Denver Broncos

AFC West

Brandon McManus was 2-for-2 on field goal attempts in the Broncos' 16-14 loss to the Bears Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: McManus converted both of his field goal attempts and had a missed extra point erased by penalty Sunday. The Denver offense lacks the punch to make him a fantasy starter.

Category: Game Recaps


Joe Flacco completed 35-of-50 passes for 292 yards with one touchdown and one interception in the Broncos' 16-14 loss to the Bears Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Flacco saw huge volume Sunday but didn't managed produce a big fantasy day. He remains a reserve in 2QB leagues.

Category: Game Recaps


Noah Fant brought in all four of his targets for 33 yards in the Broncos' 16-14 loss to the Bears Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Fant converted all of his targets Sunday, but produced just 33 yards in a Denver loss. Fantasy owners should monitor his progress and he is a potential mid-season pickup if he progresses.

Category: Game Recaps


The Denver Broncos D/ST allowed 273 yards in a 16-14 loss to the Chicago Bears Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Denver failed to log a sack for the second consecutive week and produced no turnovers against Chicago. The talent and coaching will eventually show for this unit, but it is difficult to trust them for fantasy at this point with Green Bay on tap in Week 3.

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DaeSean Hamilton had two receptions for 15 yards on six targets in the Broncos' 16-14 loss to the Bears Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Hamilton is the WR3 in Denver and will lack the volume to be fantasy relevant most weeks behind Emmanuel Sanders and Courtland Sutton.

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Emmanuel Sanders had 11 receptions for 98 yards and one touchdown in the Broncos' 16-14 loss to the Bears Sunday. He was targeted 13 times.

Fantasy Impact: Sanders had a big game against Chicago and led the Broncos in receptions, targets, and yards. He is fully healthy and the clear WR1 in Denver. He is in the WR2 conversation for fantasy.

Category: Game Recaps


Courtland Sutton had four receptions for 40 yards on seven targets in the Broncos' 16-14 loss to the Bears Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Sutton was limited by a stout Bears defense Sunday after a strong Week 1 performance. Emmanuel Sanders continues to be the WR1 for Denver, but Sutton will have some strong fantasy performances going forward and merits WR3/4 consideration.

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Royce Freeman rushed 11 times for 54 yards and had five receptions for 48 yards in the Broncos' 16-14 loss to the Bears Sunday. He was targeted seven times.

Fantasy Impact: Freeman was more efficient with his touches than Phillip Lindsay this week and saw an equal share of the passing-game work. If this usage continues, Freeman is in the flex discussion in PPR formats.

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Phillip Lindsay had 13 carries for 36 yards and four receptions for 30 yards in the Broncos' 16-14 loss to the Bears Sunday. He was targeted seven times.

Fantasy Impact: Lindsay put up 66 total yards again this week as the Denver offense sputtered against a suffocating Chicago defensive front. He continues to see heavy receiving usage and out-carried Royce Freeman 13-11 this week. He remains a low-end flex option.

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Josey Jewell registered seven solo tackles and fourteen total tackles in today's loss to the Oakland Raiders.

Fantasy Impact: Jewell had a monster week one and by far the best game in his young career. It might be nice to see some consistency before you consider picking him up, but he should be on your radar after this performance.

Category: Game Recaps


Von Miller with a quiet night

Tue, Sep 10th 1:35am EDT
By Kaiyo Funaki

Von Miller was kept in check against the Oakland Raiders, as he was only able to register five total tackles.

Fantasy Impact: Miller is more of sack specialist than a tackling machine, so while it was uncharacteristic of him to not bring down the QB, it was his highest number of tackles since his week six game of 2018.

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Broncos fullback Andy Janovich (pectoral) is inactive for the team's Week 1 matchup against the Oakland Raiders. (Source: NFL.com)

Fantasy Impact: Janovich has just three career touchdowns over his three seasons in the league, so he is not relevant in fantasy formats unless he suddenly begins vulturing touchdowns in Denver.

Category: Transactions


Todd Davis (calf) is listed as doubtful for Monday's game against the Raiders. (Source: Zac Stevens on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Davis didn't practice all week and seems unlikely to go for Monday's game against rhe Raiders. Alexander Johnson and Corey Nelson will see more work if Davis is ruled out.

Category: Injury Updates


Broncos tight end Jeff Heuerman (shoulder) was not listed on the team's Thursday injury report ahead of their Monday night matchup against the Raiders. He had been limited earlier in the week with a shoulder injury. (Source: Zac Stevens on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Heuerman finished last season on injured reserve with broken ribs, so missing Week 1 would not have been a good start as he looks to carve out a role in a new Denver offense. Rookie first-round tight end Noah Fant is ahead of Heuerman on the depth chart, so it will likely take a combination of the former struggling and the latter playing well before Heuerman is relevant in most fantasy formats.

Category: Injury Updates


John Elway said that rookie QB Drew Lock is going on short-term IR Saturday, according to Mike Klis. (Source: Mike Klis on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Lock, a second-round pick, won't be eligible to come off of IR until after eight weeks into the season. With Joe Flacco firmly atop the depth chart and Lock guaranteed to miss at least the first eight games of the season, Lock's fantasy value lies solely in dynasty leagues. The Broncos, who cut Kevin Hogan Sunday, are now in the market for a backup QB.

Category: Transactions


Theo Riddick (shoulder) will be placed on the injured reserve. (Source: Nicki Jhabvala on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Riddick suffered a fractured shoulder when going out for a pass in Denver’s second preseason contest. Once available, Riddick figures to slide into the third-down role. With Jake Butt and Drew Lock also heading to the IR, his reactivation isn’t a guarantee.

Category: Injury Updates


Kevin Hogan is being released by the Denver Broncos, as reported by Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. The journeyman backup has bounced around the league and never gotten any significant opportunity. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This isn't notable other than it probably opens the door for rookie Drew Lock. The Broncos indicated they're shopping around for another #2 QB, but Lock figures to be the future starter at least until/unless he proves unworthy. Lock should be owned in Superflex Dynasty leagues but has little appeal for 2019. Hogan has no appeal in any format.

Category: Transactions


The Broncos released Safety Su'a Cravens Friday ahead of cut day. (Source: NFL.com)

Fantasy Impact: Cravens, a 2016 second-round pick, played in just five games in his lone season for the Broncos in 2018. The 24-year-old compiled 18 tackles in that span, with no defended passes or interceptions. Still, with his pedigree and youthfullness, Cravens should catch on somewhere as a low-risk, high-reward backup.

Category: Transactions


Devontae Booker did not play in the Broncos' 20-7 preseason win over the Cardinals Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Booker has little fantasy appeal this season. He will have a role on passing downs for Denver until Theo Riddick (shoulder) returns.

Category: Game Recaps


NFL Network's James Palmer is reporting Broncos TE Jake Butt (knee) will undergo a "minor" knee procedure. (Source: James Palmer on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Butt has experienced soreness in his left knee, triggering the procedure. With three ACL surgeries under his belt and now this, Butt's tenure in the NFL could be over before it even really begins.

Category: Injury Updates