Latimer hauled in his only target for 13 yards during Sunday's AFC championship game win against the Patriots. Active for 14 contests in his second NFL season, Latimer nonetheless earned 17 percent of the Broncos' offensive snaps, which translated to six catches (on 12 targets) for 59 yards and one touchdown. His share of those snaps diminished even more in the team's two playoff tilts to date -- 16 of 142 snaps, or 11 percent -- but he secured all three passes directed his way for 31 yards. Although he's unlikely to make a significant dent in the Super Bowl box score, stranger things have happened in the big game.
Latimer is inactive for Monday's game against the Bengals. Latimer is the odd man out in the Broncos' Week 16 wideout corps, though with just six catches for 59 yards and a TD in 13 games to date, he's off the fantasy radar, in any case.
Latimer had two catches on three targets for 22 yards and his first career touchdown Sunday against the Bears. He also rushed once for five yards. Latimer got more snaps Sunday because Emmanuel Sanders was out with toe and finger injuries, and his chemistry with quarterback Brock Osweiler, who started in place of the injured Peyton Manning (foot/ribs), was certainly more evident than what he had with Manning. Demaryius Thomas is still going to dominate the targets, regardless of who starts at quarterback, but Latimer is starting to slowly prove that he can be a serviceable option in the passing game. Sanders was a game-time decision Sunday and will need to practice a bit next week if he's going to be cleared to play in Week 12 against the Patriots, which could certainly limit Latimer's snaps.
Latimer had three catches on six targets for 30 yards -- all career-highs -- Sunday against the Chiefs. With Emmanuel Sanders battling an ankle injury and a possible concussion, Latimer got a significant increase in playing time, though most of his looks came from backup Brock Osweiler, who replaced starter Peyton Manning in the third quarter after he completed just five passes and was picked off four times. Manning is expected to start in Week 11 if he's healthy, and Latimer's upside continues to be limited if Sanders is healthy too.
Latimer (groin) failed to catch the only pass thrown his way Sunday against the Browns. Despite being listed as the No. 3 wideout, Latimer is incredibly far behind top-two wideouts Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders, as he's essentially fighting for scraps with Andre Caldwell, Jordan Norwood and Bennie Fowler, all of whom were targeted at least once Sunday as well.
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