Contract year players to keep an eye on in fantasy football for 2015

One of the best ways to predict a “breakout player” in sports is to look for those that are coming into contract years. It never seems to fail that when a player’s contract is about to expire, they magically seem have some of their best years. Call it what you want, but the motivation of the dollar sign can take players to the next level, and in fantasy football, that makes...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Three panic-button issues for the Broncos

The seemingly never-ending NFL season is underway with organized team workouts commencing and the draft and free agency in rear-view mirror. The Denver Broncos, after a busy few months of change, are ready for another run at a championship but three things in particular should cause a twinge of panic even three months away from meaningful snaps. Demaryius Thomas remains absent from...
Via Mile High Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants fans will love's receiver rankings

Earlier last week,’s Bucky Brooks made a list of his top five receiving cores in the NFL, and the New York Giants unsurprisingly made the list. Brooks listed them as number five, behind the Green Bay Packers, Denver Broncos, Indianapolis Colts and Detroit Lions. Here is what he had to say about the Giants. Odell Beckham Jr: “The 5-11, 198-pound playmaker is arguably...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Elway: No news on Demaryius Thomas' contract

John Elway is sticking to his guns. The Broncos still want Demaryius Thomas on their team on a long-term deal. But Denver's general manager said the team and the franchise player haven't made any progress toward that goal. "No, no update," Elway told reporters following an appearance at a luncheon for former Broncos safety John Lynch's foundation. "Like I said, we want Demaryius...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Broncos add TE Marcel Jensen after losing Jeff Heuerman

The Denver Broncos claimed Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Marcel Jensen off waivers Tuesday, three days after losing rookie tight end Jeff Heuerman to a torn anterior cruciate ligament. The 6-foot-6 Jensen played in just one NFL game last season, recording a catch for eight yards.  The 25-year-old started 13 games at Fresno State in 2013, recording  26 receptions for 353...
Via Sports-Glory
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Cody Latimer admits he messed up, didn’t prepare for rookie season

Chris Humphreys, USA TODAY Sports Denver Broncos second-year wide receiver Cody Latimer says he didn’t prepare properly for the pros his rookie season. Latimer was buried behind Pro Bowlers Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders and slot men Wes Welker and Julius Thomas his rookie season. He played in just eight games in 2014, catching two passes for 23 yards. “I...
Via Sports-Glory
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Gary Kubiak: ‘I feel terrible for Jeff Heuerman’

Denver Broncos third-round tight end Jeff Heurman suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during the Saturday afternoon rookie camp practice. He is expected to miss the entire 2015 season. Heuerman (6-5, 255) suffered the injury during the special-teams period of practice when he made a hard cut and his knee gave way.  He had to be carted off field. ...
Via Sports-Glory
11 days ago  |  Discuss

These four key Broncos defenders are facing a make-or-break year

Everyone knows about Demaryius Thomas' contract situation.But five key members of the Denver Broncos' defense are facing a similar scenario. And with the Broncos' transition to a 3-4 defense, the team's front office will have to decide who fits and who doesn't in 2015.Von Miller, Danny Trevathan, Derek Wolfe, and Malik Jackson are slated to become unrestricted free agents. Throw...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Post-Draft Power Rankings: How Good is the Broncos Offense?

View image | The NFL Draft is now over.  This means teams are just about finished assembling their 90-man rosters. Also, teams are beginning to prepare their offseason programs. With the draft recently concluding, we at TopSportsReport thought it’d be a good time to evaluate where each team stands in comparison to the other 31 NFL teams. After taking that into...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Broncos draft QB that threw more INTs than TDs in 2014

The Denver Broncos took Northwestern quarterback Trevor Siemian in the seventh round of the 2015 NFL draft on Saturday. A three-year starter for the Wildcats, Siemian threw 27 touchdown passes during his college career and 24 interceptions.  He threw seven touchdowns and 11 interceptions last year before he tore his anterior cruciate ligament in November. “Obviously, if his...
Via Sports-Glory
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Broncos draft TE Jeff Heuerman in 3rd round

The Denver Broncos selected Ohio State tight end Jeff Heuerman with the No. 92 overall pick in the NFL draft on Friday. Heuerman, 6-foot-5, 254 pounds, started every game for the Buckeyes in 2013 and 2014. In 2014, he was selected second-team All-Big Ten and was honorable mention All-Big Ten in 2013. Heuerman’s production fell off in 2014 after dealing with a foot injury...
Via Sports-Glory
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Broncos select OT Ty Sambrailo with No. 59 pick

Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports The Denver Broncos selected Colorado State offensive tackle Ty Sambrailo with the 59th overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. They are looking to shore up their offensive line depth to protect Peyton Manning, and this is an excellent pick for him. At 6-foot-6 and 311 pounds, Sambrailo is going to be a huge presence on the offensive line for the Broncos...
Via Sports-Glory
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Broncos trade up to draft Shane Ray with No. 23 pick

Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports The Denver Broncos selected Missouri defensive end Shane Ray with the 23rd overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. He is a huge pickup for the Broncos, and only fell this far due to the off-the-field issues that he struggled with prior to the draft. Ray was expected to be a top 10 pick by quite a few scouts ahead of the draft, but off-the-field issues...
Via Sports-Glory
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Five things to expect from the Denver Broncos in the 2015 NFL Draft

The NFL Draft has nearly become a national holiday. It is that special time of year when every team in the league and their fans have some hope of what the future may hold. In fact, the NFL Draft draws a bigger television audience than other sports’ regular season and playoff games. We never know what to expect when our team is on the clock. Will they draft the highest rated player...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Broncos plan to draft a quarterback after the first-round

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports The Denver Broncos have the No. 28 overall pick in the upcoming NFL draft and are expected to take an offensive lineman.  But after the first-round, the Broncos next selection could be a quarterback. According to Mike Klis of KUSA, “it’s a virtual certainty” the Broncos select a quarterback with one of their next 10 picks. Peyton Manning...
Via Sports-Glory
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Broncos and Demaryius Thomas Contract Dispute Needs Resolution

The distraction surrounding the Broncos issue to get wide receiver Demaryius Thomas under a long-term contract this offseason was no doubt a failure on both ends. Now that team workouts have commenced, Thomas has opted to separate himself from the group and do his own thing. It may be childish in a way, but sometimes it is sadly necessary for professional athletes to really send...
Via Pro Football Spot
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Denver Broncos Plan of Attack for the 2015 NFL Draft

With the Draft just over the horizon, it’s time to take a detailed look at each team’s acquisitions and losses and gauge a plan of attack for how they should approach the first three rounds of this year’s draft.  We’ll start with the lowly Tampa Bay Bucs and work our way all the way up to the Super Bowl Champs in New England.  The Broncos are out of order, but up today...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

John Elway Expresses his Frustration with Thomas’ Absence From Voluntary Workouts

Demaryius Thomas #88 of the Denver Broncos catches a touchdown in the first quarter as LaRon Landry #30 of the Indianapolis Colts defends during a 2015 AFC Divisional Playoff game. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) The Denver Broncos first order of business this off-season was to lock up a long-term deal with their star wide receiver Demaryius Thomas. Both sides were not able...
Via The Sports Journal
27 days ago  |  Discuss

John Elway Blasts WR Demaryius Thomas’ Choice to Sit Out Offseason Activities

Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas was given the team’s franchise tag this offseason, worth $12.8 million in 2015. But Thomas wants more than that—he wants a long-term deal, one that can provide both financial and professional stability. And until he gets it, he will be sitting out of the Broncos’ voluntary offseason activities. This decision did not sit well with...
Via Sportsnaut
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Elway not happy about Thomas missing workouts

John Elway is not happy about wide receiver Demaryius Thomas not showing up to the Denver Broncos’ team workouts this week. The Broncos GM spoke with the media Thursday and had some strong words for his franchise wide receiver. “To be dead honest with you, I see absolutely zero value with him being away from...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Elway on Demaryius Thomas' absence: 'makes no sense'

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Denver Broncos general manager John Elway disagrees with Pro Bowl receiver Demaryius Thomas' strategy to skip the team's offseason program while angling for a long-term contract. Elway said Thursday during a news conference to discuss the upcoming draft that ''there's zero value of him being away from here.'' A prolonged boycott by Thomas could hinder the installation...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

John Elway: ‘Makes no sense’ that Demaryius Thomas is missing offseason program

Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports Denver Broncos general manager John Elway doesn’t understand why wide receiver Demaryius Thomas has elected to skip the team’s offseason program. On Thursday, Elway made his feelings clear on Thomas missing the offseason program and not being around to learn the new offense. “To be dead honest with you, I see absolutely zero value with...
Via Sports-Glory
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Broncos Still Working On A Long-Term Deal For WR Demaryius Thomas

On Thursday, Broncos GM John Elway told reporters that they still want to get a long-term deal in place with WR Demaryius Thomas and they’ve been working on a new contract, per Jeff Legwold. However, Elway stressed that Thomas’ decision to work out on his own instead of with the team “makes no sense.” “To be ... The post Broncos Still Working On A Long-Term Deal For WR...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Broncos 2015 regular-season schedule

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports The Denver Broncos 2015 regular-season will kickoff at home against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, Sept. 13. The Broncos’ bye week will hit near the middle of their schedule during Week 7. The Broncos have five nationally televised games: Week 2 at Kansas City, Week 3 at Detroit, Week 8 vs. Green Bay, Week 12 vs. New England and Week 16 vs...
Via Sports-Glory
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Peyton Manning, Gary Kubiak crossing schemes

The Denver Broncos will run an offensive scheme that incorporates elements of last year’s offense with concepts from the schemes coach Gary Kubiak has run. When Kubiak was hired to replace John Fox, questions arose as to how his offense would work with quarterback Peyton Manning.  But Kubiak has said he will tailor the offense to what Manning does well, and so far Kubiak is...
Via Sports-Glory
April 19, 2015  |  Discuss
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