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  Broncos | Adam Gotsis could start right away     Sun Jul 24, 12:43 PM

Denver Broncos rookie DT Adam Gotsis (knee) is expected to be good to go for the start of the regular season. It shouldn't take long for him to become part of the starting rotation either, according to ESPN.com's Jeff Legwold.

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  Broncos | Third-down role for Devontae Booker?    Sun Jul 24, 12:34 PM

Denver Broncos rookie RB Devontae Booker could be put in a third-down role right away thanks to his pass-catching prowess.

Footballguys view: Booker is an excellent target in the second half of drafts, with upside to be a three-down starter in a run-heavy offense, and the potential to have flex value weekly if the Broncos treat Anderson more like they did in the 2015 regular season, when he topped out at 15 carries as a season high in a game.

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  Broncos | Ronnie Hillman may not make team    Sun Jul 24, 12:27 PM

Denver Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman could be in jeopardy of not making the final roster if he can't contribute more on special teams during training camp.

Footballguys view: Fourth-round pick Devontae Booker looks like the backup to CJ Anderson already, which is great news for those targeting him late in drafts. Anderson has yet to prove that he can make it through a full season as a starter, so Booker could be the back to own by the fantasy playoffs. Anderson and Booker is one of the better handcuff combinations in drafts this year.

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  Broncos | Justin Simmons should have role    Fri Jul 22, 07:31 PM

Denver Broncos FS Justin Simmons is expected to be the No. 3 safety this season and should have a role in the dime defense.

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  Broncos | Mark Sanchez named the starter?    Thu Jul 21, 09:11 AM

Denver Broncos QB Mark Sanchez was endorsed as the starting quarterback to the team by head coach Gary Kubiak, according to DT Sylvester Williams.

Footballguys view: We're expecting this outcome given the lack of experience that Trevor Siemian has and the rawness of Paxton Lynch's game. We aren't sure he'll hold it all season, because this is Mark Sanchez we're talking about and he tends to find ways to lose jobs these days. Despite having two 1,000-yard receivers for the first time in his career (Sanchez has never even had one of those before), we still don't like him enough to recommend him as anything more than a QB3 at this point. We may see him climb ADP during camp but we continue to suggest caution given his history and the looming other options.

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  Broncos | Devontae Booker may be third-down back    Wed Jul 20, 05:38 PM

Denver Broncos RB Devontae Booker could receive playing time early in the 2016 season as a third-down back because of his pass-catching ability.

Footballguys view: Booker is a great receiving back, and we like to describe him as a three-down back in waiting. We should see C.J. Anderson carry the load on the ground, but don't be surprised if Booker gets a few looks on passing downs. Anderson is a RB2 for fantasy owners, and Booker is a valuable handcuff who should go off the board in the 10th round or so.

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  Broncos | Shane Ray adds to arsenal    Wed Jul 20, 09:44 AM

Denver Broncos DE/LB Shane Ray has added a couple of power maneuvers to his speed-rushing skill set this offseason. Ray could play a larger role with LB DeMarcus Ware's role expected to change at age 33.

Footballguys view: We think Ray could get 5-7 sacks this year for the Broncos. Ware is going to be a part-time player, and that opens the door for guys like Ray and Shaq Barrett. The Broncos moved up to get Ray in the first round of the draft last year, and he flashed amazing potential as a rookie in 2015. One thing is certain, there is no shortage of pass-rushers in Denver.

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  Broncos | DeMarcus Ware, Talib will be ready    Tue Jul 19, 02:17 PM

Denver Broncos DE DeMarcus Ware (back) and CB Aqib Talib (leg) are both expected to be good to go for training camp later this month.

Footballguys view: Ware didn't practice at all this offseason during minicamp or OTAs due to his bad back. He's going to be a part-time pass-rusher this year for the Broncos with guys like Shane Ray and Shaq Barrett playing a larger role. Talib missed part of mandatory minicamp after he was a gunshot victim. The league is investigating the incident to determine whether or not Talib should be suspended. This was not his first incident with a firearm during his pro career.

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  Broncos | Aqib Talib should be ready for camp    Mon Jul 18, 02:16 PM

Updating a previous report, Denver Broncos CB Aqib Talib (leg) said he feels great and he should be ready for training camp. Talib did show a little limp, though, after shedding his crutches for the first time since his gunshot wound. The cornerback also said that he's 'running and everything.'

Footballguys view: The Broncos should ease Talib back into action when camp begins. The gunshot wound cost him portions of the mandatory work this offseason.

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  Broncos | Aqib Talib off crutches    Mon Jul 18, 01:41 PM

Denver Broncos CB Aqib Talib (leg) is off his crutches and has been seen walking normally.

Footballguys view: Talib missed portions of the offseason after he was shot earlier this year. The gunshot wound went down the back of his leg, and the team wanted to be cautious as he recovered from the injury. He should be good to go for training camp, although we feel he will be limited during the start of camp.

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  Broncos | Emmanuel Sanders the top priority    Sun Jul 17, 02:00 PM

Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders is now the top priority for Denver after signing LB Von Miller to a long-term deal. Sanders isn't worried, though, and is staying focused on football. 'I just sit back, work out and the rest will take care of itself,' Sanders said. Sanders has also stated that he wants to play for the Broncos for a long time.

Footballguys view: With Von Miller's contract out of the way, Sanders becomes the next Broncos player who should get a new deal. We think he'll be able to get something similar to the contracts signed by Doug Baldwin (Seahawks) and Allen Hurns (Jaguars) earlier this year. Something around four-years, $40 million sounds about right. We'll see if the two sides can get something done during camp or during the regular season before Sanders hits free agency next offseason.

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  Broncos | Von Miller trade was possible    Sat Jul 16, 02:40 PM

Denver Broncos LB Von Miller's agent asked general manager John Elway for formal permission to explore a trade if the sides could not agree on a deal. Elway informed Miller's agent that the Broncos would not trade Miller and that the offer Miller and his agent ended up agreeing on was final.

Footballguys view: The Broncos drew a line in the sand with Miller after moving that line quite a bit. They were far apart about a month ago, but June is the month of posturing....July is the month when things get done. Expectations are already high for Miller as he's one of the league's best pass-rushers and the clear leader of the league's greatest defense.

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  Broncos | Von Miller contract details    Fri Jul 15, 02:48 PM

Updating an earlier report, Denver Broncos LB Von Miller's six-year, $114.5 million deal includes a $23 million signing bonus and $42 million fully guaranteed at signing. He receives a total of $70 million in guarantees.

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  Broncos | Von Miller agrees to deal    Fri Jul 15, 02:30 PM

Denver Broncos LB Von Miller agreed to a six-year, $114.5 million deal Friday, July 15, a person familiar with the deal told KUSA's Mike Klis. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal had not yet been announced.

Footballguys view: The Broncos have paid a premium price for a premium player. Miller is arguably the best pass-rusher in the game, and there's no doubt the Broncos don't win Super Bowl 50 last year without him. The team put a record (for a defensive player) $70 million in the deal as well. With Miller in the second year of the devastating Wade Phillips' defense, the Broncos are still in a playoff/Super Bowl window in 2016.

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  Broncos | Von Miller closing in on deal    Fri Jul 15, 12:18 PM

Updating an ongoing story, Denver Broncos LB Von Miller is closing in on a deal Friday, July 15, for six years and $114 million with $70 million fully guaranteed by March 2018.

Footballguys view: Miller's contract will set a new high for defensive players, and he'll be the highest-paid non-QB in the NFL. It's a premium price, but one that Miller is worth as the MVP of the league's greatest defense.

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  Broncos | Von Miller expected to ink extension    Fri Jul 15, 08:26 AM

Denver Broncos LB Von Miller is expected to accept a six-year, $114.5 million extension with $70 million in guarantees before the deadline Friday, July 15. In average annual value and total guaranteed dollars, Miller will become the highest-paid defensive player in NFL history, and his contract will be the richest at any position other than quarterback.

Footballguys view: Miller went nuts during the Broncos playoff run last year, and he capped things off with a Super Bowl championship and MVP trophy. The Broncos now are going to play a premium price tag for a premium player that keeps them in the Super Bowl conversation in 2016.

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  Broncos | Demaryius Thomas focused, healthy     Fri Jul 15, 12:16 AM

Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas said he is 'feeling great' heading into training camp and will 'for sure' have a better year after dealing with drops last season.

Footballguys view: We think this could be a bounce back season for Thomas, but the quarterback situation does give us pause. In the end though, Thomas is his own worst enemy and if he can get the drops under control he's a decent WR1 regardless of who is throwing the ball.

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  Broncos | Denver still hopeful for Von Miller    Thu Jul 14, 04:32 PM

Denver Broncos LB Von Miller is still without a long-term contract just one day before the deadline, Friday, July 15, but the Broncos remain hopeful that they can ink their star pass-rusher as talks have become more private. Denver believes a lot of progress has been made, according to a source, although any updates regarding negotiations have not been leaked by either side.

Footballguys view: It seems as though the Broncos have laid out their offer and it's up to Miller to take it or not. If Miller didn't and then chose to sit out the season, Shane Ray would have to step up to either take Miller's place at strong side linebacker or DeMarcus Ware's if the veteran moved over to SLB instead. In that case, how big a hit the defense would take would depend on how ready for prime time the second year Ray is.

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  Broncos | Virgil Green could break out    Thu Jul 14, 02:03 AM

Denver Broncos TE Virgil Green could become a potent weapon in the offense as his presence and blocking ability wouldn't tip the team's hand in their intended play call. He has 35 receptions for 379 yards and two touchdowns in his five-year career, and the team hopes he can significantly exceed those in 2016.

Footballguys view: Remember how Julius Thomas was irrelevant for the first few years of his fantasy career and then he finally exploded? Green developed into a great blocker while Thomas was there but now that Thomas is in Jacksonville and Peyton Manning is no longer a factor, Green could be a decent dark horse. Right now he's a TE3 but watch him in camp. He was a much more productive receiver in college and has the upside to be much more.

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  Broncos | Teammate thinks Von Miller would sit out    Wed Jul 13, 05:22 PM

Denver Broncos CB Chris Harris Jr. said he believes LB Von Miller would sit out if he is not able to agree to a long-term deal before July 15. 'I believe him,' Harris said. 'You've got to take his word for it. It would be hard for me to sit out, missing out on $14 million, but I think Von is serious in what he's saying. I think he truly, this whole time just talking to him, he hates the franchise tag. I definitely think he won't sign it.'

Footballguys view: Miller is currently working with the Broncos to get a new deal done. The two sides have had a lot of positive momentum over the last week, and we feel they'll find a way to make him the highest-paid defensive player in league history. The deadline to sign Miller is Friday, July 15th at 4pm ET.

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  Broncos | Von Miller not a trade option yet    Mon Jul 11, 07:35 PM

Denver Broncos LB Von Miller is not a trade option at this point because the Broncos are only focused on signing him to a long-term contract before Friday, July 15.

Footballguys view: The Broncos don't have time to shop Miller as a trade piece. They have put negotiations with WR Emmanuel Sanders on hold just so they can solely focus on Miller's deal. The deadline is Friday, but we wouldn't be shocked to see this deal done before Thursday.

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  Broncos | Von Miller not playing under tag    Mon Jul 11, 05:26 PM

Denver Broncos LB Von Miller said he will not play under the one-year franchise tender if the two sides are not able to reach a long-term extension before Friday, July 15. Miller said it is not about the money but believes that the franchise is unfair to the players. 'I've never really played for money,' Miller said. 'It's bigger than that for me. It's a league-wide problem that I feel like I'm in a situation to help out with.'

Footballguys view: Miller made a similar statement last month after the team visited President Obama at the White House. It's part of the posturing necessary to get the new long-term deal he wants from the Broncos. More than a few proposals have been exchanged, and we feel the two sides come to an agreement before the July 15th deadline to sign franchise-tagged players.

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  Broncos | Emmanuel Sanders bulks up    Mon Jul 11, 12:38 PM

Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders said he has added 10 pounds of muscle this offseason, and he's not concerned about his contract talks.

Footballguys view: Sanders isn't going to put up the numbers he used to when Peyton Manning was QB for the Broncos. However, he's a key piece to the team's passing game and we could see him catching around 75 passes in 2016. We're projecting Sanders as a WR3/flex play for fantasy owners, and his current ADP in 12-team PPR leagues is in that ballpark (WR28, 5.09).

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  Broncos | Trevor Siemian has real shot to start    Mon Jul 11, 09:42 AM

Denver Broncos QB Trevor Siemian has a legitimate chance in his battle with QB Mark Sanchez for the starting quarterback spot.

Footballguys view: We've heard this before, but things will have to play out in training camp. Siemian was a seventh-round pick in 2015 and spent his rookie year learning behind Peyton Manning and Brock Osweiler. He was an oft-injured and poor starter at Northwestern, but Siemian is athletic and has a rocket arm. We'll see if Mark Sanchez (the top QB on the depth chart right now) can keep Siemian at bay. Neither have much fantasy relevance in the run-heavy Gary Kubiak offense, and neither have much dynasty value with Paxton Lynch as the future.

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  Broncos | Von Miller making progress in talks    Sun Jul 10, 04:50 PM

Denver Broncos LB Von Miller has made significant progress in contract talks with the Denver, but the two sides were not expected to talk Sunday, July 10.

Footballguys view: The deadline to sign Miller is on Friday, and we're expecting something to get done. Reports indicate the Broncos may be offering him over $60 million guaranteed in the first three years of the contract. That number might have to climb just a bit to beat the $63.2 million Fletcher Cox (Eagles) received earlier this offseason.

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  Broncos | Denver amends Von Miller contract offer    Sun Jul 10, 12:29 PM

The Denver Broncos have increased the amount of guaranteed money in their six-year, $114.5 million contract offer to LB Von Miller. Previously, the Broncos had offered $58 million guaranteed but that figure has reportedly been increased to $61 million. Miller had been seeking approximately $70 million in guaranteed money at one point.

Footballguys view: We see this deal getting done with Miller, but $61 million in guarantees may not be enough. If the Broncos get above the $63.2 million that Fletcher Cox (Eagles) was guaranteed then this should be a wrap and Miller should gladly stay with Denver.

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  Broncos | Von Miller wants to sign soon    Sat Jul 9, 03:09 PM

Denver Broncos LB Von Miller wants to get a long-term deal done before the July 15 deadline. If a deal is not done by that time, Miller would have to play the 2016 season under the franchise tag, something he has already said he won't do.

Footballguys view: All signs point to Miller getting the deal he wants from the Broncos...perhaps even before the July 15th deadline. After a month of posturing in June, the ball got rolling over the 4th of July weekend. With less than a week until the deadline, expect the two sides to work out an agreement that makes Miller the highest-paid defensive player in NFL history.

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  Broncos | Denver working on signing Von Miller    Sat Jul 9, 09:59 AM

Denver Broncos LB Von Miller has received two new contract proposals over the last few days, and the two sides are expected to speak again Saturday, July 9. The Broncos have agreed to move up some of the guaranteed money from 2018 to 2017 as part of their new proposal.

Footballguys view: The Broncos are making strong moves to get this deal done with Miller. The deadline to sign the All-Pro pass-rusher to a long-term contract is Friday, July 15th. With the positive momentum here, don't be surprised if Miller is signed earlier in the week.

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  Broncos | Aqib Talib could receive suspension    Fri Jul 8, 07:27 PM

Denver Broncos CB Aqib Talib (leg) could receive a suspension for his involvement in a shooting incident this offseason that resulted in him being shot in the leg. The police still have an open investigation on the incident. CB Bradley Roby would enter the starting lineup if Talib is suspended.

Footballguys view: Roby has starter's potential, and he plays a lot in the Broncos' nickel package. However, we don't feel Talib is going to get a suspension....yet. The legal process will have to exhaust itself before the league steps in with any discipline, and that may not be until next year.

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  Broncos | Denver, Von Miller exchange offers    Fri Jul 8, 03:28 PM

Updating a previous report, Denver Broncos LB Von Miller and the Broncos have exchanged contract proposals over the last few days, according to a source. The two sides still have not been able to agree on the structure of the guaranteed money in the contract as well as the payment in the first two to three years.

Footballguys view: The Broncos could have some issues if Miller sits out the season, but Miller doesn't really want that. We think they will come to terms by the end of next week. We've had three positives signs during the course of this week that the Broncos are intent on getting this deal done.

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  Broncos | Denver to speak with Von Miller again    Fri Jul 8, 12:10 PM

The Denver Broncos have scheduled a phone call with LB Von Miller Friday, July 8, and his agent, Joby Branion, according to league sources. The Broncos are believed to have modified their offer to Miller recently to fully guarantee a third year of their proposed six-year, $114.5 million deal.

Footballguys view: This is the third positive sign we've seen this week from the Broncos. First, we learned GM John Elway reached out to Miller over the July 4th weekend. Next, we learned the team had put contract discussions with WR Emmanuel Sanders on hold (likely to fully concentrate on Miller). Now, the two sides are going to talk on Friday. We don't think something gets done until the deadline next Friday, but things are tracking positively in this situation. The deadline to sign franchise-tagged players to multi-year deals is July 15.

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  Broncos | Talks with Emmanuel Sanders on hold    Thu Jul 7, 01:16 AM

Contract talks between Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders and the club are not off, but they are on hold for now. He is scheduled to make $5.6 million in the final year of his contract this season.

Footballguys view: No worries here, and in fact we see this as a good sign for the ongoing negotiations with superstar linebacker Von Miller. We think a deal gets done with Sanders after Miller gets a new long-term contract on or near the July 15th deadline for franchise-tagged players. The "Peyton Manning Era" is over in Denver, but Sanders is a solid WR3 for fantasy this season.

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  Broncos | Denver to run often    Wed Jul 6, 02:49 PM

Denver Broncos RB C.J. Anderson said it's pretty obvious that head coach Gary Kubiak and the coaching staff will be more committed to the run this year after QB Peyton Manning retired. 'I don't think there's a question what coach (Kubiak) wants to do,' Anderson said recently. 'All you have to do is look out there and see a fullback running around ... I mean, we even drafted one. (Kubiak) wants to run the ball.' RBs Andy Janovich and Juwan Thompson have lined up at fullback in offseason practices. Denver used a two-back set just 25 times last year, but Kubiak is intent on going to the run more often moving forward. The Broncos beefed up their offensive line by adding OTs Russell Okung and Donald Stephenson, too.

Footballguys view: Fantasy owners should be drooling over the prospects for Anderson this year...especially with his current ADP. Yes, Anderson has to prove that he can do it all year but we're talking about a back who has showcased his talent over the last half of the season in each of the last two years. In fact, Anderson led the NFL in rushing during the postseason and he capped off his year with a 23-carry, 90-yard (with one rushing TD) performance in Super Bowl 50. We could see him getting a similar workload this year as Denver's lead back. His current ADP is RB17 (4.07) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Broncos | Denver QB battle 'even'    Wed Jul 6, 01:06 PM

Denver Broncos FS T.J. Ward said the team's quarterback competition is 'even' between QBs Mark Sanchez, Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch. 'We got three guys working really hard,' Ward said. 'They've all worked with the 1's, 2's and 3's. We have seen them work with different receivers in the starting offense and second-string offense. I'm not sure (who will start in September). ... Sometimes you really have to see who threw the ball or who is starting with the 1's because they're pretty even.'

Footballguys view: We don't see it as being even right now, but it could get close in training camp. Lynch is the future of the team, but he showed that he needs to ramp up to the pro level before being tasked with taking over on the defending Super Bowl champions. Sanchez went through mandatory minicamp as the first-team QB, and he did nothing to fall down the depth chart. Siemian has a rocket for an arm, but he struggles with accuracy. We think Sanchez begins the season as the starter and Lynch takes over at some point later in the year.

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  Broncos | John Elway contacted Von Miller    Tue Jul 5, 05:48 PM

Updating a previous report, Denver Broncos LB Von Miller was contacted by general manager John Elway over the weekend. Elway wanted to personally talk to Miller to express his desire to work out a long-term deal. Both sides talked for 10 to 15 minutes, and Elway told Miller that the Broncos still love him and still want him to return to Denver, according to sources.

Footballguys view: There are less than 10 days to go in order to sign Miller to a long-term contract, but we feel confident the two sides can come to an agreement. The guaranteed money seems to be the primary hold up here as the length and overall value don't seem to be a problem. Even though we expect something to happen, we're not looking for it to happen until the day of the deadline (July 15th).

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  Broncos | Von Miller has had recent talks    Tue Jul 5, 11:41 AM

Denver Broncos LB Von Miller has had recent communication with the team, and the two sides could talk more later this week. The deadline for franchise-tagged players to sign a multi-year deal is July 15.

Footballguys view: That's a good sign for Miller and the Broncos. Miller is arguably the best pass-rusher in the league, and his new contract could easily be the largest one paid to a defensive player. This big deal is going to take some time to get done, so we expect this to go right down to the wire.

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  Broncos | RB Ronnie Hillman should make 53-man roster    Sun Jul 3, 09:03 PM

Denver Broncos running back Ronnie Hillman should make the 53-man roster according to Troy E. Renck from the Denver Post.

Footballguys view: Hillman's spot on the final roster is not a given. The Broncos are stacked at the position, and rookie Devontae Booker is simply a better all-purpose back. Hillman hit the free agent market earlier this year but he could barely generate any interest. He decided to stay with Denver on a one-year deal, but the team will push him in training camp. They not only have Booker, but Kapri Bibbs looks really good this offseason at OTAs and minicamp. Add in the fact the team is likely to have at least one fullback on the roster and you can see the numbers-crunch developing at running back.

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  Broncos | Setting up a red-shirt year for QB Paxton Lynch?    Sun Jul 3, 08:59 PM

The Denver Broncos may be setting up a red-shirt year for rookie first-round QB Paxton Lynch according to Troy E. Renck of the Denver Post.

Footballguys view: Lynch is the future of the team at the position, but he could use a year of development after a college career at Memphis spent in the spread system. There's plenty to get used to working from under center in the play-action heavy Gary Kubiak offense. We love Lynch's upside, but unless he dazzles in training camp we should see Mark Sanchez as the team's starter in Week 1 against the Carolina Panthers.

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  Broncos | Mark Sanchez has to win job    Sat Jul 2, 03:26 PM

Denver Broncos QB Mark Sanchez must win the starting quarterback job in training camp, according to The Denver Post's Troy Renck. Renck said he originally thought it was Sanchez's job to lose, but he still gives him a slight edge as the starter.

Footballguys view: The Broncos aren't going to hand anyone the job...including QB of the future and 2016 first-round pick Paxton Lynch. The team has gone through the offseason with Sanchez running the first-team offense. He's in the lead as of right now, but he'll need to secure the job with a good performance in training camp and the preseason. Fantasy owners need to recognize the Broncos passing attack is no longer going to be what it once was. Sanchez is a low-end QB2 in the run-heavy Gary Kubiak offense.

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  Broncos | Good talks for Emmanuel Sanders    Sat Jul 2, 01:29 PM

Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders has had good talks with the Broncos regarding a new contract, according to The Denver Post's Troy Renck.

Footballguys view: With the deals handed out to Allen Hurns (Jaguars) and Doug Baldwin (Seahawks), we should see Sanders get a similar deal from the Broncos. They signed him to a bargain-bin price with a three-year, $15 million deal back in 2014. Entering the final year of his deal, the Broncos want to get Sanders a new contract that keeps him with the team for the foreseeable future. We should see Sanders get a deal that pays him around $10 million annually.

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  Broncos | Emmanuel Sanders not worried about deal    Sun Jun 26, 04:54 PM

Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders is entering the final year of his contract but is not worried about his contract situation because he believes something will be worked out.

Footballguys view: Sanders probably won't ever get paid close to the level that he earned during the last two years with Peyton Manning, entering free agency next year as a 30-year old. The Broncos got him at a relatively cheap three-year, 15 million dollar deal that he could eclipse next year, but not significantly.

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  Broncos | Von Miller talks dormant    Fri Jun 24, 02:22 PM

Denver Broncos LB Von Miller hasn't had contract discussions with the team since early June, according to sources. Miller is under the team's control for 2016 via the franchise tag.

Footballguys view: The Broncos have until July 15 to negotiate a long-term deal under the CBA, but the team had set an earlier deadline to get the deal done that coincided with the negotiations coming to a halt. Denver could rekindle talks at the deadline, but if they can't finish a deal, Miller could hold out instead of playing under the 14.129 million franchise tag.

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  Broncos | Von Miller talks are stagnant    Tue Jun 21, 02:50 PM

Denver Broncos LB Von Miller's long-term contract negotiations with the Broncos have gone cold over the past 10 to 12 days, according to ESPN.com's Jeremy Fowler. The two sides still have sizeable gap regarding guaranteed money. Fowler said Miller has supposedly explored holding out until March, at which point he would become a non-exclusive franchise player. Then, another team could offer a first-round pick and third-round pick for Miller.

Footballguys view: It's late June....and we'll be more optimistic about this situation than others. The two sides have until July 15th to make Miller the highest-paid defender in the NFL. Miller is entering his prime and the Broncos defense is the best in the league....so long as Miller is pressuring QBs on the outside. The math here is simple; pay the man!

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  Broncos | Ronnie Hillman the favorite for backup    Mon Jun 20, 05:37 PM

Denver Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman is still ahead of RB Devontae Booker to back up RB C.J. Anderson, according to Andrew Mason of denverbroncos.com. RB Kapri Bibbs will also compete with Hillman and Booker for backup duties.

Footballguys view: Hillman led the team in rushing last year, but they let him hit the free agent market where he got very little interest. The Broncos brought back Hillman, but only after they paid C.J. Anderson with a much larger deal. Hillman has speed, but in the postseason it was Anderson who led the league in rushing. Anderson should be the team's bellcow, and Hillman is no lock to be his primary backup.

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  Broncos | Demaryius Thomas fell behind last year    Mon Jun 20, 04:20 PM

Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas said he was thinking too much last season. Thomas missed a good portion of the 2015 offseason program while waiting for a long-term deal and his mother was set to be released from prison. Thomas said it was tough trying to catch up with the new offense after missing so much time and with his off-field life.

Footballguys view: Thomas was the team's franchise player last year and it took right until the July 15th deadline to get him signed. He's in year two of the Gary Kubiak system, but in this balanced (leaning towards run-heavy) system we see Thomas as a WR2 for fantasy owners.

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  Broncos | Devontae Booker to push for RB2    Mon Jun 20, 08:45 AM

Denver Broncos RB Devontae Booker (knee) ran well after he recovered from a torn meniscus and appears poised to push RB Ronnie Hillman for the No. 2 running back job.

Footballguys view: Booker is a talented all-purpose back. He can make his living between the tackles, is tough to bring down with arm tackles and he's a fantastic receiver out of the backfield. The Broncos are unlikely to use a RBBC this year with C.J. Anderson getting a contract that makes him the third-highest paid RB in 2016. Booker has starter's upside, but fantasy owners should consider him a three-down-back-in-waiting to begin the season. With Anderson's injury history, Booker is a must-handcuff.

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  Broncos | Cody Latimer playing faster    Sun Jun 19, 02:40 PM

Denver Broncos WR Cody Latimer is starting to play faster, according to head coach Gary Kubiak. Latimer said he's ready for a big step in 2016. 'I just have a lot of confidence right now, I'm just ready to play,' Latimer said. 'I feel like it's time to make an impact.' Latimer added that he has a good grip on what the Broncos are doing offensively and what his role is.

Footballguys view: Even if Latimer starts to play up to his potential, we don't see much fantasy relevance for him in the run-heavy Kubiak system. The Broncos moved up in the second round of the talent-rich WR class of 2014, but Latimer had bad chemistry with Peyton Manning and has only eight catches in his two-year pro career. He's competing with Bennie Fowler for the WR3 job behind Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders.

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  Broncos | Kenny Anunike will be ready    Thu Jun 16, 02:03 PM

Denver Broncos DE Kenny Anunike (knee) didn't take part in the offseason workouts as he continues to recover from a knee injury late last year. However, he said he's 'feeling great' and expects to be on the field by the start of training camp next month. Anunike could have a greater role on the defensive line in 2016. He plans to spend most of his time rehabbing at the team's facility until next month.

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  Broncos | Von Miller threatens to sit out    Thu Jun 16, 12:29 PM

Denver Broncos LB Von Miller posted on Instagram Thursday, June 16, that he will not play the 2016 season under the franchise tag.

Footballguys view: We've heard this before and we'll see. Not playing the whole season impacts his benefits and other aspects fans don't know about, which is why you rarely see guys actually follow through. The Broncos wouldn't fall apart if he sat out, but the defense would certainly take a hit. We'll keep you updated as things progress.

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  Broncos | Von Miller doesn't want to sit out    Wed Jun 15, 03:49 PM

Denver Broncos LB Von Miller said he does not want to sit out the 2016 season to wait for a long-term extension. Miller said he and the Broncos still have a month to negotiate that long-term deal and he would like to remain with Denver for the rest of his career.

Footballguys view: Fully guaranteed money seem to be the hold-up for this deal. We'll see if the two sides can find a middle ground. This defense would be hurt - though likely not devastated - if Miller sat out.

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