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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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Free agent Wes Welker indicated Monday he doesn't necessarily want to re-sign with the Broncos.
Welker was deemphasized in Denver's offense following the offseason signing of Emmanuel Sanders. "I don't know," he said. "There's a lot of things I need to figure out." Welker turns 34 in May and has a lengthy history of brain injuries. It would be a mild surprise if he played football anywhere in 2015. Jan 12 - 2:42 PM

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The Boston Globe says friends of free agent Wes Welker want him to start thinking about retirement.

Welker will turn 34 in May and has a scary history with concussions. He also lost both volume and effectiveness this season, averaging just 3.5 catches for 33.1 yards and scoring two touchdowns in 14 regular season games.
Jan 12 - 9:25 AM

Wes Welker caught 1-of-2 targets for 20 yards in the Broncos' Divisional Round playoff loss to Indianapolis.

Welker wasn't targeted until there were three minutes left in the first half. He did draw a holding penalty to give Denver a new set of downs. Welker's lone reception came on Denver's second-to-last drive, gaining 20 over the middle. A bit part of the Broncos' 2014 offense, Welker is now headed for free agency. He will be 34 in May. We wouldn't be surprised if Welker called it a career.
Jan 11 - 8:27 PM

Wes Welker caught two passes for 42 yards in Sunday's Week 17 win over the Raiders.

Welker saw just two targets on a day Manning attempted 37 passes. It's a fitting end to the season for the artist formerly known as the slot machine, as he averaged just 4.5 targets per game in 14 outings. Welker, now 33, is a complementary player even when Julius Thomas is limited as he has been for the last month. The Broncos have earned the AFC's No. 2 seed and a first-round bye.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 09:28:00 PM

Wes Welker caught all four of his targets for 30 yards in the Broncos' Week 16 loss to the Bengals.

Welker is such a small part of the offense at this point, and has been fantasy irrelevant for weeks now. He's fifth in the pecking order for targets in an offense that has become more dependent on its running game of late. Welker and the Broncos finish up the regular season against the Raiders.
Tue, Dec 23, 2014 12:41:00 AM

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.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 08:10:00 PM

Wes Welker (ankle) returned to Broncos practice Thursday.

Welker is fine. He's a WR5 for Week 15.
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 02:18:00 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.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 07:26:00 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.
Mon, Dec 1, 2014 01:01:00 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.
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 08:20:00 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.
Sun, Nov 16, 2014 05:42:00 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.
Sun, Nov 9, 2014 07:36:00 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.
Fri, Nov 7, 2014 04:49:00 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.
Thu, Nov 6, 2014 05:42:00 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.
Wed, Nov 5, 2014 01:49:00 PM