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Quarterback, Dallas Cowboys

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Draft: 2009 Round 1 (5)
Ht: 6’2”  Wt: 225 DOB: 1986-11-11 Age: 29
QB Rank Tier ADP-12
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Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  PassingRushing Fantasy
Season Team G Cmp Att Cmp% Yard TD INTAtt Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2009 NYJ 15 196 363 54.0 2,444 12 20 36 106 2.9 3 198.8 13.3
2010 NYJ 16 278 507 54.8 3,278 17 13 30 105 3.5 3 260.4 16.3
2011 NYJ 16 308 542 56.8 3,474 26 18 37 103 2.8 6 324.0 20.3
2012 NYJ 15 246 453 54.3 2,883 13 18 22 28 1.3 0 199.0 13.3
2014 PHI 9 198 309 64.1 2,418 14 11 34 87 2.6 1 191.6 21.3
2015 PHI 3 59 91 64.8 616 4 4 6 22 3.7 0 49.0 16.3
2016 (Projected) DAL   12 19 63.2 135 0 1 1 2 2.0 0 7.0  

2016 Outlook
Depth Chart
The starting quarterback job in Denver is one of the most highly contested, extremely important training camp battles in the entire league this offseason. The job is primarily expected to be a battle between newcomers Mark Sanchez and Paxton Lynch, but keep an eye on Trevor Siemian who has already spent a year in the system and has been the recipient of quite a bit of praise from the coaching staff.

Nevertheless, the man who most believe will start the season behind center for the Broncos is the only player who has played a meaningful NFL snap thus far in his career Ė Sanchez. A quarterback who once led his Jets to back-to-back AFC Championship appearances, Sanchez has seen quite a fall from grace in recent seasons as he will now be playing for his third NFL team after his runs in Philadelphia and New York fizzled out.

Taking over as the starting quarterback for a team that won the Super Bowl just a few months ago is a daunting task on its own, but replacing arguably the greatest quarterback of all-time, Peyton Manning, is going to be on the mind of whoever ends up winning this job. Sanchez has been in a similar situation when he replaced another one of the all-time greats, Brett Favre, the season after Favre left the Jets.

Of course, Sanchez now steps into a situation where he has much higher expectations, but itís worth considering that heís not replacing a prime Manning. Heís replacing the version of Manning who played the worst football of his career, who nearly lost his job to Brock Osweiler, and was statistically speaking one of the worst quarterbacks in recent memory. Manningís 9-to-17 touchdown-to-interception ratio was humiliatingly bad and quite frankly was one of the main reasons why the Broncos werenít expected to completely run through the AFC Playoffs on their way to the Super Bowl in 2015. Despite Manningís terrible play, the Broncos were still able to get the job done where it counted Ė on the scoreboard. Much of that came from the reality that while Manning was a shell of his physical prime, he was still mentally sharp and was able to get players into the right positions to succeed.

At this point, it would be extremely difficult for Sanchez to be worse than Manning from a statistical standpoint. Sanchez has never been a great fantasy performer in the past, but he also hasnít often had the type of weapons that he does in Denver. Thereís practically no question that the Broncosí passing game is going to be more efficient than it was a season ago. However, itís also worth noting that the Broncos likely passed the ball more often in 2015 than head coach Gary Kubiak would have preferred. This could mean better efficiency from the position in terms of touchdowns and turnovers, but it might also mean fewer yards.

Sanchez projects as a QB2 in most formats, but does have the upside to produce QB1 numbers in favorable matchups. The other thing to keep in mind with Sanchez is that while he will likely start the season for the Broncos, that doesnít mean that he will keep the job all season. If the coaches donít like what theyíre seeing and particularly if the team starts the season with more losses than they expected, Sanchez could be on a short leash. Playmaking rookie quarterback Paxton Lynch is looming behind him on the depth chart and Trevor Siemian knows the playbook the best of the three, meaning that he could be given an opportunity if the wheels really begin to fall off the track.
Fan. Tm. Player
QB1QB2 Dak Prescott
QB2QB1 Tony Romo
QB3QB3 Mark Sanchez
QB4QB4 Kellen Moore
Cowboys Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Mark Sanchez to Cowboys?
Latest trade rumors have Broncos reaching out to Dallas
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Tue Aug 30, 11:55 am

Denver Broncos
Jane slater (@SlaterNFL) on Twitter: "Denver has contacted Dallas about a trade for Mark Sanchez. The Cowboys are not interested in a trade if it involves his current salary." (Twitter)

FFToday's Take: It's important to remember this isn't the Cowboys actively seeking Sanchez, who was demoted to backup status with Broncos QB Trevor Siemian apparently getting the starting nod. According to Slater, the Cowboys aren't interested in Sanchez at his current $4.5 million rate, so he'd have to take a pay cut to facilitate a deal that brings an experienced clipboard-holder to help out rookie Dak Prescott.

Broncos name Trevor Siemian starting QB
Kubiak: "He has control of whatís going onĒ
By: Mike Krueger | Mon Aug 29, 11:20 am

Denver Broncos
Itís official: Trevor Siemian is the Broncosí season-opening starting quarterback. Coach Gary Kubiak informed his players early Monday and the team announced shortly after that the second-year player out of Northwestern will take over where Peyton Manning and Brock Osweiler left off. (Denver Post)

FFToday's Take: While Mark Sanchez was signed this off-season, he failed to impress the coaching staff. The writing was on the wall when Siemian was announced as the starter in Preseason Week 3. The Broncos are expected to employ a run-heavy gameplan while Siemian gains experience as a starting QB in the league.

Injury QB Trevor Siemian returns to practice
By: Jake Gordon | Wed Aug 24, 5:19 pm

Denver Broncos
Trevor Siemian returned to practice Wednesday and took about 80 percent of his typical workload, NFL Media's James Palmer reported. The Broncos quarterback, who is in the midst of a three-way battle for the starting role, has been battling a sore shoulder and did not throw on Tuesday. (

FFToday's Take: Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian has the narrow lead over Mark Sanchez and Paxton Lynch at this point in training camp battle. Luckily, his shoulder issue isn't going to prevent him from playing this weekend where a strong performance should be enough to secure the starting job in Denver. Siemian's fantasy outlook is a bit murky due to his limited exposure, but he would immediately be a player to monitor in deep formats once the season opens.

Sanchez falling down depth chart in Denver
Trevor Siemian set to start second straight preseason game
By: Doug Orth | Mon Aug 22, 6:35 pm

Denver Broncos
Broncos HC Gary Kubiak said Monday that Trevor Siemian would be his starting quarterback this Saturday against the Los Angeles Rams in preseason game No. 3. Thatís two preseason starts in a row for Siemian in the two most important exhibition games for the first stringers. Kubiak said both Mark Sanchez and first-round rookie Paxton Lynch would play against the Rams. In what order, Kubiak wouldnít say. Nor would he say Siemian is the starter Sept. 8 in the regular-season opener against Carolina. (9News,com)

FFToday's Take: This news will affect very few redraft owners directly as Sanchez, Siemien or Lynch probably aren't going to see a lot of time in fantasy lineups this fall. However, the fantasy fates of Demaryius Thomas, Emmanuel Sanders and possibly even Virgil Green rest in the hands of the winner. Siemian appears to be in good position to seal the deal this weekend, but the fact Lynch is getting a chance to play in preseason game No. 3 means he is still in the running for the starting spot.

Denver QB battle heats up this week
Siemian and Sanchez both playing well
By: Jake Gordon | Wed Aug 17, 7:02 pm

Denver Broncos
As Broncos coach Gary Kubiak continues to evaluate the trio of QBs with the hope of sifting out his starter for Saturday and beyond, the new faces on the other side of the ball put the level of play into context. Trevor Siemian and Mark Sanchez, labeled co-No. 1 quarterbacks on the teamís depth chart, took advantage of the different looks, spraying deep balls in the end zone to the roar of the crowd and operating without an interception between them. Kubiak said he would probably decide on a starter Thursday for the upcoming 49ers game. The starter for their season-opening Super Bowl rematch with Carolina on Sept. 8 might be clearer by late Saturday night, after five months of evaluation. (Denver Post)

FFToday's Take: Gary Kubiak is trying to get the most out of his players and they are responding to the competition. The player who plays the best in practice throughout this week should become the front runner to open the year as the Broncos' starting quarterback.

Paxton Lynch "really stepping up"
HC pleased with progress rookie QB has made since spring
By: Doug Orth | Mon Aug 1, 6:25 pm

Denver Broncos
Although the offense was not consistently effective, QB Paxton Lynch followed his stellar performance Sunday with another solid day, although this was defined more by steady work and sound decision-making than hitting deep shots down the sideline and seam. "No. 12 is really, really stepping up," HC Gary Kubiak said. "He's making some progress here." (

FFToday's Take: Lynch, of course, is battling Mark Sanchez and Trevor Siemian for the right to start Week 1. He holds a considerable edge in talent and will probably start at some point in 2016, but he's a longshot to be under center Opening Night against Carolina. In other words, a good preseason showing will probably help him take over the starting job by midseason while an average one may keep him on the sidelines until 2017. When he is finally named the starter, he should be a high-upside QB2.

2015 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  PassingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yard TD INTAtt Yard Avg TD FPts
10 MIA L 19-20 14 23 60.9 156 0 1 2 4 2.0 0 8.2
11 TB L 17-45 26 41 63.4 261 2 3 2 14 7.0 0 22.5
12 at DET L 14-45 19 27 70.4 199 2 0 2 4 2.0 0 18.4

2014 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  PassingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yard TD INTAtt Yard Avg TD FPts
9 at HOU W 31-21 15 22 68.2 202 2 2 5 5 1.0 0 18.6
10 CAR W 45-21 20 37 54.1 332 2 0 2 -1 -0.5 0 24.5
11 at GB L 20-53 26 44 59.1 346 2 2 3 0 0.0 0 25.3
12 TEN W 43-24 30 43 69.8 307 1 2 4 4 1.0 0 19.8
13 at DAL W 33-10 20 29 69.0 217 1 0 7 28 4.0 1 23.7
14 SEA L 14-24 10 20 50.0 96 2 1 1 7 7.0 0 13.5
15 DAL L 27-38 17 28 60.7 252 0 2 0 0 - 0 12.6
16 at WAS L 24-27 37 50 74.0 374 2 1 5 22 4.4 0 28.9
17 at NYG W 34-26 23 36 63.9 292 2 1 7 22 3.1 0 24.8

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