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  • Melvin Gordon III Returns To Practice Monday

    Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon III (foot) returned to Monday's training camp practice and was wearing pads. Gordon had been dealing with a minor foot injury that kept him out since last week, but it looks like he's good to go. It remains to be seen if he'll suit up for the team's second preseason game this Saturday against the Buffalo Bills. The 29-year-old veteran was in a near-even timeshare with Javonte Williams in 2021, and although the new Denver coaching staff is expected to divvy up the backfield playing time again in 2022, Gordon should be viewed as more of the 1B to Williams' 1A this time around. Still, Gordon is worth a late-round pick as a handcuff for Williams or as an RB3/flex in deeper leagues.

    Aug 15 · Source via Broncos Melvin Gordon
  • Randy Gregory Coming Off PUP List

    The Denver Broncos activated pass-rusher Randy Gregory (shoulder) off the Physically Unable to Perform list on Monday, according to a source. Gregory had offseason shoulder surgery and was one of the team's big free-agent signings of the offseason. The expectation is that he'll be ready for Week 1 against the Seattle Seahawks. The 29-year-old is likely to be eased into training camp practices and preseason games, but barring a setback with his shoulder, he should be ready for the start of the regular season. Gregory is very injury-prone and hasn't played a full season since being taken in the second round of the 2015 draft by the Dallas Cowboys, but he also had 15.5 sacks over the last three years and could be on the IDP radar if he can stay healthy all year.

    Aug 15 · Source via Broncos Randy Gregory
  • Broncos Sign Joe Schobert

    The Denver Broncos signed veteran free-agent linebacker Joe Schobert to an undisclosed deal on Monday, according to a source. Schobert starred for the Cleveland Browns and was most recently with the Pittsburgh Steelers last year, when he recorded 112 tackles (70 solo), one interception, six passes defensed and one forced fumble in 16 games. He will help fill the void created by an injury to Jonas Griffith (elbow), who will miss at least a month of action. The 28-year-old Schobert is expected to compete for a backup spot with Justin Strnad in Denver. Schobert brings plenty of experience to an already strong Broncos defense, and he's recorded 100-plus tackles in five of his six NFL seasons.

    Aug 15 · Source via Broncos Jonas Griffith Joe Schobert Justin Strnad
  • Broncos LB Jonas Griffith Dislocates Elbow

    Broncos linebacker Jonas Griffith sustained a dislocated elbow during the team’s preseason victory over the Cowboys on Saturday, as Mike Klis of 9News.com tweets. Griffith is expected to miss the next four to six weeks, so his availability for the first several games of the regular season is in doubt. The 25-year-old ‘backer entered the […]

    Aug 14 · Pro Football Rumors Broncos Jonas Griffith
  • Brandon McManus Connects On All Three Kicks

    Denver Broncos kicker Brandon McManus went 2-for-2 on extra points during Saturday's preseason victory over the Dallas Cowboys. He also converted his lone field goal attempt. The 31-year-old has been one of the NFL's more reliable kickers, so it comes as no surprise that the Broncos did not entertain any competition for McManus this offseason. He finished as the K17 last year, connecting on 26 of 31 field goals and 33 of 34 extra points. He is generally reliable and plays half his games in the high altitude of Denver, so he's worth rostering in most leagues.

    Aug 14 · Source via Broncos Brandon McManus
  • P.J. Locke Intercepts Pass Saturday

    Miami Dolphins cornerback P.J. Locke intercepted Dallas Cowboys quarterback Cooper Rush during the teams' postseason opener on Saturday evening. Locke appeared in 16 games for Denver last season, racking up six tackles. Between his usage last season and a quick interception here in the preseason, Locke should make the roster in 2022. However, the 25-year-old Texas product still faces an uphill battle in his pursuit to earn meaningful snaps.

    Aug 14 · Source via Broncos P.J. Locke
  • Seth Williams Catches Touchdown Pass Saturday

    Denver Broncos wide receiver Seth Williams turned four targets into four catches for 29 yards and a touchdown during Saturday's preseason victory over the Dallas Cowboys. Williams spent most of his rookie season on the practice squad, though he did appear in two games, hauling in his lone target for a 34-yard catch. He is competing for a roster spot as training camp continues and hopes to offer depth to a unit that recently lost Tim Patrick (ACL).

    Aug 14 · Source via Broncos Seth Williams
  • Kendall Hinton Finds End Zone Saturday

    Denver Broncos wide receiver Kendall Hinton hauled in three of four targets for 53 yards during Saturday's preseason opener against the Dallas Cowboys. His best play was a gorgeous 24-yard touchdown reception in which Josh Johnson placed the football perfectly and Hinton tracked it well before catching it in the end zone. The 25-year-old Wake Forest product is expected to make the roster in 2022, filling a special teams role while offering depth at wide receiver in the wake of Tim Patrick's ACL tear. Last year, he hauled in 15 passes for 175 yards and one touchdown.

    Aug 14 · Source via Broncos Kendall Hinton
  • Brandon Johnson Catches Four Passes In Preseason Opener

    Denver Broncos wide receiver Brandon Johnson hauled in four of six targets for 64 yards against the Dallas Cowboys during Saturday's preseason victory. His biggest play was a 40-yard reception. Undrafted out of UCF, Johnson produced 565 yards and 11 touchdowns during his final season of NCAA action. He faces an uphill battle to make the team, but there are still roster spots up for grabs and Johnson made a good impression with his performance this weekend.

    Aug 14 · Source via Broncos
  • Jalen Virgil Busy In Win Over Cowboys

    Denver Broncos rookie wide receiver Jalen Virgil turned five targets into three catches for 83 yards during Saturday's preseason opener against the Dallas Cowboys. His biggest play was a 42-yard reception thrown by Brett Rypien. Virgil went undrafted out of Appalachian State, where he was solely a special teamer and returned three kickoffs for touchdowns over his final two NCAA seasons. He faces an uphill battle to make the team in 2022, but Saturday's performance did help his case.

    Aug 14 · Source via Broncos
  • Brett Rypien Throws 18 Passes Saturday

    Denver Broncos quarterback Brett Rypien completed just eight of 18 pass attempts for 113 yards during Saturday's preseason opener against the Dallas Cowboys. Josh Johnson played the first half while Rypien handled the second half. The 26-year-old hasn't seen meaningful snaps since 2020, when he completed 27 of 40 passes for 295 yards, two touchdowns, and four interceptions.

    Aug 14 · Source via Broncos Brett Rypien
  • Josh Johnson Completes Two Touchdown Passes

    Denver Broncos quarterback Josh Johnson completed 16 of 23 passes for 172 yards and two touchdowns during Saturday's preseason opener against the Dallas Cowboys. He also rushed for three yards. Johnson is competing to be the Broncos' backup quarterback and has now played for 15 NFL teams in 13 years, not to mention his time in the UFL, AAF, and XFL. The 36-year-old appeared in four games for the Ravens last season, completing 67.1 percent of his passes for 639 yards, five touchdowns, and two interceptions. Even if he wins a roster spot, he has no fantasy relevance.

    Aug 14 · Source via Broncos Josh Johnson
  • Christopher Allen Done For The Season

    Denver Broncos linebacker Christopher Allen (foot) was placed on injured reserve on Wednesday. The undrafted rookie suffered a fracture in September during a victory over the Miami Hurricanes, requiring surgery and ending his season. Allen also had two screws removed from his foot back in January, so it's unknown what the future holds for the 23-year-old. However, he won't be worth anything to managers in IDP formats heading into the 2022-23 campaign.

    Aug 10 · Source via Broncos
  • Russell Wilson Unlikely To Suit Up Versus Dallas

    Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson isn't expected to play during the preseason opener versus Dallas. "I don't think so," responded head coach Nathaniel Hackett when asked if the multi-time Pro Bowler would suit up on Saturday. Considering Wilson has been in the league since 2012, Broncos fans may not see him on the field until Week 1 for the Monday Night Football showdown against his former team, the Seattle Seahawks. Josh Johnson and Brett Rypien are currently listed behind Wilson on the depth chart, so they'll likely get more than enough work to warrant DFS consideration.

    Aug 10 · Source via Broncos Russell Wilson
  • Melvin Gordon III Dealing With Foot Injury

    Denver Broncos head coach Nathaniel Hackett said that running back Melvin Gordon III (foot) is dealing with a foot injury that the team is managing. As a result, he didn't take part in training camp practice on Wednesday. Gordon's injury doesn't seem very serious at all, so it shouldn't be anything to worry about with the team's first preseason game coming this Saturday. The 29-year-old re-signed with Denver this offseason, to the disappointment of Javonte Williams backers, and the new coaching staff is expected to once again use the two backs in tandem in 2022. Williams is the more explosive back and should be considered the 1A in this backfield, but Gordon remains a thorn in his side. At best, Gordon will be an RB3/flex and handcuff for those that roster Williams.

    Aug 10 · Source via Broncos Melvin Gordon
  • Courtland Sutton Working Through Shoulder Issue

    Denver Broncos wide receiver Courtland Sutton (shoulder) received a massive quarterback upgrade during the offseason when the Broncos traded for Russell Wilson. Sutton and teammate Jerry Jeudy are expected to form an exciting tandem this season. Sutton had his foot evaluated in practice on Sunday and was reported to have "a little shoulder thing we're just working through" in practice on Tuesday. Neither injury seems major, and the fact that he was still able to participate in practice is a good sign, but it would be beneficial for Sutton to be getting reps with Wilson to establish a strong rapport. Sutton will be a top-30 fantasy receiver this year, with a chance to crack the top 15 if he dominates the targets in this offense.

    Aug 10 · Source via Broncos Courtland Sutton
  • Javonte Williams, Melvin Gordon III To Be On Pitch Count

    Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Justin Outten is really excited for the running back room this year, but he said the RBs will be on a pitch count throughout the season. Here we go again. Javonte Williams and Melvin Gordon III were in a near-even timeshare for all of the 2021 season, and they finished with very similar numbers as a result. Williams had 203 carries for 903 yards and four touchdowns, adding 43 catches for 316 yards and three more scores. Gordon had 203 carries for 918 yards and eight TDs, adding 28 catches for 213 yards and two more TDs through the air. Williams has clear RB1 upside in an offense that should be much more explosive with quarterback Russell Wilson at the helm, but Gordon's presence might make him more of a high-end RB2 target in fantasy drafts in single-year leagues.

    Aug 8 · Source via Broncos Melvin Gordon
  • Why Melvin Gordon will still impact the Broncos' offense

    The Broncos and Gordon waited until late in free agency to reunite, but he could still factor into the offense, especially as a pass-catcher.

    Aug 8 · ESPN Broncos Melvin Gordon
  • Courtland Sutton Has Foot Evaluated During Practice

    Denver Broncos wide receiver Courtland Sutton (foot) suffered a foot injury during practice on Saturday. However, after being evaluated, he returned to the field. With Tim Patrick (knee) tearing his ACL, Sutton is expected to see plenty of targets this season from new signal-caller Russell Wilson, especially in the red zone. The 26-year-old finished 2021-22 with only 58 catches for 776 yards and two touchdowns. Yet, with Wilson in the equation, Sutton could be in store for the best season of his career.

    Aug 6 · Source via Broncos Courtland Sutton
  • Albert Okwuegbunam May See More Red Zone Looks

    Denver Broncos tight end Albert Okwuegbunam could see more targets moving ahead after Tim Patrick (knee) was lost for the year. Head coach Nathaniel Hackett emphasized the need for others to step up on the offensive end this season, especially inside the red zone, an area where Patrick has thrived over the years. With Noah Fant now in Seattle, there will be plenty of chances for Okwuegbunam to get involved. He'll likely share snaps with rookie Greg Dulcich, but his upside in deeper fantasy formats may be higher than ever. There is also streaming potential for the 2020 fourth-round pick, even more so if Dulcich is limited early in the season due to his nagging hamstring issue.

    Aug 4 · Source via Broncos Albert Okwuegbunam
  • Javonte Williams, Melvin Gordon III Could See 70-30 Split

    Denver Broncos running back Javonte Williams could be unleashed in the newly revamped offense this season, according to team reporter Cecil Lammey. Melvin Gordon III was brought back to the Denver backfield on a one-year deal well after free agency opened so it is no surprise that the young stud running back might be in for a significant workload. Williams has been getting most of the first-team reps during camp, as in six out of the seven practices he has worked with the starters. If Williams does in fact lead the way in a 70-30 split, he could be valued as an elite RB1 with league-winning upside. As of now, his draft price reflects Gordon having a similar role to last season, where the two saw a dead-even split.

    Aug 4 · Source via Broncos Melvin Gordon
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