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Wes Welker | Wide Receiver

Team: Denver Broncos
Age / DOB:  (33) / 5/1/1981
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 185
College: Texas Tech
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Wes Welker caught two passes for 16 yards in Sunday's Week 15 win at San Diego.
Even with Julius Thomas (ankle) barely playing, Welker was a non-factor again. Owners that chased last week's six catches predictably got burned. Dec 14 - 8:10 PM

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Wes Welker (ankle) returned to Broncos practice Thursday.

Welker is fine. He's a WR5 for Week 15.
Dec 11 - 2:18 PM

Wes Welker caught six passes for 82 yards in Sunday's Week 14 win over the Bills.

The Broncos were extremely conservative on offense, taking very few deep shots and riding the running game. That allowed Welker to post his most productive game of the season. Don't go chasing this line against the Chargers in Week 15 as the Broncos figure to open up the offense -- the last time these two teams met Welker had 2-5-0 on two targets.
Dec 7 - 7:26 PM

Wes Welker caught one pass for 12 yards in Sunday night's Week 13 win over Kansas City.

He had only two targets. Welker managed to find the end-zone last week, but continues to be an afterthought even with Julius Thomas sidelined. Welker doesn't have more than 60 yards receiving in any game this season.
Dec 1 - 1:01 AM

Wes Welker caught 4-of-4 targets for 18 yards and a touchdown in the Broncos' Week 12 win over the Dolphins.

Welker's second score of the year was his first since Week 7. Even with Julius Thomas sidelined, Welker remained a small part of the Broncos' passing attack, and now has just 34 catches through nine games. He's barely on the WR4 radar in standard leagues.
Nov 23 - 8:20 PM

Wes Welker caught four passes for 28 yards in the Broncos' Week 11 loss to the Rams.

Welker was targeted six times, but continues to take big hits over the middle and be a fantasy non-factor. He'll likely see his role increase if Julius Thomas and/or Emmanuel Sanders miss time with their ankle and brain injuries, respectively. But Welker wouldn't be anything more than a WR4. We'd rather own a player with higher upside. Welker has yet to top 60 yards in a game this season.
Nov 16 - 5:42 PM

Wes Welker secured 4-of-5 targets for 24 yards in the Broncos' Week 10 win over the Raiders.

Welker has settled into a minimal role in Denver's offense behind heavy hitters Demaryius Thomas, Emmanuel Sanders, and Julius Thomas. He hasn't topped 60 yards in a game all year. Welker is just a low-ceiling WR5 in 12-team leagues. We'd rather roster a higher-upside running back stash.
Nov 9 - 7:36 PM

Wes Welker (back) is listed as probable for Week 10.

Welker practiced in full despite his back injury. With six teams on bye, he's a WR3/FLEX option in PPR formats. Welker is averaging just 4.3 targets over the last three weeks.
Nov 7 - 4:49 PM

Wes Welker (back) is practicing in full for Week 10.

Barring a setback, Welker should be good to go against the Raiders. Welker is settling in as a WR4 in fantasy leagues, though he still has WR3 upside in PPR formats.
Nov 6 - 5:42 PM

Wes Welker (back) is practicing Wednesday.

Welker is "day to day" with his back injury. Practicing this early in the week puts him on track to play in Sunday's game. Welker's status will be updated again on Thursday.
Nov 5 - 1:49 PM

On Monday, coach John Fox referred to Wes Welker (back) as "day to day."

The Broncos play the Raiders this week and could probably beat them by double-digits with Andre Caldwell and Cody Latimer at wideout. Look for Welker, in all likelihood, to miss this week's game and perhaps return in Week 11.
Nov 3 - 4:09 PM

Wes Welker (back) will be evaluated further Monday.

Welker got rocked in the back in the third quarter and didn't return to the blowout. It's possible he could have if the game were closer, but Welker is being phased out of the offense anyway. He has a total of nine catches in his last four outings.
Nov 3 - 8:12 AM

Wes Welker was forced from Denver's Week 9 game against the Patriots with a back injury.

In the act of committing a bobble that turned into a Peyton Manning "interception," Welker took a colossal shot to the back. He was initially deemed "probable" upon going down in the third quarter, but was ruled out in the fourth with the Broncos trying to fight back from a three-score deficit. It's quite possible Welker would have returned were the game closer. Welker was largely invisible before going down, securing just 3-of-7 targets for 31 score-less yards.
Nov 2 - 7:29 PM

Wes Welker caught 2-of-2 targets for five yards in Denver's Week 8 win over the Chargers.

Welker's biggest impact of the night came when he fell on Emmanuel Sanders' fourth-quarter fumble. Welker has now been limited to six grabs for 63 yards and a touchdown over his past three games. We know Peyton Manning likes to get his weapons going after slow stretches, but Welker is shaping up a distant fourth on the Broncos' targets totem pole. He's settling in as a low-upside WR3/4.
Oct 24 - 12:24 AM

Wes Welker had three catches for 50 yards and a touchdown in the Broncos' Week 7 win over the 49ers.

Welker had a 39-yard catch and run down the left sideline for Peyton Manning's record-tying 508th career touchdown. He was able to bounce back after being held to one catch last week, but has only four targets over the last two games. Welker will remain just a WR3 for Thursday night against the Chargers.
Oct 20 - 12:58 AM

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Skill Players
QB1Peyton Manning
2Brock Osweiler
RB1C.J. Anderson
2Juwan Thompson
3Ronnie Hillman
4Jeremy Stewart
GLB1C.J. Anderson
2Juwan Thompson
3RB1C.J. Anderson
2Juwan Thompson
WR11Demaryius Thomas
2Andre Caldwell
3Cody Latimer
WR21Emmanuel Sanders
2Wes Welker
WR31Wes Welker
TE1Julius Thomas
2Virgil Green
3Jacob Tamme
4Dominique Jones
K1Connor Barth
2Brandon McManus