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TE Virgil Green - Denver Broncos

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

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

News you need to know

General News (Fri Nov 27): practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

General News (Fri Nov 27): practiced fully on Thursday.

General News (Wed Nov 25): practiced fully on Wednesday.

Week 12: vs New England Patriots

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Mark and Joe say: Neutral matchup. Brock Osweiler won his first start 17-15 and looked comfortable in Gary Kubiak's offense while he did so, posting 20/27 for 250 yards passing, two TDs and zero interceptions thrown. He linked up with Demaryius Thomas early on (eight targets for 3/59/1 receiving) and found Cody Latimer later in the game (three targets for 2/22/1) - even in Emmanuel Sanders' absence (high-ankle sprain), Osweiler found ways to keep the ball moving downfield. We'll see if he can build on the momentum here in Week 12. The Patriots' pass D is ranked 21st in the NFL averaging 252.5 net passing yards allowed per game, with 14 pass scores given out vs. nine interceptions (tied for 15th in the NFL) and 32 sacks generated (second). Osweiler was sacked five times for -31 yards last week - the Patriots will bring the heat to bear here in Week 12, you can be sure. Over the past four weeks (four games), this team has allowed the fifth-least fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks (16.4 on average); is sixth-least in fantasy points allowed to opposing tight ends (5.1); however, they have given up the 11th-most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers (22.9). Last week a banged-up Tyrod Taylor could only muster 20/36 for 225 net passing yards with zero TDs or interceptions against the Patriots. The Patriots' pass D has been up and down during the season - this looks like a neutral matchup for Osweiler at home in Mile High Stadium.

Recent Stats and Projections

8 vs GB 41 3 61 0 0 6.1
9 at IND 25 1 13 0 0 1.3
10 vs KC 20 1 8 0 0 0.8
11 at CHI 24 1 9 0 0 0.9
12 vs NE PROJ-Dodds * 1 * * * *
12 vs NE PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * * *
12 vs NE PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2015 Week 8 vs GB (3 / 3 / 61 / 0 rec)

Ordinarily a blocking specialist averaging about 6 routes a game, Virgil Green saw his passing-game usage nearly doubled against the Green Bay Packers. "Nearly doubled" still left Green running just 12 routes, or just more than 1/3rd of Denver's passing plays, but Green made them count, catching three passes and finishing second on the team with 61 receiving yards. It remains to be seen whether his increased usage was the beginning of a meaningful trend, or merely a one-game aberration based on favorable matchups.

2015 Week 3 vs DET (1 / 1 / 26 / 0 rec)

With Denver backing away from its run-heavy gameplans and shifting back to a shotgun-heavy approach, blocking specialist Virgil Green played on less than a quarter of Denver's 65 offensive snaps. He made the most of his lone target, breaking two tackles on a screen pass and rumbling 26 yards to set Denver up with first-and-goal from the two. Despite athleticism that jumps off the screen at times, though, Virgil Green will have difficulty achieving any fantasy value as long as he can't even get on the field.

2015 Week 2 vs KC (3 / 2 / 12 / 1 rec)

Despite scoring a touchdown, Virgil Green was barely a factor in Denver's offensive game plan. He only saw two other targets on the day, one time serving as an outlet on 2nd-and-short, and one time being overthrown on a crossing route in the red zone. Green functions primarily as a blocker for Denver, and will continue to receive targets inconsistently at best going forward.


Latest News

Broncos | Week 12 injury report for Friday (Fri Nov 27, 06:43 PM) - Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning (foot) and DE DeMarcus Ware (back) are out for Week 12 against the New England Patriots. OG Evan Mathis (ankle) is questionable, while TE Virgil Green (finger), OT Ryan Harris (knee), C Matt Paradis (finger), OT Michael Schofield (finger), DE Antonio Smith (hip) and DE Vance Walker (shoulder) are probable. Manning and Ware missed practice Friday, Nov. 27. Mathis was limited, while the others were full participants.

Broncos | Thursday Broncos report (Thu Nov 26, 02:16 PM) - Denver Broncos LB DeMarcus Ware (back) and OG Evan Mathis (ankle) didn't practice Thursday, Nov. 26. DE Vance Walker (shoulder) was limited. TE Virgil Green (finger), OT Ryan Harris (knee), C Matt Paradis (finger), OT Michael Schofield (finger) and DE Antonio Smith (hip) practiced fully.

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Broncos | Friday practice report for Week 11 (Fri Nov 20, 04:38 PM) - Denver Broncos DE Derek Wolfe (abdomen), G Louis Vasquez (back), LB Danny Trevathan (rib cage), LB Shane Ray (knee), C Matt Paradis (elbow), OT Ryan Harris (knee), TE Virgil Green (finger) and FS David Bruton (quadriceps) are listed a probable for the Week 11 game against the Chicago Bears. DE Vance Walker (shoulder) and DE Antonio Smith (hip) are listed as questionable for the game, and LB DeMarcus Ware (back) has been ruled out. Walker, Smith and Ware did not practice Friday, Nov. 20. Burton Jr., Green, Harris, Paradis, Ray, Smith, Trevathan, Vasquez, Walker and Wolfe all practiced in full Friday.

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Broncos | Thursday practice report for Week 11 (Thu Nov 19, 06:17 PM) - Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning (foot, rib cage), DE Antonio Smith (hip) and DE Vance Walker (shoulder) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 19. FS David Bruton (quadriceps), TE Virgil Green (finger), OT Ryan Harris (knee), C Matt Paradis (elbow), LB Shane Ray (knee), LB Danny Trevathan (rib cage ), OG Louis Vasquez (back) and DE Derek Wolfe (abdomen) fully participated in practice.

Broncos | Wednesday practice report for Week 11 (Wed Nov 18, 06:29 PM) - Denver Broncos DE Antonio Smith (hip), DE Vance Walker (shoulder) and DE DeMarcus Ware (back) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 18. S David Bruton (quadriceps), TE Virgil Green (finger), OT Ryan Harris (knee), C Matt Paradis (elbow), LB Shane Ray (knee), LB Danny Trevathan (rib cage), OG Louis Vasquez (back) and DE Derek Wolfe (abdomen) practiced in full.

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