Vic Fangio - HCPosted 4/17/19 7:44pm ET
Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (Achilles) is present for minicamp, but he has either been working on a side field or doing no work as he makes his way back from an Achilles' injury. 'Everything we've been told and what he's said, he's progressing well,' head coach Vic Fangio said Tuesday, April 16.
Huddle Up: Sanders will be a decent WR3 or flex fantasy option heading into the 2019 season, and he has the entire offseason to jell with new QB Joe Flacco. He also has plenty of time to put his injury in the rear-view mirror.
Phillip Lindsay - RBPosted 4/17/19 7:48pm ET
Denver Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay (wrist) is at the team's minicamp, but either doing side field work or no work at all. 'He's still under the medical people's orders. He's fine, but he can't just twist (the wrist) right now,' head coach Vic Fangio said Tuesday, April 16.
Huddle Up: Lindsay had a few months to get himself back to 100 percent. He came out of nowhere last season as an undrafted rookie to emerge as a must-start fantasy option. The former Colorado State product won't sneak up on anyone this season. Assuming he is fully healthy he will be a solid low-end RB2 or flex fantasy option in 2019.
Andy Janovich - RBPosted 4/7/19 9:06am ET
Denver Broncos FB Andy Janovich could see an expanded role in 2019 under new offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello. As the quarterbacks coach with the San Francisco 49ers last season, Scangarello comes from an offense which featured FB Kyle Juszczyk on 662 snaps -- 264 more than any other fullback in the league. Janovich, meanwhile, played 239 offensive snaps in Denver in 2018, rushing twice and catching eight passes.
Huddle Up: Janovich still isn't likely to have stand-alone fantasy value himself, but a potential vulture alert for Phillip Lindsay and Royce Freeman owners.
Phillip Lindsay - RBPosted 4/3/19 11:26pm ET
Denver Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay (wrist) might be able to return for organized team activities (OTAs) in May/June, general manager John Elway suggested. However, Lindsay said Wednesday, April 3 that he would not pin an exact date on his comeback. 'For me, I put no time limit on my injury right now,' Lindsay said. 'When I'm ready, I'm going to be ready.'
Huddle Up: Lindsay posted 1,278 combined total yards rushing and receiving with 10 touchdowns in his rookie season of 2018, and he will enter 2019 as a must-start fantasy option. Whether or not he participates in OTAs or not, it sounds like he'll be more than ready for training camp and the preseason.
Jake Butt - TEPosted 3/26/19 8:15am ET
Denver Broncos TE Jake Butt (knee) thinks he's about five months away from returning and hopes to be ready for training camp.
Huddle Up: Butt could be a late-round flyer, but he has torn his ACL three times now. That's something to consider when looking for upside late in drafts.
Phillip Lindsay - RBPosted 3/24/19 9:08am ET
Denver Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay (wrist) is unlikely to be ready for the team's draft-week bonus minicamp as he recovers from wrist surgery, head coach Vic Fangio said Sunday, March 24.
Huddle Up: No real worries at the moment as this has been the planned recovery time all along. As long as Lindsay is cleared to go for most of training camp, he'll remain a RB2 draft consideration.
Courtland Sutton - WRPosted 3/16/19 5:37pm ET
Denver Broncos WR Courtland Sutton is one of the players QB Joe Flacco said he is 'excited' to work with in 2019.
Huddle Up: A lot was expected out of Sutton after Emmanuel Sanders went down late last season, but he didn't see a jump in production. He will now have Joe Flacco throwing him the ball, which doesn't exactly move the needle either. Sutton enters 2019 in the WR3/WR4 range.
Jeff Heuerman - TEPosted 3/15/19 10:48am ET
Denver Broncos TE Jeff Heuerman agreed on a two-year deal Friday, March 15, to remain with the team. The deal is worth a maximum of $9 million and includes $2 million in guarantees for 2019.
Huddle Up: Heuerman caught 31-of-48 targets for 281 yards and two TDs last season -- all career highs -- but his campaign ended after 11 games due to broken ribs and bruised lung. If Heuerman can stay healthy (he's played in 37 out of a possible 48 games during three seasons in Denver), he could be a high-end TE2 sleeper given new quarterback Joe Flacco's past success connecting with tight ends.
Emmanuel Sanders - WRPosted 3/10/19 9:51am ET
Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (Achilles) tweeted Sunday, March 10, that's he's 'wayyy ahead of schedule' in his recovery from an Achilles tendon tear suffered in December.
Huddle Up: The Broncos have indicated they will pick up Sanders' option for 2019 despite the injury and the fact that the wideout turns 32 this month. And if he does indeed make a strong recovery and doesn't miss any games in 2019, Sanders is a WR2 consideration as he projects to be the No. 1 target for new QB Joe Flacco.
Case Keenum - QBPosted 3/7/19 2:21pm ET
Denver Broncos QB Case Keenum is receiving trade interest from the Washington Redskins, and both teams are motivated to make the trade, according to sources.
Huddle Up: Keenum likely would compete with Colt McCoy for the starting quarterback job next season. Owners in fantasy leagues probably can avoid the situation since neither quarterback would be a starting option.
Case Keenum - QBPosted 3/7/19 3:00pm ET
Denver Broncos QB Case Keenum will be acquired by the Washington Redskins in exchange for a 2020 sixth-round draft choice, according to a source. The Redskins will also receive a 2020 seventh-round draft choice in the deal. Keenum has also agreed to restructure his contract. The Broncos will pay $3.5 million of his 2019 salary, while the Redskins will pay the other $3.5 million. He will also receive a $500,000 bonus from the Broncos.
Huddle Up: Keenum likely will compete for the starting quarterback job with Colt McCoy during training camp, but neither quarterback is a strong fantasy option.
Case Keenum - QBPosted 2/27/19 1:42pm ET
Denver Broncos QB Case Keenum could be traded this offseason, but general manager John Elway prefers to keep Keenum. If Keenum were to stay he would likely need to agree to a pay cut or restructured deal in the $7 million range (plus incentives), according to Mike Klis of 9news.com.
Huddle Up: Keenum is in an awkward position with Joe Flacco expected to start. He struggled mightily in his first year in Denver but has shown starter prowess elsewhere. Nonetheless, Keenum is not on the fantasy radar at this time.
Emmanuel Sanders - WRPosted 2/27/19 1:03pm ET
Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders' option will be picked up, according to general manager John Elway.
Huddle Up: The Broncos needed Sanders to stay on as a veteran leader for an otherwise young receiving group. There is the grim reality that he may be over the hill in wide receiver years, but he's capable of at least a WR3 campaign.
Case Keenum - QBPosted 2/21/19 9:29am ET
Denver Broncos QB Case Keenum said in a podcast posted Thuesday, Feb. 22, that he was 'shocked' when general manager John Elway called him the previous week to inform him that the team was trading for Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco. As a result, there is now rampant speculation that Keenum will be traded or released, and he said he is preparing for a number of options. 'You know, really, it's really open-ended right now,' Keenum said of his future. 'We don't know what's going to happen, there's still a lot up in the air. This is really fresh. So a lot of these emotions that we're talking about are still kind of going on, still happening. So who knows what's going to be in store? I don't for sure,. God does. But we'll be ready for whatever God has in store for us next.'
Huddle Up: Although he didn't have much around him in Denver by late last season, Keenum disappointed in fantasy and reality. Look for him to be dealt for a low-round draft pick and serve as a backup, most likely providing a veteran option behind a young QB.
Case Keenum - QBPosted 2/14/19 10:36am ET
Denver Broncos QB Case Keenum could likely be obtained in a trade for a fifth-round draft pick, ESPN's Chris Mortensen said Thursday, Feb. 14. Keenum could be one of the top backups in the league, according to Motensen, and the Tennessee Titans would be an ideal landing spot.
Huddle Up: Titans starting QB Marcus Mariota hasn't played a full year in any of his four pro seasons so far, and he missed three starts this past season with injuries, so Keenum would certainly project as better option than current backup Blaine Gabbert, who had a 74.9 rating and threw as many interceptions (four) as TD passes while making a trio of starts.
Emmanuel Sanders - WRPosted 2/14/19 7:23pm ET
Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (Achilles') said he is no longer wearing a walking boot but still has a 'slight limp' when walking around.
Huddle Up: After suffering an Achilles' injury late in the year, it wouldn't be a surprise to see Sanders miss time in 2019. He showed last year that he can be a WR2 as the top option in Denver's passing attack, but fantasy owners will need to be patient as he returns to form.
Emmanuel Sanders - WRPosted 2/8/19 9:19am ET
Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (Achilles) has a $10.25 million option due on his 2019 contract, and the Broncos have until March 13 to exercise that option.
Huddle Up: Sanders turns 32 in March and complicating matters is his late-season Achilles tear that cost him the final four games of 2018. On the flip side, he's far and away the most experienced member of the Broncos' pass-catching corps, and he'd be a solid WR2 if he's brought back and is able to play close to a full season.
Case Keenum - QBPosted 2/7/19 9:07am ET
Denver Broncos QB Case Keenum claims he isn't overly concerned about the rumors that the team is seeking to add another quarterback following Keenum's uneven first season as the team's starter. 'I follow a little bit of it. I take it for what it's worth,' Keenum said recently in an interview posted on the team's official website. 'It's not something that's affecting me and my preparation and how I'm ready to go as a football player and what my job is. It's not affecting my job. For me, I take more of what my coaches say and the meetings that we've had. I had a great meeting with John [Elway] at the end of the year and we've all got to be better. That's hands down what it comes down to. I was mad just like every other Broncos fan watching all these playoff games and us sitting at home. I feel the same way that we've all got to be better.'
Huddle Up: Elway is feeling mounting pressure to find a longer-term solution under center after the likes of Trevor Siemian, Brock Osweiler, Paxton Lynch and, now, Keenum haven't appeared to be the answer since Peyton Manning's heydays. With Keenum's two-year deal running through next season, most signs point to the Broncos adding a rookie QB -- possibly a first-rounder -- to pair with the veteran Keenum next season.
Phillip Lindsay - RBPosted 2/6/19 3:34pm ET
Denver Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay (arm) is still sporting a cast on the right arm he fractured and had surgery on late in the season. Lindsay did not discuss his status for organized team activities this offseason, saying he is simply going with the flow in his recovery.
Huddle Up: Lindsay went from undrafted free agent to becoming the second rookie running back in history to tally at least 1,000 rushing yards and 10 total touchdowns on fewer than 200 carries. As long as he's fully healthy he'll be an RB2 candidate in PPR leagues.
Phillip Lindsay - RBPosted 1/30/19 7:29pm ET
Denver Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay (wrist) said he expects to participate in some of the workouts this offseason. General manager John Elway said Lindsay is on track to take part in organized team activities and the June minicamp.
Huddle Up: Lindsay finished his rookie season with 1,037 yards and nine touchdowns and was also involved in the passing game. He will be the team's starting running back next season and can be considered a No. 2 running back in all fantasy leagues.
Case Keenum - QBPosted 1/24/19 6:12pm ET
Denver Broncos QB Case Keenum has a chance to play well in the team's new offensive system, according offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello.
Huddle Up: Keenum threw for 3,890 yards this season but was held to only 18 touchdowns in 16 games. The Broncos may look to add another quarterback this offseason, so it is not known if Keenum will be with the team next season. Owners in fantasy leagues can avoid Keenum next season even if he is still the starter for Denver.
Case Keenum - QBPosted 1/10/19 7:02pm ET
Denver Broncos QB Case Keenum is still the starting quarterback for the time being, according to head coach Vic Fangio.
Huddle Up: Granted, Fangio's statement doesn't exactly mean much heading into the offseason, and after Keenum threw 18 touchdowns compared to 15 interceptions in 2018, he is anything but a lock to remain the long-term starter in Denver. If he does open 2019 under center for the Broncos, he will only be a low-end QB2 for fantasy owners.
DaeSean Hamilton - WRPosted 12/30/18 6:53pm ET
Denver Broncos WR DaeSean Hamilton caught five of his eight targets for 49 yards in a 23-9 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 17.
Huddle Up: Hamilton came on strong late after Emmanuel Sanders was injured, piling up 25 catches over the final four games. Depending on what Denver's receiving corps looks like in 2019, Hamilton could be worth a flier as a WR5.
Courtland Sutton - WRPosted 12/30/18 6:47pm ET
Denver Broncos WR Courtland Sutton caught one of his three targets for 25 yards in a 23-9 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 17.
Huddle Up: Sutton had a solid rookie campaign, but he did struggle a bit down the stretch as the No. 1 option after Emmanuel Sanders suffered an injury. Still, his long-term upside remains promising, and Sutton can be a WR4 with upside in 2019.
Royce Freeman - RBPosted 12/30/18 6:39pm ET
Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman rushed 17 times for 60 yards and caught eight passes for 43 yards in a 23-9 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 17.
Huddle Up: Freeman didn't have a efficient day running the ball, but he did show he can shoulder a heavy workload. Phillip Lindsay showed he deserves to be the starter in 2019, but if he is slow to recover from wrist surgery, Freeman can step in a volume-based RB2. At the very least, Freeman is a worthwhile handcuff to Lindsay.
Phillip Lindsay - RBPosted 12/27/18 6:04pm ET
Denver Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay (wrist) will have surgery to repair his injured wrist Friday, Dec. 28.
Huddle Up: Lindsay was one of the biggest fantasy surprises among this year's rookies. Royce Freeman will be looming, but assuming Lindsay's recovery goes well, he should have the first shot at leading the Denver backfield in 2019.
Royce Freeman - RBPosted 12/27/18 6:39pm ET
Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman will serve as the lead back against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 17, according to offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave.
Huddle Up: Freeman struggled to 23 yards on seven carries against the Chargers earlier this year, but with Phillip Lindsay sidelined, he should be in line for a much larger workload this time around. He should be a decent flex play.
Devontae Booker - RBPosted 12/27/18 6:43pm ET
Denver Broncos RB Devontae Booker will serve as the backup running back but will see a 'bunch of runs' against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 17, according to offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave.
Huddle Up: With Phillip Lindsay out of action, Booker figures to slide into a third-down role while Royce Freeman handles a bulk of the early-down work. Booker could be a desperation flex play in PPR formats, but Freeman is the safer option for fantasy owners this weekend.
Phillip Lindsay - RBPosted 12/26/18 9:24am ET
Updating previous reports, Denver Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay (wrist) has torn ligaments around the scaphoid bone in his wrist, and it's a four-to-six-month injury. He could do non-contact drills in organized team activities.
Huddle Up: Royce Freeman is likely to see the featured load in the season finale against the Los Angeles Chargers, and he's a low-end RB2 in fantasy.
Phillip Lindsay - RBPosted 12/26/18 2:17pm ET
Denver Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay (wrist) will have three to four months of recovery following surgery on his injured wrist, according to head coach Vance Joseph.
Huddle Up: Lindsay should be recovered in plenty of time for offseason activities. It remains to be seen who will coach the Broncos next year and how Lindsay and at least Royce Freeman will be implemented, but Lindsay has proven that he deserves as many touches as he can handle.
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