Fantasy Football Profile: Kyle Orton
Now we get to see what Orton has. He was a standout at Purdue and finally has some weapons to work with in Brandon Marshall and Eddie Royal. He doesn’t take much of a step back with his Tight Ends as Daniel Graham and Tony Scheffler aren’t far off from Greg Olsen and Desmond Clark. He is going to a more pass-happy Offense and should see an increase in production, though he’s clearly a backup fantasy QB.
He should get off to a solid start facing Cincinnati and Cleveland in the first two weeks. He plays the Chiefs in Week 13. Unfortunately his best matchups aren’t in bye weeks, with lessens his value as a backup fantasy QB. His fantasy playoffs matchups are Indy, Oakland, and Philly, which are probably a moot point because if you’re relying on him as your #1 QB, you’re probably not in the fantasy playoffs. I would probably try and pair him with Brees or Manning. Brees has a bye in Week 5 and Orton faces New England. Peyton has a bye in Week 6 and Orton faces San Diego. Denver faces Baltimore when Tom Brady is on bye so I wouldn’t pair them up. Orton will be a late round pick and I’m putting him on a 3300 yard, 18 TD season.