Denver Broncos

AFC West

C.J. Anderson being released

Mon, Apr 16th 10:41am EDT
By Anthony Cervino

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting the Denver Broncos have released RB C.J. Anderson. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Rapoport further reported that the Broncos tried to trade Anderson, but couldn't make it happen. For Anderson, since his hot start to his career in his second season back in 2014 in which he totaled 1,173 total yards and 10 TDs, he never lived up to his future expectations. And despite coming close last season, his time in Denver was up, which was the expected outcome. Look for Anderson to catch on with running back needy times like the Panthers or Giants. For the Broncos, this more than likely means they will target a running back early in the upcoming NFL Draft. Perhaps they have an intuition that Saquon Barkley falls. Denver is clearly rebuilding. It wouldn't shock me if they moved on from Emmanuel Sanders as well as the draft approaches.

Category: Transactions


ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that the Denver Broncos have agreed to trade quarterback Trevor Siemian to the Vikings. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Broncos will also send a late-round pick in this year's draft in exchange for a Vikings pick in 2019. The move was made to essentially get Siemian off the books now that they've acquired Case Keenum. Siemian will be the primary backup for newly-acquired Kirk Cousins.

Category: Transactions


Aqib Talib traded to Rams

Thu, Mar 8th 8:05pm EST
By Anthony Cervino

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting the Denver Broncos have agreed to trade CB Aqib Talib to the Los Angeles Rams. (Source: Ian Rapoort on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: In return for Talib, the Rams are expected to send a fifth-round pick in the 2018 draft to the Broncos. Talib will join a Rams team that recently acquired Marcus Peters from the Chiefs and signed former Packers starter Sam Shields to revamp their secondary. The Rams have made it clear that they are moving on from impending free agent Trumaine Johnson.

Category: Transactions


Carlos Henderson was arrested and charged with marijuana possession on Sunday. (Source: Brad Cesak on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: 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.


Devontae Booker recorded just three carries for 21 yards in the Broncos' Week 17 loss to the Chiefs. He caught his only target for 25 yards.

Fantasy Impact: Booker's usage was lower than one might expect if a team is looking for what they have in the future. As with DeAngelo Henderson, it was a surprise to see that neither got more work in a meaningless game. This may not bode well for his 2018 value, but a lot can change in the offseason. If the Broncos enter 2018 with C.J. Anderson as their lead back, Booker will have little value. He will only be in the fantasy conversation as a handcuff unless he looks to be taking the lead role from Anderson.

Category: Game Recaps


Brandon McManus made his lone field goal attempt and all three of his extra point attempts on Sunday against the Chiefs.

Fantasy Impact: McManus had a very disappointing 2017 campaign, both in terms of his opportunities and his accuracy. But kicking in Denver is almost always a good thing for fantasy purposes, and McManus should return to being a fairly reliable fantasy kicker in 2018.

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Bennie Fowler caught four of six targets for 56 yards on Sunday against the Chiefs.

Fantasy Impact: Fowler made the most of Emmanuel Sanders' absence on Sunday, being heavily involved throughout the game. He's a restricted free agent in 2018, so it's unclear where he'll ultimately end up. If it's back with the Broncos, he'll remain out of the fantasy discussion so long as the team retains both Demaryius Thomas and Sanders.

Category: Game Recaps


Demaryius Thomas caught six of eight targets for 57 yards and a touchdown in the Broncos' Week 17 loss to the Chiefs.

Fantasy Impact: Thomas fell 51 yards shy of his sixth-straight 1,000-yard season, ending a disappointing 2017 campaign. There were trade rumors surrounding Thomas this year, but assuming he stays with the Broncos, his future success is tied to what the team does with the quarterback position. With an upgrade, he can again move into the WR1 discussion.

Category: Game Recaps


Jeff Heuerman brought in one of two targets for nine yards in the Broncos' 27-24 loss to the Chiefs Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Heuerman will provide depth at tight end for the Broncos next season where Jake Butt will be the likely starter and primary receiving option.

Category: Game Recaps


Paxton Lynch completed 21 of 31 passes for 254 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions in the Broncos' 27-24 loss to the Chiefs Sunday. He added three rushes for 13 yards and lost one fumble.

Fantasy Impact: Lynch showed flashes in the loss to the Chiefs, but not enough to give Denver the confidence to go into next season with him as the starter. Look for the Broncos to pursue a new starting quarterback through either the draft or free agency.

Category: Game Recaps


Austin Traylor brought in one of two targets for 14 yards in the Broncos' 27-11 loss to the Redskins Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Traylor is a young player to keep an eye on next season as he will compete with Jake Butt for the primary receiving tight end role in Denver.

Category: Game Recaps


Brock Osweiler completed 22 of 38 passes for 193 yards and one interception in the Broncos' 27-11 loss to the Redskins Sunday. He added four carries for 27 yards and lost one fumble.

Fantasy Impact: Osweiler came back to the norm following a big game against Indianapolis last week. The Broncos are in need of a long term answer at quarterback as the end of the season nears.

Category: Game Recaps


The Denver Broncos D/ST disappointed in Week 16. The defense was solid in the run game, but gave up big plays in the passing game. Redskins QB Kirk Cousins finished the game with 299 passing yards and threw three TDs.

Fantasy Impact: The D/ST for Denver has been a far cry from their reputation as a top-tier defense. They have been relegated to waiver wire fodder and are only worth streaming in desirable match-ups.

Category: Game Recaps


NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) is officially ruled out for Week 16. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Dealing with an ankle injury, Sanders did not travel with the team to Washington and is ruled out for Sunday's matchup against the Redskins. WIth Cody Latimer also out, Bennie Fowler is in line to see an uptick in targets behind Demaryius Thomas in Week 16.

Category: Injury Updates


Cody Latimer caught three passes on four targets for 60 yards and a TD in Week 15. He also added a two-point conversion.

Fantasy Impact: It's hard to believe that this was the best game of Latimer's career after almost four years in the league, considering he was once a highly thought-of second-round draft pick. Nonetheless, Latimer has become more involved in the offense recently and may have an increased opportunity next week if Emmanuel Sanders is forced to sit out. Hopefully fantasy owners in their championship have better options though, as Latimer remains a desperation play. However, he is probably worth keeping an eye on for dynasty owners going into an offseason in which he will become a free agent.

Category: Game Recaps


Jamaal Charles had zero touches in Week 15.

Fantasy Impact: Charles has had very little volume since Devontae Booker returned from injury weeks ago. Charles in the clear RB3 in Denver and needs to remain on the waiver wire in all leagues.

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Virgil Green was not targeted in the Broncos' 23-0 win over the Jets Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Green is not a viable option for the fantasy playoffs.

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Denver Broncos beat writer Mike Klis is reporting tight end A.J. Derby (shoulder) is ruled out for Week 11. (Source: Mike Klis on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Derby will miss Sunday's contest against the Bengals with a shoulder injury. In his absence, Virgil Green is expected to be the primary receiving TE in Denver's struggling passing attack.

Category: Injury Updates


Shane Ray has been designated as an injured reserve-designated for return player. He is now eligible to practice. Ray can resume playing in Week 9. He had eight sacks and a forced fumble last season and will give Denver's pass rush a boost. (Source: Field Yates)

Fantasy Impact: Ray will be a welcomed addition to the Denver pass rush. Adding more sacks will help increase the value of the Denver D/ST.

Category: Injury Updates


Garrett Bolles was back at practice on Thursday in pads and helmet. Bolles went from possible season-ending injury to missing four to six weeks to potentially playing in Week 3 against the Bills. (Source: Mike Klis via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is great news for the Broncos' O-Line as they don't have much depth behind Bolles. He's still likely to miss Week 3, but getting him back sooner than later is good news for your Denver fantasy players.

Category: Injury Updates