• Julius Thomas - TE
    Posted 11/26/14 4:05pm ET

    Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas (ankle) was limited at practice Wednesday, Nov. 26.

    Huddle Up: It's the first practice of the week for the Broncos, and Thomas will likely have to show more later in the week to avoid missing a second straight game.

  • Montee Ball - RB
    Posted 11/26/14 6:49pm ET

    Denver Broncos RBs Montee Ball (groin) and Ronnie Hillman (foot) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 26.

    Huddle Up: Ball and Hillman are likely out another week or two at the minimum, leaving late-season standout C.J. Anderson firmly in charge of the starting gig.

  • Connor Barth - PK
    Posted 11/25/14 6:45pm ET

    The Denver Broncos signed free-agent PK Connor Barth (Buccaneers) to an undisclosed deal Tuesday, Nov. 25, after waiving PK Brandon McManus, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: For those who prefer kickers playing for high-scoring teams, Barth is the new man in the Mile High City.

  • Emmanuel Sanders - WR
    Posted 11/21/14 2:53pm ET

    Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (concussion) practiced in full Friday, Nov. 21, and is probable for Week 12 against the Miami Dolphins, according to head coach John Fox.

    Huddle Up: Sanders will be good to go Sunday but does face a Miami D that surrenders the sixth-fewest fantasy points to opposing wideouts.

  • Julius Thomas - TE
    Posted 11/21/14 3:00pm ET

    Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas (ankle), who appeared limited during practice Friday, Nov. 21, figures to be a game-time decision against the Miami Dolphins in Week 12. Thomas said his ankle is improving, though: 'If I can go, I will go.'

    Huddle Up: Thomas has made small strides throughout the week, but his status obviously remains very much in question. The big problem for his fantasy owners is the Broncos' late-afternoon kickoff so plan your lineup arrangements accordingly.

  • Emmanuel Sanders - WR
    Posted 11/20/14 3:48pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (concussion) is able to exercise as part of his concussion protocol. He missed a second straight day of practice Thursday, Nov. 20.

    Huddle Up: Getting exercise clearance is a good sign, but fantasy owners are going to have wait and see on the final call for Week 12, which will likely come Friday.

  • Julius Thomas - TE
    Posted 11/20/14 3:48pm ET

    Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas (ankle) is not participating in practice Thursday, Nov. 20.

    Huddle Up: Thomas missed a second straight day, but still has a chance to play Sunday, especially if he can get in some work Friday.

  • Julius Thomas - TE
    Posted 11/19/14 2:10pm ET

    Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas (ankle) is not participating in practice Wednesday, Nov. 19.

    Huddle Up: Thomas' sprain isn't said to be of the high-ankle variety, and it's the first practice of the week so don't get too worked up for now.

  • Emmanuel Sanders - WR
    Posted 11/19/14 2:10pm ET

    Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (concussion) is not participating in practice Wednesday, Nov. 19.

    Huddle Up: Nothing unexpected here as the WR's Week 12 fate will be decided later in the week after he completes the protocol procedures.

  • C.J. Anderson - RB
    Posted 11/18/14 11:35pm ET

    Denver Broncos RBs C.J. Anderson and Juwan Thompson will serve as the top two running backs heading into Week 12 against the Miami Dolphins with RBs Ronnie Hillman (foot) and Montee Ball (groin) sidelined at least two or three weeks.

    Huddle Up: Anderson only rushed for 29 yards on nine carries in Week 11, but he did all right for his PPR league owners with a career-high 8 catches for 86 yards. The Broncos say they are committed to running more in the coming weeks so definitely use Anderson if you need a RB2/flex option.

  • Julius Thomas - TE
    Posted 11/17/14 3:12pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas' (ankle) sprained ankle isn't considered serious at all, and he may not miss any time after being forced from the team's Week 11 game against the St. Louis Rams, according to a source with knowledge of Thomas' status.

    Huddle Up: Thomas should be considered questionable for Sunday, although early reports sound promising. If he can't go, Jacob Tamme will get the start.

  • Emmanuel Sanders - WR
    Posted 11/17/14 7:59pm ET

    Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (concussion) is likely to miss practice this week after suffering a concussion in Week 11. He'll go through the concussion protocol, and his status for Week 12 against the Miami Dolphins will depend on whether he's cleared later in the week by an independent doctor.

    Huddle Up: Fantasy GMs should be well schooled in the drill by now as they'll need to be on top of reports next weekend before deciding what to do with the productive wideout.

  • Montee Ball - RB
    Posted 11/17/14 8:06pm ET

    Denver Broncos RB Montee Ball (groin) will miss the next 2 to 3weeks after aggravating his groin injury in Week 11, according to two league sources.

    Huddle Up: With Ronnie Hillman also likely out for the next month, it'll be the C.J. Anderson show with some Juwan Thompson sprinkled in.

  • Ronnie Hillman - RB
    Posted 11/17/14 10:07pm ET

    Denver Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman (foot) is not expected to play in Week 12 because of a foot injury.

    Huddle Up: Hillman will miss a second straight game and likely two or three more after that with a sprained foot.

  • Emmanuel Sanders - WR
    Posted 11/16/14 8:03pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (concussion) suffered a concussion in the third quarter of the Week 11 game against the St. Louis Rams, but he appeared to be alert in the postgame locker room. He needs to go through the NFL protocol before he is cleared to return.

    Huddle Up: Sanders is now in the NFL's concussion protocol. He should be considered questionable for Week 12.

  • Montee Ball - RB
    Posted 11/16/14 8:03pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Denver Broncos RB Montee Ball (groin) aggravated his groin injury in Week 11 against the St. Louis Rams, and he will have an MRI Monday, Nov. 17. His injury might have been the most serious to the team's skill position players Sunday.

    Huddle Up: Ball played only briefly before re-injuring his groin. With Ronnie Hillman also out for the next few weeks, C.J. Anderson is now the Broncos feature back. Juwan Thompson moves up to the No. 2 role and should also be added in all leagues.

  • Julius Thomas - TE
    Posted 11/16/14 8:03pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas (ankle) left the Week 11 game against the St. Louis Rams, and X-rays taken after the game were negative. He will go for further tests Monday, Nov. 17, including an MRI.

    Huddle Up: Early reports say Thomas avoided a high ankle sprain but we'll know more in the next couple of days. If Thomas were to miss time, Jacob Tamme will start in his place. Tamme is a big drop-off both for the Broncos and fantasy owners.

  • Montee Ball - RB
    Posted 11/14/14 4:15pm ET

    Denver Broncos RB Montee Ball (groin) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 14, and is listed as probable for Week 11.

    Huddle Up: Ball will make his return this week but will split the workload with Week 10 standout C.J. Anderson as Ronnie Hillman sits out with a foot injury.

  • Ronnie Hillman - RB
    Posted 11/12/14 4:03pm ET

    Denver Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman (foot) is not participating in practice Wednesday, Nov. 12.

    Huddle Up: No shocker here as Hillman is expected to miss the next 2-3 games, leaving the RB duties to Montee Ball (if he can return this week), C.J. Anderson and Juwan Thompson.

  • Montee Ball - RB
    Posted 11/12/14 6:40pm ET

    Denver Broncos RB Montee Ball (groin) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Nov. 11.

    Huddle Up: Good timing for the Ronnie Hillman-less Broncos as Ball is expected to return Sunday in St. Louis after sitting out the previous five games.

  • Ronnie Hillman - RB
    Posted 11/10/14 9:52am ET

    Updating a previous report, Denver Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman was limping in the locker room because of a sprained ankle Sunday, Nov. 9.

    Huddle Up: Hillman was in and out of Sunday's win in Oakland dealing with the ankle injury and sat out the fourth quarter along with several other starters with the Broncos comfortably ahead. He finished with only 13 yards on 6 carries and 9 yards on a pair of receptions, while C.J. Anderson ran wild with 90 yards rushing on 13 attempts and 73 yards and a TD on four receptions. Hillman figures to remain the starter, but Montee Ball's impending return will further cut into the RB workload in the coming weeks.

  • Ronnie Hillman - RB
    Posted 11/10/14 5:05pm ET

    Denver Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman (foot) will miss at least two weeks with a sprain in his right foot, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: The Denver Post reported that Hillman would miss "at least two weeks." But HC John Fox placed his prognosis as "day to day". Regardless, with Hillman struggling with an injury, Montee Ball's return this week, and C.J. Anderson's fine play, the Denver backfield is looking off-limits for fantasy owners looking for a sure contributor to their roster. Look for a lot of "hot hand" coachspeak this week.

  • Montee Ball - RB
    Posted 11/10/14 8:08pm ET

    Denver Broncos RB Montee Ball (groin) is hopeful of putting in a full week of full practice, and he is poised to return to the lineup in Week 11 against the St. Louis Rams after missing five games. Ball wants to do more than just return, though; "to try and get my old job back." "It's who's healthy, No. 1 first and foremost. We've been evaluating that week to week ... we'll evaluate it again come Wednesday," head coach John Fox said. "Doesn't matter how I feel, it's how they feel ... Time heals, we'll see how they feel come Wednesday."

    Huddle Up: The timing could be ideal for Ball and the Broncos with starter Ronnie Hillman likely set to miss the next 2-3 games with a foot sprain, but Ball will have to be able to show he's ready to return in practice this week.

  • Montee Ball - RB
    Posted 11/7/14 6:45pm ET

    Denver Broncos RB Montee Ball (groin) was limited in practice for the third straight day Friday, Nov. 7, and is questionable for Week 10 against the Oakland Raiders.

    Huddle Up: Ball hasn't played since Week 5, and while he was able to get back on the practice field this week, it'll be a surprise if he's active and able to contribute Sunday in Oakland.

  • Wes Welker - WR
    Posted 11/7/14 6:56pm ET

    Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker (back) practiced in full for the third straight day Friday, Nov. 7, and is probable for Week 10 against the Oakland Raiders.

    Huddle Up: Welker will be out there Sunday if you need him, but his scant usage -- 9 catches for 94 yards over the last 4 games -- doesn't warrant fantasy-lineup consideration outside of the deepest of the leagues.

  • Julius Thomas - TE
    Posted 11/6/14 8:02pm ET

    Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas may be getting more opportunities to catch the football, according to offensive coordinator Adam Gase. Gase said Thomas has been used more in protection schemes as of late but wants to maintain the tight end's status as an impact player.

    Huddle Up: This is music to the ears of angst-addled Thomas owners who have seen the TE targeted only 14 times and catch 8 passes for 83 yards and 1 TD over the last three games.

  • Montee Ball - RB
    Posted 11/5/14 4:35pm ET

    Denver Broncos RB Montee Ball (groin) is participating in practice Wednesday, Nov. 5.

    Huddle Up: Ball has been sidelined since he was injured in Week 5, and while his return is certainly drawing near, hoping for him to play this Sunday in Oakland would seem to be a little too optimistic. Whenever Ball's return comes, though, it figures to be in a change-up role behind the productive Ronnie Hillman.

  • Wes Welker - WR
    Posted 11/5/14 6:34pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker (back) practiced in full Wednesday, Nov. 5.

    Huddle Up: With the slot WR a full-go in the team's first practice of the week, it's a pretty solid indicator that he's not going to miss any more time after leaving early in Week 9.

  • Wes Welker - WR
    Posted 11/3/14 7:47pm ET

    Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker suffered a back bruise in Sunday's contest against the New England Patriots. The timetable for his return was undisclosed.

    Huddle Up: Welker was hurt on a third-quarter drop which wound up as an interception. It doesn't sound like anything major, but his fantasy owners will simply have to see what happens in practice this week.

  • Ronnie Hillman - RB
    Posted 10/31/14 10:05am ET

    Updating previous reports, Denver Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman (shoulder) is expected to have his normal workload in Week 9, despite his limited practice repetitions.

    Huddle Up: Hillman has been sharing a little with Juwon Thompson, but he's still clearly the feature back in Denver. That's not going to change this week even though Hillman has missed practice time, nor is it expected to change if/when Montee Ball returns to action; it's Hillman's gig, with a smattering of help from the rest of the cast.

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