Denver Broncos

Denver Broncos

AFC West

Garrett Bolles suffered an ankle injury (bone bruise) against the Cowboys in Week 2. When the injury initially happened it looked much more severe than a bone bruise so this is "good news" for Bolles and the Broncos. (Source: Adam Schefter via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With Bolles likely to miss a "few weeks," last year's underachiever Donald Stephenson will most likely play the part of "next man up." The loss of Bolles is a downgrade for the offense, but not enough to bench any of the Broncos' playmakers.

Category: Injury Updates

Jeff Heuerman recorded one catch for 15 yards on one target Sunday afternoon in the Broncos' 42-17 defeat of the Dallas Cowboys.

Fantasy Impact: Heuerman has caught one ball on one target in each of the first two games. He will not see nearly enough volume to be a fantasy option this season.

Category: Game Recaps

Virgil Green recorded two catches for 11 yards and a touchdown Sunday afternoon in the Broncos' 42-17 win over Dallas. Green was targeted three times.

Fantasy Impact: Green is a talented athlete and solid blocker but the Denver offense funnels through the wide receivers and will prevent him from being a consistent factor for fantasy.

Category: Game Recaps

A.J. Derby was not targeted in Denver's 42-17 romp over the Cowboys Sunday afternoon.

Fantasy Impact: Derby received no targets in this contest and is not a factor in fantasy. The Broncos offense does not consistently utilize the tight end.

Category: Game Recaps

Trevor Siemian completed 22 of 32 pass attempts for 231 yards with four touchdowns and one interception in Denver's 42-17 rout of the Cowboys Sunday afternoon. Siemian added 14 yards on five rushes and lost one fumble.

Fantasy Impact: Siemian is looking like a solid streaming option two weeks into the season. His four touchdowns matched a career high. Siemian has shown that he can provide fantasy production in Denver's new offensive scheme and is worth an add for teams weak at the position.

Category: Game Recaps

The Denver defense looked great in Week 2 against the Cowboys. The Broncos held Ezekiel Elliott to eight yards on nine carries. They also added two sacks and two interceptions, one of which went for a pick-six courtesy of Aqib Talib.

Fantasy Impact: It was a big game for the Denver DST, and there should be plenty more to come. With an injured D-Line, Denver put pressure on Dak Prescott all game dealing out multiple hurries and hits. They'll continue to be one of the top options each week.

Category: Game Recaps

Jamaal Charles saw limited action, but looked good in Week 2 against the Cowboys. He rushed nine times for 46 yards and added one reception for six yards.

Fantasy Impact: Charles is the clear backup to C.J. Anderson, but made the most of his opportunities. Charles has little fantasy value with Anderson playing so well, but is only an injury away from being a must-add. If you have a deep bench on your fantasy team adding Charles to handcuff Anderson would be a wise move.

Category: Game Recaps

C.J. Anderson scored twice in Week 2 against the Cowboys. Anderson rushed 25 times for 118 yards and a TD and also added three receptions for 36 yards and an additional score.

Fantasy Impact: Anderson looked great against the Cowboys showcasing his dual-threat ability. If he can stay healthy, Anderson looks to be an RB1 and a steal in fantasy leagues considered where he was drafted.

Category: Game Recaps

Brandon McManus missed his only field goal attempt from 50 yards in the Broncos' Week 2 win over the Dallas Cowboys. He was 6-for-6 on extra point attempts.

Fantasy Impact: McManus is usually very accurate, especially in Denver, so this two-week stretch is a bit out of character for him. He did salvage his fantasy day somewhat thanks to the Broncos offense giving him a whopping six extra point attempts, though. If McManus gets back in his groove and the Broncos offense continues to play like they did today, McManus could become a weekly starter, but for now there are probably better options out there for most fantasy owners.

Category: Game Recaps

Emmanuel Sanders caught six passes on eight targets for 62 yards and two touchdowns in the Broncos' Week 2 victory over the Cowboys.

Fantasy Impact: Sanders' owners were rewarded today with a great fantasy performance in a game in which the Broncos offense looked as good as it has in some time. Sanders will continue to be heavily targeted in this offense that may be ascending and should continue to be started in all formats. Next on the docket is a very beatable match up against the Bills in Week 3.

Category: Game Recaps

Demaryius Thomas caught six passes for 71 yards on eight targets in the Broncos' Week 2 rout of the Cowboys.

Fantasy Impact: Thomas looked good in the game and the Broncos were firing on all cylinders offensively, but it was fellow wideout Emmanuel Sanders that got the TDs in this one. Thomas remains a focal point of the offense and should continue to be started as a WR2 going forward. Next week he'll face a suspect group of corners in Buffalo.

Category: Game Recaps

Jared Crick has been placed on injured reserve by the Broncos. Crick is supposed to have surgery on his back and will likely have a lengthy absence. (Source: Ian Rapaport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Crick missed Week 1 and was not very good last season for the Broncos. His loss shouldn't hinder an already mediocre rush defense.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions

Zach Kerr back at practice

Thu, Sep 14th 5:23am EDT
By Jason Silfies


Zach Kerr back at practice on Wednesday. This is good news for Denver's banged up D-Line. (Source: Mike Klis via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Denver needs all the help they can get this weekend against the O-Line of the Cowboys and running back Ezekiel Elliott.

Category: Injury Updates

Devontae Booker was back at practice on Wednesday. He has been recovering from a broken wrist and won't play against the Cowboys in Week 2 per head coach Vance Joseph. (Source: Mike Klis via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Booker's return will add additional depth to Broncos RB group behind C.J. Anderson and Jamaal Charles. Booker has no fantasy value at this time.

Category: Injury Updates

Bennie Fowler caught three of four targets for 21 yards and two touchdowns in Denver's 24-21 win over the Chargers Monday night.

Fantasy Impact: Fowler had two nice touchdown catches in this one while only tallying 21 yards receiving. He could see use as a WR3/4 in deeper leagues if he sees more red zone use.

Category: Game Recaps

T.J Ward reportedly will sign a one-year, five million dollar contract with Tampa Bay. The ink hadn't even dried on his release papers after being cut by Denver on Saturday. Ward is considered to be a top notch run defender and should be inserted into Tampa Bay's starting line up on day one. It's unclear at this time at who's expense his signing will effect. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Ward goes from one good situation to another. His fantasy owners can breathe a sigh of relief. Deploy him as you would have before. Do keep in mind that Tampa Bay's linebackers are much more athletically inclined than Denver's are. Ward could possibly not produce at as high of a level as he did in Denver. But he should still remain a solid IDP play.

The Broncos have listed undrafted rookie QB Kyle Sloter among their final roster cuts. (Source: The Denver Post)

Fantasy Impact: Sloter did his darndest to make the club and has opened a fair share of eyes this preseason. The rookie from Northern Colorado finished the preseason with averaging a mighty impressive 9.6 yards per attempt and throwing zero interceptions to three touchdowns. Instead of keeping Sloter on the active roster, the Broncos instead decided to bring the uninspiring at best, awful at worst Brock Osweiler back into the fold to back up Trevor Siemian. Should he clear waivers, the Broncos would be wise to bring him back to the practice squad, as he possesses NFL size and arm strength plus a brief but intriguing track record. Sloter isn't a name to remember right away in fantasy, but for those playing in 2QB or Superflex formats, file it away for two to three years from now.

Category: Transactions

De'Angelo Henderson carried six times for 11 yards in Denver's 30-2 preseason victory Sunday over the Arizona Cardinals.

Fantasy Impact: Henderson has generated buzz as a late-round lottery ticket this preseason. Although he wasn't able to do much in this contest, he is still worth a flier late in deeper leagues.

Category: Game Recaps

Jordan Taylor appears to have played his way into third on the Broncos WR depth chart this summer, to the extent that the Broncos may even consider trading Cody Latimer. (Source: Troy Renck on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Taylor has flashed at times in the preseason and last year in the regular season and may even see some time as the Broncos emergency back up QB with Paxton Lynch injured. The Broncos third WR has been a position that has not provided any fantasy relevance for several years and this year is unlikely to be different in that regard unless one of Denver's top two pass catchers were to go down.

Denver Broncos beat writer James Palmer is reporting quarterback Paxton Lynch (shoulder) will miss an extended period with a shoulder injury. (Source: James Palmer on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Per Palmer, Lynch will miss Thursday's preseason finale and then a"few weeks." However, the good news is that Lynch is not expected to undergo surgery. He will attempt to "rest and recover" from the sprain. With Kyle Sloter next in line as the Broncos' QB2 behind Trevor Siemian, it wouldn't shock me if the team brought in a veteran free agent before the start of the regular season.

Category: Injury Updates