4. Peyton Manning doesn't have to do it all, and I fully expect Manning will go out on top. Manning is one of the greatest QBs of all time but it helps that the Broncos have taken steps to help reduce his work load. With Gary Kubaik as the new OC, we expect the running game and CJ Anderson to thrive. His supporting cast in Denver is far better than his first year.
3. Emmanuel Sanders - Emmanuel Sanders is one of the hardest slot WRs to cover. He's small (listed at 5'11 180 - but that's very generous), very quick and can run precise routes. With Cody Latimer poised to take over as the #2 WR, Sanders can play exclusively in the slot, a position that we think suits him best. Any questions about his hands when he left Pittsburgh have been answered.
2. A better D - After selecting Shane Ray in the first round of the 2015 NFL draft, the Broncos pass rush is one of, if not THE, most elite in the league.
1. Deflategate - With Tom Brady recieving a 4 game suspension for his involvement in Deflategate, there is reason to believe the Patriots might struggle to start the season. This would allow Denver to enjoy a comfortable lead in the AFC playoff race, potentially setting themselves up for a #1 seed.