Wes Welker
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By Steve Painter, Broncos Correspondent, Mon, Sep 1st 3:32pm EDT

Welker continues to progress through the concussion protocol with every intention of playing this week against the Colts. (Source: Lindsey Jones on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Welker might be cleared for full-contact by Wednesday or Thursday if he has indeed fully recovered. That would enable him to play in this weeks game.

By Steve Painter, Broncos Correspondent, Sat, Aug 30th 9:30pm EDT

Wes Welker continues to progress through the NFL's concussion protocol. His next step is running/conditioning on Monday, Sept. 1st. (Source: Jeff Legwold on ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Welker was able to fly and warmup with the team in their preseason finale against Dallas this week. He is doing well at each step of the protocol. After running and conditioning the next step will be non-contact drills. Fantasy owners should feel confident in his progress but should always have a backup plan in light of his heath history. Stay tuned.

By Steve Painter, Broncos Correspondent, Wed, Aug 27th 6:58pm EDT

Wes Welker is making incredible progress in his recovery from the concussion he received during the game with the Texans last Saturday. (Source: Denver Post)

Fantasy Impact: Although he won't play in the Dallas game, this is a big step. He has 11 days to recover before possibly being cleared for the opener on Sept. 7. As mentioned earlier, Welker owners as well as those owners looking for a solid pickup, need to grab Cody Latimer if available. Even if Welker is playing, Latimer looks to be used in the red-zone much like Eric Decker was.

By Steve Painter, Broncos Correspondent, Wed, Aug 27th 11:02am EDT

Wes Welker is progressing very quickly through the concussion protocol. He is already exercising, which means the symptoms have subsided. (Source: Patrick Smyth on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is wonderful news for Welker, the Broncos, and Welker's fantasy owners and future drafters. It appears there is a very real possibility that he may be available for the first game on Sept. 7. Of course, be prudent and draft Cody Latimer as a stash.

By Steve Painter, Broncos Correspondent, Tue, Aug 26th 7:59pm EDT

Coach John Fox says that Wes Welker is doing "fantastic" in progressing through the NFL protocols for those who have a concussion. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is great news for those who have drafted Welker and were mildly panicking with the devastating news of yet another concussion for him. Welker might defy the odds and play in the first game on September 7th. If you are a Welker owner, then stash Cody Latimer for eventual use this season. Latimer is better than Andre Caldwell, and not many expect Welker to last through the 2014 campaign.

By Steve Painter, Broncos Correspondent, Mon, Aug 25th 4:10pm EDT

Wes Welker is recovering from a concussion but is not considering retirement. (Source: Jeff Legwold on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Be wary of drafting Welker before the sixth round. He has had 3 concussions in two years and honestly can't be relied upon upon for the entire year. He might be one more away from hanging it up. The Broncos might even consider scaling back his role.

By Graham Barfield, Broncos Correspondent, Sun, Aug 24th 11:02pm EDT

Broncos beat writer Mike Klis believes Wes Welker will play in Denver's preseason opener versus Indianapolis. (Source: Mike Klis - Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is a good bit of news considering the fact that for the last 24 hours, it has been assumed that Wes Welker will miss time or that he may be forced to retire due to a career of concussions. His latest concussion on Saturday night against Houston is the third one he's had in a year. Welker is a player to avoid at his mid-4th ADP; but, if he begins to fall in drafts, he could become a big enough value to take on his injury risk.

By Steve Painter, Broncos Correspondent, Sun, Aug 24th 12:47am EDT

Wes Welker has suffered another concussion, this one as the result of a cheap hit from D.J. Swearinger during the first half of Saturday night's game with the Texans. (Source: Troy Renck on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is potentially devastating news for Welker owners. He suffered two concussions last year and it might be time to discuss retirement for his own well-being. The time-table for his recovery is currently unknown pending further medical tests.

By Steve Painter, Broncos Correspondent, Sat, Aug 23rd 11:05pm EDT

Wes Welker suffered a blow to the head in the first half of the game with the Texans.

Fantasy Impact: Welker has a history of concussions and if this is yet another one, then it would mean a multi-week absence. Fantasy players need to watch this situation closely.

Sports Injury Alert | Sep 2nd
After suffering a concussion on August 23 against the Houston Texans, Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker was cleared to travel for the team's preseason finale against the Dallas Cowboys and was seen warming up on the field prior to the game.Welker continued his progress through the league's concussion protocol on Monday, as he took the field for practice. He has not been cleared for contact y...
ESPN | Sep 1st
Denver Broncos receiver Wes Welker (concussion) returns to practice.
ESPN | Sep 1st
Denver Broncos receiver Wes Welker (concussion) returns to practice.
NFL.com | Sep 1st
Wes Welker returned to Broncos practice Monday following his third concussion in less than a year. Has he been cleared to suit up Sunday? Also, we update you on Sammy Watkins' status for Sunday and more.
Rotoworld | Sep 1st
Wes Welker (concussion) is participating in Monday's practice.
ProFootballTalk | Sep 1st
Out of the last 10 times Wes Welker has suited up for a game, he has had to leave the game early because of a concussion three times. The most recent concussion came in the Broncos’ third preseason game, leading to fears that his career may be in jeopardy. But the Broncos don’t share those…
ESPN | Aug 26th
• ESPN NFL analyst Brian Dawkins discusses Wes Welker's concussion issues and future in the NFL. Dawkins • ESPN fantasy analyst Matthew...
ESPN | Aug 25th
Nate Ravitz and Matthew Berry breakdown all the action from Week 3 of the preseason including serious injuries to Sam Bradford, Wes Welker, Cam Netwon...
EDSFootball | Aug 24th
Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker left last night's game after a shot to the head from Houston Texans safety D.J. Swearinger. After the game, coach John Fox confirmed that Welker was diagnosed with a concussion. Welker missed three games at the end of last season as the result of a pair of concussions. If he were to miss regular-season action, Emmanuel Sanders would move into the slot ...
The Fake Football | Aug 24th
  Get our DFS Cheat Sheets  free just by signing up and depositing at DraftDay or Fantasy Elite! Follow @Jeff_Brubach The biggest news in fantasy land on Saturday evening came from Denver, as Wes Welker  Full Article » The post Training Camp Notes – Sunday, August 24th appeared first on Fantasy Football Rankings & more, The Fake Football.
The Fantasy Fix | Aug 21st
Note: This piece was originally written on July 15th by Jake Ciely and is one of many unique pieces that can be found in our 2014 fantasy football draft guide. None of this information has been updated since it was originally published. Wes Welker (25th among WR/62nd overall) – Everyone knows Peyton Manning is still the quarterback right? […]
Rotoprofessor | Aug 9th
by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) Wes Welker plays for Denver so, by almost default he’s still worth a Top 40 pick right? As you read that statement it should come off as naive, but that feels like many people’s thought process at this point.