Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos
AFC West | 5-11-0
Rank: 28th
Avg Yds
Rank: 24th
Avg PYds
Rank: 27th
Avg RYds
Rank: 12th
Posted 5/09/2021 11:57 pm UTC
Denver Broncos RB Javonte Williams will 'factor in plenty' to the offense as a rookie because he brings an 'explosion' that RB Melvin Gordon lacks at this stage of his career, in the opinion of ESPN's Todd McShay.
Huddle Up: Gordon will likely lead the Broncos in carries in 2021, but Williams should see touches from Day 1 and could play his way into a backfield timeshare. At worst, he is a must-own handcuff for Gordon owners.
Posted 5/02/2021 5:38 pm UTC
Denver Broncos QB Drew Lock and QB Teddy Bridgewater will evenly share the snaps during offseason workouts and training camp, according to head coach Vic Fangio.
Huddle Up: Fantasy players will need to monitor the situation over the next several months to see if Luck or Bridgewater wins the job. The Broncos have a productive receiving corps, but neither quarterback should be a starter in standard fantasy leagues.
Posted 5/02/2021 12:23 am UTC
Denver Broncos WR Courtland Sutton (knee) is making very good progress in his recovery from a torn anterior cruciate ligament, according to head coach Vic Fangio.
Huddle Up: Sutton missed most of the 2020 season because of the injury but should be ready for the start of the 2021 season. He is a part of a crowded receiver room but probably will be one of the starting receivers. He has a chance to be a No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues.
Posted 4/28/2021 6:02 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers QB Teddy Bridgewater was traded to the Denver Broncos in exchange for a 2021 sixth-round draft pick Wednesday, April 28. As part of the deal, the Panthers will pay Bridgewater $7 million this year and the Broncos will pay him $3 million.
Huddle Up: The move clears the way for the Panthers to commit to Sam Darnold if they don't address quarterback early in the draft but will not preclude them from taking one in the first round either. There's a decent chance one of Alabama's Mac Jones, North Dakota State's Trey Lance and Ohio State's Justin Fields will be available to them at No. 8 barring a few quarterback-needy teams trading in front of them.
Posted 4/26/2021 10:37 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers QB Teddy Bridgewater could be a trade target for the Denver Broncos if the Broncos do not take a quarterback during the 2021 NFL Draft, in the opinion of NBC Sports' Peter King.
Huddle Up: The Broncos are expected to add a quarterback to compete with Drew Lock, and Bridgewater probably will not stay with the Panthers for long. Both quarterbacks would compete for the job during training camp if Bridgewater joins the Broncos, but neither quarterback would be more than a No. 2 fantasy quarterback.
Posted 4/25/2021 3:35 pm UTC
The Denver Broncos will decide after the NFL Draft if they will pick up the fifth-year option on WR Courtland Sutton's rookie contract for the 2022 season, according to general manager George Paton, who had previously expressed interest in keeping him with the organization for 'a long time.' A final decision needs to be made by May 3, and if the option is declined, Sutton will become a free agent after the 2021 season.
Huddle Up: Sutton missed nearly the entire 2020 season due to a torn anterior cruciate ligament but he is already running routes and is expected to be completely healthy for the start of the 2021 campaign. He should regain a starting role in Denver's offense and can be viewed as a No. 3 receiving option in many fantasy leagues.
Posted 4/22/2021 6:48 pm UTC
Denver Broncos QB Drew Lock has a fan in new general manager George Paton, but Paton quickly added that the team still plans on bringing in outside competition for the starting job this offseason. 'We do like Drew Lock,' Paton said at a news conference Thursday, April 22. 'What we don't want to do is force (competition). We still have time. There's a trade market. We still have the draft. We're going to be patient ... not force it. But we do want competition'
Huddle Up: Regarded as a preseason sleeper by many, Lock was was a 2020 disappointment in his second season with 16 touchdown passes, 15 interceptions and only two 300-yard games. Barring moving up to draft an elite QB next week, the Paton-promised competition likely will come from acquiring a veteran such as a Teddy Bridgewater or Gardner Minshew, and if so there will be a Mile High QB Derby to track this offseason.
Posted 4/19/2021 10:25 pm UTC
Denver Broncos QB Drew Lock was one of about 20 players to report for the start of offseason workouts Monday, April 19.
Huddle Up: Lock is the leading candidate for the starting job at this point, but the team may add a quarterback early in the 2021 NFL Draft. Fantasy players probably should see the Broncos starter as a No. 2 quarterback no matter who wins the job.
Posted 4/08/2021 5:28 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers QB Teddy Bridgewater has a a contract that isn't trade friendly, but he could be willing to take a pay cut as multiple teams are interested in the veteran quarterback, according to an NFL Network report Thursday, April 8.
Huddle Up: Bridgewater had a disappointing 2020 in Carolina, throwing for only 15 TDs while tossing 11 interceptions in 15 games and could be headed toward more of a backup/mentorship role with a team with a young QB.
Posted 4/06/2021 1:20 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers QB Teddy Bridgewater has been given permission to seek a trade to another team, according to sources.
Huddle Up: Bridgewater was a QB2 in fantasy before being relegated to a backup on his own team. He'll remain such if he lands on another team - at least initially.
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 3/01/2021 6:49 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers QB Teddy Bridgewater has received trade interest from the San Francisco 49ers this offseason.
Huddle Up: The 49ers have said Jimmy Garoppolo will be the starter next season but could consider adding Bridgewater as the backup that can push Garoppolo. Bridgewater can be a No. 2 fantasy quarterback next season if he starts for a team.
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 2/07/2021 5:36 pm UTC
Carolina Panthers QB Teddy Bridgewater was part of a trade package offered to the Detroit Lions in hopes of acquiring QB Matthew Stafford, according to sources. The Lions have agreed to a trade that will send Stafford to the Los Angeles Rams.
Huddle Up: Bridgewater is coming off a solid 2020 season but is not the quarterback of the future for the Panthers. There is a chance that he will be the starting quarterback for Carolina again next season, but he should only be a No. 2 fantasy quarterback.
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 1/04/2021 12:24 am UTC
Carolina Panthers QB Teddy Bridgewater completed 13-of-23 passes for 176 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions, while replacement QB P.J. Walker ended with three interceptions. RB Rodney Smith led the team with 40 rushing yards and a score, while WR Curtis Samuel finished with seven grabs for a career-best 118 yards. WR D.J. Moore also hit the century mark with 101 receiving yards on 11 targets, while WR Robby Anderson ended up with three catches and 40 yards. SS Tre Boston led the defense with 10 total stops, a sack, a tackle for loss and a quarterback hit.
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.
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