If the last two weeks of play have been any indication, fantasy owners should re-think starting the Denver Broncos' Kyle Orton and Brandon Lloyd. Over his last two games, Orton has been 28-of-69 for 283 yards and three interceptions. His net fantasy points for those games against the Kansas City Chiefs and the Arizona Cardinals is zero. He gained two points against the Chiefs and then earned -2 points against the Cardinals. Three interceptions will kill a quarterback's fantasy production, not to mention his team's chances at actually winning the game.
Because of Orton's diminished returns the last two weeks, his top target, receiver Brandon Lloyd, has also suffered in production. With 31 and 32 yards in each of his last two games, Lloyd has produced only six points all together. Jabar Gaffney out-produced Lloyd against the Cardinals with 48 yards (4 points), but any Broncos receiver is a risky proposition to start now that Kyle Orton looks as though something is wrong with him.
But the good news for fantasy owners is that running back Knowshon Moreno has put together five straight fantasy games of 15-plus points. While he didn't follow up his 161-yard rushing performance with another 100-yard performance, Moreno had a touchdown and 81 yards on the ground. He caught five passes for 32 yards as well. Despite the Broncos offense sputtering with Kyle Orton at the helm, Knowshon Moreno is a top fantasy option for the rest of the season.