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Emmanuel Sanders caught 11 passes for 149 yards in Sunday's Week 3 loss at Seattle.

Wes Welker returned from suspension, but Sanders still racked up 15 targets as the featured player in this offense. He repeatedly got open against the vaunted Legion of Boom, separating in man coverage and finding holes in zones. Sanders' target count is bound to take a hit as Demaryius Thomas picks it up and Welker gets more involved, but the ex-Steeler is here to stay as a WR2. He's earned the trust of Peyton Manning.
Sep 21 - 8:10 PM

Virgil Green left Sunday's Week 3 game against the Seahawks with a concussion.

Green's absence means more 3-wide snaps than the Broncos wanted to run. It's good news for owners that gambled on Wes Welker.
Sep 21 - 5:35 PM

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

ESPN's Chris Mortensen said he expects Wes Welker to be a third-down or role player in Sunday's Week 3 game at Seattle.

It's Welker's first game off suspension and first game since suffering his latest concussion. The Broncos project to stick with the two-tight end sets they've been featuring a lot of so far, only bringing Welker in on pass downs for now. He'll eventually get on the WR2/3 map, but this is not the week to use the slot machine. He already had a terrible matchup playing at CenturyLink Field.
Sep 21 - 10:10 AM

Broncos WLB Danny Trevathan practiced on Friday for the first time since fracturing his left leg on August 12.

Trevathan is unlikely to play against the Seahawks despite a questionable tag, but looks on pace to return after the Broncos' Week 4 bye. The leading tackler for the Broncos in 2013, Trevathan's return will be a boost to an already stacked defense.
Source: Denver Post
Sep 20 - 10:08 AM

Wes Welker, Cowboys CB Orlando Scandrick, and Rams WR Stedman Bailey are all allowed to return to their teams immediately and play Week 3 after the NFL and NFLPA agreed to a new drug policy Wednesday.

All three players can return to their respective teams' facilities Wednesday morning and begin practicing with their clubs. Welker has already been cleared of his preseason concussion and should be back in the lineup Sunday against the Seahawks. The Broncos will have to see where Welker is at physically after he hasn't practiced with the teams for a few weeks, but we'd expect him to be out there at least in a limited role. He'll eventually be on the WR2/3 map.
Sep 17 - 10:53 AM

Ronnie Hillman was active for Sunday's Week 2 win over the Chiefs, but got zero touches.

C.J. Anderson was Montee Ball's backup for the second straight week, rushing five times for 31 yards. There will continue to be week-to-week competition here to see who will be the No. 2 back. Hillman held the job through training camp.
Source: Denver Post
Sep 15 - 11:05 AM

Julius Thomas caught four passes for 39 yards and one touchdown in Denver's Week 2 win over Kansas City.

Thomas looked to be well on his way to another monster day after he reeled in a four-yard touchdown on a perfect throw from Peyton Manning to end the Broncos' first possession. But Julius was targeted just five times and lost a red-zone look to Jacob Tamme for a four-yard touchdown in the second quarter. Thomas now has four scores through two games and remains a locked-in top three tight end. The Broncos go to Seattle in Week 3.
Sep 14 - 9:07 PM

Demaryius Thomas caught five passes for 62 yards and one touchdown in the Broncos' Week 2 win over the Chiefs.

Just what Demaryius owners wanted after he managed only 48 yards and no scores in Week 1. Thomas was targeted seven times. His 12-yard touchdown grab was one of the better plays of the week, a one-handed catch behind Chris Owens in the left side of the end zone. Thomas battled a bit of a foot issue in pre-game warmups and missed a couple snaps, but it wasn't a real problem. Thomas and the Broncos head to Seattle in Week 3.
Sep 14 - 8:51 PM

Emmanuel Sanders caught eight passes for 108 yards in the Broncos' Week 2 win over the Chiefs.

Sanders saw a team-high nine targets on the afternoon, and roasted the Chiefs for a long gain of 48 yards. Aside from that big play, he was mostly a chain mover. Sanders' upside is limited a bit by being allergic to the end zone, but he's been getting peppered with targets in Wes Welker's absence. Even when Welker returns, Sanders will be a high-upside WR2/3 as an every-down player. Drop him down a few pegs for Denver's Week 3 tilt in Seattle.
Sep 14 - 8:34 PM

Montee Ball rushed for 60 yards on 12 carries in the Broncos' Week 2 win over the Chiefs.

Ball caught all three of his pass-game targets for an additional 29 yards. There was plenty of running room against a Chiefs defense that lost LE Mike DeVito, ILB Derrick Johnson, and SS Eric Berry. Unfortunately for Ball owners, the Broncos opted for two four-yard pass touchdowns instead of giving Ball the rock near the goal line. Ball will be more of a high-end RB2 next week in Seattle.
Sep 14 - 8:12 PM

Peyton Manning completed 21-of-26 passes for 242 yards and three touchdowns in the Broncos' 24-17, Week 2 win over the Chiefs.

Manning and the Broncos did all of their damage in the first half, jumping out to a 21-10 lead at the break. Peyton led the offense right down the field on the opening drive before finding Julius Thomas for a four-yard touchdown. It was a perfect throw and even better catch on Thomas' part. Manning found Jacob Tamme and Demaryius Thomas for his other two scores. We'll see if the Broncos can get revenge on the Seahawks next week when Denver travels to Seattle. Manning is obviously a locked-in QB1, but it's a tough matchup.
Sep 14 - 7:36 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

Wes Welker will not play in Sunday's game against the Chiefs.

The NFL has yet to reach an agreement with the NFLPA on a new drug policy. Suspended players like Welker and Orlando Scandrick will remain suspended this week. Welker should be reinstated in time for Week 3.
Sep 13 - 4:27 PM

The NFLPA confirmed the union has yet to reach an agreement with the NFL on a new drug policy, but hopes to have a deal finalized "very soon."

"The Board of Player Representatives gave the NFLPA authority to complete new drug policies with the League consistent with detailed term sheets the players reviewed," the NFLPA said in a press release. "We hope to have final agreements, including effective date for players with adjusted discipline, very soon." Even if a deal gets done on Saturday, it is very unlikely reinstated players would suit up this weekend. The good news is it appears Wes Welker will be ready to rock Week 3.
Source: NFLPA
Sep 13 - 9:18 AM


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