Broncos Fantasy News

Friday, December 26, 2014, 6:53pm

Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman (foot, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 17. Hillman should return this week, but he’s likely to serve as the change-of-pace back to C.J. Anderson, who has been a revelation after taking over as the team’s primary back. Anderson is a very strong start against a shaky Oakland rush defense.

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Friday, December 26, 2014, 6:53pm

Broncos RB Juwan Thompson (hip, knee, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 17.

Friday, December 26, 2014, 6:53pm

Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (hip, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 17. Sanders should be fine to play in an important game for the Broncos.

Friday, December 26, 2014, 6:53pm

Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas (ankle, hip, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 17. Thomas will almost certainly play against the Oakland in an important game for the Broncos.

Friday, December 26, 2014, 6:53pm

Broncos TE Jacob Tamme (foot, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 17.

Friday, December 26, 2014, 6:53pm

Broncos TE Julius Thomas (ankle, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 17. Thomas played his highest percentage of snaps (65%) since Week 10, so he’s working his way back. He saw six targets, so at least he was involved in the offense.

Ryan Mathews, Keenan Allen not practicing Tuesday

Tuesday, December 23, 2014, 4:37pm - [Full Article]

The Chargers began preparation for Sunday's showdown with the Chiefs minus two of their offensive centerpieces.

Running back Ryan Mathews and wideout Keenan Allen both missed Tuesday's practice, according to Michael Gehlken of U-T San Diego.

Fantasy Impact:

Mathews hasn't played since injuring his ankle in Week 14, while Allen remains week-to-week with the broken collarbone he sustained in a Week 15 loss to the Broncos. While coach Mike McCoy says it's possible Mathews will suit up Sunday against the Chiefs, it's fair to wonder if Allen will even play again this season, the story went on to say. Eddie Royal seemed to benefit the most without Allen in the lineup as did TE Antonio Gates. Dontrelle Inman also had a nice game at WR for the Chargers last week.

Peyton Manning says poor play not injury related

Tuesday, December 23, 2014, 10:28am

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Broncos QB Peyton Manning blamed himself and wound up with four interceptions overall for the first time since he joined the Broncos. Manning labeled his performance “not good” and said, via, it was the product of poor play rather than injury.

Fantasy Impact:

Manning said no when asked if his thigh was affecting him on the field in Cincinnati, an answer that’s as comforting as it is worrisome with the playoffs right around the corner, the story pointed out. Manning did play well against the Chargers in Week 15, but it’s been a choppy stretch for him and an injury would at least suggest an explanation other than slowing down at the end of another long season, the story went on to say. Denver has a Week 17 home game to try and end the regular season on a positive note.

A.J. Green hopes to play Week 17

Tuesday, December 23, 2014, 7:36am

ESPN - [Full Article]

A.J. Green is planning on playing Sunday, when the Cincinnati Bengals travel to Pittsburgh for a prime-time contest hailed as the unofficial AFC North title game.

Green told ESPN minutes after Monday night's 37-28 win over the Denver Broncos that he had a bruised right biceps following a hard shot he suffered on the Bengals' second drive of the game.

Fantasy Impact:

As we always like to point out, it's tough to trust a player when he says he's going to play. But it's at least a bit of good news if you need Green Week 17. Cameras caught Green grimacing multiple times as trainers tried to work on his arm on the sideline. At one point, he even went into the locker room for X-rays. Green said the tests were negative.

Peyton Manning, Emmanuel Sanders ACTIVE for Monday night

Monday, December 22, 2014, 7:14pm

Broncos Inactives
Tony Carter CB
Paul Cornick T
Ronnie Hillman RB
Dominique Jones TE
Brandon Marshall OLB
Michael Schofield T Inactive
Quanterus Smith DE

Fantasy Impact:

Both Peyton Manning (thigh) and Emmanual Sanders (illness) were questionable coming into this game, but reports all week said there was little doubt both would play and both are indeed active and can be safely started for Week 16. Ronnie Hillman is inactive meaning C.J. Anderson will again carry the load in what is a great matchup on paper.

Monday, December 22, 2014, 10:07am

Boston Herald - [Full Article]

The Patriots escaped with a 17-16 win over the New York Jets Sunday in a game in which they struggled to move the ball at times. Although they struggled, the Patriots improved to 12-3 and clinched a first-round bye.

Either way, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, coming off an uneven game against the Jets, doesn't really want to take the week off and use the Bills game to rest up.

“After the last few weeks of football, I’d love to go out there and see if our offense can put together the best 60 minutes of football that we’ve put together in a long time," Brady said during his weekly appearance on WEEI's Dennis & Callahan Show. "We’ve been up and down as of late. We’ve got to start really putting some great football together here in these next [few weeks]. We got the bye. We’ve got to be able to win this week then we get the bye and then play at home. Hopefully we can take care of business the first week of the playoffs and then go from there.”

Fantasy Impact:

The Pats will have a chance to own the No. 1 overall seed if the Broncos lose to the Bengals tonight. Barring that, they can still seize the honor with a win over the Buffalo Bills next Sunday. If the Broncos lose Monday, it's very possible Brady sits at least part of Week 17.

MNF Injury Report Week 16 - Peyton Manning QUESTIONABLE

Saturday, December 20, 2014, 3:53pm

Christopher Clark (T, back), Cortrelle Anderson (RB, ankle), Cody Latimer (WR, concussion), Jacob Tamme (TE, ribs), Demaryius Thomas (WR, ankle), Julius Thomas (TE, ankle), Will Montgomery (C, knee).

Ryan Clady (T, thigh), Ronnie Hillman (RB, foot), Peyton Manning (QB, thigh), Juwan Thompson (RB, hip), Kayvon Webster (CB, shoulder), Emmanuel Sanders (WR, illness)

Paul Cornick (T, toe), Brandon Marshall (LB, foot).

Brandon Tate (WR, illness), Jermaine Gresham (TE, toe), Margus Hunt (DE, ankle), Terence Newman (CB, ankle), Mike Pollak (G, knee), Carlos Dunlap (DE, calf), D'Andre Kirkpatrick (CB, Achillies).

QB A.J. McCarron (illness)

Emmanuel Lamur (LB, hamstring), James Wright (WR, knee).

Fantasy Impact:

Manning is listed as questionable with his thigh injury, however he's expected to play on Monday night against the Bengals despite the official 50-50 tag. Hillman is also questionable, but C.J. Anderson is expected to get lead-back work in this game once again.

Emmanuel Sanders misses practice because of flu

Saturday, December 20, 2014, 3:01pm

Troy Renck on Twitter - [Full Article]

Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders misses practice with flu-like symptoms. He was a little under the weather yesterday.

Fantasy Impact:

Renck also tweeted that there's no reason to expect Sanders not to play in Week 16. Sanders will get some extra time since the game is Monday night in Cincy.

Friday, December 19, 2014, 6:02pm

Broncos QB Peyton Manning (thigh) took limited practice reps again Friday. Manning will face Cincinnati, but he hasn’t played well (fantasy-wise) in recent weeks. He’s still pretty much a must-start, but it’s conceivable that an owner would bench him for Matthew Stafford or Matt Ryan, given the matchups.

Friday, December 19, 2014, 6:02pm

Broncos RB C.J. Anderson (ankle) took full practice reps again Friday. Anderson is a strong start against Cincinnati (#32 in RB aFPA).