Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos
AFC West | 5-11-0
Rank: 28th
Avg Yds
Rank: 24th
Avg PYds
Rank: 27th
Avg RYds
Rank: 12th
Posted 3/05/2021 9:43 pm UTC
Denver Broncos WR Courtland Sutton (knee) has started running routes as part of his recovery from a torn anterior cruciate ligament, according to general manager George Paton.
Huddle Up: Sutton should be ready for the start of the 2021 season and could also do things during training camp. He should be a starting receiver for the Broncos and can be a No. 3 receiver in some fantasy leagues if he is healthy.
Posted 3/05/2021 5:56 pm UTC
Denver Broncos QB Drew Lock struggled with inconsistency in his second season as a starter and is expected to have competition in 2021, even if the Broncos are unable to land a clear upgrade such as the Houston Texans' Deshaun Watson. 'Until Drew proves to be the next great quarterback like the ones that the Denver franchise has been used to in years past, or the ones certain teams around the league have, we're going to always try and bring in competition,' Broncos head coach Vic Fangio said during a news conference Thursday, March 4. 'But I have confidence that Drew can continue to improve.'
Huddle Up: Propped up by many for a 2020 breakout, Lock threw only one more touchdown pass (16) than interception (15) and saw his completion percentage fall from 64.1 to 57.3. There is a talented supporting cast in the Mile High City with WR Courtland Sutton due back from injury, but Lock is low-end QB2 for now who will likely have to win a QB competition this summer to keep his job.
Posted 2/26/2021 11:18 pm UTC
Denver Broncos restricted free-agent WR Tim Patrick likely will receive interest from other teams if the Broncos do not offer him the first-round or second-round tender this offseason.
Huddle Up: Patrick led the team with six receiving touchdowns and finished with 742 yards. He likely will return to the Broncos but should have a solid role no matter where he plays in 2021. He can be a No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues.
Posted 2/25/2021 1:59 am UTC
Denver Broncos WR Tim Patrick was one of two receivers with 70-plus targets and zero drops in the 2020 season, according to Pro Football Focus. The other was Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald.
Huddle Up: Patrick caught 51 of 79 targets for 742 yards and six touchdowns while working with the inconsistent quarterback play of Drew Lock. The former undrafted free agent has been a steady presence for whoever has been under center for the Broncos, but he'll need an upgrade at the QB position to be a serious fantasy consideration in 2021.
Posted 2/04/2021 7:24 pm UTC
Denver Broncos Wr Jerry Jeudy on Thursday, Feb. 4, said he's aiming to improve this offseason. 'At the end of the day. I can't control the QB,' Jeudy said. 'I can only focus on me and what I need to do to get better, making easier for the QB to make the throw. I don't put it on the QB.' .
Huddle Up: As a rookie, Jeudy led the team with 856 receiving yards on 52 catches but only caught 46 percent of his targets and had just three TD grabs. More consistent QB play would certainly boost Jeudy's numbers, but fewer drops and more consistency on his end would go a long way as well. He's a low-end WR3 for now.
Posted 2/01/2021 2:14 am UTC
Denver Broncos WR Courtland Sutton (knee) said he began jogging in January for the first time since having surgery on his left knee, and his goal is to be ready for the 2021 season opener.
Huddle Up: Sutton's 2020 season ended with a torn ACL in Week 2, but he appeared on his way to being the No. 1 option in Denver's passing attack when he piled up 1,112 yards in 2019. If the injury causes him to slide into WR3 territory in drafts, it is worth the gamble that he can return to form.
Posted 1/20/2021 11:45 pm UTC
Denver Broncos WR Jerry Jeudy was targeted on a catchable pass on just 59 percent of throws by his quarterbacks in 2020, according to Pro Football Focus.
Huddle Up: Jeudy, the 15th overall pick of the 2020 NFL Draft, finished with 52 receptions for 856 yards and three touchdowns on his 113 targets while playing all 16 games. He was clearly used as the No. 1 receiver but didn't receive the necessary help from QB Drew Lock. The Broncos are said to be evaluating the QB position heading into the offseason. Jeudy will have less fantasy value than he had last draft season unless an upgrade is made.
Posted 1/19/2021 7:09 pm UTC
Denver Broncos QB Drew Lock is a player that president of football operations John Elway is 'still high on,' but Elway indicated Tuesday, Jan. 19, that new general manager George Paton 'will continue to look to fill that spot if we don't think that Drew is that guy.'
Huddle Up: Elway noted that 2020 was "essentially (Lock's) rookie year and the season was "not by any means an ideal situation for Drew," but the rest of his comments suggested the final decision will lie with Paton. While Lock has flashed at times, it is also clear that Elway expected much more this past season after loading up on playmakers like Noah Fant and Jerry Jeudy over the last two drafts. Expect Denver to be active in adding a quarterback upgrade via free agency or the draft this spring.
Posted 1/15/2021 7:39 pm UTC
Denver Broncos LB Von Miller is under criminal investigation by the Parker (Colo.) Police Department, which declined to get into further specifics. 'We're not commenting on nature of the allegations,' a Parker PD spokesperson said Friday, Jan. 15. 'We haven't completed the investigation.'
Huddle Up: Miller missed the 2020 season with an ankle injury, and this issue combined with his sub-par 2019 season (eight sacks) and his looming $22.2 million 2021 cap hit, is leading to increasing speculation that he may have played his final snap in Denver. He is entering the final season of a six-year, $114.1 million contract, and the Broncos must make a decision on their team option by March 9.
Posted 1/14/2021 7:47 pm UTC
Denver Broncos RB Melvin Gordon's attorneys on Thursday, Jan. 14, in virtual court entered a not guilty plea to a DUI charge last Oct. 14 in Denver. Gordon's next hearing is a disposition on Feb 24.
Huddle Up: Something to keep an eye on this offseason as Gordon could wind up opening the 2021 season on a league-issued suspension, depending on how things play out.
Posted 1/05/2021 8:40 pm UTC
Denver Broncos QB Drew Lock 'can be' the team's starting quarterback in 2021, according to head coach Vic Fangio, who noted Lock will 'have to improve.'
Huddle Up: The Broncos went all-in on giving Lock as much skill-position talent as possible last offseason. While he did flash at times and rarely had the benefit of the supporting cast that was promised him, the second-year quarterback still only managed a 16:15 touchdown-to-interception ratio. Denver should be considered one of the teams most likely to add or trade for a proven veteran - such as Matthew Stafford or Carson Wentz - that could be deemed expendable by their current teams.
Posted 1/04/2021 2:03 am UTC
Denver Broncos QB Drew Lock completed 25-of-41 passes for 339 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in Week 17 against the Las Vegas Raiders. RB Melvin Gordon also registered a game-high 93 rushing yards nad a touchdown, while RB Royce Freeman chimed in with 21 rushing yards on two totes. WR Jerry Jeudy had a career-high 140 yards on five catches with a score, while TE Noah Fant added four catches and 48 yards, while fellow TE Troy Fumagalli ended with two grabs, 15 yards and a touchdown. DT Dre'Mont Jones ended up with six total stops, 1.5 sacks, a tackle for loss and two quarterback hits.
Posted 1/03/2021 11:03 pm UTC
Denver Broncos WR Tim Patrick (foot) left the Week 17 game against the Las Vegas Raiders due to a foot injury and he is questionable to return.
Huddle Up: Patrick had two grabs for 46 yards before departing. He entered the day with career highs across the board with 49 grabs, 75 targets and 696 yards with six scores, emerging as a useful fantasy option in most leagues in 2020.
Posted 1/01/2021 6:16 pm UTC
Denver Broncos WR KJ Hamler (concussion) was held out of practice Friday, Jan. 1, and will miss the team's Week 17 game Sunday against the Las Vegas Raiders, according to head coach Vic Fangio.
Huddle Up: Hamler sustained a concussion early in the first half of Week 16, and will be unable to play in the finale. He finishes his rookie year with 30 receptions for 381 yards and three TDs on 56 targets.
Posted 12/30/2020 11:09 pm UTC
Denver Broncos WR KJ Hamler (concussion) didn't participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 30.
Huddle Up: Hamler played just eight offensive snaps last week and left without a target. He'll be a possible FLEX play in Week 17 championships if active as the Broncos continue to audition the 2020 second-round pick for the 2021 season and beyond.
Posted 12/28/2020 2:32 am UTC
Denver Broncos RB Jerry Jeudy caught six of his 15 targets for 61 yards in a 19-16 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 16.
Huddle Up: It was a season high in targets for Jeudy, who had failed to catch more than two passes in each of the four previous games. The rookie has plenty of long-term upside, but he shouldn't be trusted in the season finale.
Posted 12/28/2020 2:25 am UTC
Denver Broncos TE Noah Fant caught six of his nine targets for 65 yards in a 19-16 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 16.
Huddle Up: Fant topped 60 yards for the second game in a row, and he has a combined 14 catches on 20 targets in that stretch. With Drew Lock looking his way early and often, Fant is a low-end T1 ahead of Week 17.
Posted 12/28/2020 2:11 am UTC
Denver Broncos RB Melvin Gordon rushed 16 times for 79 yards in a 19-16 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 16.
Huddle Up: Gordon dominated the backfield touches, and he continues to produce solid, albeit unspectacular, stat lines. He's a midrange RB2 candidate heading into the season finale.
Posted 12/28/2020 2:03 am UTC
Denver Broncos QB Drew Lock completed 24 of his 47 passes for 264 yards and two interceptions and rushed five times for 15 yards and a score in 19-16 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 16.
Huddle Up: It was the eighth time this year Lock has thrown one touchdown or less, and he is no more than a shot-in-the-dark streaming option heading into the finale against Las Vegas.
Posted 12/27/2020 11:55 pm UTC
Denver Broncos WR KJ Hamler (concussion) suffered a concussion during the Week 16 game and will not return.
Huddle Up: Hamler will need to pass the concussion tests before he is cleared to play, so his status for Week 17 is uncertain. He has played well at times this season, but most fantasy players should be able to find better options.
Posted 12/20/2020 1:56 am UTC
Denver Broncos WR KJ Hamler caught just one of four targets for four yards against the Buffalo Bills in Week 15.
Huddle Up: That's a disappointing line for fantasy managers who rushed out to grab Hamler off waivers following his breakout two-touchdown performance in Week 14. He'll have more favorable matchups to end the season, but he'll be a risky FLEX option.
Posted 12/20/2020 1:38 am UTC
Denver Broncos WR Tim Patrick caught three of just four targets for 14 yards against the Buffalo Bills in Week 15.
Huddle Up: Patrick continues to be touchdown-dependent for fantasy value. He had scored three times in his last two games, but fantasy managers were starkly reminded of his low floor.
Posted 12/20/2020 1:34 am UTC
Denver Broncos WR Jerry Jeudy caught just one of five targets for 19 yards against the Buffalo Bills in Week 15.
Huddle Up: Jeudy has become largely irrelevant for fantasy purposes, but it's more at the fault of his quarterback. He'll have two favorable matchups against the Los Angeles Chargers and Las Vegas Raiders to end his rookie season, but he'll be a risky WR3/FLEX option.
Posted 12/20/2020 1:31 am UTC
Denver Broncos TE Noah Fant caught eight of 11 targets for 68 yards and a touchdown against the Buffalo Bills Saturday, Dec. 19.
Huddle Up: It was Fant's first end zone visit since Week 2 and his highest yardage total since Week 1. He was the only Broncos pass-catcher to top 20 receiving yards in a favorable matchup for tight ends. The poor play of QB Drew Lock will continue to leave Fant as a risky fantasy starter most weeks.
Posted 12/20/2020 1:24 am UTC
Denver Broncos RB Melvin Gordon ran for 61 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries against the Buffalo Bills Saturday, Dec. 19. He also caught all four of his targets for 20 yards.
Huddle Up: Gordon was the lone bright spot for the miserable Broncos offense. He kept getting work late in the lopsided loss and unexpectedly added his second touchdown in the fourth quarter. He has proven to be a reliable fantasy option, even when nothing else goes right for Denver.
Posted 12/20/2020 1:21 am UTC
Denver Broncos QB Drew Lock went 20-for-32 for 132 yards and one touchdown with an interception against the Buffalo Bills in Week 15. He lost a fumble that was returned by Buffalo for a touchdown.
Huddle Up: Lock wasn't even able to pad his stats with garbage-time yardage in the blowout loss. It was a disappointing performance coming off his four-touchdown day against the Carolina Panthers in Week 14.
Posted 12/19/2020 6:35 pm UTC
Denver Broncos RB Melvin Gordon (shoulder) is listed as questionable but is expected to play Saturday, Dec. 19, against the Buffalo Bills, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Gordon has been playing his best ball of the season of late, averaging 105.7 yards from scrimmage over his last three true games, aside from Denver's QB-less contest against the Saints, and he's a low-end RB2 option this week against the Bills.
Posted 12/18/2020 3:21 am UTC
Denver Broncos TE Noah Fant (illness) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 17, and is not on the injury report for Week 15.
Huddle Up: Fant left the last game early because of the illness and was held of the stat sheet but he has been successful during the second half of the season. He can be considered a low-end No. 1 tight end in fantasy leagues.
Posted 12/18/2020 3:11 am UTC
Denver Broncos WR Jerry Jeudy (ankle) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 17, and is not on the injury report for Week 15.
Huddle Up: Jeudy has only been targeted nine times over the last three games and has been held to under 50 yards in each of the last four games. He will be facing a good Buffalo Bills defense this week and can be avoided in most leagues.
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