Broncos Fantasy News

Broncos tab Mike McCoy as offensive coordinator

Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 11:49pm

UPI - [Full Article]

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Mike McCoy, and former Oakland Raiders offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave were set to interview for the Denver Broncos' offensive coordinator vacancy this week. CSN's John Middlekauff reported Wednesday night that the Broncos' new coach, Vance Joseph, chose to hire McCoy.

Fantasy Impact:

McCoy wasn't playing with a full deck this year in San Diego with both Keenan Allen and Danny Woodhead injured, but his offense still managed to post the 9th most points in the league. In fact, his offenses have finished in the top 10 in total yards in three of the last five seasons. This is a good hire for Denver, who are a quarterback (Tyrod Taylor?) away from a great offense.

Broncos tab Vance Joseph as head coach

Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 2:50pm

CBS - [Full Article]

The Broncos are expected to offer Vance Joseph their head coaching job, according to 9News.com's Mike Klis. CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora reported earlier in the week that Joseph was the front-runner for the job heading into the interview process. Joesph, who served as the Dolphins' defensive coordinator during the 2016 season, would replace Gary Kubiak, who retired a year after leading Denver to a title in Super Bowl 50.

Fantasy Impact:

The Dolphins' defense gave up the 4th-most yards and were in the middle of the pack in points allowed. It will be interesting to see who the Broncos pick to run the offense now that Gary Kubiak is gone.

Raiders expected to start Connor Cook at QB

Tuesday, January 3, 2017, 12:44pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

For the first time in the Super Bowl era, it appears a rookie quarterback will be making his first start in an NFL playoff game.

According to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, the Oakland Raiders are moving forward with "the expectation that" Connor Cook is their projected starter for Saturday's matchup against the Houston Texans. Matt McGloin suffered an injury to his trapezius muscle in a season-ending loss to the Broncos and will not be ready.

Fantasy Impact:

Cook, in relief, completed 14 of 21 passes for 150 yards, a touchdown and an interception. McGloin was 6 of 11 for 21 yards. Some even felt that Cook looked like the better QB.

Broncos QB Trevor Siemian to have shoulder surgery

Tuesday, January 3, 2017, 9:26am

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian missed a game this season after suffering an injury to his left, non-throwing shoulder and he’ll be taking care of lingering issues related to that injury this offseason.

Siemian said Monday that he will have surgery this week. Siemian said the operation is not a “major thing” and he’s expected to be fine in time for the start of offseason work in a few months.

“It’s optional surgery,” Siemian said, via KUSA. “It really only bothers me when I work out but I figure I’m going to have to keep working out for a while so I’m getting it fixed.”

Fantasy Impact:

Siemian missed one other game with a foot injury and ended his first year as a starter completing 59.5 percent of his passes for 3,401 yards, 18 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. General Manager John Elway said quarterback isn’t his biggest concern of this offseason thanks to the presence of Siemian and Paxton Lynch, but didn’t rule out exploring other options after missing the playoffs.

Patriot assistants are hot coaching candidates

Monday, January 2, 2017, 10:30am

MassLive.com - [Full Article]

Both Josh McDaniels -- and Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia -- have been among the hottest candidates for a head coaching gig this offseason. The 40-year-old McDaniels was previously a head coach for the Denver Broncos in 2009-2010.

After his first run as a head coach ended poorly, McDaniels eventually ended back up in New England, where the general attitude is that the talented offensive mind had taken strides in improving on the subtleties of the job that tripped him up in his first run as a head coach.

Fantasy Impact:

A source said McDaniels could have three interviews this week while the Patriots are on a bye.

HC Gary Kubiak tells Broncos he's stepping down

Monday, January 2, 2017, 10:11am

NFL.com - [Full Article]

The Broncos announced Monday that coach Gary Kubiak informed the team that he officially stepped down.

"As I told our team last night, this is an extremely difficult decision to step down as head coach," Kubiak said in a statement. "I love to work and I love football, but ultimately the demands of the job are no longer a good fit for me."

Raiders QB Matt McGloin (shoulder) leaves Week 17

Sunday, January 1, 2017, 6:55pm

USA Today - [Full Article]

The playoff-bound Oakland Raiders are down to their third quarterback.

Rookie Connor Cook replaced Matt McGloin late in the second half of Sunday’s game against the Denver Broncos after McGloin suffered a shoulder injury.

McGloin made his first start since 2013 on Sunday after starter Derek Carr suffered a broken fibula last week.

Fantasy Impact:

The Raiders were trailing 17-0 when Cook entered the game. McGloin was 6-for-11 with just 21 passing yards when he was injured. The team announced he was questionable to return in the second half. The Raiders would clinch the AFC West title and No. 2 seed with a win. With a loss and a Kansas City Chiefs win in San Diego, Oakland would instead be a wild-card team and play next week at Houston.

Sunday, January 1, 2017, 3:25pm

Broncos Inactives
A.J. Derby TE
Brandon Marshall ILB
Connor McGovern OG
Jordan Norwood WR
Ty Sambrailo OT
T.J. Ward SS
Derek Wolfe DE

Report: Broncos HC Gary Kubiak considers retiring

Sunday, January 1, 2017, 8:12am

NFL.com - [Full Article]

A year removed from guiding the Broncos to a Super Bowl title, coach Gary Kubiak is considering to retire after Sunday's game, sources with knowledge of his thinking told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.

Kubiak's health has been a concern for a while, though he is said to be eating better and feeling much better, which is why he hasn't made a firm decision on his future, Rapoport reported.

Fantasy Impact:

If he steps away, expect Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph to get serious consideration. Had Kubiak not been hired by the Broncos, it likely would've been Joseph's job, Rapoport added.

Friday, December 30, 2016, 6:42pm

Raiders QB Derek Carr (ankle, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 17. Matt McGloin will get the start against the Broncos.

Friday, December 30, 2016, 6:42pm

Broncos QB Trevor Siemian (foot) took full practice reps all week. Siemian and Paxton Lynch are both expected to play for the Broncos.

Friday, December 30, 2016, 6:42pm

Raiders WR Amari Cooper (shoulder, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 17. The Raiders are still looking to lock up a first round bye, so Cooper should be out there against the Broncos.

Friday, December 30, 2016, 6:42pm

Broncos WR Bennie Fowler (knee) took full practice reps all week.

Friday, December 30, 2016, 6:42pm

Broncos TE A.J. Derby (concussion, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 17.

Friday, December 30, 2016, 6:42pm

Broncos TE Virgil Green (concussion) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week. Green should start with A.J. Derby sidelined.

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