Thompson has shown that he can produce at the NFL level, but given the Broncos' depth at running back, the 24-year-old will have to at least begin the season on as a member of the practice squad. Thompson accrued one start last season, but the three-year vet only totaled 48 yards on the year. There is a chance that Thompson will make his way onto Denver's active roster during 2016.
Thompson joined the Broncos as an undrafted player two years ago and has been a contributor. His release means that Andy Janovich has taken over as the team's fullback for 2016.
Juwan Thompson (illness) is inactive for Sunday's playoff game against the Steelers, the Denver Post reports.
While Thompson's absence isn't much of a hit to fantasy players, it does impact the Denver Broncos ' backfield depth Sunday behind C.J. Anderson and Ronnie Hillman.
Juwan Thompson snatched four passes for 21 yards off of six targets and added eight yards on the ground on five carries.
Thompson has nine touches in each of his past two games, by far his biggest workloads of the season. Thompson's looks have come due to C.J. Anderson being sidelined with an ankle injury and he hasn't done too much with them, averaging seven yards per catch and 2.7 yards per carry. Anderson suited up as the emergency back on Sunday and appears to be on pace to re-emerge and take carries away from Thompson in the coming weeks.
Hillman and C.J. Anderson (ankle) are both listed as questionable, but the former is expected to get the start, whereas the latter looks shaky to even suit up. If Anderson can't play, Thompson will be the No. 2 running back, with his role potentially including short-yardage and goal-line carries. Head coach Gary Kubiak suggested earlier in the week that Thompson might start, but it now appears only a late setback would prevent Hillman from playing.
|9||11/6/16||@ OAK||8:30 pm|
|10||11/13/16||@ NO||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 11|
|13||12/4/16||@ JAC||1:00 pm|
|14||12/11/16||@ TEN||1:00 pm|
|16||12/25/16||@ KC||8:30 pm|
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