Complete Week 18 Projections

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PROJECTED 2014 SEASON STATS
1. Demaryius Thomas, Den WRYEARTARRECYDSAVGTDRUSHYDSTDPTS
2013 Statistics14392143015.514000220
2014 Projections14493140015.113000216
2014 Outlook: His vertical game gets a lot of pub -- and for good reason. Thomas netted 96 fantasy points off vertical throws in 2013, 10th most among WRs. But he isn't a one-trick Bronco: His strongest suit is actually turning short passes into long gains. In his two seasons playing with Peyton Manning, he's compiled 1,225 yards after the catch, tops in the league. And last season he racked up an NFL-best 115 fantasy points -- and scored 9 of his 14 TDs -- on dink-and-dunk throws. Expect more of the same in Manning's quick-hitting offense.
2. Emmanuel Sanders, Den WRYEARTARRECYDSAVGTDRUSHYDSTDPTS
2013 Statistics1126774011.061250105
2014 Projections1207898412.671190139
2014 Outlook: Those looking for some positives in Sanders' metrics can point to his career highs in receptions (67), yards (740), targets (112) and TDs (6) last season. Those fishing for negatives can point to his 11 yards per reception, a mark that ranked him 32nd out of 34 wide receivers with 100 or more targets. Teaming up with Peyton Manning should lead to more of the positives, but competing with Demaryius Thomas, Wes Welker and Julius Thomas for targets could stall some of Sanders' statistical momentum. However, with Welker gone for the first four games as well as his continued concussion issues, Sanders could see a few more targets come his way.
3. Wes Welker, Den WRYEARTARRECYDSAVGTDRUSHYDSTDPTS
2013 Statistics1107377810.710000130
2014 Projections855465512.1500093
2014 Outlook: Welker suffered a concussion on Aug. 23, his third in less than a year, then was given a four-game suspension in early September. Last season through Week 8, Welker had the fourth-best fantasy total among WRs, scoring 103 points on 50 catches, 555 yards and 9 TDs. But he sputtered to the finish line, putting up only 27 points the rest of the season as he missed three games with yet another concussion. All in all, last season was only the second since 2006 that Welker failed to eclipse 100 catches and 1,000 yards. The suspension, combined with his concussion history makes him a risk/reward selection, but he won't be available until Week 6, so you'll have to be patient for any potential reward.
4. Cody Latimer, Den WRYEARTARRECYDSAVGTDRUSHYDSTDPTS
2013 Statistics------------------
2014 Projections533039313.1200051
2014 Outlook: While rookies rarely shine, at least Latimer has the right QB to make him relevant, even if only in rare instances this season. Wes Welker's four-game suspension to start the season should give Latimer a chance to get on the field more than he would have. He's worth a late-round flier in deeper leagues, but just remember rookie wideouts rarely shine right away.
5. Andre Caldwell, Den WRYEARTARRECYDSAVGTDRUSHYDSTDPTS
2013 Statistics301620012.5317034
2014 Projections492934211.8100040
2014 Outlook: Caldwell could see more targets than initially planned, due to Wes Welker's four-game suspension. He's averaged just 9.9 yards per catch during his career, so he's not a big-play option, but Caldwell could hold some value in deeper PPR formats, at least while Welker is out.
6. Jordan Norwood*, Den WRYEARTARRECYDSAVGTDRUSHYDSTDPTS
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7. Nathan Palmer, Den WRYEARTARRECYDSAVGTDRUSHYDSTDPTS
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8. Isaiah Burse, Den WRYEARTARRECYDSAVGTDRUSHYDSTDPTS
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