Sunday, July 29, 2018

2018 Fantasy Football Projections: Denver Broncos

In addition to viewing our 2018 Fantasy Football Projections by position, we will post our preseason projections per team.

Below you will find our 2018 fantasy football projections for the Denver Broncos.



Case Keenum569.3370409923.313.742.5144.51.31.6248.81
Following a breakout season with the Vikings, Keenum signed a free-agent deal with the Broncos to give them their most stable quarterback situation since Peyton Manning. More than anything, however, the presence of Keenum is a boost to the fantasy value of Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders, but Keenum is a viable streaming option who should have a handful of solid performances in 2018.
Paxton Lynch5.83.6370.
Chad Kelly2.91.7200.10.100001

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Running Backs


Royce Freeman185.1786.76.113.4100.50.31.6123.92
It's more than possible that Freeman becomes that the lead guy at some point during the season even if he doesn't begin the season in that role. A four-year starter for the Ducks, the 230-pound back rushed for 5,621 (5.9 YPC) yards and 60 touchdowns in his career while adding 79/814/4 receiving.
Devontae Booker165.4628.55.126.92340.52.5114.85
With the Broncos releasing C.J. Anderson this offseason, Booker has a chance to enter the season as the starter even if he doesn't end the season in that role. The Broncos used a third-round pick on Royce Freeman, who could/should overtake Booker at some point during the season.
De'Angelo Henderson40.2150.80.811.186.60.4030.94
Andy Janovich5.813.90.24.842.20.208.01
David Williams2.

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Wide Receivers


Demaryius Thomas84.91120.77.20001.6152.07
Thomas is coming off his worst season (83/949/5) since breaking out in 2012. Signing Case Keenum may not return Thomas to the days of 90/1,400/10 numbers he posted from 2012 to 2014, but a bounce-back campaign to the tune of 85 catches and 1,100 yards seems reasonable with steadier quarterback play.
Emmanuel Sanders75.51011.
While Sanders missed four games, his 2017 numbers (47/555/2) were nearly half of his 2016 production (79/1,032/5). Before last season, Sanders had three consecutive 1,000-yard seasons and there is a reasonable chance that he approaches that level of production with Keenum under center.
Courtland Sutton42.3539.33.40001.271.93
Highly productive at SMU, Sutton should get opportunities in three-wide sets for the Broncos, but he isn't on the re-draft radar (in standard-sized leagues) barring an injury to either Thomas or Sanders.
Carlos Henderson19.1246.
DaeSean Hamilton18219.61.40000.329.76
Jordan Taylor4.554.50.40000.47.05
Isaiah McKenzie218.40.10000.14.04

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Tight Ends


Jake Butt36.6409.94.40000.167.19
Fully healthy after missing all of 2017 with a torn ACL, Butt is on our list of fantasy football sleepers for 2018. With mostly unproven options at the position, Butt has the chance to quickly move to the top of the depth chart.
Jeff Heuerman12.8156.21.20000.122.62
Austin Traylor7.999.50.80000.114.55
Troy Fumagalli4.953.90.40000.17.59

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