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Jake Butt to play in 2017?

Sun, Jul 16th 9:25am EDT
By Anthony Cervino

DEN

Denver Broncos beat writer Jeff Legwold is reporting tight end Jake Butt (knee) will "almost certainly" open training camp on the PUP list. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Butt, who is recovering from a severe knee injury suffered in college, will likely open training camp on the PUP list. However, Broncos head coach Vance Joseph told the media the fifth round pick in April's draft, who would have had a first round draft grade according to most experts if it wasn't for his ailing knee, "likely would play sometime" during the 2017 regular season. From a fantasy football perspective, the Broncos have a gaping hole at tight end since Julius Thomas left the team in 2015. I fully expect Butt to compete for the starting job upon his eventual return. Currently, he is a late round target in fantasy's Dynasty league formats.

Category: Injury Updates


NFL.com reports that Trevor Siemian is healthy and ready to compete with Paxton Lynch for the starting QB job in Denver. Siemian has been recovering from off-season shoulder surgery. Siemian stated "I'm just really excited-- I'm healthy." (Source: NFL.com)

Fantasy Impact: Siemian has the edge in experience over Lynch and is the returning starter in Denver. The Bronco offense will be limited again this year if Siemian is under center. His game manager style would cap the upside of receivers Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders. This will be a battle to watch when training camp opens July 27th for the Broncos. The best scenario for fantasy players is a healthy Siemian pushing Lynch to develop into the quarterback Denver traded up to draft last year.

Category: Rumors


Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (hip) is suggesting to the team's official website that he is no longer bothered by his lingering hip injury entering the 2017 season. “I got longer than 30 [years],” Thomas said via DenverBroncos.com. “I think I’ve got a couple good years [left]. Like I’ve been saying before, this is the best I’ve felt my whole career. I haven’t had the problems I usually have with my hip, because that was one of the things that held me back. I wake up now and I don’t feel it, and that’s a good sign because usually I wake up in the morning and I’m like, ‘OK, my hip’s tight. I’ve got to loosen it up to get it going.’ But now it’s totally different.” (Source: DenverBroncos.com)

Fantasy Impact: Thomas appears to be good to go for the 2017 season. He told DenverBroncos.com that he is no longer bothered by a lingering hip injury. Although he is coming off of his worst statistical season since 2013 -- he produced a 90-1083-5 stat line in 2016 -- he is still regarded a borderline WR1/ WR2 for the upcoming campaign. At his current WR13 ADP, Thomas could be a great value if he slips in fantasy drafts.

Category: Injury Updates


Denver WR Demaryius Thomas praised both Paxton Lynch and Trevor Siemian in a recent NFL.com piece on the Broncos QB battle. His comments on Lynch were especially encouraging. Thomas stated, "Then the first couple weeks, you see Paxton --people were talking about it-- but then the last couple of weeks where he was just out there lighting it up." (Source: NFL.com)

Fantasy Impact: Lynch developing enough to win the starting job in Denver would be a huge boon to the Bronco passing attack. He has the big arm, mobility, and upside Trevor Siemian lacks. WRs Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders would gain value with the threat of a downfield passing attack. Lynch would be an intriguing streaming option if he wins the competition in training camp.

Category: Rumors


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." (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: 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.

Category: Rumors


Denver Broncos beat writer Troy Renck is reporting running back Jamaal Charles (knee) is "ahead of schedule" in his recovery from left knee surgery. "I am doing everything," Charles said via TheDenverChannel.com. "I have been cutting the last couple of days with the guys during the offseason workouts. I feel like the way I am cutting that I am back to the normal me, man. It feels good to be moving around again," said Charles, who was limited to eight games the past two seasons because of knee injuries. "I have been knowing this the whole offseason (that the knee was fine). Nobody can take nothing away from me except God when my time is up. I am still 30 years old. I still have a lot of special stuff to do." (Source: The Denver Channel)

Fantasy Impact: Charles, who is recovering from a pair of left knee surgeries from last season, appears to be progressing on schedule in his rehab. The veteran rusher is entering his first year with the Broncos and could ultimately carve out a significant role in the backfield despite the presence of the inconsistent C.J. Anderson with a strong showing in training camp and if his health remains intact. At his current RB39 ADP, he is worth a late-round flier as his upside is sky high when playing at close to 100 percent.

Category: Injury Updates


ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting Denver Broncos kicker Brandon McManus has signed his RFA tender. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: McManus signed his fully guaranteed one-year, $2.8 million RFA tender Wednesday. While the veteran kicker is locked up in the short term, Schefter believes a "long-term deal is still possible" before the start of the 2017 regular season. For fantasy football purposes, McManus is a back-end option who is a bye week/ injury replacement at best. The Broncos struggle to put their offense in scoring position which effects the placekicker's value. He finished the 2016 campaign ranked 15th at his position in fantasy scoring with 125.60 points.

Category: Transactions


Kapri Bibbs traded to 49ers

Sat, Apr 29th 12:34pm EDT
By Anthony Cervino

SF

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting the Denver Broncos have traded running back Kapri Bibbs and a fifth round pick to the San Francisco 49ers for a 2018 fourth round draft selection. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Bibbs, who accumulated 204 total yards and a touchdown last season in Denver, was dealt to the 49ers Saturday. He'll join a 49ers offense with depth at running back. Currently, the oft-injured Carlos Hyde and Tim Hightower are slated as the top two RBs on the depth chart with DuJuan Harris and Bibbs likely to round out the position for 2017. Bibbs is off the fantasy radar in San Francisco.

Category: Transactions


Denver Broncos head coach Vance Joseph told the media running back C.J. Anderson (meniscus) will be "fully ready to go [on] the first day of OTAs." (Source: Mike Klis on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Anderson, who only played in seven games last season due to a torn meniscus, is on track to be ready for the start of OTAs. The 26-year-old running back is fully expected to open the 2017 season as the No. 1 rusher on Denver's depth chart and should expect his usual workload if his health remains intact. However, should he struggle as he is accustomed to doing as the year progresses, Devontae Booker could begin to eat into Anderson's touches sooner rather than later.

Category: Injury Updates


Denver Broncos wide receiver Bennie Fowler has signed his exclusive rights tender. (Source: Jon Heath on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Fowler caught 11 targets for 145 yards and two touchdowns while playing in 12 games last season with the Broncos. The 25-year-old wideout is expected to compete with Cody Latimer this offseason for the No. 3 spot on Denver's wide receiver depth chart.

Category: Transactions


Devontae Booker rushed 14 times for 57 yards and a touchdown and had two receptions for 52 yards and another score Week 17 against the Raiders.

Fantasy Impact: Devontae Booker managed his best fantasy output of the season however, it was a week late for most owners. Booker failed to take the reigns as the lead back in Denver while surrendering a bulk of the work to Justin Forsett in the final weeks of the season. Booker will finish his season with just 612 yards rushing and four rushing touchdowns and will likely continue to spell C.J. Anderson as his backup in 2017.

Category: Game Recaps


Justin Forsett rushed 22 times for 90 yards in the Broncos Week 17 win against the Raiders.

Fantasy Impact: Justin Forsett had his most productive outing in a Broncos uniform in Week 17 as he continued to both out-snap and out-touch Devontae Booker. The bulk of his production came off of a 64-yard scamper after breaking a multiple tackles. Forsett's future in Denver is uncertain and most wouldn't be surprised if he called it a career. Forsett will finish his season with just 291 rushing yards and one touchdown.

Category: Game Recaps


Emmanuel Sanders' day was finished early, as he left the Broncos' Week 17 game with a foot sprain during their first offensive drive and did not return. He was not targeted in the game.

Fantasy Impact: Sanders' injury does not sound like anything serious from a long term perspective, but with nothing on the line, there was no reason for the Broncos to try to get Sanders back on the field even if he might have been able to play. It was disappointing for anyone that was counting on him for fantasy purposes today, but that's the NFL for you. Sanders' and Demaryius Thomas' positions as the Broncos #1A and #1B WRs are secure for next year. That is certainly not the case for the rest of the Broncos' offensive personnel, however.

Category: Game Recaps


With fellow Broncos' TEs Virgil Green and A.J. Derby both sustaining concussions in Week 15, second-year man Jeff Heuerman could end up being the Broncos' only healthy TE and the de facto starter in Week 16 against the Chiefs. (Source: Denver Post)

Fantasy Impact: Jeff Heuerman did end up with four targets in Week 15 after Virgil Green got injured, but he should still be ignored in all formats for Week 16, even if Green and Derby end up missing the game. The Kansas City Chiefs (and specifically safety Eric Berry) have been very stingy in terms of allowing production to opposing TEs this season. While some daring DFS players may be looking at him as a contrarian, minimum-priced play this weekend, even that would not be advisable due to the match up and Heuerman's general lack of production thus far.

Category: Injury Updates


A.J. Derby caught four passes on six targets for 35 yards against the Patriots, who drafted him in 2015.

Fantasy Impact: Broncos' TE Virgil Green left the game on the Broncos second series, which opened up more opportunities for Derby and fellow TE Jeff Heuerman on Sunday. However, Derby has become the Broncos biggest receiving threat at the TE position (which still hasn't amounted to much), even when Green is healthy. Derby should not be on fantasy owners' radar for their Week 16 playoff/championship games, but he is young and could easily turn into a fantasy relevant player in coming seasons.

Category: Game Recaps


Marlon Brown ready to play

Thu, Dec 1st 3:53pm EST
By Aaron Blauer

DEN

According to Broncos' beat writer Nicki Jhabvala, Marlon Brown, who re-signed with the team last week after being cut during training camp due to a back injury, is ready to play. (Source: Nicki Jhabvala on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Marlon Brown enjoyed a small amount of fantasy relevance under Kubiak in Baltimore in 2013, but is unlikely to see that happen again in Denver. The Broncos now have seven WRs on their active roster and Brown will have much competition for the few leftover receptions after target-hogs Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders get theirs.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions


Jordan Taylor scored a six-yard TD against the Chiefs on Sunday night. It was his only reception on four targets.

Fantasy Impact: The TD was Jordan Taylor's second of the season, and second in the last two weeks. Jordan Taylor had a great preseason, but has failed to record more than two catches or 35 yards in any game in the regular season. He played on 21% of the Broncos' offensive snaps in this one, so he should not be a consideration for fantasy owners at this time.

Category: Game Recaps


Jordan Taylor caught both of his targets for 32 yards on Sunday, including a spectacular 14-yard TD catch in the first quarter.

Fantasy Impact: Jordan Taylor, a second-year player basically "red-shirted" his first year, turned some heads in the preseason, but has yet to do much in the regular season. His first career TD was a memorable one, as he leapt over the pylon into a defender and yet still managed to stay in bounds. However, the Broncos continue to feed their top-two WRs massive amounts of targets, leaving little for Taylor and the Broncos other pass catchers. Taylor should be left on the waiver wire.

Category: Game Recaps


Broncos tight end Virgil Green caught two passes for 24 yards against the Saints on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: This is the second week in a row Green has caught just two passes, and hasn't eclipsed more than 55 yards in a single week this year. He just isn't a huge part of the passing game.

Category: Game Recaps


The Denver Broncos have promoted RB Juwan Thompson to their active roster from the practice squad on Saturday. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: 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.

Category: Transactions


With TE Virgil Green out and TE Jeff Heuerman making his season debut, TE John Phillips got a few more snaps then he expected. Phillips caught two passes for nine yards and a TD.

Fantasy Impact: Phillips isn't on the fantasy radar as TE Virgil Green is expected back for Week 4.

Category: Game Recaps


Andy Janovich had one carry for 28 yards and a score in the Broncos' win over the Panthers on Thursday night.

Fantasy Impact: Gary Kubiak believes in his system and it showed Thursday night. FB Andy Janovich was an effective blocker for the Broncos' running backs all game and even found the end zone with his first NFL carry. Janovich does not carry any fantasy value however, he could take away a few touchdowns this season.

Category: Game Recaps


The Broncos announced that Cody Latimer will be the team's primary kick returner to start the season. He is also the third WR on the depth chart, with fellow wideout Bennie Fowler likely to miss at least week one. (Source: Denver Broncos)

Fantasy Impact: Latimer is unlikely to return much fantasy value unless one of the Broncos' top two WRs were to go down with an injury, but he could be an interesting name in leagues that award points for kick return yardage and TDs. He is also probably worth rostering in deep dynasty leagues for at least one more season due to his second round draft pedigree if nothing else.


The Dallas Cowboys and QB Mark Sanchez agreed to terms on a one-year deal on Saturday. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: After trade talks reportedly broke down between the Broncos and Cowboys, Sanchez was released. However, he did not remain a free agent for long as the Cowboys signed the veteran signal caller later in the day. Sanchez will enter the 2016 campaign as Dak Prescott's backup, but don't be surprised if he sees playing time if the rookie struggles in the regular season.

Category: Transactions


Ronnie Hillman has been cut by the Denver Broncos.

Fantasy Impact: The Broncos' leading rusher in 2015 has failed to make the 53 man roster for the 2016 season. Hillman is a speed back who fits nicely as a change of pace back however, he brings little value to special teams units.

Category: Transactions


According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Houston Texans and Denver Broncos are both "primary potential landing spots" for free agent quarterback Brock Osweiler. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: In the wake of Peyton Manning's retirement, the Denver Broncos could be in trouble in 2016. Brock Osweiler will hit the open market on Wednesday and could be on his way out of Denver. Houston is rumored to be pushing hard to sign the free-agent quarterback, which means the defending Super Bowl champions may be in the market for a quarterback to not only replace Manning, but Osweiler too.

Category: Rumors


Future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning "will announce" his retirement at a press conference on Monday to ESPN's Chris Mortensen. (Source: Chris Mortensen on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Peyton Manning's historical career will come to an end on Monday. Manning will retire as one of the most decorated athletes in all of sports including two Super Bowl victories(XLI, 50), Super Bowl MVP(XLI), 5x Associated Press NFL MVP and 7x First-Team All Pro.

Category: Rumors


Daniels had one reception for 15 yards against the San Diego Chargers.

Fantasy Impact: Daniels was a popular sleeper pick at tight end to enter the season, but he failed to deliver on that potential. Denver's offense was never as good as expected and this negatively affected Daniels' production throughout the season.

Category: Game Recaps


Davis had only three targets and one reception for five yards against the Steelers.

Fantasy Impact: Davis had another big drop this week and has had an up and down tenure with the Broncos to say the least. He hasn't had the impact expected to this point and that is unlikely to change moving forward this season.

Category: Game Recaps


Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders have dominated the wide receiver position for the Broncos but on Sunday night it was Andre Caldwell who left his mark on the game. Caldwell caught a four-yard go-ahead touchdown late in Sunday's game to give the Broncos a three point lead with only a minute left in the game. Denver would pull out a 30-24 victory in overtime against the Patriots. Caldwell finished the game with only two catches for eight yards and a score.

Fantasy Impact: It was clear to see that Caldwell and Osweiler have some developed chemistry from practice as Caldwell's touchdown was perfectly executed. Still, Caldwell has been irrelevant all year and that isn't likely to change in the future. There is no need to play Caldwell in any fantasy or daily league as he is a long way from having a defined role in this offense.

Category: Game Recaps


The Baltimore Ravens have signed four-year veteran tight end Dominique Jones onto their practice squad on Monday after Jones was cut from the Denver Broncos on Saturday. (Source: Baltimore Ravens )

Fantasy Impact: Jones has spent time with several NFL teams since he came into the NFL in 2012 as an undrafted free agent with the Miami Dolphins. He has only played in 13 games and recorded a total of three catches for 42 yards (NFL). He will join TE Konrad Reuland on the Ravens practice squad.

Category: Transactions


Broncos cut Montee Ball

Sun, Sep 6th 3:05pm EDT
By Blake Glosson

The Broncos announced on Sunday that they have waived RB Montee Ball. (Source: Denver Broncos on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The former second round draft pick saw limited action his rookie year, then was forced to miss the team's final eleven games last year due to a groin injury. After an unimpressive preseason, Ball quickly slipped from second to fourth on the depth chart. The Broncos eventually decided to release him to make room for waiver claims. It's hard to believe a player with such high hopes just two years ago will be out of a job for long.


Bucs sign Connor Barth

Thu, Aug 27th 10:04am EDT
By Blaine Blontz

CHI

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed kicker Connor Barth to a two-year deal. Barth was recently released by the Denver Broncos. (Source: NFL.com)

Fantasy Impact: While Barth doesn't have an extremely strong leg, he's always been an accurate kicker. He is expected to win the Bucs starting kicker job out of camp following this move.

Category: Transactions


Isiah Burse is one of the front runners to land the punt and kick return duties this season. With explosive speed, he could be a fun special teams player to watch this season. (Source: Mile High Report)

Fantasy Impact: Most likely he will not be fantasy football relevant this upcoming season, but could be a key piece for the Denver Broncos who lacked good special team play last season.


It's for a ridiculous amount of money, $9M per season, for a player whose stats were inflated by Peyton Manning. The Jags have money to burn and they are wasting no time. (Source: Charles Robinson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Thomas is a one-dimensional TE and fantasy players should not expect the same numbers he accumulated the Broncos. He is a mismatch creator but Blake Bortles is no Peyton Manning.


Peyton Manning announced Thursday that he will be returning to the Denver Broncos for the 2015 NFL season. Last season, Manning threw for 4,727 and 39 TDs, the second and third most respectively in his 17 year career. (Source: New York Times)

Fantasy Impact: After having a big year in 2013 with 73 receptions and 10 TDs, Wes Welker was ineffective in 2014, ending with 49 receptions and two TDs with one more game played. Expect much of the same from Welker in 2015. Welker's body is not holding up well with the hits he has taken over the years. Sadly, Welker appears to have seen the end of his fantasy relevance.


Jacob Tamme is still dealing with his hip injury, but he was a full participant in practice on Friday for the first time since his injury in week 13. (Source: Denver Broncos Injury Report)

Fantasy Impact: With Julius Thomas back healthy, Jacob Tamme remains off of the fantasy radar.


The Denver Broncos have released Kicker Matt Prater. (Source: Pro Football Talk)

Fantasy Impact: Prater should find work pretty quickly as he has been one of the top kickers in the NFL. This leaves the Broncos with Brandon McManus, who has been perfect thus far in 2014.


NFL.com reports that Trevor Siemian is healthy and ready to compete with Paxton Lynch for the starting QB job in Denver. Siemian has been recovering from off-season shoulder surgery. Siemian stated "I'm just really excited-- I'm healthy." (Source: NFL.com)

Fantasy Impact: Siemian has the edge in experience over Lynch and is the returning starter in Denver. The Bronco offense will be limited again this year if Siemian is under center. His game manager style would cap the upside of receivers Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders. This will be a battle to watch when training camp opens July 27th for the Broncos. The best scenario for fantasy players is a healthy Siemian pushing Lynch to develop into the quarterback Denver traded up to draft last year.

Category: Rumors


Denver WR Demaryius Thomas praised both Paxton Lynch and Trevor Siemian in a recent NFL.com piece on the Broncos QB battle. His comments on Lynch were especially encouraging. Thomas stated, "Then the first couple weeks, you see Paxton --people were talking about it-- but then the last couple of weeks where he was just out there lighting it up." (Source: NFL.com)

Fantasy Impact: Lynch developing enough to win the starting job in Denver would be a huge boon to the Bronco passing attack. He has the big arm, mobility, and upside Trevor Siemian lacks. WRs Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders would gain value with the threat of a downfield passing attack. Lynch would be an intriguing streaming option if he wins the competition in training camp.

Category: Rumors


The Dallas Cowboys and QB Mark Sanchez agreed to terms on a one-year deal on Saturday. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: After trade talks reportedly broke down between the Broncos and Cowboys, Sanchez was released. However, he did not remain a free agent for long as the Cowboys signed the veteran signal caller later in the day. Sanchez will enter the 2016 campaign as Dak Prescott's backup, but don't be surprised if he sees playing time if the rookie struggles in the regular season.

Category: Transactions


According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Houston Texans and Denver Broncos are both "primary potential landing spots" for free agent quarterback Brock Osweiler. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: In the wake of Peyton Manning's retirement, the Denver Broncos could be in trouble in 2016. Brock Osweiler will hit the open market on Wednesday and could be on his way out of Denver. Houston is rumored to be pushing hard to sign the free-agent quarterback, which means the defending Super Bowl champions may be in the market for a quarterback to not only replace Manning, but Osweiler too.

Category: Rumors


Future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning "will announce" his retirement at a press conference on Monday to ESPN's Chris Mortensen. (Source: Chris Mortensen on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Peyton Manning's historical career will come to an end on Monday. Manning will retire as one of the most decorated athletes in all of sports including two Super Bowl victories(XLI, 50), Super Bowl MVP(XLI), 5x Associated Press NFL MVP and 7x First-Team All Pro.

Category: Rumors


Denver Broncos beat writer Troy Renck is reporting running back Jamaal Charles (knee) is "ahead of schedule" in his recovery from left knee surgery. "I am doing everything," Charles said via TheDenverChannel.com. "I have been cutting the last couple of days with the guys during the offseason workouts. I feel like the way I am cutting that I am back to the normal me, man. It feels good to be moving around again," said Charles, who was limited to eight games the past two seasons because of knee injuries. "I have been knowing this the whole offseason (that the knee was fine). Nobody can take nothing away from me except God when my time is up. I am still 30 years old. I still have a lot of special stuff to do." (Source: The Denver Channel)

Fantasy Impact: Charles, who is recovering from a pair of left knee surgeries from last season, appears to be progressing on schedule in his rehab. The veteran rusher is entering his first year with the Broncos and could ultimately carve out a significant role in the backfield despite the presence of the inconsistent C.J. Anderson with a strong showing in training camp and if his health remains intact. At his current RB39 ADP, he is worth a late-round flier as his upside is sky high when playing at close to 100 percent.

Category: Injury Updates


Kapri Bibbs traded to 49ers

Sat, Apr 29th 12:34pm EDT
By Anthony Cervino

SF

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting the Denver Broncos have traded running back Kapri Bibbs and a fifth round pick to the San Francisco 49ers for a 2018 fourth round draft selection. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Bibbs, who accumulated 204 total yards and a touchdown last season in Denver, was dealt to the 49ers Saturday. He'll join a 49ers offense with depth at running back. Currently, the oft-injured Carlos Hyde and Tim Hightower are slated as the top two RBs on the depth chart with DuJuan Harris and Bibbs likely to round out the position for 2017. Bibbs is off the fantasy radar in San Francisco.

Category: Transactions


Denver Broncos head coach Vance Joseph told the media running back C.J. Anderson (meniscus) will be "fully ready to go [on] the first day of OTAs." (Source: Mike Klis on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Anderson, who only played in seven games last season due to a torn meniscus, is on track to be ready for the start of OTAs. The 26-year-old running back is fully expected to open the 2017 season as the No. 1 rusher on Denver's depth chart and should expect his usual workload if his health remains intact. However, should he struggle as he is accustomed to doing as the year progresses, Devontae Booker could begin to eat into Anderson's touches sooner rather than later.

Category: Injury Updates


Devontae Booker rushed 14 times for 57 yards and a touchdown and had two receptions for 52 yards and another score Week 17 against the Raiders.

Fantasy Impact: Devontae Booker managed his best fantasy output of the season however, it was a week late for most owners. Booker failed to take the reigns as the lead back in Denver while surrendering a bulk of the work to Justin Forsett in the final weeks of the season. Booker will finish his season with just 612 yards rushing and four rushing touchdowns and will likely continue to spell C.J. Anderson as his backup in 2017.

Category: Game Recaps


Justin Forsett rushed 22 times for 90 yards in the Broncos Week 17 win against the Raiders.

Fantasy Impact: Justin Forsett had his most productive outing in a Broncos uniform in Week 17 as he continued to both out-snap and out-touch Devontae Booker. The bulk of his production came off of a 64-yard scamper after breaking a multiple tackles. Forsett's future in Denver is uncertain and most wouldn't be surprised if he called it a career. Forsett will finish his season with just 291 rushing yards and one touchdown.

Category: Game Recaps


The Denver Broncos have promoted RB Juwan Thompson to their active roster from the practice squad on Saturday. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: 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.

Category: Transactions


Andy Janovich had one carry for 28 yards and a score in the Broncos' win over the Panthers on Thursday night.

Fantasy Impact: Gary Kubiak believes in his system and it showed Thursday night. FB Andy Janovich was an effective blocker for the Broncos' running backs all game and even found the end zone with his first NFL carry. Janovich does not carry any fantasy value however, he could take away a few touchdowns this season.

Category: Game Recaps


Ronnie Hillman has been cut by the Denver Broncos.

Fantasy Impact: The Broncos' leading rusher in 2015 has failed to make the 53 man roster for the 2016 season. Hillman is a speed back who fits nicely as a change of pace back however, he brings little value to special teams units.

Category: Transactions


Broncos cut Montee Ball

Sun, Sep 6th 3:05pm EDT
By Blake Glosson

The Broncos announced on Sunday that they have waived RB Montee Ball. (Source: Denver Broncos on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The former second round draft pick saw limited action his rookie year, then was forced to miss the team's final eleven games last year due to a groin injury. After an unimpressive preseason, Ball quickly slipped from second to fourth on the depth chart. The Broncos eventually decided to release him to make room for waiver claims. It's hard to believe a player with such high hopes just two years ago will be out of a job for long.


Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (hip) is suggesting to the team's official website that he is no longer bothered by his lingering hip injury entering the 2017 season. “I got longer than 30 [years],” Thomas said via DenverBroncos.com. “I think I’ve got a couple good years [left]. Like I’ve been saying before, this is the best I’ve felt my whole career. I haven’t had the problems I usually have with my hip, because that was one of the things that held me back. I wake up now and I don’t feel it, and that’s a good sign because usually I wake up in the morning and I’m like, ‘OK, my hip’s tight. I’ve got to loosen it up to get it going.’ But now it’s totally different.” (Source: DenverBroncos.com)

Fantasy Impact: Thomas appears to be good to go for the 2017 season. He told DenverBroncos.com that he is no longer bothered by a lingering hip injury. Although he is coming off of his worst statistical season since 2013 -- he produced a 90-1083-5 stat line in 2016 -- he is still regarded a borderline WR1/ WR2 for the upcoming campaign. At his current WR13 ADP, Thomas could be a great value if he slips in fantasy drafts.

Category: Injury Updates


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." (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: 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.

Category: Rumors


Denver Broncos wide receiver Bennie Fowler has signed his exclusive rights tender. (Source: Jon Heath on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Fowler caught 11 targets for 145 yards and two touchdowns while playing in 12 games last season with the Broncos. The 25-year-old wideout is expected to compete with Cody Latimer this offseason for the No. 3 spot on Denver's wide receiver depth chart.

Category: Transactions


Emmanuel Sanders' day was finished early, as he left the Broncos' Week 17 game with a foot sprain during their first offensive drive and did not return. He was not targeted in the game.

Fantasy Impact: Sanders' injury does not sound like anything serious from a long term perspective, but with nothing on the line, there was no reason for the Broncos to try to get Sanders back on the field even if he might have been able to play. It was disappointing for anyone that was counting on him for fantasy purposes today, but that's the NFL for you. Sanders' and Demaryius Thomas' positions as the Broncos #1A and #1B WRs are secure for next year. That is certainly not the case for the rest of the Broncos' offensive personnel, however.

Category: Game Recaps


Marlon Brown ready to play

Thu, Dec 1st 3:53pm EST
By Aaron Blauer

DEN

According to Broncos' beat writer Nicki Jhabvala, Marlon Brown, who re-signed with the team last week after being cut during training camp due to a back injury, is ready to play. (Source: Nicki Jhabvala on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Marlon Brown enjoyed a small amount of fantasy relevance under Kubiak in Baltimore in 2013, but is unlikely to see that happen again in Denver. The Broncos now have seven WRs on their active roster and Brown will have much competition for the few leftover receptions after target-hogs Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders get theirs.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions


Jordan Taylor scored a six-yard TD against the Chiefs on Sunday night. It was his only reception on four targets.

Fantasy Impact: The TD was Jordan Taylor's second of the season, and second in the last two weeks. Jordan Taylor had a great preseason, but has failed to record more than two catches or 35 yards in any game in the regular season. He played on 21% of the Broncos' offensive snaps in this one, so he should not be a consideration for fantasy owners at this time.

Category: Game Recaps


Jordan Taylor caught both of his targets for 32 yards on Sunday, including a spectacular 14-yard TD catch in the first quarter.

Fantasy Impact: Jordan Taylor, a second-year player basically "red-shirted" his first year, turned some heads in the preseason, but has yet to do much in the regular season. His first career TD was a memorable one, as he leapt over the pylon into a defender and yet still managed to stay in bounds. However, the Broncos continue to feed their top-two WRs massive amounts of targets, leaving little for Taylor and the Broncos other pass catchers. Taylor should be left on the waiver wire.

Category: Game Recaps


The Broncos announced that Cody Latimer will be the team's primary kick returner to start the season. He is also the third WR on the depth chart, with fellow wideout Bennie Fowler likely to miss at least week one. (Source: Denver Broncos)

Fantasy Impact: Latimer is unlikely to return much fantasy value unless one of the Broncos' top two WRs were to go down with an injury, but he could be an interesting name in leagues that award points for kick return yardage and TDs. He is also probably worth rostering in deep dynasty leagues for at least one more season due to his second round draft pedigree if nothing else.


Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders have dominated the wide receiver position for the Broncos but on Sunday night it was Andre Caldwell who left his mark on the game. Caldwell caught a four-yard go-ahead touchdown late in Sunday's game to give the Broncos a three point lead with only a minute left in the game. Denver would pull out a 30-24 victory in overtime against the Patriots. Caldwell finished the game with only two catches for eight yards and a score.

Fantasy Impact: It was clear to see that Caldwell and Osweiler have some developed chemistry from practice as Caldwell's touchdown was perfectly executed. Still, Caldwell has been irrelevant all year and that isn't likely to change in the future. There is no need to play Caldwell in any fantasy or daily league as he is a long way from having a defined role in this offense.

Category: Game Recaps


Isiah Burse is one of the front runners to land the punt and kick return duties this season. With explosive speed, he could be a fun special teams player to watch this season. (Source: Mile High Report)

Fantasy Impact: Most likely he will not be fantasy football relevant this upcoming season, but could be a key piece for the Denver Broncos who lacked good special team play last season.


Peyton Manning announced Thursday that he will be returning to the Denver Broncos for the 2015 NFL season. Last season, Manning threw for 4,727 and 39 TDs, the second and third most respectively in his 17 year career. (Source: New York Times)

Fantasy Impact: After having a big year in 2013 with 73 receptions and 10 TDs, Wes Welker was ineffective in 2014, ending with 49 receptions and two TDs with one more game played. Expect much of the same from Welker in 2015. Welker's body is not holding up well with the hits he has taken over the years. Sadly, Welker appears to have seen the end of his fantasy relevance.


Jake Butt to play in 2017?

Sun, Jul 16th 9:25am EDT
By Anthony Cervino

DEN

Denver Broncos beat writer Jeff Legwold is reporting tight end Jake Butt (knee) will "almost certainly" open training camp on the PUP list. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Butt, who is recovering from a severe knee injury suffered in college, will likely open training camp on the PUP list. However, Broncos head coach Vance Joseph told the media the fifth round pick in April's draft, who would have had a first round draft grade according to most experts if it wasn't for his ailing knee, "likely would play sometime" during the 2017 regular season. From a fantasy football perspective, the Broncos have a gaping hole at tight end since Julius Thomas left the team in 2015. I fully expect Butt to compete for the starting job upon his eventual return. Currently, he is a late round target in fantasy's Dynasty league formats.

Category: Injury Updates


With fellow Broncos' TEs Virgil Green and A.J. Derby both sustaining concussions in Week 15, second-year man Jeff Heuerman could end up being the Broncos' only healthy TE and the de facto starter in Week 16 against the Chiefs. (Source: Denver Post)

Fantasy Impact: Jeff Heuerman did end up with four targets in Week 15 after Virgil Green got injured, but he should still be ignored in all formats for Week 16, even if Green and Derby end up missing the game. The Kansas City Chiefs (and specifically safety Eric Berry) have been very stingy in terms of allowing production to opposing TEs this season. While some daring DFS players may be looking at him as a contrarian, minimum-priced play this weekend, even that would not be advisable due to the match up and Heuerman's general lack of production thus far.

Category: Injury Updates


A.J. Derby caught four passes on six targets for 35 yards against the Patriots, who drafted him in 2015.

Fantasy Impact: Broncos' TE Virgil Green left the game on the Broncos second series, which opened up more opportunities for Derby and fellow TE Jeff Heuerman on Sunday. However, Derby has become the Broncos biggest receiving threat at the TE position (which still hasn't amounted to much), even when Green is healthy. Derby should not be on fantasy owners' radar for their Week 16 playoff/championship games, but he is young and could easily turn into a fantasy relevant player in coming seasons.

Category: Game Recaps


Broncos tight end Virgil Green caught two passes for 24 yards against the Saints on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: This is the second week in a row Green has caught just two passes, and hasn't eclipsed more than 55 yards in a single week this year. He just isn't a huge part of the passing game.

Category: Game Recaps


With TE Virgil Green out and TE Jeff Heuerman making his season debut, TE John Phillips got a few more snaps then he expected. Phillips caught two passes for nine yards and a TD.

Fantasy Impact: Phillips isn't on the fantasy radar as TE Virgil Green is expected back for Week 4.

Category: Game Recaps


Daniels had one reception for 15 yards against the San Diego Chargers.

Fantasy Impact: Daniels was a popular sleeper pick at tight end to enter the season, but he failed to deliver on that potential. Denver's offense was never as good as expected and this negatively affected Daniels' production throughout the season.

Category: Game Recaps


Davis had only three targets and one reception for five yards against the Steelers.

Fantasy Impact: Davis had another big drop this week and has had an up and down tenure with the Broncos to say the least. He hasn't had the impact expected to this point and that is unlikely to change moving forward this season.

Category: Game Recaps


The Baltimore Ravens have signed four-year veteran tight end Dominique Jones onto their practice squad on Monday after Jones was cut from the Denver Broncos on Saturday. (Source: Baltimore Ravens )

Fantasy Impact: Jones has spent time with several NFL teams since he came into the NFL in 2012 as an undrafted free agent with the Miami Dolphins. He has only played in 13 games and recorded a total of three catches for 42 yards (NFL). He will join TE Konrad Reuland on the Ravens practice squad.

Category: Transactions


It's for a ridiculous amount of money, $9M per season, for a player whose stats were inflated by Peyton Manning. The Jags have money to burn and they are wasting no time. (Source: Charles Robinson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Thomas is a one-dimensional TE and fantasy players should not expect the same numbers he accumulated the Broncos. He is a mismatch creator but Blake Bortles is no Peyton Manning.


Jacob Tamme is still dealing with his hip injury, but he was a full participant in practice on Friday for the first time since his injury in week 13. (Source: Denver Broncos Injury Report)

Fantasy Impact: With Julius Thomas back healthy, Jacob Tamme remains off of the fantasy radar.


ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting Denver Broncos kicker Brandon McManus has signed his RFA tender. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: McManus signed his fully guaranteed one-year, $2.8 million RFA tender Wednesday. While the veteran kicker is locked up in the short term, Schefter believes a "long-term deal is still possible" before the start of the 2017 regular season. For fantasy football purposes, McManus is a back-end option who is a bye week/ injury replacement at best. The Broncos struggle to put their offense in scoring position which effects the placekicker's value. He finished the 2016 campaign ranked 15th at his position in fantasy scoring with 125.60 points.

Category: Transactions


Bucs sign Connor Barth

Thu, Aug 27th 10:04am EDT
By Blaine Blontz

CHI

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed kicker Connor Barth to a two-year deal. Barth was recently released by the Denver Broncos. (Source: NFL.com)

Fantasy Impact: While Barth doesn't have an extremely strong leg, he's always been an accurate kicker. He is expected to win the Bucs starting kicker job out of camp following this move.

Category: Transactions


The Denver Broncos have released Kicker Matt Prater. (Source: Pro Football Talk)

Fantasy Impact: Prater should find work pretty quickly as he has been one of the top kickers in the NFL. This leaves the Broncos with Brandon McManus, who has been perfect thus far in 2014.


NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting the Denver Broncos are "moving forward" with quarterbacks Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Now that Tony Romo is retiring, Rapoport is reporting the Broncos will move forward with Siemian and Lynch. They will likely battle throughout the offseason and in training camp to see to emerges as Denver's starting quarterback for the upcoming season. Siemian, however, who played in 14 games in 2016 and accumulated a 3,401-18-10 quarterback stat line, is the favorite to open the 2017 campaign atop the Broncos' depth chart.

Category: Rumors


DeMarcus Ware is retiring

Mon, Mar 13th 4:04pm EDT
By Anthony Cervino

Former Dallas Cowboys and Denver Broncos pass rusher DeMarcus Ware announced his retirement from the NFL Monday. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Ware is retiring after 12 seasons in the NFL. He played with the Cowboys from 2005-2013, and finished his career in Denver from 2014-2016. The potential future Hall of Fame pass rusher accumulated 654 combined tackles, 138.5 sacks -- which is good for eighth on the all-time sack list -- three interceptions and a touchdown while appearing in 178 games.

Category: Transactions


The Los Angeles Chargers and tackle Russell Okung have agreed to a 4-year $53M deal. $25M guaranteed. (Source: Josina Anderson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Chargers picked up the best tackle left in free-agency while also building an offensive line that was one of the worst in football. Rivers will now be protected as well as an improved lined for Gordon to run behind. Okung is a major upgrade in all aspects of Charger football.

Category: Transactions


Broncos' DE Derek Wolfe, who left last Sunday's game in the second quarter and did not return, is expected to play in Week 16 against the Chiefs. Wolfe "compared the injury to a “really bad stinger” where he could feel pain in his inflamed neck and shoulder." (Source: Denver Post)

Fantasy Impact: The Broncos are going to need all the help they can get to keep their season alive by beating the Chiefs in Week 16. Their defense remains an elite unit that should be started in fantasy championships, and having Wolfe in the fold can only help. It remains to be seen how much the Broncos' offense will be able to help them stay off the field though.

Category: Injury Updates


Broncos LB Brandon Marshall missed practice on Wednesday after missing the Broncos' last game with a hamstring injury. (Source: Cameron Wolfe on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Head coach Gary Kubiak called him "day-to-day" so it appears that Marshall's status could go either direction for the Broncos' Week 15 game against the Patriots. The Broncos are still an elite defensive unit either way, but would certainly love to have Marshall back in action for such a tough match up at a critical point in the season.

Category: Injury Updates


Von Miller continues another sensational season with three sacks on Sunday Night Football against Alex Smith and the Chiefs. He now leads the league in sacks with 12.5. He also had another pass deflection.

Fantasy Impact: Miller is one of the best defensive players in the NFL and continues to lead the league in sacks. With Miller on this team, you have no reason not to start the Denver DST against anyone.

Category: Game Recaps


Veteran free safety Darian Stewart was able to pick off Saints' QB Drew Brees twice in the Broncos victory over the Saints.

Fantasy Impact: Stewart's first pick was a perfectly read play in which Stewart swooped in from across the field and inserted himself right in between the ball and the receiver near the goal line. The Saints turned the ball over four times in this game and yet the Broncos still only won by virtue of an incredibly improbable blocked extra point return, so it's hard to imagine the Broncos winning without Stewart's efforts. Even without star CB Aqib Talib, the Broncos' secondary continues to be the class of the league.

Category: Game Recaps


Denver Broncos CB Aqib Talib (back) has been officially ruled out for Week 10. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Talib will miss his third straight game Sunday against New Orleans with a back injury. Without Talib, Denver's defense is susceptible to the pass, which could translate into a big game from Drew Brees and the New Orleans passing attack. Despite Talib's absence, Denver's D/ST is still a top 10 fantasy football option for Week 10 as they could still rush the passer, sack the quarterback and create turnovers.

Category: Injury Updates


The second year LB, Shane Ray, recorded three sacks on QB Andy Dalton and the Bengals. Ray, whose filling in for injured DE DeMarcus Ware, also recorded six total tackles in Week 3.

Fantasy Impact: Ray playing this well adds another pass rusher to an already great pass rushing team. Ray will continue to start with Ware out.

Category: Game Recaps


The Denver Broncos and DL Henry Melton agreed to terms on a deal that has not yet been disclosed. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Melton adds solid interior defensive line depth on a Denver unit that had already lost Vance Walker last week to an ACL injury. Despite the question marks on their line, Denver's D/ST should still be regarded as the best in its class entering the 2016 fantasy football campaign.

Category: Transactions


Denver Broncos DB Shiloh Keo pleads guilty on Friday to a misdemeanor DUI charge in Ada County, Idaho stemming from an incident following the team's Super Bowl victory in February. (Source: The Denver Post)

Fantasy Impact: Shiloh Keo will likely face disciplinary action from the NFL in the wake of his recent charge and conviction. Keo re-signed with the Broncos this offseason and is a contributor on their hard-nosed defense.

Category: Rumors


The New York Jets agreed to trade a 5th round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft to the Denver Broncos for OL Ryan Clady and a 7th round pick in this year's draft. Clady signed a one-year, $7.5 million deal with a $6 million base and $3 million in guaranteed money. He also has a one-year option worth up to $13 million for 2017. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Jets didn't waste any time filling in the void that the recently retired D'Brickashaw Ferguson left by acquiring Ryan Clady from the Denver Broncos. The move will free up much-needed cap space, and the additional 5th round pick will put Denver right back in the fold to make another play for Colin Kaepernick.

Category: Transactions


The Jacksonville Jaguars and DE Malik Jackson have agreed in principle on six-year deal that will be finalized at the start of the new league year on Wednesday. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Malik Jackson is the second marquee free agent the Jaguars scooped up from Denver in consecutive years(Julius Thomas in 2015). Jackson will help bolster a Jaguars team that is rumored to make a big splash on the defensive side of the ball in free agency.

Category: Transactions


Danny Trevathan had nine tackles (eight solo), including one tackle-for-loss, in the Broncos' 23-16 win against Pittsburgh on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Trevathan led the Broncos with 109 tackles in the regular season, and he picked up right where he left off in Denver's first playoff game on Sunday. It was his fourth straight game with at least eight tackles. The Broncos will play the Patriots in the AFC Championship game, which could mean a slight dip in fantasy production for the Broncos' front seven, as the Pats are one of the most pass-happy teams in the league.

Category: Game Recaps


Last week Chris Harris had one of the most uncharacteristic games of his career as he gave up a touchdown to a wide receiver for the first time in over a year. On Monday, Harris bounced back shutting down whoever he was covering and recording five tackles in the process. Harris also recorded a team high two tackles for a loss. Harris and the Denver defense helped knock off the Bengals in a 20-17 overtime win.

Fantasy Impact: Harris's five tackles were good for third best on the team Monday as he once again showed off his tackling and covering abilities. Harris showed that last week's outing was just an anomaly as he is truly a top three cornerback in the league.

Category: Game Recaps


Filling in place of injured T.J Ward, safety David Bruton came up big for the Broncos in their 17-3 win over the Chargers. Bruton led all players with 12 total tackles Sunday pushing his season total to 42. Bruton may be needed to repeat his performance next week against the Raiders.

Fantasy Impact: The next man up approach has worked fairly well for Denver this year and Bruton's performance Sunday demonstrates that. Look for Bruton to rack up the tackles again next week.

Category: Game Recaps


The Denver defense lost a key contributor to their defense early Sunday night in their game against the Patriots. Safety T.J Ward was carted off the field with an apparant ankle injury and did not return for the second half of the game. Ward was seen after the game with a boot on his left foot and has initially been diagnosed with a high ankle sprain according to Rotoworld.com. (Source: Rotoworld)

Fantasy Impact: Ward along with defensive tackle Sylvester Williams were injured on the same play in the first quarter against the Patriots. Ward will have a MRI Monday morning to determine if there is further damgage. Expect him to miss at least the next couple of weeks. Ward has 56 tackles on the year, the third highest total for the Broncos.

Category: Injury Updates


Denver defensive back Bradley Roby had a solid outing Sunday recording four total tackles and a pass deflection. Unfortunately for Roby the effort was not good enough to keep Denver perfect as the Broncos lost 27-24 to the Colts. Roby has shown great improvement this year manages the back end of an elite Denver secondary.

Fantasy Impact: Roby had an excellent deflection Sunday to stop a would-be Colts touchdown. Roby is still far behind Chris Harris and Aqib Talib on the depth chart but on any other team he is at least the second best cornerback. Look for Roby to continue to grow and improve as each week passes.

Category: Game Recaps


Barrett was forced to see more time on the field due to the injuries to both DeMarcus Ware and Shane Ray. He performed admirably after taking over, as he recorded 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble.

Fantasy Impact: Barrett is the latest of the Broncos effective pass-rushers. He will continue to see time for the next few weeks as Shane Ray's initial diagnosis is a sprained MCL. If this week is any indication, he is in line to make quite an impact.

Category: Game Recaps


His college career started at Michigan but he transferred to Oklahoma State for his final season. He has excellent speed but will have to bulk up to stay at linebacker or he could move to safety.

Fantasy Impact: Furman is a decent addition for the Broncos. He'll essentially serve as defensive depth while developing into a potential regular contributor.

Category: Transactions


He was a two-year letterman at Memphis before transferring to Tulane. Has blazing speed (4.36), just a great athlete.

Fantasy Impact: The Broncos drafted Nixon for potential and they have some molding to do here.

Category: Transactions


Kilgo (6'4/320) collected 19.5 TFLs, 5.5 sacks, and six fumble recoveries in 36 starts for Maryland.

Fantasy Impact: He projects as a good nose tackle, with the ability to hold the point of attack and also has the ability to push the pocket.

Category: Transactions


Doss has good top-end speed but needs to develop his route skills and be more aggressive in his run defense.

Fantasy Impact: He has the skills to develop and become a contributor rather quickly.


Defensive tackle Terrance Knighton is scheduled to visit the Redskins on Wednesday. (Source: Josina Anderson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Redskins are continuing to reshuffle their defensive line this season. They signed Ricky Jean Francois from the Colts and agreed on a four-year deal with Stephen Paea from the Bears on Tuesday. Adding Terrance Knighton would almost fully revamp Washington's weak front from last year.


This is great news for the Broncos, who had assumed the worst and thought Irving was lost for the season. More tests to come but he will be out 2-4 weeks, it appears. (Source: Adam Schefter)

Fantasy Impact: IDPers need to look elsewhere for another LB. Irving was reliable and a solid player but can be shelved for now.


Broncos' DE Derek Wolfe, who left last Sunday's game in the second quarter and did not return, is expected to play in Week 16 against the Chiefs. Wolfe "compared the injury to a “really bad stinger” where he could feel pain in his inflamed neck and shoulder." (Source: Denver Post)

Fantasy Impact: The Broncos are going to need all the help they can get to keep their season alive by beating the Chiefs in Week 16. Their defense remains an elite unit that should be started in fantasy championships, and having Wolfe in the fold can only help. It remains to be seen how much the Broncos' offense will be able to help them stay off the field though.

Category: Injury Updates


The Denver Broncos and DL Henry Melton agreed to terms on a deal that has not yet been disclosed. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Melton adds solid interior defensive line depth on a Denver unit that had already lost Vance Walker last week to an ACL injury. Despite the question marks on their line, Denver's D/ST should still be regarded as the best in its class entering the 2016 fantasy football campaign.

Category: Transactions


The Jacksonville Jaguars and DE Malik Jackson have agreed in principle on six-year deal that will be finalized at the start of the new league year on Wednesday. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Malik Jackson is the second marquee free agent the Jaguars scooped up from Denver in consecutive years(Julius Thomas in 2015). Jackson will help bolster a Jaguars team that is rumored to make a big splash on the defensive side of the ball in free agency.

Category: Transactions


Kilgo (6'4/320) collected 19.5 TFLs, 5.5 sacks, and six fumble recoveries in 36 starts for Maryland.

Fantasy Impact: He projects as a good nose tackle, with the ability to hold the point of attack and also has the ability to push the pocket.

Category: Transactions


Defensive tackle Terrance Knighton is scheduled to visit the Redskins on Wednesday. (Source: Josina Anderson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Redskins are continuing to reshuffle their defensive line this season. They signed Ricky Jean Francois from the Colts and agreed on a four-year deal with Stephen Paea from the Bears on Tuesday. Adding Terrance Knighton would almost fully revamp Washington's weak front from last year.


DeMarcus Ware is retiring

Mon, Mar 13th 4:04pm EDT
By Anthony Cervino

Former Dallas Cowboys and Denver Broncos pass rusher DeMarcus Ware announced his retirement from the NFL Monday. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Ware is retiring after 12 seasons in the NFL. He played with the Cowboys from 2005-2013, and finished his career in Denver from 2014-2016. The potential future Hall of Fame pass rusher accumulated 654 combined tackles, 138.5 sacks -- which is good for eighth on the all-time sack list -- three interceptions and a touchdown while appearing in 178 games.

Category: Transactions


Broncos LB Brandon Marshall missed practice on Wednesday after missing the Broncos' last game with a hamstring injury. (Source: Cameron Wolfe on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Head coach Gary Kubiak called him "day-to-day" so it appears that Marshall's status could go either direction for the Broncos' Week 15 game against the Patriots. The Broncos are still an elite defensive unit either way, but would certainly love to have Marshall back in action for such a tough match up at a critical point in the season.

Category: Injury Updates


Von Miller continues another sensational season with three sacks on Sunday Night Football against Alex Smith and the Chiefs. He now leads the league in sacks with 12.5. He also had another pass deflection.

Fantasy Impact: Miller is one of the best defensive players in the NFL and continues to lead the league in sacks. With Miller on this team, you have no reason not to start the Denver DST against anyone.

Category: Game Recaps


The second year LB, Shane Ray, recorded three sacks on QB Andy Dalton and the Bengals. Ray, whose filling in for injured DE DeMarcus Ware, also recorded six total tackles in Week 3.

Fantasy Impact: Ray playing this well adds another pass rusher to an already great pass rushing team. Ray will continue to start with Ware out.

Category: Game Recaps


Danny Trevathan had nine tackles (eight solo), including one tackle-for-loss, in the Broncos' 23-16 win against Pittsburgh on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Trevathan led the Broncos with 109 tackles in the regular season, and he picked up right where he left off in Denver's first playoff game on Sunday. It was his fourth straight game with at least eight tackles. The Broncos will play the Patriots in the AFC Championship game, which could mean a slight dip in fantasy production for the Broncos' front seven, as the Pats are one of the most pass-happy teams in the league.

Category: Game Recaps


Barrett was forced to see more time on the field due to the injuries to both DeMarcus Ware and Shane Ray. He performed admirably after taking over, as he recorded 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble.

Fantasy Impact: Barrett is the latest of the Broncos effective pass-rushers. He will continue to see time for the next few weeks as Shane Ray's initial diagnosis is a sprained MCL. If this week is any indication, he is in line to make quite an impact.

Category: Game Recaps


His college career started at Michigan but he transferred to Oklahoma State for his final season. He has excellent speed but will have to bulk up to stay at linebacker or he could move to safety.

Fantasy Impact: Furman is a decent addition for the Broncos. He'll essentially serve as defensive depth while developing into a potential regular contributor.

Category: Transactions


This is great news for the Broncos, who had assumed the worst and thought Irving was lost for the season. More tests to come but he will be out 2-4 weeks, it appears. (Source: Adam Schefter)

Fantasy Impact: IDPers need to look elsewhere for another LB. Irving was reliable and a solid player but can be shelved for now.


Veteran free safety Darian Stewart was able to pick off Saints' QB Drew Brees twice in the Broncos victory over the Saints.

Fantasy Impact: Stewart's first pick was a perfectly read play in which Stewart swooped in from across the field and inserted himself right in between the ball and the receiver near the goal line. The Saints turned the ball over four times in this game and yet the Broncos still only won by virtue of an incredibly improbable blocked extra point return, so it's hard to imagine the Broncos winning without Stewart's efforts. Even without star CB Aqib Talib, the Broncos' secondary continues to be the class of the league.

Category: Game Recaps


Denver Broncos CB Aqib Talib (back) has been officially ruled out for Week 10. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Talib will miss his third straight game Sunday against New Orleans with a back injury. Without Talib, Denver's defense is susceptible to the pass, which could translate into a big game from Drew Brees and the New Orleans passing attack. Despite Talib's absence, Denver's D/ST is still a top 10 fantasy football option for Week 10 as they could still rush the passer, sack the quarterback and create turnovers.

Category: Injury Updates


Denver Broncos DB Shiloh Keo pleads guilty on Friday to a misdemeanor DUI charge in Ada County, Idaho stemming from an incident following the team's Super Bowl victory in February. (Source: The Denver Post)

Fantasy Impact: Shiloh Keo will likely face disciplinary action from the NFL in the wake of his recent charge and conviction. Keo re-signed with the Broncos this offseason and is a contributor on their hard-nosed defense.

Category: Rumors


Last week Chris Harris had one of the most uncharacteristic games of his career as he gave up a touchdown to a wide receiver for the first time in over a year. On Monday, Harris bounced back shutting down whoever he was covering and recording five tackles in the process. Harris also recorded a team high two tackles for a loss. Harris and the Denver defense helped knock off the Bengals in a 20-17 overtime win.

Fantasy Impact: Harris's five tackles were good for third best on the team Monday as he once again showed off his tackling and covering abilities. Harris showed that last week's outing was just an anomaly as he is truly a top three cornerback in the league.

Category: Game Recaps


Filling in place of injured T.J Ward, safety David Bruton came up big for the Broncos in their 17-3 win over the Chargers. Bruton led all players with 12 total tackles Sunday pushing his season total to 42. Bruton may be needed to repeat his performance next week against the Raiders.

Fantasy Impact: The next man up approach has worked fairly well for Denver this year and Bruton's performance Sunday demonstrates that. Look for Bruton to rack up the tackles again next week.

Category: Game Recaps


The Denver defense lost a key contributor to their defense early Sunday night in their game against the Patriots. Safety T.J Ward was carted off the field with an apparant ankle injury and did not return for the second half of the game. Ward was seen after the game with a boot on his left foot and has initially been diagnosed with a high ankle sprain according to Rotoworld.com. (Source: Rotoworld)

Fantasy Impact: Ward along with defensive tackle Sylvester Williams were injured on the same play in the first quarter against the Patriots. Ward will have a MRI Monday morning to determine if there is further damgage. Expect him to miss at least the next couple of weeks. Ward has 56 tackles on the year, the third highest total for the Broncos.

Category: Injury Updates


Denver defensive back Bradley Roby had a solid outing Sunday recording four total tackles and a pass deflection. Unfortunately for Roby the effort was not good enough to keep Denver perfect as the Broncos lost 27-24 to the Colts. Roby has shown great improvement this year manages the back end of an elite Denver secondary.

Fantasy Impact: Roby had an excellent deflection Sunday to stop a would-be Colts touchdown. Roby is still far behind Chris Harris and Aqib Talib on the depth chart but on any other team he is at least the second best cornerback. Look for Roby to continue to grow and improve as each week passes.

Category: Game Recaps


He was a two-year letterman at Memphis before transferring to Tulane. Has blazing speed (4.36), just a great athlete.

Fantasy Impact: The Broncos drafted Nixon for potential and they have some molding to do here.

Category: Transactions


Doss has good top-end speed but needs to develop his route skills and be more aggressive in his run defense.

Fantasy Impact: He has the skills to develop and become a contributor rather quickly.