Jeff Heuerman - TEPosted 5/22/18 12:04am ET
Denver Broncos TE Jeff Heuerman is considered to be the 'likely starter' at tight end in 2018, according to Mike Klis of 9News.com. 'I've been fortunate to learn from some older tight ends the last couple of years and I'm ready,' Heuerman said. 'I'm ready to take on that leadership role, that No. 1 role and go from there.'
Huddle Up: With Case Keenum now the starting quarterback in town, tight end could be a position of considerable value after Kyle Rudolph tied for the team-lead last season with eight touchdowns for the Vikings. However, Heuerman doesn't appear to have much potential and can probably be nabbed off the waiver wire after drafts, if desired. Jake Butt probably has the higher ceiling, too.
Devontae Booker - RBPosted 5/12/18 6:29pm ET
Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman will have a chance to become a '1B' back to RB Devontae Booker, according to Mike Klis of 9News.com.
Huddle Up: Devontae Booker hasn't exactly stood out when given playing time in the past, and it sounds like Freeman will have the opportunity to earn a meaningful amount of touches. Consider him an upside RB5 for now.
C.J. Anderson - RBPosted 5/7/18 1:01pm ET
Free-agent RB C.J. Anderson (Broncos) is signing an undisclosed deal with the Carolina Panthers Monday, May 7, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Anderson will immediately take over the role vacated by Jonathan Stewart. The move hurts Christian McCaffrey's stock a bit, but McCaffrey's main damage is in the passing game anyway and he remains an RB1 candidate in such formats. Anderson is a flex option in standard leagues, while Cameron Artis-Payne is now irrelevant.
Courtland Sutton - WRPosted 5/3/18 8:06pm ET
Denver Broncos WR Courtland Sutton is raw, according to general manager John Elway, but Elway said Sutton could develop into a No. 1 receiver.
Huddle Up: Sutton could be limited to mostly red zone work early in his career, but he has long-term upside. He's a late-round flier, at best, in redraft leagues, but a must-own in keeper formats and a borderline first-round option in rookie drafts.
Courtland Sutton - WRPosted 4/29/18 5:09pm ET
Denver Broncos WR Courtland Sutton will compete for the No. 3 receiver job during training camp.
Huddle Up: Sutton probably will be the leading candidate for the job and would have an important role in the passing game if he wins the job. Sutton could be a No. 4 or No. 5 receiver in most fantasy leagues this upcoming season but will be more valuable in keeper leagues.
DaeSean Hamilton - WRPosted 4/28/18 9:47am ET
The Denver Broncos selected Penn State WR DaeSean Hamilton with the 113th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft Saturday, April 28.
Huddle Up: Hamilton could compete with Courtland Sutton for the No. 3 receiver job during training camp. He probably will not have a big role in the passing game as a rookie and can be avoided in most standard leagues.
Courtland Sutton - WRPosted 4/27/18 4:41pm ET
The Denver Broncos selected Southern Methodist WR Courtland Sutton with the 40th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft Friday, April 27.
Huddle Up: Sutton probably will take over the No. 3 receiver job for the Broncos this season behind Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders. He can be a late-round draft choice in standard leagues but more of a middle-round pick in keeper leagues.
Devontae Booker - RBPosted 4/27/18 6:43pm ET
Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman will likely compete with RB Devontae Booker for the starting role, according to Mike Klis of 9News.com, but Klis expects Booker to open the season as the starter.
Huddle Up: Booker has battled injuries and has shown little explosiveness when on the field. Even if he does head into Week 1 as the starter, he looks like a RB3.
Royce Freeman - RBPosted 4/27/18 6:32pm ET
The Denver Broncos selected Oregon RB Royce Freeman with the 71st overall in the 2018 NFL Draft.
Huddle Up: Freeman goes to a team in need of running back depth, and he forced the fourth-most missed tackles in the 2018 draft class. He is elusive, and will help the Broncos replace C.J. Anderson.
C.J. Anderson - RBPosted 4/16/18 7:40am ET
Denver Broncos RB C.J. Anderson will be released Monday, April 16, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Anderson had a so-so year, but he rushed for a career-high 1,007 yards, with three scores and a 28-224-1 receiving line. He'll be in the RB3 mix in fantasy in the right situation.
Devontae Booker - RBPosted 4/16/18 7:58am ET
Denver Broncos RB Devontae Booker is atop the depth chart after the release of RB C.J. Anderson Monday, April 16.
Huddle Up: This is subject to change as it's possible the team could draft Saquon Barkley if he makes it to No. 5. Booker has rushed for a paltry 3.6 yards per carry in 253 career rushes. If he's in position for a big workload, he'll be an RB3 in fantasy.
C.J. Anderson - RBPosted 4/15/18 6:42pm ET
Denver Broncos RB C.J. Anderson said he will be at the start of the offseason workout program Monday, April 16, and he is using the rumors that he was being traded as motivation.
Huddle Up: There is still no guarantee that Anderson will be with the Broncos when the season begins, but if he does remain the starter in Denver, he has RB2 potential.
C.J. Anderson - RBPosted 4/10/18 9:04am ET
The Denver Broncos and Miami Dolphins reportedly had a verbal agreement in place to trade RB C.J. Anderson for OT Ja'Wuan James before the Dolphins 'surprisingly nixed' the deal, according to Denver 7's Troy Renck.
Huddle Up: It seems as though Dolphins head coach Adam Gase, who was Denver's offensive coordinator for the first two seasons of Anderson's career, has tried to get him to Miami in each of the three years he has been in charge. The report confirms the Dolphins have doubts about committing to Kenyan Drake full-time and the Broncos wouldn't mind parting with Anderson to get out from under the $4.5 million they will open him for the upcoming season.
Demaryius Thomas - WRPosted 3/29/18 8:20pm ET
Denver Broncos WR Carlos Henderson has to win his one-on-one matchups to help out WR Demaryius Thomas and WR Emmanuel Sanders, according to head coach Vance Joseph. 'We're counting on that kid to come in and play for us, especially in the slot,' Joseph said.
Huddle Up: Henderson won't have much value in redraft leagues as Denver's third receiver, but he is worth owning in dynasty formats.
C.J. Anderson - RBPosted 3/28/18 3:49pm ET
Denver Broncos RB C.J. Anderson is no longer a trade target for the Miami Dolphins since the Dolphins signed Frank Gore.
Huddle Up: Gore likely will be sharing playing time with Kenyan Drake next season and should see a decent amount of touches. He can be a No. 3 or No. 4 running back in standard leagues. Anderson is still with the Broncos at this point, but his status is uncertain. He can be a No. 2 or No. 3 fantasy back if he starts for the Broncos.
C.J. Anderson - RBPosted 3/25/18 7:06pm ET
Denver Broncos RB C.J. Anderson 'may or may not' be back with the team in 2018, general manager John Elway said Sunday, March 25.
Huddle Up: Anderson has RB2 potential if he remains atop the depth chart in Denver's backfield, but his value could drop if he lands elsewhere or if the Broncos add another back early in the draft.
Brandon McManus - PKPosted 3/18/18 4:28pm ET
Denver Broncos PK Brandon McManus' $2.25 million salary for 2018 became fully guaranteed on Sunday, March 18.
Huddle Up: McManus, who made just just 75 percent of his field goals in 2017, has seen his total points go down in each of his past two seasons. He ended up with just 99 points in 2017, but could rebound with 100-plus points if the team is better. Kicking well above sea level will always make a Denver kicker a solid fantasy option.
Paxton Lynch - QBPosted 3/16/18 1:30pm ET
Denver Broncos QB Paxton Lynch is the backup to QB Case Keenum, head coach Vance Joseph said Friday, March 16, although the team continues to look at top quarterback prospects in the 2018 NFL Draft. 'Paxton is still young,' president of football operations John Elway said. 'We still have high hopes for Paxton. He's a young guy that is talented. He's been here for two years and had a tough year last year with the injuries and everything, but we still have high hopes for Paxton to come in here and compete and continue to grow as a quarterback. That is the expectation for Paxton.'
Huddle Up: The team might have high hopes for Lynch, but if they draft another prospect in the first-round it might never happen for Lynch in the Mile High City. Case Keenum will be starting in 2018, while also mentoring a young quarterback. It might not be Lynch he is mentoring.
Case Keenum - QBPosted 3/16/18 2:07pm ET
Denver Broncos QB Case Keenum has $1 million in annual incentives, and they're entirely based on playoff wins.
Huddle Up: Playoff wins do not mean anything to fantasy owners, who will be done by then. However, if he is able to realize those incentives it likely means he played at a high level during the regular season for his fantasy owners. He has one of the better one-two wideout duos in Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders, so expect big things out of Keenum.
Trevor Siemian - QBPosted 3/14/18 3:00pm ET
The Minnesota Vikings are finalizing a trade for QB Trevor Siemian from the Denver Broncos, a source said Wednesday, March 14.
Huddle Up: Siemian will serve as the backup to newly added QB Kirk Cousins in the Twin Cities. He will have no fantasy appeal unless Cousins suffers some sort of long-term injury.
Demaryius Thomas - WRPosted 3/13/18 10:40am ET
The Denver Broncos officially exercised the $4 million option bonus in WR Demaryius Thomas' contract Tuesday, March 13, locking him $12.5 million between salary and bonuses in 2018.
Huddle Up: Thomas is coming off a pair of disappointing seasons - for him anyway - but the Broncos appear confident the 30-year-old's production is more of a result of a bad quarterback play than a decline of skill. It's a reasonable assumption. While the expected addition of Case Keenum probably won't resuscitate Thomas' value to where it was when Peyton Manning was around, he should be able to enjoy another 90-catch, 1,000-yard season in 2018.
Trevor Siemian - QBPosted 3/13/18 7:21pm ET
The Denver Broncos are expected to move on from QB Trevor Siemian, and they have already fielded calls from interested teams, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Siemian started 24 games for the Broncos, but his services are no longer needed with Case Keenum signing in the Mile High City to be the team's starting signal caller. He'll likely go somewhere to be a backup and that means the days of fantasy consideration in deeper leagues are in the rear-view mirror.
C.J. Anderson - RBPosted 3/12/18 9:52am ET
Denver Broncos RB C.J. Anderson is not expected to be released at this point, but the Broncos are willing to listen to trade offers for Anderson.
Huddle Up: Owners will need to monitor the situation because Anderson may not be with the Broncos next season. He probably will be the starting running back no matter where he plays in 2018 and can be a No. 2 fantasy running back.
Demaryius Thomas - WRPosted 3/11/18 8:17pm ET
Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas is expected to have his $4 million option for 2018 officially picked up in the next day or two, according to Nicki Jhabvala of the Denver Post.
Huddle Up: This was the plan all along for Thomas, and even if the quarterback situation in Denver remains messy, he should at least be a WR3. If the Broncos land a reliable starter, he could easily return to WR2 status.
Carlos Henderson - WRPosted 3/4/18 5:54pm ET
Denver Broncos WR Carlos Henderson (hand, wrist) has a chance to serve as the team's No. 3 receiver behind WRs Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders. Henderson spent the season on the Reserve/Injured list. 'Carlos, unfortunately, broke the hand or the wrist and was not able to go (in 2017). We drafted him in the third round last year. We're excited about him, too,' president of football operations John Elway said.
Huddle Up: Henderson could find himself with immediate fantasy appeal if he is the No. 3 wideout in the Mile High City, especially if the team adds an NFL caliber signal caller in the draft or via free agency.
Demaryius Thomas - WRPosted 2/28/18 1:03pm ET
Denver Broncos WRs Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders are expected to remain in Denver, according to general manager John Elway. Thomas' $4 million option will be picked up.
Huddle Up: It makes sense that the Broncos would keep arguably their two best offensive players if they want to entice a better quarterback to town. Thomas can be drafted as a WR2 no matter who the quarterback is with Sanders capable of low-end WR2 to high-end WR3 numbers.
Jake Butt - TEPosted 2/24/18 3:15pm ET
Denver Broncos TE Jake Butt (knee) likely will work with the first-team offense during offseason workouts.
Huddle Up: Butt missed the entire 2017 season because of a torn anterior cruciate ligament. Owners should keep an eye on the situation to see what role Butt will have in the passing game. He could be a No. 2 fantasy tight end in deeper leagues.
Emmanuel Sanders - WRPosted 2/23/18 1:20pm ET
Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) said his rehab is going well and believes his ankle is at around 95 percent.
Huddle Up: Owners will need to monitor Sanders' situation this offseason to see if he will stay with the Broncos or if he will join a new team. He has been a solid receiver over the last few years and can be a No. 3 or No. 4 fantasy receiver in 2018.
Trevor Siemian - QBPosted 2/21/18 12:43pm ET
Denver Broncos QB Trevor Siemian is expected to be on the trading block this offseason as the Broncos look to add at the position via free agency and/or the draft.
Huddle Up: Siemian was never able to find his groove in 2017. When he was healthy he was prone to turn the ball over much too often. Perhaps a team like the Arizona Cardinals would be willing to part with a late-round pick since Denver's former offensive coordinator, Mike McCoy, now serves in the same role in Arizona. Nonetheless, Siemian is not a starting fantasy quarterback.
C.J. Anderson - RBPosted 2/19/18 3:33pm ET
Denver Broncos RB C.J. Anderson could be pursued by the Miami Dolphins again if he were to be released by the Broncos. Dolphins head coach Adam Gase and new running backs coach Eric Studesville both coached Anderson in Denver and Miami gave Anderson an offer just two years ago before it was matched by the Broncos.
Huddle Up: It's a potentially sensible move, but Anderson needs to be released first. Kenyan Drake would still have the most potential in Miami's backfield, but Anderson would certainly hurt his fantasy ceiling. This is all conjecture at this point, but stay tuned as free agency approaches.
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