Denver Broncos news, rumors and injuries
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 22:00:34 -0800
The Denver Broncos are hopeful RB Ronnie Hillman (foot) will be able to return for the Week 16 game against the Cincinnati Bengals Monday, Dec. 22, or for the regular season finale against the Oakland Raiders Sunday, Dec. 28.
Fantasy Tip: At this point, even if Hillman can return FantasyScore owners will want to avoid him. Generally it's a good idea to wait to see a guy prove his health in a full game before risking salary on him. Time is running out unless you plan on playing FantasyScore into the NFL postseason.
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Denver Broncos RB C.J. Anderson has averaged 27.25 carries in the last four games, and his workload may need to be monitored by the team as the playoffs approach. However, it helps that Anderson started his midseason run with a completely fresh body since not being a featured back since his sophomore year in college. Denver had planned to cut Anderson's carries in Week 15 against the San Diego Chargers, but QB Peyton Manning falling ill changed the game plan. In the last two weeks, Anderson has 50 carries for 143 yards for a 2.9 yards-per-carry average. Before that, he was averaging 5.4 yards per carry. RB Ronnie Hillman (foot) is hoping to return in Week 16 against the Cincinnati Bengals, which could take some pressure off Anderson.
Fantasy Tip: Anderson ($7,600) still remains a very safe option at FantasyScore right now with the Broncos' move to a heavy ground attack. As mentioned by Klis, the Bengals are one of the worst run defenses in the league, so the Broncos figure to attack them heavily on the ground, making Anderson a good daily option. Hillman's status for this week is unknown, making him too risky, even for $3,500.
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:33:31 -0800
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 14:21:23 -0800
Denver Broncos TE Virgil Green continued to lead the team's tight ends in snaps with 50 in Week 15 against the San Diego Chargers, even with TE Julius Thomas (ankle) back on the field. Thomas played just 29 snaps in his first game back from injury. OT Chris Clark also lined up as an extra tight end for seven snaps in the team's first two possessions. TE Dominique Jones played four snaps at tight end.
Fantasy Tip: Green's excellent run-blocking ability has led to his increased playing time, as well as Thomas' injury. Thomas ($6,500) should start to see more snaps as he gets closer to 100 percent health, though. Week 16 against the Cincinnati Bengals may not be the time to put full trust back in Thomas, though, as the Bengals have held tight ends to an average of just 3.48 fantasy points in the last four weeks.
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 14:20:28 -0800
Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning (illness, thigh) was 17-for-20 passing for the second straight week in Week 15 against the San Diego Chargers, but this time he threw for 233 yards and a touchdown in the win. The Broncos have tried to balance out their offense in the last three weeks as Manning has completed 17, 14 and 14 passes respectively in those games. He was also ill against the Chargers, but Denver is adjusting to defenses as they try to take the middle of the field away from No. 18. Manning's 28 completions in Weeks 14 and 15 are his lowest total in consecutive games since 2005, and his 45 completions in the last three games are the lowest three-game stretch of his career.
Fantasy Tip: The new and improved balanced offense in Denver is good for their football team, but it surely is bad news for Manning's fantasy value. The matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals looks like another great opportunity for Denver's ground game, as well, so spending $8,800 on Manning at FantasyScore might be the wrong move.
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 14:38:57 -0800
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 14:28:36 -0800
Denver Broncos LB Steven Johnson will likely start at middle linebacker in the team's base defense with both LBs Danny Trevathan (knee) and Brandon M. Marshall (foot) hurt. LB Todd Davis would play in the weakside linebacker spot in the base defense. Davis was in as an every-down linebacker in Week 15 when Trevathan and Marshall came out. LBs Corey Nelson and Lamin Barrow could also be in the mix for more playing time.
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 14:14:00 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Manning should be fine for Week 15's matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday night, and he'll benefit from an extra day of rest this week. However, it's becoming increasingly hard to justify spending big bucks on Manning at FantasyScore because of the team's insistence on running the ball so much in recent weeks.
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Denver Broncos LB Brandon M. Marshall (foot) is expected to miss one to two weeks with a Lisfranc sprain. LBs Lamin Barrow, Todd Davis and Corey Nelson are next in line at the linebacker position for the Broncos.
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