Denver Broncos

Stadium: Sports Authority Field | Coach: Vance Joseph
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense17th115.8 (12th)208.3 (19th)
Defense3rd89.4 (5th)200.6 (6th)
DatePosPlayerInjuryNFL StatusFantasy News
01/03/18WRJordan TaylorHip - LabrumQUESTIONABLETaylor (hip) wrapped up 2017 with 13 catches on 20 targets for 142 yards.

Nearly half of Taylor's production, six catches and 65 yards, came in the season finale. Taylor didn't even dress for the first few weeks of the season, head coach Vance Joseph rationalizing the decision by stating that Taylor did not offer much on special teams. By season's end, Taylor's primary contribution to the team was as a punt returner. Denver would, ideally, prefer to have a punt returner in 2018 that has a little more wiggle than Taylor, but look for him to potentially take Cody Latimer's role of special teams gunner and big-bodied red-zone target in 2018.

(Updated 01/14/2018)
12/31/17DLZach KerrAnkleQUESTIONABLEKerr (ankle) has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Chiefs, Andrew Mason of the Broncos' official site reports.

Kerr sprained his ankle in Week 16 against the Redskins and didn't practice this week. He'll finish the 2017 season with 19 tackles, a half-sack and one PBU to his name. Both Demarcus Walker and Shelby Harris should take on expanded roles in Kerr's absence Sunday.

(Updated 12/29/2017)
12/31/17WRCody LatimerThighQUESTIONABLELatimer caught 19 of 30 passes for 287 yards and two touchdowns in 2017.

You'd have to squint by just looking at the stats, but this amounted a career year for Latimer, a former second-round pick who was relegated to special-teams ace until Bennie Fowler's drop issues pushed him into the No. 3 job. Latimer recorded three catches and a touchdown in two of his last four games of 2017 before sitting the last two contests of the year with a thigh injury. Entering that stretch, Latimer just had three career three-catch games and one career receiving touchdown. There was some talk at the end of the year of Denver being interested in extending Latimer on the cheap. It will be interesting to see if Latimer is just a late bloomer as he entered the league four years ago as a very raw height-weight-speed specimen.

(Updated 01/14/2018)
12/31/17DBWill ParksNeckQUESTIONABLEParks is expected to occupy a starting role at safety for the Broncos' final three games of the season after Justin Simmons (ankle) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, Ben Swanson of the Broncos' official site reports.

Parks has already been seeing extended snaps in five- and six-defensive back packages throughout the season, but he should see an even larger role with Simmons out of the mix. With the increased playing time should come heightened outputs in the tackles category, and more opportunities to create turnovers as well. Through the Broncos' first 13 games, Parks has registered 40 stops (30 solo) and three pass breakups.

(Updated 12/14/2017)
12/31/17WREmmanuel SandersAnkleQUESTIONABLESanders caught 47 of 94 passes for 555 yards and two touchdowns in 2017.

A bum ankle suffered in Week 5 limited Sanders to 12 games in 2017, and his general effectiveness when he was playing. Sanders, when healthy, has been arguably Denver's most dangerous target over the past two or three seasons and his hobbling 137-yard effort against the Patriots in Week 10 is a testament to his toughness. Sanders, like many of the Broncos' veterans, will be the subject of speculation this offseason, but his quality play when healthy and the fact that the team would only save $5.6 million by cutting him and lose $5.4 million makes it unlikely that the team can find somebody better for the money. Sanders, like every skill position player in Denver, will see his value spike or continue downward depending on whether the Broncos find an answer at quarterback in free agency and/or with the No. 5 pick in the draft.

(Updated 01/14/2018)