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The Broncos have hired Rich Scangarello as OC. He's bounced around to multiple college programs over the past 2 decades and also spent time with the Raiders, Falcons and 49ers. Scangarello worked under Kyle Shanahan in those last 2 stops, which is promising. He's never called plays at the NFL level, though, making this a tough hire to decipher for fantasy purposes.

The Broncos are set to hire Vic Fangio as their HC, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Fangio has 14 seasons of experience as an NFL defensive coordinator but has never been a HC at any level. We'll see who he tabs to run his offense.

Update: Denver has named Gary Kubiak its new OC. Kubiak has 22 seasons of experience as an NFL HC or OC, including 13 with the Broncos. He's landed an impressive 19 units inside the top 16 in total yards and 11 in the top 5.

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The Broncos have released QB Chad Kelly. The 2017 7th-round was arrested and charged with criminal trespassing early Tuesday morning after breaking into a residence. Kelly has NFL arm talent but a long history of off-field issues. Case Keenum should be safe as Denver's starting QB the rest of the season.

Broncos QB Case Keenum was benched near the end of the 1st half of Sunday's game against the Rams. He's struggled since Week 1 and completed just 13 of 21 passes for 137 scoreless yards in this one. It looks like Denver will go with QB Chad Kelly in the 2nd half. The Ole Miss product was impressive this preseason, connecting of 67% of his passes with 3 TDs and 2 INTs.

UPDATE: The Broncos now say that Keenum was being checked for a concussion. We'll see who's under center after halftime.

UPDATE: Keenum was cleared and is back under center for the 2nd half.

The forecast for today's Rams-Broncos game calls for 1-3 inches of snow and temperatures in the 20s. It sounds like much of the snow will come before kickoff, though, and winds will be just 5-10 mph. We're not altering our projections for this game.

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.

Vikings HC Mike Zimmer announced Tuesday that QB Case Keenum will start Thursday's game against the Lions. It feels like Minnesota is itching to go to QB Teddy Bridgewater, but Keenum continues to play too well to bench. He's completed 66.5% of his passes with 8 TDs vs. 5 INTs over his last 5 starts. He's more of a QB2 this week, though, vs. Detroit's 12th-ranked QB defense.

Vikings HC Mike Zimmer announced on Wednesday that QB Case Keenum will start this weekend's game against the Rams. There's excitement for QB Teddy Bridgewater, but Keenum is simply playing too well to bench right now. That said, he's just a QB2 this week vs. a tough Rams defense.

Vikings QB Case Keenum will start Sunday's game against the Redskins, ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports. QB Teddy Bridgewater (knee) will be activated to the 53-man roster this week and is expected to be ready to start "relatively soon." How Keenum performs from week-to-week now will likely decide whether and when Bridgewater gets on the field. Minnesota, meanwhile, is considering placing QB Sam Bradford on IR with his knee injury.

As expected, Vikings QB Sam Bradford (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Bucs. That left knee continues to give him issues, and there's no concrete timetable for his return. QB Case Keenum gets another start for Minnesota on Sunday after completing just 54% of his passes for 167 scoreless yards in Pittsburgh last week. He’s a significant downgrade for the Vikings’ pass-catchers.

Vikings QB Sam Bradford will get a 2nd opinion on his troublesome knee from Dr. James Andrews today, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen. Andrews performed both ACL repairs on Bradford's left knee. It "didn't respond well to practice work this week," per ESPN's Dan Graziano. Bradford obviously won't play against the Bucs this weekend, leaving QB Case Keenum as the starter again. We'll update Bradford's status when we learn more.

Vikings QB Sam Bradford (knee) is inactive for today’s game against the Steelers. He didn’t look anywhere close to 100% in pregame warmups. We’ll see if he can get ready for Week 3. Bradford’s absence today leaves Case Keenum under center. Keenum arrived in Minnesota this offseason after completing 61% of his passes with 9 TDs and 11 INTs in 10 appearances for the Rams last year. He posted a 69% completion rate, 2 TDs and 0 INTs this preseason. Keenum is a serviceable NFL backup but is still a downgrade for all of Vikings pass-catchers. Expect Minnesota to pound RB Dalvin Cook as much as possible.

The Vikings have signed QB Case Keenum, according to FOX 26 in Houston. The move doesn't mean much for fantasy owners, given that Keenum's not good enough to push Sam Bradford for a job. But the former Texan and Ram seems slightly high-profile for a 3rd QB, and we're all waiting to see if Teddy Bridgewater will be able to return from his 2016 knee injury. We'll be watching for any progress from Bridgewater this offseason. Minnesota's QB spot, meanwhile, doesn't make for an attractive fantasy football target.

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Rams QB Jared Goff sustained a concussion after taking a big hit at the end of a scramble in Thursday night's loss to the Seahawks. The rookie completed just 13 of 25 passes for 135 yards, 0 TDs and 0 INTs before exiting in the 4th quarter. He remains well off any fantasy radar. QB Case Keenum will draw back in if Goff can't get cleared in time for next weekend's game against the 49ers.

Rams QB Jared Goff will make his NFL debut against the Dolphins on Sunday, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen. HC Jeff Fisher said Monday evening that QB Case Keenum would remain the starter, but this certainly wouldn't be the 1st time a coach lied. The move to Goff has been long overdue, with Keenum completing 61% of his passes with 9 TDs vs. 11 INTs. That's not to say Goff will be an immediate upgrade, though. He looked flat-out bad this preseason, completing 44.9% of his passes, averaging 4.7 yards per attempt and tossing 2 TDs vs. 2 INTs. Los Angeles' passing game is best avoided this week.

Rams HC Jeff Fisher announced Monday night that QB Case Keenum will remain the starter for this weekend's game against the Dolphins. There was talk that QB Jared Goff would debut in that one, but Keenum did JUST enough to get the Rams a win against the Jets last Sunday. He's not long for this starting job, though. Los Angeles' next loss could usher in the Goff Era.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Rams QB Jared Goff could make his regular-season debut next week against the Dolphins. QB Case Keenum's play against the Jets today will determine whether the rookie gets the Week 11 nod. Goff looked nowhere near NFL-ready this preseason, completing 44.9% of his passes, averaging 4.7 yards per attempt and tossing 2 TDs vs. 2 INTs. As poorly as Keenum has played most of this year, we doubt Goff helps the passing game much, if at all.

According to Bleacher Report's Jason Cole, Rams QB Jared Goff remains "a long way from playing." Chief among his issues, Goff's reportedly struggling to master calling audibles at the line -- perhaps a byproduct of his spread offense in college. Carson Wentz, of course, was touted at draft time for his experience in a "pro-style" offense. The Rams recently also said that they'd increase Goff's 1st-team reps. It might be tough to keep him off the field if the team goes on a losing streak following Case Keenum's poor game in the Week 7 London loss to the Giants.

Just in case you were wondering, the Rams would like QB Jared Goff to be standing behind center when they play their 1st game this September. "That's the goal," he said, according to Connor Orr of NFL.com. "We understand the environment, believe me. He does. We've had lengthy conversations. If I had concerns about whether Jared could handle this, I wouldn't be talking about Jared right now. He can handle it." We'd certainly bet on Goff starting right away. That doesn't make him an attractive fantasy football target, though.

 
 
 

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