Trevor Siemian - QBPosted 8/29/16 8:18am ET
Denver Broncos QB Trevor Siemian was informed he won the starting quarterback position and will start against the Carolina Panthers Sept. 8.
Huddle Up: Siemian beat out Mark Sanchez and Paxton Lynch for the gig. Siemian is 27-for-43 (62.7%) for 285 yards, one touchdown and one interception. The team isn't going to ask him to do a lot with the offense because of the talent in the running game and on defense. However, he has talent at receiver, and he's a midrange QB2 in fantasy.
Trevor Siemian - QBPosted 8/25/16 7:27pm ET
Denver Broncos QB Trevor Siemian has already locked up the starting quarterback job, in the opinion of beat writer Jeff Legwold.
Huddle Up: If Siemian is officially named the starter, he will take the reins of an offense with plenty of weapons and could be worth a look in two-quarterback leagues.
Trevor Siemian - QBPosted 8/22/16 12:34pm ET
Denver Broncos QB Trevor Siemian will start Saturday, Aug. 27, against the Los Angeles Rams.
Huddle Up: It's Siemian's second consecutive start, and he seems to be the favorite right now to start Week 1 for Denver barring a major lapse this weekend. The Broncos' quarterback situation is not an enviable one, though, and none of them should be regarded as starters in traditional leagues.
Paxton Lynch - QBPosted 8/21/16 11:53am ET
Denver Broncos QB Paxton Lynch has not been ruled out for the starting job, according to head coach Gary Kubiak. 'He's always been in the mix,' Kubiak said. 'Everybody is in competition to play.'
Huddle Up: Denver's quarterback situation is a crapshoot right now, and Lynch was probably the most impressive in their second preseason game. This thing could go down to the last preseason game, but whoever starts should not be a serious consideration as an every- week start for fantasy teams.
Trevor Siemian - QBPosted 8/18/16 12:41pm ET
Updating a previous report, Denver Broncos QB Trevor Siemian will start against the San Francisco 49ers Saturday, Aug. 20, but head coach Gary Kubiak said QB Mark Sanchez will receive the same amount of snaps during the game.
Huddle Up: Siemian and Sanchez continue to compete for the starting quarterback job and this game should be important because the team may decide on their starter in the near future. Neither quarterback is a great option for fantasy owners, but the winner of the job could be a No. 2 quarterback for owners since Denver has solid receiving options.
Trevor Siemian - QBPosted 8/18/16 10:10am ET
Denver Broncos QB Trevor Siemian will be the starting quarterback for the preseason game against the San Francisco 49ers Saturday, Aug. 20, according to head coach Gary Kubiak.
Huddle Up: Siemian is competing with Mark Sanchez for the starting job and will start after Sanchez started the first preseason game. It does not appear that either quarterback has a clear advantage for the job, so the preseason games probably will be a big factor. The winner of the job will have plenty of weapons to work with in the passing game but probably will only be a No. 2 fantasy quarterback.
Demarcus Ware - LBPosted 8/16/16 2:37pm ET
Denver Broncos LB/DE DeMarcus Ware (back) is close to a return and could be cleared for practice in four to five days, according to head coach Gary Kubiak.
Huddle Up: Ware has long been a trusted IDP pick, but he's 34 now and is coming off a season in which he played barely more than 36 percent of the Broncos' defensive snaps. Don't be surprised if it's even fewer this season in light of the the persistent back issues and the success the Broncos had in saving him for the postseason a year ago.
Cody Latimer - WRPosted 8/15/16 9:08am ET
Denver Broncos WR Cody Latimer admitted to be "very hesitant" and "worried what everybody (such as retired QB Peyton Manning and head coach Gary Kubiak) thought" over his first two seasons. Latimer dropped weight in the offseason and is crediting his conditioning as one of the main reasons why he has stood out in training camp this summer. "Cody is in great condition. He can run all day, so you see him show up. The longer practices go, he tends to keep making plays. It's important to him. You can see it. It's a big year for him. We all know that. I think he's pushing really hard and doing a good job," Kubiak said.
Huddle Up: Latimer built on his solid camp with a seven-catch effort in the Broncos' preseason opener and now has to be considered the favorite for the No. 3 role behind Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders after Bennie Fowler suffered a small fracture in his elbow in the same game. Ability has never been a question for the 2014 second-round pick, so more solid preseason performances could lead to a potential fantasy-viable role down the road, although he's not quite there yet.
Devontae Booker - RBPosted 8/15/16 9:08am ET
Denver Broncos RB Devontae Booker practiced as the backup running back behind RB C.J. Anderson Saturday, Aug. 13. According to Mike Klis of 9news.com, the Broncos' plan may be for Anderson and Booker to be their top two running backs.
Huddle Up: Booker was the third-string running back in Denver's first preseason game, but he may be working his way past Ronnie Hillman. Booker has more upside, and drafting him as an RB4 shouldn't be ruled out. Hillman is also an RB4 consideration, but Booker may continue to push his fantasy value in a downward direction.
Ronnie Hillman - RBPosted 8/15/16 11:14pm ET
Denver Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman is facing a battle for a roster spot, according to head coach Gary Kubiak. He is getting competition from rookie RB Devontae Booker and RB Kapri Bibbs for the right to back up starter RB C.J. Anderson. Hillman is expected to see plenty of action in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 20, against the San Francisco 49ers. 'Ronnie is in a battle, a helluva a battle with Kapri and Book right now,' Kubiak said Monday, Aug. 15. 'There's no way around that. I'm just being honest with you.'
Huddle Up: The Broncos drafted Booker in the fourth round and he's been impressive during camp, so he's safe. The final roster spot will likely come down to either Hillman or Bibbs. Hillman doesn't play special teams, so that's a strike against him. Whatever happens with Hillman, Booker is the favorite to open the season as Anderson's backup.
Cody Latimer - WRPosted 8/12/16 8:43am ET
Denver Broncos WR Cody Latimer had seven catches on eight targets for a game-high 82 yards in a 22-0 win over the Chicago Bears in the preseason Thursday, Aug. 11.
Huddle Up: Latimer flashed quite often in training camp and could be on to something for the long haul. Unfortunately, Emmanuel Sanders and Demaryius Thomas will gobble up the bulk of targets. Avoid the young receiver on draft day.
Mark Sanchez - QBPosted 8/12/16 8:51am ET
Denver Broncos QB Mark Sanchez completed 10 of his 13 passes for 99 yards, a touchdown and an interception in a 22-0 win over the Chicago Bears Thursday, Aug. 11.
Huddle Up: Sanchez is in a fight for the starting quarterback job, and this performance should help his cause. With solid weapons to work with, he should be a midrange QB2 if he opens the year on center.
Trevor Siemian - QBPosted 8/12/16 10:30am ET
Denver Broncos QB Trevor Siemian was 7-for-12 for 88 yards in the second quarter of the first preseason game Thursday, Aug. 11. Siemian had a chance to complete a touchdown pass lobbed well to WR Bennie Fowler's back shoulder, but Fowler couldn't haul the pass in. Siemian is expected to start the second preseason game, Aug. 20, against the San Francisco 49ers.
Huddle Up: Mark Sanchez went 10-for-13 for 99 yards, a touchdown and an interception. Next week will be a big litmus test in the quarterback battle, although the winner will be no more than a QB2 in fantasy.
Aqib Talib - CBPosted 8/9/16 9:00am ET
Denver Broncos CB Aqib Talib might be facing an eight-game suspension for his gunshot injury during the offseason. ESPN's Adam Schefter said in a radio interview with a Denver-area radio station that a knowledgeable part told him: "I don't see how this is less than eight games." If Talib is indeed suspended, CBs Bradley Roby and Kayvon Webster would be forced to pick up the slack.
Huddle Up: While Talib isn't a driving force in individual defensive player leagues, his contributions to the Broncos as a whole helps make their defense among the very best in fantasy. A suspension would matter, for sure, but maybe not quite to the degree that his name recognition suggests.
Mark Sanchez - QBPosted 8/9/16 7:15pm ET
Denver Broncos QB Mark Sanchez will start the preseason opener Thursday, Aug. 11, against the Chicago Bears.
Huddle Up: No real stunner here as the veteran Sanchez has earned the first start basically by default after none of the three top QBs has stood out so far in camp. They key for Sanchez on Thursday will be avoiding the ugly, untimely turnovers which have plagued him in his career -- and early in camp so far.
Mark Sanchez - QBPosted 8/8/16 12:18pm ET
Denver Broncos QB Mark Sanchez and QB Trevor Siemian are listed as co-starters on the team's first depth chart Monday, Aug. 8.
Huddle Up: Whomever is under center for the Broncos has a lot to work with on offense. Sanchez has pretty much shown what he is, and Siemian is an unknown. Both are low-end QB2 options in fantasy, but the latter has far more upside than Sanchez.
Ronnie Hillman - RBPosted 8/8/16 8:42pm ET
Denver Broncos RBs Ronnie Hillman and Devontae Booker are listed as co-backups behind RB C.J. Anderson in Denver's initial depth chart.
Huddle Up: Hillman has seen more time with the second-team offense so far in camp but most Denver beat writers believe Booker will win the backup job eventually. The more likely scenario is both backs will see touches in the Denver backfield if starter C.J. Anderson goes down.
Mark Sanchez - QBPosted 8/7/16 12:48pm ET
Denver Broncos QB Mark Sanchez and QB Trevor Siemian will continue to compete for the starting quarterback spot, and head coach Gary Kubiak said he hasn't even 'come close' to deciding on the starter for the preseason game against the Chicago Bears.
Huddle Up: Sanchez entered camp as the veteran front-runner, but the second-year Siemian reportedly has made gains over the last week of practices. About the only thing certain right now is that rookie first-rounder Paxton Lynch is running a distant third. Stay tuned ...
Virgil Green - TEPosted 8/5/16 8:46am ET
Denver Broncos TE Virgil Green caught four touchdowns in red-zone drills during practice Thursday, Aug. 4.
Huddle Up: If Green carves out a steady role in the red zone, he could become a useful option in daily games and a decent TE2 in season-long leagues this year.
Cody Latimer - WRPosted 8/4/16 8:54am ET
Denver Broncos WR Cody Latimer has had a good training camp, and head coach Gary Kubiak praised him Wednesday, Aug. 3. 'It's been a good camp. Cody is in great condition. He can run all day, so you can see him show up. The longer practices go, he tends to keep making plays. It's important to him. You can see it. It's a big year for him. We all know that. I think he's pushing really hard and going a good job.'
Huddle Up: Latimer is not only behind Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders, but also Bennie Fowler and Jordan Norwood. He is simply trying to keep a spot on the 53-man roster and isn't worth a spot in most fantasy leagues, unless one or two receivers ahead of him go down to injury.
Demaryius Thomas - WRPosted 8/3/16 7:56am ET
Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas altered his diet during the offseason, shedding six pounds to improve his quickness and durability. His goal is to get down to 222 pounds, down from about 232 last season. "I wanted to come back a little lighter so I can get through the season," Thomas said. "Hopefully it'll help with the injuries and everything, be quick on my feet, be in better shape. I think that'll help my game."
Huddle Up: Thomas has an average draft position in the high 30s, making him a third-round pick in most leagues of 12 or more teams. He is a viable No. 1 receiver or better WR2 heading into 2016. His value is down from previous years due to a downgrade at the quarterback position, providing ample savings given his high floor.
Paxton Lynch - QBPosted 8/2/16 7:59am ET
Denver Broncos QB Paxton Lynch had another solid day at training camp Monday, Aug. 1, and he drew the praise of his head coach. "No. 12 is really, really stepping up," Gary Kubiak said. 'He's making some progress here.'
Huddle Up: Lynch continues to battle Mark Sanchez and Trevor Siemian for reps, as the trio fight for the starting job. Lynch has the most long-term fantasy appeal for those in keeper leagues, whether he wins the job or not. The rookie is unlikely to win the 2016 starting gig, however, and has no immediate fantasy worth.
Mark Sanchez - QBPosted 8/2/16 8:08am ET
Denver Broncos QB Mark Sanchez had an up-and-down day in practice Monday, Aug. 1. He completed six consecutive passes working with the first unit in seven-on-seven drills, but he also misfired on four straight during the session and he was picked off in the red zone. 'Mark threw a pick in the red zone; we can't do that,' head coach Gary Kubiak said.
Huddle Up: Sanchez is believed to have the leg up in this competition, but Trevor Siemian is breathing down his neck and has a legit shot to steal the show. Sanchez has limited fantasy value should he fend off the competition.
Ronnie Hillman - RBPosted 8/1/16 8:07am ET
Denver Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman (back) left practice and jogged to the locker room Sunday, July 31, after taking a hard hit to his back.
Huddle Up: The injury doesn't sound too serious, but Hillman's fantasy value is on shaky ground as he tries to hold off Devontae Booker to be the main backup to C.J. Anderson. For now, Hillman is only worth a late-round pick.
Devontae Booker - RBPosted 8/1/16 8:07am ET
Denver Broncos RB Devontae Booker has shown the skills of a complete back, and running backs coach Eric Studesville said he would play Booker in a game 'right now.'
Huddle Up: Booker is making a push to be surpass Ronnie Hillman as the backup to C.J. Anderson. He is worth a look as a low-end RB5 in PPR leagues, and he has tremendous upside in dynasty formats.
Ronnie Hillman - RBPosted 8/1/16 1:47pm ET
Denver Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman (back) did not participate in practice Monday, Aug. 1.
Huddle Up: Hillman took a big hit in the Broncos' first padded practice of camp Sunday, and while it's obviously still early, he'll need to get back on the field soon or risk losing more reps to promising fourth-round rookie Devontae Booker.
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.
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