Denver Broncos

Denver Broncos

AFC West

NFL Network's James Palmer is reporting the Denver Broncos have named Paxton Lynch their starting quarterback for Week 12. (Source: James Palmer on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Finally healthy and after the reeling Broncos had enough of both Trevor Siemian and Brock Osweiler, Lynch will draw the start in Sunday's matchup against the Raiders. However, even in a plus matchup, Lynch is difficult to trust. Avoid him in Week 12 in standard redraft formats, though he could be a low-end QB2 option in two-QB leagues.

Category: Injury Updates


Brandon McManus was 1-for-2 on field goal attempts in the Broncos' loss to the Bengals, connecting from 45 yards. He added two extra points.

Fantasy Impact: McManus could have had a much better day, as he kicked a 61-yarder through the uprights at the end of the second half, but Bengals' coach Marvin Lewis called a timeout right before the snap and the second attempt from McManus was blocked. It's hard to blame McManus for that one, but the Broncos' struggles on offense continue to limit his opportunities. He should remain off of fantasy rosters at this time.

Category: Game Recaps


Emmanuel Sanders was the recipient of eight targets in the Broncos' loss to the Bengals, but was only able to secure two of them for 15 yards.

Fantasy Impact: For the most part, the inefficiency was not Sanders' fault, but it was an incredibly disappointing outing for his fantasy owners nonetheless, especially coming off of his highest yardage total of the season last week. Sanders has been a riskier proposition than usual this year, this being his fourth game of the season with six or less PPR points. As of Monday morning, the Broncos have fired offensive coordinator Mike McCoy, so we'll see how that affects the struggling Broncos' offense. Sanders is still getting targeted and his role in the offense is not in question, but he is best viewed as a WR3 moving forward due to his volatility.

Category: Game Recaps


Demaryius Thomas found the end zone for the third week in a row, finishing with five catches on nine targets for 64 yards in the Broncos' loss to the Bengals.

Fantasy Impact: Thomas was almost completely invisible in the first half of the game (aside from a noteworthy drop), but he got going in the second half and kept his TD streak going. Thomas continues to be the preferred target of whichever Broncos' QB is under center and should continue to be started as a WR2 in a good match up against the Raiders next week.

Category: Game Recaps


Devontae Booker rushed for 44 yards on 14 carries and added five receptions for 54 yards in the Broncos’ Week 11 loss to the Bengals. Booker was on the field for 18 more snaps than C.J. Anderson.

Fantasy Impact: Booker out-touched Anderson 19-15, and Anderson did not see the field again after a critical fumble. It appears that Denver’s backfield has turned into a two-man timeshare.

Category: Game Recaps


Jamaal Charles had seven yards on three carries in the Broncos' Week 11 loss to the Bengals. Charles played on only four offensive snaps.

Fantasy Impact: With a healthy Devontae Booker, Charles is being phased out of the offensive game plan. At this point, he's no longer a handcuff and can be dropped in all fantasy formats.

Category: Game Recaps


C.J. Anderson ran for 37 yards and a TD in Week 11 against the Bengals. He pitched in two receptions for 19 yards, but lost a critical fumble late in the game.

Fantasy Impact: The Denver offense continues to struggle week after week. Until the offense can get back on track, Anderson is a risky Flex option at best.

Category: Game Recaps


The Denver Broncos D/ST disappointed yet again in Week 11 against the Bengals. The defense gave up three passings touchdowns to Andy Dalton in the team's loss to the Bengals.

Fantasy Impact: The Broncos D/ST can no longer be considered elite or a weekly start. It's one thing to get lit up by Tom Brady or Carson Wentz and quite another to let Andy Dalton throw for three touchdowns. The "No Fly Zone" is apparently giving away frequent flyer miles now. The defense seems to be missing the presence and leadership of Wade Phillips and T.J. Ward.

Category: Game Recaps


Virgil Green registered two catches for 13 yards in the Broncos' 20-17 loss to the Bengals Sunday. He was targeted four times.

Fantasy Impact: Green continues to see very little volume, preventing him from being a fantasy factor.

Category: Game Recaps


Brock Osweiler completed 23 of 42 passes for 254 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in the Broncos' 20-17 loss to the Bengals Sunday. He added four carries for 24 yards rushing.

Fantasy Impact: Osweiler put up mediocre numbers as the Broncos fell for the sixth game in a row. He simply is not a starting caliber quarterback. Look for Paxton Lynch to start in Denver as early as next week in a lost season for the Broncos.

Category: Game Recaps


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

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

Category: Injury Updates


Jeff Heuerman caught one of three targets for four yards in the Broncos' 41-16 loss to the Patriots Sunday night.

Fantasy Impact: Heuerman drew threw targets but only managed four yards against New England and is not a fantasy option this season.

Category: Game Recaps


Bennie Fowler not practicing

Wed, Nov 8th 4:09pm EST
By Aaron Blauer

DEN

Bennie Fowler missed practice on Wednesday. (Source: Mike Klis on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Surprisingly, fellow Broncos' wide out Demaryius Thomas also missed practice with a hamstring injury. If Thomas were to stay hobbled up and Fowler were to get back to practice, there's an outside chance that Fowler could see an extended role in the offense again. However, Fowler failed to capitalize on similar opportunities twice already this season, so fantasy owners should leave him on the waiver wire.

Category: Injury Updates


Trevor Siemian completed 19 of 36 passes for 198 yards with one touchdown and three interceptions in the Broncos' 29-19 loss to the Chiefs Monday night. He added two rushes for 20 yards.

Fantasy Impact: Siemian put up another forgettable performance this week, accounting for three of five Denver turnovers in Kansas City. Despite Denver rushing for 177 yards against the Chiefs, he was unable to generate anything in the passing game. Siemian is not worth starting in fantasy and it is likely the Broncos will move to Paxton Lynch to try to spark the offense.

Category: Game Recaps


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

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

Category: Injury Updates


Cody Latimer will miss his second consecutive game as he continues to recover from a knee injury. (Source: DenverBroncos.com)

Fantasy Impact: Even though it's only Week 6, fantasy owners that were relying on Cody Latimer for anything at all are probably already not playing for anything at this point in the season. Latimer is extremely unlikely to ever be fantasy relevant and can be ignored in all formats.

Category: Injury Updates


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

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

Category: Injury Updates


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

DEN

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


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: bucsnation.com)

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.