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The Denver Broncos lead the NFL in sacks, taking down opposing quarterbacks 49 times through 15 games.
Denver is set to host San Diego in Week 17 and will look to repeat the dominant performance turned in by the Broncos D/ST when the two teams met in Week 13. In that meeting, San Diego managed just three points while turning the ball over three times and taking four sacks from the Denver defense. The Broncos D/ST will be a top-five Week 17 fantasy option for the rematch. Thu, Dec 31, 2015 10:49:00 PM

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The Denver defense has held its opposition under 30 rushing yards in consecutive weeks, and has allowed just 53.6 rushing yards over the last five weeks.

DeAngelo Williams became the latest running back to be shut down by Denver after he ran for 26 yards on 14 carries in Week 15. This week, Denver will host Cincinnati, who will be led by QB A.J. McCarron. Denver will likely keep a lid on the Bengals' running game, forcing McCarron to lead the Cincinnati offense. The Broncos D/ST is a top-five fantasy option in Week 16 against the inexperienced quarterback.
Thu, Dec 24, 2015 02:58:00 AM

Denver safeties T.J. Ward (ankle) and Omar Bolden (hamstring) have both been ruled out for Week 15.

Both players missed practice on Friday and coach Gary Kubiak ruled them out for Sunday's game at Pittsburgh. Ward also missed Weeks 13 and 14, and Denver was still able to put together solid outings in pass defense. Week 15 may be different however, as the Denver defense faces the Pittsburgh passing game that averages 284.8 yards each week. The Broncos D/ST is a back-end top-10 fantasy option this week in a tough matchup.
Source: Denver Post
Sat, Dec 19, 2015 03:51:00 AM

The Denver defense has forced six turnovers and allowed just 72.7 rushing yards per game over the last three weeks.

The Broncos D/ST started the season playing incredibly well but hit a lull in weeks 8-10 when they didn't force a single turnover. This group has started to rebound however, and allowed just three points and 272 total yards at San Diego in Week 13. The fantasy playoff schedule isn't the best for this group (vs OAK, @ PIT, vs CIN), but they are a useful fantasy option this week against the Raiders, who have turned the ball over five times in the last two weeks.
Thu, Dec 10, 2015 03:51:00 AM

The Denver Broncos will host the New England Patriots on Sunday night, with snow in the forecast at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

The Broncos will look to hand the Patriots their first loss of 2015, and will attempt to do so in frigid conditions with 15 degree temperatures and a 60 percent chance of snow in the forecast. The New England offense has slowed in recent weeks after losing Dion Lewis and Julian Edelman, and the conditions on Sunday night may push New England into a more run-based attack featuring hammer LeGarrette Blount. The quality Broncos D/ST is still a back-end top-10 fantasy option this week despite the matchup with Tom Brady and the Patriots.
Sat, Nov 28, 2015 02:43:00 AM

The Denver defense will be without OLB DeMarcus Ware (back) again this week when the team travels to Chicago to face the Bears.

Ware has not played since injuring his back in Week 9 and has been ruled out for Week 11. "We had hoped maybe at the end of this week that we'd start to do some field work and stuff. I don't know. It's a day at a time," coach Gary Kubiak said. The Denver defense has slumped a bit over the last two weeks but is still a top Week 11 fantasy option against Jay Cutler and the Bears, as the group leads the NFL in sacks and total yards allowed per game.
Source: Denver Post
Sat, Nov 21, 2015 03:10:00 AM

The Denver defense will be without CB Aqib Talib (suspension) in Week 10 when they face the Kansas City Chiefs.

The Denver defense is good enough to thrive against an offense like Kansas City's even without Talib, but it certainly doesn't help their cause this week. Despite a rough Week 9 performance and losing a cornerback, the Broncos D/ST will be a top Week 10 fantasy option when they square off with Alex Smith and the Chiefs on Sunday.
Fri, Nov 13, 2015 02:41:00 AM

The Denver Broncos travel to Indianapolis in Week 9 to face the Colts, who have 19 turnovers in eight games.

The 19 turnovers are the second-most among NFL teams and QB Andrew Luck has thrown two or more interceptions in five of his six starts this season. The Colts will also have a new OC this week in Rod Chudzinski, who took over for Pep Hamilton. A turnover-prone offense in flux will be a fine target for the Broncos D/ST this week and makes this unit the unrivaled Week 9 top-play in fantasy leagues.
Thu, Nov 5, 2015 06:40:00 AM

The Denver defense has focused on defending the "freelancing" capabilities of Aaron Rodgers in practice this week.

"Defensive backs said they worked the scramble drill for good portions of practice with backup quarterbacks Brock Osweiler and Trevor Siemian simulating the freelancing role of Rodgers," said the Denver Post. Rodgers provides a stiff test for the Denver D/ST, but this group has been a fantasy standout in 2015 and should be started with confidence against the Packers on Sunday.
Source: Denver Post
Sat, Oct 31, 2015 03:29:00 AM

The Denver defense leads the NFL in sacks and turnovers forced as they head into their Week 7 bye.

The Broncos D/ST has been a fantasy force this season and will be well rested before hosting the Green Bay Packers in Week 8. Fantasy owners would be wise to eat a roster spot and carry this group through the bye week.
Fri, Oct 23, 2015 04:06:00 AM

The Denver Broncos will look to slow down the surprisingly hot Cleveland offense in Week 6.

The Browns are eighth among NFL teams in total yards per game this season, and have averaged 431 yards over their last three games. The offensive output from Josh McCown and company has been impressive but has come against relatively soft defenses. Week 6 will present a far greater challenge in the Denver Broncos, who lead the NFL in yards allowed, sacks, and turnovers forced. The Broncos D/ST is a must-start Week 6 fantasy option.
Sat, Oct 17, 2015 01:21:00 AM

The Denver Broncos D/ST will look to stay hot this week as they travel to Oakland to face the upstart Raiders offense.

Oakland's offense has risen from dead-last in the NFL in total yardage in 2014 to the middle of the pack in 2015, but won't pose much of a threat to Denver's top ranked defense this week. The Denver D/ST is not only first in total yards and passing yards allowed, but is also first in sacks and second in forced turnovers in what has been a dominant start to the season. Fantasy owners will receive another fine performance from the Broncos D/ST on Sunday.
Sat, Oct 10, 2015 04:07:00 PM

The Denver defense has been a dominant force in 2015, nearing the top of the NFL in most defensive statistical categories.

While leading the NFL in yards allowed through three weeks, fantasy owners of the Denver D/ST unit are particularly interested in the 11 sacks (t-3rd) and 10 forced turnovers (2nd) from this group. Fantasy's top scoring D/ST will again be a strong play in Week 4 as they host the Minnesota Vikings in Denver.
Fri, Oct 2, 2015 01:39:00 AM

The Denver Broncos D/ST is the top scoring fantasy defense through two weeks of play.

The Denver defense is off to a fantastic start to the 2015 season, forcing seven turnovers and recording six sacks in just two games. The Broncos are also allowing just 243.5 yards of total offense per game after facing Baltimore and Kansas City to start the season. In Week 3, Denver travels to Detroit to face the Lions and dinged up quarterback Matthew Stafford. The Broncos D/ST will be a top-three play option this week in fantasy leagues as they look to continue their torrid start.
Sat, Sep 26, 2015 02:42:00 AM

The Denver Broncos D/ST allowed the fewest total yards among NFL defenses in Week 1, giving up just 173 yards to the Baltimore Ravens.

The Denver defense stepped up when needed on Sunday with Peyton Manning and the Broncos offense managing to muster up just four Brandon McManus field goals. Cornerback Aqib Talib came up with a clutch 51-yard interception return for a score late in the third quarter that put Denver ahead for good as they squeaked out a 19-13 victory. The Broncos D/ST will now be on short rest as they travel to Kansas City to face the Chiefs on Thursday night, but the Denver defense is a start-worthy group in fantasy leagues as they look for a repeat defensive performance.
Wed, Sep 16, 2015 10:51:00 PM

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