Courtland Sutton - WRPosted 8/15/18 10:55am ET
Denver Broncos WR Courtland Sutton (ankle) twisted his ankle running a route in practice Wednesday, Aug. 15. He did walk off the field on his own power.
Huddle Up: No need to panic for the impressive rookie. Sutton has already made an impression with his performance during training camp. He's the Broncos' No. 3 wide receiver and will have WR2 to WR3 upside if either Demaryius Thomas or Emmanuel Sanders are injured.
Royce Freeman - RBPosted 8/14/18 9:06am ET
Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman 'will be the primary back before too long,' according to ESPN's Jeff Legwold.
Huddle Up: Legwold cautions this news might not mean Freeman will see 250 carries, but he's going to get work, already blocks well enough to play on third down and is the favorite to get red zone chances. Devontae Booker is going to mix in to be sure, but it sounds as if the rookie now has a realistic shot of becoming the next C.J. Anderson in this offense. Freeman is starting to sound as if he could be a strong value pick in the fifth round.
Case Keenum - QBPosted 8/11/18 7:43pm ET
Denver Broncos QB Case Keenum completed one of his four passes for five yards in his only series against the Minnesota Vikings in the preseason Saturday, Aug. 11.
Huddle Up: It was a forgettable start to the preseason for Keenum, but with a strong cast of receivers to work with, he has a chance to build on his breakout 2017 campaign. You can grab him as a QB2, and he might surprise with low-end QB1 production.
Royce Freeman - RBPosted 8/11/18 8:39pm ET
Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman rushed four times for 38 yards and a touchdown against the Minnesota Vikings in the preseason Saturday, Aug. 11.
Huddle Up: Freeman and Devontae Booker are likely to be the main cogs in a committee this year, but Freeman showcased why many believe he will be leading the backfield when all is said and done. He's a RB3 candidate in redraft leagues.
Demaryius Thomas - WRPosted 8/9/18 6:40am ET
Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas (hip) changed his diet in the offseason after reading about the relationship between inflammation and diet. He found out what his body was sensitive to, what inflamed his body and his hip and what supplements that were lacking or needed. He dropped from 228 pounds to 212 pounds and put the weight back on with a new workout program.
Huddle Up: Thomas' numbers have dropped for three consecutive years, but his hip issue could be a big factor. He turns 31 in December and probably won't reclaim WR1 status. He should serve as a solid WR2 in PPR formats.
Jake Butt - TEPosted 8/9/18 1:51pm ET
Denver Broncos TE Jake Butt (knee) is scheduled to play with the first-team offense during the first preseason game Saturday, Aug. 11, and likely will see some snaps with the second-team offense.
Huddle Up: Butt missed the entire 2017 season because he was still recovering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament but has been competing for the starting tight end job during training camp. He is a risky option for fantasy owners because he has not played in a game yet but could be a No. 2 tight end in deeper leagues if he starts.
Devontae Booker - RBPosted 8/9/18 2:15pm ET
Denver Broncos RB Devontae Booker and RB Royce Freeman will split snaps with the first-team offense during the first preseason game Saturday, Aug. 11.
Huddle Up: Booker and Freeman are competing for the starting job and likely will continue to split snaps with the starters until the team names a winner. The team probably will use a committee regardless of who wins the competition, so both running backs will have fantasy value.
Troy Fumagalli - TEPosted 8/8/18 11:29am ET
Denver Broncos TE Troy Fumagalli (hernia) did not practice Wednesday, Aug. 8.
Huddle Up: Fumagalli missed organized team activities (OTAs) and minicamp workouts after underdoing sports hernia surgery back in May. The rookie out of Wisconsin could carve himself a nice role in the offense if he can get back onto the field and eat into Jake Butt's reps.
Emmanuel Sanders - WRPosted 8/8/18 11:29am ET
Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders was absent from practice on Wednesday, Aug. 8, but he was simply getting a day off to rest.
Huddle Up: The team knows what the veteran can do and he will be a big part of the team's offense in 2018. It's customary for veterans to get off a day or two in training camp, the preseason and mid-week practices during the regular season. No worries for fantasy owners here.
Courtland Sutton - WRPosted 8/5/18 9:02pm ET
Denver Broncos WR Courtland Sutton reminds head coach Vance Joseph of Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins. 'I was in camp in Houston with Hopkins as a rookie,' Joseph said. 'Very comparable.'
Huddle Up: By all accounts, Sutton has already locked up the No. 3 receiver job and has done nothing but impress during camp. He's a first-round pick in rookie drafts and a late-round option with upside in redraft leagues.
Courtland Sutton - WRPosted 8/3/18 10:02am ET
Denver Broncos WR Courtland Sutton is making at least one highlight-reel catch every practice and 'is the third receiver on this team ? it's not even a competition and everybody knows it,' according to NFL Network's James Palmer.
Huddle Up: It means Sutton is beating out DaeSean Hamilton among others and could have a very prominent role as a red zone option as a rookie while potentially serving as the top reserve behind Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders. Sutton may not be on the redraft radar quite yet, but he certainly would be if Thomas or Sanders were to miss time due to injury.
Jake Butt - TEPosted 8/3/18 8:25pm ET
Denver Broncos TE Jake Butt has established himself as the frontrunner to be the primary pass-catching tight end this year, according to Troy Renck of Denver7 Sports.
Huddle Up: Butt lost his rookie year to a knee injury that he suffered at the end of his final collegiate season, but he looks ready to make up for lost time. He's an intriguing TE2 candidate in redraft leagues.
Case Keenum - QBPosted 8/2/18 8:53am ET
Denver Broncos QB Case Keenum hasn't thrown an interception in the first five days of practice.
Huddle Up: Can Keenum springboard off the magic from last season into a low-end QB1 in fantasy? Perhaps. You'll likely only need to spend a QB2 pick on him to find out.
Courtland Sutton - WRPosted 8/2/18 8:53am ET
Denver Broncos WR Courtland Sutton has made plays in every situation, and the team could be committing to three-receiver sets to keep him in the fold.
Huddle Up: The second-round pick is a big target at 6-foot-4, 216 pounds. He's certainly one to watch as camp progresses and someone that enters the WR5 mix in fantasy.
Case Keenum - QBPosted 7/31/18 1:54pm ET
Denver Broncos QB Case Keenum is better now than he was last year, according to head coach Vance Joseph. Joseph cited Keenum's accuracy, command, smarts and feel for the game as defining qualities.
Huddle Up: Keenum has been a sigh of relief for the Broncos so far after the cesspool last year. He is the unquestioned starter for Denver, but not necessarily for fantasy squads. Keenum represents a safe backup and/or bye-week replacement.
Jake Butt - TEPosted 7/31/18 11:26pm ET
Denver Broncos TE Jake Butt (knee) participated in a pads-on practice Tuesday, July 31; it was the first time Butt had worn pads since tearing his ACL during the Orange Bowl on Dec. 30, 2016.
Huddle Up: It's just another step forward for Butt, the 2017 John Mackey Award as the Nation's top tight end, who is part of a wide-open competition in Denver. If Butt emerges from the pack he'd be an interesting TE2 option with upside.
Demaryius Thomas - WRPosted 7/29/18 12:18pm ET
Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas is 'working everywhere, including as the Z receiver for the first time,' according to Lindsay H. Jones of USA TODAY.
Huddle Up: Typically the 'X' (split end), Thomas lined up inside only 17.9 percent of the time in 2017. While Emmanuel Sanders figures to see the most time in the slot and at the Z (flanker) of the two starters, getting Thomas more work in the slot can only help him as he gets older. The Broncos seem pretty confident in Case Keenum, so if their optimism is justified, Thomas could be poised for a bounce-back season. He should be considered a high-end WR2 for fantasy purposes.
Devontae Booker - RBPosted 7/29/18 12:19pm ET
Denver Broncos RBs Royce Freeman, Devontae Booker, De'Angelo Henderson and Phillip Lindsay all received first-team reps Sunday, July 29, prompting Lindsay H. Jones of USA TODAY Sports to say the 'running back job is totally open.'
Huddle Up: This has been a familiar refrain throughout the spring and summer, although 9News' Mike Klis has emphasized Booker figures to be the lead back early on due to a 'good command' of the offensive playbook. Head coach Vance Joseph has repeatedly said he expects two or three backs will handle the load, so this has all the makings of being a committee backfield for most - if not all - of the 2018 season.
Devontae Booker - RBPosted 7/22/18 10:45am ET
Denver Broncos RB Devontae Booker has 'good command' of the offensive playbook and become a competent pass protector, according to Mike Klis of 9News, who added Booker is expected to start the season opener over Royce Freeman against the Seattle Seahawks on Sept. 9.
Huddle Up: This news figures to sink the current fifth-round ADP of Freeman and spike the 12th-round ADP of Booker temporarily at the very least. Denver head coach Vance Joseph has already stated he plans on utilizing two and possibly three backs all season long, so this has all the makings of being a 'hot-hand' backfield. Both Booker and Freeman need to be viewed as high-upside RB3s for the time being.
Royce Freeman - RBPosted 7/19/18 8:04pm ET
Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman 'catches the ball well,' according to head coach Vance Joseph.
Huddle Up: Freeman is already expected to see his share of carries on early downs, and if he can contribute in the passing game, it will only improve his chances of becoming the unquestioned lead back. He's a RB3 candidate in redraft leagues and a first-round pick in rookie drafts.
Royce Freeman - RBPosted 7/14/18 9:33pm ET
Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman will be given every opportunity to earn the starting job, according to retired SS Steve Atwater.
Huddle Up: Freeman will have to contend with Devontae Booker, but Booker hasn't exactly shown much upside. Don't be surprised if Freeman ends up handling a lot of early-down work. He's a RB3 candidate in redraft leagues and is locked in as a first-round prospect in rookie drafts.
Demaryius Thomas - WRPosted 7/6/18 9:03pm ET
Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas said he needs to clean up some drops but still views himself as a No. 1 receiver.
Huddle Up: Thomas has been the victim of inconsistent quarterback play the last couple of seasons, but he still managed 83 catches for 949 yards in 2017. The Broncos added Case Keenum to stabilize the quarterback situation, and Thomas should be able to flirt with WR2 status, especially in PPR formats.
Royce Freeman - RBPosted 7/5/18 11:04am ET
Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman is signing his four-year rookie deal Thursday, July 5, according to a source. The deal includes a $997,020 signing bonus, but other financial terms were not disclosed.
Huddle Up: Freeman is poised to take over the starting job in Denver's backfield, but he'll need to fend off Devontae Booker in training camp and the preseason. At least look for Freeman to see the majority of carries en route to a low-end RB2 to high-end RB3 rookie campaign.
Royce Freeman - RBPosted 6/25/18 8:00am ET
Updating previous reports, Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman has the opportunity to be the team's lead back, according to head coach Vance Joseph.
Huddle Up: The Broncos haven't had a back carry the ball 250 times since 2004, and Freeman would likely share the load with Devontae Booker. If Freeman is able to grab at least a 50-50 split, he'll be an RB3 in fantasy.
Royce Freeman - RBPosted 6/23/18 7:28pm ET
Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman has a chance to do 'Kareem Hunt type things,' according to Bucky Brooks of NFL.com.
Huddle Up: Freeman should at least be part of the running back rotation in Denver, and he has a decent chance to emerge as the lead back, especially on early downs. If he breaks camp as the starter, he is worth grabbing as a RB3, and he is a potential first-round pick in rookie drafts regardless.
DaeSean Hamilton - WRPosted 6/21/18 8:35pm ET
Denver Broncos WR DaeSean Hamilton can be counted on to run the proper routes, according to QB Case Keenum. 'To have a receiver that you can count on to be in the right place at the right time, that's always a huge plus,' Keenum said.
Huddle Up: Hamilton has some veterans in front of him that will limit his appeal in redraft leagues, but he is a player to stash in keeper format.
Courtland Sutton - WRPosted 6/21/18 8:22pm ET
Denver Broncos WR Courtland Sutton is a 'friendly target,' according to QB Case Keenum. 'I like throwing him the football,' Keenum said.
Huddle Up: Sutton's size could make him a factor in the red zone early on, but despite Keenum's praise, he has too much talent in front of him in Denver to be owned in redraft leagues right now. However, Sutton does need to be owned in all keeper formats.
DaeSean Hamilton - WRPosted 6/16/18 8:43pm ET
Denver Broncos WR DaeSean Hamilton should 'play plenty' this season, according to Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com.
Huddle Up: Emmanuel Sanders and Demaryius Thomas will cap Hamilton's upside for now, but they won't be around forever. He could be a great stash candidate in dynasty formats.
Jake Butt - TEPosted 6/14/18 7:35pm ET
Denver Broncos TE Jake Butt (knee) is 'obviously a playmaker,' according to head coach Vance Joseph, and Joseph said he is 'very excited' with Butt's progress.
Huddle Up: Butt lost his rookie season to a knee injury, but he's in the mix to start this year. He is worth a flier as a TE2 in redraft leagues, and he's a solid asset in dynasty formats.
Demaryius Thomas - WRPosted 6/12/18 12:10pm ET
Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas (foot) tweaked his foot at minicamp Tuesday, June 12.
Huddle Up: There's nothing major here. The main worry with Thomas is his hip injury history and the cast around him. Keep tabs on Thomas' status in the coming days and weeks, but he shouldn't miss much practice time.
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