Heuerman caught two of three targets for 10 yards in Sunday's 20-19 win over the Raiders. Heuerman out-snapped No. 2 tight end Jake Butt by a 41-2 margin, but the latter had four receptions for 48 yards, including a key catch that led to a game-winning field goal. Though Heuerman has seen more playing time, Butt looks like the preferred pass-catching tight end and thus the more intriguing fantasy entity.
Heuerman hauled in his lone target, a gain of 15 yards, during Sunday's 27-24 win over Seattle. The Broncos' tight end hierarchy has arguably been the team's least clear position battle. Sunday didn't clear things up too much. Heuerman logged starter-level snaps -- 60 in all -- to Jake Butt's 36, yet Butt was targeted four times to Heuerman's one. If Heuerman is getting more snaps, but fewer looks, is he really more valuable than Butt?
Heuerman (knee) will not dress for Saturday's preseason opener against the Vikings, Aric Dilalla of the Broncos' official site reports. Despite missing the beginning of training camp, Heuerman is apparently in no danger of losing his roster spot with the Broncos. He still tops the team's depth chart at the tight end position, but an influx of talent in the form of Jake Butt and Troy Fumagalli (groin) could put him on notice. Butt is especially viewed as a potential red-zone threat for the Broncos, and he could therefore wrestle a chunk of snaps away from the third-year tight end.
Heuerman (knee) worked with trainers on the side during Thursday's walkthrough, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports. Things seem to be progressing well for Heuerman, who was recently slotted at the top of Denver's tight end hierarchy. There's a chance the Broncos will opt to keep Heuerman on the sidelines for Saturday's preseason contest, but it looks as if the Ohio State product will be ready for the season opener.
Heuerman (knee) is listed as Denver's top tight end on the team's initial depth chart, the Broncos' official site reports. Despite not practicing recently, Heuerman finds himself ahead of the likes of Jake Butt and Austin Traylor, who have both reportedly turned heads at camp. Head coach Vance Joseph has stressed that this initial depth chart is little more than a starting point and this might be one position where that holds especially true. Butt and 2018 fifth-round pick Troy Fumagalli are logical candidates to make the team. Assuming the team keeps just three tight ends, Heuerman might go from top on the depth chart to battling Traylor for one roster spot.
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|4||10/02||Kansas City Chiefs||31||14.00|
|5||10/07||@New York Jets||7||4.00|
|6||10/14||Los Angeles Rams||28||10.00|
|8||10/28||@Kansas City Chiefs||31||14.00|
|11||11/18||@Los Angeles Chargers||3||2.00|
|14||12/09||@San Francisco 49ers||22||8.00|
|17||12/30||Los Angeles Chargers||3||2.00|
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