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Broncos TE Noah Fant (hip, foot) is listed as questionable for this weekend's game against the Chiefs. He got in limited practices on Thursday and Friday. We'll get the rookie's official status by noon ET on Sunday. If active, he'll be a risk/reward fantasy play. Fant has games of 3-115-1 and 4-113-1 among his last 5 but has totaled just 8 catches for 79 scoreless yards in the other 3.

Broncos TE Noah Fant (foot) returned to a limited practice on Thursday. That gives him a shot to play against the Chiefs this weekend. We'll see what Fant does on Friday and then how Denver lists him on the final injury report.

Broncos TE Noah Fant (foot) didn't practice on Wednesday. HC Vic Fangio said the rookie's status is "positive overall" but wouldn't guarantee that he'll play against the Chiefs this weekend. We'll get another update on Fant tomorrow.

Broncos TE Noah Fant suffered a foot injury in the 2nd half of Sunday's game against the Texans and is officially questionable to return. We'll pass along an update when we get one.

Broncos OLB Von Miller (knee) is active for today's game against the Texans. It's an upside sack matchup for the pass rusher, though there's also still risk to Miller's injury situation. Fellow OLB Malik Reed (ankle) is inactive for the game.

Broncos OLB Von Miller is "trending in the right direction" but still no lock to return for today's game against the Texans, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. ESPN's Adam Schefter, meanwhile, reports that Denver expects Miller to play. Miller's knee injury cost him last week's game, the 1st he had missed since 2013. We'll update his status later this morning, when the inactives come out. But even an active Miller looks like a risky IDP bet this week.

Broncos OLB Von Miller (knee) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Texans. Miller put in limited practices all week. We'll check his status Sunday. Fellow OLB starter Malik Reed (ankle) is also questionable. He started the week not practicing but put in limited workouts Thursday and Friday.

Broncos DE Derek Wolfe will finish his season on IR after dislocating his left elbow in Sunday's win over the Chargers, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Wolfe set a new career high with 7 sacks and had been hot lately. Denver's D-line doesn't offer much IDP intrigue with Wolfe down.

Broncos OLB Von Miller (knee) is inactive for today's game against the Chargers. The left knee injury snaps a 95-game active streak for Miller. ILB Alexander Johnson (knee) is active and in play for IDP usage. DL Shelby Harris (ankle) is also active but a low-level fantasy option.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Broncos OLB Von Miller is "considered 50/50" to play through his knee injury against the Chargers today, "though it's trending in the right direction." That obviously points to Miller likely playing, but he'll be a low-floor option for IDP lineups.

ESPN's Adam Schefter confirms that Broncos QB Drew Lock will make his 1st career start against the Chargers today. The 42nd overall pick of this spring's draft had an up-and-down career at Missouri, completing 57% of his passes and averaging 7.9 yards per attempt with 99 TDs vs. 39 INTs across 4 seasons. Lock boasts plenty of arm strength and is a plus athlete -- but accuracy and decision-making are the concerns. He's just a QB2 flier in Week 13 fantasy lineups. The Chargers DST remains a strong play today.

Broncos ILB Alexander Johnson (knee) and OLB Von Miller (knee) are questionable for Sunday's game against the Chargers. Both players missed the first 2 days of practice before putting in a limited Friday. We'll update the status for both on Sunday afternoon. The late start makes it difficult to wait for either player.

Broncos QB Drew Lock (thumb) is expected to be activated from the IR, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The rookie has taken the majority of the 1st-team reps in practice this week and seems to be in line to make his debut against the Chargers on Sunday. Lock struggled to a 60.8% completion rate and 5.0 yards per attempt this preseason. Pro Football Focus ranked him 35th in their preseason passing grades among 39 qualifying QBs. Lock is a bottom-barrel QB2 for Week 13. We'll see if he's an upgrade over QB Brandon Allen for Denver's pass-catchers.

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Broncos WR Tim Patrick (shoulder) is active for today’s game against the Bills. He played through the shoulder injury last week, so we’re not expecting it to be a problem today. He’s a WR4 or DFS flier after tallying 8 targets last week.

The Broncos expect WR Tim Patrick (shoulder) to play against the Bills today, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Patrick played 72% of the snaps last week and drew 8 targets in his 1st game since Week 1. He could be in for sneaky volume again today with Buffalo CB Tre'Davious White likely shadowing Courtland Sutton.

Broncos WR Tim Patrick (shoulder) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game against the Bills. He played through this injury last week and got in limited practices on Thursday and Friday, so we’re expecting him to suit up for this one. Patrick garnered 8 targets in his return last week. But at less than 100% and in a tough matchup, he's really just a cheap DFS flier.

NFL Network's Tom Pelissero hears that the Broncos are planning to "ride Phillip Lindsay harder" in today's game against the Vikings. Lindsay has been in a near-even timeshare with RB Royce Freeman, out-touching Freeman 143 to 120 through 9 weeks. More volume would obviously be good news for his fantasy stock -- although this remains a tough matchup today.

Broncos DE DeMarcus Walker (shoulder) is inactive for today's game against the Browns.

2:11pm EDT 11/1/19

The Broncos have placed QB Joe Flacco (neck) on IR, ending his 2019 season. It'll be Brandon Allen under center for the Broncos, presumably until rookie QB Drew Lock is ready to return from his thumb injury.

Broncos HC Vic Fangio announced Monday that QB Joe Flacco will miss Week 9 with a neck injury suffered in yesterday's loss to the Colts. Rookie QB Drew Lock still isn't ready to return from his thumb injury, so it'll be Brandon Allen under center for Denver. The 2016 6th-rounder has never taken a regular-season snap and averaged 6.2 yards per attempt with 0 TDs and 3 INTs this preseason. As poorly as Flacco has played, this is a downgrade for Denver's offense.

Update: Flacco has a herniated disc in his neck, according to insider Jeff Lewold. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport adds that Flacco is expected to miss "significant time." He's droppable in all fantasy leagues.

 
 
 

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