Owen Daniels - TEPosted 10/6/15 7:55pm ET
Denver Broncos TE Owen Daniels is tied with Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten for the NFL's longest active streak of games with a catch by a tight end at 107.
Huddle Up: Daniels has caught at least two passes in every game this season but hasn't topped 28 yards in any contest. And although much more was expected out of the top tight end in a Gary Kubiak offense, Daniels has scored in each of the last two games to at least provide some points for those who have been using him.
Cody Latimer - WRPosted 10/5/15 8:45am ET
Denver Broncos WR Cody Latimer (groin) left the Week 4 game against the Minnesota Vikings due to a groin injury.
Huddle Up: Latimer has been an afterthought in the Denver offense this season, so his absence was barely noticed fantasy-wise.
C.J. Anderson - RBPosted 10/5/15 9:01am ET
Denver Broncos RB C.J. Anderson ran 11 times for 43 yards in the Week 4 game against the Minnesota Vikings, and he also had one reception for 27 yards.
Huddle Up: In general it was a down day for the Denver backs, though Ronnie Hillman hit one 70-yard TD that makes their numbers look better than they were. At this juncture it's a flat-out job share between Anderson and Hillman, with inconsistent fantasy value for both.
Demaryius Thomas - WRPosted 10/5/15 4:31pm ET
Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas (neck) should be fine even though he suffered a neck injury during the Week 4, game, according to head coach Gary Kubiak.
Huddle Up: Thomas returned to the game and the Broncos don't seem concerned about him today. Fantasy owners don't need to be worried about his status for this week.
C.J. Anderson - RBPosted 10/2/15 3:31pm ET
Denver Broncos RB C.J. Anderson (concussion) will remain the starting running back, according to head coach Gary Kubiak. Kubiak said Anderson had a good practice Thursday, Oct. 1, and needs to make plays and make guys miss.
Huddle Up: The main problem has been the Broncos' struggling -- and now injured -- offensive line, but regardless, Anderson ranks high on the Early-Season Fantasy Bust list with only 74 yards on 32 carries and no TDs so far. If possible, keep him out of your lineup until he shows some signs of life.
Peyton Manning - QBPosted 9/28/15 8:20am ET
Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning worked mainly out of a pistol formation in a 24-12 win over the Detroit Lions in Week 3, completing 31 of 42 passes for 324 yards, two touchdowns and an interception.
Huddle Up: The pistol is a compromise between Gary Kubiak's desire to run the ball more and Peyton's need to get the ball further back from the line of scrimmage because of his lack of mobility. As far as Manning was concerned, it worked like a charm--great news for fantasy owners of the Broncos' passing game.
C.J. Anderson - RBPosted 9/28/15 2:51pm ET
The Denver Broncos running game failed to materialize again in a Week 3 win over the Detroit Lions. RBs C.J. Anderson (concussion) and Juwan Thompson (neck) missed big chunks of the game due to injury, and the Broncos managed just 41 yards on the ground on 19 carries. Denver ran 99% of their plays in the pistol formation, making QB Peyton Manning more comfortable.
Huddle Up: Anderson has been an absolute disaster this season. Ronnie Hillman will continue to split carries with Anderson moving forward. This is a backfield to avoid for fantasy owners.
Ronnie Hillman - RBPosted 9/26/15 2:02pm ET
Denver Broncos RBs C.J. Anderson and Ronnie Hillman will continue to split carries, according to ESPN.com's Jeff Legwold. Legwold said Hillman has a threshold because of his size, and that Anderson will be an early-down back. Legwold added that he expects the touchdowns to go to whoever has the hot hand.
Huddle Up: The Broncos' backfield is a hot mess right now. Instead of trying to predict which back is going to get what carries when, fantasy owners should stay away from this situation if possible.
Emmanuel Sanders - WRPosted 9/24/15 7:08pm ET
Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders already has 10 third-down conversion catches in two weeks.
Huddle Up: Somewhat surprisingly, Sanders leads the team in targets (26), receptions (16) and TD catches (2) through two weeks. It's still early, of course, but it doesn't look like Sanders is going to experience much of a drop-off from his career-high numbers (101-1,404-9) from last year if he can stay healthy.
C.J. Anderson - RBPosted 9/22/15 8:27pm ET
Denver Broncos RB C.J. Anderson and the Broncos' running backs are averaging 1.48 yards before contact per run through the first two weeks of the 2015 season. That's the second-worst figure in the NFL.
Huddle Up: As Anderson owners can attest, the Broncos have been running in place this season with their young and reconfigured offensive line continually getting overmatched at the point of attack. Anderson is averaging only 2.33 yards per carry while the team as a whole is averaging 2.77 -- ranking above only the Eagles (2.12) -- with a full 40 percent (19 of 47) of their rushing attempts netting zero or negative yards. (We think) it can only get better from here, but if you don't have the patience and can get a decent trade package for Anderson, go ahead and fire away.
C.J. Anderson - RBPosted 9/18/15 12:50am ET
Denver Broncos RB C.J. Anderson (toe, ankle) had 12 carries for 27 yards and one catch for two yards in a 31-24 win over the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday, Sept. 17.
Huddle Up: Anderson was a hot RB1 prospect heading into the season, but it's been nothing short of a disappointing struggle as he's totaled all of 56 yards on 24 carries and 21 yards on five receptions so fae. Denver's poor offensive line and a nagging toe issue haven't helped, but it's little solace for Anderson's fantasy owners who already are searching for RB1 answers two games into the season.
Peyton Manning - QBPosted 9/18/15 1:01am ET
Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning completed 26 of 45 pass attempts for 256 yards, three touchdowns and an interception in a 31-24 win over the Kansas City Chiefs Thursday, Sept. 17, becoming the second player to pass for 70,000 yards in their career.
Huddle Up: Not a bad finish for a supposedly washed-up 39-year-old QB, particularly in light of his Week 1 struggles and his start Thursday night, which included an ugly pick-six. The young Denver offensive line, though, remains a major concern as Manning now has been sacked six times in two games. He was sacked only 17 times all of last season.
Emmanuel Sanders - WRPosted 9/18/15 1:08am ET
Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders had eight receptions for 87 yards and two touchdowns in a 31-24 win over the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday, Sept. 17.
Huddle Up: Many fantasy analysts have pegged Sanders for a fantasy drop-off following his career year in 2014 and the Broncos' new offense, which (in theory) was supposed to feature a more ground-oriented attack. That all still might happen, but for now Sanders is off to a strong start, leading the team in targets (26),, receptions (16) and TDs (2) through two games. In short, his fantasy owners need to enjoy the production and keep riding the hot hand.
Cody Latimer - WRPosted 9/18/15 6:40pm ET
Denver Broncos WR Cody Latimer has been an afterthought in the offense in the first two weeks and has fallen behind slot WR Jordan Norwood on the depth chart.
Huddle Up: Latimer, a 2014 second-round pick, caught only two passes as a rookie and now has only played nine offensive snaps in two games without a catch. If you're really interested in the Broncos' No. 3 WR for deeper-league purposes, it's Norwood who's caught five of 10 targets for 39 yards in a passing game that's been completely dominated by Emmanuel Sanders and Demaryius Thomas who've garnered a combined 51 (or 60 percent) of the team's 85 targets through two games.
Ronnie Hillman - RBPosted 9/17/15 10:26am ET
Denver Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman is likely to see more carries Thursday, Sept. 17, against the Kansas City Chiefs with RB C.J. Anderson (toe, ankle) banged up.
Huddle Up: And so it begins. Gary Kubiak's calling card is the hot hand running back, and with Anderson banged up it opens the door for Hillman to start cutting into his touches.
C.J. Anderson - RBPosted 9/17/15 7:29pm ET
Denver Broncos RB C.J. Anderson (toe, ankle) is officially active against the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday, Sept. 17.
Huddle Up: As expected, Anderson will play, but don't be surprised to see a lot of Ronnie Hillman if he looks limited and/or doesn't get off to a good start tonight.
C.J. Anderson - RBPosted 9/16/15 8:16am ET
Denver Broncos RB C.J. Anderson (toe) was listed as a limited participant in practice Tuesday, Sept. 15.
Huddle Up: With the Broncos playing Thursday they may just be attempting to give Anderson some rest. However, Anderson owners may need to monitor the Thursday inactives to make sure CJ isn't a surprise scratch. On the bright side, you'll have time to figure out a replacement if he doesn't go against the Chiefs.
C.J. Anderson - RBPosted 9/16/15 3:40pm ET
Denver Broncos RB C.J. Anderson (ankle, toe) was limited in practice Wednesday, Sept. 16, and is questionable for Week 2.
Huddle Up: Coach Gary Kubiak said earlier in the week that Anderson will be good to go on the short week, but don't be surprised if Ronnie Hillman gets a lot of work Thursday night in K.C.
C.J. Anderson - RBPosted 9/15/15 4:34pm ET
Denver Broncos RB C.J. Anderson (ankle, toe) did not take part in practice Monday, Sept. 14.
Huddle Up: The Broncos just had a "jog-through" Monday with the short week, but Anderson reportedly is fine and was just given a rest day, according to the Denver Post. Anderson's fantasy owners, though, want to see his rushing numbers get healthier as he had only 29 rushing yards on 12 carries on Sunday.
Demaryius Thomas - WRPosted 9/15/15 5:00pm ET
Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas (hand) practiced in full Monday, Sept. 14.
Huddle Up: Thomas did have a a brief injury scare in the opener, but looks to be good to go for Thursday night's game in K.C. Thomas' fantasy owners, meanwhile, are expecting a bigger and better Week 2 after D.T. debuted with a ho-hum 60 yards on seven receptions.
C.J. Anderson - RBPosted 9/14/15 3:52pm ET
Denver Broncos RB C.J. Anderson (toe) should be fine for the team's Week 2 game against the Kansas City Chiefs after he suffered a toe injury during the team's Week 1 game, according to head coach Gary Kubiak.
Huddle Up: Anderson didn't play well in Week 1 but he faced a tough Ravens' defense. He remains the Broncos' starting running back but he needs to pick it up with Ronnie Hillman also vying for touches.
Peyton Manning - QBPosted 9/14/15 9:31pm ET
Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning looked very uncomfortable in head coach Gary Kubiak's new offense in Week 1 against the Baltimore Ravens. He had just 175 yards on 40 attempts and also threw an interception for a touchdown. 'Peyton sometimes needs that spark. This is a new offense, something totally new for him. He's going to lean on us. And we can handle it,' CB Chris Harris Jr. said. The Broncos had just 219 total yards of offense in the game.
Huddle Up: Opening with four new offensive linemen and facing the Ravens' D in Week 1 didn't exactly help, either, but there's little question that the 39-year-old QB is clearly on the decline. Things don't figure to get much better in Week 2 with the Broncos traveling on a short week to face Justin Houston and the K.C. pass rush on Thursday.
C.J. Anderson - RBPosted 9/13/15 9:43pm ET
Denver Broncos RB C.J. Anderson (toe) suffered a sprained toe in the Week 1 game against the Baltimore Ravens.
Huddle Up: It's starting to seem like something always popping up with Anderson. Anderson was out-touched by Ronnie Hillman on Sunday. It's not time for Anderson owners to panic but they should be getting a little nervous.
Demaryius Thomas - WRPosted 9/13/15 9:43pm ET
Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas (hand) suffered a hand injury in the Week 1 game against the Baltimore Ravens, and he will go for an x-ray.
Huddle Up: We likely won't know the results until Monday. The Broncos offense struggled badly on Sunday and it certainly can't afford to lose Thomas.
Emmanuel Sanders - WRPosted 9/6/15 5:01pm ET
Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders will be a punt returner this season, according to head coach Gary Kubiak.
Huddle Up: Sanders returned punts and kickoffs in all four seasons with the Steelers, and with the Broncos needing a punt returner, he'll fill that role -- adding possible value to those who own him in leagues where players are credited with return scores.
Montee Ball - RBPosted 9/6/15 5:01pm ET
Denver Broncos RB Montee Ball was waived Sunday, Sept. 6.
Huddle Up: It's been a sudden and shocking decline for the 2013 second-round pick who was a second-round pick in most fantasy drafts a year ago. Still, an unproductive and injury-marred 2014 season was followed by a poor preseason (68 yards on 32 carries) in which he was outperformed by RBs Ronnie Hillman and Juwan Thompson.
Montee Ball - RBPosted 9/4/15 10:01am ET
Denver Broncos RB Montee Ball rushed 16 times for 27 yards in the final preseason game Thursday, Sept. 3. RB Kapri Bibbs tallied 27 yards on six rushes.
Huddle Up: So much for Montee's audition. There's a very real chance he'll be released by the Broncos; then he can join Trent Richardson in competition for backup jobs.
Montee Ball - RBPosted 9/4/15 3:56pm ET
Denver Broncos RB Montee Ball is not a trade target for the Dallas Cowboys, but the Cowboys could have interest in him if he is released by the Broncos, according to a source.
Huddle Up: The Cowboys have been linked to just about every free-agent or soon-to-be free-agent RB, but so far Jerry Jones has held his water and appears to be sticking with the Joseph Randle-Darren McFadden-Lance Dunbar triumvirate. That could change in a hurry, though, if Dallas stumbles out of the gates and the ground game struggles to find early traction.
T.J. Ward - SPosted 9/3/15 11:09pm ET
Denver Broncos FS T.J. Ward has been suspended for the regular season opener for violating the league's conduct policy, according to a source.
Huddle Up: IDP alert as the play-making Ward -- who had 76 tackles, two interceptions and a pair of interceptions last season in his Denver debut -- will sit out against the Ravens, leaving David Bruton to start at strong safety in his stead.
Peyton Manning - QBPosted 9/2/15 6:35pm ET
Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning said he'd like to play next season, adding that he feels good and feels that he can still help and contribute.
Huddle Up: The 39-year-old QB may feel fine now after playing roughly the equivalent of three quarters in the preseason, but let's wait and see how he looks and feels in late November and December, when he broke down a year ago.
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