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Cody Latimer | Wide Receiver

Team: Denver Broncos
Age / DOB:  (22) / 10/10/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 215
College: Indiana
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Broncos declared WR Cody Latimer, RB C.J. Anderson, S David Bruton, LB Lerentee McCray, OG Ben Garland, OT Michael Schofield, and DT Mitch Unrein inactive for Week 5 against the Cardinals.
Second-round pick Latimer has been inactive for each of Denver's first four games. Ronnie Hillman gets the nod over Anderson behind Montee Ball. Oct 5 - 2:34 PM

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Cody Latimer is a healthy scratch for Sunday's Week 3 game at Seattle.

Latimer played zero snaps in Week 1 and was a healthy scratch in Week 2. Now that Wes Welker is off suspension, he's even further off the radar and can be dropped in all re-draft formats. The rest of the Broncos inactives: Tony Carter, Lerentee McCray, Danny Trevathan, Michael Schofield and Mitch Unrein.
Sep 21 - 3:21 PM

Broncos declared WR Cody Latimer, S David Bruton, CB Tony Carter, LB Danny Trevathan, OL Ben Garland, and OL Michael Schofield inactive for Week 2 against the Chiefs.

Latimer is a healthy scratch even with Wes Welker still suspended, suggesting the rookie is far behind Andre Caldwell. Trevathan has a knee injury. Special teamer Bruton has a bum shoulder.
Sep 14 - 3:05 PM

Cody Latimer played zero snaps against the Colts in Week 1.

The Broncos compensated for Wes Welker's absence by kicking Emmanuel Sanders into the slot and using Andre Caldwell (42-of-77 snaps) as an outside receiver when they went three-wide. The Denver Post has reported that Latimer is coming along nicely, but he's not quite up to speed in the no-huddle offense. The second-round rookie is only a deep stash now, especially with Welker having a chance to get his suspension reduced.
Sep 9 - 7:37 AM

Cody Latimer was held without a catch in Week 1 against the Colts.

Latimer didn't see the field, with Andre Caldwell getting all of Wes Welker's snaps. The Broncos used Montee Ball and Julius Thomas in five-wide sets over him. Latimer remains an intriguing WR5/6 stash, but is going to need time to develop.
Sep 8 - 1:58 AM

ESPN's Jeff Legwold says Emmanuel Sanders and rookie Cody Latimer will be the two players charged with filling Wes Welker's shoes.

In the video linked below, Legwold makes no mention of Andre Caldwell. It's somewhat surprising as Caldwell ran as the No. 4 receiver all preseason, clearly ahead of No. 5 Latimer. What's not surprising is the Broncos' plan to move versatile Sanders into the slot, an annually massive role in a Peyton Manning offense. Also not surprising is the emphasis on Latimer, as he's bigger, better, and more talented than Caldwell. "Those are your two primary players as the Broncos replace Welker's production in the offense," says Legwold.
Source: ESPN.com
Sep 4 - 8:19 AM

Cody Latimer was reportedly "poised for premium snaps even before Tuesday's (Wes) Welker announcement."

Welker has been suspended for the first four games of the season. Latimer already had a role in red-zone packages, and also has the massive physical edge on Andre Caldwell. We're expecting Emmanuel Sanders to kick into the slot and Caldwell to start outside in the Broncos' three-wide base, but there will be a rotation there and Jacob Tamme will also get some slot looks so Sanders can stay outside. It would take a leap of faith to use Latimer in Week 1 due to usage concerns, but he's a must-hold while we see how the situation shakes out.
Source: ESPN.com
Sep 3 - 8:44 AM

Cody Latimer is expected to be used in some of the Broncos' red-zone packages.

Even if Wes Welker (concussion) suits up Week 1, it sounds like the Broncos have a role for Latimer. At 6'2/215 with exceptionally strong hands and a penchant for winning 50/50 balls, he's a logical candidate to do some Eric Decker things near the goal-line. It's still unclear if Latimer is ahead of Andre Caldwell on the depth chart in base packages -- the veteran ran ahead of the second-round rookie in the third preseason game.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 27 - 12:22 PM

Second-round rookie Cody Latimer played behind veteran Andre Caldwell in Saturday's preseason game against the Texans.

Latimer exclusively played with the second- and third-stringers while Caldwell got some first-team work. The rookie finished with one catch for 17 yards and had a bad drop. This will be a situation worth monitoring closely as Wes Welker took yet another shot to the head Saturday night, which could force Emmanuel Sanders into the slot. Latimer would give the Broncos far more upside on the outside than Caldwell, but John Fox's penchant for burying rookies is concerning.
Aug 24 - 12:07 AM

Broncos second-round pick Cody Latimer caught a 33-yard touchdown pass in Sunday's second preseason game against the 49ers.

Running with the Broncos' twos, Latimer went up and over 49ers rookie CB Dontae Johnson for his 33-yard score in the third quarter, delivered by Brock Osweiler. It was the first reception of Latimer's pro career; he finished Denver's exhibition opener catch-less on one target. Latimer is worth a late pick in best-ball and deeper re-draft leagues, but needs one of Denver's top three receivers to miss time in order to become useful in fantasy.
Aug 17 - 7:13 PM

Broncos second-round WR Cody Latimer "had an excellent first week of practice."

Demaryius Thomas missed the first four days to handle a personal matter, allowing Latimer to get first-team reps. He "made the best play of camp" on a deep post from Brock Osweiler and has shown no ill-effects from the foot injury that limited him at OTAs. Latimer should open as Denver's No. 4 wideout, but will have top-25 fantasy upside if any of the Broncos' top three go down.
Aug 2 - 9:14 PM

Second-round rookie WR Cody Latimer is a full participant at Broncos camp.

A foot injury limited Latimer this spring, but the 56th pick in May's draft is shining early in camp. He beat first-round CB Bradley Roby for a long TD from Brock Osweiler in Thursday's practice and has "showed no issues" with the foot. In addition to his impressive size-speed combination, the Denver Post reports the Broncos considered Latimer "the best blocking receiver in the draft."
Source: Denver Post
Jul 24 - 8:38 PM

Broncos second-round pick Cody Latimer (foot) was limited during OTAs, but "did offer glimpses of how adept he is at winning the ball in contested situations."

ESPN reporter Jeff Legwold also confirms Latimer "is on track to be ready for the regular season opener." Latimer stands 6-foot-3, 215 and ran in the 4.3s at his Pro Day. It was Sigmund Bloom who suggested Latimer could be this year's Keenan Allen. He just needs to catch one break higher on the depth chart.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 16 - 10:30 PM

Broncos signed No. 56 overall pick WR Cody Latimer to a four-year contract.

The Broncos are limiting Latimer's offseason reps as he recovers from a January 19 foot operation. Currently fourth or fifth on the depth chart, Latimer is a West Coast-style possession receiver with velcro hands and a plus catch radius (32 5/8-inch arms). He doesn't turn 22 until October. Latimer will come into immediate re-draft relevance if any of Demaryius Thomas, Wes Welker or Emmanuel Sanders goes down with injury.
Jun 2 - 4:38 PM

As expected, the Broncos are limiting second-round pick Cody Latimer's OTA reps as he recovers from January 19 left-foot surgery.

The Broncos have no incentive to rush Latimer into team drills with Demaryius Thomas, Wes Welker, and Emmanuel Sanders entrenched as their base three-receiver set. Latimer did catch a touchdown pass in goal-line work during Monday's OTA session. If Welker or Sanders suffers an injury this year, Latimer could appear on the re-draft radar. For now, he's more of a Dynasty league asset.
Source: Denver Post
Jun 2 - 3:24 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Peyton Manning
2Brock Osweiler
RB1Ronnie Hillman
2Juwan Thompson
3C.J. Anderson
4Montee Ball
5Kapri Bibbs
GLB1Ronnie Hillman
2Juwan Thompson
3RB1Ronnie Hillman
2Juwan Thompson
WR11Demaryius Thomas
2Andre Caldwell
3Cody Latimer
WR21Emmanuel Sanders
2Wes Welker
3Isaiah Burse
WR31Wes Welker
TE1Julius Thomas
2Jacob Tamme
3Virgil Green
K1Brandon McManus