By Joseph Rysavy, Broncos Correspondent, Tue, Jan 20th 11:17pm EST
Gary Kubiak, the Ravens offensive coordinator in 2014, is coming home to Denver after signing a four year contract on January 19th to be the Broncos head coach. After being drafted by the Broncos and playing nine years as a backup QB for John Elway, Kubiak was offensive coordinator and QB coach for the Denver Broncos for 11 years. Gary Kubiak then spent eight years in Houston as head coach and one year in Baltimore as the offensive coordinator. Kubiak was 61-64 in his tenure as head coach in Houston, winning two division championships. During this time, Gary Kubiak had David Carr and Matt Schaub at quarterback; yet Kubiak was able to maintain a record of just under .500 and a respectable passing game throughout his stay in Houston. Indeed, in 2009, Kubiak's offense (with Schaub) led the league in passing yards and was ranked in the top five for passing attempts and passing TDs. Rick Dennison and Gary Kubiak are both known for their play-action passing scheme. (Source: Denver Post
Fantasy Impact: Of the off season changes that could occur, the hiring of Kubiak and Dennison may have the smallest impact on Sanders' fantasy value. Although Kubiak is known as a run-heavy coach, he still has led an effective passing offense throughout his career. Here are a few of the more pertinent fantasy relevant news that are still pending: Peyton Manning might retire; both Julius Thomas and Demaryius Thomas will be free agents (note: Demaryius Thomas is expected to receive the franchise tag if an agreement is not reached on time). Depending on how these elements play out, Emmanuel Sanders fantasy value may vary greatly as personnel decisions are made during the 2015 off season.