Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos
AFC West | 2-4-0
Avg PTS
20
Rank: 24th
Avg Yds
365.7
Rank: 18th
Avg PYds
259.1
Rank: 14th
Avg RYds
106.6
Rank: 17th
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Posted 10/22/2021 6:33 am GMT
Denver Broncos WR Tim Patrick had two catches (on five targets) for 16 yards against the Cleveland Browns in Week 7.
Huddle Up: Unless your league awards points based on Troy Aikman's praise, Patrick delivered precious little value Thursday night. He's done a capable job of holding down the fort following the losses of Jerry Jeudy and KJ Hamler, but with Jeudy expected back soon it'll be interesting to see how involved he'll remain in the offense going forward.
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Posted 10/22/2021 6:21 am GMT
Denver Broncos TE Noah Fant was targeted seven times against the Cleveland Browns on Thursday, Oct. 21, catching five of them for 39 yards.
Huddle Up: While seven targets is a respectable number, Fant is used primarily on short routes and has now averaged less than nine yards per reception in five of his seven games this season. That's a pretty steep decline for Fant, who averaged 14.1 yards per reception as a rookie and 10.9 last year. He carries more appeal in point-per-reception leagues, but even there Fant is a low-end No. 1 option.
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Posted 10/22/2021 6:08 am GMT
Denver Broncos WR Courtland Sutton caught five passes for 68 yards in Week 7 against the Cleveland Browns.
Huddle Up: Denver had one gain of more than 15 yards on Thursday night and that was Sutton's 31-yard, one-handed grab along the sideline. Bridgewater looked his way five times with Sutton catching all of them for a team-high 68 yards. It was a step back from his recent production, but the fourth-year pro has solidified himself as a borderline WR2/WR3 fantasy option.
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Posted 10/22/2021 5:50 am GMT
Denver Broncos RB Melvin Gordon carried the ball eight times for 18 yards during the team's Week 7 game against the Cleveland Browns. Gordon added 14 yards and a touchdown on two catches.
Huddle Up: Gordon's 10 combined touches matched Javonte Williams as the two backs continue to log a nearly 50/50 split in touches after seven weeks. Of late, Gordon has gotten more carries with Williams more involved in the passing game, but Denver would prefer to feature both men more heavily than they've been able to do during their four-game losing streak. They'll get some extra rest to refocus for their Week 8 matchup with Washington, where Gordon should be playable as an RB3/flex.
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Posted 10/22/2021 5:29 am GMT
Denver Broncos RB Javonte Williams carried the ball four times for 20 yards against the Cleveland Browns on Thursday, Oct. 21. He also caught six passes for 32 yards and a touchdown.
Huddle Up: It was an ugly night for the Broncos, which ran just 49 plays in a three-point loss to an injury-riddled Browns squad. That led to four rushing attempts from Williams, who has now posted single-digit carries in three of the last four games (all losses). The rookie had 12 rushes or more in Denver's first three games, which were all wins. It's no mystery that the Broncos want to lean on Williams and Melvin Gordon, but their defense can't get off the field right now, and it's making the offense play a style of football they'd rather avoid. Williams should continue to be viewed as an RB3/flex for the time being.
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Posted 10/22/2021 5:08 am GMT
Denver Broncos QB Teddy Bridgewater (foot, quadriceps) completed 23 of 33 passes for 187 yards, 2 touchdowns and an interception in a Week 7 loss to the Cleveland Browns.
Huddle Up: Bridgewater looked injured and/or bad enough in the first half that Drew Lock's name trended on Twitter. Denver decided against making the switch, and the veteran rewarded their patience with a pair of touchdowns on his three second-half drives. It wasn't enough, though, and the Broncos dropped their fourth straight. Despite that, it's hard to imagine them going away from Bridgewater at this stage since they clearly view him more highly than Lock, even at a reduced level of physical effectiveness. He looks like a shaky QB2 moving forward.
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Posted 10/22/2021 12:16 am GMT
Denver Broncos WR Jerry Jeudy (ankle) worked out before the Week 7 game, and the team expects him to be ready to play in Week 8, according to sources.
Huddle Up: Juedy has been sidelined since Week 1 because of his ankle injury but should play next week if he does not have any setbacks. He will be a main option in the passing game when he returns and can be a No. 2 or No. 3 fantasy receiver.
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Posted 10/21/2021 6:00 pm GMT
Denver Broncos WR Jerry Jeudy (ankle) wasn't activated off the Reserve/Injured list Thursday, Oct. 21, and won't play against the Cleveland Browns.
Huddle Up: Jeudy was designated to return last Saturday, but getting activated and playing in Week 7 on a short week was always a longshot. The Broncos' Week 8 Halloween matchup against the Washington is much more likely target.
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Posted 10/21/2021 12:13 pm GMT
Denver Broncos QB Teddy Bridgewater (foot, quadriceps) is expected to play Thursday, Oct. 21, against the Cleveland Browns.
Huddle Up: Bridgewater will have to deal with Myles Garrett and a very good Browns pass rush with possibly even more limited mobility. That's not a good recipe in fantasy. He's a QB2 this week.
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Posted 10/20/2021 8:09 pm GMT
Denver Broncos TE Noah Fant (foot) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 20, and is not on the injury report for Week 7.
Huddle Up: Fant posted a season-high 97 yards in the last game and has three touchdowns in the last five games. He will continue to be an important part of the passing game and can be a No. 1 tight end in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 10/20/2021 8:05 pm GMT
Denver Broncos RB Melvin Gordon (hip) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 20, and is not on the injury report for Week 7.
Huddle Up: Gordon is now sharing playing time with Javonte Williams but still sees a decent amount of touches each game. He is facing a tough Cleveland Browns defense but can still be a flex option in some leagues.
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Posted 10/20/2021 8:00 pm GMT
Denver Broncos QB Teddy Bridgewater (foot) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 20, and is listed as questionable for Week 7.
Huddle Up: Bridgewater appears to have a decent chance to play in Week 7, but fantasy players will know more after the inactive list is posted. He can be a starting option in two-quarterback leagues if he is active but can be avoided in standard leagues.
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Posted 10/19/2021 6:41 pm GMT
Denver Broncos QB Teddy Bridgewater (foot) is expected to start against the Cleveland Browns in Week 7 despite dealing with a Week 6 foot injury that 'has him hobbling' as of Tuesday, Oct. 19, according to Mike Klis of 9News.
Huddle Up: Bridgewater's fantasy point total might look like he had a good day, but he took a beating (five sacks) and threw three interceptions while facing constant pressure. Drew Lock would be the next man up for the Broncos, but it appears head coach Vic Fangio isn't ready to go down that road - even on a short week. Given Denver's recent play and Bridgewater's current status, it will be difficult for fantasy managers to use him in fantasy even as a bye-week replacement.
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Posted 10/18/2021 11:12 pm GMT
Denver Broncos TE Noah Fant (foot) was limited during practice Monday, Oct. 18. The Broncos did not hold a practice Monday, so this is an estimation.
Huddle Up: Fant is coming off his best game of the season with a season-high 97 yards. He has posted three touchdowns on the season and has been targeted 25 times over the last three games. He can be considered a low-end No. 1 tight end if he is active this week.
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Posted 10/18/2021 11:06 pm GMT
Denver Broncos RB Melvin Gordon (hip) was limited during practice Monday, Oct. 18. The Broncos did not hold a practice Monday, so this is an estimation.
Huddle Up: Gordon posted 73 total yards in the Week 6 game and will continue to share playing time with Javonte Williams moving forward. He can be a flex option in fantasy leagues if he is active for this week's game.
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Posted 10/18/2021 6:23 pm GMT
Denver Broncos WR Jerry Jeudy (ankle) is expected to do some full-speed work this week, but 'the chances of him playing (in Week 7 against the Cleveland Browns) are less than 50 percent,' according to head coach Vic Fangio.
Huddle Up: Whatever odds Jeudy had of returning this week are further reduced by the fact the Broncos are playing at the Cleveland Browns on a short week. The bigger long-term issue here is the relative lack of success stories with players returning to their previous effectiveness in the same year they suffer a high-ankle sprain. If fantasy managers can use Jeudy's pending return as a way to get something approaching the same WR2 value they expected from him on draft day, it may be worth making the deal.
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Posted 10/18/2021 6:53 am GMT
Denver Broncos WR Tim Patrick posted three receptions, 42 yards and a touchdown against the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday, Oct. 17.
Huddle Up: With KJ Hamler and Jerry Jeudy injured, Patrick has stepped into a larger-than-expected role this season. The results have been solid, though Jeudy should be ready to return in the not-too-distant future. Still, in the short term, Patrick carries value as a flex play.
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Posted 10/18/2021 6:43 am GMT
Denver Broncos WR Courtland Sutton caught eight of 14 targeted passes for 94 yards and a touchdown during the team's Week 6 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders.
Huddle Up: Injuries have thinned Denver's receiver corps, and Sutton is the clear top option on the outside right now. He's definitely been feast or famine this year -- three games of 90-plus receiving yards and three games of less than 50 -- but he could fill a WR3 slot with WR2 upside most weeks.
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Posted 10/18/2021 6:25 am GMT
Denver Broncos TE Noah Fant caught nine passes for 97 yards and a touchdown against the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday, Oct. 17. He was targeted 11 times.
Huddle Up: Fant's 97 receiving yards were his most since Dec. 8, 2018, and he also already matched a career high with his third receiving touchdown of the season. As a reliable underneath target, Fant is a nice match for Bridgewater's risk-averse style. While not an elite option, Fant should be a solid TE1 at this stage.
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Posted 10/18/2021 6:16 am GMT
Denver Broncos RB Melvin Gordon (leg) had 10 carries for 50 yards in Week 6 against the Las Vegas Raiders. He also had 23 yards on three receptions.
Huddle Up: Gordon had 73 total yards on Sunday, marking the fifth time in six games that he has eclipsed 65 yards of combined offense. He hasn't scored during the team's three-game losing streak, though, nor has he posted a gain of more than 14 yards during that stretch. He was bothered by a leg injury entering Sunday, so we'll see how he bounces back for their Thursday tilt with Cleveland.
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Posted 10/18/2021 6:06 am GMT
Denver Broncos RB Javonte Williams ran the ball 11 times for 53 yards against the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday, Oct. 17. He also caught three passes for 15 yards.
Huddle Up: With Denver playing from behind for much of Sunday's loss to Las Vegas, the Broncos got away from the run, throwing more than twice as many passes as run attempts. Williams was solid but unspectacular as he continues to split touches almost down the middle with Melvin Gordon. As long as that arrangement continues you should deploy Williams as an RB3 or flex.
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Posted 10/18/2021 5:54 am GMT
Denver Broncos QB Teddy Bridgewater completed 35 of 49 passes for 334 yards, 3 touchdowns and 3 interceptions during the team's Week 6 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders. Bridgewater also ran twice for nine yards and lost a fumble.
Huddle Up: Bridgewater entered Week 6 with just one turnover on the season, but he more than made up for it with four giveaways in a home loss to Las Vegas. Fantasy wise, Bridgewater is nearly impossible to trust since the better things are going for the team the less he's usually asked to do. At best he could be used as a reserve or bye-week fill-in depending on the matchup.
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Posted 10/17/2021 7:02 pm GMT
Denver Broncos RB Melvin Gordon (leg) is officially active for the Week 6 game.
Huddle Up: Gordon will be sharing playing time with Javonte Williams against the Las Vegas Raiders but can still be a flex option in standard leagues.
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Posted 10/16/2021 7:39 pm GMT
Denver Broncos WR Jerry Jeudy (ankle) on Saturday, Oct. 16, was designated to return from the Reserve/Injured list, per a source.
Huddle Up: That opens the 21-day window for Jeudy to be activated to the roster. The second-year wideout reportedly has made good progress in recovering from his high-ankle sprain, and according to beat writer Mike Klis, he's likely to return to action -- and WR2 fantasy status -- in Week 7 or 8.
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Posted 10/15/2021 11:50 pm GMT
Denver Broncos WR Courtland Sutton (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 15, and is not on the injury report for Week 6.
Huddle Up: Sutton has been targeted at least eight times in three of the last four games and is coming off his second 100-yard game of the season. He should be a popular target for Teddy Bridgewater and can be at least a No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 10/15/2021 11:42 pm GMT
Denver Broncos RB Melvin Gordon (leg) was limited during practice Friday, Oct. 15, and is listed as questionable for Week 6.
Huddle Up: Gordon has been on the injury report for the last several weeks but has not missed any games. He will see a majority of the work at running back and can be a No. 2 running back or flex option in leagues.
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Posted 10/15/2021 12:24 am GMT
Denver Broncos WR Courtland Sutton (ankle) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 14.
Huddle Up: Sutton has been targeted at least eight times in three of his last four games and is coming off his second 100-yard game of the season. He should see a similar workload this week and can be a No. 2 receiver in most leagues.
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Posted 10/15/2021 12:21 am GMT
Denver Broncos RB Melvin Gordon (hip) was limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 14.
Huddle Up: Gordon is on track to play against the Las Vegas Raiders and will continue to receive most of the work at running back. He can be a No. 2 running back or flex option in leagues.
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