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.
Broncos WR Courtland Sutton (ribs) isn't listed on the final Week 3 injury report. He was sidelined on Thursday but returned to practice on Friday. The rib issue isn't a real concern, but a tough matchup with the Packers leaves Sutton as just a WR4.
Broncos WR Courtland Sutton was held out of Thursday's practice with "sore ribs," according to the Denver Post's Mike Klis. Sutton wasn't listed on the injury report Wednesday, so it's a new issue. We'll see if he's able to get back out there on Friday, but Sutton isn't a strong Week 3 fantasy play anyway vs. a much-improved Packers defense.
Broncos WR Courtland Sutton (quad) isn't listed on the final Week 15 injury report. He missed some time with the quad injury last Sunday and was limited in practice early this week. But he put in a full workout on Thursday and should be ready for an every-down role against the Browns on Saturday. Despite last week's dud, Sutton remains in the WR3 mix.
Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders injured his left leg in Wednesday's practice. "Not putting any weight on his left leg. Not good," The Athletic's Nicki Jhabvala tweeted. We'll update Sanders' status when we learn more, but he obviously appears to be in danger of missing this weekend's game against the 49ers. His absence would leave Courtland Sutton as Denver's #1 WR, with DaeSean Hamilton and Tim Patrick behind him on the depth chart.
Update: ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the team believes Sanders tore his Achilles. That'd be a season-ending injury. We'll look for confirmation.
The Broncos have cut WR Carlos Henderson. That move shouldn't affect anyone's redraft roster for 2018, but it's noteworthy because Henderson arrived as a 3rd-round pick just last year. A thumb injury delayed the start to his rookie season, but Henderson let himself down with a poor offseason and camp. Denver, meanwhile, sports arguably 1 of the league's deepest WR groups after adding Courtland Sutton and DaeSean Hamilton in this year's draft. Dynasty owners who had been waiting on Henderson can go ahead and dump him.