The NFL's deadline for franchised players to sign a long-term contract -- or wait until after the season to resume negotiations -- looms this Friday. That day might be more important for Broncos OLB Von Miller than other tagged players. “No, I’m not gonna play on the franchise tag. It just doesn’t make sense in any way,” Miller told ESPN on Monday. “I’ve never really played for money. It’s bigger than that for me. It’s a league-wide problem that I feel like I’m in a situation to help out with.” That sounds fairly serious -- more serious than the usual player simply (and understandably) trying to maximize his earning potential during a short career. It should worry IDP owners about Miller's 2016 outlook if he doesn't agree to a deal by Friday. The Broncos reportedly increased the guaranteed money recently in a contract offer worth more than $100 million total, so we'll see what happens this week.

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Broncos OLB Von Miller injured an ankle tendon near the end of practice Thursday and will require surgery. He'll miss the entire 2020 season, according to multiple reports. That leaves Denver without its top pass rusher. NFL Network's James Palmer adds that OLB Bradley Chubb "is going to continue to take some time to get to 100%" coming off last year's ACL tear. The Broncos don't look like a worrisome matchup for any of your offensive players in fantasy right now. And don't chase after the team defense.

Broncos OLB Von Miller (knee) is active for today's game against the Texans. It's an upside sack matchup for the pass rusher, though there's also still risk to Miller's injury situation. Fellow OLB Malik Reed (ankle) is inactive for the game.

Broncos OLB Von Miller is "trending in the right direction" but still no lock to return for today's game against the Texans, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. ESPN's Adam Schefter, meanwhile, reports that Denver expects Miller to play. Miller's knee injury cost him last week's game, the 1st he had missed since 2013. We'll update his status later this morning, when the inactives come out. But even an active Miller looks like a risky IDP bet this week.

Broncos OLB Von Miller (knee) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Texans. Miller put in limited practices all week. We'll check his status Sunday. Fellow OLB starter Malik Reed (ankle) is also questionable. He started the week not practicing but put in limited workouts Thursday and Friday.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Broncos OLB Von Miller is "considered 50/50" to play through his knee injury against the Chargers today, "though it's trending in the right direction." That obviously points to Miller likely playing, but he'll be a low-floor option for IDP lineups.

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