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QB Case Keenum - Denver Broncos

6-0, 208Born: 2-17-1988College: HoustonDrafted: ---

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Sep 17): Keenum and the Broncos offense sputtered in a good home matchup in Week 2. He goes to Baltimore in what might be a manageable matchup this week, but is not a preferred streamer and not a must hold in short bench leagues.

General News (Thu Sep 20): practiced fully on Thursday.

General News (Wed Sep 19): did not practice on Wednesday, Sept. 19, as he nurses a sore knee, according to a source. His absence was a precaution and he will be back on the practice field Thursday, Sept. 20.

Week 3: at Baltimore Ravens

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FBG says: Tough matchup. Case Keenum isn't a flashy passer - in fact, he's one of the league's least-efficient throwers of the deep ball. But with an imposing ground game and defense in place, he's been the game manager the team sorely needs. Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch were low-skilled guys who could seemingly only turn the ball over with precision. But Keenum is a smart passer who works well off play-action and works his receivers into big plays. He has thrown four interceptions thus far but keeps balancing them out with sharp situational throws and methodical drives. Most importantly, he's putting Emmanuel Sanders (231 yards on 14 targets) and his tight ends (128 on 16) in position to make plays. He and Sanders have an especially strong connection; the two were inseparable during camp and the preseason, and their bond looks rock-solid in real play. There won't be many fireworks in this passing game, but there's finally enough skill to keep Sanders and Demaryius Thomas involved and fantasy-relevant. The Ravens pass defense is, generally speaking, better than it looked last Thursday night. The pass rush, led by ageless Terrell Suggs and a crew of situational guys, remains powerful, and outside cornerbacks Marlon Humphrey and Brandon Carr are strong. This unit has suffocated its share of No. 1 wideouts over the past year-plus, including Antonio Brown, A.J. Green, and Adam Thielen. But there's a real deficiency in the slot, where Tavon Young and the team's lackluster safeties continue to struggle. Last week, Green's most egregious touchdown came by out-positioning Young for a soft, short toss and outmuscling him into open space. To be fair, Green did beat the other two for touchdowns as well. But that's just who Green is, and it doesn't absolve Young for being beaten consistently by Tyler Boyd over the rest of the evening. Overall, this is a tougher group than most to throw against. But there are situational gaps that can be and are exploited at times.

Recent Stats and Projections

1 vs SEA 74 25 39 329 3 3 0 0 0 0 25.45
2 vs OAK 66 19 35 222 0 1 3 16 1 0 17.7
3 at BAL PROJ-Dodds * 21 35 * * * 1 * * * *
3 at BAL PROJ-Tremblay * 22 37 * * * 1 * * * *
3 at BAL PROJ-Bloom * 19 30 * * * 2 * * * *

Weekly Performance vs QB 1, QB 12, QB 24

Percentile ranks

Case Keenum's percentile rank in each category, among QB with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2018 Week 2 vs OAK (19 / 35 / 222 / 0 / 1 pass, 3 / 16 / 1 rush)

Keenum had a rough start against the Raiders, totaling just 38 yards passing in the first half. He couldn't get on the same page with his receivers, with Demaryius Thomas struggling with some drops. Keenum looked for Jake Butt up the seam for a touchdown in the second, but he under threw the ball a bit and a defender managed to high point the ball for an interception right on the goal line. Keenum came out in the second half slinging, and managed to find Emmanuel Sanders for a couple of big gains to get the offense moving. Keenum narrowly missed connecting with Courtland Sutton on a touchdown in 3rd, but the receiver couldn't get both feet down cleanly in the end zone. Keenum picked up a 1st down with his feet in the 4th quarter, rolling out left on 3rd and 3 for an 8 yard gain. Keenum punched the ball in himself late in the 4th quarter. On 4th down from the Raiders 2 yard line, Keenum took the snap from the shotgun in a 5WR set and charged forward into the end zone. Keenum and the offense got the ball back on their own 20 yard line with just over 2 minutes left in the game, down by 2 points. Keenum connected with Sanders and Heuerman twice, as well as Jake Butt to move the Broncos down the field. Keenum found Tim Patrick with less than 20 seconds remaining in the game, setting up the game winning field goal on 4th down. Keenum was only sacked once.

2018 Week 1 vs SEA (25 / 39 / 329 / 3 / 3 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)

It was an up and down performance for Keenum, who tossed three touchdowns as well as three interceptions. Keenum was picked off by Earl Thomas early in the contest. The safety was playing deep and jumped the pass as Keenum looked for Demaryius Thomas up the seam. Keenum was picked a second time late in the second quarter as the Broncos attempted to score with their two minute offense. The interception was mostly due to a fantastic diving effort by defender Bradley McDougald. Keenum's third interception was an ugly one, as he simply overthrew his receiver(Sanders) and hit defender McDougald right in the hands in the third quarter. Keenum's first touchdown was all Phillip Lindsay, as the back caught a short out route from the backfield and turned it up the sideline for a 29 yard score in the 1st quarter. Keenum found Emmanuel Sanders in the 2nd quarter for his second touchdown of the day on a play action. Sanders split wide left and ran a deep crossing route, losing his defender in the middle of the field where Keenum found him. The receiver turned on the jets and took the ball up the right sideline for a score. Keenum led a 75 yard scoring drive to take the lead in the 4th quarter. His short memory was apparent as he fearlessly stared down McDougald(who had already picked him twice) and threw a laser past the defender to connect with Demaryius Thomas for his third touchdown. The receiver made fantastic effort to catch the ball and touch both feet down as he fell out of bounds.


Latest News

Broncos | Full practice for Case Keenum (Thu Sep 20, 07:14 PM) - Updating a previous report, Denver Broncos QB Case Keenum (knee) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 20.

Our View: He wanted to practice on Wednesday but the team gave him some rest as he was experiencing knee soreness. He hasn't been good this year but the Broncos are 2-0. We've got Keenum as a QB2 or streaming option on the road against the Ravens in Week 3.
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Broncos | Case Keenum back on field (Thu Sep 20, 02:14 PM) - Denver Broncos QB Case Keenum (knee) is participating in practice Thursday, Sept. 20.

Our View: Keenum got some rest on Wednesday with what was described as knee soreness. He hasn't played that great so far this year but the Broncos are 2-0. Their first road game of the year is this Sunday against the Ravens, and we can't trust Keenum as anything more than a QB2 or streaming option.
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Broncos | Case Keenum not practicing (Wed Sep 19, 02:05 PM) - Denver Broncos QB Case Keenum (knee) was not present for practice Wednesday, Sept. 19, as he nurses a sore knee, according to as source. His absence was a precaution and he will be back on the practice field Thursday, Sept. 20.

Our View: The team is taking it easy on Keenum and we're expecting him to practice the rest of the week and play on Sunday. On Wednesday, Chad Kelly took first-team reps and looked good during the media portion of practice. We love Kelly in dynasty formats but he's going to have to wait for an opportunity.
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Broncos | Case Keenum posts pedestrian numbers (Mon Sep 17, 02:44 AM) - Denver Broncos QB Case Keenum completed 19 of 35 passes for 222 yards, 0 TDs and 1 INT against the Oakland Raiders on Sunday, Sept. 16.

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Broncos | Case Keenum fires three scores (Sun Sep 9, 10:54 PM) - Denver Broncos RB Case Keenum completed 25 of his 39 passes for 329 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions in a 27-24 win over the Seattle Seahawks in Week 1.

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