Devontae Booker - RBPosted 7/24/16 1:21pm ET
Denver Broncos rookie RB Devontae Booker could be put in a third-down role right away thanks to his pass-catching prowess.
Huddle Up: With C.J. Anderson penciled in as the Broncos' No. 1 back, the arrival of the fourth-round rookie isn't good news for Ronnie Hillman. Booker definitely deserves consideration late in drafts, particularly in PPR formats.
Mark Sanchez - QBPosted 7/21/16 12:51pm ET
Denver Broncos QB Mark Sanchez was endorsed as the starting quarterback to the team by head coach Gary Kubiak, according to DT Sylvester Williams.
Huddle Up: While a decision likely hasn't been made, it is regarded as Sanchez's job to lose, although it shouldn't matter too much in the overall fantasy scheme of things.
Devontae Booker - RBPosted 7/20/16 11:52pm ET
Denver Broncos RB Devontae Booker could receive playing time early in the 2016 season as a third-down back because of his pass-catching ability.
Huddle Up: CJ Anderson isn't viewed as a pass catching back, and Ronnie Hillman didn't stand out in that role last year. If Booker is healthy he'll carve out playing time on third downs, and he has the skill set to do everything Gary Kubiak asks of a running back; in other words, third down work may be just the beginning.
Von Miller - LBPosted 7/15/16 3:20pm ET
Denver Broncos LB Von Miller agreed to a six-year, $114.5 million deal Friday, July 15. The deal includes a $23 million signing bonus and $42 million fully guaranteed at signing. He receives a total of $70 million in guarantees.
Huddle Up: As fully expected, Miller made out big time in the last-hour deal, becoming the highest-paid non-QB in the league. Now, the Broncos -- and his IDP-league owners -- will have to hope they get closer to 2015 playoff-level production out of Miller rather than his regular-season numbers, which were above average but not great.
Virgil Green - TEPosted 7/14/16 11:53pm ET
Denver Broncos TE Virgil Green could become a potent weapon in the offense as his presence and blocking ability wouldn't tip the team's hand in their intended play call. He has 35 receptions for 379 yards and two touchdowns in his five-year career, and the team hopes he can significantly exceed those in 2016.
Huddle Up: With Owen Daniels and Vernon Davis not re-signed, the Denver tight end situation is wide open with Green, 2015 third-round pick Jeff Heuerman and former-Texan Garrett Graham the three main candidates. Heuerman, though, is believed to be the front-runner after missing his rookie season due to a rookie-camp knee injury.
Emmanuel Sanders - WRPosted 7/11/16 10:52pm ET
Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders said he has added 10 pounds of muscle this offseason, and he's not concerned about his contract talks.
Huddle Up: So long as the extra bulk doesn't diminish Sanders' speed, he remains a quality fantasy option in Denver.
Mark Sanchez - QBPosted 7/11/16 10:52pm ET
Denver Broncos QB Trevor Siemian has a legitimate chance in his battle with QB Mark Sanchez for the starting quarterback spot.
Huddle Up: The Broncos won the Super Bowl with subpar quarterbacking last year, so whichever signal-caller is less mistake-prone--something that's been an issue with Sanchez in the past--will likely be handed the caretaker gig in Gary Kubiak's run-friendly offense.
Emmanuel Sanders - WRPosted 7/7/16 12:43pm ET
Contract talks between Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders and the club are not off, but they are on hold for now. He is scheduled to make $5.6 million in the final year of his contract this season.
Huddle Up: We'll see if they pick back up after the July 15 deadline to sign the franchise-tagged Von Miller, who remains team's No. 1 offseason priority. But new deal or not, Sanders should be drafted as a low-end WR3/high-end WR4 this summer.
C.J. Anderson - RBPosted 7/7/16 1:08pm ET
Denver Broncos RB C.J. Anderson said it's pretty obvious that head coach Gary Kubiak and the coaching staff will be more committed to the run this year after QB Peyton Manning retired. 'I don't think there's a question what coach (Kubiak) wants to do,' Anderson said recently. 'All you have to do is look out there and see a fullback running around ... I mean, we even drafted one. (Kubiak) wants to run the ball.' RBs Andy Janovich and Juwan Thompson have lined up at fullback in offseason practices. Denver used a two-back set just 25 times last year, but Kubiak is intent on going to the run more often moving forward. The Broncos beefed up their offensive line by adding OTs Russell Okung and Donald Stephenson, too.
Huddle Up: Despite their QB issues last season, the Broncos ran the ball on 38.92 percent of their offensive snaps last regular season, which ranked 19th in the league. Look the team's 2016 percentage to easily be in the top 10 with Anderson standing to be the main beneficiary, provided he's healthy and in shape for the majority of the season.
Von Miller - LBPosted 7/6/16 1:42am ET
Updating a previous report, Denver Broncos LB Von Miller was contacted by general manager John Elway over the weekend. Elway wanted to personally talk to Miller to express his desire to work out a long-term deal. Both sides talked for 10 to 15 minutes, and Elway told Miller that the Broncos still love him and still want him to return to Denver, according to sources.
Huddle Up: If Elway and his ego can give a little ground and up the guaranteed money by the July 15 deadline, the reigning Super Bowl MVP will get the long-term extension he richly deserves.
Paxton Lynch - QBPosted 7/5/16 12:54pm ET
Denver Broncos QB Paxton Lynch will use the 2016 season as essentially a redshirt year to learn and develop, according to beat writer Troy E. Renck.
Huddle Up: Unless he unexpectedly demonstrates he's jumped ahead of the learning curve in training camp, don't expect to see Lynch much -- if at all -- in the regular season as he's taking a tremendous step coming from the wide-open shotgun attack at Memphis to Gary Kubiak's structured, under-center offense in Denver.
Mark Sanchez - QBPosted 7/3/16 12:10pm ET
Denver Broncos QB Mark Sanchez must win the starting quarterback job in training camp, according to The Denver Post's Troy Renck. Renck said he originally thought it was Sanchez's job to lose, but he still gives him a slight edge as the starter.
Huddle Up: Second-year QB Trevor Siemian has the best grasp of the offense, and first-round pick Paxton Lynch has the best skills and potential, but Sanchez remains the odds-on favorite to be under center Sept. 8 against the Panthers.
Emmanuel Sanders - WRPosted 7/3/16 12:10pm ET
Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders has had good talks with the Broncos regarding a new contract, according to The Denver Post's Troy Renck.
Huddle Up: Sanders' 2015 numbers (76-1,135-6) were down noticeably from his career-best figures (101-1,404-9) in 2014 and the trend might continue with the now run-first Broncos and their QB question marks.
Emmanuel Sanders - WRPosted 6/26/16 8:18pm ET
Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders is entering the final year of his contract but is not worried about his contract situation because he believes something will be worked out.
Huddle Up: Sanders did end the 2015 season -- playoffs included -- as the Broncos' best receiver, but it's fair to wonder how Denver is going to fit in his contract extension with the team already paying elite money to fellow wideout Demaryius Thomas and LB Von Miller set to become the highest-paid defensive player in the league.
Ronnie Hillman - RBPosted 6/21/16 2:13pm ET
Denver Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman is still ahead of RB Devontae Booker to back up RB C.J. Anderson, according to Andrew Mason of denverbroncos.com. RB Kapri Bibbs will also compete with Hillman and Booker for backup duties.
Huddle Up: Even though, he actually led the Broncos in rushing last season with 207 attempts and 863 yards, Hillman is perennially dismissed in many fantasy circles with GMs gravitating toward C.J. Anderson and, now, Booker, the fourth-round pick. While Anderson remains the projected starter, keep an eye on the Hillman-Booker battle for the No. 2 gig.
Demaryius Thomas - WRPosted 6/20/16 5:23pm ET
Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas said he was thinking too much last season. Thomas missed a good portion of the 2015 offseason program while waiting for a long-term deal and his mother was set to be released from prison. Thomas said it was tough trying to catch up with the new offense after missing so much time and with his off-field life.
Huddle Up: Thomas needs to be more focused this offseason if for no other reason than the Broncos are breaking in a new quarterback. Denver's passing game numbers dropped off last season, and given their current quarterback situation aren't likely to jump back up so it's on Thomas to improve last year's production by being more in sync with the offense.
Ronnie Hillman - RBPosted 6/20/16 5:23pm ET
Denver Broncos RB Devontae Booker (knee) ran well after he recovered from a torn meniscus and appears poised to push RB Ronnie Hillman for the No. 2 running back job.
Huddle Up: Hillman didn't bring much to the table last season, and if healthy Booker has the ability to not only supplant Hillman as the Broncos' pass-catching back but to horn in on CJ Anderson's action as the feature back.
Von Miller - LBPosted 6/16/16 1:00pm ET
Denver Broncos LB Von Miller posted on Instagram Thursday, June 16, that he will not play the 2016 season under the franchise tag.
Huddle Up: Still hard to see things coming to this with the reigning Super Bowl MVP in his prime earning years and the Broncos with ample cap room to make him the league's highest-paid defensive player. Look for long-term deal to ultimately be struck before the July 15 deadline.
C.J. Anderson - RBPosted 6/10/16 11:33am ET
Denver Broncos RB C.J. Anderson is in the best condition that head coach Gary Kubiak has seen him in, and Anderson has responded to competition. 'He's ready to be an every down back,' Kubiak said.
Huddle Up: Could all of that Anderson-is-a-top-5-fantasy-back hype come a season too early? Those looking for mid-round RB with upside should certainly consider Anderson who projects as the lead back for a team which will look to run more in a run-friendly scheme given its current QB situation.
Von Miller - LBPosted 6/9/16 12:07pm ET
Updating a previous report, Denver Broncos LB Von Miller rejected a six-year, $114.5 million deal at some point between Monday, June 6, and Wednesday, June 8. A source close to Miller said the player actually accepted two significant parts of the offer Monday: specifically, the length of the contract (six years) and the overall money ($114.5 million). However, the guaranteed money is apparently where the impasse is, and the impasse has escalated so quickly that Miller could sit out the 2016 season entirely.
Huddle Up: Sure, it's a possibility, but not likely. The Broncos thought they'd float more of a team-friendly deal, but Miller holds the leverage and the hammer here even though he's on the franchise tag for 2016 and expect the Broncos to come up with enough guaranteed $$$ before the July 15 deadline.
Paxton Lynch - QBPosted 6/9/16 12:15pm ET
Denver Broncos QB Paxton Lynch agreed to a four-year deal with a fifth-year option Thursday, June 9. The total value is expected to be around $9.5 million, and it includes a $5,091,860 signing bonus.
Huddle Up: Lynch has had his OTA moments so far and is now signed, sealed and delivered, but for now the first-round pick is No. 3 on the Broncos' QB depth chart and will have to overtake Mark Sanchez and second-year QB Trevor Siemian to win the team's starting gig.
Paxton Lynch - QBPosted 6/8/16 11:09am ET
Denver Broncos QB Paxton Lynch worked with the third-team offense in practice Tuesday, June 7, but he guided the No. 3 offense to a touchdown against the No. 3 defense. Afterwards, head coach Gary Kubiak praised the quarterback's work. 'I think Paxton did some really good stuff. He took the young kids down the field at the end of practice,' Kubiak said.
Huddle Up: Important to note that Lynch is still taking snaps with the third team, as the Broncos don't feel like they have to rush him. That bodes well for Mark Sanchez as a fantasy entity this season.
Mark Sanchez - QBPosted 6/7/16 4:00pm ET
Denver Broncos QB Mark Sanchez worked with the first-team offense during practice Tuesday, June 7, and had a good day. QB Trevor Siemian worked with the second-team offense, while QB Paxton Lynch worked with the third team.
Huddle Up: Unless Siemian displays an edge in having been in Gary Kubiak's offensive system a year longer than the other two, still bank on Sanchez opening the season as the Broncos' starter.
Demarcus Ware - LBPosted 6/2/16 1:04pm ET
Denver Broncos DE DeMarcus Ware (back) continues to miss organized team activities (OTAs) due to his back injury, and executive vice president of future operations and general manager John Elway expressed concerns about the injury. 'Yeah, there's always concern with that. Especially with the back, because you never really know. And he's such an integral part of it and his leadership qualities, so obviously we're hopeful he can get that going. We're going to manage him and we knew that coming in this year, to take care of him. Yeah, there's a little bit of concern there,' Elway said Wednesday, June 1.
Huddle Up: IDP leaguers are going to have to be extra wary of Ware, who turns 34 at the end of July and is coming off a season where he missed a career-most five games and posted the second-lowest sack total (7.5) of his 11-year career.
Paxton Lynch - QBPosted 6/1/16 10:29am ET
Denver Broncos QB Paxton Lynch continues to make progress as he gets comfortable during organized team activities (OTAs). Head coach Gary Kubiak has continued to divide the first-team snaps for the quarterbacks three ways between Lynch, QB Mark Sanchez and QB Trevor Siemian.
Huddle Up: Splitting first-team snaps three ways is cute in June, but come August the Broncos will want to give their starter as many reps as possible. If it's still a three-way split in training camp, it will mean the Broncos haven't found their quarterback yet--and that won't be good news, fantasy or otherwise.
Cody Latimer - WRPosted 6/1/16 10:29am ET
Denver Broncos WR Cody Latimer was arrested Monday, May 30 for failing to pay a one-year old traffic ticket. The wide receiver shelled out $311.50 to resolve the situation. Latimer originally called police as the alleged victim of a domestic dispute.
Huddle Up: Probably not enough here to warrant league action, but anytime a player gets arrested you can expect league officials to take a closer look.
Jeff Heuerman - TEPosted 6/1/16 10:29am ET
Denver Broncos TE Jeff Heuerman (hamstring) has been limited in organized team activities with a hamstring injury.
Huddle Up: There's been a bit of buzz about Heuerman as the heir to Owen Daniels in Denver's version of the Gary Kubiak offense, but if he can't get on the field it will be tough for him to carve out that niche.
Trevor Siemian - QBPosted 5/31/16 10:21am ET
Denver Broncos QB Trevor Siemian is considered a sleeper for the starting quarterback job, according to head coach Gary Kubiak. 'I think Trevor has a maturity to him. He's kind of the sleeper, I would say. Trevor knows the offense. He's very comfortable and can throw the ball, too,' Kubiak said Monday, May 30. 'We've also seen him make big plays in the preseason games under the lights. I wouldn't sleep on Trevor to win the job, either.'
Huddle Up: Plenty of coach-speak here, as Siemian is a solid third behind veteran Mark Sanchez and first-round draft pick Paxton Lynch. He may have an advantage in May having been in the offensive system last season, but that's likely to evaporate come August.
Cody Latimer - WRPosted 5/29/16 9:06pm ET
Denver Broncos WRs Cody Latimer and Bennie Fowler are expected to compete for the No. 3 wide receiver job during training camp. Latimer has performed well during offseason workouts during the last few seasons but has not recorded great numbers during the regular season. Fowler had a decent role in the passing game in 2015 but injuries and inconsistency dropped him on the depth chart.
Huddle Up: This would be huge fantasy news two or three seasons ago, but with Mark Sanchez or Paxton Lynch expected to guide a run-first offense, it's far off the fantasy map for all but the huge or dynasty leagues.
Devontae Booker - RBPosted 5/24/16 4:04pm ET
Denver Broncos RB Devontae Booker (knee) has been doing almost all of the drills the other running backs are doing in organized team activities, and it appears he's close to 100 perdent in his recovery from a knee injury in college.
Huddle Up: Good news for the fourth-round pick who will need to establish himself early to earn a significant role in the Broncos' RB rotation with the team bringing back its top two rushers (C.J. Anderson & Ronnie Hillman) from last season.
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