|Offense||18th||112.9 (15th)||216.9 (18th)|
|Defense||3rd||85.5 (4th)||197.7 (5th)|
|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|
|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|
|83||Derby, A.J. (IR)||TE||6-5||255||9/20/1991||3||Arkansas|
|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|
|Day, Dillon||C||6-4||299||10/17/1991||1||Mississippi State|
|Peko, Kyle||NT||6-1||305||7/23/1993||1||Oregon State|
|Sharp, Hunter||WR||5-11||198||4/25/1994||1||Utah State|
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 is slated to undergo surgery to repair the broken bone on Wednesday before facing a recovery of six to eight weeks. The injury is potentially devastating for the young lineman, who played in just one game as a rookie in 2016. He'll need to do all he can to make the Week 1 roster when he returns now that he's going to miss several weeks.
Thomas had a quiet game going into the fourth quarter and only achieved fantasy utility with a 17-yard touchdown grab with five minutes left on the clock. He was the team leader in targets, catches and yards, but another lackluster performance from Brock Osweiler capped what production he did enjoy. Still, Thomas has scored in three straight games since Osweiler took over and will look to keep this streak alive next week against the Raiders.
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.
Siemian has been demoted from starter to the No. 3 quarterback in Denver in the span of four contests. If he becomes a regular member of the Broncos' inactive list moving forward, Brock Osweiler and Paxton Lynch will serve as the starting QB and backup, respectively.
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 Sunday's game with an ankle injury and didn't return, but it seems that was just a precautionary measure. Although Davis hasn't been playing full snap counts this season, he still has showed some impressive performances, with 38 tackles (24 solo) in his last five contests.
The Broncos decided to make some wholesale changes on offense following their sixth consecutive loss in Week 11 to the Bengals, firing offensive coordinator Mike McCoy on Monday and elevating Bill Musgrave to interim duties and swapping out Brock Osweiler for Lynch at quarterback. Lynch was inactive for the Broncos' first 10 games while recovering from a sprained right shoulder, but he was named the backup over Trevor Siemian for the matchup with Cincinnati and is now healthy enough to unseat Osweiler, who like Siemian before him, proved inefficient and turnover prone as the starter. Lynch displayed similar efficiency issues while appearing in three games as a rookie, but given that the Broncos invested a first-round pick in him, the team is expected to stick with him as starter over the final six games of the campaign to see if he's a long-term solution at the position. While Lynch's results could be erratic, the Broncos' decision to commit to him makes him worth owning in all settings that start two quarterbacks.
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.
Ray recorded two solo tackles and his first sack of the season in the contest. His status for the Broncos' Week 11 matchup versus the Raiders is unclear at this point in time.
Derby was waived ahead of Sunday's game against the Bengals in order for Denver to add another tight end to the active roster, which ended up being Austin Traylor from the practice squad. Otherwise, the Broncos would've only had one healthy option at tight end in Virgil Green, with Jeff Heuerman nursing a knee injury. Barring an injury settlement, Derby will likely spend the rest of the season on IR.
The touches and yards were both season lows for Charles. Things are even grimmer when you take into account that Charles touched the ball on all but one of his offensive snaps. There simply aren't enough carries to appease all of Denver's backs and, as the season has taken an ugly turn, it makes sense for Denver to look at what it has it the likes of Devotae Booker and even, perhaps, rookie De'Angelo Henderson as opposed to the veteran Charles.
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 was limited in practice all week, and although initial reports were encouraging, the reserve defensive back will not be able to go Sunday, leaving Darian Stewart as the only true free safety on the roster.
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.
After replacing the struggling Trevor Siemian as the team's starter in Week 9, Osweiler was always believed to be keeping the seat warm for Lynch, who had been inactive for the first 10 games of the season while recovering from a right shoulder sprain. Lynch was elevated to backup duties for Sunday's loss to the Bengals while Osweiler failed to spark the offensive for the third consecutive outing, completing 23 of 42 passes for 254 yards, a touchdown and an interception. With the Broncos eager to see what they have in Lynch, a 2016 first-round pick, in the midst of a losing season, Osweiler nor Siemian are likely to earn another look in a starting role the rest of the way, barring an injury to Lynch. It's unclear which of the two remaining signal callers will act as Lynch's understudy in the Week 12 matchup.
Taylor's size (6-foot-5) and vertical speed made him a solid find for the Broncos last season, but he's appeared in just half of the team's first eight contests of 2017. The problem has less to do with Taylor than it does the Broncos' roster construction, as Demaryius Thomas, Emmanuel Sanders, and Bennie Fowler are the clear top three wideouts. Of the three leftover wideouts, Cody Latimer and Isaiah McKenzie are among the team's top special-teams contributors, which will make it tough for head coach Vance Joseph to keep Taylor active when everyone is healthy.
Leary suffered this injury against the Chiefs in Week 8, but he was able to practice in a limited capacity this week, enough that he can play Sunday. He'll slot back into the starting right guard position.
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.
Anderson scored on a three-yard touchdown plunge in the first quarter, but he couldn't get much going after that and finished with a subpar 2.8 yards per carry. He watched as Devontae Booker piled up 98 scrimmage yards on 19 touches of his own, leading the team in both categories. With the team on a six-game losing streak since the bye and Brock Osweiler struggling under center, both Anderson and Booker could see similar workloads moving forward, though it's difficult to predict who will have the greater impact next week against the Raiders.
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.
A.J. Derby (shoulder) is also slated to miss the game, which sets the stage for Virgil Green to serve as Denver's top tight end Sunday. The Broncos could promote Austin Traylor from the practice squad to offer additional depth at tight end behind Green, Mike Klis of 9 News Denver reports.
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.
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.
The missed kick snapped an eight-field-goal streak for McManus. McManus started the season missing five of his first 13 attempts, but has since hit nine of 10 attempts, the 61-yard miss on Sunday his lone flub. It looks like McManus has shook the yips that plagued him earlier this year.
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.
It wasn't a bad career debut for Traylor, who was activated after Denver's tight-end room caught the injury bug. Not only did Traylor haul in four catches, he led the team's tight ends in offensive snaps -- 53 to 41 over starter Virgil Green. Traylor's ability to split out wide certainly looked appealing for a Denver offense that has struggled to squeeze production out of its tight ends. With more questions than answers in Denver's offense, expect Traylor to continue to get plenty of looks -- especially after the team cut pass-catching tight end A.J. Derby.
Miller now has eight sacks for as many games, and he backed that up with a season high in tackles. He'll be tasked in Week 10 with pressuring Patriots' QB Tom Brady, who has been sacked 21 times through the first eight games.
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.
It was a rough look for Sanders after lighting up New England for 137 yards last week. Sanders has run hot and cold this season and has not scored since Week 2 -- a product of Denver's revolving door at quarterback. Here's hoping that the third time is the charm. Paxton Lynch will be Denver's quarterback moving forward. Sanders caught 10 passes for 108 yards in two Lynch starts last season and was on the receiving end of Lynch's first career touchdown in a relief appearance against the Buccaneers.
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.
The game broke a two-game catchless streak for Fowler, who has battled some issues with drops. The surer hands might be too little too late. Fowler ranked fourth among Denver receivers yet again this week with 24 offensive snaps as compared to 21 on special teams. He certainly hasn't lived up to the promise of his two-touchdown season debut.
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 appears fully recovered from the torn ACL he suffered in his final season at Georgia Tech. He seems to be in line for a role as rotational defensive lineman with Denver in his rookie season. He did miss an opportunity to deflect a pass against the Rams, but he made up for it by consistently badgering the quarterback, setting up a sack by forcing quarterback Sean Mannion into the path of linebacker Sadat Sulleyman.
It was Green's first multi-catch game since Week 3, but the good news ends there. With only Green and Austin Traylor, playing his first career game, suited up on Sunday, Traylor saw more snaps than Green -- 53 to 41. Green has been entrenched as Denver's starter over the past two seasons, but the release of A.J. Derby and firing of offensive coordinator Mike McCoy shows that Denver is looking to shake things up to end the season. Look for Denver to see what it has in the likes of Traylor and Jeff Heuerman down the stretch as Green faces free agency this coming offseason.
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.
Booker easily had his best game of the year in this one, setting season highs in touches and scrimmage yards. He managed just 3.1 yards per carry, but an effective day as a pass catcher enabled a useful outing for fantasy purposes. Booker's workload has increased in each of the previous three games, culminating in this encouraging performance. With his fantasy value trending upward, the second-year back will look to head the backfield once again next week against the Raiders.
Wolfe sat out Thursday's practice, but it now appears like the team was just giving its starting defensive end time to rest, as he returned in full form Friday. He is seemingly on track to suit up in the Broncos' Week 10 contest.
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.
The 21-yard reception was Denver's largest gain of the game on Sunday, a grim illustration of how this season has gone in Denver. The team will role the dice with Paxton Lynch on Sunday, its third quarterback of the season. Latimer caught one 10-yard pass in two Lynch starts last season, but has a larger role in the offense this year. Latimer has been Denver's No. 3 receiver in recent weeks and logged 48 offensive snaps on Sunday.
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 offensive lineman has been sidelined for most of training camp with the concussion, which undermined his chances of winning a roster spot. Once his concussion symptoms subside, Ikard could look to sign with the Browns or another organization.