Case Keenum - QBPosted 9/20/18 11:14am ET
Denver Broncos QB Case Keenum (knee) is participating in practice Thursday, Sept. 20.
Huddle Up: Keenum should be ready to play in Week 3 as long as he does not have any more problems with his knee. He has thrown for 554 yards, three touchdowns and four interceptions in the first two games of the season and probably can stay on the bench this week against the Baltimore Ravens.
Case Keenum - QBPosted 9/20/18 4:14pm ET
Updating a previous report, Denver Broncos QB Case Keenum (knee) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 20.
Huddle Up: Keenum should be ready to play in the Week 3 game but will be facing a solid Baltimore Ravens defense. Owners in most leagues should be able to find better options and can bench Keenum.
Case Keenum - QBPosted 9/19/18 11:05am ET
Denver Broncos QB Case Keenum (knee) was not present for practice Wednesday, Sept. 19, as he nurses a sore knee, according to as source. His absence was a precaution and he will be back on the practice field Thursday, Sept. 20.
Huddle Up: It's nothing to be overly worried about unless Keenum aggravates the knee in the next couple of days. He's not a recommended start anyway versus the Baltimore Ravens.
Emmanuel Sanders - WRPosted 9/17/18 12:25am ET
Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders was not targeted in the first half but caught all four of his targets for 96 yards in the second half in Week 2 against the Oakland Raiders.
Huddle Up: The Broncos' offense was dreadful in the first half, but business started picking up after the break. Sanders has seen six fewer targets through two games than Demaryius Thomas (21-15), but he has three more catches (14-11) and 150 more yards receiving (231-81). This is beginning to look like the year Sanders overtakes Thomas as the top receiving option in Denver, and he figures to be a solid WR2 option in Week 3 against the Baltimore Ravens.
Case Keenum - QBPosted 9/16/18 11:44pm ET
Denver Broncos QB Case Keenum completed 19 of 35 passes for 222 yards, 0 TDs and 1 INT against the Oakland Raiders on Sunday, Sept. 16.
Huddle Up: After throwing all of seven INTs in 481 attempts with Minnesota last year, Keenum has been picked four times in 74 attempts this season. At 2-0 there won't be any complaints in Denver, but it's undeniable that thus far Keenum looks more like the journeyman he was entering 2017 than the guy that led the Vikings to the NFC Championship Game. He's a QB2 with a more than a whiff of downside.
Demaryius Thomas - WRPosted 9/16/18 11:56pm ET
Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas caught five of 11 targeted passes for 18 yards in the team's win over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday, Sept. 16.
Huddle Up: After posting a respectable 6-63-1 line in Week 1, Thomas just couldn't get going on Sunday. He struggled to hang on to the ball, including a terrible drop on what turned out to be the game-winning drive, and averaged a meager 3.6 yards per catch. The silver lining is Thomas' usage -- his 11 targets were five more than anyone else -- but at age 30 there should be at least be some mild concern as to whether he's still a weekly WR2.
Phillip Lindsay - RBPosted 9/16/18 11:51pm ET
Denver Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay carried the ball 14 times for 107 yards in Week 2 against the Oakland Raiders. In doing so, Lindsay became the first undrafted player in NFL history to top 100 yards from scrimmage in each of his first two games.
Huddle Up: After accounting for 102 yards and a score in Week 1, Linsday compiled 111 total yards on Sunday. At 5-foot-8, 190 pounds, it seems unsustainable, but after two weeks he deserves to be picked up in all leagues. We'll see how he handles a physical Ravens defense on the road coming off an extra few days of rest in Week 3.
Phillip Lindsay - RBPosted 9/14/18 3:04pm ET
Denver Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 14, and is not on the injury report for Week 2.
Huddle Up: Lindsay had a solid role on offense in Week 1 and should receive a similar workload this week. He can be at least a flex option in most fantasy leagues.
Phillip Lindsay - RBPosted 9/13/18 4:16pm ET
Denver Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay (knee) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 13.
Huddle Up: Lindsay split carries with Royce Freeman in Week 1 and probably will continue to share time with Freeman as long as he is productive. He can be considered a No. 2 running back or flex option this week against the Oakland Raiders.
Royce Freeman - RBPosted 9/10/18 10:09am ET
Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman played 28-of-74 snaps in Week 1 versus the Seattle Seahawks.
Huddle Up: Freeman pulled off some grown-man runs near the end of the game, making his box score of 15 carries for 71 yards a bit easier to swallow for his fantasy owners. The problem is teammate Phillip Lindsay finished with the exact same rushing line and added 31 yards receiving (along with a touchdown) while playing 26 snaps. There will be better weeks ahead for Freeman, but it is clear Denver isn't ready to feature him yet. Consider him a high-upside flex/low-end RB2 next week against the Oakland Raiders.
Case Keenum - QBPosted 9/9/18 7:54pm ET
Denver Broncos RB Case Keenum completed 25 of his 39 passes for 329 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions in a 27-24 win over the Seattle Seahawks in Week 1.
Huddle Up: Aside from the turnovers, Keenum turned in a solid debut with the Broncos, making the most of Denver's talented group of receivers. He should have a shot at QB1 production against the Oakland Raiders in Week 2.
Phillip Lindsay - RBPosted 9/9/18 8:06pm ET
Denver Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay rushed 15 times for 71 yards and caught two passes for 31 yards and a touchdown in a 27-24 win over the Seattle Seahawks in Week 1.
Huddle Up: Lindsay was supposed to be the kick returner while Royce Freeman and Devontae Booker handled the rushing duties. Instead, it may be Lindsay and Freeman who make up the committee, and Lindsay is worth a waiver claim while his role becomes more defined in the coming weeks.
Emmanuel Sanders - WRPosted 9/9/18 8:27pm ET
Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders caught 10 passes on 11 targets for 135 yards and a touchdown in a 27-24 win over the Seattle Seahawks in Week 1.
Huddle Up: Case Keenum might not be John Elway, but he is an upgrade over Denver's quarterback situation from a year ago. Sanders should be one of the main beneficiaries, and he looks like a must-start option heading into Week 2.
Royce Freeman - RBPosted 9/9/18 8:12pm ET
Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman rushed 15 times for 71 yards in a 27-24 win over the Seattle Seahawks in Week 1.
Huddle Up: Freeman tied Phillip Lindsay for the team lead in both carries and rushing yards. As expected, he looks locked into a sizeable role in the offense, and Freeman can be a flex option in Week 2.
Royce Freeman - RBPosted 9/3/18 11:09am ET
Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman has reportedly moved atop the depth chart and will be named the starting running back for Week 1 versus the Seattle Seahawks, according to a source.
Huddle Up: What this actually means is debatable since Denver insists on keeping Devontae Booker involved - at least early on - but Freeman owners can feel good their guy should be getting the most work in the backfield right away. So long as the rookie carries his preseason performance over to the regular season, he stands a great chance at becoming the featured back sooner than later and should return solid RB2 value at the very least.
Courtland Sutton - WRPosted 9/2/18 7:25pm ET
Denver Broncos WR Courtland Sutton is on par with Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins and free-agent WR Dez Bryant (Cowboys) with his ability to win 50-50 balls, according to CB Chris Harris Jr.
Huddle Up: Sutton has already earned a spot in three-receiver sets, and if anything happens to Demaryius Thomas or Emmanuel Sanders, he could vault into flex territory. Grab him as a WR5 with upside in redraft leagues and draft him aggressively in dynasty formats.
Devontae Booker - RBPosted 8/29/18 9:29am ET
Denver Broncos RBs Royce Freeman and Devontae Booker are the two top candidates to start, but head coach Vance Joseph isn't placing an emphasis on declaring a starter for the Sept. 9 season opener against the Seattle Seahawks. 'It's not a focus of mine right now because it's going to take 3-4 guys (to produce),' Joseph said Tuesday, Aug. 28. “If we run a power play against Seattle on first-and-10, it's probably going to be Royce (starting). If we go empty and throw a quick pass, it may be 'Book' (starting). Who the lead guy is doesn't really matter.”
Huddle Up: Freeman, the rookie third-round pick, has rushed for a TD in all three of the Broncos' preseason games and owns a current fantasy ADP of 56.73 -- a full 84 spots higher than Booker's 141.22. But while Freeman seemingly is in line to garner the most rushing attempts and goal-line work, don't reach too high for him in fantasy drafts as Booker and impressive rookie free-agent Phillip Lindsay will likely be regularly involved as well, particularly on passing downs.
Royce Freeman - RBPosted 8/24/18 6:46pm ET
Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman rushed five times for 26 yards and a touchdown, his third of the preseason, against the Washington Redskins Friday, Aug. 24.
Huddle Up: Freeman is going to be in some type of committee with Devontae Booker, but it has been Freeman finding the end zone with regularity. He looks like the better fantasy option between the two backs and a potential RB3.
Emmanuel Sanders - WRPosted 8/24/18 6:49pm ET
Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders caught four passes on eight targets for 61 yards and had a 27-yard rushing score against the Washington Redskins in the preseason Friday, Aug. 24.
Huddle Up: Case Keenum should stabilize Denver's quarterback spot this year, putting Sanders back in the WR3.
Courtland Sutton - WRPosted 8/24/18 8:24pm ET
Denver Broncos WR Courtland Sutton caught three passes for 45 yards against the Washington Redskins in the preseason Friday, Aug. 24.
Huddle Up: Sutton has drawn praise throughout the offseason, and he could be worth stashing as a WR5 in case Demaryius Thomas or Emmanuel Sanders miss time. He's a borderline first-round option in rookie drafts.
Demaryius Thomas - WRPosted 8/20/18 11:26am ET
Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas (wrist) is participating in practice Monday, Aug. 20.
Huddle Up: Thomas missed the last preseason game but appears to be dealing with only a minor wrist injury. He is still a solid fantasy receiver despite a down 2017 season and can be a No. 2 receiver in most leagues in 2018.
Demaryius Thomas - WRPosted 8/19/18 7:07am ET
Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas (wrist) did not play in the team's preseason game against the Chicago Bears Saturday, Aug. 18, because of a sore wrist suffered in practice, according to head coach Vance Joseph.
Huddle Up: The 30-year-old Thomas failed to reach the 1,000-yard receiving mark last year for the first time since 2011 and has seen his numbers decline over each of the last three seasons. That being said, he should still be viewed as a decent WR2 option in PPR fantasy formats.
Royce Freeman - RBPosted 8/18/18 9:12pm ET
Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman rushed six times for 20 yards and a touchdown and caught one pass for six yards against the Chicago Bears in the preseason Saturday, Aug. 18.
Huddle Up: Freeman is likely going to be in a committee with Devontae Booker, but if Saturday's game was any indication, Freeman could be in line for carries near the goal line. He's worth a look as a RB3 in redraft leagues, and he is worthy of a first-round pick in rookie drafts.
Devontae Booker - RBPosted 8/18/18 9:55pm ET
Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman and RB Devontae Booker are still in a competition, head coach Vance Joseph said Saturday, Aug. 18.
Huddle Up: Both players saw action with the starters in the second preseason game, but Freeman picked up the touchdown. If that trend continues, Freeman will be the stronger option, even if carries are split somewhat evenly.
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.
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