Trevor Siemian - QBPosted 8/21/17 10:45am ET
Updating previous reports, Denver Broncos QB Trevor Siemian has been anointed the starting quarterback position, a source told 104.3 The Fan's Brandon Stokley.
Huddle Up: Siemian probably doesn't have a ceiling as high as Paxton Lynch, and he's a pretty meager QB2 in fantasy. He'll have some spots where you can use him in matchups to cover bye weeks.
Trevor Siemian - QBPosted 8/21/17 12:41pm ET
Denver Broncos QB Trevor Siemian was more consistent in his ball placement and decision making than fellow QB Paxton Lynch, according to head coach Vance Joseph. Those qualities are what won Siemian the starting job.
Huddle Up: It was clear over the Broncos' first two preseason games that this was the case. Siemian simply made better throws, was less risk-averse and did not rely as much on his feet when reads weren't open. Siemian is Denver's starting quarterback, but that doesn't mean he's a starting fantasy quarterback.
Jamaal Charles - RBPosted 8/21/17 1:00pm ET
Denver Broncos RB Jamaal Charles (knee) will see a lot of playing time in Week 3 of the preseason, according to head coach Vance Joseph.
Huddle Up: Charles has some catching up to do. He hasn't seen meaningful action since mid-October of last season. He'll likely be playing behind at least C.J. Anderson, De'Angelo Henderson and Devontae Booker this season, too. Charles is no more than a late-round PPR flier at this point in his career.
Emmanuel Sanders - WRPosted 8/19/17 2:07pm ET
Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (shoulder) is not expected to play in the preseason game against San Francisco 49ers Saturday, Aug. 19.
Huddle Up: Sanders did not practice this week and probably will be held out until the third preseason game. He has played well in each of the last three season and should be considered a No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues no matter the starting quarterback.
Emmanuel Sanders - WRPosted 8/17/17 5:15pm ET
Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (shoulder) did not participate in practice Thursday, Aug. 17.
Huddle Up: Sanders probably will miss the second preseason game, and owners will need to keep an eye out for a timetable for his return. He has posted at least 1,000 yards in each of his three seasons with the Broncos and should have similar success no matter the starting quarterback. He should be seen as a No. 3 receiver in all fantasy leagues.
Emmanuel Sanders - WRPosted 8/16/17 1:14pm ET
Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (shoulder) left practice early Wednesday, Aug. 16, after falling on his shoulder. Head coach Vance Joseph indicated that the injury is not serious, however.
Huddle Up: Keep tabs on Sanders' injury as the season nears, but for now his fantasy value is unchanged. He remains a viable WR3 even with a subpar quarterback situation.
Paxton Lynch - QBPosted 8/16/17 9:22pm ET
Denver Broncos QB Paxton Lynch has received 'considerably more' first-team reps this week than he ever had during training camp. In a joint practice with the San Francisco 49ers Wednesday, August 16, there were five 'team' periods of 11-on-11 football, with Lynch getting three and QB Trevor Siemian receiving the other two. It was also 'pretty much that way' during the team's practices over the prior two days.
Huddle Up: Lynch is slated to start the club's next preseason game on Saturday, so that has a lot to do with him getting this type of workload. Denver is expected to announce their starting quarterback going into the new season in the next week, but no matter who emerges from this battle, they shouldn't be counted on as your QB1 in any format entering Week 1.
Jamaal Charles - RBPosted 8/15/17 11:08am ET
Denver Broncos RB Jamaal Charles (knee) will not play Saturday, Aug. 19, against the San Francisco 49ers, according to head coach Vance Joseph. He will play in Week 3 of the preseason, however.
Huddle Up: The Broncos are taking it easy with their new, fragile toy. They don't want more injury at the position, especially since Devontae Booker is already hurting. If Charles is healthy, he's still no more than a PPR flier.
Jamaal Charles - RBPosted 8/14/17 4:26am ET
Denver Broncos RB Jamaal Charles (knee) may not play in the second exhibition game Saturday, Aug. 19, against the San Francisco 49ers.
Huddle Up: Ordinarily this would not be a big deal, as many of the regular players do not take part in one or more of the exhibitions. However, with Charles returning from knee issues, he needs to show Denver he is capable of some workload. Continue to monitor the situation but keep his draft status downgraded, at least RB4.
Paxton Lynch - QBPosted 8/12/17 6:32pm ET
Denver Broncos QB Paxton Lynch looked more comfortable going through his progressions during practice Saturday, Aug. 12, according to Cecil Lammey of 104.3 The Fan.
Huddle Up: Lynch is struggling to beat out Trevor Siemian for the starting gig, and it doesn't seem like he'll help fantasy owners any time soon. It doesn't hurt to stash him in dynasty leagues if you have the space, but he can be ignored in redraft formats.
Trevor Siemian - QBPosted 8/10/17 11:32am ET
Denver Broncos QB Trevor Siemian said he's felt like the offense has been clicking for him lately, like a switch was suddenly flipped. Siemian said he's felt more comfortable in the new offense and feels that he's in a good spot right now under new offensive coordinator Mike McCoy.
Huddle Up: Siemian is in the thick of a quarterback battle with Paxton Lynch, so it's good that he's feeling more comfortable and has a better feel for the offense. Whoever wins the job is not a serious QB1 option, however.
Demaryius Thomas - WRPosted 8/10/17 6:16pm ET
Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas said he is excited about the system of offensive coordinator Mike McCoy.
Huddle Up: Despite playing with multiple quarterbacks the last couple of years, Thomas has remained one of the most dependable receivers in the game. He is a high-floor WR2.
Paxton Lynch - QBPosted 8/7/17 10:47am ET
Denver Broncos QB Paxton Lynch will start the second preseason game.
Huddle Up: Trevor Siemian appears to be in the lead in the competition, but Lynch has a higher ceiling for fantasy purposes. Lynch is more of a dynasty option than a speculative QB2 at this point.
Trevor Siemian - QBPosted 8/7/17 10:32am ET
Denver Broncos QB Trevor Siemian will start the preseason opener Thursday, Aug. 10.
Huddle Up: Siemian has the edge in the battle with Paxton Lynch for now, but he doesn't have a ton of upside in fantasy. He's a midrange QB2.
Trevor Siemian - QBPosted 8/6/17 5:33pm ET
Denver Broncos QB Trevor Siemian has won 'every single practice session' against QB Paxton Lynch, according to Charles Robinson of Yahoo! Sports.
Huddle Up: Siemian doesn't have much of a ceiling, but if he wins the starting job, the weapons in Denver should allow him to slip into the QB2 conversation.
Jamaal Charles - RBPosted 7/31/17 5:49am ET
Denver Broncos RB Jamaal Charles is expected to receive eight to 10 touches per game this season if he makes the team. Charles said he has zero knee pain for now.
Huddle Up: It's hard to believe how far he has fallen in the fantasy spectrum so quickly, but he's little more than an RB5 right now.
Jamaal Charles - RBPosted 7/31/17 7:03pm ET
Denver Broncos RB Jamaal Charles (knee) will receive more work during practice Wednesday, Aug. 2, according to head coach Vance Joseph. Charles has been limited to individual work since camp began but is expected to participate in seven-on-seven drills this week and may participate in team drills next week.
Huddle Up: The Broncos have been taking things slow with Charles so far, but he should see his work increase as camp goes on. He is expected to receive eight to 10 touches per game this season and will be part of a committee at the position. Charles probably will be a late-round pick in most drafts as a No. 4 running back.
C.J. Anderson - RBPosted 7/28/17 9:08am ET
Denver Broncos RB C.J. Anderson is in his best shape ?in three or four years,? according to head coach Vance Joseph.
Huddle Up: Anderson's devoted his offseason to improving his longevity, which has been an issue considering he has been unable to play 16 games in any of his four seasons. With Devontae Booker recovering from a fractured wrist and Jamaal Charles limited early in camp, Anderson had an opportunity to put some distance between himself and competition over the next week or so. Given his track record, Anderson should be viewed as a midrange fantasy RB2.
Devontae Booker - RBPosted 7/27/17 6:53am ET
Updating previous reports, Denver Broncos RB Devontae Booker (wrist) has a fractured wrist that he has been lifting with for weeks, according to a source. He aggravated it in training.
Huddle Up: Booker is expected to miss six to eight weeks, which will likely cut into the first few weeks of the season. He's behind C.J. Anderson and Jamaal Charles, and he's little more than a deep-league pick or a final-round flyer.
Devontae Booker - RBPosted 7/27/17 12:20pm ET
Denver Broncos RB Devontae Booker (wrist) will have surgery to fix his fractured wrist Friday, July 28. His recovery time is expected to be six weeks.
Huddle Up: Jamaal Charles and rookie De'Angelo Henderson will have to pick up the slack behind C.J. Anderson for the time being. The backfield will take shape in the preseason, but Booker should reprise his backup role once he returns.
Jamaal Charles - RBPosted 7/27/17 7:06pm ET
Denver Broncos RB Jamaal Charles did not practice with the rest of the team Thursday, July 27.
Huddle Up: Charles will be eased in as he returns from another knee injury, and he will need his body to hold up and a little bit of luck to carve out a meaningful role in the offense. He is a late-round lottery ticket.
Jamaal Charles - RBPosted 7/26/17 10:53am ET
Denver Broncos RB Jamaal Charles will be eased in slowly, but he has been cleared to participate fully in training camp, according to the Denver Post's Nicki Jhabvala.
Huddle Up: Charles is slated for situational work if his knees hold up, but there is very little that is for certain in Denver's backfield at the moment. C.J. Anderson figures to start, but Devantae Booker and Charles will mix in and could take over at any time during the course of the game if one of them gets 'hot.' For now, Charles should be drafted late as a RB5 with some upside.
Trevor Siemian - QBPosted 7/26/17 11:06am ET
Denver Broncos QB Trevor Siemian will receive the first snaps with the first-team offense during practice Thursday, July 27, but head coach Vance Joseph said that Siemian and QB Paxton Lynch will share snaps with the starters during the early part of training camp. Joseph said he would like to decide on a starting quarterback before the third preseason game but that is not a deadline for the decision.
Huddle Up: Owners will need to monitor the situation because the decision on the starting quarterback is likely a few weeks away. Both Siemian and Lynch received playing time in 2016, but Siemian appears to have the edge at this point. The winner of the competition will have a solid receiving corps to work with but should only be considered a No. 2 fantasy quarterback.
Jeff Heuerman - TEPosted 7/26/17 1:37pm ET
Denver Broncos TE Jeff Heuerman is entering his third season with the Broncos, although he sat out 2015 with a torn anterior cruciate ligament. General manager John Elway believes 2017 is the year Heuerman needs to break out. 'This would be the year,' Elway said, 'We're waiting for Jeff to make the big step.'
Huddle Up: The Broncos are pretty thin at tight end, but it's hard to be excited about Heuerman given his injury history and lack of production. He can be avoided unless Virgil Green or A.J. Derby is injured.
Devontae Booker - RBPosted 7/26/17 9:31pm ET
Denver Broncos RB Devontae Booker (wrist) has a wrist injury, according to a source with knowledge of the situation, and he's expected to miss up to six to eight weeks. It's unclear how he was injured and it's anticipated that Booker will be placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list.
Huddle Up: Fortunately for the Broncos, they have more depth at running back than most clubs, but this is still a tough blow, as Booker was potentially emerging after a so-so showing in his rookie season a year ago. With him possibly on track to miss regular season games, that will provide more work for the likes of C.J. Anderson and offseason addition Jamaal Charles.
Devontae Booker - RBPosted 7/19/17 9:03am ET
Denver Broncos RB Devontae Booker had at least 18 carries in four of the first five games following C.J. Anderson's season-ending knee injury in late October. In those four games, he averaged 2.8, 3.2, 3.3 and 1.9 yards per carry. 'I think everybody's fatigued (late in the season). As a pro, you have to push through it. That's part of it ... But I feel more ready this time,' Booker said.
Huddle Up: To be fair, Booker was less than a year removed from two knee surgeries and head coach Gary Kubiak's outside-zone running system may have not been the best fit for him. New offensive coordinator Mike McCoy intends to include more power-based concepts in his offense, the offensive line should be improved and Booker has pronounced himself fully healthy, so he should perform better in 2017. Consider him a RB5 with fairly significant upside on draft day.
Emmanuel Sanders - WRPosted 7/12/17 5:40pm ET
Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders said he would like to know the team's starting quarterback now if he was up to him but understands that the coaching staff will make the decision when they are ready. Sanders said it would be easier to build chemistry with the starting quarterback if he were able to practice with him all of the time.
Huddle Up: Sanders should be productive no matter the quarterback because he has posted at least 1,000 yards in each of the last three seasons. He should be a solid No. 3 fantasy receiver in 2017 as long as he stays healthy.
Trevor Siemian - QBPosted 7/11/17 11:10am ET
Denver Broncos QBs Trevor Siemian, Paxton Lynch and others will attend a passing camp in Los Angeles prior to the start of training camp. Head coach Vance Joseph has reiterated that Siemian and Lynch are in the midst of a heated battle for the starting job.
Huddle Up: Whoever wins the job will assuredly deserve it, but they won't deserve a starting job on any fantasy rosters, aside from two-quarterback leagues. Even then, they should only be started in good matchups.
Emmanuel Sanders - WRPosted 7/11/17 1:46pm ET
Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders has made some changes this offseason, including his diet. Sanders admitted that he was eating poorly but has been listening to his body more and physically feels like a rookie again.
Huddle Up: Sanders is going for a fourth straight season of at least 1,000 yards and five touchdowns. Those are attainable numbers in 201, especially with offensive coordinator Mike McCoy back in Denver. Sanders is worthy of WR3 consideration despite subpar quarterback play.
Demaryius Thomas - WRPosted 7/10/17 7:52am ET
Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas (hip) said the pain in his hip that bothered him last season is gone.
Huddle Up: DT has been declining each of the last three years, and he turns 30 late in the season. There's no reason to believe he'll return to the WR1 area after combining for 11 touchdowns the last two years, but he's a solid WR2 in fantasy.
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