Dolphins HC Adam Gase confirmed on Monday that QB Brock Osweiler will start Thursday night's game against the Texans. QB Ryan Tannehill remains without a timetable for return from his shoulder injury. Osweiler has been surprisingly solid over the past 2 weeks, completing 67% of his passes, averaging 8.3 yards per attempt and tossing 5 TDs vs. 2 INTs. Still, he's no better than a low-end QB2 for Week 8.
After listening to Broncos HC Vance Joseph's press conference on Tuesday, insider Mike Klis believes it'd be a "huge surprise" if QB Brock Osweiler isn't named the team's Week 9 starter. QB Trevor Siemian has been abysmal after a solid start to the season, tossing just 3 TDs vs. 8 INTs over his last 5 games. Osweiler, of course, was an utter disaster in Houston last year, so we can't consider him an upgrade. There's a good chance that we see QB Paxton Lynch, who's still recovering from a shoulder injury, at some point this season. The whole situation is a major concern for WRs Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders.
Broncos HC Gary Kubiak confirmed on Monday that QB Brock Osweiler's left (non-throwing) shoulder injury is not serious. "He's sore today, but all indications are he'll be OK," Kubiak said. We'll see whether QB Peyton Manning is healthy enough to force Denver to make a decision on its Week 16 starter. Osweiler collapsed in the 2nd half of Sunday's loss to the Steelers, completing just 7 of 22 passes for 82 yards.
Broncos QB Brock Osweiler will have an x-ray on the left (non-throwing) shoulder he injured late in the 2nd quarter of Sunday's loss to the Steelers. Osweiler was brilliant before the injury, tossing 3 TDs and running for another. But he completed just 7 of 22 passes for 82 yards in the 2nd half, as Denver blew a 14-point lead. Osweiler will likely be available for next week's game against the Bengals. We'll see if the Broncos stick with him or turn back to QB Peyton Manning.
Broncos QB Brock Osweiler went to the locker room in the 2nd
quarter of Sunday’s game vs. Pittsburgh with a left shoulder injury. He’s probable to return – excellent news for
fantasy owners, as the young passer is 14 of 18 for 214 yards and 4 total
UPDATE: Osweiler returned to the game in the 3rd quarter.