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Basic StatsCourtland Sutton's Basic Stats

Courtland Sutton
ADP: 10.4
Bye: 14
Experience: 6
Age: 28.6
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 216
40 Time: 4.54
Speed Score: 105.40

SPARQx (Rank): 118.00 (86%)
Burst Score (Rank): 122.40 (55%)
Agility Score (Rank): 10.68 (97%)
Catch Radius (Rank): 10.27 (91%)

Injury PredictorCourtland Sutton's Injury Guide

High Risk

Chance of Injury in 2024

70.4%

% chance misses at least 2 quarters

Chance of Injury per Game

6.9%

1- 17√1-% Inj/Season

Projected Games Missed 2024

2.20

Durability

2.90

Ability to produce despire relatively minor injuries. 5 being most durable

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Injury History

Date League Injury Details
Sep 20, 2014 Non-NFL Back Lower Lumbar Strain Grade 2 Sutton received a medical redshirt in 2014 due to a lower-back injury.
Sep 10, 2020 NFL Shoulder A/C Joint Sprain Sutton missed the Week 1 game with a sprained AC joint in his shoulder sustained during practice ahead of the game against Tennessee
Sep 20, 2020 NFL Knee ACL Tear Grade 3 Sutton suffered a torn ACL during Week 2's loss to the Steelers and will miss the rest of the 2020 season
Sep 20, 2020 NFL Knee MCL Tear Grade 3 Sutton suffered a torn MCL during Sunday's loss to the Steelers and will miss the rest of the 2020 season
Oct 8, 2021 NFL Pedal Ankle Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Sutton suffered a sprained ankle during practice ahead of Week 5 game. He didn't miss any game
Dec 4, 2022 NFL Thigh Hamstring Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Sutton departed in the 2nd quarter of Week 13. He sat out 2 games.
Dec 24, 2023 NFL Head Cranial Concussion Grade 1 Sutton sustained a concussion early in Week 16 vs. the Patriots.

Basic StatsCourtland Sutton's Preseason Player Analysis

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Bottom Line

Despite posting a career-high 10 TDs last year, Sutton scored as just a lower-end WR3 across fantasy formats.

Jerry Jeudy’s departure could mean a slight bump in targets this season. But in a run-leaning offense piloted by rookie QB Bo Nix, Sutton does not have an exciting fantasy ceiling.

What We Learned Last Year

  • Sutton tallied 59 catches, 772 yards, and 10 TDs in 16 games last year.
  • He finished 37th among WRs in PPR points per game, 35th in half-PPR, and 31st in non-PPR.
  • Sutton’s ranks among WRs:
    • 41st in catches
    • 37th in yards
    • 4th in TDs
  • He found the end zone in 10 of his 16 games.
  • His 16.9% TD rate led all 61 WRs with 40+ catches last year.
  • Sutton benefitted from strong usage near and in the end zone. He ranked:
    • 17th among WRs in red-zone targets
    • 6th in end-zone targets
  • His 7.0 expected receiving TDs ranked 17th at his position.
  • Sutton led the Broncos last year with 90 targets. But that ranked just 43rd among all WRs.
  • He drew 20.2% of the team’s targets in his 16 games played – 37th at his position.
  • Sutton was hurt by a slow-paced, run-leaning offense. The Broncos ranked:
    • 29th in plays
    • 24th in pass rate
    • 27th in pass attempts
  • Sutton’s 1.66 yards per route run ranked 39th among 80 qualifying WRs. He ranked 34th with a 75.2 Pro Football Focus receiving grade.
    • Those were his best marks since 2020 and 2019, respectively.

What to Expect in 2024

  • The Broncos traded WR Jerry Jeudy to the Browns this offseason. He’s ranked second on the team in targets each of the past two seasons, with shares of 17.5% and 17.0%.
  • Denver returns WRs Marvin Mims, Tim Patrick, Brandon Johnson, and Lil’Jordan Humphrey and added WRs Troy Franklin and Josh Reynolds.
  • It’s an underwhelming group, making Sutton the clear favorite to lead the team in targets again this season.
  • He’s never been a target hog, though. Sutton’s 124 targets back in 2019 still stand as his career-high. His targets per game the last three years:
    • 2021 - 5.8
    • 2022 - 7.3
    • 2023 - 5.6
  • Despite the strong red-zone and end-zone usage last year, Sutton is still unlikely to match last year’s 16.9% TD rate. He scored on just 5.9% of his catches over his first five NFL seasons. (League-wide WR TD rate is around 7.3%.)
  • With the same coaching staff led by Sean Payton and rookie QB Bo Nix likely at the helm, the Broncos project to be a run-leaning offense again in 2024.
  • Nix is coming off two strong seasons at Oregon. But he struggled at Auburn prior to that and was generally viewed as a second-round prospect.
  • Nix is unlikely to be a significant upgrade – and might be a downgrade – on Russell Wilson, who ranked a respectable 19th in Pro Football Focus passing grade last year.

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9:15pm EST 1/3/24

Courtland Sutton limited Wednesday

Broncos WR Courtland Sutton (concussion) got in a limited practice on Wednesday. He has a good chance to be cleared for this weekend's game vs. the Raiders, but we'll keep you updated on Sutton's progress through the protocol.

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Broncos WR Courtland Sutton (concussion) is out for Sunday's game vs. the Chargers. WRs Jerry Jeudy (illness) and Marvin Mims (hamstring) are listed as questionable. Jeudy didn't practice on Friday but should be fine by Sunday. Mims' availability looks much shakier after being added to the injury report on Thursday and then missing practice on Friday. We'll look for updates on those guys on Sunday morning.

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Broncos WR Courtland Sutton (concussion) did not practice on Wednesday. He's unlikely to be cleared in time to play vs. the Chargers this weekend, but we'll keep you updated on his progress through the protocol.

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Broncos WR Courtland Sutton sustained a concussion in the first quarter of Sunday night's game vs. the Patriots. He'll finish this one without a catch. This is the first documented concussion for Sutton. We'll track his progress through the protocol this coming week.

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