Owen Daniels and Virgil Green appear locked in on the top two spots, and depending on the frequency at which the Broncos use certain personnel groups, could both end up with play counts that reflect being starters. It was appropriate that their contracts were finalized within 24 hours of each other in free agency, because the two are best viewed as a collective as the Broncos work to build a deep tight end complement after Julius Thomas left for the Jaguars and Jacob Tamme joined the Falcons in free agency.
If both Daniels and Green play starter's snaps, then it's not going to leave much playing time for Cody Latimer as the team's WR3. Marlon Brown (40%) and Kamar Aiken (26%) didn't play enough to be fantasy relevant under Kubiak last year. However, things could change if Latimer makes a leap in training camp.
Daniels and Green appear locked in on the top two spots, and depending on the frequency at which the Broncos use certain personnel groups, could both end up with play counts that reflect being starters.
Julius Thomas, who scored 24 touchdowns the last two years, left for Jacksonville. We rank Daniels 16th on our TE list, but project him for only about 5 TDs this season. While Daniels has the experience in Gary Kubiak's offense, and Green the experience with QB Peyton Manning the last four years, the story points out the job description for the tight ends is a bit different than it was the last three seasons - there'll be a bit more blocking involved. Daniels ADP is the 12th round, however. Compared to those around him, that's about three rounds earlier than Kyle Rudolph and Tyler Eifert who are ranked ahead of Daniels on our list.
Friday, November 28, 2014, 6:04pm
Broncos TE Virgil Green (calf, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 13.
Sunday, November 2, 2014, 3:00pm
Thursday, October 30, 2014, 6:15pm
Broncos TE Virgil Green (calf) was added to the injury report Thursday after taking limited practice reps.
Friday, October 3, 2014, 6:19pm
Broncos TE Virgil Green (concussion, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 5.
Thursday, October 2, 2014, 6:31pm
Broncos TE Virgil Green (concussion) took full practice reps again Thursday.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 6:31pm
Broncos TE Virgil Green (concussion) practiced fully Wednesday.
Saturday, September 20, 2014, 9:50am
Montee Ball is doing all right, given that he missed two weeks of training camp and this offensive line combination has played just two full games together.
He hit the holes well Sunday, much better than he did against Indianapolis, and did well reading the flow of the play and his blocks. If he has more games like Week 2's -- when he averaged 8.9 yards every time he touched the football -- he'll be fine.
He spoke Thursday of needing to make sure he gains three or four yards on first down. One problem in recent weeks was how many times he was met in the backfield and had to struggle just to minimize the damage; with better play up front, and perhaps more use of Virgil Green as an H-back or fullback, this might go better Sunday.
It's a tough matchup this week against the Seahawks, but the missed time in training camp seems to be contributing to the slow start this season. Owners should probably still with Ball as his potential is still very high.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 11:45pm
Broncos TE Virgil Green, who is listed as a second-teamer behind Julius Thomas, could be the most versatile of the bunch; he's an above-average blocker who's still getting better, is more effective making catches and, as seen in the postseason last year, can line up in the backfield.
Friday, December 27, 2013, 6:31pm
Thursday, December 26, 2013, 6:21pm
Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 6:44pm
Broncos TE Julius Thomas (knee) did not practice Wednesday. Thomas's status is up in the air. Joel Dreessen is dealing with a knee injury, so if neither player can play on Sunday night, we might see quite a bit of Virgil Green and/or Jacob Tamme.
Friday, October 18, 2013, 7:10pm
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