Wes Welker Fantasy News

Wes Welker suffers another concussion

Sunday, December 8, 2013, 6:51pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Wes Welker has been ruled out for the second half of the Denver Broncos game against the Tennessee Titans after sustaining his second concussion this season.

Welker took a hit to the head on a play across the middle late in the second quarter. His neck was bent awkwardly on the play.

Fantasy Impact:

It's his second concussion with Denver, and the chances of Welker coming back for Week 15 could be pretty slim as the Broncos have a Thursday night game against the Chargers. The short week really hurts owners. Of course, if Welker is out, Eric Decker could see more targets and Andre Caldwell becomes a potential, sneaky play.

Friday, November 29, 2013, 5:59pm

Broncos WR Wes Welker (ankle, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 13. No worries here.

Welker IN, Thomas OUT for Broncos

Sunday, November 24, 2013, 7:26pm

Broncos Inactives
Champ Bailey CB
Zac Dysert QB
Ronnie Hillman RB
Michael Huff FS
Chris Kuper G
Julius Thomas TE

Fantasy Impact:

As expected, TE Julius Thomas is inactive. Joel Dreessen is dealing with a knee injury, but is active and a serviceable fill-in for desperate Thomas owners. Wes Welker is active and will play against his old team.

Del Rio: Wes Welker in 'definitely will go' category

Saturday, November 23, 2013, 12:31pm

Denver Post - [Full Article]

Officially, Broncos WR Wes Welker is listed as "probable" on the Broncos' final injury report for Sunday's game, but interim head coach Jack Del Rio said the team's leading receiver would play after passing all of the NFL-mandated concussion tests.

"It's kind of like Peyton (Manning) was a while back — if you had the 'definitely will go' category, he'd probably be on there too," Del Rio said.

Fantasy Impact:

To be fair, Del Rio said Welker would "probably be" on the 'definitely will go' category... But it looks like what everyone is trying to say is Welker is going to play against his former team on Sunday night.

Friday, November 22, 2013, 6:23pm

Broncos WR Wes Welker (neck, concussion, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 12. Welker will play against his old team and there's a good chance the Broncos find a way to get him in the endzone.

Thursday, November 21, 2013, 6:48pm

Broncos WR Wes Welker (neck, concussion) returned to limited practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday practice. It looks like Welker will be ok to play against his old team. Andre Caldwell is a decent Plan B for owners nervous about Welker's status.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 6:44pm

Broncos WR Wes Welker (neck, concussion) did not practice Wednesday. Welker is iffy for Sunday night, but is tentatively expected to play. Andre Caldwell is a nice Plan B for owners who want to wait until Sunday night.

Wes Welker expected to be 'ok'

Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 9:10am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker is undergoing concussion evaluation and will not be a full participant in practice until Friday at the earliest.

By NFL protocol, Welker will be limited in practice this week and is permitted to make a full return to practice Friday at the earliest, only if doctors say he has passed the baseline test.

Welker's status for next Sunday's showdown with the New England Patriots -- his former team -- is uncertain, but sources told ESPN NFL Insider Chris Mortensen that the star receiver is expected to be OK.

Fantasy Impact:

If Welker plays, he'll want to be a big part of the offense against his former team in Week 12. If he doesn't go, Eric Decker would see an increase in workload. We'll have to wait until Friday to probably know any more about Welker, but at this point things look pretty good for his chances of playing.

Julius Thomas day-to-day with knee sprain

Monday, November 18, 2013, 5:55pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Broncos interim HC Jack Del Rio said TE Julius Thomas is day-to-day with a knee strain.

Fantasy Impact:

Thomas' status will have to be monitored this week to see if he's ready for a Week 12 matchup against the Pats. Joel Dreessen would see a bump in time if Thomas can't go. Coupled with Wes Welker having a concussion, the Broncos offense could be a little shorthanded this week.

Wes Welker suffers concussion

Monday, November 18, 2013, 9:32am

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

According to the Broncos, WR Wes Welker indeed suffered a concussion during Sunday night’s game against the Chiefs.

Welker suffered a blow to the head early in the fourth quarter. Somehow, he returned to the game, catching another pass. He later exited, with the team explaining that he was being evaluated for a concussion.

Fantasy Impact:

Now that the concussion is official, he will have to pass protocol to get back on the field. The Broncos take on Welker's former team, the Patriots, in Week 12 and it's a game Welker doesn't want to miss. But, if can't play, look for Eric Decker to perhaps benefit the most at least in terms of targets.

Friday, November 15, 2013, 6:00pm

Broncos WR Wes Welker (ankle, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 11. No worries here.

Thursday, November 14, 2013, 6:01pm

Broncos WR Wes Welker (ankle) took full practice reps Thursday after being limited Wednesday. No worries here.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 6:19pm

Broncos WR Wes Welker (ankle) took limited practice reps Wednesday. No worries here.

Friday, November 8, 2013, 6:22pm

Broncos WR Wes Welker (ankle, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 10. Welker will be fine to face the Chargers.

Thursday, November 7, 2013, 6:19pm

Broncos WR Wes Welker (ankle) returned to limited practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday practice. No worries here. Welker should be in all lineups this week.

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