Player News - Broncos

Date: Team: Pos:

Demaryius Thomas caught 6-of-7 targets for 100 yards and a touchdown in the Broncos' Week 3 win over the Bengals.

Thomas lost a fumble and was having a slow fantasy day while seemingly taking a clear backseat to Emmanuel Sanders (13 targets) until Trevor Siemian found him streaking deep down the middle for a 55-yard fourth-quarter touchdown bomb. Thomas has now put together back-to-back games of 90-plus yards. He gets an even more favorable matchup with the Broncos face Tampa Bay's weak pass defense in Week 4.
Sep 25 - 4:23 PM

Emmanuel Sanders caught 9-of-13 targets for 117 yards and two touchdowns in the Broncos' Week 3 win over the Bengals.

This wasn't a great-looking spot for Sanders coming in on paper, but he was simply un-cover-able in this game, and got fed as the squeaky wheel after expressing "frustration" with his role in the first two weeks. Sanders' 13 targets bested Demaryius Thomas' 7, and the Broncos' theoretical No. 2 wideout was no match for Adam Jones and Dre Kirkpatrick. Sanders gets a more favorable Week 4 matchup at Tampa Bay, where he'll be an upside WR2/3 play.
Sep 25 - 4:20 PM

Devontae Booker rushed four times for eight yards and caught his lone target for 17 yards in the Broncos' Week 3 win over the Bengals.

He logged only the five touches after getting ten in Week 2. Booker isn't putting any heat on C.J. Anderson, but the rookie remains a hold in 12-team leagues as a potential league winner if something happened to Anderson.
Sep 25 - 4:18 PM

C.J. Anderson managed 37 yards on 14 carries and caught 1-of-4 targets for four yards in the Broncos' Week 3 win over the Bengals.

It was a disappointing effort in a game where Denver scored 29 points, but Anderson simply couldn't get any room to run and only lost five touches to Devontae Booker. Anderson remains entrenched as the lead back in a run-heavy Broncos offense, keeping him in the every-week RB1 fantasy realm. He draws another tough matchup when Denver visits Tampa Bay in Week 4.
Sep 25 - 4:16 PM

Trevor Siemian completed 23-of-35 passes for 312 yards and four touchdowns in the Broncos' Week 3 win over the Bengals.

He rushed three times for five yards. Siemian was unstoppable in this game, finding Emmanuel Sanders and Demaryius Thomas for long touchdown bombs and ultimately picking apart a normally stout Bengals defense at all levels of the field. Both Thomas and Sanders hit 100 receiving yards. The 3-0 Broncos will head to Tampa Bay for Week 4. Undefeated as a starter, Siemian has earned mid-range to low-end two-quarterback-league consideration in a plus matchup like the Bucs. At this point, we don't expect to see first-round pick Paxton Lynch anytime soon.
Sep 25 - 4:09 PM

Broncos declared TE Virgil Green, QB Austin Davis, OLB DeMarcus Ware, S Justin Simmons, CB Lorenzo Doss, and OLs Connor McGovern and Donald Stephenson inactive for Week 3 against the Bengals.

Green is week to week with a strained calf.
Sep 25 - 11:42 AM

Broncos TE Virgil Green (calf) is only expected to miss one week.

Green is going to sit out the trip to Cincinnati, but he should return next week against the Bucs. The Broncos will go with a committee in his place.
Sep 24 - 1:09 PM

Broncos coach Gary Kubiak said Trevor Siemian is still adjusting to the "speed of the game."

"He's made some poor decisions, athletic decisions," Kubiak said. "I know that sounds kind of crazy, but it's just learning that, 'Trevor, That guy can make that play. You're not in college anymore. You're not going to throw that ball through that guy.'" Siemian has three interceptions through two games, but Kubiak believes he is going to become more comfortable with the speed of the NFL each game. The young quarterback faces a tough test in Cincinnati this week.
Source: ESPN
Sep 24 - 12:21 PM

Virgil Green (calf) is out for Week 3 against the Bengals.

This was the expected outcome after Green sat out practice all week. Coach Gary Kubiak expects John Phillips to start in his place. Consider Green week to week.
Sep 23 - 2:13 PM

Virgil Green (calf) missed another practice on Friday and is not expected to play against the Bengals.

He didn't practice at all this week. Calf injuries tend to linger, so Green is potentially staring at a multi-week absence and can be dropped in 12-team leagues. Look for Jeff Heuerman and blocker John Phillips to share snaps at Cincinnati. Neither Heuerman nor Phillips is streamer worthy.
Sep 23 - 1:13 PM

Broncos coach Gary Kubiak said Virgil Green (calf) will likely be a game-time decision against the Bengals in Week 3.

He hasn't practiced yet this week and probably won't play unless he gets a limited session in on Friday. Green has earned PFF's highest grade among 95 qualifiers at tight end this season. John Phillips is his backup.
Sep 22 - 3:44 PM

Virgil Green (calf) remained sidelined Thursday.

Beat writer Mike Klis is pessimistic about Green's odds of suiting up against the Bengals. John Phillips will start if Green doesn't go.
Sep 22 - 2:21 PM

Broncos TE Jeff Heuerman is expected to make his NFL debut Week 3 against the Bengals.

Heuerman missed all of his rookie season with an ACL tear and opened this season inactive because of an ankle issue. He practiced in full Wednesday, however, and appears on track to play. With Virgil Green (calf) questionable, Heuerman might even start, but he is not worth streaming consideration.
Source: Denver Post
Sep 22 - 12:26 PM

Emmanuel Sanders said there is "some frustration" with his early-season role.

Sanders has just 88 yards and zero touchdowns through two weeks. "I can sit up here and make it all about me and Demaryius [Thomas], how we're used to having 100-yard games, we're used to scoring touchdowns and we're used to doing this. But we're sitting here 2-0," Sanders said. "I'm waiting for that big game, Demaryius is waiting for that big game -- we know it’s going to come." With Gary Kubiak taking full control of the offense, the Broncos have run more (60 attempts) than they have thrown (59) this season. Both Sanders and Thomas will have big games, but that kind of split will hurt their week-to-week consistency.
Source: ESPN
Sep 22 - 10:28 AM

Broncos OL Ty Sambrailo (elbow, ankle) returned to a full practice Wednesday.

Sambrailo has been inactive for the first two games, but it looks like he is on track to return this week. It could not come at a better time for the Broncos, who will be without RT Donald Stephenson for a couple weeks because of a calf injury. Sambrailo could take over a right tackle, or he might play right guard, where he worked throughout camp, with Michael Schofield switching outside. Either way, Sambrailo's return should give the Broncos options.
Sep 22 - 8:26 AM


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