QB Case Keenum is expected to sign with the Broncos when free agency opens on Wednesday, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Keenum was a revelation in Minnesota last year, completing 67.6% of his passes with 22 TDs vs. just 7 INTs. He entered 2017 with a career 58.4% completion rate, 24 TDs and 20 INTs -- so there's some risk that 2017 was a 1-year blip. It'll help that Keenum is going from Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen to Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders. He's certainly a significant upgrade over the junk Denver threw out at QB last season.
Broncos WR Carlos Henderson was arrested and charged with marijuana possession on Sunday. There's a good chance it nets him a suspension to open the 2018 campaign. Henderson missed his entire rookie season with a torn ligament in his thumb after being a 3rd-rounder last spring. He remains a fine dynasty stash but isn't worth a roster spot in early 2018 fantasy drafts.
Broncos QB Paxton Lynch (ankle) isn’t listed on the final injury report and is expected to start Sunday’s finale against the Chiefs. Lynch bombed in his only other start this year against vs. Oakland and can’t be trusted in Week 17 fantasy lineups.
Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) is out for Sunday’s game against the Chiefs. WR Cody Latimer (thigh) is also out. That leaves Bennie Fowler and Jordan Taylor behind Demaryius Thomas on Denver’s WR depth chart.
Broncos HC Vance Joseph says his team will likely start QB Paxton Lynch in the regular-season finale if the young QB is healthy enough to play. “Our goal is to see him play, so absolutely,” Joseph said, per the team website. “If he’s ready to go next week, he will probably play for us.” That wouldn't be good news for Demaryius Thomas or the rest of the Denver pass-catchers, but they've been dealing with poor QB all season with little more than the names changing. Don't expect a huge swing in our projections for any QB movement this week.
Broncos QB Brock Osweiler will start today's game against the Redskins, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. It's relatively good news for Denver's skill-position guys considering QB Paxton Lynch is the alternative. Denver reportedly wants Lynch to start the season finale if his injured ankle is healthy enough.
Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (knee) has been downgraded to out for Sunday's game against the Redskins. WR Cody Latimer (thigh) is also out, leaving Bennie Fowler and Jordan Taylor behind Demaryius Thomas on the depth chart. Thomas is a volume-based WR2 for Week 16.
Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) is "all but certain" to miss Sunday's game against the Redskins, according to insider Mike Klis. Sanders only got in a limited practice on Friday after aggravating his ankle injury last week. WR Demaryius Thomas should dominate targets for Denver tomorrow.
Broncos QB Paxton Lynch (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Redskins. He practiced all week, including a full workout on Friday. HC Vance Joseph said Friday that he’s still deciding whether Lynch or Brock Osweiler will start this weekend. Neither is a fantasy option, although Osweiler would be better for Denver’s skill-position guys.
Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game against the Redskins. He only got in a limited practice on Friday. Insider Mike Klis considers Sanders “on the doubtful side of questionable.” We’ll find out his official status by noon ET on Sunday, but Sanders will be a shaky fantasy play if active.
Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) missed his 2nd straight practice on Thursday. He exited last Thursday night's game with a bone bruise on the ankle that's been bothering him for a while now. We'll see if Sanders is able to get back on the practice field tomorrow, but he'll be a shaky fantasy play even if he's able to suit up against the Redskins this weekend.
Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders has been diagnosed with a bone bruise on his ankle, HC Vance Joseph said Friday. This is the same ankle that has been bothering Sanders since mid-October, but it's a new injury. We'll track his status throughout next week.
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.
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 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.
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