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Juwan Thompson managed six carries for 30 yards in Week 7 against the 49ers.

Thompson wasn't involved until late in the third quarter. He didn't play in red-zone or short-yardage situations over Ronnie Hillman. With Montee Ball not expected to return until at least Week 9, Thompson will remain the Broncos' No. 2 back for Thursday night's game against the Chargers.
Oct 20 - 1:49 AM

Julius Thomas secured four-of-six targets for 27 yards in the Broncos' Week 7 win over the 49ers.

It's the first time Thomas has been held out of the end-zone this season. His six targets were behind only Demaryius Thomas. All four of Peyton Manning's touchdowns went to receivers this week. Thomas will look to get back on track against the Chargers on Thursday night.
Oct 20 - 1:24 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

Emmanuel Sanders caught three passes for 41 yards and a touchdown in Sunday night's Week 7 win over the 49ers.

Sanders scored his first touchdown of the season on the Broncos' opening possession. He also had a second touchdown called back, and drew a pass interference call in the end-zone. Sanders was quiet for the rest of the game with just three targets. He'll be a higher-end WR2 in Week 8 against the Chargers.
Oct 20 - 12:48 AM

Demaryius Thomas had eight catches for 171 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday night's Week 7 win over the 49ers.

Thomas was on the receiving end of Peyton Manning's record-breaking touchdown. He was able to take advantage of being matched up with a less than fully healthy Tramaine Brock for most of the game. Thomas beat Perrish Cox deep down the field for his second score. After getting off to a slow start, Thomas has three straight games with at least 120 yards and a touchdown. He should be a top-three option against the Chargers in Week 8.
Oct 20 - 12:31 AM

Ronnie Hillman had 14 carries for 74 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday night's Week 7 win over the 49ers, adding 29 yards on four receptions.

Hillman had two third-quarter touchdowns, including a 37-yard score up the middle the of the field. He stayed in for all red-zone situations, with his second touchdown coming from one yard out. Juwan Thompson had just six carries behind Hillman and wasn't used until late in the game. Hillman has put together two straight strong performances and could remain part of the backfield when Montee Ball returns. He'll be an RB2 in Week 8 against the Chargers.
Oct 20 - 12:27 AM

Peyton Manning completed 22-of-26 passes for 318 yards and four touchdowns in Sunday night's 42-17 win over the 49ers.

Manning broke Brett Favre's career touchdown record with an eight-yard pass to Demaryius Thomas in the second quarter. He picked apart an injured 49ers secondary, finishing with just four incompletions. With the Broncos playing on a short turnaround next week, Manning was rested for Brock Osweiler in the fourth quarter. He's now up to 1,848 yards, 19 touchdowns, and three interceptions through six games. The Broncos take on the Chargers in Week 8.
Oct 19 - 11:56 PM

Juwan Thompson (knee) is active for Sunday night's Week 7 game against the 49ers.

Thompson has been dealing with a knee issue, but was fully expected to play after being listed as probable on the injury report. The Broncos inactives are RB Montee Ball, WR Cody Latimer, CB Tony Carter, OL Ben Garland, OT Michael Schofield, and DT Mitch Unrein.
Oct 19 - 7:19 PM

Broncos RB Juwan Thompson (knee) is probable for Sunday night's Week 7 game against the 49ers.

Thompson didn't have any setbacks with his knee injury. He had nine touches for 39 yards as Ronnie Hillman's backup last week. Thompson should remain the No. 2 back, with C.J. Anderson third in line for carries.
Oct 18 - 9:03 PM

The Denver Post's Mike Klis said Montee Ball's groin injury "will make it difficult for him to regain his featured-back role this year."

Ball did not play well to start the season, but was still the unquestioned lead back through the Broncos' first three games. If Ronnie Hillman continues to run well the next several weeks, Ball will likely return to more of a committee approach. That would severely limit Ball's value, making him nothing more than a touchdown-or-bust fantasy option. He is still a hold in most formats, but he is looking more and more like a fantasy bust. Ball is likely out until at least Week 9.
Source: Denver Post
Oct 18 - 11:13 AM

Broncos RB Juwan Thompson (knee) returned to practice on Thursday.

It's the same pattern the Broncos followed last week. Thompson will be good to go as Ronnie Hillman's backup against the 49ers.
Oct 16 - 1:39 PM

Juwan Thompson (knee) did not practice Wednesday.

Thompson was the No. 2 back behind Ronnie Hillman on Sunday, rushing for 38 yards on eight carries. He was held out last Wednesday with his knee issue. The Broncos are likely just giving him a maintenance day.
Oct 15 - 6:15 PM

Broncos placed WLB Danny Trevathan (fracture about kneecap) on injured reserve/designated to return.

LB Shaq Barrett has been promoted from the practice squad in a corresponding roster move. Trevathan will be eligible to resume practicing in six weeks, but can't return to game action until Week 15. Brandon Marshall is taking over weak-side duties for the Broncos.
Oct 14 - 5:31 PM

Broncos WLB Danny Trevathan has been diagnosed with a fracture above his left kneecap.

The Denver Post's Mike Klis reports Trevathan will miss 3-6 weeks, making him droppable in IDP leagues. Trevathan is an impact run defender when in the lineup. The Broncos will turn back to Brandon Marshall on the weak side.
Oct 13 - 3:27 PM

C.J. Anderson played on one snap in Sunday's win over the Jets.

Ronnie Hillman was the clear-cut feature back, playing 52-of-70 snaps. Juwan Thompson was the No. 2 with 17 snaps. Anderson is clearly in third right now, making him expendable in re-draft formats.
Oct 13 - 11:51 AM


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