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2021 33 330 10.00 2 0.00 433.1
2020 11 121 11.00 1 0.00 184.5
3y Avg. 22 226 10.27 2 0.00 343.8
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  • Broncos' Albert Okwuegbunam: TEs to Sit

    The 49ers are No. 1 in fewest Fantasy points allowed to tight ends this year, and that should be bad news for Okwuegbunam. He was surprisingly not used enough in Week 2 against Houston with only two targets, and he finished with no catches. Even if Jerry Jeudy (chest) remains out this week, it's hard to trust Okwuegbunam as a No. 1 Fantasy option in the majority of leagues.
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  • Broncos' Albert Okwuegbunam: Held catchless in win

    Okwuegbunam was targeted twice, but failed to record a catch in Sunday's 16-9 win over the Texans. Okwuegbunam was a non-factor in the contest on a day when Russell Wilson completed just 14 total passes and the team only managed to score 16 points. The 24-year-old had an opportunity to become more involved when Jerry Jeudy exited the game with a rib injury, but the Broncos offense could not get much going. The lone touchdown of the day came in the fourth quarter when Russell Wilson hooked up with tight end Eric Saubert on a 22-yard score. Fantasy managers hoping that Okwuegbunam could make a big leap this year should exercise caution while Denver's offense finds its groove. The 6-foot-5, 258-pounder will look to get more involved in Week 3 when the Broncos host the 49ers.
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  • Broncos' Albert Okwuegbunam: Sleepers (Start/Sit)

    Albert Okwuegbunam should have scored a touchdown Monday night against Seattle, but he was tackled at the goal line. He finished the game with five catches for 33 yards on six targets, and he should continue to be a go-to option for Russell Wilson behind Courtland Sutton and Jerry Jeudy. I expect Wilson to bounce back and lead the Broncos to a win this week against the Texans, and Okwuegbunam could find the end zone in the victory.
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  • Broncos' Albert Okwuegbunam: Sleeper TEs

    Albert Okwuegbunam should have scored a touchdown Monday night against Seattle, but he was tackled at the goal line. He finished the game with five catches for 33 yards on six targets, and he should continue to be a go-to option for Russell Wilson behind Courtland Sutton and Jerry Jeudy. I expect Wilson to bounce back and lead the Broncos to a win this week against the Texans, and Okwuegbunam could find the end zone in the victory.
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  • Broncos' Albert Okwuegbunam: Week 2 Waiver Priority List

    Russell Wilson consistently checked down Monday night at Seattle, and that could be a sign of things to come, even with Courtland Sutton and Jerry Jeudy on the roster. Okwuegbunam caught five passes for 33 yards on six targets, and he should be the third pass catcher in Denver's offense moving forward. Okwuegbunam is worth up to 5-10 percent of your remaining FAB.
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  • Broncos' Albert Okwuegbunam: Week 1 Streamers (TE Preview)

    The Broncos are letting Russ cook to the tune of 42 pass attempts in Week 1. That means plenty of targets for everyone, and Okwuegbunam gobbled up six of them and nearly scored a touchdown. We like his chances even more against a mediocre Texans defense in Week 2.
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  • Broncos' Albert Okwuegbunam: Six targets on MNF

    Okwuegbunam caught five of six targets for 33 yards in Monday's 17-16 loss to Seattle. Okwuegbunam led all Broncos tight ends in catches and targets, though tight end/fullback Andrew Beck topped him in receiving yards with 52. Running back Javonte Williams caught 11 passes while Jerry Jeudy and Courtland Sutton each topped 70 receiving yards, so Okwuegbunam could be the fourth option at best in Denver's passing game heading into a Week 2 visit from the Texans.
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  • Broncos' Albert Okwuegbunam: Start 'Em

    Okwuegbunam dealt with a lower-body injury in practice last week, but he's fine for Week 1. And he should hopefully be part of the fireworks from Russell Wilson in this matchup against Seattle. The Seahawks were among the league leaders in touchdowns allowed to tight ends last year with nine, and Wilson should know how to exploit this secondary better than anyone. Okwuegbunam is a low-end starter in all leagues.
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  • Broncos' Albert Okwuegbunam: Avoids Week 1 injury report

    Okwuegbunam (lower body) wasn't listed on Thursday's injury report. Okwuegbunam dealt with some tightness last week, but that evidently has cleared up. With Noah Fant now in Seattle and rookie third-round pick Greg Dulcich starting the season on injured reserve due to a hamstring injury, Okwuegbunam will open the season Monday against Seattle as the top tight end in Denver's new-look, Russell Wilson-led offense.
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  • Broncos' Albert Okwuegbunam: Week 1 Waiver Priority List

    Okwuegbunam should be No. 3 in targets for Denver to open the season with Greg Dulcich (hamstring) on short-term injured reserve, along with Tim Patrick (knee) out for the season. Okwuegbunam should be behind Courtland Sutton and Jerry Jeudy as a favorite target from Russell Wilson, and we'll see if that leads to quality production. He's a good second tight end to stash in all leagues for 1 percent of your remaining FAB.
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  • Broncos' Albert Okwuegbunam: Week 1 Priority List

    Okwuegbunam should be No. 3 in targets for Denver to open the season with Greg Dulcich (hamstring) on short-term injured reserve, along with Tim Patrick (knee) out for the season. Okwuegbunam should be behind Courtland Sutton and Jerry Jeudy as a favorite target from Russell Wilson, and we'll see if that leads to quality production. He's a good second tight end to stash in all leagues for 1 percent of your remaining FAB.
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  • Broncos' Albert Okwuegbunam: Returns to practice Tuesday

    Okwuegbunam (lower body) practiced Tuesday, Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com reports. Broncos head coach Nathaniel Hackett said Okwuegbunam "had a little tightness" last week, but he appears to be fine heading into Week 1. With Noah Fant gone and Russell Wilson in town, the 2020 fourth-round pick is expected to have a big season as the Broncos' No. 1 tight end. Last year, he appeared in 14 games and caught 33 of 40 targets for 330 yards and two scores.
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  • Broncos' Albert Okwuegbunam: Unlikely to play Saturday

    Okwuegbunam isn't in line to play in Saturday's preseason game versus the Vikings, George Stoia III of The Denver Gazette reports. Offensive coordinator Justin Outten implied to Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com on Thursday that Okwuegbunam again would see action in the Broncos' third exhibition, but it appears coach Nathaniel Hackett ultimately will keep his top tight end on the sideline Saturday. Overall, Okwuegbunam hauled in four of five passes (for 32 yards) from quarterbacks not named Russell Wilson in two contests, so their connection won't be seen on the field until Week 1, when the team opens the campaign Monday, Sept. 12 with a visit to Seattle.
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  • Broncos' Albert Okwuegbunam: Slated to play Saturday

    Offensive coordinator Justin Outten said Thursday that Okwuegbunam will play in Saturday's preseason contest against the Vikings, Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com reports. After Okwuegbunam didn't receive a target on 16 offensive snaps in the Broncos' exhibition opener, he played much of preseason Week 2 this past Saturday in Buffalo, gathering in four of five passes for 32 yards. His usage under new coach Nathaniel Hackett has been strange to say the least as Denver's No. 1 tight end, but Okwuegbunam has yet to see action with new quarterback Russell Wilson and likely won't this weekend as well. As long as Okwuegbunam emerges Saturday with his health intact, he should serve as one of the team's top playmakers Week 1 and beyond.
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  • Broncos' Albert Okwuegbunam: Concerning preseason usage

    Okwuegbunam played the entirety of Denver's preseason game against Buffalo on Saturday, logging four catches for 32 yards on five targets. Coach Nathaniel Hackett said afterward that Okwuegbunam "needs reps," indicating some sort of dissatisfaction. By all accounts Okwuegbunam has made big plays consistently in Broncos training camp, so it's not clear why Hackett is playing mind games or what end he thinks he's working toward, but just as any other time he's ever played Okwuegbunam drew usage and played well against the Bills. It would be odd for Hackett to antagonize what might be his best big-play threat on offense, but for now that appears to be the situation.
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  • Broncos' Albert Okwuegbunam: Seeing targets from Russell Wilson

    Okwuegbunam has been a popular target of quarterback Russell Wilson during training camp, with head coach Nathaniel Hackett noting Tuesday that the tight end has become more comfortable in Denver's new offense after a slow start at OTAs, Andrew Mason of 104.5 The Fan Denver reports. Rookie third-round pick Greg Dulcich received plenty of hype during the offseason program, but he's been quieter at training camp after missing the first week with a hamstring injury. Hackett said Okwuegbunam has been "absolutely splendid" this summer, noting that the Broncos have "been putting him all over the place" and are pleased with his progress as a blocker. That last part doesn't profile as a strength for either Okwuegbunam or Dulcich, but the third-year pro at least has a size advantage at 6-foot-5 and 258 pounds, compared to the rookie's 6-foot-4, 245-pound measurements.
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  • Broncos' Albert Okwuegbunam: Should be big part of pass game

    Okweugbunam and fellow tight end Greg Dulcich (hamstring) could take on a bit more work in the passing game after Broncos wideout Tim Patrick suffered a season-ending knee injury, NFL.com's Kevin Patra reports. The Broncos still have solid depth at wide receiver, not to mention their RB duo of Javonte Williams and Melvin Gordon, so it's not like Patrick's recent knee tear leaves them hurting for capable playmakers. More relevant for Okwuegbunam is Dulcich's absence from the first week-plus of practice on account of a hamstring injury, thereby reducing the rookie's odds to earn a significant role early in the season. There was chatter earlier this summer about Dulcich making a push for the starting job, and while that may have been misguided or overly optimistic, the rookie does pose some threat to take away snaps in clear passing situations, which would be a major problem for Okwuegbunam's fantasy value. The first week of camp, however, has been a clear win for anyone rooting for an Okweugbunam breakout.
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  • Broncos' Albert Okwuegbunam: Faces competition in 2022

    With the addition of rookie tight end Greg Dulcich in the third round of the draft, Okwuegbunam may find himself sharing duties at the position in 2022, Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com reports. Though Okwuegbunam's starting tight end position is likely secure at this point, the addition of Dulcich through the draft could certainly cut into the veteran's playing time next season. Okwuegbunam became poised to be the Broncos' starting tight end with the departure of Noah Fant to Seattle as part of the deal to acquire Russell Wilson. Dulcich, however, caught the eye of head coach Nathaniel Hackett as an impact player. "When you have a guy that can stretch the field like he can, it's really exciting," Hackett said of the UCLA product. Regardless of how the tight end pecking order plays out in 2022, the arrival of Wilson at quarterback will likely help to elevate the fantasy production of the entire Denver pass-catching group.
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  • Broncos' Albert Okwuegbunam: Poised for larger role

    With Noah Fant slated to head to the Seahawks in the looming Russell Wilson trade, Okwuegbunam currently profiles as the Broncos' top option at tight end, Nick Kosmider of The Athletic reports. The 2020 fourth-rounder is coming off a 2021 season in which he hauled in 33 of his 40 targets for 330 yards and two TDs in 14 games. With Fant, who saw 90 targets in 16 contests last year, out of the equation, Okwuegbunam seems poised for an uptick in work this coming season, but Kosmider suggests that the Broncos could bring in some tight end competition via free agency and/or the draft. In any case, the anticipated addition of Wilson does boost the fantasy prospects of the team's skill players, a context that gives Okwuegbunam some sleeper appeal, though to what degree depends on how the team's TE depth chart ultimately shakes out in the coming months.
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  • Broncos' Albert Okwuegbunam: More involved in 2021

    Okwuegbunam finished the 2021 season with 33 catches for 330 yards and two touchdowns. Okwuegbunam operated as the Broncos' No. 2 tight end in 2021, and he saw his role increase in his second year with the team. The 23-year-old played in 14 games this season, a big jump from the four games played in his rookie season. Though Noah Fant is the team's starter at the position, it's clear the team trusted Okwuegbunam to take a step forward based on his usage on 47 percent of Denver's offensive snaps this season. Both Okwuegbunam and Fant are still on their rookie contracts, so both tight ends will likely be with the team in 2022. The former has two more years on his deal, so it would not be surprising to see Okwuegbunam's role grow even more in 2022 with Fant set to become a free agent at the end of next season. The team may want to evaluate what it has in Okwuegbunam even further before determining if it will re-sign Fant in 2023. Nonetheless, the 6-foot-5, 258-pound Okwuegbunam would benefit from an upgrade at quarterback to give the entire passing game a boost for the upcoming season.
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