Devontae Booker - RBPosted 5/1/16 11:08pm ET
Denver Broncos RB Devontae Booker should push for playing time as a rookie, according to ESPN beat writer Jeff Legwold.
Huddle Up: The Broncos' selection of the the former Utah standout was anything but good news for C.J. Anderson, Ronnie Hillman and their fantasy owners as the team's RB touches could now be split three ways instead of two like last season.
Paxton Lynch - QBPosted 4/29/16 12:33pm ET
Denver Broncos QB Paxton Lynch was being pursued by the Dallas Cowboys, but Dallas was unable to find a trade partner to move back into the first round of the 2016 NFL draft, according to sources.
Huddle Up: The Cowboys could still make a play for Connor Cook as their developmental quarterback, though they pick third in the second round behind the Browns and Titans.
Paxton Lynch - QBPosted 4/28/16 11:18pm ET
The Denver Broncos selected Memphis QB Paxton Lynch with the 26th overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft on Thursday, April 28. The Broncos traded up with the Seattle Seahawks, giving up their first-round pick a third-round selection to move up five spots.
Huddle Up: The selection of the Memphis standout would seem to close the door on a trade for Colin Kaepernick or Sam Bradford, but it isn't necessarily bad news for Mark Sanchez as Lynch projects as a project who could need a season to adjust to the pro level. In the meantime, though, fantasy expectations for WRs Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders should be kept in check with the Denver passing game in a state of flux.
Garrett Graham - TEPosted 4/26/16 2:24pm ET
Free-agent TE Garrett Graham (Texans) has signed a one-year deal with the Denver Broncos.
Huddle Up: After a career-best 49-catch, 545-yard season in 2013, Graham has logged only 22 receptions and 227 yards the last two seasons, but now he is reunited with old coach Gary Kubiak. Overall, though, it's shaping up to be a fantasy-unfriendly TEBC in the Mile High City with Graham joining the likes of 2015 third-round pick Jeff Heuerman and veteran Virgil Green.
Mark Sanchez - QBPosted 4/21/16 5:14pm ET
The Denver Broncos seem fine with going to training camp with QBs Mark Sanchez, Trevor Siemian and a rookie quarterback, in the opinion of The Denver Post's Cameron Wolfe.
Huddle Up: Sanchez has grown on the Broncos and the Mile High City since his arrival last month. Meanwhile, the other veteran QB options have thinned, and that's not a good fantasy combination for pass-catchers Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders.
Brandon McManus - PKPosted 4/19/16 10:05am ET
Denver Broncos exclusive rights free-agent PK Brandon McManus signed his tender offer to return to Denver Monday, April 18. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Huddle Up: McManus' fantasy prospects dim slightly as the Broncos transition from their 2014 Peyton-led high-powered offense to their current defense-and-ground-game iteration. There's still the Mile High altitude boost for longer field goals, though, and a defensive force like the Broncos won't be afraid to settle for three so there's still much to like here.
Ronnie Hillman - RBPosted 4/19/16 10:05am ET
Denver Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman re-signed to a one-year deal Monday, April 18.
Huddle Up: Yay. Hillman swipes some touches from CJ Anderson. Everybody get excited.
Emmanuel Sanders - WRPosted 4/19/16 1:21pm ET
Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders is set to make $5.6 million in 2016, the final year of his contract. He said Monday, April 18, that he isn't worried about his contract and is focused on winning championships. 'I mean this sincerely: The city of Denver has been really good to me,' Sanders said. 'I want to be a Bronco. I want to be a Bronco for a long time. I want to retire a Bronco. Hopefully everything works out. I'm sure both sides will come to something. We're going to see how it goes, but right now it's not about me. It's about this team and about winning championships, and that's what I'm focused on.'
Huddle Up: Even though Demaryius Thomas finished with the better numbers last season, Sanders finished the year as the team's most reliable wideout and was definitely more productive in the postseason. However, Thomas' 5-year, $70 million deal signed last year certainly clouds Sanders' Mile High City future beyond this coming season.
Bennie Fowler - WRPosted 4/15/16 10:44pm ET
Denver Broncos exclusive rights free-agent WR Bennie Fowler signed his tender offer Friday, April 15. Terms of the contract were not immediately disclosed.
Huddle Up: The second-year undrafted free agent finished with only 18 catches for 235 yards last season -- including three playoff contests -- but made some under-the-radar big plays and looks to be the odds-on favorite to firmly establish himself as the team's No. 3 wideout.
Ronnie Hillman - RBPosted 4/10/16 7:42pm ET
Free-agent RB Ronnie Hillman (Broncos) has exchanged contract proposals with the Denver Broncos, according to two NFL sources.
Huddle Up: Hillman -- an not C.J. Anderson -- actually was the Broncos' leading rusher last season with 863 yards and seven TDs on 207 carries but was maddeningly inconsistent with four 100-yard games but 60 or fewer in the other 12 contests. With the Broncos matching the Dolphins' 4-year, $18 million offer to Anderson last month, look for Hillman to take more of a backseat if he does re-sign.
Jeff Heuerman - TEPosted 4/9/16 12:23am ET
Denver Broncos TE Jeff Heuerman is working hard to return from knee surgery, head coach Gary Kubiak said, and ESPN beat writer Jeff Legwold believes Heuerman could earn the No. 1 tight end job during training camp.
Huddle Up: With only journeyman Virgil Green realistically the only other current competition at the position, Heuerman -- the 2015 third-round pick -- has the inside track to the starting gig and should be near full health by the time training camp rolls around considering it's almost already been a full calendar year since he tore his ACL in rookie camp.
Ronnie Hillman - RBPosted 3/29/16 11:04am ET
Free-agent RB Ronnie Hillman (Broncos) is one running back the Green Bay Packers have shown interest in.
Huddle Up: The Packers worked well with a two-running back punch last season, and are specifically searching for a pass-catching back. Hillman resembles that description and is available in free agency--but not the big-ticket free agency the Packers are known for avoiding.
Jeff Heuerman - TEPosted 3/27/16 2:37pm ET
Denver Broncos TE Jeff Heuerman will factor big time into Denver's 2016 plans. Heuerman has already recovered from a torn ACL that cost him his rookie season last year. Head coach Gary Kubiak said Heuerman was very impressive when he came to rookie camp last May. The Broncos believe he can be a complete tight end.
Huddle Up: Right now, the 2015 third-round pick has a clear path to the No. 1 TE gig with the recent release of veteran Owen Daniels and the team's lack of interest in re-signing free-agent Vernon Davis, but there remains much question about how high Heuerman's ceiling is after catching only 52 passes for 792 yards in four years at Ohio State.
Jordan Norwood - WRPosted 3/24/16 10:21am ET
Free-agent WR Jordan Norwood and the Denver Broncos reached an agreement Wednesday, March 23, on a one-year contract.
Huddle Up: Norwood will hold a depth role in the Denver receiver rotation, which as the team becomes more run-focused holds less and less fantasy value.
Mark Sanchez - QBPosted 3/15/16 10:17am ET
Denver Broncos QB Mark Sanchez is compared to compete for a starting role this season. 'Get in here and compete your butt off for a starting role. That's my goal to start this coming fall and be ready to play and help this team win,' Sanchez said.
Huddle Up: Right now Sanchez is the best option on the Broncos' roster, though all indications are John Elway is attempting to change that. Sanchez opening the season as the Broncos' starter isn't optimal, but it's not as if Brock Osweiler or the 2015 version of Peyton Manning were doing fantasy owners of Denver wideouts any favors either.
C.J. Anderson - RBPosted 3/15/16 3:43pm ET
Denver Broncos restricted free-agent RB C.J. Anderson's offer sheet from the Miami Dolphins is being matched by the Broncos on Tuesday, March 15, according to a source. Miami's offer sheet was four years in length and worth $18 million.
Huddle Up: The Broncos could've saved money and hassle by placing a second-round tender on Anderson in the first place, but decided that they couldn't lose their top postseason rusher and one of the more popular players in the Mile High City. Anderson's numbers should increase this coming season, but fantasy GMs won't make the mistake of drafting him high in the first round again.
C.J. Anderson - RBPosted 3/10/16 4:04pm ET
Denver Broncos restricted free-agent RB C.J. Anderson visited the Miami Dolphins on Thursday, March 10 and is expected to sign somewhere other than Denver. The only question is whether the Broncos will match a likely front-loaded contract offer from another team.
Huddle Up: Anderson, the Broncos' second-leading rusher last season and a key playoff performer, oddly received only a low tender from the Broncos, meaning the team would get no compensation if the RB signs elsewhere and Denver declines to match the offer.
C.J. Anderson - RBPosted 3/10/16 5:11pm ET
Denver Broncos restricted free-agent RB C.J. Anderson signed a four-year, $18 million offer sheet from the Miami Dolphins on Thursday, March 10. The Broncos have five days to match Miami's offer.
Huddle Up: Anderson would be reunited with former offensive coordinator Adam Gase, now the Dolphins' head coach, on a team needing a RB after losing Lamar Miller in free agency. We'll see, though, how much the Broncos want to keep Anderson with Ronnie Hillman a unrestricted free agent.
Owen Daniels - TEPosted 3/8/16 4:43pm ET
Denver Broncos TE Owen Daniels was released Tuesday, March 8.
Huddle Up: The veteran tight end finished third on the team last season with 46 receptions for 517 yards and three TDs, but it sounds like the Broncos have other plans at the position this coming season. That plan is sure to include 2015 third-round pick Jeff Heuerman, who missed his rookie season with a knee injury.
Peyton Manning - QBPosted 3/6/16 7:14pm ET
Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning, who will hold a retirement news conference Monday, March 7 in Denver, currently holds 11 all-time records for quarterbacks, including most career passing yards (71,940), most career passing touchdowns (539), most single-season passing yards (5,477), most single-season passing touchdowns (55) and most wins (200 total).
Huddle Up: Manning, a top-10 fantasy QB regular for his first 17 seasons, was anything but last season, throwing for only nine regular-season TDs and 17 interceptions as the Broncos' D carried to the team to a Super Bowl win. But we think Manning's dynasty league owners -- and a certain group of voters in Canton -- might let that slide.
Vernon Davis - TEPosted 3/6/16 10:52pm ET
Denver Broncos impending free-agent TE Vernon Davis said he would like to play another four or five years if possible.
Huddle Up: Davis just turned 32, and his career arc has taken a noticeable downturn over the last two seasons, catching a total of 64 passes for 640 yards and only two TDs during that span. Davis has considerable work to do to even climb back into TE2 territory.
C.J. Anderson - RBPosted 3/4/16 3:20pm ET
Denver Broncos restricted free-agent RB C.J. Anderson is expected to receive his restricted free-agent tender early next week.
Huddle Up: Anderson, who came on late last season and playoffs, is expected to receive a fairly high tender and figure in the team's RB plans one way or the other with fellow back Ronnie Hillman an unrestricted free agent who's not expected to be re-signed.
Peyton Manning - QBPosted 3/3/16 8:27pm ET
Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning could be signed by the Houston Texans as a bridge quarterback until the Texans are comfortable with their next future quarterback, according to Charles Robinson of Yahoo! Sports.
Huddle Up: Should Manning decide to keep playing, the Texans would provide a good fit for the soon-to-be-40-year-old quarterback as would the Rams given their seemingly annual QB needs
Peyton Manning - QBPosted 3/1/16 10:06am ET
Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning is not expected to make a decision on his playing future this week, and the decision will go right up to March 9, according to sources. Manning's $19 million salary for next season would become guaranteed March 9 if he decides to continue playing.
Huddle Up: All signs point towards Manning retiring, but nothing official yet. That March 9 deadline looms, and the Broncos need to make roster moves one way or another so expect them to press Peyton for a final answer if he's still hemming and hawing next week.
Brock Osweiler - QBPosted 3/1/16 10:06am ET
Denver Broncos impending free-agent Brock Osweiler's next best suitor could be the Houston Texans if he is not retained by the Broncos, in the opinion of CBSSports.com's Jason La Canfora.
Huddle Up: Plenty of quarterbacks will be mentioned in conjunction with the Texans, in part because they don't currently have one. Until the Peyton Manning situation is resolved in Denver Osweiler remains in limbo, but smart money is on Manning retiring and the Broncos re-signing Osweiler.
Von Miller - LBPosted 3/1/16 5:28pm ET
Denver Broncos impending free-agent LB Von Miller received the exclusive franchise tag from the team Tuesday, March 1.
Huddle Up: As fully expected, the Broncos weren't about to let the Super Bowl 50 MVP get away, and they weren't even taking chances with the franchise tag, making it exclusive so no other team would be tempted to make Miller an offer and surrender two first-round picks.
Peyton Manning - QBPosted 3/1/16 5:39pm ET
Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning is finding his decision on whether to retire harder than expected. His agent, Tom Condon, said Manning told him that he still likes to play, and he still enjoys weekly preparation and practice before games. 'It's still there,' Manning said. 'To me, you can't play football, and you can't play quarterback in the NFL unless you love it. And if you love it, you have to love the preparation, you have to love the April and May workouts.'
Huddle Up: Even the opportunity to walk off as a champion isn't as clear cut as it would seem to be from the outside for the soon-to-be-40-year-old Manning, but while the Broncos aren't pushing the QB one way or the other, it's still rather clear that if Manning continues playing it won't be in Denver, which is prepared to release the future Hall of Famer before his $19 million salary officially hits the cap on March 9.
Peyton Manning - QBPosted 2/26/16 10:37pm ET
Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning could make a decision on his playing future next week. Manning is expected to announce that he will retire, but he's having trouble making that final official step. Manning's $19 million salary in the final year of his contract becomes guaranteed on March 9.
Huddle Up: Either way, Manning is done in Denver, which is ready to move on with Brock Osweiler -- pending he gets re-signed as expected. Manning, meanwhile, might possibly be feeling out the market to see if there would be any real interest from another team; if not expect a retirement announcement next week.
Von Miller - LBPosted 2/25/16 6:46pm ET
Denver Broncos impending free-agent LB Von Miller has had talks about a long-term deal, and there's optimism that it gets done, according to sources.
Huddle Up: After his playoff tour de force, Miller is the no-doubter atop the Broncos' offseason to-sign list, and he'll get the franchise tag even if a long-term deal doesn't get done.
Peyton Manning - QBPosted 2/25/16 7:25pm ET
Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning needs more time to decide whether he wants to continue his playing career, and general manager John Elway said the Broncos will give Manning as much time as he needs. Elway said he'll meet with Manning again in seven to 10 days. 'We're really not in a hurry,' Elway said. 'It's really fluid. We know where Brock (Osweiler) is, and he knows what we have to offer.'
Huddle Up: The Broncos aren't going to push the legendary QB out the door, but with Manning set to turn 40 in less than a month and his skills clearly diminished, Elway and Co. simply can't afford to lose out on re-signing Osweiler while the former weighs his future. Definitely expect news on this front one way or the other before Manning's 2016 $19 million salary becomes official March 9.
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