Denver Broncos

AFC West

Philip Lindsay (wrist) will be limited for the start of OTAs according to head coach Vig Fangio. (Source: Mike Klis on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Broncos are hopeful Lindsay will be good to go for the start of training camp. He underwent off-season wrist surgery and Denver is taking things slow with him for now. The 24-year-old ran for over 1,000 yards last year while totaling 10 touchdowns.

Category: Injury Updates

Emmanuel Sanders does not expect to return from his Achilles injury until mid-July. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Sanders recently began running in cleats and working on lateral movements, so he's pretty much on schedule right now. The 32-year-old faces some tough odds coming back from an Achilles injury so it'll be important to monitor his rehab as the summer progresses. He's currently penciled in as Denver's WR1 to begin the season.

Category: Injury Updates

Bradley Roby headed to Houston

Wed, Mar 13th 12:37am EDT
By Alex Johnson

The Texans and former Broncos cornerback Bradley Roby agreed to terms on a one-year, $10 million deal Tuesday. (Source: James Palmer on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Roby will help fill the void left by the departure of Kareem Jackson to Denver. Roby, who spent the first five seasons of his career with the Broncos, said he turned down a three-year offer from the Steelers and a one-year offer from the 49ers to sign a “prove it” deal with Houston. “It’s a prove-it deal,” Roby told Mike Klis of Denver’s 9News. “I feel like I should go back in [the market next year] while I’m still young.” Roby also noted that he never received an offer from the Broncos. “It’s a business,” Roby said. “Denver didn’t want me; they wanted someone else...They got the guy they wanted.” Roby collected 50 tackles, one interception, 12 passes defensed, and two forced fumbles in 15 games in 2018.

Category: Transactions

The Broncos have traded Case Keenum and a 2020 seventh-round pick to the Washington Redskins in exchange for a 2020 sixth-round pick. (Source: Mike Klis on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Denver will also be paying half of Keenum's $7 million contract. With the recent addition of Joe Flacco the Broncos no longer had a use for Keenum so they at least get some salary relief in this deal. As for Washington, Keenum will play out 2019 as a placeholder for Alex Smith. There isn't any fantasy upside here.

The Broncos are not expected to try and restructure Joe Flacco's contract. (Source: Mike Klis on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Flacco is owed $63 million over the next three years, though none of it is guaranteed. It's a lot to pay a quarterback who hasn't been wildly productive for some time now, but the Broncos have planted their flag with Flacco. He'll enter 2019 as nothing more than a low-end QB2 in fantasy.

The Broncos have informed linebacker Brandon Marshall that they do not intend to exercise his contract option for 2019. He will become an unrestricted free agent March 13th. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Marshall would have made $7 million in 2019 had he returned to Denver. He expressed his disappointment and love for the organization to Mike Klis of 9News - Denver. “I love the organization, they gave me my first chance to play,” Marshall said. “I love all my teammates. I really love [the] city. I felt embraced on and off the field. I’m just sorry I was injured two of the last three years…It’s a really great organization so we’ll see what happens.” Marshall, 29, will draw interest from other teams in free agency.

The Broncos are hiring former Bears DC Vic Fangio to be their next head coach. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Fangio is the only coaching hire that has been made this off-season who has a defensive background. The 60-year-old oversaw the league’s top defense this season in Chicago. Gary Kubiak is reportedly moving from the front office back to the field as offensive coordinator. Fangio’s first mission will be to find a quarterback capable of taking Denver to the playoffs.

Brandon McManus converted his lone field goal attempt in the Broncos' 23-9 loss to the Chargers Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: McManus has lacked volume this season on a faltering Denver offense. He will hope to return to fantasy prominence next season.

Category: Game Recaps

Matt LaCosse had five receptions for 33 yards on eight targets in the Broncos' 23-9 loss to the Chargers Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: LaCosse is likely to return to a reserve role next season when Jake Butt and Jeff Heuerman return from injury.

Category: Game Recaps

Devontae Booker rushed five times for 14 yards in the Broncos' 23-9 loss to the Chargers Sunday. He added five receptions for 20 yards on seven targets.

Fantasy Impact: Booker had a modest fantasy outing Sunday, but just missed a big day when a 54-yard touchdown run was called back for holding. He enters the offseason with limited fantasy appeal behind Phillip Lindsay and Royce Freeman.

Category: Game Recaps

Tim Patrick had four receptions for 48 yards in the Broncos' 23-9 loss to the Chargers Sunday. He was targeted seven times and lost one fumble.

Fantasy Impact: Patrick's 48 yards were second on the team Sunday. He has shown some promise since entering the lineup but is unlikely to be a fantasy factor next season behind Courtland Sutton and DaeSean Hamilton.

Category: Game Recaps

DaeSean Hamilton had five receptions for 49 yards in the Broncos' 23-9 loss to the Chargers Sunday. He was targeted eight times.

Fantasy Impact: Hamilton continues to look good as the new slot receiver for the Broncos. Look for him in the middle rounds in PPR formats next draft season.

Category: Game Recaps

Courtland Sutton had one reception for 25 yards on three targets in the Broncos' 23-9 loss to the Chargers Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Sutton was again outshined by fellow rookie DaeSean Hamilton Sunday. He has the raw skills to be a WR1 and will be worth a look in the middle rounds of drafts next season despite his inconsistent first season.

Category: Game Recaps

Royce Freeman rushed 17 times for 60 yards in the Broncos' 23-9 loss to the Chargers Sunday. He added eight receptions for 43 yards on ten targets.

Fantasy Impact: Freeman was the featured runner for Denver Sunday with Phillip Lindsay (wrist) out. He put up a nice PPR game and heads into the offseason as the RB2 in Denver.

Category: Game Recaps

Chris Harris Jr placed on IR

Thu, Dec 20th 12:34am EST
By Alex Johnson

The Broncos placed cornerback Chris Harris Jr. (leg) on season-ending injured reserve Wednesday. Cornerback Craig Mager was signed to fill his spot on the roster. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: When Harris broke a bone in his leg in Week 13’s loss to the Bengals, the team expressed optimism that he would avoid IR and possibly return for the postseason. With the team now out of playoff contention, it no longer made sense to keep him on the active roster. His season officially ends with 49 tackles, three interceptions and one sack in 12 games.

Category: Injury Updates

Broncos linebacker Von Miller recorded two tackles (both solo) and one sack in Saturday’s 17-16 loss to the Browns.

Fantasy Impact: Miller has at least one sack in eight of his last nine games and is now up to 14 sacks on the season, his highest total since 2014. He has a shot at a big game next week against the Raiders who have allowed the third most sacks this season.

Category: Game Recaps

Broncos linebacker Todd Davis recorded three tackles (one solo) with one tackle for loss in Saturday night’s 17-16 loss to the Browns.

Fantasy Impact: Davis is now up to 103 tackles, 0.5 sack, one interception (returned for TD), and seven passes defensed in 14 games this season. The Raiders are up next on Christmas Eve.

Category: Game Recaps

Broncos linebacker Bradley Chubb recorded two sacks in Sunday’s loss to the 49ers. He now has 12 sacks on the season, the most for any rookie in Broncos team history. (Source: ProFootballTalk)

Fantasy Impact: With Rulon Jones and Von Miller in his rear view mirror for the team record, Chubb has his sights set on Jevon Kearse‘s 14.5 league record. With three games remaining, he has a reasonable chance at reaching that milestone.

Free agent cornerback Jamar Taylor signed with the Broncos on Tuesday. Taylor adds cornerback depth after Chris Harris Jr. suffered a broken leg in Week 13. (Source: Mike Garafolo on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Taylor was released by the Cardinals in November. He recorded 17 tackles and one pass defensed in 10 games (three starts) for Arizona.

Category: Transactions

Jeff Heuerman done for season

Mon, Nov 26th 2:37pm EST
By Blaine Blontz

Jeff Heuerman suffered broken ribs and a bruised lung Sunday against the Steelers and will miss the remainder of the season. (Source: Mike Klis on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Heuerman had come on of late for the Broncos and was a streaming TE candidate for fantasy owners. With his injury and the end of his season, Matt LaCosse will likely take over as the primary TE. LaCosse stepped in Sunday and caught three passes for 34 yards and a TD against the Steelers.

Category: Injury Updates