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Week 7 Outlook
2017 third-round wide receiver Carlos Henderson has been suspended for Week 1 by the NFL for violating NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse. Henderson was already in hot water with the Broncos for failing to show up for training camp and this one-game ban certainly won't help his chances of competing for a roster spot if he were to report.
John Elway used 2018 picks on Courtland Sutton and DaeSean Hamilton, who will slot behind Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders. It was already reported that Henderson had long odds to even make the roster, so he's well off the fantasy radar for 2018 and could be close to washing out of the league already.
Mike Klis of 9News.com is reporting that second-year wide receiver Carlos Henderson "would have to pull off an upset to make the Broncos' 53-man roster."
This is a shocking development for a player the Broncos invested a third-round pick on just last year. Henderson didn't play in 2017 due to a hand injury and was then arrested for marijuana possession at the start of the offseason. When he showed up at training camp with a lingering hamstring issue, head coach Vance Joseph stated, "he's got to get back on the field if he wants to make this football team." This could be an attempt to light a fire under the young man, but the fact that they drafted two wide receivers in the top four rounds may make him dispensable. We'd still bet he's on the team come Week 1.
Carlos Henderson was arrested and charged with marijuana possession on Sunday.
Henderson will face the potential for suspension given the incident. He missed his entire rookie year with a thumb injury. He was viewed as a player to monitor for dynasty leagues considering the Broncos' aging WR duo, but this incident certainly won't help his causes. He's off the redraft radar for 2018 at this point.
Denver Broncos beat writer Nicki Jhabvala is reporting wide receiver Carlos Henderson (thumb) will undergo thumb surgery Sunday.
Henderson, a third-round pick in April's draft, will undergo a thumb surgery for an undisclosed injury. The team will not know the extent of the injury or a timetable for his return until post-op. The early favorite to open the 2017 season as Denver's WR3, Henderson will likely lose that job to Bennie Fowler or Cody Latimer if he misses extended time.
Denver Broncos' rookie wide receiver Carlos Henderson was listed as potentially both the kickoff returner and third wide receiver for the coming season by ESPN. Jeff Legwold stated "Henderson could take the kickoff-return job, and some with the Broncos believe he could even be the number three receiver because of his run-after-catch ability."
Henderson could have an impact in deeper leagues if he ends up handling both kickoff and receiving duties. Consider him as a speculative add in leagues that award points for return yardage. The third-rounder out of Louisiana Tech will look to spark the Broncos as a poor man's Tyreek Hill.