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TE Virgil Green - Denver Broncos

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

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Week 14: at Tennessee Titans

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Mark and Joe say: Good matchup. On Monday, Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak said Trevor Siemian (sprained foot) is doing a 'lot better'. However, Siemian missed last week's game and has yet to test the appendage in practices as of Wednesday morning. Stay tuned to's Players in the News as the weekend approaches for the latest on Siemian's availability for this game. Paxton Lynch won a game last week (12/24 for 104 yards passing, zero TDs or interceptions, with two sacks taken for -2 yards), but didn't do much for fantasy owners during the care-taking. This is a fluid situation entering mid-week, folks. If Lynch is in, don't bank on any of the Broncos' receivers this weekend. The Titans are ranked 26th in the NFL with an average of 270.3 net passing yards allowed per game, handing out 21 passing scores so far, vs. 11 interceptions and 30 sacks generated (tied for eighth- and seventh-ranked in the NFL, respectively). Two weeks ago, the Titans allowed 28/54 for 316 yards passing, three TDs and two interceptions (with zero sacks) to journeyman Matt Barkley of Chicago. From Week 10 to Week 13 of the 2016 season (over the last four weeks, but includes 10 teams on bye during that time span - each team has at least three games played in the last four weeks), Tennessee has averaged 27.3 fantasy points allowed per game to opposing quarterbacks (most in the NFL); and 35.2 fantasy points per game allowed to wide receivers (most in the NFL); with 4.4 fantasy points given up per game to tight ends (sixth-least). This is not a good pass D, folks. Advantage, Denver, even if they have to go with Lynch.

Recent Stats and Projections

10 at NO 59 2 24 0 0 2.4
12 vs KC 53 0 0 0 0 0
13 at JAX 39 0 0 0 0 0
14 at TEN PROJ-Dodds * 2 * * * *
14 at TEN PROJ-Tremblay * 1 * * * *
14 at TEN PROJ-Bloom * 1 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2016 Week 13 vs JAX (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Green could not secure his lone target in the passing game.

2016 Week 10 vs NO (6 / 2 / 24 / 0 rec)

It was a slow day for Green, who was only able to corral 2 of his 6 targets. Green caught a short out route on the Broncos' final drive of the 1st half for a gain of 9, then opened up the 3rd quarter by breaking a couple of tackles and taking a tight end screen down the sideline for a gain of 15.

2016 Week 9 vs OAK (4 / 2 / 37 / 0 rec)

Green juggled a good pass that nearly resulted in an interception early in the 1st quarter. Had Green secured it, it would have converted a long 3rd down for the Broncos. Green picked up 11 yards on an out route in the last minute of the 2nd quarter. Green extended a 3rd quarter drive by hauling in a pass down the seam and rumbling 26 yards for a conversion on 3rd down. He could not convert his 4th and final target of the day.

2016 Week 8 vs SD (6 / 4 / 55 / 0 rec)

Green's first reception of the day was a short screen pass to the left on the first play of the game. He caught a crossing route for an 8 yard gain in the 3rd quarter. Green hauled in an out route for a 13 yard gain late in the 3rd quarter from the inline position. He finished his day with a big catch down the numbers late in the 4th quarter for a 31 yard gain.

2016 Week 6 vs SD (4 / 3 / 21 / 0 rec)

Green started at tight end for a the first time since injuring his calf a few weeks ago and had a quiet return with just 3 catches for 21 yards on 4 targets He drew his first target in the 3rd quarter while Siemian was scrambling away from Joey Bosa and several other defenders in his own end zone. He caught a short pass for minimal gain on a curl route in the 3rd quarter, and another short gain on a crossing route in the 4th. Green picked up a 1st down with reception on an out route during the Broncos' final drive of the game, and then another gain of 9 on an out route after the Broncos recovered an onside kick with seconds left in the game.

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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