"I think it’s time for him to make a big jump, not just a little jump." That's what Broncos HC Gary Kubiak told the team website about 2nd-year WR Cody Latimer this week. The 2014 second-round pick plans to join Peyton Manning next week for his annual workouts at Duke University to work on timing and chemistry. Kubiak said he saw "a lot of flashes" in practice from Latimer in his rookie season -- which Kubiak spent as Baltimore's OC -- and that the young wideout has already displayed "a lot of skill." Latimer will be the #3 WR in Denver, likely lining up outside in 3-WR sets with Emmanuel Sanders moving to the slot. Kubiak's teams have historically not run a ton of multiple-WR sets, but he's probably now working with the most talented trio of wideouts that he's had at any point. A smart offensive coach isn't going to keep his biggest playmakers on the sideline just so that he can get as many TEs on the field as possible. That said, Latimer's role will cap his fantasy upside and certainly limit his week-to-week consistency. He'll make for an intriguing pick in the double-digit rounds of 2015 redraft leagues. Any earlier, though, and you'll likely be overpaying.

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Giants WR Cody Latimer (concussion) practiced all week and is set to return for Sunday’s game against the Redskins. We’ll see where he fits into this WR group behind Sterling Shepard and alongside Bennie Fowler and Darius Slayton. Shepard is the only Giants WR that should be in Week 4 fantasy lineups.

Giants WR Cody Latimer is done for the day after sustaining a concussion in the 2nd half of Sunday's game against the Bills. With WR Sterling Shepard inactive with his own concussion, the G-Men are down to WRs Bennie Fowler, Russell Shepard, T.J. Jones and Cody Core.

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Giants WR Cody Latimer (calf) is active for today’s game against the Bills. He’s the de facto #1 WR with Sterling Shepard (concussion) and Golden Tate (suspension) out but figures to be the 3rd option in the passing game behind TE Evan Engram and RB Saquon Barkley.

Broncos WR Cody Latimer left Saturday night's preseason game with a knee injury and didn't return. The Denver Post reports that he "remained upright and walking around on the sidelines." It doesn't sound too serious, but we'll keep an eye out for further updates. Latimer has a path to the #3 WR role if healthy, albeit in an offense with a shaky QB outlook.

Update: Latimer will have an MRI Sunday but told The Denver Post that he expects to be ready for Week 1. HC Gary Kubiak added that the team doesn't think it's "serious."

Broncos WR Cody Latimer told The Denver Post that he's feeling good physically heading into his 3rd season after taking good care of his body in the offseason. As for the mental side, the former 2nd-round pick also says he has gained confidence. “I was very hesitant,” he said of his first two NFL seasons. “Was worried about what everybody thought — was Peyton (Manning) going to be mad, was coach going to be mad. I was very nervous out there. Going out here now, especially in my third year, I’m confident in myself. I know what I can do. I just go out there and make plays.” That can certainly only help a player who has caught just 8 total passes over his 1st 2 seasons. Latimer will have to continue proving himself before fantasy football owners can expect any relevance. But WR Bennie Fowler will now miss at least a few weeks after suffering an elbow fracture, according to the Post, which should leave Latimer in the lead for the #3 role. That's not an exciting spot in an offense with Mark Sanchez and Trevor Siemian competing to start at QB. But Latimer's a no-risk shot at the end of your draft with plenty of physical ability.

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