Stock Watch: Sell high on Kyle Orton?

Updated: October 26, 2010, 2:06 PM ET
By Eric Karabell
Through five weeks, it was tough to find a better, if not more surprising, quarterback-wide receiver duo in the league than the Denver Broncos' Kyle Orton and Brandon Lloyd. Even now, seven games into their season, Orton ranks as fantasy's No. 3 fantasy quarterback, barely behind Aaron Rodgers and Philip Rivers, while Lloyd is the No. 3 fantasy wide receiver for the season. Suffice to say, fantasy owners can't complain about these fellows.

However, things haven't gone so well for them the past two games. Hey, it's one thing to lose a close game and register somewhat muted statistics against the New York Jets, but Sunday's embarrassing 59-14 home loss to the Oakland Raiders was stunning on many levels and could have long-term ramifications that fantasy owners don't want to think about. The Broncos are 2-5. The playoffs are looking like a dream. And first-round pick Tim Tebow is, as you might have heard, a much-ballyhooed quarterback.