Broncos Fantasy News

Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 8:02pm

Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas (hip) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Thomas was seen “grabbing his hip” and “grimacing” per Broncos beat writer Cameron Wolfe, though Gary Kubiak expects Thomas to play on Sunday.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 8:02pm

Broncos TE Jeff Heuerman (ankle) took limited practice reps Wednesday.

Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas expected back to practice Wednesday

Monday, September 12, 2016, 4:52pm

DenverBroncos.com - [Full Article]

Wide receiver Demaryius Thomas did not practice Monday morning, but is expected to return to practice Wednesday, Head Coach Gary Kubiak said at his press conference as the Broncos returned from an off weekend following the Thursday night win over Carolina.

Fantasy Impact:

Kubiak said the team rested Thomas on Monday but expected him to be back at practice Wednesday. Kubiak added Thomas was "feeling pretty good" Monday. He looks like he'll be good for Week 2.

Thursday, September 8, 2016, 7:16pm

Jeff Legwold - [Full Article]

Broncos Inactives

QB Austin Davis
CB Lorenzo Doss
WR Bennie Fowler
TE Jeff Heuerman
G Connor McGovern
DT Kyle Peko
T/G Ty Sambrailo

Broncos extend WR Emmanuel Sanders through 2019

Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 11:59pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Denver Broncos on Wednesday agreed to a three-year extension with wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders.

Terms were not disclosed, but a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter that Sanders' contract is worth $33 million, with $27 million fully guaranteed.

Fantasy Impact:

Sanders is one of the best WR2s in the league, though his fantasy stock is down a bit this year thanks to the team's quarterback issues.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 6:40pm

Broncos RB Kapri Bibbs (quadricep) practiced fully Wednesday.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 6:40pm

Broncos WR Bennie Fowler (elbow, out) did not practice Wednesday.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 6:40pm

Broncos TE Jeff Heuerman (ankle, questionable) took limited practice reps Wednesday.

Bears to sign K Connor Barth

Monday, September 5, 2016, 10:16am

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Bears are signing free-agent kicker Connor Barth to replace 11-year veteran Robbie Gould, whom the team released Sunday night, a league source confirmed.

Barth will sign a one-year deal with the Bears, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

The 30-year-old Barth spent the preseason in New Orleans before being cut by the Saints over the weekend. In 12 games for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2015, Barth went 23-of-28 on field goal attempts. He kicked five games for the Denver Broncos in 2014, under then-head coach John Fox.

Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders contract still unsettled

Saturday, September 3, 2016, 8:48pm

Denver Post - [Full Article]

The Broncos will enter the regular season Thursday with their highest-price contract question still looming. Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, whose three-year, $15 million deal ends this season, will start his contract year with his future on the line.

“We wanted to hear something back last Sunday and haven’t heard anything from them,” Broncos general manager John Elway said of Sanders and his agent. “That’s kind of where it is.”

Fantasy Impact:

On Thursday, the Los Angeles Rams signed receiver Tavon Austin to a four-year contract with $30 million guaranteed. It suddenly changed the terms on Sanders’ negotiations, raising his market value. In the past two years, Sanders has 177 receptions for 2,539 yards. Austin has 77 catches for 715 yards over the same span. Indirectly, the story said, Austin’s deal with the Rams eventually may price Sanders out of Denver.

Broncos let go of RB Ronnie Hillman

Saturday, September 3, 2016, 6:54pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

The biggest name among those released by the Broncos was running back Ronnie Hillman.

The Broncos re-signed Hillman this offseason, giving him $600,000 in guaranteed money on his new one-year deal.

Fantasy Impact:

This was something that was speculated for a good part of camp. Fourth-rounder Devontae Booker came on strong, and Hillman also fell behind Kapri Bibbs on the depth chart.

Cowboys sign QB Mark Sanchez

Saturday, September 3, 2016, 6:37pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Mark Sanchez will eventually be the Dallas Cowboys' backup to Dak Prescott while Tony Romo is out with a compression fracture in his back.

Sanchez agreed to a one-year deal, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter, a few days after the Denver Broncos attempted to trade him to the Cowboys.

Fantasy Impact:

The Cowboys felt like they had to do something behind Prescott, who will become just the fourth rookie in franchise history to start a season opener, the story said.

Cards WR John Brown (concussion) cleared for preseason final

Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 7:33pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Cardinals HC Bruce Arians said Tuesday that wide receiver John Brown can play against the Denver Broncos.

Fantasy Impact:

Brown has been suffering from headaches after his first concussion. Arians didn't say whether he would suit up Brown in this final game. Brown had a couple of headache-free days so this is good news he's been cleared.

Broncos Beat: QB Paxton Lynch won't wait long to play QB

Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 7:20pm

Denver Post - [Full Article]

The Broncos used a first-round draft pick on quarterback Paxton Lynch, then told him to wait. They put Trevor Siemian and Mark Sanchez through a ringer to decide on a starting quarterback. But the competition will not stop when the season starts.

Lynch is on a fast track, Broncos coach Gary Kubiak said Tuesday. And Denver is pressing the 22-year-old rookie from Memphis as much as he can be pushed.

“As fast as we can get it,” Kubiak said. “You never know what’s going to happen.”

Lynch will likely play the first snap to last Thursday in the Broncos’ final preseason game, at Arizona against the Cardinals. Siemian, who will start when the season opens Sept. 8 against the Carolina Panthers, will not play. If there’s a moment when Lynch can’t go Thursday, Sanchez would be his backup, Kubiak said.

Fantasy Impact:

The author senses the team is in a hurry to get Lynch up to speed, and rushing toward their future. Kubiak says he wants to seem consistent improvement from Lynch. Another issue is getting too deep in the gun, due to his height. The story added the team is impressed with his internal clock.

Broncos QB Mark Sanchez awaits fate

Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 5:48pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Denver Broncos quarterback Mark Sanchez said Tuesday that he’d like to stay with the Broncos even though he did not win the team’s starting job and intends to keep working as if he will be with the team, at least until he is told he is not.

Coach Gary Kubiak formally named Trevor Siemian the Broncos’ starting quarterback Monday and now has to decide who the team’s No. 2 quarterback will be -- rookie Paxton Lynch or Sanchez. That leaves Sanchez, who did not play in this past Saturday’s preseason game against the Los Angeles Rams and will not play Thursday night in Arizona unless Lynch needs to come out of the preseason finale for some reason, with an uncertain future after he had arrived in Denver calling his place with the Broncos "an opportunity of a lifetime."

Fantasy Impact:

Needless to say, Sanchez's fate is in limbo, the story said. There have been reports the team is offering him up in trade talks, specifically to the Cowboys. He's an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season.

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