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  • 244 lbs
  • 6' 7"
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Scouting report

by Scot Berggren

DEN QB Paxton Lynch - Week 6, 2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 6 at San Diego
In his first NFL start, Paxton Lynch looked like a rookie QB. In addition to being sacked six times by the Atlanta defense, at least a couple of which he held on to the ball too long, he threw an interception and fumbled twice, both of which were recovered by Denver. His finishing line wasn’t that bad (23-of-35 for 235 yards with one TD), but the Broncos offense couldn’t get anything going until after the Falcons put the game away. Trevor Siemian is expected back under center in San Diego, relegating Lynch to backup duty.

by Scot Berggren

DEN QB Paxton Lynch - Week 5, 2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 5 vs. Atlanta
Filling in for the injured Trevor Siemian last week at Tampa Bay, Paxton Lynch did a nice job of moving the Denver offense. He led a 16-play drive capped off by a short Brandon McManus field goal and another nine-play, 80-yard drive that resulted in a touchdown pass to Emmanuel Sanders. Lynch finished an impressive 14-for-24 for 170 yards in his first regular season action. However, it looks like Siemian will be healthy enough to play at home on Sunday, relegating the rookie back to clipboard duty.

by Scot Berggren

DEN QB Paxton Lynch - 2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

Fantasy Upside
The Broncos spent a No. 1 draft pick on Paxton Lynch and expect him to be the signal caller of the future. He’s a big QB at 6’7”, has a cannon arm and had a great college career with Memphis. Early on, he’s shown to be a steady worker and sound decision-making, enough so that he has a good chance of being the No. 2 QB on the depth chart heading in to the regular season.

Fantasy Downside
Paxton heads into the regular season likely behind Trevor Siemian, but definitely has the brightest future of the Broncos' QBs. Every day is a learning experience for him, with his reads, timing and mechanics.

Bottom Line
For at least the first couple months of the season expect to see the rookie carrying a clipboard and doing a lot more learning, before taking his first meaningful snaps. He’s not worth drafting (unless you’re in a keeper league and have the room), but if the Broncos season goes south like it did after the last time they won the Super Bowl, Paxton will definitely receive playing time in December or maybe even sooner.

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