Broncos Fantasy News

Saturday, November 22, 2014, 8:07pm

USA Today - [Full Article]

The Denver Broncos have shuffled their thin backfield on the eve of their showdown with the Miami Dolphins. They promoted Jeremy Stewart from their practice squad and waived rookie Kapri Bibbs.

Stewart gives the Broncos' backfield more experience with Ronnie Hillman (foot) and Montee Ball (groin) sidelined.

Fantasy Impact:

Stewart is a third-year pro from Cal who appeared in 17 games during his first two NFL seasons in Oakland. The Broncos signed him to their practice squad Oct. 8. Stewart has one career TD run on 27 carries for 103 yards and 10 catches for 68 yards. He also plays special teams and owns a 17.3-yard average on eight kickoff returns. He'll likely be behind starter C.J. Anderson and Juwan Thompson. It's possibly Hillman returns for Week 13.

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Friday, November 21, 2014, 6:26pm

Chargers QB Philip Rivers (chest, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 12. Antonio Gates made some headlines when he said that Rivers is playing through a “very severe rib injury.” Rivers should be fine for a pretty good matchup with the Rams, though Peyton Manning had trouble against St. Louis last week, and Rivers only has one touchdown pass (versus three interceptions) in his last two games.

Friday, November 21, 2014, 6:26pm

Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill (left shoulder, probable) took limited practice reps all week and is probable for Week 12. Tannehill should be fine to face the Broncos. It’s not a great matchup, but Tannehill may be forced to throw more than the Dolphins would like.

Friday, November 21, 2014, 6:26pm

Broncos RB Montee Ball (foot, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 12. Look for C.J. Anderson to carry the load in a so-so matchup with the Dolphins.

Friday, November 21, 2014, 6:26pm

Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman (foot, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 12. Hillman won’t play for a while. With Montee Ball also out, C.J. Anderson will likely carry the load in the short term.

Friday, November 21, 2014, 6:26pm

Dolphins RB Lamar Miller (shoulder, questionable) took limited practice reps again Friday and is questionable for Week 12. Miller expects to play against the Broncos despite the questionable tag. It’s a tough matchup from a rushing standpoint, but Miller is typically involved in the passing game, and Miami may throw more than usual against Denver.

Friday, November 21, 2014, 6:26pm

Broncos RB Juwan Thompson (knee, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 12.

Friday, November 21, 2014, 6:26pm

Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (concussion, probable) took full practice reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week and is probable for Week 12. In a surprise development, Sanders is in for Week 12. Consider him a strong WR2 in a tough matchup against the Dolphins. It’ll be tough to bench him given the way he has played this season.

Friday, November 21, 2014, 6:26pm

Dolphins WR Mike Wallace (calf, probable) took limited practice reps all week and is probable for Week 12. Wallace should be fine for a pretty good matchup against the Broncos.

Friday, November 21, 2014, 6:26pm

Broncos TE Julius Thomas (ankle, questionable) missed practice all week and is questionable for Week 12. Thomas appears to be a game-time decision, though hopefully we’ll know more by Sunday morning since Denver plays in the late round of games. Jacob Tamme would likely get most of his snaps if he can’t play.

Chargers QB Philip Rivers claims there was no rib injury

Friday, November 21, 2014, 11:39am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Chargers QB Philip Rivers clarified his injury status this week, saying he suffered a chest injury falling onto the ball during the fourth quarter of Sunday's game on a sack by Khalil Mack. Rivers said he's been dealing with general soreness, like all players, this time of year, and clarified that Antonio Gates' comments were an attempt to protect his quarterback from criticism for his uneven play the past four weeks. Inconsistent pass protection and a lack of a running game have been more of a contributing factor to Rivers' struggling performance of late.

Fantasy Impact:

We're not sure who to believe here. Gates said that Rivers has been dealing with a "very severe rib injury," which makes it sound like it was an ongoing issue, not the chest injury that Rivers is describing from Week 11. Rivers' matchup with the Rams looks good on paper, but St. Louis just shut down the Broncos' passing game, so it's tough to be too optimistic about Rivers this week.

Thursday, November 20, 2014, 5:58pm

Chargers QB Philip Rivers (chest) practiced fully Wednesday. Antonio Gates made some headlines when he said that Rivers is playing through a “very severe rib injury.” Rivers should be fine for a pretty good matchup with the Rams, though Peyton Manning had trouble against St. Louis last week, and Rivers only has one touchdown pass (versus three interceptions) in his last two games.

Thursday, November 20, 2014, 5:58pm

Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill (left shoulder) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Tannehill should be fine to face the Broncos. It’s not a great matchup, but Tannehill may be forced to throw more than the Dolphins would like.

Thursday, November 20, 2014, 5:58pm

Broncos RB Montee Ball (foot) missed practice again Thursday. Ball is very likely out for Week 12. Look for C.J. Anderson to carry the load in a so-so matchup with the Dolphins.

Thursday, November 20, 2014, 5:58pm

Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman (foot) missed practice again Thursday. Hillman won’t play for a while. With Montee Ball also out, C.J. Anderson will likely carry the load in the short term.