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.
Trevor Siemian - QBPosted 2/25/17 6:45pm ET
Denver Broncos QB Trevor Siemian (shoulder) is out of his sling and is optimistic he will be ready for OTAs, but an exam next month will help determine an exact timetable for his return.
Huddle Up: If healthy, Siemian should have a great chance at breaking camp as Denver's starter. If he does start in 2017, he should be viewed as a QB2.
Demaryius Thomas - WRPosted 2/25/17 9:04pm ET
Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas ranked in the top 15 in the NFL in both receptions and receiving yards in 2016, and he has caught at least 90 passes and topped 1,000 yards in each of the last five years.
Huddle Up: Despite a lackluster quarterback situation, Thomas still managed to put together a solid campaign. Even if Denver's quarterback play remains shaky, you can at least count on Thomas sneaking into WR2 territory.
Trevor Siemian - QBPosted 2/24/17 12:02pm ET
Denver Broncos QB Trevor Siemian (shoulder) is unlikely to practice fully until training camp as he recovers left shoulder surgery, according to Brandon Stokley of 104.3 The Fan.
Huddle Up: Siemian is expected to be ready for OTAs, but it is obvious the Broncos will exercise extreme caution with him after 2016 first-round draft pick Paxton Lynch looked overwhelmed in limited action as a rookie last season. The uncertainly atop Denver's depth chart heading into free agency may be enough to convince the front office to sign a capable veteran backup. Siemian is a middling fantasy QB2 at best.
Trevor Siemian - QBPosted 2/2/17 8:49pm ET
Denver Broncos QB Trevor Siemian (shoulder) said his rehab is progressing well and his arm will be out of a sling in a couple of more weeks.
Huddle Up: Siemian is expected to battle Paxton Lynch for the starting job in 2017, but if he breaks camp as the starter, he can be drafted as a QB2.
C.J. Anderson - RBPosted 2/1/17 4:29pm ET
Denver Broncos RB C.J. Anderson (knee) said he has been running at full speed and expects to be cleared for all football-related activities later this month. He said he has not make any cuts while running yet but is not feeling much pain.
Huddle Up: Anderson was limited to seven games because of the injury and finished the season with 437 yards and four touchdowns. He may be part of a committee at running back for the Broncos in 2017 but could be the main option in that committee. He probably should be considered a No. 2 or No. 3 running back in fantasy next season.
C.J. Anderson - RBPosted 1/9/17 4:29pm ET
Denver Broncos RB C.J. Anderson (knee) has started running on a treadmill and believes he will be ready for the start of training camp.
Huddle Up: Anderson probably will not do much during the offseason workouts but should enter training camp as the starting running back. He should receive most of the work at the position in 2017 and can be a No. 2 or No. 3 running back in fantasy leagues.
Trevor Siemian - QBPosted 1/5/17 7:33pm ET
Denver Broncos QB Trevor Siemian (shoulder) underwent successful shoulder surgery on his left shoulder Thursday, Jan. 5.
Huddle Up: If Siemian can hold off Paxton Lynch and remain the starter in Denver, he will be a midrange QB2 in 2017.
Trevor Siemian - QBPosted 1/3/17 5:30am ET
Denver Broncos QB Trevor Siemian (shoulder) will have surgery on his left shoulder this week, and he'll be ready for offseason workouts in April. 'It's optional surgery,'' Siemian said. 'It really only bothers me when I work out but I figure I'm going to have to keep working out for a while so I'm getting it fixed.''
Huddle Up: All things considered, Siemian probably exceeded expectations this season with 3,401 passing yards, 18 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. There is room to grow for the 25-year-old. He'll be a QB2 next season that could have upside to slip into the low-end QB1 area.
Emmanuel Sanders - WRPosted 1/1/17 3:32pm ET
Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (foot) left the Week 17 game against the Oakland Raiders due to a foot injury and he is questionable to return.
Huddle Up: With the Broncos eliminated from the playoffs and with a healthy lead in the finale, it's likely Sanders is done for the season.
Trevor Siemian - QBPosted 12/29/16 7:57pm ET
Denver Broncos QB Trevor Siemian (foot) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Dec. 29.
Huddle Up: Siemian is expected to split time with Paxton Lynch in Week 17, so he needs to be avoided in all formats.
Demaryius Thomas - WRPosted 12/25/16 9:09pm ET
Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas caught three of his eight targets for 20 yards in a 33-10 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday, Dec. 25.
Huddle Up: Trevor Siemian had a bad night, and the Denver offense just couldn't move the ball. Better days should be ahead for Thomas, and he can be a WR2 against Oakland in Week 17.
Emmanuel Sanders - WRPosted 12/25/16 9:06pm ET
Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders finished with one catch on three targets for 26 yards in a 33-10 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday, Dec. 25.
Huddle Up: The Denver offense was a disaster overall, and Sanders was one of the many victims. He should bounce back and produce WR3 numbers against Oakland in Week 17.
Trevor Siemian - QBPosted 12/25/16 9:02pm ET
Denver Broncos QB Trevor Siemian completed 17 of his 43 pass attempts for 183 yards and an interception in a 33-10 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday, Dec. 25.
Huddle Up: After torching the Chiefs the first time around, Siemian looked overmatched in this one. The Denver offense continues to struggle, and Siemian will be no more than a QB2 in Week 17.
Devontae Booker - RBPosted 12/25/16 8:57pm ET
Denver Broncos RB Devontae Booker finished with five carries for a team-high 27 yards and six catches for 44 yards in a 33-10 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday, Dec. 25.
Huddle Up: The Broncos never established a ground game, and Booker delivered another unimpressive outing. He shouldn't be starting in the regular season finale.
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