DENVER BRONCOS FANTASY OUTLOOK

Joe Flacco 

Flacco is coming in was the Week 1 starter, looking to be a significant upgrade from Case Keenum. After getting off to a hot start last year, Flacco’s play significantly dropped, leading to his eventual benching for Lamar Jackson. Flacco ranked eighth worst last year in completion percentage(61), and fifth worst in yards per attempt(6.5). Flacco will make this offense better, but is not a quarterback worth drafting. 

 

Phillip Lindsay

Last season, Lindsay exploded onto the scene despite not even being invited to the combine. His 5.4 YPC ranked sixth-highest in the NFL, however, he did benefit from his second-ranked 3.82 yards before contact. Along with this, Lindsay only averaged 1.58 yards after contact, 14th worst in the NFL. These pose as potential red flags coming into the season.Running behind an offensive line that ranked sixth in rushing last season, there is still some hope that Lindsay can repeat as a top-20 RB. But with Royce Freeman expected to take on a bigger role in this Broncos’ offense, it is unlikely we see another big year out of Lindsay. 

 

Emmanuel Sanders and Courtland Sutton

Despite missing eight games in his last two seasons, Emmanuel Sanders has cracked the top-25 at his position in four of the last five seasons. Sanders was the 14th best fantasy receiver before tearing his Achilles in Week 13, but his timetable for return is uncertain going into this season. Even if he does start Week 1, he is no more than a low-end WR2. With Sanders coming off of injury, Sutton will be upgraded to WR1 on the Broncos’ depth chart. Sutton had a solid rookie season, posting a 42/704/4 receiving line, but only cracked the top-30 in two weeks. Sutton posted a 14.2 aDOT last season (12th highest), which fits well with Flacco and his big arm. Sutton could be a potential late-round sleeper going into 2019.

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