The Broncos have released K Brandon McManus. He missed 4 of his 13 FG attempts this season, including 2 from under 50 yards. Denver simply lost faith in him as their guy heading down the stretch. We'll see who the Broncos bring in to replace McManus, but he won't be a strong fantasy option. McManus attempted just 13 FGs in 11 games -- 30th league wide.
The Jaguars are signing former Broncos K Brandon McManus to a one-year deal. Jacksonville is also waiving K Riley Patterson. McManus finished 2022 well behind Patterson in FG conversion rate, hitting just 77.8% of his kicks (29th in the league) vs. Patterson's 85.7% (tied for 17th). But has been better than that overall (81.9% career) and averaged 5 FGs of 50+ yards across seven full year's as Denver's kicker. Landing in the ascending Jaguars offense makes McManus a top-10 option in our updated kicker rankings.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the Broncos are releasing K Brandon McManus. He spent the past nine years in Denver, converting 81.4% of his career FG attempts. McManus has been especially valuable from deep. He hit 23 FGs from 50+ yards away over just the past three seasons. McManus has also missed just 9 extra-point attempts for his career. He is coming off his third-worst FG rate (77.8%), which ranked 29th in the league. We'd still bet on the 32-year-old landing another opportunity. We'll see who Denver turns to at the position.
Broncos K Brandon McManus (quad) isn’t listed on the final injury report for Sunday’s game vs. the Chiefs. He put in a full practice on Friday, so the quad shouldn’t be an issue.
Broncos K Brandon McManus (quad) did not practice on Wednesday. We'll see if he's able to play vs. the Chiefs this weekend, but we'd look elsewhere for your Week 14 fantasy kicker.
Broncos K Brandon McManus has been activated from the COVID list. He'll be available for Saturday's finale vs. the Chiefs.
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