Paxton Lynch Injury Updates

Broncos QB Paxton Lynch (ankle) isn’t listed on the final injury report and is expected to start Sunday’s finale against the Chiefs. Lynch bombed in his only other start this year against vs. Oakland and can’t be trusted in Week 17 fantasy lineups.

Broncos QB Paxton Lynch has a high-ankle sprain, according to insider Mike Klis. That tends to be a multi-week injury. It would have been tough for Denver to go back to Lynch after his debacle in Oakland yesterday, and this injury gives them an excuse to keep him glued to the bench for the rest of the season. Look for QB Trevor Siemian to start against the Dolphins this weekend.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that Broncos QB Paxton Lynch's ankle injury is not serious and that he's considered "day-to-day." It sounds like he has a shot to be available for Week 13. We'd be surprised if Denver went back to him, though, after Lynch laid an egg against a bad Raiders defense yesterday. QB Trevor Siemian played well in relief and should be considered the favorite to start against the Dolphins this weekend.

Broncos QB Paxton Lynch was knocked out with an ankle injury in the 3rd quarter of Sunday's game. He was abysmal before exiting, completing 9 of 14 passes for 41 yards, 0 TDs and 1 INT against a bad Raiders pass defense. QB Trevor Siemian will finish out this game. We'll see who Denver goes to in Week 13, but whoever it is will not be a fantasy option.

Broncos QB Paxton Lynch left Saturday night's game against the Packers with a right shoulder injury. HC Vance Joseph said afterward that it was merely a bruise, though. Lynch, of course, had already lost the starting job to Trevor Siemian. So this situation shouldn't impact the Broncos or fantasy. It might affect his availability for the 4th preseason game, though.

What was originally believed to be a Grade 3 shoulder separation for Broncos QB Trevor Siemian turned out to be a Grade 5 injury. When he went under the knife in January, his doctor discovered torn ligaments where the clavicle, scapula and AC joint connect. Siemian was slapped with a 4-6 month recovery timeline but still expects to be ready for the start of OTAs in May. He's slated to compete for the starting job with 2016 first-rounder Paxton Lynch. It's certainly worth noting that Siemian played through the serious shoulder injury for much of this past season after it occurred in Week 4.

The Broncos have hired Mike McCoy as their new OC. It's a homecoming after McCoy spent the 2009-2012 seasons in the same role. His QBs during that stretch ranged from Kyle Orton to Tim Tebow to Peyton Manning. McCoy was able to coax top-15 finishes in total yards and passing yards out of the Orton-led squads. With Tebow in 2011, Denver ranked 1st in rushing attempts and yards but 31st in passing and 23rd in total offense. McCoy's 2012 season with Manning produced a #4 finish in total yards and #2 in points. McCoy struggled as the Chargers' HC for the past 4 years, producing a 27-37 record (although injuries did him no favors). All 4 of those squads led by QB Philip Rivers ranked top 10 in passing yards. McCoy is widely regarded as 1 of the better offensive minds in the game, so this is a nice hire for Denver. He seems to lean toward a pass-heavy attack but has shown the willingness and ability to adjust his scheme. We'll see what he has in mind for this Broncos attack.

Broncos QB Trevor Siemian was held out of Wednesday's practice with a foot sprain he reportedly suffered in overtime on Monday night. He's dealing with swelling and is currently in a walking boot. HC Gary Kubiak labeled Siemian "day-to-day." If he can't play this weekend, rookie QB Paxton Lynch would make his 2nd start. Neither guy is more than a low-end QB2 vs. a solid Jacksonville pass D.

Broncos HC Gary Kubiak said on Monday that a healthy Trevor Siemian remains his team's starting QB. We wouldn't expect him to say anything else after Siemian's solid performance so far and Denver's 4-0 record. QB Paxton Lynch was impressive in relief of Siemian on Sunday, though. Denver could use Siemian's shoulder injury as a reason to get at least 1 more look at the rookie. We'll keep an eye on the situation throughout the week. Whoever is under center for the Broncos will have a plus matchup at home for the Falcons.

Pro Football Talk hears that Broncos QB Trevor Siemian could miss a game or 2 with his left shoulder injury. HC Gary Kubiak said after Sunday's win that Siemian could have re-entered. But Denver opted to stick with rookie Paxton Lynch, who completed 14 of 24 passes for 170 yards, 1 TD and 0 INTs. The rookie flashed a big arm and good mobility. He looks like a great fit in Kubiak's offense. It's certainly within the realm of possibility that Lynch takes this starting job and runs with it. He's worth adding in all 2-QB leagues and even deeper 1-QB setups.

The Broncos believe QB Trevor Siemian has a sprained AC joint in his left shoulder, according to USA Today's Tom Pelissero. Siemian is undergoing more tests to confirm that diagnosis. Considering the injury is to his non-throwing wing, it might be something Siemian can play through. But QB Paxton Lynch played well enough in Sunday's win over the Bucs that Denver won't feel like they need to rush Siemian back.

Broncos QB Trevor Siemian suffered a left (non-throwing) shoulder injury in the 2nd quarter of Sunday's game against the Bucs. He was carted back to the locker room to be examined and is officially questionable to return. QB Paxton Lynch has replaced Siemian.

Update: Denver plans on Lynch finishing out the game, but Siemian could return if needed, according to the CBS broadcast booth.

 
 
 

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