Heuerman caught two of four passes for 18 yards during Sunday's 34-16 loss at the Jets.
Following a relatively impressive four-catch outing against the Chiefs, Heuerman fell back down to earth Sunday. However, with Jake Butt (knee) out for the season, Heuerman has a stranglehold on the starting job -- his 53 snaps trumping No. 2 Matt LaCosse by 34. The bad news: He's topped 20 yards just once this season. The Broncos might need to be aggressive on offense to keep up with the Rams on Sunday, but even then Heuerman is a tough start.
Heuerman (knee) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, Zac Stevens of BSNDenver.com reports.
Heuerman's advancement to a full session just three days after the Monday night loss to the Chiefs suggests he's not in any danger of missing the Week 5 matchup with the Jets. The Broncos will likely dial up another hefty workload for Heuerman, who logged 87 percent of the Broncos' offensive snaps in the team's first game sans Jake Butt (knee). The 25-year-old also absorbed some of Butt's responsibilities in the passing game, hauling in four of seven targets for 57 yards, all of which were season highs.
Heuerman was a limited practice participant Wednesday due to a knee injury, Zac Stevens of BSNDenver.com reports.
With Jake Butt (knee) out for the season, Heuerman dominated the workload at tight end in Monday's 27-23 loss to the Chiefs, catching four of seven targets for 57 yards while playing 88 percent of the snaps on offense. He may have suffered the knee injury near the end of the game, as Matt LaCosse took the field for the final drive of the night.
Heuerman should be in store for increased role on offense beginning with the Broncos' Week 4 game against the Chiefs after fellow tight end Jake Butt (knee) was diagnosed Thursday with a season-ending ACL tear, Aric DiLalla of the team's official site reports.
Heuerman has been serving as the Broncos' starting tight end through the team's first three games, but he took a backseat in the passing game to Butt. The second-year player, who missed his entire rookie campaign while recovering from a torn ACL in his opposite (right) knee, had tallied eight catches for 85 yards on 13 targets, while Heuerman was limited to five grabs for 32 yards on eight targets. Butt's absence probably won't translate to a huge influx in snaps for Heuerman, but it does create a mild pass-catching void that Heuerman will likely help fill. The only other healthy tight end on the roster, Matt LaCosse, is mainly viewed as a blocker.
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.
|8||10/28/18||@ KC||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 10|
|11||11/18/18||@ LAC||4:05 pm|
|13||12/2/18||@ CIN||1:00 pm|
|14||12/9/18||@ SF||4:05 pm|
|16||12/24/18||@ OAK||8:15 pm|
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