Demaryius Thomas - WRPosted 5/25/17 2:29pm ET
Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas said he's feeling the best he's felt in his entire career.
Huddle Up: Thomas hasn't missed a game in five straight seasons despite dealing with a fair share of bumps and bruises. Thomas's numbers were gaudy with Peyton Manning, but he still managed to record a season of 90 catches, 1000-plus yards and five touchdowns last year without Manning. As such, he sits comfortably in high-end WR2 territory.
Brandon McManus - PKPosted 5/24/17 1:25pm ET
Denver Broncos restricted free-agent PK Brandon McManus has not signed his tender offer at this point because he is hoping to receive a long-term contract this offseason. He has been participating in offseason workouts.
Huddle Up: McManus made 85.3 percent of the field goals this past season, which ranked 14th in the NFL. He plays for a solid offensive team but may only be a bye week option for owners in 2017.
Trevor Siemian - QBPosted 5/23/17 11:06am ET
Denver Broncos QB Trevor Siemian worked with the first-team offense on the first day of organized team activities Tuesday, May 23.
Huddle Up: Not a surprise, but second-year quarterback Paxton Lynch isn't too far behind. Lynch could be breathing down Siemian's neck all offseason, so keep an eye on this battle. For now, Siemian is only a bye-week replacement at best.
Jamaal Charles - RBPosted 5/23/17 1:34pm ET
Denver Broncos RB Jamaal Charles (knee) hopes to be ready for action by training camp, according to head coach Vance Joseph. Charles will rehabilitate and get back to good health during organized team activities.
Huddle Up: Charles will be part of a committee in Denver, primarily with C.J. Anderson, and should be on the field mostly in passing situations and on third downs. Health is a huge risk in Charles' case and he can't be drafted as more than a flex in PPR formats.
Devontae Booker - RBPosted 5/22/17 9:36pm ET
Denver Broncos head coach Vance Joseph is planning on using a running-back-by-committee system in the upcoming season. 'You need two or three guys that can carry the load,' Joseph said. 'It is no longer a one-guy position. I?m excited to have Jamaal (Charles), C.J. (Anderson), (Devontae Booker), even De'Angelo (Henderson) in the mix there. It's a good group. It's going to be competitive, and that's the way it should be.'
Huddle Up: Anderson figures to lead the way throughout the campaign, but it looks like he may not get as much work as his fantasy owners will desire, especially since he's coming back from a significant injury. With Charles and Booker also in town, it looks like this will be a tricky situation to deal with in 2017.
Trevor Siemian - QBPosted 5/21/17 12:51pm ET
Denver Broncos QB Trevor Siemian had little trouble holding off 2016 first-round pick Paxton Lynch last season, and 9News' Mike Klis would be 'surprised' if the quarterback competition plays out the same way this season.
Huddle Up: Siemian performed better than expected in his first season as the starter, especially considering he was dealing with a shoulder injury that required offseason surgery for a good part of it. Lynch is said to be much further along than he was as a rookie, and new head coach Vance Joseph has said the quarterback competition is one he hopes go down to the wire. Siemian should be considered the favorite for now, but he figures to be on a fairly short leash.
Trevor Siemian - QBPosted 5/18/17 11:36am ET
Denver Broncos QBs Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch will need to make good decisions in order to win the starting position, according to head coach Vance Joseph. 'The guy who makes great decisions with the football, not turning the ball over, and the guy who lets his teammates play for him, that's the guy I want to lead our football team,' Joseph said. '[Decisions-making] is the biggest factor in this decision I'm going to make.'
Huddle Up: Overall, Siemian made mostly productive decisions in his first season as starter last year. Lynch may be more prone to turnovers since he is just in his second season, but he's still in a good position to win the starting gig. As has been said previously, though, neither one of these guys deserves the starting nod for fantasy purposes except for as a bye-week replacement.
Jamaal Charles - RBPosted 5/18/17 6:09pm ET
Denver Broncos RB Jamaal Charles has a 50 percent chance to make the 53-man roster, according to beat writer Mike Klis.
Huddle Up: If Charles can prove he is healthy during camp, he should land a spot in the running back rotation. Even in that scenario, he is only worth taking a chance on in the later rounds.
Jamaal Charles - RBPosted 5/12/17 12:14pm ET
Denver Broncos head coach Vance Joseph told reporters Friday, May 12, there will be competition for the starting running back job in training camp, presumably between C.J. Anderson, Jamaal Charles and Devontae Booker.
Huddle Up: Joseph may actually be leaning toward a committee approach based on his comments Friday. Assuming Charles is anywhere close to his former self, he should be considered the leader, although his recent injury woes makes him a poor bet to hold up all season. Anderson is most likely going to be the most valuable player in this bunch in 2017, but he has yet to prove he can handle a heavy workload for a full season. As a result, none of these backs may be worth anything more than flex consideration in 2017.
Carlos Henderson - WRPosted 5/11/17 7:52pm ET
Denver Broncos WR Carlos Henderson might be the 'answer at the slot,' according to Nicki Jhabvala of the Denver Post.
Huddle Up: If Henderson can break camp as Denver's No. 3 receiver, he may be worth a flier in the final rounds of drafts. He would have plenty of favorable matchups with defenses focusing on Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders.
Jake Butt - TEPosted 4/29/17 11:09am ET
The Denver Broncos selected Michigan TE Jake Butt (knee) with No. 145 pick in the 2017 NFL Draft Saturday, April 29.
Huddle Up: It's unlikely we see Butt on the field in 2017, but his future is bright. Denver has several bodies at the position, so the rookie can take his time recovering from an ACL tear. He's a promising player in the long haul.
Carlos Henderson - WRPosted 4/28/17 8:15pm ET
The Denver Broncos selected WR Carlos Henderson with the 82nd pick in the 2017 NFL Draft Friday, April 28.
Huddle Up: Henderson has the speed and agility to be a matchup problem out of the slot, and he could become Denver's No. 3 receiver in short order. Grab him in keeper formats.
Trevor Siemian - QBPosted 4/26/17 12:28pm ET
Denver Broncos head coach Vance Joseph said he expects the competition between QBs Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch to last for a long time because both players are working hard.
Huddle Up: The Broncos likely will not make a decision until some point during the preseason, so Siemian and Lynch will have time to show the coaches what they could do in the offense. The winner of the competition will have a solid group of receivers to work with, but owners should consider Siemian or Lynch as a No. 2 fantasy quarterback.
Paxton Lynch - QBPosted 4/25/17 1:44pm ET
Denver Broncos QB Paxton Lynch is noticeably more confident and feels more comfortable, according to The Denver Post's Troy Renck.
Huddle Up: Two of the biggest growing pains for young quarterbacks are increasing confidence and comfortability. Those traits should continue to progress as Lynch becomes more and more acclimated to the NFL. Lynch will need to beat out Trevor Siemian this offseason in order to become a starter, though. And if he does become a starter, he still won't be close to QB1 consideration.
Aqib Talib - CBPosted 4/18/17 9:38am ET
Updating an ongoing story, Denver Broncos CB Aqib Talib will not be suspended for his alleged role in a 2016 shooting incident, according to a source. The NFL has closed its investigation.
Huddle Up: While Talib isn't much of a fantasy contributor in his own right, this is great news for the overall worth of the Broncos defense as a fantasy unit. It surely did not need another major personnel hit this offseason. Denver has low-end No. 1 defense appeal in typical leagues.
Paxton Lynch - QBPosted 4/16/17 11:10am ET
Denver Broncos QB Paxton Lynch is reportedly having trouble 'buying in' to things like an 'early in, late out' attitude, according to DallasCowboys.com writer Bryan Broaddus, who spoke with some of his sources in Denver recently.
Huddle Up: Lynch was considered a project coming out of the draft last spring, so he was already behind the curve. With that said, he looked far from ready in limited game action as a rookie, and this report - if true - would go a long way in explaining why that was the case. Nevertheless, Lynch will have his chance to silence the critics this summer as he battles Trevor Siemian for the starting job in camp.
Paxton Lynch - QBPosted 4/16/17 12:00pm ET
Denver Broncos QB Paxton Lynch received a public show of support for his work ethic Sunday, April 16 - not long after DallasCowboys.com writer Bryan Broaddus said in a radio interview some of his sources questioned his work ethic and study habits. Mike Klis of 9 News Denver called Broaddus' claims 'inappropriate and false'.
Huddle Up: Klis suggests Broaddus is speaking for the Cowboys because it is well known Dallas wanted Lynch in the draft last spring. Whether Broaddus' sources are right or wrong, Lynch has some work to do in order to overtake Trevor Siemian and earn the starting job many expected he would have locked down by now.
Paxton Lynch - QBPosted 4/15/17 1:10pm ET
Denver Broncos QB Paxton Lynch has been working on improving his footwork this offseason and hopes to win the starting quarterback job during training camp.
Huddle Up: Lynch received limited playing time as a rookie and posted 497 yards, two touchowns and one interception in 2016. Trevor Siemian may have an edge at this point of the competition, but Lynch will have a chance if he plays well during the preseason. Fantasy owners should consider the Broncos starter a No. 2 quarterback no matter who wins the competition.
Trevor Siemian - QBPosted 4/13/17 12:54pm ET
Denver Broncos QB Trevor Siemian admitted that he needs to throw the ball sooner in order to protect himself.
Huddle Up: Siemian is still quite young and was in his first season as a starting quarterback last year, so we'll give him a pass. He'll need to fend off Paxton Lynch to make it as a starter in 2017, and whoever starts should not be drafted as a QB1.
Demaryius Thomas - WRPosted 4/11/17 12:16pm ET
Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas (hips) said he has spent the early part of the offseason making his hips healthy. He does not need surgery, but he was not at 100 percent either. Thomas added that his hips bothered him for much of 2016 but doesn't believe they'll be an issue this year.
Huddle Up: Thomas has been one of the most consistent wide receivers in the NFL over the last five years. A big factor in that consistency is that he has not missed a single game in those five years. In that span, he has averaged 98.4 catches, 1,374.0 yards and 9.2 touchdowns per season. Those numbers are obviously inflated somewhat because of Peyton Manning, but even last year he managed 90 catches for 1,083 yards and five scores. He's solidly in WR2 territory heading into 2017.
Demaryius Thomas - WRPosted 4/11/17 8:35pm ET
Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas said one reason he is looking forward to playing under offensive coordinator Mike McCoy again is because of his more frequent use of wide receiver screen passes, which will increase his yards after the catch totals. Thomas previously ranked in the top-two among receivers in yards after the catch in 2012 and 2013, but without McCoy, those numbers dropped significantly. This past season, Thomas had 336 yards after the catch, ranking him 25th among receivers.
Huddle Up: Thomas has been one of the steadiest receivers around, hauling in at least 90 receptions and registering more than 1,000 yards in each of the last five seasons. That's basically as consistent as it gets, but the fact remains that the seven-year veteran is coming off a campaign that saw him put up his fewest catches (90) and yards (1,083) since that streak first began. The return of McCoy figures to provide Thomas with a boost, so his stat line from a year ago could be viewed as his floor for the 2017 season.
Trevor Siemian - QBPosted 4/10/17 12:20pm ET
Denver Broncos QB Trevor Siemian (shoulder) is a full participant as organized team activities commence Monday, April 10, according to head coach Vance Joseph. Siemian has been going through shoulder rehabilitation this offseason.
Huddle Up: Siemian held his own in his first season as a starter last year, but he has not proven himself as a starting fantasy quarterback. He's not even guaranteed the starting position this year with Paxton Lynch also competing for the spot.
C.J. Anderson - RBPosted 4/10/17 12:14pm ET
Denver Broncos RB C.J. Anderson (knee) is a full participant as organized team activities commence Monday, April 10, according to head coach Vance Joseph. Anderson has been recovering from an anterior cruciate ligament injury and subsequent surgery since last season.
Huddle Up: Anderson has had plenty of time to recover, but the Broncos may still take it somewhat easy with their expected starting running back. If Anderson comes out of the offseason at 100 percent health, he's an RB2 consideration for the 2017 season.
Trevor Siemian - QBPosted 4/8/17 1:55pm ET
Denver Broncos QB Trevor Siemian appears to have the upper hand over QB Paxton Lynch in the starting quarterback competition entering offseason workouts, according to NFL Network's James Palmer.
Huddle Up: Both Siemian and Lynch received starts in 2016, but Siemian received a majority of the playing time at the position. Owners will need to monitor the situation throughout the offseason because the winner of the job will have a solid receiving corps to work with in the passing game. Owners in most leagues should consider Siemian or Lynch a No. 2 quarterback.
Trevor Siemian - QBPosted 4/6/17 6:28am ET
Denver Broncos QB Trevor Siemian's biggest hurdle this offseason is to know when to get rid of the ball, not take so many hits or take risks with throws outside the numbers. Opposing defensive coaches have said he has the demeanor in the pocket that's tough to face because he makes quick decisions without being rushed in his reads. They also have said his willingness to fit the ball in tight spaces and throw with anticipation gives him the look of a starter.
Huddle Up: Siemian will battle Paxton Lynch for the starting job, but one has to think that Siemian has a leg up in the competition. Siemian is coming off surgery on his non-throwing shoulder, but he should be good to go. He'll be a midrange QB2 in fantasy drafts with some upside.
C.J. Anderson - RBPosted 4/3/17 8:19pm ET
Denver Broncos RB C.J. Anderson (knee) might not be ready for the start of organized team activities Monday, April 10, according to head coach Vance Joseph. 'If he?s working in OTAs in the middle part of it, we?ll be fine with him in the fall,' Joseph conceded.
Huddle Up: Anderson lasted just seven games this past season after sustaining a knee injury in late-October. Previously, the 26-year-old had established himself nicely as Denver's starting running back, averaging almost five yards per carry in each of the two prior campaigns. Depending on where he's at health-wise entering 2017, Anderson should at least be able to offer RB2 value.
Trevor Siemian - QBPosted 3/9/17 12:08pm ET
Denver Broncos QB Trevor Siemian (shoulder) is not on the trading block, according to NFL Network's James Palmer. Siemian was seen Thursday, March 9, at the Broncos' training facility working on shoulder rehab.
Huddle Up: Siemian has some upside if Denver can protect the young quarterback. His fantasy future remains foggy, given all of the rumors swirling about with Tony Romo. Siemian would be a weak QB2 if he is named the starter.
Trevor Siemian - QBPosted 3/8/17 6:27pm ET
Denver Broncos QB Trevor Siemian could be on the New York Jets' radar if the Broncos are able to land Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo, who has been told he will be released by the team Thursday, March 9, in the opinion of USA Today's Tom Pelissero.
Huddle Up: Siemian offered mostly competent quarterback play in 2016, but he would be leaving behind a receiving corps led by Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders for a team in the midst of a roster overhaul which could conceivably start Quincy Enunwa and Robby Anderson in Week 1 if Eric Decker is released at some point. Siemian is already a midrange QB2 in Denver, so his stock would plummet even further in the Big Apple, where he would likely serve as a bridge quarterback.
Trevor Siemian - QBPosted 2/28/17 5:36pm ET
Denver Broncos QB Trevor Siemian (shoulder) was diagnosed with a Grade 5 left shoulder separation by Dr. Neal ElAttrache after undergoing surgery in early January. It had been previously reported Siemian had a Grade 3 separation in the AC joint.
Huddle Up: Siemian's timeline hasn't changed, as he is still expected to need four to six months to completely recover. He is expected to be limited when the Broncos begin their offseason conditioning program in April, but it appears he could be ready for the team's OTAs, which begin in May and land right in the middle of his recovery timetable. Siemian is projected to start over Paxton Lynch again in 2017, but both could face competition from a free-agent signing.
C.J. Anderson - RBPosted 2/27/17 1:33pm ET
Denver Broncos RB C.J. Anderson (knee) is expected to be cleared from his knee surgery in two weeks, according to sources.
Huddle Up: Just how involved Anderson will be in offseason activities remains to be seen, but he should be at least close to full go by the time offseason activities commence. Anderson figures to the Broncos' main running back again this season, but he'll need to beat out Devontae Booker and possibly others this offseason. If he does retain the starting position, he'll be an RB2 consideration.
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