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Fantasy football, Week 6: Peyton Manning a safe pick for good production

Although the Chargers are better than average in terms of yards allowed per game, Broncos QB Peyton Manning has had success against better defenses this season.

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Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos will face the San Diego Chargers, who own the league's 11th-best defense, on Monday night at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, Calif.

Despite the Chargers' highly-ranked defense, Manning projects to perform fairly well this week, according to NumberFire, which calculates a 290-yard, two-touchdown game for the Broncos' signal-caller.

Elsewhere, SB Nation's fantasy hub has Manning as its No. 4-ranked quarterback for Week 6, just behind Ben Roethlisberger and ahead of Robert Griffin III. In the Fantasy War Room, however, SB Nation Fantasy chose Manning over Big Ben:

Did you see Brees dissect that Chargers secondary last week? I like Manning this week...

Manning is off to a blistering start in 2012, although the Broncos have only faced two teams -- the Houston Texans and Pittsburgh Steelers -- that are ranked in the top half of the league in yards allowed per game. Manning has racked up over 300 yards through the air per game, while throwing for 11 touchdowns and just three interceptions.