Denver Broncos tight end Owen Daniels had two catches on five targets for nine yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings .
With wideouts Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders dominating the targets, it's unlikely that Daniels becomes an upper-tier fantasy option like Julius Thomas was the past two seasons, but he has scored a touchdown in back-to-back weeks. Additionally, he'll next face off against a Oakland Raiders defense that has been badly exposed by opposing tight ends this season.
Daniels made an excellent grab from 11 yards out to give the Broncos a 12-point lead in the final three minutes. He didn't do much outside of the game-clinching touchdown, but his nine targets were tied for second best on the team, and he played 60 snaps to Virgil Green's 15, according to Pro Football Focus.
Daniels clearly isn't going to put up lofty yardage totals, but as the top tight end in Denver's offense, he could be a semi-regular visitor to the end zone.
Virgil Green caught two passes for 12 yards and a touchdown on three targets, but Daniels had a 67-28 advantage in snaps, according to Nathan Jahnke of Pro Football Focus. Neither tight end looks like an appealing option through two games, but Daniels is at least ahead of Green.
Thomas was tagged by the team, keeping him off the free agent market, and he's in the process of negotiating a long-term contract with the Broncos. He intends to work out on his own until the deal is done.
Manning spent the week throwing to Broncos pass catchers
Manning poked fun at Thomas by photoshopping him into a group picture, taken at Duke after a workout.
After losing tight end Julius Thomas to the Jaguars, the Broncos are signing Daniels to man the position.
Daniels spent his first eight years with the Texans, he then played for the Ravens last year. The 32-year-old finished the 2014 season with 48 catches for 527 yards and four touchdowns.
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