WR Bennie Fowler - Denver Broncos
|6-1, 217||Born: 6-10-1991||College: Michigan State||Drafted: ---|
Week 12: at Oakland Raiders
FBG says: Great matchup. Paxton Lynch takes over for the Broncos this week and while it is the third quarterback that the Broncos have used this season, it is not difficult to make a case that this is an upgrade for the Broncos compared to Brock Osweiler. The truth of the matter is that we just do not know what to make of Lynch as while he had a ton of talent coming out of college, he was not asked to do very much in the games that he started last season. This is a player who in theory is in a spot that is better than most first-round quarterback selections as he has one of the best wide receiver tandems in the NFL in Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders and in his two starts last season Lynch utilized both heavily as the two receivers had 36 total targets in the two games. The Oakland secondary is one that is one of the worst in the league and is quickly becoming the worst in the league. The Raiders still do not have an interception this season and will be without one of their best cornerbacks in David Amerson this week. Over the last five weeks, the Raiders have allowed the second most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks as they are allowing 289 yards passing with 2.5 touchdowns per game given up. This is a defense that also has just 14 sacks on the year which ties for the worst in the NFL which is a big reason why this secondary has been as bad as it has been as the team just does not get any pressure on the quarterback.
Recent Stats and Projections
Recent Game Summaries
2017 Week 11 vs CIN (1 / 1 / 18 / 0 rec)
Fowler lined up in the left slot and ran a short out route in the 1st, spinning away from his first tackler and darting up the sideline for an 18 yard gain. He was not targeted again in the contest.
2017 Week 9 vs PHI (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Fowler took a backseat as Sanders returned to the offensive lineup. Though active, he played minimally on offense and was not targeted.
2017 Week 8 vs KC (6 / 2 / 35 / 0 rec)
Fowler worked as the 2nd receiver opposite Demaryius Thomas with Emmanuel Sanders missing another week. Siemian targeted Fowler with two targets on the opening drive, both low passes that bounced off the turf. Fowler caught a crossing route in the 2nd quarter that failed to pick up a 3rd and long. Fowler caught a slant route inside the Kansas City 10 yard line early in the 2nd quarter. Fowler caught a WR screen and wove his way through defenders for a 29 yard gain in the 3rd quarter, Denver's longest play of the day. Siemian hit Fowler in the end zone in the 3rd quarter on a 3rd and 7 play but the receiver let the touchdown clang off his hands. Fowler had another bad drop in the 4th quarter that simply bounced off his open hands.
2017 Week 7 vs LAC (5 / 5 / 45 / 0 rec)
Fowler caught every pass thrown his way in week 7, but unfortunately the poor play of the offense as a whole limited everyone's fantasy production. Fowler worked primarily out of the slot, but moved around the formation some as he filled in for Emmanuel Sanders. He hauled a short out route from the slot in the 1st quarter, and a shallow crossing route from the opposite slot later in the 2nd. He hauled in a skinny post early in the 3rd, just shy of a 1st down on 3rd and 11. Siemian found him for two more short gains in the 4th as the Broncos tried in vain to muster up a comeback.
2017 Week 6 vs NYG (8 / 3 / 21 / 0 rec)
Fowler missed a deep route down the left seam late in the 2nd quarter, but there was some questionable contact from his defender that probably deserved a flag. Siemian targeted him on a corner route in the end zone later in the same drive, but the pass careened off of Fowler's fingertips as he jumped for the catch. Fowler got the target on the next play also, but a linebacker was matching him step for step as he ran a shallow crossing route. With the offense lined up inside the 10 yard line late in the 4th, Fowler ran a shallow crossing route, catching the ball with a linebacker draped over his back. The smothering defender couldn't knock the ball away, but he did bring Fowler inside the 1 yard line. Fowler lined up wide right late in the 4th and caught a comeback route for a 10 yard gain.
2017 Week 4 vs OAK (2 / 2 / 35 / 0 rec)
Fowler secure his first target, a dime throw over his shoulder down the sideline early in the 1st quarter. Later in the same drive, Fowler had a leaping catch on an out route, despite a defender being draped across his back. He was not targeted any later in the game, finishing with 35 yards on the 2 targets. Fowler also had a great special teams play in the 2nd quarter, downing a punt at the 1 yard line.
2017 Week 3 vs BUF (7 / 4 / 55 / 0 rec)
Fowler returned from concussion protocol and continues to carve out a role in the offense behind primary targets Thomas and Sanders. Siemian targeted Fowler 7 times, connecting on 4 passes for 55 yards. Fowler made a beautiful leaping catch on a contested ball in the 1st quarter, picking up a big gain and a first down on 3rd and long. Fowler stretched out for another impressive catch on an out route later in the 4th. Fowlers target total was considerably higher than the rest of the Broncos behind Thomas and Sanders, and he seems to have a growing chemistry with Siemian.
2017 Week 2 vs DAL (3 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)
Fowler looked to build on his successful week 1, operating out of the slot with Thomas and Sanders in 3WR sets. He missed his first target of the day, but made a diving catch on a slant route for his 2nd. Fowler had a scary moment later in the drive as he made an amazing diving catch over the left pylon, but landed out of bounds on his head. He popped up quickly but lurched forward and fell into two Dallas players, then staggered to his feet before turning and falling again. Fowler left the game under the concussion protocol and did not return.
2017 Week 1 vs LAC (4 / 3 / 21 / 2 rec)
Fowler posted a career night. His first catch was a 10 yard out route in the 1st quarter. Fowler scored soon after on a broken play when San Diego jumped offsides before the snap. Siemian called for the ball, scrambled right and hit Fowler, who made a great diving effort on the catch, in the back of the end zone for the first points of the game. Fowler caught another touchdown pass in the third quarter, flexing just off the offensive line and running a quick route up the seam for a quick touchdown pass from Siemian. Fowler played about half the Broncos offensive snaps, most of them from the slot. His two touchdowns were a career high, but he was only targeted 3 times all night.
Latest NewsBroncos | Denver's injury report for Week 11 (Fri Nov 17, 03:26 PM) - Denver Broncos TE A.J. Derby (shoulder) and TE Jeff Heuerman (knee) did not practice all week and have been ruled for Week 11 versus the Cincinnati Bengals. OT Donald Stephenson (calf) logged a full practice Friday, Nov. 17, while WR Cody Latimer (knee, Achilles') was limited; both players are listed as questionable. RB Jamaal Charles (non-injury related), LB Todd Davis (ankle), WR Bennie Fowler (ankle), DE Adam Gotsis (hamstring), OG Ronald Leary (elbow), LB Brandon M. Marshall (shoulder), QB Brock Osweiler (shoulder), DL Domata Peko (non-injury related), LB Shane Ray (wrist), CB Aqib Talib (non-injury related) and WR Demaryius Thomas (knee) practiced in full Friday and no longer appear on the injury report. link to story Broncos | Denver's Thursday practice report (Thu Nov 16, 06:44 PM) - Denver Broncos TEs A.J. Derby (shoulder) and Jeff Heuerman (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 16. WR Cody Latimer (knee, Achilles) and OT Donald Stephenson (calf) were limited participants, while LBs Todd Davis (ankle), Brandon Marshall (shoulder), Shane Ray (wrist), RB Jamaal Charles (non-injury), CB Aqib Talib (non-injury), WR Bennie Fowler (ankle), DT Domata Peko (non-injury), OG Ronald Leary (elbow) and DE Adam Gotsis (hamstring) all practiced in full. Broncos | Denver's Wednesday practice report (Wed Nov 15, 05:51 PM) - Denver Broncos RB Jamaal Charles (rest), TE A.J. Derby (shoulder), TE Jeff Heuerman (knee), DT Domata Peko (rest) and CB Aqib Talib (rest) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 15. WR Cody Latimer (knee, Achilles') and OT Donald Stephenson (calf) were limited. LB Todd Davis (ankle), WR Bennie Fowler (ankle), DT Adam Gotsis (hamstring), OG Ronald Leary (elbow), LB Brandon M. Marshall (shoulder) and LB Shane Ray (wrist) participated fully. link to story Broncos | Denver injury report for Friday (Fri Nov 10, 05:03 PM) - Denver Broncos OT Donald Stephenson (calf) was limited in practice, while LB Todd Davis (ankle) and WR Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) practiced in full on Friday, Nov. 10. All three are listed as questionable for Week 10 against the New England Patriots. RB C.J. Anderson (ankle, illness), RB Jamaal Charles (rest), WR Bennie Fowler (ankle), WR Cody Latimer (knee), OG Ronald Leary (elbow), LB Brandon M. Marshall (shoulder), C Matt Paradis (back), NT Domata Peko (rest), LB Shane Ray (wrist), S Darian Stewart (thigh), WR Demaryius Thomas (hamstring) and DE Derek Wolfe (neck) practiced in full and have been removed from the report. link to story Broncos | Denver's Thursday practice report (Thu Nov 9, 07:23 PM) - Denver Broncos DE Derek Wolfe (neck) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 9. LB Todd Davis (ankle), OG Ronald Leary (elbow), C Matt Paradis (back), OT Donald Stephenson (calf) and WR Bennie Fowler (ankle) were limited participants, while RB Jamaal Charles (rest), WR Cody Latimer (knee), LBs Shane Ray (wrist), Brandon Marshall (knee), DT Domata Peko (rest) and S Darian Stewart (thigh) all practiced in full. More News
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