Royce Freeman - RBPosted 11/15/18 3:49pm ET
Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman (ankle) was upgraded at practice Thursday, Nov. 15, getting in a full session.
Huddle Up: It's a strong sign that the rookie tailback will be able to return after sitting out the previous two games. As long as he's out there on Sunday opposite the Chargers, he'll carry RB2 value.
Royce Freeman - RBPosted 11/14/18 4:22pm ET
Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman (ankle) was limited during practice Wednesday, Nov. 14.
Huddle Up: Freeman may have a chance to play in the Week 11 game, but owners will know more about his status later in the week. He likely will split playing time with Phillip Lindsay if he is able to play but probably will only be a flex option in most leagues.
Royce Freeman - RBPosted 11/14/18 10:33pm ET
Updating previous reports, Denver Broncos head coach Vance Joseph indicated he was 'betting on' RB Royce Freeman (ankle) to play on Sunday, Nov. 18, against the Los Angeles Chargers.
Huddle Up: Freeman hasn't played since Oct. 18 due to an ankle injury, but despite a limited practice on Wednesday things seem to be lining up for Freeman to return to action against the Bolts. If he's active, Freeman would make a shaky RB3 or decent FLEX play for Week 11.
Royce Freeman - RBPosted 11/7/18 6:21pm ET
Denver Broncos head coach Vance Joseph is hopeful RB Royce Freeman (ankle) will return following the team's Week 10 bye.
Huddle Up: Freeman has missed the last two games but it looks like another week off will do the rookie running back some good in getting him back on the field. When the Broncos resume their season in Week 11, Freeman is worth deploying as a FLEX option if he's back in action.
Case Keenum - QBPosted 11/5/18 12:14am ET
Denver Broncos QB Case Keenum finished 26-of-42 for 290 yards and one touchdown in Week 9 against the Houston Texans.
Huddle Up: The good news is Keenum avoided throwing an interception for the first time this season. The hard truth is if the Broncos had a viable alternative to Keenum, they would have likely turned to him already. Because Denver signed him to a two-year contract this offseason, it is highly likely the team will draft his eventual replacement next spring. Keenum will be an uninspiring QB2 option in Week 11 against the Los Angeles Chargers when the Broncos return from their Week 10 bye.
Royce Freeman - RBPosted 11/4/18 11:17am ET
Denver Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay will be the team's lead back Sunday, Nov. 4, with fellow RB Royce Freeman (ankle) expected to miss a second straight game.
Huddle Up: Lindsay hit season highs with 21 touches and 112 yards from scrimmage while scoring a TD last week in Kansas City as Freeman missed his first gameof the year. Devontae Booker also will be involved and the Houston Texans will provide a stiffer defensive challenge than the Chiefs, but Lindsay is low-end RB1 starter.
Courtland Sutton - WRPosted 11/4/18 7:05pm ET
Denver Broncos WR Courtland Sutton caught three of his five targets for 57 yards in a 19-17 loss to the Houston Texans in Week 9.
Huddle Up: Sutton finished second on the team in receiving yards in the first game since the Demaryius Thomas trade, and he should at least be a solid flex play the rest of the way in his expanded role.
Jeff Heuerman - TEPosted 11/4/18 6:58pm ET
Denver Broncos TE Jeff Heuerman caught 10 of his 11 targets for 83 yards and a touchdown in a 19-17 loss to the Houston Texans in Week 9.
Huddle Up: Heuerman entered the game with just 15 catches, so it remains to be seen if he is going to play a larger role going forward. Unless you are desperate for tight end help, you can take a wait-and-see approach with him.
Phillip Lindsay - RBPosted 11/4/18 6:44pm ET
Denver Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay rushed 17 times for 60 yards and caught two passes for 24 yards in a 19-17 loss to the Houston Texans in Week 9.
Huddle Up: Devontae Booker vultured a touchdown, or Lindsay's line would have looked a lot nicer. As long as Royce Freeman remains sidelined, Lindsay is a RB2 candidate.
Emmanuel Sanders - WRPosted 11/4/18 7:10pm ET
Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders caught six passes on nine targets for 47 yards in a 19-17 loss to the Houston Texans in Week 9.
Huddle Up: The six catches were respectable, but Sanders wasn't able to generate any big plays. Still, he is the clear No. 1 option in the passing attack following the Demaryius Thomas trade, and Sanders should be a WR2 most weeks.
Royce Freeman - RBPosted 11/3/18 9:10pm ET
Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman (ankle) is not expected to play against the Houston Texans in Week 9, according to a source.
Huddle Up: With Freeman expected to be sidelined, Phillip Lindsay should be good to go as a RB2.
Royce Freeman - RBPosted 11/2/18 1:08pm ET
Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman (ankle) was limited during practice Friday, Nov. 2, and is listed as questionable for Week 9.
Huddle Up: Owners may have to wait until the inactive list is posted before they know if Freeman will play in Week 9. Freeman has been sharing playing time with Phillip Lindsay and has been held to under 40 rushing yards in each of his last three games. Owners can consider benching him if they have better options available.
Royce Freeman - RBPosted 11/1/18 1:00pm ET
Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman (ankle) was held out of practice Thursday, Nov. 1.
Huddle Up: Freeman seems to be headed towards a doubtful status with back-to-back missed practices. If he can't play then Devontae Booker will again be thrust into a more prominent role with flex appeal in PPR formats. Phillip Lindsay remains a low-end RB1 to high-end RB2.
Royce Freeman - RBPosted 10/31/18 11:29am ET
Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman (ankle) was not able to practice Wednesday, Oct. 31.
Huddle Up: If Freeman can't practice over the next two days then it's more likely than not that he'll miss another week of action. If that is the case then Phillip Lindsay and Devontae Booker will once again man the backfield. Lindsay is a must start with Booker holding flex value in deeper leagues.
Demaryius Thomas - WRPosted 10/30/18 10:03am ET
Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas is close to being traded to the Houston Texans on Tuesday, Oct. 30, according to sources. The Broncos would likely receive at least a fourth-round draft pick
Huddle Up: The Texans are in need of WR help after Will Fuller's season-ending knee injury in Week 8, and the veteran Thomas would fill that bill playing opposite of DeAndre Hopkins. We've seen that the Houston offense can sustain multiple fantasy WR options so Thomas could return to WR2 territory after a few weeks of getting acclimated to his new surroundings.
Demaryius Thomas - WRPosted 10/30/18 10:27am ET
Updating a previous report, WR Demaryius Thomas (Broncos) was acquired by the Houston Texans on Tuesday, Oct. 30, in a trade with the Denver Broncos. The Broncos will receive a fourth-round draft pick in return, and the teams also will swap seventh-round selections.
Huddle Up: Thomas' usage was on the decline in Denver with only 11 receptions for 129 yards and a TD over his last three games, but now he jumps to better passing offense and more dynamic QB in Deshaun Watson. He should return to fantasy WR2 territory after a few weeks of getting acclimated to his new offense, which has shown the ability to sustain multiple fantasy wideout starters at the same time.
Courtland Sutton - WRPosted 10/30/18 10:38am ET
Denver Broncos WR Courtland Sutton is the obvious playing-time beneficiary after fellow WR Demaryius Thomas was traded Tuesday, Oct. 30, to the Houston Texans. 'With the youth we have at receiver, we wanted to get them on the field and Demaryius goes to a team that wanted him,' Broncos general manager John Elway said of the deal. 'It was best for both sides. We weren't going to do this unless we got value. We weren't taking less than a fourth(-round pick).''
Huddle Up: Sutton, a second-round rookie out of SMU, has already played at least 53 percent of the team's offensive snaps in every game this season, but he hasn't topped six targets in any one contest so far. That should change immediately for the 6-3, 220-pound Sutton, who's been coming on strong with TD receptions in two of his last four outings.
Demaryius Thomas - WRPosted 10/29/18 8:05am ET
Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas could probably be acquired for a third-round pick, in the opinion of MMQB's Peter King.
Huddle Up: Thomas has a 33-372-3 line on the year, and his body could use getting out of Denver. He averages 13.3 yards per reception in away games while just 9.0 yards per catch at home. He'll see some upside as a WR3 if he's dealt.
Phillip Lindsay - RBPosted 10/28/18 9:35am ET
Denver Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay will make his first pro start Sunday, Oct. 28, with fellow RB Royce Freeman (ankle) inactive for Week 8. Lindsay is not expected to play on special teams with his offensive workload increasing.
Huddle Up: The undrafted rookie already is leading the team in rushing attempts (75), rushing yards (436) and touches (90) and should be in line for his largest workload of the season Sunday. Plug him in as a RB1/2, and start him with confidence.
Emmanuel Sanders - WRPosted 10/28/18 12:21pm ET
Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (shoulder) suffered a shoulder injury during the Week 8 game but is considered probable to return.
Huddle Up: Sanders has been one of the better fantasy receivers so far this season and is a weekly starting option when he is healthy.
Phillip Lindsay - RBPosted 10/28/18 2:34pm ET
Denver Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay rushed 18 times for 95 yards and a touchdown in Week 8 against the Kansas City Chiefs and he added three receptions for 17 yards.
Huddle Up: Lindsay has been impressive over the past two outings, racking up 32 rushes for 185 yards and two touchdowns. He has emerged as a bona fide RB2 or flex fantasy option in most leagues heading into Week 9 against the Houston Texans.
Case Keenum - QBPosted 10/28/18 2:00pm ET
Denver Broncos QB Case Keenum completed 23-of-34 passes for 262 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in the Week 8 game against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Huddle Up: Keenum has thrown at least one INT in each of his eight games, so if you're a fantasy owner you need to be prepared for that. But he also has seven touchdowns over the past four outings with 262 or more passing yards in three of those contests. He remains more of a QB2 in most fantasy leagues, and isn't a bad streaming option in Week 9 against the Houston Texans.
Demaryius Thomas - WRPosted 10/28/18 2:45pm ET
Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas registered just three receptions for 30 yards in Week 8 against the Kansas City Chiefs despite a team-high seven targets.
Huddle Up: Thomas has had at least three receptions in each of his eight games this season to please his PPR fantasy owners, but his yardage total has dropped in each of the past three games since his season-best 105 yards in Week 5. He remains a WR3 in standard fantasy leagues and a low-end WR2 in PPR heading into Week 9 against the Houston Texans.
Emmanuel Sanders - WRPosted 10/28/18 2:42pm ET
Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders had four receptions for 57 yards on his four targets and he had a run for minus-6 yards in the Week 8 game against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Huddle Up: After back-to-back 100-yard performances it was back to mediocrity for Sanders. The Chiefs defense might have had a little something to do with that. He'll look to bounce back in Week 9, but faces another solid defense in the Houston Texans.
Courtland Sutton - WRPosted 10/28/18 2:38pm ET
Denver Broncos WR Courtland Sutton posted three receptions with a team-high 78 yards on four targets in the Week 8 game against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Huddle Up: Sutton's yardage total was also a career best. He has managed 19.3 or more yards per reception in each of his past three outings. He could eventually be more of a downfield threat and fantasy presence, but he needs more touches. That likely isn't going to happen as long as Emmanuel Sanders and Demaryius Thomas are still around, so his fantasy ceiling is rather limited.
Devontae Booker - RBPosted 10/28/18 11:06pm ET
Denver Broncos RB Devontae Booker carried the ball nine times for 78 yards and added four receptions for 23 yards against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 8.
Huddle Up: This was by far Booker's best game of the season. Will it lead to an increased role or was it merely a blip on the radar? We'll see, but you might want to add his name to your watch list just in case.
Royce Freeman - RBPosted 10/26/18 10:17am ET
Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman (ankle) missed a third straight day of practice Friday, Oct. 26, with an ankle injury.
Huddle Up: At this point, expect Freeman to miss his first NFL game Sunday, meaning more work for fellow rookie RB Phillip Lindsay and No. 3 back Devontae Booker. Lindsay would be a strong RB2 play while Booker would warrant flex consideration in deeper leagues.
Royce Freeman - RBPosted 10/26/18 10:56am ET
Updating a previous report, Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman (ankle) has been ruled out of the team's Week 8 game against the Kansas City Chiefs, head coach Vance Joseph announced Friday, Oct. 26.
Huddle Up: Freeman has been averaging 10.1 rushing attempts and 10.7 touches per game, and that workload figures to be split among fellow backs Phillip Lindsay and Devontae Booker on Sunday in K.C. Lindsay is the biggest beneficiary, and he's a high-end RB2 starter now that Freeman is out.
Demaryius Thomas - WRPosted 10/25/18 3:15pm ET
Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas (wrist) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 25.
Huddle Up: Thomas has been a bit inconsistent so far this season but has scored a touchdown in two of his last three games. He should have a favorable matchup this week and could be a low-end No. 2 or No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues.
Royce Freeman - RBPosted 10/25/18 3:14pm ET
Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman (ankle) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 25.
Huddle Up: Freeman probably will not be able to play this week if he does not practice Friday, Oct. 26. Phillip Lindsay will receive most of the touches at running back if Freeman misses the game and can be a No. 2 running back in all fantasy leagues.
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