Virgil Green, TE Denver Broncos

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Broncos plan to use a committee at tight end

Wednesday, July 8, 2015, 2:49pm

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Owen Daniels and Virgil Green appear locked in on the top two spots, and depending on the frequency at which the Broncos use certain personnel groups, could both end up with play counts that reflect being starters. It was appropriate that their contracts were finalized within 24 hours of each other in free agency, because the two are best viewed as a collective as the Broncos work to build a deep tight end complement after Julius Thomas left for the Jaguars and Jacob Tamme joined the Falcons in free agency.

Fantasy Impact:

If both Daniels and Green play starter's snaps, then it's not going to leave much playing time for Cody Latimer as the team's WR3. Marlon Brown (40%) and Kamar Aiken (26%) didn't play enough to be fantasy relevant under Kubiak last year. However, things could change if Latimer makes a leap in training camp.

Scouting Report

Fantasy Upside
Virgil Green scored his lone professional TD in the final regular season contest of ’14. He’s a versatile player who can line up in the backfield and even recorded two rushing attempts last year. Green is a monstrous target at 6’ 5” and 255 pounds.

Fantasy Downside
Virgil is considered more of the blocking TE, with Owen Daniels featured more in the passing game. In four years with the Broncos, he has only 23 grabs for 206 yards.

Bottom Line
The Broncos plan on rushing the ball an even amount of times this season, which means Virgil will be on the field plenty – it’s just that he’ll be blocking more often than running pass routes. HC Gary Kubiak likes to feature the TE position, but don’t expect Green to be the next Broncos TE to burst on the scene like Julius Thomas did in 2013. He may catch a TD or two during the season, but there are plenty of other TEs more worthy of being on your roster.

2015 Strength of Schedule - DEN
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
12
BAL
7
@KC
19
@DET
10
MIN
20
@OAK
9
@CLE
BYE11
GB
29
@IND
7
KC
32
@CHI
23
NE
4
@SD
20
OAK
24
@PIT
13
CIN
4
SD

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2014 Game Stats
WeekOppRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPCRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPRSnaps%
1IND18018.000000-42/7556%
2KC0000-0000-15/4931%
3SEA1100110.0010000.0012/7217%
4BYE------------
5ARI0000-0000-5/816%
6NYJ0000-0000-15/7021%
7SF0000-13003.0017/6028%
8SD0000-0000-13/6819%
9NE------------
10OAK------------
11STL------------
12MIA0000-0000-54/7572%
13KC1100110.000000-62/8276%
14BUF0000-0000-46/5584%
15SD0000-0000-50/6676%
16CIN0000-0000-18/6926%
17OAK3461315.330000-45/7858%
Totals6741612.3323001.50394/90044%

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