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Patrick Surtain, questionable due to a shoulder injury, is expected to play, according to ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Surtain missed practice early in the week but trended in the right direction with limited and full participations to close out the week. The FantasyPros Team and Position Power Rankings have the Broncos as a Top 10 defense and secondary this week, and both of those would likely drop if Surtain were unable to play.

Category: Injury Updates

Jerry Jeudy, listed as questionable for Sunday night due to a rib and shoulder injury, is on track to play vs. 49ers but wants to see how it feels in pre-game warmups, according to ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jeudy missed practice earlier in the week but was able to get out on the field on Friday. The tricky part here is that the Broncos play on Sunday night, which could put fantasy managers in a tough spot if we don't hear more concrete news ahead of the 1 p.m. ET kickoffs. Monitor his status for updates and have a backup plan, even though it sounds like he is expected to play. If Jeudy is out or limited Week 3, Courtland Sutton and TE Albert Okwuegbunam could see additional targets and K.J. Hamler could play a larger role, though he is also listed as questionable.

Category: Injury Updates

K.J. Hamler has been listed as questionable ahead of Sunday's game against the 49ers. (Source: Zac Stevens on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hamler logged limited practices on Wednesday and Thursday before logging a full practice on Friday. He appears on track to being able to play, but isn't anything more than a WR3 play at best for fantasy managers if Jerry Jeudy is sidelined.

Category: Injury Updates

Randy Gregory missed Broncos practice on Wednesday. (Source: Aric DiLalla on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This seems to be an every week situation with Gregory missing practice early in the week. He still has a chance to play this weekend in a primetime game against the 49ers with a practice on Thursday and/or Friday.

Category: Injury Updates

Broncos D/ST totaled three sacks, four WB hits, four tackles for loss and two forced fumbles against the Texans offense.

Fantasy Impact: The Broncos D/ST is looking like an elite defense thru two weeks. Although their Week 3 matchup is against a Trey Lance-less 49ers offense with a strong offensive line.

Category: Game Recaps

Denver Broncos kicker Brandon McManus converted three more field goals Week 2, including a 50 yarder. He converted his lone extra point as well.

Fantasy Impact: McManus is a locked-and-loaded kicker 1 in fantasy land. The Broncos offense is efficient enough to move the ball downfield, while the offense often stalls in the red-zone.

Category: Game Recaps

Denver Broncos TE Albert Okwuegbunam backed his six-target Week 1 with a two-target game Week 2. Unfortunately for fantasy managers that started the TE, he did not record a catch on 53% of the offensive snaps.

Fantasy Impact: That said, Okwuegbunam may still be startable for TE streamers if WR Jerry Jeudy misses extended time. The Broncos' passing tree is narrow. Check back for Jeudy's status later this week.

Category: Game Recaps

Denver Broncos WR Courtland Sutton led all pass-catchers in targets Week 2 with 11. He parlayed the opportunity into a 7-122 receiving line. He added a carry for five yards as well.

Fantasy Impact: Fellow WR Jerry Jeudy left Week 2's contest early. We'll have more on his injury as news develops. If Jeudy misses times, Sutton's a high-end WR2/borderline WR1.

Category: Game Recaps

Denver Broncos RB Melvin Gordon III totaled 10 carries for 47 yards and one reception for six yards on one target.

Fantasy Impact: Gordon played on just 32% of the offensive snaps. It's hard to trust Gordon in lineups heading into Week 3.

Category: Game Recaps

Denver Broncos RB Javonte Williams out-touched Melvin Gordon 16-11 Week 2.

Fantasy Impact: Williams' touches were a combined 15 carries for 75 yards and one reception for 10 yards on four targets. Gordon, meanwhile, totaled 10 carries for 47 yards and one reception for six yards on one target. Whereas Gordon played on 32% of the snaps, Williams played on 65%. It's hard trusting the former in lineups without an unfortunate injury to the latter. Consider Williams a high-end RB2, though. None of the RBs fumbled this week.

Category: Game Recaps

Denver Broncos QB Russell Wilson completed 14-of-31 passes for 219 yards, a touchdown and an interception. He added three yards on two carries as well.

Fantasy Impact: Wilson didn't eclipse 40 pass attempts again this week. But the QB attempted a healthy 31 attempts. The offense scored only one touchdown this week, the game's lone TD of the day. In a wacky Week 2, better days are ahead for Wilson's fantasy value.

Category: Game Recaps

Justin Simmons is dealing with a quad injury and will miss some time, per head coach Nathaniel Hackett. (Source: My Sports Update on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hackett said the injury happened in the second half on Monday against the Seahawks and he continued to finish the game. It is not clear what his timetable is.

Category: Injury Updates

Denver Broncos linebacker Josey Jewell will miss Monday Night Football against the Seattle Seahawks. (Source: Denver Broncos on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jewell has been dealing with a calf injury that caused him to miss practice on Friday and Saturday, resulting in an early rule out. Jewell is a starter when healthy and a solid one at that, so this is a notable absence for the Broncos' defense. Alex Singleton is expected to draw the start in the middle alongside Jonas Griffith. Singleton has been a tackle magnet when given heavy snaps and could provide LB2 value as long as Jewell is sidelined.

Category: Injury Updates

According to WR Vyncint Smith's agent Adam Seifer, Smith will be signing to the Denver Broncos' practice squad. (Source: Adam Seifer on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Smith has spent four seasons in the NFL, playing for the Houston Texans and New York Jets. He has 23 career catches for 329 receiving yards and one touchdown. Smith is a 6-foot-3-inch receiver who ran a 4.38-second 40-yard dash. Should the Broncos ever need to call him up, he fits QB Russell Wilson's skillset.

Category: Transactions

The Denver Broncos placed TE Greg Dulcich was placed on injured reserve Thursday. (Source: Around the NFL on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Dulcich has been dealing with a hamstring injury he suffered during training camp. The Broncos coaching staff were doing everything they could to get him ready for Week 1, but did not want to risk any further injury to the rookie tight end. Dulcich will miss at least the first four games of the season.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions

The Denver Broncos waived WR Kendall Hinton Tuesday. (Source: Mike Klis on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hinton tallied 175 yards and one touchdown on 15 receptions in 2021. As the Broncos WR gets a few key members back from injuries last season, Hinton found himself without a roster spot on the team. The Broncos are hopeful he clears waivers so he can be brought back on their practice squad.

Category: Transactions

The Denver Broncos released QB Josh Johnson Tuesday. (Source: Ari Meirov on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Johnson put together a solid preseason with Denver but it was not enough to beat Brett Rypien for the backup spot. The 36-year-old completed 35 of 53 passes for 349 yards and two touchdowns during the preseason. Teams looking for a veteran backup QB may take a look at Johnson now that he will be a free agent.

Category: Transactions

Denver Broncos RB3 Mike Boone rushes for 44 yards on five carries in the preseason finale. He adds two receptions for seven yards as well.

Fantasy Impact: Boone shouldn't be on fantasy football managers' radars heading into Week 1. Although an injury to Javonte Williams or Melvin Gordon makes Boone an appealing waiver wire add.

Category: Game Recaps

Denver Broncos WR Seth Williams totaled four receptions for 68 yards on five targets in the team's preseason finale.

Fantasy Impact: Williams has an outside chance at fantasy football relevance. Tim Patrick, the team's No. 3 WR, suffered a season-ending injury in training camp. That means one of Williams, KJ Hamler and Montrell Washington, the team's fifth-round rookie, should get some looks behind Courtland Sutton and Jerry Jeudy.

Category: Game Recaps

Joe Schobert released by Broncos

Tue, Aug 23rd 3:16pm EDT
By Leo Sells

Veteran Joe Schobert has been released by the Denver Broncos. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Schobert has been bouncing around teams for the past few seasons, and he wasn't able to find a long-term home in Denver either. The team wanted to see if he had anything left in the tank, but they clearly don't think they have a use for him. He could possibly find himself on a linebacker-needy team sometime during the season.

Category: Transactions