Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos
AFC West | 6-10-0
Rank: 24th
Avg Yds
Rank: 18th
Avg PYds
Rank: 18th
Avg RYds
Rank: 10th
Posted 8/19/2019 10:08 pm UTC
Denver Broncos WR Courtland Sutton secured both of his targets for 28 yards in a 24-15 preseason loss to the San Francisco 49ers Monday, Aug. 19.
Huddle Up: With a golden opportunity to emerge as the go-to weapon for Joe Flacco this season, Sutton has legitimate WR2 upside. It remains to be seen if he can take advantage of that opportunity, but it is worth finding out if you can land him as a WR4.
Posted 8/19/2019 9:08 pm UTC
Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman failed to gain a yard on five carries in a 24-15 preseason loss to the San Francisco 49ers Monday, Aug. 19.
Huddle Up: The Broncos want to have Freeman more involved in the running game this year, and one bad preseason performance isn't going to change that. He has flex potential in an expanded role, but the Denver running game could quickly return to being the Phillip Lindsay show if Freeman struggles during the regular season.
Posted 8/19/2019 9:08 pm UTC
Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (ankles) made his preseason debut against the San Francisco 49ers on Monday, Aug. 19, returning from double ankle surgery. He had a five-yard catch, a 19-yard run on a reverse and one long reception called back due to penalty.
Huddle Up: It was a successful return to game action for Sanders, and he looked good, particularly on the reverse which saw him juke his way to a solid gainer while putting stress on those ankles. He heads into 2019 as a low-end WR4 in most fantasy formats, and he'll be jockeying with emerging stud Courtland Sutton for the No. 1 job in the Mile High City.
Posted 8/19/2019 6:08 pm UTC
Denver Broncos TE Noah Fant (foot) suffered a foot injury during the preseason game Monday, Aug. 19, and is considered questionable to return.
Huddle Up: Fantasy players should know more about Fant's injury after the game. He has a chance to have a solid role in the passing game this season and could be a No. 2 tight end in some deeper fantasy leagues.
Posted 8/19/2019 10:08 am UTC
Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (Achilles) will play Monday, Aug. 19, in his first game since tearing his Achilles' tendon last December.
Huddle Up: Sanders' ADP has dropped considerably from his usual career levels; he's going in the middle of the 10th round on average as a WR4. He still figures to be the Broncos' lead receiver in a group including sophomores Courtland Sutton and DaeSean Hamilton, and rookie Juwann Winfree. He could prove to be one of the best steals in 2019 drafts.
Posted 8/13/2019 5:08 pm UTC
Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (Achilles) said Tuesday, Aug. 13, he doesn't believe he'll be on a snap-count limit come Week 1 of the regular season.
Huddle Up: Sanders has tumbled down the WR ranks due to last season's injury and age (32), but he continues to appear well ahead of schedule in training camp. It's a very real possibility that he winds up leading the Broncos in receiving and proves to be an extremely valuable late-draft fantasy pickup.
Posted 8/13/2019 1:08 am UTC
Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (Achilles, ankle) said he underwent surgery on his right ankle during the offseason. Sanders said he dealt with problems with his ankle for the last two seasons.
Huddle Up: Sanders appears to be making good progress in his recovery and should be ready for the start of the regular season. He is on track to be the No. 1 receiver for the Broncos in 2019 and can be considered a No. 2 or No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues.
Posted 8/11/2019 4:08 pm UTC
Denver Broncos RB Theo Riddick (shoulder) suffered a 'slight' shoulder fracture in the team's preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday, Aug. 8, and is expected to be sidelined for the next 6-to-8 weeks, according to league sources. Surgery likely will not be required.
Huddle Up: Riddick was in line to take away targets from the rest of the Denver running backs and even slot receiver DaeSean Hamilton, but that's likely on hold until at least Week 3 or 4 at the earliest. In the meantime, Riddick is nothing more than a end-of-draft flier in PPR leagues.
Posted 8/09/2019 5:08 am UTC
Carolina Panthers RB Elijah Holyfield rushed nine times for 26 yards and a touchdown and caught two passes for 13 yards and another score in a 23-13 preseason win over the Chicago Bears Thursday, Aug. 8.
Huddle Up: With Jordan Scarlett sidelined with a back injury, Holyfield had a chance to show he deserves to be the primary backup to Christian McCaffrey. The situation is worth monitoring during the preseason, and Holyfield could become the handcuff of choice for McCaffrey owners.
Posted 8/06/2019 6:08 am UTC
Denver Broncos TE Jake Butt (knee) said Monday, Aug. 5, that he appreciates the team's patience, but he knows he has to prove himself. 'I still have to go out there and prove it,' Butt said. 'I can't just sit in the trainer's room all day. I'm not naive. I know how the business works, but it does mean a lot that the coaches still believe in me.'
Huddle Up: Butt was an impressive specimen in college at Michigan, but he has torn his anterior cruciate ligament three times in five years and it's uncertain if he'll be back to his pre-injury form. At this point he is not someone to rely upon for fantasy, and Noah Fant is likely to be the team's top tight end.
Posted 8/05/2019 1:08 am UTC
Houston Texans RB Damarea Crockett is the 'most natural replacement' for the backup role that free-agent RB D'Onta Foreman (Texans) was expected to fill, according to Aaron Reiss of The Athletic.
Huddle Up: Following the surprise release of Foreman, the Texans need a backup for Lamar Miller. If Crockett does win the job, Miller owners will want to grab his as a handcuff.
Posted 8/05/2019 1:08 am UTC
Denver Broncos WR DaeSean Hamilton (hamstring) was back at practice in full pads Sunday, Aug. 4.
Huddle Up: While Hamilton is on track to open the year as the No. 3 receiver, he can probably be left on the waiver wire in redraft leagues. That being said, he would be worth scooping up if Emmanuel Sanders suffers any type of setback in his recovery from an Achilles injury.
Posted 8/01/2019 6:08 pm UTC
Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman is performing well enough in camp that coaches appear ready to 'finally establish the true split-touch situation they envisioned between Freeman and Phillip Lindsay last season,' according to Yahoo! Sports' Charles Robinson.
Huddle Up: Freeman supporters would say he did the same thing last summer but was doomed by the unimaginative play-calling of then-offensive according to Bill Musgrave and a high percentage of stacked boxes. At any rate, it appears Freeman will play a much more vital role in this year's offense - which could easily include goal-line and four-minute work in addition to splitting regular work with Lindsay. There's high-end flex appeal with the 230-pounder this year.
Posted 7/29/2019 11:07 pm UTC
Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (Achilles) participated in team drills during practice Monday, July 29.
Huddle Up: Sanders probably will not play in any preseason games but appears to be on track for the start of the regular season. He has a chance to be at least a No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues if he is healthy.
Posted 7/29/2019 1:07 pm UTC
Free-agent RB Theo Riddick (Lions) will meet with the Denver Broncos, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Riddick still has some PPR appeal, but he'd have to land in a spot with a good chunk of playing time available to be more than an RB5 flyer.
Posted 7/27/2019 1:07 pm UTC
The Detroit Lions released RB Theo Riddick Saturday, July 27. The move frees up $3.66 million in salary cap space and leaves $962,500 in dead cap.
Huddle Up: Riddick should be worthy of consideration as a late-round option in PPR fantasy leagues. He had 285 receptions during his six seasons in Detroit, including 61 catches for 384 yards in 2018.
Posted 7/26/2019 2:07 pm UTC
Updating previous reports, Denver Broncos WR DaeSean Hamilton's (hamstring) injury is believed to be a short-term thing, according to head coach Vic Fangio.
Huddle Up: Hamilton has a chance to be a WR5 gem if he doesn't miss too much time.
Posted 7/26/2019 2:07 am UTC
Denver Broncos WR DaeSean Hamilton (hamstring) remained out of practice Thursday, July 25.
Huddle Up: Assuming the hamstring injury doesn't linger, Hamilton should open the year as a top-three receiver for the Broncos. He could be worth a look as a WR5, especially if Emmanuel Sanders is slow to recover from his Achilles injury.
Posted 7/25/2019 12:07 am UTC
Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (Achilles) participate in some snaps during seven-on-seven drills Wednesday, July 24. Head coach Vic Fangio said he hopes Sanders will be able to do more and more as camp goes on.
Huddle Up: Sanders appears to be making solid progress in his recovery but probably will not play in a game until the regular season. He will be the main target in the passing game if he is healthy and can be a No. 3 receiver in some fantasy leagues.
Posted 7/25/2019 12:07 am UTC
Denver Broncos WR DaeSean Hamilton (hamstring) left practice early Wednesday, July 24, because of a hamstring injury.
Huddle Up: Fantasy owners will need to keep an eye on the situation to see if Hamilton's injury lingers during camp. He is expected to be a top-three receiver for the Broncos and could have some fantasy value if he receives a solid amount of targets.
Posted 7/22/2019 6:07 am UTC
Denver Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay might get more touches as a receiver out of the backfield, offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello hinted Sunday, July 21. He was seen splitting out wide and matching up against various linebackers during 11-on-11 drills.
Huddle Up: Lindsay had 12.8 carries and 2.3 receptions per game last season, totaling 1,037 rushing yards and 241 receiving yards in 2018. If he is able to add to his receiving numbers, his fantasy value obviously improves, especially in PPR formats. Monitor the situation during training camp and the preseason.
Posted 7/22/2019 1:07 am UTC
Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (Achilles) continues to participate in the early portions of practice with the team before leaving to work with trainers, head coach Vic Fangio said Sunday. July 21. 'It's a slow but sure process,' Fangio said. 'Everything is good so far. He's where we expected him to be and even a little bit more.'
Huddle Up: While Sanders continues to make progress, it seems unlikely he is going to be top form by Week 1. If you are willing to be patient, he could become a solid WR3 by the end of the year.
Posted 7/21/2019 7:07 pm UTC
Denver Broncos RBs Phillip Lindsay and Royce Freeman remind offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello of former Atlanta Falcons running mates Tevin Coleman and Devonta Freeman. Coleman has since moved on to the San Francisco 49ers via free agency.
Huddle Up: Lindsay and Freeman combined for 1,558 rushing yards and 313 receiving yards with 15 total touchdowns last season. Lindsay, an undrafted free agent in 2018, is expected to stay on top of the backfield depth chart entering his second year.
Posted 7/21/2019 1:07 am UTC
Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman could see a 'bigger market share of carries' this season, specifically near the goal line and in short-yardage situations, according to Benjamin Allbright of 104.7 FM Denver.
Huddle Up: It sounds like Freeman could essentially serve as a power back, giving him some value in touchdown-only formats. Overall, Phillip Lindsay is still the Denver back to own, but his owners should target Freeman as an insurance policy.
Posted 7/20/2019 7:07 pm UTC
Denver Broncos QB Joe Flacco threw three interceptions during practice Saturday, July 20.
Huddle Up: Flacco is on track to be the starting quarterback this season and will look to post better numbers than he did last season. He will have a decent receiving corps to work with this season but likely will only be a low-end No. 2 quarterback in fantasy leagues.
Posted 7/19/2019 2:07 am UTC
Denver Broncos WR DaeSean Hamilton had 'a slew of solid receptions' for the first-team offense during training camp Thursday, July 18.
Huddle Up: Hamilton is expected to serve as the No. 3 receiver this season, but unless Emmanuel Sanders is slow to return to form, Hamilton can probably be left on the waiver wire.
Posted 7/18/2019 7:07 pm UTC
Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (Achilles) didn't participate in team periods at practice Thursday, July 18, but told NFL Network's James Palmer he could do them if he was allowed by the coaches and training staff. Sanders is expected to a 'full go' for practice in two to three weeks, according to Palmer.
Huddle Up: To be clear, clearance for full practice does not necessarily mean he is fully healthy. With that said, Sanders seems to be well ahead of schedule from the Achilles tear that ended his season just over eight months ago. At this point, the only question would appear to be if he'll see any action during preseason games; there seems to be no indication he's in any danger to miss Week 1. Nevertheless, owners should not expect him to begin this season at the same peak form he exhibited throughout most of 2018.
Posted 7/18/2019 4:07 pm UTC
Denver Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay (wrist) participated in the first offensive rep of training camp Thursday, July 18, and received the handoff on a rushing play. Lindsay didn't take a single handoff all offseason after undergoing wrist surgery this past winter.
Huddle Up: A healthier Royce Freeman will also see plenty of work in the Broncos' backfield, but Lindsay is expected to be the main man in the timeshare. Value him as a low-end RB2.
Posted 7/17/2019 6:07 pm UTC
Denver Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay (wrist) is ready for the start of training camp but will be eased back into practice during the early portion of camp.
Huddle Up: Lindsay is on track for the start of the regular season and could see some playing time in the preseason. He is expected to be the lead running back in 2019 after a terrific 2018 season. Lindsay can be at least a No. 2 running back in fantasy leagues.
Posted 7/17/2019 5:07 pm UTC
Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (Achilles') will not open camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list, according to team president John Elway.
Huddle Up: Sanders is a tough decision later in drafts this year. He's aging, and he's coming off an Achilles' injury. He's a risky WR4 or a WR5 flyer.
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