Daniels (knee) was limited at practice Wednesday. With no reported setbacks in Week 11, we suspect that Daniels' limitations Wednesday were maintenance-related, with a probable designation for Sunday night's game against the Patriots a likely outcome Friday.
Daniels (knee) caught four of five targets for a team-high 69 yards Sunday against the Bears. With Emmanuel Sanders sidelined with a toe injury, quarterback Brock Osweiler, starting in place of the injured Peyton Manning (foot/ribs), had to spread the targets around, which he did to Daniels and fellow tight end Vernon Davis (six catches on six targets for 68 yards), among others. Daniels' fantasy upside is fairly limited overall, as he'll never be in the upper-tier of players at his position, and his touchdowns, of which he has two this season, are too inconsistent to rely upon.
Daniels (knee) is active Sunday against the Bears. Daniels did not practice Wednesday but increased his workload to a full showing Friday, clearing the way for him to play. However, his fantasy upside is fairly limited while competing for targets with tight ends Vernon Davis and Virgil Green, with Brock Osweiler now under center.
Daniels (knee) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Bears. Daniels gradually increased his workload from not practicing Wednesday to full participation Friday, putting him on track to play through his knee issue Sunday in Chicago. However, with new quarterback Brock Osweiler, as well as fellow tight ends Virgil Green (finger) and Vernon Davis in the mix, Daniels' fantasy outlook is a bit cloudy.
Daniels (knee/shoulder) was listed as a limited practice participant Thursday. Daniels should be a go Sunday against the Bears, but given that fellow TE Vernon Davis has had some more time to absorb the Broncos' offense, Daniels figures to be a hit-or-miss fantasy option going forward.
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