|Offense||22nd||105.5 (19th)||206.5 (21st)|
|Defense||1st||89.5 (3rd)||191.1 (2nd)|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|52||Nelson, Corey (IR)||ILB||6-1||226||4/22/1992||4||Oklahoma|
|77||Turner, Billy (IR)||G||6-5||310||10/17/1991||4||North Dakota State|
|75||Watson, Menelik (IR)||T||6-5||315||12/22/1988||5||Florida State|
|97||Winn, Billy (IR)||DE||6-4||300||4/15/1989||5||Boise State|
|95||Wolfe, Derek (IR)||DE||6-5||285||2/24/1990||6||Cincinnati|
|Day, Dillon||C||6-4||299||10/17/1991||1||Mississippi State|
|Hunter, Michael||CB||6-0||192||4/19/1993||1||Oklahoma State|
|Sharp, Hunter||WR||5-11||198||4/25/1994||1||Utah State|
|Thomas, Jhaustin||DE||6-5||282||4/13/1993||R||Iowa State|
Talib's return likely means that Bradley Roby, who combined to play 120 defensive snaps the last two games, will fade into a more limited role as the Broncos' nickelback. Though the Broncos' defense has taken a step back in 2017, Talib has remained solid in coverage, breaking up six passes and recording one interception through 11 appearances this season.
Stewart was limited in practice Wednesday so his full participation Thursday is a reassuring sign for Denver. Barring any major setbacks, the veteran safety should resume his starting role -- as he's been playing upwards of 60 snaps a contest the past couple of weeks.
Peko was waived by the Broncos on Oct. 21 to free up roster space for offensive line depth. With defensive linemen Damata Peko (illness) and Adam Gotsis (ankle) questionable for Sunday's game against the Raiders, the 24-year-old was called up for added depth. Peko has never played substantial defensive snaps, so even if he's called into the game Sunday, fantasy owners shouldn't consider him until they can see his potential.
He had more receptions and yards in this one than in his past two games combined. The 29-year-old was again Trevor Siemian's most-targeted receiver, as no other Bronco saw more than four. The Georgia Tech product will look to take advantage of another plus matchup with the Colts in Week 15.
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.
Hunter was waived in order to create a roster spot for Dominque Rodgers-Cromartie, who is returning from his indefinite suspension this week. The cornerback likely will end up on the Giants' injured reserve as soon as he clears waivers.
With Adam Gotsis dealing with an illness as well, the Broncos are left with three fully healthy defensive linemen. Peko will miss his second consecutive game Sunday, so the Broncos will likely turn to his cousin Kyle Peko as the main run clogger.
Henderson hasn't suited up for the Broncos since Week 3 and will likely continue to remain inactive the rest of the season unless one of the three backs ahead of him on the depth chart succumbs to an injury.
It was the third time in the last four games Siemian has completed exactly 19 passes for between 198 and 200 yards. The 25-year-old has been fairly consistent if you ignore the fact that he also threw three interceptions in two of those contests. He is only relevant in deep or two-quarterback leagues despite an excellent matchup with Indianapolis in Week 15.
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 left in the closing stages of the blowout victory and did not return. It remains unclear whether the 25-year-old will enter the league-mandated concussion protocol as the injury has yet to be confirmed.
Lynch will miss a second straight game while recovering from a high-ankle sprain that came with an estimated timetable of 2-to-4 weeks. He could get another look in the starting role if he's healthy before the end of the season, as Trevor Siemian was disastrously bad in Sunday's 35-9 loss to the Dolphins. Siemian nonetheless will get the nod over Brock Osweiler on Sunday against the Jets.
The third-year pro took some reps with the first team throughout the preseason but ultimately failed to make the 53-man roster.
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.
Despite failing to practice in any capacity Thursday or Friday, Ray remains confident that he'll be able to shake off the illness and wrist injury to suit up Sunday, according to Nicki Jhabvala of The Denver Post. Working on the opposite site of perennial Pro Bowler Von Miller since returning from injured reserve midseason, Ray hasn't made much of an impact, accruing 12 tackles and a sack in five games.
You'd have to go back to Week 3 for the last time the veteran picked up more than 50 yards in a game. Charles even saw No.2-back carries for the first time in several weeks, seeing the field for 23 offensive snaps. At some point, however, it's going to make sense for Denver to look to the future with the playoffs now all but out of reach. When that happens, look for Denver to see what it has in Devontae Booker and De'Angelo Henderson.
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.
Simmons will undergo an MRI exam on Monday to determine the severity of the injury after being sustained the ankle injury Sunday. The second-year safety will hope for favorable news and perhaps a return to practice later this week.
Marshall is on pace for 114 tackles this season, which would break his career high of 112 tackles from back in 2014. He'll have his hands full in Week 10 against a high-powered Patriots' offense, so he'll have an opportunity to continue to prove his worth.
Confirming numerous reports that surfaced a day earlier, the Broncos officially announced Wednesday that Paxton Lynch would take over as the team's starting quarterback this week, an unsurprising development given that Osweiler completed just 53.1 percent of his passes while turning the ball over four times as the Broncos went 0-3 during his run as starter. What was more unexpected was Osweiler's fall from first to third on the depth chart, as Trevor Siemian, who was inactive for the Week 11 loss to the Bengals, will step in as the top understudy to Lynch. Look for the Broncos to make Osweiler one of their seven inactive players Sunday.
After playing a combined six offensive snaps over the last two games, Taylor will be in street clothes Sunday, paving the way for fellow wideout Isaiah McKenzie to reenter the lineup. McKenzie likely will offer most of his impact on special teams, where he'll likely replace Taylor as the club's punt returner.
Leary was held out of practice for the second straight week and will miss his second consecutive game as a result. This is despite the fact that Leary said last week that he expected to suit up against New York. Connor McGovern is expected to fill in at guard once again in Leary's absence.
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.
That many carries in a blowout victory might have deked Anderson's fantasy owners into thinking he'd had a big day, but he was only able to manage 2.2 YPC. On the plus side, Devontae Booker had a similarly poor day with just 22 yards on nine carries. Meanwhile, the 26-year-old touched the ball more than he had since Week 4 and probably will retain the feature-back role heading into a favorable Week 15 matchup with Indianapolis.
Jackson entered this week as questionable after suffering a quadriceps injury against New Orleans in Week 16. Jacquizz Rodgers and rookie Devonta Freeman will share the load. Jackson could return to action in the postseason, if Atlanta defeat Carolina on Sunday.
Harris played 66 of 67 defensive snaps Sunday, and with just 2.9 tackles per game this season, his fantasy contributions rely on his play in coverage, which is sporadic at best.
With Heuerman showing enough improvement in his recovery from the knee issue to return from a two-game absence, he'll be included in a three-way timeshare at tight end with Austin Traylor and Virgil Green. That arrangement seemingly cannibalizes the minimal fantasy value of all three involved.
Given the IR designation, it seems as if Parker's season could be in danger of landing before takeoff. Parker appeared in nine games with the Chiefs in 2015.
A late addition to the Broncos' injury report this week due to the flu-like bug that has hit the Denver locker room, Walker was able to demonstrate enough progress over the weekend for the team to clear him to play. He'll presumably serve in a reserve role at linebacker, with the bulk of his snaps likely to come on special teams.
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.
Stephenson was listed as questionable but was a full participant at practice Friday so this isn't surprising. Stephenson has been dealing with the calf issue for much of the season but appears ready to go for Sunday's game.
A second-round pick of the Bills in 2014, Kouandjio failed to meet expectations during his first three seasons in the league, starting just seven of 27 career games before Buffalo cut him in May. The Alabama product was unable to parlay a training-camp stint with the Lions into a roster spot, but he'll get a look from a Broncos squad starved for depth at right tackle with Menelik Watson (foot) moving to season-ending injured reserve and Donald Stephenson (calf) uncertain to play Sunday against the Patriots.
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.
Patrick signed with the Niners in the opening days of training camp but evidently didn't prove useful enough for the final roster.
Traylor joined his first professional active roster three weeks ago and took the starting job. Traylor has led Denver tight ends in offensive snaps in each of the past three weeks and logged 53 on Sunday as compared to former starter Virgil Green's 21 and former third-round pick Jeff Heuerman's 14. It's hard to judge Traylor's abilities too much with the Broncos' never-ending disaster at quarterback, but the second-year player has showed promise late in the season.
Miller had a half sack in Week 12,so he now has one full sack over the last two weeks and nine total through 12 games. His average of less than four tackles per game is troubling, though, so he's best suited for matchups against weak offensive lines.
Day's stay in Indianapolis didn't last long. After less than two weeks with the team, he'll be subject to waivers. Should he pass through unclaimed, Day would then be eligible to sign elsewhere.
As expected, Sanders will continue to work through his ankle injury, but he's not a high-percentage lineup option in Week 14 thanks to the Broncos' shaky QB situation. Over his last three games, Sanders has logged seven catches (on 23 targets) for just 38 yards.
Watson had been slowed by a calf issue in recent weeks, but was able to suit up for Sunday's loss to the Eagles, only to sustain a foot injury during the contest. After signing Watson to a three-year deal in March, the Broncos had hoped that he would provide an upgrade at right tackle over Donald Stephenson (calf), but Watson's poor health seemed to affect his play, as the veteran had surrendered 7.5 sacks. The Broncos will sign offensive tackle Cyrus Kouandjio to bolster their depth at the position.
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.
Fowler snapped his nine-game scoreless streak last week in what was his best statistical performance since the end of October. He fell back down to earth on Sunday with just one catch, the fifth time in his last six games in which he was held to two or fewer catches. Fowler is still paying for his bout with midseason drops as the young slot man remains Denver's No. 4 option. He was on the field for 50 percent of Denver's special-teams plays on Sunday, but just 26 percent of its offensive snaps.
Sharp provided depth as a receiver and returner for the Broncos, but with Cody Latimer (knee) and Isaiah McKenzie (ankle) now healthy, he became expendable. The 23-year-old was replaced on the 53-man roster by linebacker Kevin Snyder, and is a practice squad candidate if he clears waivers.
Gotsis still doesn't play high snap counts, with his season high of 46 coming in Week 13 against the Dolphins. With just 30 tackles (20 solo) and one sack this season, he shouldn't be on many fantasy radars.
Green's catch and run was Denver's longest offensive play of the game and represented more yardage than the veteran tight end has accumulated in any whole game since Week 1. The good news pretty much ends there for Green, who was bested by former practice-squad member Austin Traylor in offensive snaps for the third straight week. With Denver out of contention and Green unlikely to return next season, look for Denver to see what it might have it Traylor and former third-round pick Jeff Heuerman down the stretch.
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.
Despite the troubles under center in Denver, the Broncos don't feel that Kelly is ready from a health standpoint at the moment. With his placement on IR, Kelly will have to wait until next season to showcase his talent.
Thought to be the emerging lead back just two games ago after logging 14 carries versus the Bengals, Booker has tallied just eight rushes and three receptions combined over the subsequent pair of contests. The downturn has coincided with Bill Musgrave's ascension into the offensive coordinator role, and with even Jamaal Charles garnering more opportunities through both the ground and air Sunday, Booker's fantasy stock is depressed for the time being.
The Broncos opted to shut down Wolfe for the season when the defensive end experienced numbness on the right side of his body after suffering the neck injury in the team's Week 12 loss to the Raiders. Though Wolfe was officially diagnosed with spinal stenosis, the injury doesn't look to be career-threatening, so the expectation remains that the 27-year-old will be back to full strength by the time training camp arrives next summer.
Roby was set for a heightened role with Aqib Talib (suspension) sitting out, and he showed it by adding three pass breakups. With Talib returning in Week 14, though, Roby will likely be relegated to his previous depth role.
Latimer beat his man up the right sideline for a 25-yard touchdown early in the fourth quarter, sparking Denver's comeback bid. It was Latimer's first score of the season and just the second of his career. Latimer came up into the No. 3 job in Denver's offense during Brock Osweiler's turn at quarterback. It will be interesting to see how he meshes with Trevor Siemian. The early signs from Sunday's game look good.
Butt opened the season on the Broncos' Non-Football Injury list while still recovering from an ACL tear he suffered in January during Michigan's bowl game. The tight end was recently cleared to practice with the Broncos, but after experiencing recurring soreness in the knee, the organization decided it was best to hold him out for the entire 2017 campaign. Given the severity of Butt's injury, the Broncos were never expecting him to contribute much as a rookie, but with another offseason to heal up, he could be ready to challenge for a meaningful role in the pass game in 2018.
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.
The Broncos' decision not to dress McKenzie likely stems from the lack of ball security he's shown of late, with the rookie losing two fumbles in the last three games. With McKenzie out of the mix, Jordan Taylor will return punts for the Broncos in Week 11.