Broncos Fantasy News

Peyton Manning to miss at least next two weeks

Tuesday, November 24, 2015, 8:32pm - [Full Article]

Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is expected to miss at least the next two weeks as he continues his recovery from a plantar fascia tear.

Fantasy Impact:

Following a Monday consultation with noted foot and ankle specialist Dr. Robert Anderson in Charlotte, N.C., it was recommended that Manning spend at least the next week in a walking cast. After the cast is removed, he will begin additional rehabilitation on his injured foot, the story said. Brock Osweiler will start in place of Manning.

Matt Forte to play Week 12; Alshon Jeffery hopeful

Tuesday, November 24, 2015, 5:07pm

Chicago Tribune - [Full Article]

Lock it in: Bears running back Matt Forte will be back in action Thursday night in Green Bay, returning after a three-game absence caused by a medial collateral ligament sprain in his right knee.

Alshon Jeffery? He’s also hopeful to face the Packers, but still not certain if he’ll be available Thanksgiving night as he continues working through groin and shoulder injuries.

“We’re going to see on Thursday,” Jeffery said.

Offensive coordinator Adam Gase is certainly eager to have a full complement of weapons available to him again. Gase and the Bears’ offense have only had their top three playmakers – Forte, Jeffery and quarterback Jay Cutler – together for three games this season, left to adapt and reinvent itself on a week by week basis.

Forte’s return , Gase said, will be an obvious bonus to a running attack that averaged just 3.4 yards per attempt in Sunday’s loss to the Broncos.

Fantasy Impact:

Sounds like Jeffery will be a game-time call, but Forte's presence puts a fantasy hit on Jeremy Langford's value. Before dumping Langford, owners may want to see how the workload is split first, at least for a week. Langford has earned more time but it remains to be seen just how much with Forte active.

Monday, November 23, 2015, 7:19pm

Bills Inactives
Stefan Charles DT
Dan Herron RB
Gabe Ikard C
Josh Johnson QB
Randell Johnson LB
Cyrus Kouandjio T
Kyle Williams DT

Emmanuel Sanders says he has high ankle sprain

Monday, November 23, 2015, 4:32pm

Denver Post - [Full Article]

Broncos' star receiver Emmanuel Sanders revealed Monday that his left ankle injury is a high ankle sprain.

Sanders sat out Sunday's 17-15 win over the Bears in an effort to get 100 percent healthy. He said he could have played, but people around him convinced him he would be a detriment to himself and the team if he went out there in his current state.

"It's kind of like when you have a flat tire," Sanders said. "I'm a speed guy, right? So it's ideal for me to have all of my speed."

Sanders originally suffered the injury on the first play of the Broncos' 27-24 loss to the Indianapolis Colts. He got his ankle taped and re-taped to help him finish the game and even scored a 64-yard touchdown.

Once his ankle begun to swell, Sanders missed the entire week of practice before convincing coaches and trainers to allow him to play against Kansas City.

Fantasy Impact:

Sanders said he is hopeful he will play Sunday against New England, but how he practices during practice will have a big impact on how he moves forward. Sanders said today was the first day he didn't get out of bed with a limp.

Brock Osweiler to start Week 12

Monday, November 23, 2015, 2:20pm - [Full Article]

Brock Osweiler will remain behind center for the Denver Broncos for another week.

NFL Media's James Palmer reported Monday that Osweiler will again start at quarterback when Denver meets the New England Patriots next Sunday. Osweiler will start in place of Peyton Manning, who is dealing with a painful case of plantar fasciitis, in addition to a rib injury.

Osweiler made the first start of his career on Sunday, throwing two touchdown passes without an interception in an 17-15 win over the Chicago Bears. The game was played on Osweiler's 25th birthday.

Fantasy Impact:

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday morning that Manning may not get his job back if Osweiler performs well in what amounts to an in-season audition. A date against the undefeated defending champions looms as the biggest test of Osweiler's career, the story added.

Matt Forte 'appears on track' to play Thanksgiving

Monday, November 23, 2015, 12:04pm

CBS Sports - [Full Article]

The Chicago Bears fell just short of coming up with a much-needed win against the Denver Broncos on Sunday, but the next time they take the field, they'll likely be a little closer to full strength. According to a report from, running back Matt Forte "appears on track to play" on Thanksgiving day against the Green Bay Packers.

Fantasy Impact:

Forte has sat out the last three games with a knee injury. At the time he went down, Forte had 767 total yards in seven games. Rookie backup Jeremy Langford has started in Forte's place, carrying 51 times for 170 catches and three touchdowns while also adding 13 catches for 196 yards and another score. The story said Langford seems likely to return to the backup role when Forte returns, but probably earned more of a spot in the rotation than he had before Forte was injured. The Bears play the Packers in the night game on Thanksgiving.

Report says Peyton Manning intends to play in 2016

Monday, November 23, 2015, 9:33am - [Full Article]

Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk is reporting that Peyton Manning not only intends to get healthy and play this season, but he also plans to play in 2016.

Manning has sore ribs and a torn plantar fascia in his left foot. He was inactive Sunday against the Bears and didn't travel to Chicago.

Brock Osweiler started in Manning's place and played well. He completed 20-of-27 passes for 250 yards and two TDs while throwing no interceptions. The Broncos beat the Bears 17-15.

Fantasy Impact:

Manning has struggled mightily this season with nine touchdowns compared to 17 interceptions. He has completed 58.3 percent of his passes and has a rating of 67.6. It seems like a stretch that Manning, at his age with his injuries, would go to a new team and learn a whole new system, especially considering his struggles this season.

Sunday, November 22, 2015, 8:08pm - [Full Article]

Already depleted by injuries on offense, the Bears suffered another blow in the third quarter of Sunday's loss to the Broncos when running back KaDeem Carey exited with a concussion.

The injury occurred on a five-yard run when Carey absorbed a hit from safety T.J. Ward. Carey remained down on the field for several minutes before walking to the locker room under his own power.

Fantasy Impact:

With Matt Forte inactive due to a knee injury, Carey had given a stagnant running game a boost before his injury, rushing for 32 yards on nine carries while sharing the workload with Jeremy Langford.

Week 11 MNF Injury Report: Keshawn Martin QUESTIONABLE

Saturday, November 21, 2015, 5:18pm

Bills vs. Patriots

DT Kyle Williams (knee)

G Richie Incognito (shoulder)

T Cyrus Kouandjio (knee)

CB Justin Coleman (hand), LB Jamie Collins (illness), WR Julian Edelman (foot)

T Marcus Cannon (toe), G Tre' Jackson (knee), WR Keshawn Martin (hamstring), T Sebastian Vollmer (concussion)

DT Alan Branch (elbow), DE Chandler Jones (abdomen), G Shaquille Mason (knee), DE Jabaal Sheard (ankle)

Fantasy Impact:

Keshawn Martin popped up on the fantasy radar this week as a possible replacement for Julian Edelman. But Martin is dealing with a hamstring issue and that makes him even more risky for lineups this week. Best to take a wait-and-see approach with Martin. Danny Amendola looks like a safer play right now until we see how this unfolds. As for the Bills, in terms of fantasy offensive players, they enter this contest healthy.

Friday, November 20, 2015, 6:29pm

Broncos QB Peyton Manning (foot, rib cage, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 11. Brock Osweiler will get the start in Week 11. In a quarter and a half of play, Osweiler completed 14-of-24 passes for 146 yards, a touchdown and an interception. The Broncos were in catch-up mode, so don’t expect the team to be that pass heavy against the Bears.

Friday, November 20, 2015, 6:29pm

Bears RB Matt Forte (knee, questionable) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice Thursday and is questionable for Week 11. Forte was limited last week but wasn’t close to playing. If he’s out again, Jeremy Langford can be dialed up as a solid RB2 against the Broncos. We’re betting that Forte is out another week, but we’ll know early on Sunday since the Bears have a 1:00 p.m. kickoff.

Friday, November 20, 2015, 6:29pm

Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman (quadricep, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 11. Hillman is going to get the first crack at carrying the ball against the Bears.

Friday, November 20, 2015, 6:29pm

Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (groin, shoulder, questionable) missed practice again Friday and is questionable for Week 11. If he plays, he’ll have a bad matchup against a talented Broncos secondary. We’re shying away from Jeffery this week.

Friday, November 20, 2015, 6:29pm

Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (ankle, finger, questionable) took limited practice reps again Friday and is questionable for Week 11. Sanders sat out much of the second half against the Chiefs after a hard hit. He was cleared of a concussion, but we’d like to see him participate in a practice or two before starting him on Sunday. He doesn’t have a built-in rapport with new QB Brock Osweiler. HC Gary Kubiak says that he expects Sanders will be a “full go” for Sunday.

Friday, November 20, 2015, 6:29pm

Broncos TE Owen Daniels (knee, shoulder, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 11.

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