Broncos linebacker Von Miller had four tackles and his second sack of the season Sunday against the Vikings. Miller has picked up a sack in two of his last three games, but as long as he's defined as a linebacker in most fantasy formats, his fantasy IDP value is limited because he doesn't get nearly as many tackles as most other players at his position.
Broncos linebacker Von Miller was recently released from the NFL's drug program, a source told The Denver Post. With Miller not failing a drug test over the last two years along with a new drug policy, Miller has been removed from the program and will no longer require multiple tests each week. Miller violated the league's drug policy in 2013 and was suspended for six games.
Broncos linebacker Von Miller has changed his diet during the offseason and he said it's starting to pay off, reports The Denver Post. "Sometimes you just have to step away from the burgers and stuff," Miller said. "It might not be hurting you, but it's definitely not helping you." As a result of the diet changes, Miller said he's gone from 252 pounds last season to 242 pounds. "I was in pretty good shape last year, but going to another level, it's always about how far you push yourself," Miller said. "I definitely feel like I'm in better shape than I was coming in to [organized team activities], and I'll be in even better shape coming into training camp."
Broncos defensive coordinator Wade Phillips is hoping to run a more aggressive defense in 2015, according to ESPN. "We're aggressive," Phillips said. "Defensive players, they're aggressive by nature. I think you take something away from them when you don't let them be." Phillips clarified that he won't necessarily get blitz-happy, but said he would have an "attack defense. That's the way players like to play," Phillips said. "You get the best results out of that and I think you play the best that way so we'll be that way." Phillips' strategy should be a welcome addition in Denver. Former defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio was often criticized for the team's lack of aggression on defense. Phillips already has the support of Von Miller and DeMarcus Ware. "This defense has the players to do it, we need just to get in the lab and figure out how to be better," Miller said. "Because we had moments where we showed what we can do, but we didn't do it enough, myself included, I know that." Ware added, "we feel like there's more we can do. We want every play to be hard on the quarterback."
Broncos linebacker Von Miller is in the camp that believes quarterback Peyton Manning will return to the Broncos for the 2015 season. "We can win a championship with Peyton," Miller told The Denver Post. "I think that's the only thing that matters," Miller said. "What else can I say? I think he's coming back. He said a long time ago that he would stop playing football when he felt like he was hurting a team more than helping a team. There's still so much he can do, so many wonderful things he can do for the Denver Broncos." Manning, 38, has been contemplating his future this since Denver's season ended in the divisional round of the playoffs against the Colts. On Monday, the NFL Network's Gil Brandt reported that Manning would "almost certainly" be back with the Broncos for another season. Manning threw for 4,727 yards and 39 touchdowns in 2014.