Broncos TE Jeff Heuerman is sidelined with a hamstring injury and is "unlikely" to play in Saturday's preseason game against the Rams, according to the Denver Post's Cameron Wolfe. Heuerman missed all of 2015 with a torn ACL and has been dealing with hamstring trouble all offseason. HC Gary Kubiak said he's still "a few days" from getting back on the field. Meanwhile, Virgil Green continues to look more and more locked in as Denver's starting TE. He's a recommended late-round target.
The Broncos have high expectations for TE Jeff Heuerman, who missed his entire 2015 rookie season with a torn ACL. "We're counting on (Heuerman) big time," HC Gary Kubiak said. "We feel like Jeff can be a total tight end. He's not just a receiver. We think he has the ability to do both (catch and block). He's a very confident young man and he comes from a winning program. It's a big offseason for him and he's worked really hard." GM John Elway added, "We expect (Heuerman) to step in and be a force." With Owen Daniels and Vernon Davis gone, Denver's TE depth chart is wide open. The team has never seemed to view Virgil Green as a major pass-catching option, so Heuerman looks like the favorite for that role. He's worth monitoring this summer as a potential late-round flier in fantasy drafts.
Broncos TE Jeff Heuerman tore his left ACL in practice Saturday and is expected to miss the 2015 season, according to the team website. It's not a huge loss for Denver, which still sports Owen Daniels and Virgil Green atop the depth chart. The injury should leave more snaps, however, for the other two. Daniels is the safer pick because of his veteran status and history with HC Gary Kubiak, but Green is the upside play and the better draft value at an ADP likely to stay in the late rounds. Pick Green up now as your 3rd TE in MFL10 drafts.
The Broncos selected TE Jeff Heuerman in the 3rd round. He didn't put up noteworthy numbers at Ohio St., but scouts believe he can develop into a more productive pass-catcher at the next level. Heuerman is a 6'5, 254-pounder who can stretch the seam and high point the football. Denver is an intriguing landing spot with HC Gary Kubiak, who loves getting his TEs involved in the passing game. Of course, the Broncos already have Owen Daniels and Virgil Green.