RB - FA
Week 5 Outlook
The Denver Broncos have promoted RB Juwan Thompson to their active roster from the practice squad on Saturday.
Thompson will take C.J. Anderson's roster spot and could challenge Kapri Bibbs for the role of the No. 2 back on the depth chart. Thompson only totaled 99 yards last season, but he rushed for 272 yards and three touchdowns during his rookie campaign in 2014. With Bibbs an unproven commodity in the NFL, the Broncos could be more inclined to work Thomspon into the running back rotation sooner rather than later. Thompson could be a sneaky waiver wire add for the second half of 2016.
Juwan Thompson has been waived by the Denver Broncos as of Friday September 2nd.
Un-drafted out of college, Thompson has managed to make the Broncos' roster the past two seasons only to fall short in 2016. It is likely Thompson will catch on with another NFL team.
Juwan Thompson sat out in Week 3 against the Lions after suffering a neck injury. However, further testing showed the injury is not serious.
Thompson received his first carries of the season on Sunday against Detroit (3 carries for 11 yards), before leaving with a neck injury. While it is great news that the injury does not appear to be serious, Thompson remains irrelevant in fantasy, as he is firmly behind backup RB Ronnie Hillman and bell cow C.J. Anderson in an offense that relies heavily on Peyton Manning.
He averaged 5 yards per carry last year and scored three TDs as an UDFA out of Duke. He is performing very well and is challenging Ronnie Hillman and Montee Ball for the No. 2 spot. Coach Gary Kubiak said, "Forty (Thompson's number) looked unbelievable today, He's built for what we do."
Anytime a HC says this, take the message seriously. This now puts Thompson on the fantasy radar and drafters need to watch this situation develop. Those in Dynasty Leagues should add him immediately.