Courtland Sutton, WR Denver Broncos

General Info

  • Height: 6' 4"
  • Weight: 216 lbs
  • DOB: 10-10-1995
DEN Depth Chart

Most Recent News

Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas dealing with wrist injury

Sunday, August 19, 2018, 4:11pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

NFL teams have no obligation to disclose injury information during the preseason. The Broncos opted to do so on Saturday night, in connection with the fact that veteran receiver Demaryius Thomas did not play.

“He’s got a sore wrist,” coach Vance Joseph told reporters after the game. “It happened in practice I think on Thursday and he couldn’t go tonight.”

Related players: Courtland Sutton, DaeSean Hamilton, Carlos Henderson

Fantasy Impact:

The story went on to speculate Thomas could end up being the subject of trade talks, mostly because the team has a group of very young receivers in Sutton, Hamilton and Henderson they seem to feel pretty good about. The injury doesn't appear to be serious.

Scouting Report

Fantasy Upside

Possibly the most explosive WR to come out of the draft is Courtland Sutton. When he was on, he posted some big games at SMU, including six 100-yard games in 2017 and a four-touchdown performance versus North Texas. During his final two college seasons, he lit up the American Conference, averaging 72 receptions for 1,087 yards and scored 23 total TDs. He was drafted in the second round and is expected to have a long career in Denver.

Fantasy Downside

The knock on Sutton is that he tends to take plays, and even games, off. Last season, he was held without a catch at TCU and had just one grab (a TD) in a loss at Memphis. Even though he was a high draft pick, the rookie will be battling during the preseason for the No. 3 WR spot with other talented competitors, behind veterans Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders.

2018 Bottom Line

While Thomas and Sanders will anchor the starting WR positions, the former Mustang should still see some decent playing time throughout the year. Rookies tend to struggle their first NFL season, so temper expectations. While he shouldn’t be on your fantasy roster at the start of the season (unless you’re in a keeper league), Sutton’s 6-foot-4, 215-pound frame makes for a great target in the red zone. If the Broncos are going to their new weapon early on, he’ll likely be an early waiver wire pickup.

2018 Strength of Schedule - DEN
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
18
SEA
26
OAK
2
@BAL
32
KC
22
@NYJ
13
LAR
23
@ARI
32
@KC
24
HOU
BYE11
@LAC
17
PIT
7
@CIN
20
@SF
8
CLE
26
@OAK
11
LAC

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

2018 Game Stats
WeekOppRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCSTDPPRSnaps%
1SEA2450522.500000-4.56.544/7459.5%
2OAK19069.000000-0.91.954/6681.8%
Per game1.5027.0005.5018.0000000.002.704.2049.00/70.0070.64%
Totals35401118.0000000.005.48.498/14070.64%