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Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay (concussion) didn't practice on Wednesday. He still has multiple stages of the protocol to pass through if he's to play against the Chargers this weekend. We'll get another update on his progress tomorrow.

Broncos WR Tim Patrick (hamstring) didn't practice on Wednesday. He's in danger of missing this weekend's game vs. the Chargers. Patrick's absence would free up targets for WRs Jerry Jeudy and K.J. Hamler and TEs Noah Fant and Albert Okwuegbunam

Broncos WR Tim Patrick came away from Sunday's loss to the Chiefs with a mild hamstring injury. HC Vic Fangio said Monday that Patrick is "day to day," according to Zac Stevens of DNVR. We'll see about Patrick's practice participation leading up to Sunday's game against the Chargers.

Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay sustained a concussion in the 1st half of Sunday's game against the Chiefs and is done for the day. We'll track his progress through the protocol this coming week. Lindsay's absence leaves Denver's backfield to Melvin Gordon and Royce Freeman.

Broncos RB Melvin Gordon (illness) isn’t listed on the final Week 7 injury report. He’ll play against the Chiefs on Sunday. We’re expecting Gordon to lead a committee backfield alongside Phillip Lindsay.

Broncos TE Noah Fant (ankle) practiced all week and isn’t listed on the final injury report. He’ll return for Sunday’s game against the Chiefs. Fant averaged 7 targets, 4.7 catches and 61 yards over the first 3 weeks of the season. He’s back to TE1 status.

Broncos TE Noah Fant (ankle) was upgraded to a full practice on Thursday. It looks like he's set to return for this weekend's game against the Chiefs. Fant averaged 7 targets, 4.7 catches and 61 yards over the first 3 weeks of the season. He immediately climbs back into TE1 territory.

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Broncos QB Drew Lock (shoulder) is active for today’s game against the Patriots. His return is a boost for Denver's offense, but Lock isn’t a Week 6 fantasy option.

The Broncos won't discipline RB Melvin Gordon for his DUI, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports. Gordon still figures to receive a 2-3 game suspension from the NFL, although the league usually waits until the legal process plays out before handing down the ban. We'll keep an eye on the situation, but Gordon figures to be back out there come Week 7.

Broncos QB Drew Lock (shoulder) will start today's game against the Patriots, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. That's been the expectation since Lock put in a full week of practice. His return is good news for Denver's skill-position guys, but Lock is a low-end QB2 for Week 6 fantasy lineups.

1:10pm EDT 10/17/20

The Broncos have downgraded TE Noah Fant (ankle) to out for Sunday's game against the Patriots. That leaves Nick Vannett and Jake Butt as the top TEs for what's already 1 of the league's worst offenses. Removing 1 of Denver's top playmakers also makes the New England defense an even stronger play.

Broncos RB Melvin Gordon didn't travel with the team to New England and is out for Sunday's game vs. the Patriots. Per insider Mike Klis, Gordon has strep throat and the team doesn't want it to spread. His absence leaves the backfield to Phillip Lindsay and Royce Freeman. Last year, Lindsay out-carried Freeman 224 to 132, while Freeman edged Lindsay in targets 50 to 48. That was under a different OC, but we're still expecting Lindsay to lead a committee attack on Sunday. Check out the updated projections for Denver's backfield.

Broncos QB Drew Lock (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Patriots. He put in a full week of practice, though, so expect him to play. Lock's return is a boost for Denver's offense, but he's not a Week 6 fantasy option.

Broncos TE Noah Fant (ankle) is questionable for Sunday’s game against the Patriots after a limited week of practice. We’ll get his official status by noon ET on Sunday, but Fant will obviously come with elevated risk if he suits up.

Broncos RB Melvin Gordon is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Patriots. He had quite the week, getting charged with DUI on Tuesday and then missing Friday’s practice with a non-COVID illness. We don’t expect the illness to keep him out, but it’s unclear if Gordon will face any sort of discipline for the DUI. We’ll see pass along any updates we get.

Broncos RB Melvin Gordon returned to practice on Thursday. His status for this weekend's game against the Patriots remains uncertain after his Tuesday DUI arrest. Hopefully we get some clarity over the next few days.

Broncos TE Noah Fant (ankle) put in a limited practice on Wednesday. His status for this weekend's game vs. the Patriots remains uncertain. We'll get another update on Thursday afternoon.

Broncos HC Vic Fangio said he's "undecided" if RB Melvin Gordon will play against the Patriots this weekend after getting charged with DUI on Tuesday. "He’s one of us, we’re gonna love him but there will be some consequences to what happened last night," Fangio said. We'll see exactly what those "consequences" are. If Gordon is suspended for the New England game, Phillip Lindsay would likely be Denver's lead back with Royce Freeman as the #2.

Broncos QB Drew Lock (shoulder) put in a full practice on Wednesday. That presumably puts him on track to return for Sunday's game against the Patriots. Lock will be just a low-end QB2 for that one, but his return is excellent news for Jerry Jeudy, Tim Patrick and Noah Fant.

Broncos RB Melvin Gordon was charged with DUI late Tuesday evening, insider Mike Klis reports. Klis expects the transgression to earn Gordon a 2-3 game suspension from the league. It's unclear when that suspension will come, but backup RB Phillip Lindsay should now be rostered in all fantasy leagues. We're assuming Gordon will play against the Patriots this weekend but will continue to monitor the situation.

 
 
 

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