Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos
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Posted 6/05/2019 9:06 pm UTC
Denver Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay (wrist) should be ready for the start of training camp, according to head coach Vic Fangio.
Huddle Up: Lindsay took over the starting job last season and should continue to receive a majority of the touches at running back. He can be considered at least a No. 2 running back in fantasy leagues in 2019.
Posted 6/04/2019 9:06 pm UTC
Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (Achilles) could return sooner than people think, according to head coach Vic Fangio on Tuesday, June 4. Fangio said his prediction wasn't based on any medical update. The receiver played just the first 12 games of the 2018 season before being placed on injured reserve.
Huddle Up: Sanders totaled 868 yards and four touchdowns off of 71 catches. The 32-year-old will enter the 2019 campaign atop a depth chart including Courtland Sutton, DaeSean Hamilton, and Tim Patrick, and with new QB Joe Flacco. He's a fringe WR2.
Posted 6/03/2019 12:06 am UTC
Denver Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay (wrist) has been able to participate in individual drills during OTAs but has not yet been cleared to catch passes.
Huddle Up: Lindsay is coming off an excellent rookie year, and he should enter the season as Denver's top back. As long as he is 100 percent by the time Week 1 rolls around, he should deliver RB2 production.
Posted 5/25/2019 1:05 am UTC
Denver Broncos WR Courtland Sutton said he has spent the offseason working with retired WR Anquan Boldin to improve his route-running and with trainer Tony Villani to boost his speed.
Huddle Up: It sounds like Sutton is putting in the work, and while he was a bit of a disappointment after Emmanuel Sanders was injured last season, he still has a chance to emerge as Denver's top receiver. He's a WR4 with upside entering 2019.
Posted 5/12/2019 8:05 pm UTC
Denver Broncos QB Joe Flacco will be the only quarterback that works with the first-team offense during offseason workouts, according to head coach Vic Fangio.
Huddle Up: Flacco likely needs to work with the starting offense this offseason since he is learning a new offense. He will have a solid group of receivers to work with in 2019 but has thrown less than 20 touchdowns in three of the last four seasons. He should only be a low-end No. 2 quarterback in fantasy leagues.
Posted 5/08/2019 2:05 am UTC
Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (Achilles) began running in cleats last week and has added lateral movements to his workout in recent days, although he has not attempted to start running an entire route tree as of Tuesday, May 7. 'When I do run full speed, I feel good. I wouldn't say we're ahead of schedule, I wouldn't say we're behind schedule. I just feel like we're somewhere in between. We'll see how it goes once I start running routes and how I feel to see if I'm ready to go. .. 'It's been feeling good. Still sore every now and then,' Sanders told the Denver Post.
Huddle Up: Sanders went on to say new offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello's playbook reminds him of Bruce Arians' when the duo worked together in Pittsburgh from 2010-11 at the beginning of the receiver's pro career. It's always difficult to predict how a player will be able to bounce back from the type of injury he suffered, making him something of a risky fantasy WR3 at best entering 2019.
Posted 5/04/2019 6:05 am UTC
Denver Broncos TE Jake Butt (knee) is unlikely to finish the season with the team, in the opinion of ESPN's Bill Barnwell, who sees TEs Noah Fant and Jeff Heuerman ahead of Butt, blocking his path to playing time.
Huddle Up: Knee injuries have ruined Butt's career. Until he proves he can stay on the field he doesn't belong anywhere near fantasy rosters.
Posted 4/27/2019 5:04 am UTC
Denver Broncos QB Joe Flacco is expected to be the team's starter for a while, according to GM John Elway, who said he envisioned Flacco and QB Drew Lock as a 'Brett Favre-Aaron Rodgers situation' with the Green Bay Packers.
Huddle Up: For those that need a refresher, the Packers drafted Rodgers in 2005 but did not start him until 2008. That would put Lock on track for the starting nod for the 2022 campaign. Of course, that ignores just how poorly Flacco has played in recent years, and given how much Elway has struggled with QBs in a post-Manning world you have to wonder how long the leash would be if Flacco continues to trend downwards. At this point it's hard to see much value in Flacco or Lock in single-year leagues.
Posted 4/18/2019 2:04 am UTC
Denver Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay (wrist) is at the team's minicamp, but either doing side field work or no work at all. 'He's still under the medical people's orders. He's fine, but he can't just twist (the wrist) right now,' head coach Vic Fangio said Tuesday, April 16.
Huddle Up: Lindsay had a few months to get himself back to 100 percent. He came out of nowhere last season as an undrafted rookie to emerge as a must-start fantasy option. The former Colorado State product won't sneak up on anyone this season. Assuming he is fully healthy he will be a solid low-end RB2 or flex fantasy option in 2019.
Posted 4/07/2019 4:04 pm UTC
Denver Broncos FB Andy Janovich could see an expanded role in 2019 under new offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello. As the quarterbacks coach with the San Francisco 49ers last season, Scangarello comes from an offense which featured FB Kyle Juszczyk on 662 snaps -- 264 more than any other fullback in the league. Janovich, meanwhile, played 239 offensive snaps in Denver in 2018, rushing twice and catching eight passes.
Huddle Up: Janovich still isn't likely to have stand-alone fantasy value himself, but a potential vulture alert for Phillip Lindsay and Royce Freeman owners.
Posted 4/04/2019 6:04 am UTC
Denver Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay (wrist) might be able to return for organized team activities (OTAs) in May/June, general manager John Elway suggested. However, Lindsay said Wednesday, April 3 that he would not pin an exact date on his comeback. 'For me, I put no time limit on my injury right now,' Lindsay said. 'When I'm ready, I'm going to be ready.'
Huddle Up: Lindsay posted 1,278 combined total yards rushing and receiving with 10 touchdowns in his rookie season of 2018, and he will enter 2019 as a must-start fantasy option. Whether or not he participates in OTAs or not, it sounds like he'll be more than ready for training camp and the preseason.
Posted 3/26/2019 3:03 pm UTC
Denver Broncos TE Jake Butt (knee) thinks he's about five months away from returning and hopes to be ready for training camp.
Huddle Up: Butt could be a late-round flyer, but he has torn his ACL three times now. That's something to consider when looking for upside late in drafts.
Posted 3/24/2019 4:03 pm UTC
Denver Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay (wrist) is unlikely to be ready for the team's draft-week bonus minicamp as he recovers from wrist surgery, head coach Vic Fangio said Sunday, March 24.
Huddle Up: No real worries at the moment as this has been the planned recovery time all along. As long as Lindsay is cleared to go for most of training camp, he'll remain a RB2 draft consideration.
Posted 3/17/2019 12:03 am UTC
Denver Broncos WR Courtland Sutton is one of the players QB Joe Flacco said he is 'excited' to work with in 2019.
Huddle Up: A lot was expected out of Sutton after Emmanuel Sanders went down late last season, but he didn't see a jump in production. He will now have Joe Flacco throwing him the ball, which doesn't exactly move the needle either. Sutton enters 2019 in the WR3/WR4 range.
Posted 3/15/2019 5:03 pm UTC
Denver Broncos TE Jeff Heuerman agreed on a two-year deal Friday, March 15, to remain with the team. The deal is worth a maximum of $9 million and includes $2 million in guarantees for 2019.
Huddle Up: Heuerman caught 31-of-48 targets for 281 yards and two TDs last season -- all career highs -- but his campaign ended after 11 games due to broken ribs and bruised lung. If Heuerman can stay healthy (he's played in 37 out of a possible 48 games during three seasons in Denver), he could be a high-end TE2 sleeper given new quarterback Joe Flacco's past success connecting with tight ends.
Posted 3/15/2019 4:03 pm UTC
Denver Broncos QB Joe Flacco said Friday, March 15, that he's as healthy as he's ever been and is planning to be the team's quarterback solution for the foreseeable future. 'I hope they are dragging me out of this building a long time from now,' Flacco said.
Huddle Up: Flacco just turned 34, but with the myriad rules now favoring the offense and the passing game, quarterback lifespans certainly are longer than they used to be. If the Broncos can shore up their offensive line and add a pass-catching weapon or two -- namely a threat at tight end -- Flacco could be in line for a solid QB2 bounce-back fantasy season this fall.
Posted 3/14/2019 6:03 pm UTC
Denver Broncos QB Joe Flacco is entering his prime, in the opinion of general manager John Elway. Denver's offensive system is similar to the system Flacco succeeded in with former Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator and former Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak. Furthermore, head coach Vic Fangio knows Flacco and coached with the Ravens when Flacco was there.
Huddle Up: The addition of Flacco was a divisive move by the Broncos. Flacco is 34 years old, so it's hard to believe he's in his prime. If Denver can get a couple solid years out of him then it will be a win. Nonetheless, he is not and has never been a reliable starting fantasy quarterback.
Posted 3/13/2019 8:03 pm UTC
Updating previous reports, Denver Broncos QB Joe Flacco has officially been traded from the Baltimore Ravens with the league's new year beginning Wednesday, March 13, at 4 p.m. EDT. Baltimore receives a 2019 fourth-round pick from Denver.
Huddle Up: Flacco is a fringe QB2 in deeper leagues and has a suspect cast of receiving options at his disposal. Look for safer options or players with far more upside to man your backup spot.
Posted 3/10/2019 4:03 pm UTC
Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (Achilles) tweeted Sunday, March 10, that's he's 'wayyy ahead of schedule' in his recovery from an Achilles tendon tear suffered in December.
Huddle Up: The Broncos have indicated they will pick up Sanders' option for 2019 despite the injury and the fact that the wideout turns 32 this month. And if he does indeed make a strong recovery and doesn't miss any games in 2019, Sanders is a WR2 consideration as he projects to be the No. 1 target for new QB Joe Flacco.
Posted 2/27/2019 8:02 pm UTC
Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders' option will be picked up, according to general manager John Elway.
Huddle Up: The Broncos needed Sanders to stay on as a veteran leader for an otherwise young receiving group. There is the grim reality that he may be over the hill in wide receiver years, but he's capable of at least a WR3 campaign.
Posted 2/18/2019 7:02 pm UTC
Denver Broncos QB Joe Flacco passed his physical, making it possible for the Broncos and Baltimore Ravens to make their traded official in March. The Broncos agreed to trade the better of their fourth-round picks for Flacco.
Huddle Up: The move came at the bewilderment of many, with Flacco's ceiling being about as high as Case Keenum's. Nonetheless, Flacco has proven to be a backup fantasy quarterback throughout his mediocre career.
Posted 2/17/2019 6:02 pm UTC
Denver Broncos QB Joe Flacco also was coveted by the Washington Redskins, helping spark the Broncos to make the trade with the Baltimore Ravens on Wednesday, Feb. 13.
Huddle Up: Just as the QB he is replacing (Case Keenum) was in 2018, value Flacco as a mid-to-low-end QB2 next season in an offense that isn't expected to feature a high volume of passes.
Posted 2/16/2019 3:02 pm UTC
The Denver Broncos will not restructure the contract of QB Joe Flacco after agreeing to acquire him from the Baltimore Ravens earlier this week. He is slated to make $18.5 million in 2019, $20.25 million in 2020 and $24.25 million in 2021, although none of it is guaranteed.
Huddle Up: Flacco should be viewed as a QB2 in the majority of fantasy formats, with the potential to be a suitable bye-week replacement or starting option when he possesses a favorable matchup.
Posted 2/15/2019 2:02 am UTC
Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (Achilles') said he is no longer wearing a walking boot but still has a 'slight limp' when walking around.
Huddle Up: After suffering an Achilles' injury late in the year, it wouldn't be a surprise to see Sanders miss time in 2019. He showed last year that he can be a WR2 as the top option in Denver's passing attack, but fantasy owners will need to be patient as he returns to form.
Posted 2/13/2019 6:02 pm UTC
Denver Broncos QB Case Keenum is on the trading block in light of QB Joe Flacco being acquired. If a trade cannot be executed, Keenum will either take a big pay cut or just be released.
Huddle Up: Keenum is off the fantasy radar for now. On most other teams he'd be a quality backup, not a starter.
Posted 2/08/2019 4:02 pm UTC
Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (Achilles) has a $10.25 million option due on his 2019 contract, and the Broncos have until March 13 to exercise that option.
Huddle Up: Sanders turns 32 in March and complicating matters is his late-season Achilles tear that cost him the final four games of 2018. On the flip side, he's far and away the most experienced member of the Broncos' pass-catching corps, and he'd be a solid WR2 if he's brought back and is able to play close to a full season.
Posted 2/06/2019 10:02 pm UTC
Denver Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay (arm) is still sporting a cast on the right arm he fractured and had surgery on late in the season. Lindsay did not discuss his status for organized team activities this offseason, saying he is simply going with the flow in his recovery.
Huddle Up: Lindsay went from undrafted free agent to becoming the second rookie running back in history to tally at least 1,000 rushing yards and 10 total touchdowns on fewer than 200 carries. As long as he's fully healthy he'll be an RB2 candidate in PPR leagues.
Posted 1/31/2019 2:01 am UTC
Denver Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay (wrist) said he expects to participate in some of the workouts this offseason. General manager John Elway said Lindsay is on track to take part in organized team activities and the June minicamp.
Huddle Up: Lindsay finished his rookie season with 1,037 yards and nine touchdowns and was also involved in the passing game. He will be the team's starting running back next season and can be considered a No. 2 running back in all fantasy leagues.
Posted 1/25/2019 4:01 pm UTC
Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco is expected to part ways with the Ravens this offseason, and ideally the Ravens would like to find a trade partner to acquire the veteran quarterback. To that end, head coach John Harbaugh said Flacco's 'value is high' in a news conference Friday, Jan. 26, and added he can be 'one of the best' in the league if he's protected well and playing with suitable weapons on offense.
Huddle Up: In a QB-needy league, some team will likely pursue Flacco, but the statistical backing isn't on the veteran QB's side as Flacco has averaged a ho-hum 3,729 passing yards 19 TDs and 14 interceptions over his last two full seasons. He's more journeyman than elite at this stage entering his 12th season.
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