WR Cody Latimer - Denver Broncos
|6-2, 215||Born: 10-10-1992||College: Indiana||Drafted: Round 2|
Week 15: at Indianapolis Colts
FBG says: Great matchup. Trevor Siemian remains, in essence, an NFL QB2. He's proven time and again that he lacks the tools and mechanics to lead an offense effectively, and in 2017 he's reached new lows, "boasting" an anemic 4.48 adjusted net yards per attempt (factoring in touchdowns, interceptions, and sacks). That's "good" for 31st among regular 2017 starters - lower than Mitchell Trubisky, Brian Hoyer, and C.J. Beathard. But he's the preferred option to Paxton Lynch and Brock Osweiler, so he'll have the reins for the foreseeable future. That's frightening for the Broncos - Siemian is somehow both a low-impact thrower and a turnover machine - but if nothing else, he's at least willing to feed the Broncos' ball-dominant starting wideouts relentlessly. Last week he sent 12 targets to Demaryius Thomas (for 93 yards and 1 touchdown), and he's always involved Emmanuel Sanders in the past. Those two consistently boast fantasy WR3 consideration at worst due to their volume outlooks, but their upsides are capped tightly by Siemian's rough play. The Colts pass defense continues to sink to the league's absolute bottom. Besieged all year by injuries and poor play, they've allowed more net yards per attempt (which factors in sacks) than anyone in football. If the Bills employed a starting-caliber quarterback and even fairly dynamic receivers last week (and thrown more than 16 passes), they certainly would've topped their 92-yard Week 14 total. We've seen that, of course, as they've been throttled by most opposing passers, including the likes of Brian Hoyer and Blake Bortles (twice). As a result, we've seen a whopping 17 players record 60+ receiving yards against the Colts thus far. With breakout cornerbacks Rashaan Melvin and Pierre Desir lost to injury and little pass rush to speak of, it's hard to imagine they'll turn things around against Broncos starters Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders.
Recent Stats and Projections
Recent Game Summaries
2017 Week 14 vs NYJ (3 / 2 / 37 / 0 rec)
Latimer saw most of the action at the third receiver spot alongside Thomas and Sanders. He lined up wide left in a 3WR set early in the 1st quarter, beating his man down the left sideline with a leaping catch for a 27 yard gain. Latimer caught his second target from the left slot position, turning the out route up the sideline for another nice gain.
2017 Week 13 vs MIA (3 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)
Latimer played a lot of special teams and limited offensive snaps. He caught a short crossing route during the 2-minute drill at the end of the 1st half.
2017 Week 12 vs OAK (4 / 3 / 48 / 1 rec)
Latimer was quiet in the 1st half but drew several targets from Trevor Siemian in the 4th quarter. He scored Denver's first touchdown early in the 4th quarter, lining up tight to the formation with another receiver and running a wheel route up the seam. Siemian floated a beautiful pass over his head and Latimer came down with a contested ball for a 25 yard touchdown on 4th and 6. Latimer was able to haul in another short catch and run under soft zone coverage as Oakland attempted to limit big plays late in the 4th with a 21-7 lead. Two plays later Siemian bounced a pass off a defenders hands and into Latimer's for the receivers final reception of the day, a short crossing route.
2017 Week 11 vs CIN (3 / 1 / 21 / 0 rec)
Latimer worked in the rotation at the third receiver spot with Fowler and Taylor. He hauled in a deep comeback route down the right sideline for a gain of 21 on a 3rd and long situation late in the 1st quarter. Latimer had a 2nd quarter reception negated by a holding penalty, and was quiet for the rest of the game.
2017 Week 10 vs NE (5 / 3 / 28 / 0 rec)
Latimer caught a shallow crossing route in the 3rd, turning it up the sideline for a short gain. Osweiler found him on a short curl route from the left slot later in the 4th quarter. Latimer secured one last throw on an out route from the left slot, ending his day with the third highest yardage and target totals on the team.
2017 Week 9 vs PHI (3 / 2 / 51 / 0 rec)
Latimer lined up in a bunch formation with two other receivers on the right side of the formation and worked his way across the field on a deep crossing route during Denver's first offensive drive. Latimer made a beautiful leaping grab on a fly route down the left sideline at the end of the 3rd. The play picked up 32 yards, Denver's biggest gain of the day.
2017 Week 8 vs KC (3 / 2 / 15 / 0 rec)
Latimer returned from injury, seeing increased offensive snaps in Emmanuel Sanders' absence. Latimer mixed in on the outside with Jordan Taylor and Bennie Fowler in the spot opposite Thomas. Siemian hit Latimer on a shallow crossing route to convert 3rd and short late in the 1st quarter. He also caught a slant late in the 3rd quarter for an 11 yard gain. Latimer fumbled a 1st quarter kickoff twice, but managed to recover it before the coverage team converged on him.
2017 Week 2 vs DAL (2 / 2 / 22 / 0 rec)
Latimer got involved in the passing game for the first time in a while, securing his first target for a short gain in the 1st quarter. He also hauled in a contested pass on a curl route later in the 2nd quarter. Latimer fumbled a kickoff return in the 2nd quarter, but Denver recovered.
Latest NewsBroncos | Cody Latimer has productive night (Fri Dec 15, 12:40 AM) - Denver Broncos WR Cody Latimer had three receptions, 60 yards and a touchdown against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 15. He also scored on a two-point conversion. Our View: Latimer finally showed a glimmer of why the Broncos took him in the second round four years ago in one of the best wide receiver classes ever. He should at least get a contract somewhere in free agency to try to win a #5 receiver job and he'll get more work in the next two weeks with Emmanuel Sanders banged up.
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