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Broncos cut QB Paxton Lynch

Sunday, September 2, 2018, 2:06pm

Tom Pelissero on Twitter - [Full Article]

The Broncos informed Paxton Lynch they are cutting him, source said.

Related players: Chad Kelly, Case Keenum

Fantasy Impact:

This isn't a surprising move by the Broncos. Kelly has played well in the preseason and is already a fan favorite. It didn't take him long to pass Lynch on the depth chart during camp, and now Denver is moving on with Kelly as the backup to Keenum.

Scouting Report

Fantasy Upside

John Elway is not ready to give up on his former No. 1 draft pick just yet. In three games last year, Paxton Lynch completed 49-of-83 passes for 497 yards and 2 TDs. He has a strong arm and has the WRs who can go deep in Emmanuel Sanders and rookie Courtland Sutton.

Fantasy Downside

Despite given the opportunity to be a starter in each of his first two seasons, Paxton Lynch faltered behind Trevor Siemian. The 24-year-old has thrown just 128 career passes in five contests.

Bottom Line

Case Keenum is the starter, so Lynch will spend the preseason battling Chad Kelly for the No. 2 spot. If Keenum doesn’t last the entire season, which is a real possibility, Lynch may be worth a midseason pickup, but only if the matchups are favorable.