Broncos Beat: Team now puts trust in WR Courtland Sutton

Shortly after trading Emmanuel Sanders to the 49ers on Tuesday, John Elway was clear about who needed to lead the Broncos’ wideout corps.

“It’s Courtland’s room now,” the Broncos’ general manager said.

Courtland Sutton, the second-year wideout who’s tied for sixth in the NFL with 564 receiving yards, emerged as a big-play threat this season. Now, it will be up to Sutton — Denver’s No. 3 wideout when last season began — to take over the role as the team’s clear-cut leader in receiving production.

Related players: DaeSean Hamilton

Fantasy Impact: 

Sutton was already the team's WR1, so perhaps the biggest step needs to come from Hamilton, who hasn't had more than three catches in a game this season as the team's WR3. Looks like he'll move up to the WR2 role.

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