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  • Predicting This Year's Biggest Fantasy Football Breakout Wide Receivers

    Bleacher Report "As NFL teams have become more pass-heavy, wide receivers have gained value in fantasy football. The increasingly popular "ZeroRB" draft strategy is centered around loading up on high-end receivers. However, many fantasy drafters like to spend early-round picks on..." August 23

  • Broncos Considering Drew Lock IR Stay

    Pro Football Rumors "After ceding his Ravens job to Lamar Jackson last season, Joe Flacco does not look to be in danger of a demotion in Denver. Drew Lock‘s injury timetable may be longer than initially anticipated. Expected to need at least five weeks of recovery..." August 23

  • Broncos rookie QB Drew Lock could start year on IR

    Pro Football Talk "Drew Lock will be using the VR for the time being. And that time could be at least eight weeks if he starts on IR. Via Jeff Legwold of, Broncos coach Vic Fangio said it was possible his rookie quarterback could start the season on injured reserve because of his severely..." August 22

  • 5 Worst Contracts in the NFL Heading Into 2019

    The Big Lead "Potentially the hardest part of running an NFL team is the cap-maneuvering that it requires. There are a lot of players on an active roster and only so much money to go around. In addition, the pool of NFL players is so much greater than that of any other professional sport and the talent level..." August 22

  • Where the top NFL free agents could sign before Week 1

    Sportsnaut "NFL teams are going to have to cut their rosters down from 90 to 53 ahead of Week 1 of the regular season here soon. That would normally put current free agents on the back burner when it comes to finding new teams. However, the dynamics this summer are a bit..." August 22

  • 5 Starting Quarterbacks That Will Get Benched This Season

    12 Up "The NFL regular season may still be a couple of weeks away, but that doesn't mean there isn't any quarterback speculation. Plenty of starting gunslingers will find their way to the bench this year as they do every season, and these five players in particular will be..." August 22

  • Drew Lock training on virtual reality as thumb heals

    Pro Football Talk "Rookie Drew Lock will have to watch from the sideline Sunday when Kevin Hogan and Brett Rypien play in the Broncos’ fourth preseason game. He continues to recover from a right thumb injury. Since he can’t throw, all Lock can do for now is work on virtual reality..." August 22

  • 5 Big NFL Trades That Should Happen Because of Player-Team Disputes

    12 Up "As the 2019 NFL season inches closer, several big names remain in the rumor mill not for a decline in performance, but for holding a grudge against their respective team due to either a medical mishap or contract impasse. With the trade market as active as ever, these five big names..." August 22

  • Broncos GM John Elway reveals hand condition on “Today” show

    Denver Post "During an appearance on NBC’s “3rd Hour of Today” program this morning, Broncos general manager John Elway revealed he has been diagnosed with Dupuytren’s contracture, a hand condition involving a tendon that pulls one or more fingers into a bent..." August 22

  • Vic Fangio says Broncos first-round pick Noah Fant will play in season opener vs. Raiders

    CBS Sports "Good news has arrived for the Denver Broncos.  With the NFL seeing a rash of injuries in the preseason that range from minor to season-ending, it was understandable to see the organization and its supporters nervous when first-round pick Noah Fant went..." August 22

  • Bill Barnwell: Realistic 2019 goals for the NFL's 10 worst teams

    ESPN "Success is relative. A handful of NFL teams would be disappointed by anything short of a Super Bowl LIV win, like the Chiefs, Patriots, Rams and Saints. The second tier of teams would set their minimum at making the playoffs. A third tier might simply want to compete for a playoff..." August 22

  • What to Make of Disappointing NFL Rookie Preseasons

    Bleacher Report "Through two weeks of preseason action, how are this year's rookies handling their first encounters with live NFL games? Some, such as New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones, Carolina Panthers edge-rusher Brian Burns and Chicago Bears running back David Montgomery, look..." August 22

  • Broncos place Bug Howard and Horace Richardson on injured reserve "The Broncos placed cornerback Horace Richardson (back) and tight end Bug Howard (hand) on injured reserve on Wednesday, the team announced. Howard played in Monday’s game against San Francisco. " August 21

  • Noah Fant Gets Good Injury News To Start NFL Career

    The Spun "The Denver Broncos drafted tight end Noah Fant in the first round with the expectation that he’d be an immediate impact player. After suffering an injury against the San Francisco 49ers, the Broncos got some good news about their injured rookie. According to NFL insider Tom..." August 21

  • Broncos sign TE/FB Orson Charles, claim OLB Dadi Nicolas, OL Tyler Jones "The Broncos signed tight end/fullback Orson Charles and claimed outside linebacker Dadi Nicolas and lineman Tyler Jones off waivers, the team announced. Denver waived/injured Aaron Wallace in a corresponding roster move. The Broncos placed CB Horace Richardson and TE Bug Howard on..." August 21

  • Top 10 Fantasy Wide Receivers for 2019

    The Big Lead "Wide receivers are the second-most important commodity in fantasy behind running backs. Employing two (and potentially three) high-end receivers is a time-tested strategy to ensure you’re in the mix come playoff time. There’s a whole lot of talent at the position right now, so..." August 21

  • Who are the highest paid NFL players? Russell Wilson leads list

    USA Today "Fifty-six NFL players now make at least $15 million a season in average annual salary, according to, a site that tracks NFL player contracts. The highest paid player in the league is currently Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.  He..." August 21

  • Drew Lock diagnosed with 'bad sprain' in right thumb, but won't require surgery

    Sportsnaut "Drew Lock went down hard and awkwardly on his right hand during Monday night’s preseason game between the Denver Broncos and San Francisco 49ers. The good news is, Lock didn’t break a bone. He did, however, suffer a “bad sprain,” in his right thumb,..." August 20

  • Fantasy Football 2019: 10 Sleepers Who Could Help You Win Your League

    NESN "Fantasy football drafts are not won in the early rounds. Everyone knows the top names. And not everyone is lucky enough to land Saquon Barkeley, Patrick Mahomes or Julio Jones. But, you just might be able to land the next breakout superstar in the middle rounds of your..." August 20

  • Broncos rookies Drew Lock, Noah Fant appear to escape serious injury vs. 49ers

    Yahoo! Sports "Denver Broncos rookie quarterback Drew Lock was slated to get some extended playing time in the second half of Monday’s preseason game against the San Francisco 49ers. But he delivered a scare in the third quarter when he came up from a tackle holding his throwing..." August 20

  • Who's Hot After Week 2 of the NFL Preseason?

    The Big Lead "Two weeks of the preseason are in the books – time to decide who’s really worthy of making it to an NFL roster and who isn’t. 1. Jarrett Stidham – QB, New England Patriots With the chance that this could be Tom Brady’s final..." August 19

  • Emmanuel Sanders to start in Broncos game with 49ers

    Mile High Report "When the Broncos introduce their starters for tonight’s game against the San Francisco 49ers, Emmanuel Sanders will come onto the field with the rest of the first team offense. The 32-year old receiver was placed on injured reserve after tearing his..." August 19

  • NFL Rumors: Playoff Expansion Considered by Players, Owners in CBA Negotiations

    Bleacher Report "The NFL and NFLPA have reportedly expressed openness to expanding the playoffs from 12 to 14 teams in new collective bargaining agreement talks. Tom Pelissero and Ian Rapoport of reported Monday the two sides are considering the change to offset the loss of..." August 19

  • The best fantasy football team name puns for 2019

    SB Nation "It’s fantasy football season! There are plenty of resources to research which players to draft for your team, but not many suggestions for actual team names. That’s where we come in, with 50 team names free for you to use. I’ve taken the liberty of splitting..." August 19

  • John Elway: Drew Lock has had his good days and his bad days

    Pro Football Talk "The Broncos will start Joe Flacco on Monday night against the 49ers, but Broncos coach Vic Fangio has yet to decide the order of his quarterbacks after that. Rookie Drew Lock took most of the second-team reps this week. He is competing with Kevin Hogan for the backup job..." August 18

  • John Elway: Vic Fangio has been “everything I thought he would be”

    Pro Football Talk "Broncos G.M. John Elway’s struggles in finding a great quarterback have been rivaled only by his struggles to find a great coach. Elway thinks he has finally found a great coach. “He’s been everything that I thought he would be,” Elway told reporters on..." August 18

  • Broncos’ Vic Fangio on LT Garett Bolles: ‘I like where he’s at’

    Clutch Points "Garett Bolles has shown some progression with the Denver Broncos throughout training camp so far, and Vic Fangio has taken notice. The first-year coach is impressed with the advancement the third-year left tackle has made since last season, especially mentally. “I like where..." August 17

  • Chris Harris Jr. says guys are ready for the NFL season fast

    Clutch Points "The topic of preseason has always been of much debate in NFL circles. Should the preseason be shortened? Should there even be exhibition games at all? Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. isn’t sure the league even needs to have a preseason: “It seems like..." August 17

  • Broncos coach Vic Fangio fondly looks back on four-year 49ers run

    NBC Sports Bay Area "During the 49ers’ run of three consecutive trips to the NFC Championship Game and one Super Bowl appearance, Jim Harbaugh’s teams were led by a talented and disciplined defense. Four years after the 49ers passed over their defensive coordinator on those teams, Vic Fangio,..." August 17

  • Mike Shanahan 'was close' to returning to Broncos

    ESPN "As he watched his son coach against the team he guided for 14 seasons Saturday, former Denver Broncos coach Mike Shanahan revealed he was indeed poised to return as the team's coach before the 2018 season, but that "it didn't work out." The fact that Broncos..." August 17

  • Raiders Sign Former Broncos & 49ers Offensive Lineman

    Heavy "The Oakland Raiders have made a move to sign former offensive lineman for the Denver Broncos and San Fransico 49ers, Cameron Hunt. This move likely comes as a result of the team losing starting right guard Gabe Jackson for eight weeks because of an MCL injury. Hunt was on and off the..." August 17

  • Huge brawl breaks out during 49ers, Broncos joint practice

    Sportsnaut "During Saturday’s joint practice between the San Francisco 49ers and Denver Broncos, a huge brawl broke out between the two teams. At least one big punch was thrown. Broncos offensive coordinator ended up tossing two of his own players after the huge fracas settled..." August 17

  • 2019 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: Don't-want-to-draft list goes with big names at running back, quarterback

    CBS Sports "Here's some simple draft advice: don't draft players you don't buy into.  Simple philosophy, right? Fantasy Football is about building and maintaining a team with players you believe in. Why louse it up with players who you just don't think are going to be..." August 16

  • The best statistical game by an NFL rookie quarterback in each season since 2010

    SB Nation "Rookie quarterbacks don’t always play right away in the NFL. When they do, the results can often be a mixed bag. They quickly learn the NFL isn’t like college. Defenses are much faster, windows close quicker, and blitzes get way more creative. There are still those select..." August 16

  • Drew Lock now taking ‘bulk’ of Broncos’ second-team reps during practice

    Sportsnaut "Denver Broncos rookie quarterback Drew Lock opened training camp and the team’s first two preseason games as the third-string quarterback. But this past week, following a much improved second outing last weekend against the Seattle Seahawks, the rookie has been elevated to a certain..." August 16

  • The top fantasy football tight ends to draft in 2019

    Washington Post "Here are my 2019 tight end rankings, with notes on the top 20 plus 20 more listed, as of Aug. 14. It’s important to bear in mind that things can change rapidly during training camp and the preseason, particularly in the event of injuries and/or personnel moves. Thus I’ve..." August 16

  • Predicting 4 Fantasy Football Studs in 2019

    Bleacher Report "The NFL is one of the most volatile and unpredictable sports leagues in existence. An injury or surprise rise at one key position can heavily affect several others, both on a play-to-play basis and from week to week. This is why it can be difficult to predict which players will become..." August 16

  • Who will be the next quarterback to win his first Super Bowl?

    SB Nation "Many believe Dan Marino is the greatest quarterback to never win a Super Bowl. While he still made it to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Super Bowl wins are tied to quarterbacks more than any other position. And getting that championship is a huge boon to a quarterback’s..." August 16

  • Joe Flacco ‘throwing dimes’ in practice says Emmanuel Sanders

    Clutch Points "Many thought that the Denver Broncos would have a quarterback controversy heading into this season. After general manager John Elway trade for Joe Flacco and drafted Drew Lock, the stage was set for a competition. But it seems that Flacco is leading by a good margin, as teammate..." August 15

  • Broncos' Bradley Chubb on brink of stardom -- not that he cares "At the Broncos' eighth practice of training camp, their third straight in full pads, I focused on pass rusher Bradley Chubb during a team period of the practice. On two consecutive plays, Chubb used a power rush against starting left tackle Garett Bolles. Heading into the next snap, Chubb..." August 15

  • Fantasy Football Red Flags You Need to Avoid in 2019

    Bleacher Report "The onset of the NFL preseason walks hand in hand with the endless wave of fantasy football drafts.  As information and deep dives become more widely available, the competition only stiffens when live drafts begin. Positional breakdowns, breakouts, sleepers, busts,..." August 15

  • The bottom 10: Worst starting running backs in the NFL today

    Sportsnaut "At a time when two of the NFL’s best running backs are holding for new contracts, a growing consensus builds surrounding the devaluation of the position. It’s a trend seen across the league with running back-by-committee becoming a more common approach. When some of the..." August 15

  • Who will be the NFL’s highest-paid player in 2023?

    SB Nation "You don’t have to be an elite NFL quarterback to become the highest-paid player in league history. You just have to be pretty good — and fairly young. Over the past decade, players like Joe Flacco, Matthew Stafford, Jimmy Garoppolo, and Derek..." August 15

  • Who's More Important, the QB or the Offensive Coordinator?

    The Big Lead "Football is a team game, but everyone is quite eager to assign individual blame or praise depending on the outcome. That’s simply human nature. In the NFL, this urge to assign individual responsibility evolves into full-blown debates that rage for decades. One of those debates..." August 15

  • The biggest roster hole for every top NFL playoff contender

    ESPN "No matter how wonderfully last season might have gone for your NFL team, no matter how perfect its draft was and no matter how many helpful free agents it signed, there's still at least one glaring hole -- or at least one major question still to be answered. This is true even for..." August 15

  • NFLPA issues 'work stoppage guide' to players

    ESPN "As collective bargaining agreement negotiations between the NFL and the NFLPA continue to make little progress, the NFLPA has issued a "work stoppage guide" to its players to help them prepare in case of a strike or lockout following the 2020 season. Sources on both sides..." August 15

  • 7 young quarterbacks who could threaten the NFL’s passing records one day

    SB Nation "The NFL is about to see a lot of its established stars at quarterback head off into retirement over the next few years. Longtime starters like Drew Brees, Ben Roethlisberger, Eli Manning, Philip Rivers, and (maybe) Tom Brady are winding down their careers...." August 14

  • The bottom 10: Worst starting receivers in the NFL today

    Sportsnaut "Real talent at the wide receiver position has taken a major hit around the NFL. Some of this could have to do with college teams failing to develop pass catchers. Others believe that a pass-happy NFL has led to teams relying on more receivers. Hence, the influx of starting slot..." August 14

  • Broncos say goodbye to crazy rookie haircut tradition "First, it was the record store. Now, Vic Fangio is tearing down the barbershop. Almost a month after banning music from training camp, the first-year Denver Broncos coach took to the podium Tuesday and declared yet another change for his players to abide by. His latest decree? Doing..." August 13

  • 10 players you can care about during the NFL preseason

    SB Nation "The NFL preseason doesn’t mean much if you’re an established starter. At best, it’s a chance to run through a handful of series and break up the monotony of training camp. At worst, it’s a few hours roaming the sidelines in front of a disinterested crowd while..." August 13