide big play availability, his inconsistency receiving the ball mitigates some of that allure. His role in this offense for next year is unknown, so it is probably best to ignore Ginn in early fantasy drafts as Cam Newton will have his favorite target, Kelvin Benjamin back.  Analysis: Greg Jewett

Corey Brown caught four of his seven targets for 80 yards in the Panthers Super Bowl loss on Sunday against the Broncos.

Corey Brown was one of the few receivers capable of creating space to catch passes for the Panthers on Sunday. After hauling in four passes, which included a huge play early in the second half, Brown was forced from the game. He hit his head hard in a catch that resembled the Giants David Tyree. But Brown hit his head very hard on landing and was diagnosed with a concussion. Prior to the injury, Brown had seven targets to finish third on the team in the game. His speed will play nicely with Devin Funchess and Kelvin Benjamin next year for the Panthers. Brown also developed nice rapport and big play ability with Newton which should push his fantasy value up for 2016.  Analysis: Greg Jewett

Jonathan Stewart carried the ball 12 times for 29 yards and a touchdown in the Panthers loss to Denver in Super Bowl 50 on Sunday. He also caught one of his two targets for a negative yard.

Jonathan Stewart was able to play through injury and scored his third post-season touchdown from the one yard line by leaping over the pile for Carolina. This was the only touchdown for the Panthers in Super Bowl 50. But Stewart was hampered by a player rolling over his foot and ankle early in the Super Bowl. He limped off the field but was not 100 percent in the game. As long as Stewart is with the Panthers next year he could be a part of a strong offense and a hungry team looking to finish their goal of a Super Bowl Championship. With Newton to take the pressure of other team’s defensive focus, Stewart could be in line for another productive season as long as he can stay healthy. Of course, therein lies the risk with Stewart.  Analysis: Greg Jewett

Brandon McManus was a perfect 3-for-3 on field goal attempts and converted his lone extra point attempt during the Broncos’ 24-10 win over the Panthers in Super Bowl 50.

McManus was a stud for the Broncos the entire season. With their offense always seeming to stall out in plus-territory, the kicker seemed to come through every Sunday when Denver called his number. Kicking at Mile High Stadium, he was always a candidate to be able to hit 50-plus yard kicks and his consistency made him one of the top three fantasy kicking options in the league. He will oncea again be a top option in 2016 for the Super Bowl champion Broncos.  Analysis: Zack Carpenter

Cam Newton completed 18-of-41 passes for 265 yards and had an interception in the Panthers 24 - 10 Super Bowl loss to Denver. Newton also rushed the ball six times for 45 yards. He was forced into two fumbles lost on sacks during the game, one resulted in a defensive touchdown.

Cam Newton did not have the fairy book ending in the Super Bowl. Denver’s defense confused, battered and wore Newton down in the second half. They sacked him six times and forced Newton into three turnovers in the game. Newton was not helped by drops by his receivers, but he only completed 44 percent of his passes for 265 yards. He did supply some offense with his running but only rushed six times for 45 yards. After a scintillating performance in the NFC Championship game, Newton struggled without a running game versus the Broncos and he was not able to escape the constant pressure. It cannot be forgotten that Newton was a fantasy All Star this year accounting for 35 passing touchdowns in the regular season. Newton was also one of six players to score at least 10 rushing touchdowns and the only quarterback. With his primary receiver back next year in Kelvin Benjamin to pair with Corey Brown and Greg Olsen, Newton will be a top five quarterback for fantasy in 2016 drafts.  Analysis: Greg Jewett

Von Miller tallied 2.5 sacks, including two strip-sacks, during the Broncos’ 24-10 win over the Panthers in Super Bowl 50.

Miller was sensational on Sunday. After enjoying the best postseason performance of his young career against the Patriots last week, Miller followed it up with an even more fantastic day in the most important game of his career (he missed the Broncos’ 2013 Super Bowl with an ACL injury). The two strip-sacks were by far the two most important plays of the day, as his first came in the first quarter which led to a Malik Jackson fumble recovery touchdown. And the second one came during Carolina’s final gasp in the fourth quarter. Miller was a beast as an edge pass rusher and a spy on Cam Newton, which was par for the course for the versatile linebacker who could double as a defensive end. Denver’s defense overall was amazing on Sunday, tying a Super Bowl record with seven sacks. As for Miller, he finished with 11.0 sacks and four forced fumbles on the year and he could easily be considered the Broncos’ season MVP. Set to be a free agent this offseason, Miller is going to get a huge pay day from the Broncos as they will try their hardest to make sure he finishes his career in Denver.  Analysis: Zack Carpenter

Owen Daniels caught one of his two targets for 18 yards during the Broncos’ 24-10 win over the Panthers in Super Bowl 50.

As Denver was wont to do the entire 2015 season, they didn’t use their tight ends on Sunday. After tallying a pair of touchdowns last week, Daniels was once again nowhere to be found, which was on exactly par for the course. If Brock Osweiler becomes the starting quarterback in 2016 per Peyton Manning’s retirement, the tight ends will be used a little more often, but don’t expect any high increase in their usage. And Daniel is a guy you will want to completely leave alone, whether in season-long or daily leagues. With just 517 yards and three scores on 46 catches in 2015, the proof is in the pudding.  Analysis: Zack Carpenter

Emmanuel Sanders caught six of his eight targets for 83 yards during the Broncos’ 24-10 win over the Panthers in Super Bowl 50.

Sanders was extremely effective as Denver’s No. 1 receiving option on Sunday. With Demaryius Thomas getting suffocated by Josh Norman, Peyton Manning continually looked Sanders’ way early and often. Sanders finished 15th in the league with 1,135 yards along with six touchdowns (equal to Thomas’ six scores) on his way to another outstanding season. Even with Peyton Manning having an awful season, Sanders was effective as a No. 2 fantasy receiver. With Brock Osweiler set to take over pending Manning’s potential retirement, Sanders should be another top target and solid fantasy receiver as he will be one of just two reliable targets on Denver’s receiving corps. Analysis: Zack Carpenter

Demaryius Thomas caught one catch on six targets for eight yards during the Broncos’ 24-10 win over the Panthers in Super Bowl 50.

Thomas’ rough postseason got even rougher on Sunday. He took an absolutely brutal hit from Luke Kuechly while going over the middle and he was very shaken up. After that play, he was not the same as he was hesitant and a step slower. Of course, a lot of that had to do with Josh Norman. The cornerback absolutely blanketed Thomas the entire day and didn’t give him an inch of breathing room. Despite the poor finish in the postseason, Thomas finished seventh in the league with 1,304 yards receiving while racking up six scores. He was the Broncos’ No. 1 receiver and had an outstanding season even with Peyton Manning suffering through the worst year of his career. If Manning retires, Brock Osweiler will be set to take the reins and Thomas will once again be a top 10 fantasy receiver.  Analysis: Zack Carpenter


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