Demaryius Thomas caught 4-of-8 targets for 63 yards in the Broncos' third preseason game.
Thomas looked to be in sync with Trevor Siemian and came down with a circus catch for 43 yards. Demaryius also had a 32-yard touchdown in the preseason opener, although it was delivered by Mark Sanchez. While he is still a viable WR2, Denver's quarterback woes keep Thomas out of our top-12 fantasy receivers.
After Delanie Walker left the Titans' third preseason game due to "not feeling right," coach Mike Mularkey assured that Walker is "fine."
Walker exited in the first quarter due to a "loss of breath," but apparently it was an innocuous scare. While Tajae Sharpe has been ripping up August, Walker has managed one preseason catch for nine yards. He remains a top-ten TE1.
Giants RB Andre Williams didn't touch the ball in Saturday's preseason game against the Jets.
Williams isn't known to be injured, and wasn't listed amongst the pre-game inactives. Rashad Jennings, Shane Vereen, Orleans Darkwa and Paul Perkins all got run. NJ.com recently opined that Williams had "all but won" No. 2 duties, but No. 2 backs don't sit out the third preseason game. It's an indication Williams isn't just on the roster bubble, but could already be a goner.
Giants RB Paul Perkins rushed four times for eight yards in Saturday's preseason game.
The fifth-round pick now has 14 preseason carries for 49 yards (3.5 YPC). Perkins' fifth-round pedigree means he's probably going to crack the 53-man roster, but he hasn't done much this summer to suggest he'll have a meaningful role on offense. It is worth noting that Andre Williams didn't touch the ball against the Jets, however.
Brandon Marshall was held out of the Jets' third preseason game due to a "sore hip."
Coach Todd Bowles said the decision to hold out Marshall was made on Friday. "I just need him ready for opening day and I think he'll be fine," said Bowles. Marshall has a history of hip problems, so this might be something to keep an eye on. Marshall will be 32 1/2 years old when the season starts.
Trevor Siemian completed 10-of-17 passes for 122 yards with one touchdown and one interception in Saturday’s preseason game.
It wasn’t a perfect outing for Siemian, but it was more than enough to keep him ahead of Paxton Lynch and Mark Sanchez in the Broncos’ quarterback competition. Denver got off to a bit of a sluggish start with three-and-outs on its first two drives but things started clicking for Siemian in the second quarter when he threw a one-yard touchdown to Virgil Green on a well-executed play-action pass. Siemian also connected with Demaryius Thomas on a gorgeous 42-yard strike down the right sideline. He did turn the ball over once but Cody Latimer made a minimal effort on a pass that was intercepted by Rams safety Cody Davis. Barring something completely unexpected, Siemian is going to be the Broncos’ signal caller for Week 1 against the Panthers.
Jets WR Jalin Marshall caught 3-of-4 targets for 30 yards in Saturday's third preseason game.
The Jets made Brandon Marshall a healthy scratch, seemingly for the purpose of giving Jalin a long look with the first-team offense. He found some space, but also made mistakes, fumbling and dropping his fourth target. He's part of a major jumble behind Marshall and Eric Decker, though his usage tonight suggests he's going to crack the 53-man roster.
Devontae Booker managed ten yards on six carries and caught a 17-yard pass in the Broncos' third preseason game.
Booker was sprinkled in lightly with Denver's first-team offense, running mainly with the twos after C.J. Anderson left the game. Booker's big play occurred on screen pass from Paxton Lynch for a gain of 17. Booker will likely open the season seeing light snaps, but he's worth stashing in most leagues. C.J. Anderson has not yet proven capable of handling a bellcow workload.