|Offense||12th||123.6 (9th)||231.8 (14th)|
|Defense||1st||70.2 (2nd)||191.6 (6th)|
|73||Barbre, Allen||T||6-4||310||6/22/1984||10||Missouri Southern State|
|48||Barrett, Shaquil||OLB||6-2||250||11/17/1992||4||Colorado State|
|20||Carter, Jamal||DB||6-1||215||4/12/1994||R||Miami (Fla.)|
|51||Davis, Todd||ILB||6-1||230||5/17/1992||4||Sacramento State|
|91||Edebali, Kasim||LB||6-2||253||8/17/1989||4||Boston College|
|16||Fowler, Bennie||WR||6-1||212||6/10/1991||3||Michigan State|
|99||Gotsis, Adam||DE||6-4||287||9/23/1992||2||Georgia Tech|
|96||Harris, Shelby||DE||6-2||290||8/11/1991||3||Illinois State|
|33||Henderson, De'Angelo||RB||5-7||208||11/24/1992||R||Coastal Carolina|
|82||Heuerman, Jeff||TE||6-5||255||11/24/1992||3||Ohio State|
|6||Kelly, Chad||QB||6-2||224||3/26/1994||R||Ole Miss|
|58||Miller, Von||OLB||6-3||250||3/26/1989||7||Texas A&M|
|17||Osweiler, Brock||QB||6-7||240||11/22/1990||5||Arizona State|
|61||Paradis, Matt||C||6-3||300||10/12/1989||3||Boise State|
|90||Peko, Kyle||NT||6-1||305||7/23/1993||1||Oregon State|
|94||Peko, Domata||NT||6-3||325||11/27/1984||12||Michigan State|
|29||Roby, Bradley||FS||5-11||194||5/1/1992||4||Ohio State|
|10||Sanders, Emmanuel||WR||5-11||180||3/17/1987||8||Southern Methodist|
|Sharp, Hunter||WR||5-11||198||4/25/1994||1||Utah State|
|31||Simmons, Justin||SS||6-2||202||11/19/1993||2||Boston College|
|26||Stewart, Darian||FS||5-11||214||8/4/1988||8||South Carolina|
|88||Thomas, Demaryius||WR||6-3||229||12/25/1987||8||Georgia Tech|
|57||Walker, DeMarcus||DE||6-4||280||9/30/1994||R||Florida State|
|75||Watson, Menelik||T||6-5||315||12/22/1988||5||Florida State|
|93||Crick, Jared (IR)||DE||6-4||285||8/21/1989||6||Nebraska|
|11||Henderson, Carlos (IR)||WR||5-11||198||12/19/1994||R||Louisiana Tech|
|77||Turner, Billy (IR)||G||6-5||310||10/17/1991||4||North Dakota State|
|97||Winn, Billy (IR)||DE||6-4||300||4/15/1989||5||Boise State|
|Cracraft, River||WR||6-0||198||//||R||Washington State|
|55||Day, Dillon||C||6-4||299||10/17/1991||1||Mississippi State|
|Team||OLine Avg. Ht||OLine Avg. Wt||DLine Avg. Ht||DLine Avg. Wt||Avg. Age||Youngest||Oldest|
Stewart tweaked his groin in the season opener and was limited in practice leading up to this game. He'll have a full workload ahead with a tough Cowboys' offense coming to town, so expect a modest fantasy contribution.
Peko was considered questionable for Monday's season opener against the Chargers, so this probably means that he was unlikely to play. The Broncos were already thin along the defensive front with Jared Crick (back) and Zach Kerr (knee) ruled out.
We'll have to see if the Broncos list Thomas as a limited or full participant, but either way the wideout is expected to play Sunday against the Chargers, after suffering a lower-calf bruise during Week 6's loss to the Giants.
Nelson serves as a reserve linebacker behind Brandon Marshall so it isn't likely he sees the field too much on Sunday, but his active status is a reassuring sign for the team.
The defensive tackle heads to Denver after spending the first 10 years of his career with the Bengals. Peko has been an ironman on the field as he has not missed a contest since 2009. He'll join his cousin, Kyle Peko, on the defensive line in Denver and the two will likely compete for reps as the starting nose tackle.
The Broncos were run-heavy on Monday and were successful in ways seldom seen in 2016. The fact that Henderson, who impressed through the preseason until some fumbling issues late, didn't get in on the fun is discouraging as touches will only get harder to come by once Devontae Booker (wrist) returns to the fold, possibly over the next few weeks.
While his non-throwing shoulder is still a bit sore, Siemian doesn't seem to be in any danger of missing Sunday's game against the Chargers. The real concern is his supporting cast, as the Broncos likely will be missing Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) and starting right tackle Menelik Watson (calf). With depth receivers Isaiah McKenzie (ankle) and Cody Latimer (knee) also missing Wednesday's practice due to injury, the Broncos likely will try to lean on their rushing attack Sunday in Los Angeles.
Turner was used as a reserve lineman, so his absence shouldn't change the Broncos' offensive dynamic much.
The Eagles were planning on releasing Barbre anyway while the Broncos didn't have to risk him getting plucked away by another team in free agency, so this transaction appears to be a win-win for both sides.
Davis was active Sunday, recording his second highest tackle total of the season. He did his damage in 45 defensive snaps (83.0 percent), which has been his usual workload in recent weeks.
Lynch initially was expected to miss five weeks, but that timeline has already passed and he hasn't even started a throwing program. Brock Osweiler could end up serving as Trevor Siemian's backup for the entire season.
Bolles was initially expected to miss multiple weeks after he was diagnosed with a high-ankle sprain and deep bone bruise in his lower leg following the Week 2 win over the Cowboys, but the offensive tackle progressed far quicker than even most optimists could have anticipated. The rookie was able to take the field for limited practices Thursday and Friday, which was enough to convince the Broncos' coaching staff that he would be ready to go for Sunday.
"He's not in football shape, but he worked hard today," head coach Vance Joseph said. Ray won't be able to suit up in a game until Week 8 in Kansas City; however, getting back onto the field in any capacity shows his recovery went well. Ray racked up 48 tackles (33 solo) through 16 games last season, but he still won't be the top outside linebacker in Denver since Von Miller and Shaquil Barrett in the lineup.
After a big 75-yard outing in Week 4, Derby fell back to earth Sunday, falling below 11 yards receiving for the third time in five games. He figures to get more opportunities this week against the Chargers. Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) and Isaiah McKenzie (ankle) will be out, and Derby can serve as an oversized slot receiver. The duo's injuries held Derby secure a season-high 52 snaps on Sunday.
Though Charles has been supremely productive throughout his career with a lifetime 5.4 yards per carry average in addition to consistently making an impact as a receiver out of the backfield, health has been a stumbling block for the 30-year-old, particularly in the last two seasons. After playing a combined eight games with the Chiefs in 2015 and 2016, Charles was forced to settle for a one-year deal with Denver in May, a transaction that's proven shrewd for the Broncos so far. Charles is averaging 5.1 yards on his 38 totes and has also hauled in four receptions, but since he's seeing just 8.2 touches per game through the Broncos' first five contests, it's been difficult for his fantasy owners in most formats to justify starting him. With lead back C.J. Anderson thriving early on in the season, there may not be much further room for Charles to gain involvement in the run game, but the opportunity is there for him to contribute more as a receiver, and Joseph seems willing to utilize the veteran in that capacity. With receivers Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) and Isaiah McKenzie (ankle) ruled out for Sunday's game against the Chargers and Demaryius Thomas (lower leg) and Cody Latimer (knee) seemingly iffy, quarterback Trevor Siemian could look Charles' way more frequently as a short-yardage target if for no other reason than the lack of available bodies in the wideout corps.
Kerr has been sidelined the first two weeks of the regular season due to a knee injury but appears to have recovered from the issue. Barring a setback, he's on track to take the field and provide depth at defensive end for Sunday's game against the Bills.
It was easily Simmons most productive day of the season, as his previous high was just six tackles in two separate contests. He was on the field for all 54 defensive snaps, and figures to continue being heavily involved going forward.
Joseph said Marshall originally hurt his shoulder "about two weeks ago" and has played through the pain since. If he isn't given the green light to suit up Sunday against the Chargers, either Corey Nelson or Zaire Anderson will be tasked with filling it at middle linebacker.
Lynch was among Denver's first batch of inactives due to a sprained throwing shoulder, leaving Osweiler saddled with backup duties in the regular-season opener. He's poised to hold down the spot during Lynch's recovery, but If Siemian ever hits the sideline for some reason, Osweiler would earn his first snaps as a Bronco since Week 17 of the 2015 season.
Taylor made the Broncos' 53-man roster out of training camp as a sixth receiver, but with the team enduring few personnel losses at the position due to injury, his services haven't been needed yet. Even if he is made active for future gamedays, Taylor likely wouldn't be in store for an abundance of offensive snaps.
Winn went down with a torn ACL in Thursday's preseason matchup against the Bears. The Broncos picked up undrafted rookie defensive tackle Nelson Adams in a corresponding move.
Paradis will be eased back into action at the start of training camp, while the Broncos proceed cautiously with their center. Paradis was already medically cleared earlier this month, having recovered from multiple hip surgeries this offseason.
It was an ugly outing overall for Denver as a few nice runs by the Giants and some early turnovers took the team out of its rhythm and forced the team to the pass. With the season hanging in the balance after a third consecutive poor offensive performance, expect Denver to lean heavily on Anderson against the Chargers. In two losses this season, Anderson has averaged 9.5 touches per game and 30 total yards. In three wins, he's averaged 24.3 touches per game and 118 total yards. Those figures include 88 total yards in Week 1's win over the Chargers.
As it has over the past two seasons, Denver's defense will be relied on to generate some points as a result of the team's shaky quarterback situation. Often overshadowed by Aqib Talib -- an all-time great at returning interceptions for touchdowns -- Harris is finally garnering national attention and demonstrated Thursday that he can also be dynamic with the ball in his hands.
Heuerman, the Broncos' third-round pick from 2015, finally scored his first career touchdown late in Sunday's blowout, stealing the ball from a crowd of defenders. That kind of red-zone presence has been missing in Denver as the offense's struggles inside the red zone continue. Look for Denver to maybe look Heuerman's way more, especially this week with Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) out of the lineup.
The salary suggests Williams won't be kept on the practice squad for long, likely either joining the active roster or getting cut free entirely within the next few weeks. The 2016 fifth-round pick was one of the most surprising cuts of the past weekend, as it had been expected that he'd serve as the top backup to LeSean McCoy in Buffalo. The Broncos seemingly have a deep backfield with C.J. Anderson, Jamaal Charles, De'Angelo Henderson and eventually Devontae Booker (wrist) in the mix, but nobody in the bunch is a safe bet to remain effective all season.
Walker had been dealing with a hip strain since mid-August, but seems to be fully healthy with Week 1 right around the corner. The 22-year-old could be in for an increased role in the early part of the season with Shane Ray (wrist) out at least eight weeks on injured reserve.
McManus has made just eight of his 13 field-goal attempts, with three of the misses coming from inside of 50 yards. He's at least made all 12 of his extra-point attempts, but the Broncos nonetheless will have to consider a change if McManus doesn't sort things out soon. He was one of the league's better kickers the past two seasons, converting 85.7 percent of his attempts in 2015 and 85.3 percent in 2016. Prior to this season, he hadn't missed from inside of 40 yards since 2014.
Kreiter landed on the team's injured reserve in the latter portion of last season due to a calf injury. He appears to have undergone a full recovery, as he has been participating in training camp activities. He projects to be the team's long snapper heading toward the regular season.
The sack was Barrett's first since Week 1. The 24-year-old, who was on the field for 52 defensive snaps (96.0 percent), also had four tackles (three solo).
Although Crick has dealt with a back injury since mid-August, the team remained optimistic he would be ready for the start of the season. He was unable to go Week 1, and it now appears the injury was more serious than originally thought. The 28-year-old is expected to undergo surgery to repair the issue. Adam Gotsis will now step up at defensive end with Crick out, while the team picked up Ahtyba Rubin to help provide depth.
Miller's lone tackle in the game brought his season sack total up to five. He has now taken the quarterback down for a loss in four consecutive contests. Expect him to be more active overall going forward, as well as continuing to pressure opposing quarterbacks.
It isn't a good sign when a player is ruled out for the next week less than 24 hours after suffering an injury. Joseph deemed Sanders "week to week" rather than "day to day," hinting that the veteran is in serious danger of missing multiple games. The Broncos are hurting badly at wide receiver, as Cody Latimer (knee) missed Sunday's 23-10 loss to the Giants, while Isaiah McKenzie (ankle) was injured just minutes after Sanders went down. Even Demaryius Thomas, who caught 10 passes for 133 yards, was visibly limping throughout much of the second half. Bennie Fowler and Jordan Taylor were the only healthy wide receivers on the roster by the end of Sunday's defeat. Sanders at least seems to have avoided any broken bones or major ligament damage, with the Broncos referring to his injury as an ankle sprain, per Mike Klis of 9News Denver. Joseph did say that Sanders' ailment appears to be a bit more serious than McKenzie's, ESPN.com's Jeff Legwold reports.
Watson played only 35 of 81 snaps in Sunday night's game after suffering the injury late in the first half. The injury doesn't appear to be overly serious, but Donald Stephenson or Billy Turner are likely to fill in if the 2013 second-round pick is forced to miss any time.
Mount was placed on injured reserve by the Colts during the preseason before eventually being released. However, his absence from Thursday's injury report indicates the linebacker has fully recovered from his undisclosed injury and will be active for Monday's tilt with the Chargers.
Denver's No. 3 receiver for the first five weeks of the season, Fowler hasn't exactly been efficient with his limited opportunities, catching 13 of 24 passes for 140 yards (5.8 per target) and a pair of scores. Both touchdowns came in Week 1 against the Chargers, though he did draw a season-high eight targets in Sunday's 23-10 loss to the Giants. With Emmanuel Sanders and Isaiah McKenzie both sidelined by ankle injuries, Fowler likely will step in as the No. 2 receiver Sunday in Los Angeles. However, Demaryius Thomas (leg) will likely gobble up the bulk of the targets, assuming his own injury is confirmed to be minor.
An injured left ankle cost Janovich the final five games of the 2016 season. The Broncos didn't bring in any fullback competition during the offseason, so look for the Nebraska product to open training camp atop the depth chart.
Sharp was presumably promoted from the Broncos' practice squad to provide depth at receiver and punt returner with both Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) and Isaiah McKenzie (ankle) out for at least one game.
The Broncos are hoping Gotsis' sprain isn't serious, as starting defensive ends Jared Crick (back) and Derek Wolfe (ankle) are both on the shelf with injuries of their own. Gotsis will presumably undergo further testing and more information on his condition should be available in the coming days.
Green, an athletic target for Colin Kaepernick during his college days, has mainly been utilized as a blocker in the pro ranks, failing to establish himself as a receiver even in former head coach Gary Kubiak's tight-end-friendly attack. Now that Mike McCoy, who was Green's first coordinator coming into the league, is back in the fold for the Broncos, the 29-year-old is benefiting from a slight uptick in usage. It likely isn't enough given that the Broncos have taken a committee approach at tight end, but Green looks like the best bet of Denver's options at the position to produce fantasy value, however minimal.
A 2017 third-round pick, Henderson missed the final two preseason games and likely would've been buried on the depth chart to start the year. Rather than using a roster spot on a developmental player, Denver will take advantage of the thumb issue to stash Henderson on injured reserve. Henderson may need surgery, in which case he'd miss extended time even if he hadn't been placed on IR.
The Broncos have three weeks to decide whether to activate Kelly or have him revert to injured reserve for the remainder of the season. The rookie seventh-round pick has started throwing, but there remains no clear place on the Broncos roster with backup Brock Osweiler healthy and Paxton Lynch (shoulder) also nearing a return.
Half of Booker's yards came in the fourth quarter with the game out of reach and Trevor Siemian just trying to dump the ball off and pick up yardage quickly. As mentioned during Sunday's telecast, Denver's coaching staff initially thought that Booker had a shot at winning the starting job before his preseason was derailed by a fractured wrist. His uptick in touches from three in Week 4 to five in Week 6 might not seem like much, but the offensive staff is certainly looking for ways to get Booker involved, at one point splitting him out wide and trying to throw him a fade into the end zone. Expect him to continue to eat into C.J. Anderson and Jamaal Charles' opportunities, more so Charles'.
Wolfe made his presence felt early in the third quarter, foiling an attempted conversion on 3rd-and-10 by causing an eight-yard loss on a sack, his first of the season. Wolfe has been labeled the heart and soul of a Denver defensive front that has suffocated opposing offensive rushing attacks, but that kind of utility seldom shows up in stat sheets.
Roby's status was looking questionable earlier in the week, but he appears ready to go for Sunday's game against the Raiders, barring any setbacks. He played 30 of 65 defensive snaps in Week 3 and figures to see a similar workload again.
While Latimer's absence for the past two games wasn't a major issue, the Broncos would love to have him back for Week 7 against the Chargers now that Emmanuel Sanders and Isaiah McKenzie are both sidelined by ankle injuries. Latimer should have a role in the offense if he's able to play for the first time since Week 3. Broncos head coach Vance Joseph said Monday that he was hopeful Latimer would return to practice this week, so the wideout will have two more days to try and make good on Joseph's wish.
Butt, who remains on the reserve/non-football injury list, became eligible to return to practice Monday. The Broncos now have three weeks to add him to the active roster or else the rookie tight end will move to injured reserve.
Edebali was initially signed to help out on special teams and provide depth behind Ray and Von Miller on the edge. Now, with Ray and Barrett both on timetables that might lead to a missed game or two, Edebali is thrust into a starting role. Don't be surprised if he produces -- the Boston College product is just a season removed from a five-sack campaign playing in a reserve role for the Saints.
Langley is still looking to make his NFL debut after being picked in the third round of this year's draft. Pending any setbacks, it looks like he'll get his first chance Sunday against the Raiders, but expect him to primarily be deployed on special teams.
McKenzie went down in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 23-10 loss to the Giants with an injury that looked like it might be a broken bone or ligament damage. He seems to have escaped with an ankle sprain, though it's presumably a pretty bad one. The Broncos also expect Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) to miss at least one game, while Demaryius Thomas (leg) and Cody Latimer (knee) are nursing injuries of their own. The Denver receiving corps will need to be monitored carefully leading up to Sunday's game against the Chargers.