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Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders left Thursday night's game against the Colts early with a right ankle injury and will not return. That's the same ankle he sprained in Week 6 before missing the next 2 games. We'll see how serious the issue is this time.

Broncos insider Mike Klis hears that QB Trevor Siemian has been diagnosed with a dislocated left shoulder that'll cost him the final 2 games of the season. With QB Paxton Lynch still recovering from a high-ankle sprain, it'll likely be Brock Osweiler under center vs. the Redskins and Chiefs to close out Denver's disappointing season.

Broncos QB Trevor Siemian injured his left (non-throwing) shoulder in the 1st half of Thursday night's game against the Colts. He was carted back to the locker room and is officially questionable to return. Siemian had surgery on this same shoulder last offseason and injured it again back in Week 6. QB Brock Osweiler has entered for Denver.

Update: Siemian was ruled out a short time after exiting.

The Broncos have ruled S Justin Simmons out for Thursday night's game against the Colts because of an ankle injury he suffered while celebrating during Sunday's win over the Jets. The Denver Post reports that Simmons is also likely to land on IR. That's not a huge loss for IDP owners or the defense but could further hamper the Broncos' TE coverage, an area that has been a defensive weakness anyway. Simmons' status is good news for Colts TE Jack Doyle this week.

Broncos QB Trevor Siemian will start this weekend's game against the Jets, insider Mike Klis reports. Siemian was abysmal against a bad Dolphins pass defense yesterday, completing 19 of 41 passes (46.3%) for 200 yards, 0 TDs and 3 INTs. Denver simply doesn't have a better option on the roster. Siemian isn't a Week 14 fantasy option and makes the Jets defense a viable spot start.

Broncos insider Troy Renck reports that RB Devontae Booker was limited by the flu in Sunday's loss to the Dolphins. He played just 11 snaps and handled only 3 touches after averaging 28.8 and 10.6, respectively, over his previous 5 games. RB C.J. Anderson piled up 110 total yards on 19 touches vs. Miami, but it sounds like we can't count on that type of volume again as long as Booker is healthy.

Broncos QB Paxton Lynch (ankle) is out for Sunday’s game against the Dolphins. Trevor Siemian draws the start and is on the QB2 radar vs. Miami’s 24th-ranked QB defense.

Broncos QB Paxton Lynch has a high-ankle sprain, according to insider Mike Klis. That tends to be a multi-week injury. It would have been tough for Denver to go back to Lynch after his debacle in Oakland yesterday, and this injury gives them an excuse to keep him glued to the bench for the rest of the season. Look for QB Trevor Siemian to start against the Dolphins this weekend.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that Broncos QB Paxton Lynch's ankle injury is not serious and that he's considered "day-to-day." It sounds like he has a shot to be available for Week 13. We'd be surprised if Denver went back to him, though, after Lynch laid an egg against a bad Raiders defense yesterday. QB Trevor Siemian played well in relief and should be considered the favorite to start against the Dolphins this weekend.

Broncos DT Domata Peko (knee) and DE Derek Wolfe (neck) each left Sunday's loss to the Raiders on a cart and did not return. Each player will face further testing on Monday. Neither would be a big loss for IDP owners, but losing them would hurt an already shaky defense.

Broncos QB Paxton Lynch was knocked out with an ankle injury in the 3rd quarter of Sunday's game. He was abysmal before exiting, completing 9 of 14 passes for 41 yards, 0 TDs and 1 INT against a bad Raiders pass defense. QB Trevor Siemian will finish out this game. We'll see who Denver goes to in Week 13, but whoever it is will not be a fantasy option.

Broncos OLB Shane Ray (wrist) and DT Domata Peko (illness) are active for today's game against the Raiders. Both entered today questionable. Both are also low-level IDP options, at best, that you shouldn't have been waiting on.

Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) is active for today’s game against the Raiders. He put in just 2 limited practices this week, leaving him as a risk/reward fantasy play in this plus matchup.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport confirms that Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) is expected to play against the Raiders today. He didn't practice on Wednesday and then was limited on Thursday and Friday, so it's tough to believe he's anywhere close to 100%. A plus matchup with the Raiders keeps Sanders in the mix. But between the ankle and a new starting QB, he's a risky Week 12 fantasy play.

Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) is listed as questionable for this Sunday’s game against the Raiders. He’s expected to play but won’t be at 100% after putting in just 2 limited practices this week. It leaves him as a risk/reward fantasy play in the plus matchup.

The Broncos will start QB Paxton Lynch this weekend, according to ESPN's Dan Graziano. QB Brock Osweiler has predictably struggled over the past 3 weeks, completing 53.1% of his passes with 3 TDs and 4 INTs. So Lynch will become Denver's 3rd QB of the season. He made 2 starts as a rookie last year, connecting on 59.3% of his passes but averaging just 5.5 yards per attempt. He disappointed this offseason and couldn't beat out QB Trevor Siemian. Lynch does have a glorious Week 12 matchup against the Raiders, but he can't be trusted outside of 2-QB leagues.

The Broncos have fired OC Mike McCoy. Someone had to take the fall with Denver sitting 24th in points per game. Of course, the QB play has been a much bigger issue than the play-calling. McCoy will be replaced by QB coach Bill Musgrave. He helped the Raiders to top-7 finishes in yards and points last year -- but he obviously had much more talent at his disposal. Don't expect a significant turnaround for this Denver offense.

Broncos TEs A.J. Derby (shoulder) and Jeff Heuerman (knee) are out for this weekend’s game against the Bengals. TE Virgil Green will soak up snaps but remains a desperation fantasy play.

Broncos ILB Todd Davis (ankle) is active for tonight's game against the Patriots. He missed the past 2 weeks but appears ready to return. We'll see what his playing time looks like. He topped out at 83% in Week 6 but has reached 60% just 1 other time.

Broncos ILB Todd Davis (ankle) is inactive for today's game against the Eagles. That can only help the tackle outlook for fellow ILB Brandon Marshall.

 
 
 

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