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TE Virgil Green - Denver Broncos

6-3, 249Born: 8-3-1988College: NevadaDrafted: Round 7

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Virgil Green has been ruled out for Week 3 due to a calf injury.

He is listed as out on this week's official injury report.

News you need to know

From Mark Wimer's Monday injury report (Mon Sep 19): Green will have an MRI on his injured right calf, according to reports on Monday. He left the stadium in a walking boot on Sunday.

General News (Sat Sep 24): has already been ruled out for Week 3 against Cincinnati Bengals, but he is optimistic he'll be ready to go in Week 4 versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

General News (Fri Sep 23): is out for this week's game.

General News (Thu Sep 22): did not practice on Thursday.

General News (Wed Sep 21): did not practice on Wednesday.

Week 3: at Cincinnati Bengals

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Mark and Joe say: Neutral matchup. Trevor Siemian did throw an interception last week (22/33 for 266 yards passing, zero TDs and one interception with one sack taken for zero yards), but his defense took two turnovers to the house and boosted the Broncos to a convincing 34-20 win over the Colts despite the mistake. Siemian relied on starting wide receivers Demaryius Thomas (seven targets for 5/90/0 receiving) and Emmanuel Sanders (eight for 3/36/0) while also finding starting tight end Virgil Green three times for 3/46/0. Unfortunately, Green suffered a strained right calf during the contest, and was in a walking boot after the contest. Stay tuned to his practice participation (or lack thereof) later on this week if you are invested in the Broncos' passing attack. The Bengals' pass defense is currently ranked 11th in the NFL averaging 219.0 net passing yards allowed per game, but they have coughed up five passing scores so far vs. three interceptions and just two sacks generated. Over the first two weeks of the season, Cincinnati has averaged 21.2 fantasy points allowed per game to opposing quarterbacks (15th in the NFL); and 20.1 fantasy points per game allowed to wide receivers (11th-least in the NFL); with 9.0 fantasy points given up per game to tight ends (11th-most in the NFL). If Green can go this looks like a good matchup for him, but overall we rank this neutral for the Broncos' so-so passing attack. Also, C.J. Anderson has a great matchup in the rushing phase of the game, which likely minimizes the need for Siemian to pass the ball during this contest.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPRECYDTDFumLPts
1 vs CAR 41 4 28 0 0 2.8
2 vs IND 41 3 46 0 0 4.6
3 at CIN PROJ-Dodds * 0 * * * *
3 at CIN PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * * *
3 at CIN PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2016 Week 2 vs IND (3 / 3 / 46 / 0 rec)

After his first reception, Green used a nasty stiff-arm to spring himself free on an out route in the 2nd quarter, picking up 16 yards and a 1st down on 3rd and 8. Green picked up another big 3rd down conversion in the 3rd quarter down the left numbers. Green's third catch of the day was a big gain down the middle of the field late in the 4th quarter. Green lined up inline like a blocker and took off down the hash at the snap. Green caught all 3 of his targets, but didn't receive the volume that fantasy owners might have been hoping for with Demaryius Thomas supposedly hobbled by a hip injury coming into the game. Green injured his calf late in the game and was seen leaving the stadium in a walking boot. His status for next week is still unknown.

2016 Week 1 vs CAR (5 / 4 / 28 / 0 rec)

Green dominated tight end snaps and was featured in every offensive formation, working in-line occasionally flexing out to the slot. He caught his first target of the night on the sidelines as quarterback Siemian scrambled away from pressure. The play converted 3rd and 10. Green caught a curl route for a short gain in the third quarter, failing to convert a 3rd and long. Green caught a tight end screen for a short gain later in the third quarter, and made a great leaping catch in traffic on the next play to pick up the first down. Green took a hard hit on the catch and was replaced by John Phillips for a couple of plays while he recovered on the sidelines. He did re-enter the game and appeared fine after that.

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Latest News

Broncos | Week 3 inactives for Denver (Sun Sep 25, 11:38 AM) - The Denver Broncos have declared QB Austin Davis, CB Lorenzo Doss, TE Virgil Green, OG Connor McGovern, FS Justin Simmons, OT Donald Stephenson, LB DeMarcus Ware inactive for Week 3.

Our View: John Phillips will get the start with Green out, but he's not a good fantasy play in the struggling Broncos offense.

Broncos | Virgil Green hopeful for Week 4 return (Sat Sep 24, 02:00 PM) - Denver Broncos TE Virgil Green (calf) has already been ruled out for Week 3 against Cincinnati Bengals, but he is optimistic he'll be ready to go in Week 4 versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Our View: This week the Broncos will turn to Jeff Heuerman as their leading TE. Some could consider him a sneaky DFS play because of his low price. We'd prefer to wait and see here as Heuerman did little of note in training camp.
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Broncos | Virgil Green ruled out (Fri Sep 23, 07:40 PM) - Denver Broncos TE Virgil Green (calf) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 23, and has been ruled out for Week 3.

Our View: John Phillips gets the start, but he's not a viable fill-in. Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders could get an extra target or two with Green on the sidelines.

Broncos | Virgil Green still not practicing (Thu Sep 22, 09:27 PM) - Denver Broncos TE Virgil Green (calf) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 22.

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Broncos | Virgil Green absent from practice (Wed Sep 21, 03:54 PM) - Denver Broncos TE Virgil Green (calf) did not participant in practice Wednesday, Sept. 21.

Our View: He's considered day-to-day with this calf injury. If Green can't play against the Bengals on Sunday, we may actually get to see Jeff Heuerman.
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Schedule

3@ Cincinnati Bengals
4@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
5vs Atlanta Falcons
6@ San Diego Chargers
7vs Houston Texans
8vs San Diego Chargers
9@ Oakland Raiders
10@ New Orleans Saints
11--- BYE WEEK ---
12vs Kansas City Chiefs
13@ Jacksonville Jaguars
14@ Tennessee Titans
15vs New England Patriots
16@ Kansas City Chiefs
17vs Oakland Raiders