Denver Broncos

Stadium: Sports Authority Field | Coach: Vance Joseph
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense27th92.8 (27th)230.3 (21st)
Defense4th130.3 (28th)185.8 (1st)

Schedule

10:20 pm EDT
Mon Sep 11
LAC
4:25 pm EDT
Sun Sep 17
DAL
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Sep 24
at BUF
4:25 pm EDT
Sun Oct 1
OAK
8:30 pm EDT
Sun Oct 15
NYG
4:25 pm EDT
Sun Oct 22
at LAC
8:30 pm EDT
Mon Oct 30
at KC
1:00 pm EST
Sun Nov 5
at PHI
8:30 pm EST
Sun Nov 12
NE
4:25 pm EST
Sun Nov 19
CIN
4:25 pm EST
Sun Nov 26
at OAK
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 3
at MIA
4:05 pm EST
Sun Dec 10
NYJ
8:25 pm EST
Thu Dec 14
at IND
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 24
at WAS
4:25 pm EST
Sun Dec 31
KC

Standings

AFC
West
Overall
W-L-T
Division
W-L-T
Kansas City12-4-06-0-0
Oakland12-4-03-3-0
Denver9-7-02-4-0
Los Angeles5-11-01-5-0
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Broncos' Devontae Booker: Better prepared for Year 2
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Less than a year removed from two knee surgeries, Booker hit a rookie wall in 2016, but is poised to improve during his sophomore campaign, Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com reports.

Rumors flew after the 2016 draft that, had Denver not been able to nab Paxton Lynch, Booker was on its radar in the first round. He slid to the fourth, while his quick-twitch style paired with a bruising physique made many wonder how long it would take for Booker to capture Denver's lead job. It ended up being after Week 7, as C.J. Anderson's season-ending knee injury left Booker as Denver's top dog. It didn't work out as Booker averaged just under three yards per carry for the rest of the season. He did show flashes as a talented all-around back, however, including his 109-total-yard performance in Week 17, during which he scored two touchdowns. The Broncos depth chart, outside of Booker, is deep, but features a ton of question marks including the inconsistent Anderson, injured Jamaal Charles and inexperienced De'Angelo Henderson. That depth might make it difficult for Booker to get too many touches. The quality of that depth could also mean that Booker is the Broncos' lead back before long.

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Broncos' Emmanuel Sanders: Spending less time at drive-thru
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanders has cut fast food out of his diet in an effort to improve his body, Mike Klis of KUSA-TV 9 News reports.

Despite the boyish looks and spindly frame, Sanders is no longer a spring chicken at 30 years old. The increased attention to fitness will help ensure that the speedster's play doesn't regress. Another key will be Denver's new offense under offensive coordinator Mike McCoy. Sanders tallied 2,167 yards in two season in Gary Kubiak's more deliberate-moving attack, but it doesn't take a great memory to recall what Sanders did in a similar offense as McCoy's in 2014: notch 101 catches for 1,404 yards despite Peyton Manning being hobbled down the stretch. Neither Trevor Siemian nor Paxton Lynch presents a clear upgrade to even a hobbled Manning, but a pass-happier offense and healthier lifestyle should still lead to greater production for Sanders, who praised Siemian's throws on in- and out-breaking routes and Lynch's deep ball.

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Broncos' Paxton Lynch: Wows top receiver
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Demaryius Thomas says that Lynch turned heads as minicamp came to a close, Mike Klis of KUSA-TV 9 News reports.

Thomas' words echo what the media, coaching staff, and Lynch himself have said about the second-year quarterback's progress. Expect Thomas' words to carry more weight than the rest, though. The Broncos' quarterback competition has always been about Siemian's experience versus Lynch's superior athletic traits. The more comfortable Lynch gets in Denver's new offense - the better chance he has to cut it loose. One of the peculiar myths being used in Siemian's favor is that - given his affability and moxie - the Broncos players would have trouble rallying around the less experienced Lynch. If Thomas, an offensive team captain, is so willing to throw support behind Lynch - consider that myth busted.

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Broncos' Demaryius Thomas: Fully healthy entering this season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thomas is no longer bothered by the hip problem that plagued him last season, Aric DiLalla of DenverBroncos.com reports.

Thomas has started 90 consecutive games for the Broncos, but the 29-year-old battled through hip tightness during the first couple months of last season. Although Thomas was absent from Denver's injury report after that period, and finished with 90 receptions for 1,083 yards and five touchdowns to boot, he admitted his hip's condition held him back at times over the course of the campaign. However, thanks to some changes in his diet and preparation regimen, Thomas says, "it's totally different", because he no longer wakes up needing to loosen his hip. That improvement has the Pro Bowler excited about the upcoming season, when he'll also be reunited with former offensive coordinator Mike McCoy.

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