Jets HC Adam Gase announced that QB Trevor Siemian needs surgery on the ankle he hurt in Monday night's loss to the Browns and will miss the rest of the season. So the Jets will turn to QB #3, Luke Falk, for as long as Sam Darnold remains out with his mono. Falk completed 20 of 25 passes for 198 yards in relief of Siemian on Monday -- but most of that came with Cleveland playing soft defense with a big lead late in the game. Falk isn't a fantasy option, and you should try to avoid the Jets passing game until Darnold returns.
Jets QB Trevor Siemian suffered a gruesome-looking leg injury in the 2nd quarter of Monday night's game against the Browns. He was surprisingly able to walk off the field but quickly headed back to the locker room with trainers. QB Luke Falk, a 2018 6th-rounder out of Washington State, is next up for the Jets.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that Jets QB Sam Darnold (mono) is expected to be sidelined 3-7 weeks. Rapoport adds that it's "overly optimistic" to expect Darnold back immediately after New York's Week 4 bye. So it's going to be the Trevor Siemian show for a while. Darnold isn't worth stashing outside of 2-QB leagues.
Jets HC Adam Gase announced Thursday that QB Sam Darnold will miss "multiple games" with mono. So consider him out at least for Monday night's game vs. the Browns and Week 3 against the Patriots. The Jets have a Week 4 bye. That leaves QB Trevor Siemian as New York's starter. The 27-year-old completed just 59.3% of his passes with 6.8 yards per attempt in Denver across 2016 and 2017. He spent last year backing up Kirk Cousins in Minnesota. Siemian completed 78% of his passes this preseason but averaged a pathetic 4.9 yards per attempt. This is obviously a major downgrade for the Jets passing game. We'd try to avoid WRs Robby Anderson and Jamison Crowder in Week 2 fantasy lineups.
The Broncos on Wednesday agreed to send QB Trevor Siemian and a 2018 draft pick to the Vikings for a 2019 pick (both unspecified), according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Siemian actually joins Minnesota before Kirk Cousins has officially signed, but Cousins will obviously step into the starting role -- barring some shocking breakdown in negotiations. Siemian, meanwhile, can slide into the backup role he should have occupied all along.
Broncos QB Trevor Siemian will undergo surgery on his left (non-throwing) shoulder this week, according to insider Mike Klis. Siemian had surgery on the same shoulder about a year ago, but this procedure is for a different injury: to repair a damaged posterior capsule. Siemian has 1 year left on his contract with Denver but figures to face much stiffer competition for the starting job this offseason. The Broncos have already been connected to QB Kirk Cousins and also hold the 5th overall pick of this spring's draft.
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.
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.
The Broncos have signed QB Brock Osweiler. It's a homecoming after he began his career in Denver. There's a new HC and OC since he left after the 2015 season, though. Osweiler will back up QB Trevor Siemian at least until QB Paxton Lynch (shoulder) is available.
Broncos QB Paxton Lynch will miss "at least a few weeks" with a sprained shoulder suffered in Saturday's preseason game, according to insider Mike Klis. Lynch doesn't need surgery. He'd already lost the starting job to Trevor Siemian, so there's no fantasy impact here.
The Broncos have named QB Trevor Siemian their starter. The news was 1st reported by 104.3 The Fan in Denver and has since been confirmed by NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. HC Vance Joseph is expected to announce the decision later today. The team really had no choice here. QB Paxton Lynch hasn't taken a step forward in his 2nd season, struggling in practice and averaging an ugly 3.7 yards per attempt through 2 preseason games. Siemian, meanwhile, has been solid-if-unspectacular. He's connected on 14 of 18 preseason passes for 144 yards, 1 TD and 0 INTs. Siemian is conservative but generally accurate and safe with the football. He ranked 26th among QBs in fantasy points per game last year and isn't more than a low-end QB2 in 2017 fantasy drafts.
Broncos QB Trevor Siemian entered Saturday night's 2nd preseason game after QB Paxton Lynch but might have emerged from it atop the team's depth chart. Lynch threw for a lackluster 39 yards on 9-of-13 passing against the 49ers. He piloted 3 scoring drives, but they accounted for just 11, 26 and 12 total yards. Siemian then marched the team in for a TD -- a nice back-shoulder throw to WR Jordan Payton to beat coverage -- on his 1st possession. He finished 8-of-9 for 93 yards and a 128.2 QB rating (vs. Lynch's 72.3). Neither option looks stellar as a fantasy football target, but Siemian continues to look like the steadier play for Denver, which can't be a bad thing for the WRs' fantasy values.
Broncos HC Vance Joseph announced that QB Trevor Siemian will start Thursday night's preseason opener. But QB Paxton Lynch will start the 2nd exhibition. This remains an open competition. But Siemian drawing the 1st start does nothing to dispel this morning's report that he's in the lead. Preseason performance figures to determine who's under center come Week 1.
Yahoo's Charlie Robinson hears from Broncos staffers that Trevor Siemian is winning the team's QB competition "by default." He's been steady-if-unspectacular early in camp, while Paxton Lynch has failed to take a step forward. "If you believe the practice tape that others have watched, Lynch has lost every single practice session to Siemian," Robinson writes. "His sparse collection of good days has been – at best – on par with Siemian’s good days. Lynch’s bad days have been exponentially worse." Denver's front office would prefer their 2016 first-rounder to win this job, but they'll go with Siemian if he gives them a better chance to win. It sounds like that's still the case at this point. Neither of these guys is a fantasy option outside of 2-QB leagues, but Siemian is the target if you're dabbling in Broncos QBs.
Broncos insider Mike Klis believes the team will go pass-heavy in 2017. "It’s pretty much the same offense [OC Mike] McCoy passed down to Adam Gase in 2013 and 2014, when Peyton Manning handed off only to allow receivers like Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders to catch their breath," Klis wrote discussing the 2017 scheme. Those Denver offenses weren't quite as pass-happy as Klis believes. The 2013 Broncos ranked 2nd in pass attempts and 10th and pass rate. The 2014 version finished 9th in attempts and 16th in rate. If the Broncos approach that territory this year, though, it'd be a shift from last year, when they ranked 17th in attempts and 18th in rate. That'd be good news for WRs Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders, who have been nice values in early fantasy football drafts.
The Broncos closed out the 2017 NFL Draft by drafting Ole Miss QB Chad Kelly at the end of Round 7. NFL Network's Mike Mayock called Kelly a 1st- or 2nd-round pick "all day" without his off-field issues. In Denver, he'll enter an interesting QB situation. Trevor Siemian will again compete with 2016 first-round pick Paxton Lynch under new HC Vance Joseph. There's at least the chance that Lynch never pans out and Kelly works past Siemian. That makes Kelly worth considering at the end of rookie drafts in dynasty leagues, if you're not fired up about the other available talent.
What was originally believed to be a Grade 3 shoulder separation for Broncos QB Trevor Siemian turned out to be a Grade 5 injury. When he went under the knife in January, his doctor discovered torn ligaments where the clavicle, scapula and AC joint connect. Siemian was slapped with a 4-6 month recovery timeline but still expects to be ready for the start of OTAs in May. He's slated to compete for the starting job with 2016 first-rounder Paxton Lynch. It's certainly worth noting that Siemian played through the serious shoulder injury for much of this past season after it occurred in Week 4.
The Broncos have hired Mike McCoy as their new OC. It's a homecoming after McCoy spent the 2009-2012 seasons in the same role. His QBs during that stretch ranged from Kyle Orton to Tim Tebow to Peyton Manning. McCoy was able to coax top-15 finishes in total yards and passing yards out of the Orton-led squads. With Tebow in 2011, Denver ranked 1st in rushing attempts and yards but 31st in passing and 23rd in total offense. McCoy's 2012 season with Manning produced a #4 finish in total yards and #2 in points. McCoy struggled as the Chargers' HC for the past 4 years, producing a 27-37 record (although injuries did him no favors). All 4 of those squads led by QB Philip Rivers ranked top 10 in passing yards. McCoy is widely regarded as 1 of the better offensive minds in the game, so this is a nice hire for Denver. He seems to lean toward a pass-heavy attack but has shown the willingness and ability to adjust his scheme. We'll see what he has in mind for this Broncos attack.
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