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January 5, 2020 02:20 AM
Broncos' Courtland Sutton: Shows WR1 ability in 2019
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sutton caught 72 of 124 targets for 1,112 yards and six touchdowns in 2019. He added 38 yards passing and 17 yards rushing on three carries.

Sutton continued his climb to a true WR1 with an impressive sophomore campaign, improving across statistical categories. Concerning, however, was the fact that his numbers, much like the end of 2018, fell off in the absence of Emmanuel Sanders. In seven games with Sanders opposite him, Sutton averaged 5.1 catches on 7.7 targets per game for 80.6 yards and 0.4 touchdowns. In nine games without Sanders, Sutton averaged 4.0 catches on 7.8 targets per game for 60.9 yards and 0.3 touchdowns as pass defenses shifted heavily toward him. Sutton definitely has the ability to be a dominant receiver -- diving touchdowns over the likes of Denzel Ward and Casey Hayward come to mind -- but the drop-off warrants consideration. The fact that eight of those Sanders-less games were played with quarterbacks making their first career starts doubtlessly impacted Sutton's statistics, but the differences also show a real need for Denver to acquire a strong WR2 opposite Sutton in the offseason. Assuming Denver acquires that receiver, along with the continued development of the likes of Noah Fant and DaeSean Hamilton, Sutton could be a darkhorse potential top-10 receiver in 2020.

December 30, 2019 12:04 AM
Broncos' Courtland Sutton: Snags four passes in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sutton caught four of eight targets for 52 yards during Sunday's 16-15 win over the Raiders. He temporarily left the game with a head injury but returned, Brandon Krisztal of KOA Colorado reports.

The Broncos weren't doing much on offense early in the contest when Sutton skied for a 19-yard reception between two defenders in the second quarter, kick-starting a field-goal drive. Sutton ended 2019 with 72 catches for 1,112 yards and six touchdowns. His full value is not reflected in the numbers as he drew 13 defensive penalties this season, second-best in the league, but he slowed down the stretch as teams endeavored to take him away with Denver lacking other established weapons. He was held under 55 yards in four of his last six games and topped 100 yards only twice during the season. Expect him to make strides in 2020 with more of a rapport built with Drew Lock and a stronger WR2 high on Denver's shopping list.

December 29, 2019 06:40 PM
Broncos' Courtland Sutton: Exits Sunday's game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sutton was forced out of Sunday's game against the Raiders with a possible concussion, Zac Stevens of reports.

Prior to his exit, Sutton hauled in four of his eight targets for 52 yards. In his absence, DaeSean Hamilton and Tim Patrick are next up for the Broncos' wideout targets.

December 22, 2019 11:00 PM
Broncos' Courtland Sutton: Held in check by Lions
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sutton reeled in five of 10 targets for 41 receiving yards during Sunday's 27-17 win against Detroit.

The second-year wideout from SMU has banked 10 targets in each of his past two outings after failing to exceed nine targets in any game between Weeks 1 and 14. Though Sutton has seen elevated involvement of late, his production has been down over the past three weeks with Drew Lock commanding the offense. Sutton racked up 74 yards and two touchdowns in their first mutual start Week 13 against the Chargers, but since then he has averaged just 51.3 receiving yards per game with zero scores. Prior to Lock's first start Dec. 1, Sutton had averaged 75.6 receiving yards per game with four TDs. In the regular-season finale, Sutton and the Broncos receiving corps will face an Oakland defense that conceded zero passing TDs and allowed just one Chargers player to exceed 60 receiving yards Sunday.

December 15, 2019 08:48 PM
Broncos' Courtland Sutton: Comes alive in fourth quarter
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Sutton caught four of 10 targets for 79 yards during Sunday's 23-3 loss in Kansas City.

Sutton was bottled up for the bulk of Sunday's outing before catching a quick screen pass and cutting upfield for a 33-yard gain with the Broncos at their own goal line. Sutton had a nice two-touchdown game in rookie Drew Lock's debut but has just nine catches for 113 yards in the two games since. Part of that can be attributed to defenses keying on him, though Sutton also had a drop or two Sunday. Look for him to get back on track down the stretch as Denver takes on the league's 31st and 28th-ranked pass defenses, respectively, in Detroit and Oakland to wind down the season.

December 8, 2019 05:24 PM
Broncos' Courtland Sutton: Quiet in high-scoring win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sutton caught five of seven targets for 34 yards in Sunday's 38-24 win over Houston.

Sutton was surprisingly quiet on a day that saw rookie quarterback Drew Lock throw for over 300 yards and three touchdowns. On the bright side, Sutton was the only Denver player to see more than four targets, and it looks like Lock has the skills to get the ball to his No. 1 wide receiver consistently. Roll Sutton out with confidence against the Chiefs in Week 15.

December 1, 2019 09:20 PM
Broncos' Courtland Sutton: Scores two TDs vs. Chargers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sutton caught four of five targets for 74 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 23-20 win over the Chargers.

Sutton made a tremendous impact early in the game, connecting with Drew Lock for a pair of touchdowns to put his team ahead in the first quarter. The highlight of the day came on the first of the two, when he beat his defender to the outside and made the grab while diving into the end zone. Those who feared for Sutton's fantasy value with Lock at quarterback can breathe a sigh of relief for now, as the duo will enjoy a favorable matchup against the Texans next week.

November 28, 2019 12:08 PM
Broncos' Courtland Sutton: Not on injury report
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sutton (ankle) doesn't appear on the Broncos' Week 13 injury report, Zac Stevens of reports.

Sutton tweaked his ankle during Sunday's 20-3 loss to the Bills, a game in which he caught just one pass (on eight targets) for a season-low 27 yards. The issue was downplayed afterward, and his absence from Wednesday's injury report ensures that Sutton will be available Sunday against the Chargers. The Broncos' undisputed top pass catcher will look to prove that his Week 12 dud was an outlier, a reasonable exception regardless of who serves as the Broncos' quarterback this weekend.

November 26, 2019 04:32 PM
Broncos' Courtland Sutton: Tweaks ankle Sunday
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Sutton tweaked his ankle during Sunday's 20-3 loss at Buffalo, but coach Vic Fangio described the wide receiver as "fine" afterward, Zac Stevens of reports.

Fangio's use of the term "tweaked" indicates Sutton aggravated a previous injury, which may be the lower-body issue that limited his reps at one Week 6 practice. As such, Sutton's activity level bears watching as he and the Broncos prepare for Sunday's divisional matchup with the Chargers.

November 24, 2019 07:56 PM
Broncos' Courtland Sutton: Held to one catch
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sutton caught one of eight targets for a 27-yard gain during Sunday's 20-3 loss in Buffalo.

Sutton snagged a 27-yard pass over the deep middle on a play action pass during Denver's opening drive. He and Brandon Allen failed to connect on his next seven targets as Tre'Davious White shadowed him and Allen struggled to throw through the Buffalo wind. Sutton has the size and deep-play ability to win some 50-50 balls against top corners and even double-coverage, but Allen's ability to get the ball downfield down the stretch should concern Sutton fans. Sutton takes on a Chargers defense Sunday that has done well to limit the deep ball and Sutton's value may depend on whether Allen gets a fourth start or the Drew Lock era begins.

November 18, 2019 12:04 AM
Broncos' Courtland Sutton: Does it all in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sutton caught five of nine targets for 113 yards during Sunday's 27-23 loss in Minnesota. He added 10 rushing yards on two carries and completed a 38-yard pass.

It was Courtland Sutton versus the Vikings in the first quarter as the sophomore brought down a 48-yard pass in double coverage and drew a 24-yard pass interference to set up Denver's first touchdown, before completing a 38-yard pass to Tim Patrick and having a nifty nine-yard run to set up a touchdown on the next drive. The Broncos continue to be middling under center, but Sutton looks like a legitimate stud on the outside. A tough matchup against Buffalo awaits Week 12, but Sunday's loss almost definitely ensures that big-armed rookie Drew Lock (thumb) will be under center at some point in the coming weeks, which could help Sutton's cause.

November 4, 2019 08:36 PM
Broncos' Courtland Sutton: Spectacular TD grab in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sutton caught five of eight targets for 56 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 24-19 win over the Browns. He also carried the ball once for seven yards.

The second-year receiver opened the scoring in the first quarter with a fantastic 21-yard reception, leaping high over tight coverage from Denzel Ward to haul in Brandon Allen's first career TD pass. Sutton has now recorded at least 70 yards or a touchdown in seven straight games and in eight of nine this season, seeing between six and nine targets in every contest. However, his streak of remarkably steady fantasy production will be paused as the Broncos get their bye in Week 10.

October 28, 2019 05:52 PM
Broncos' Courtland Sutton: Snags three passes in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sutton caught three of six targets for 72 yards during Sunday's 15-13 loss in Indianapolis.

Sutton came up big midway through the second quarter, catching a pass over the middle and stiff-arming his way for a 33-yard gain to set up a Denver field goal. Sutton looked comfortable in the undisputed WR1 role and Joe Flacco lamented after the game that the Broncos didn't give their sophomore target enough opportunities down the stretch. Denver's offense has been putrid this season, but Sutton has been a bright spot while averaging 16.3 yards per reception and recording a team-high three scores. Next up is a struggling Browns defense team that has been so-so in keeping opposing receivers in front of them this season.

October 23, 2019 10:52 AM
Broncos' Courtland Sutton: Undisputed No. 1 wideout
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sutton is now locked in as the Broncos' No. 1 receiver after Denver traded Emmanuel Sanders to San Francisco on Tuesday, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

A strong argument could be made that Sutton was a bonafide WR1 even before the trade, as his 80.6 yards per game rank 11th in the league. Sutton has often looked like Joe Flacco's favorite target this season, but having Sanders on the other side of the field kept defenses honest. Now, with Denver very green at receiver, defenses are likely to key on Sutton -- a challenge the sophomore struggled with down the stretch last season after Sanders was placed on injured reserve.

October 18, 2019 12:36 AM
Broncos' Courtland Sutton: Solid showing in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sutton secured six of eight targets for 87 yards in the Broncos' 30-6 loss to the Chiefs on Thursday.

Sutton paced the Broncos in receptions, receiving yards and targets on the night and continues to arguably push Emmanuel Sanders for the role of No. 1 receiver in the offense. Each player's upside is likely capped to an extent by Joe Flacco's limitations, but Sutton has now logged at least 76 receiving yards in four of his last five games. The second-year wideout will look to continue producing versus the Colts in a Week 8 matchup a week from Sunday.

October 14, 2019 12:32 PM
Broncos' Courtland Sutton: Delivers in clutch
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sutton caught four of eight targets for 76 yards during Sunday's 16-0 win over Tennessee. He fumbled during the contest, but the ball traveled out of bounds.

Sunday wasn't a banner day for Denver's offense, but Sutton came up twice in the clutch, first in the second quarter with a 41-yard reception down the sideline to move the Broncos from deep in their territory to within range for what was the team's second field goal of the day. He stepped up again during Denver's last full drive in the fourth quarter, converting a third down with an 18-yard catch over the middle to set up another Denver field goal. Sutton has been Denver's most dynamic target this season with at least 75 yards in four of six games and an impressive 15.9 yards per catch. Emmanuel Sanders left at halftime with a knee injury, and if he's out Thursday against Kansas City, Sutton will need to carry the load.

October 10, 2019 06:32 PM
Broncos' Courtland Sutton: Good to go
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sutton (lower leg) practiced fully Thursday, Zac Stevens of reports.

The same applies to Emmanuel Sanders (knee), which ensures that the Broncos will have their top wideout duo available for Sunday's game against the Titans. Sutton's 401 receiving yards place him 10th in the league to date, while his last two outings have yielded 10 catches on 16 targets for 154 yards and three TDs.

October 9, 2019 06:36 PM
Broncos' Courtland Sutton: Logs limited practice Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sutton (lower leg) was among the nine players the Broncos listed as limited at Wednesday's practice, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic reports.

The same applies to Emmanuel Sanders (knee), but at this stage there's been nothing to suggest that either of Denver's top two wideouts might miss Sunday's game against the Titans. Over his last two games, Sutton has caught 10 of his 16 targets for 154 yards and three TDs, while his 401 receiving yards place him 10th in the league to date.

October 7, 2019 04:32 PM
Broncos' Courtland Sutton: Scores long touchdown
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sutton caught four of seven targets for 92 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 20-13 win over the Chargers.

Sutton led the team in targets, catches and receiving yards, doing the bulk of his damage on a 70-yard touchdown grab in the first quarter. The second-year wideout is quietly off to a strong start to the season, averaging 80.2 receiving yards per game to go along with three touchdowns across five contests. Sutton has clearly developed a rapport with Joe Flacco, but he'll face a tough home matchup against the Titans next Sunday.

September 29, 2019 10:44 PM
Broncos' Courtland Sutton: Finds end zone twice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sutton hauled in six of his nine targets for 62 yards and two touchdowns in Week 4 against the Jaguars.

Sutton tied Emmanuel Sanders for the team lead in targets and also found the end zone for the first time this season. His second touchdown came from eight yards out and put the Broncos up 24-23 late in the fourth quarter. While still out-targeted by Sanders for the season, Sutton has recorded five or more receptions in three of four games and is averaging 14.0 yards per catch. He'll look to continue his breakout in Week 5 as the Broncos travel to face the Chargers.

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