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QB Paxton Lynch - Denver Broncos

6-7, 244Born: 2-12-1994College: MemphisDrafted: Round 1, pick 26

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

News you need to know

General News (Sun Dec 10): is out for this week's game.

General News (Fri Dec 8): is out for this week's game.

General News (Thu Dec 7): did not practice on Thursday.

General News (Wed Dec 6): did not practice on Wednesday.

General News (Mon Dec 4): has been ruled out for Week 14 because of his high ankle sprain.

Week 14: vs New York Jets

All QB vs NYJ

FBG says: Great matchup. The Broncos remain a team without a quarterback; they're already in "tank for a QB" mode for all intents and purposes. Trevor Siemian has regressed even further from his ideal-backup outlook, posting a truly pitiful 4.40 adjusted yards per attempt over his last 5 turnover-plagued appearances. Backup Paxton Lynch is out with an ankle sprain and has looked like an abject failure when on the NFL field anyway (a career 5.00 AY/A and 73.3 passer rating). And Brock Osweiler somehow remains just as bad as either of them. It's a shame to see a wideout duo as talented and ball-dominant as Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders go wasted, but that's what we're seeing. The two have combined to draw a massive 39% of team targets since Week 5, but spun them into just 7.6 combined receptions for 89.0 yards. With such inept quarterbacking, neither can be looked at as anything more than a volatile WR2/3 option at best. The Jets pass defense has feasted and built respectable numbers over the past few weeks against shaky and/or subpar passing games, but remains a soft unit we can target with confidence in fantasy. We saw last week what an explosive offense can do to them: Alex Smith racked up 366 yards and 4 touchdowns, becoming the 6th quarterback over their last 8 games to top 250 and also the 6th to throw multiple scores. The Jets' rookie safety duo has been shoddy at best in coverage, and outside of Morris Claiborne, the cornerbacks have failed to hold downfield coverage. That's a big reason wideouts are having so much success in this matchup: since Week 5, they've allowed 68+ yards and/or a touchdown to a whopping 12 wide receivers, including the likes of Deonte Thompson, Zay Jones, and Chris Godwin.

Recent Stats and Projections

12 at OAK 33 9 14 41 0 1 2 20 0 0 2.05
14 vs NYJ PROJ-Tremblay * 2 4 * * * 0 * * * *
14 vs NYJ PROJ-Bloom * 0 0 * * * 0 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2017 Week 12 vs OAK (9 / 14 / 41 / 0 / 1 pass, 2 / 20 / 0 rush)

Lynch's first outing was a rough one, as he failed to lead any scoring drives and threw one interception in two and a half quarters of play. Denver's offensive line struggled mightily to protect Lynch, but backup QB Siemian played less than two quarters behind the same offensive line and managed to produce two touchdowns. Lynch showed off his wheels on a 1st quarter bootleg, turning the corner for a 10 yard gain. Unfortunately for the Broncos offense, this would be Denver's longest rushing play of the day. Lynch dropped a beautiful pass over the shoulder of Devontae Booker early in the 2nd quarter after the back took a wheel route up the sideline towards the Oakland end zone. Booker was determined to be down by contact on the 1 yard line after a diving catch. Lynch threw an interception two plays later on a play-action bootleg. Tight end Green blocked a moment and then released into the flat as Lynch faked a handoff and rolled out left. Lynch's pass was ill-advised as Green was well covered, and sure enough it deflected off two defenders before landing in the arms of a third defender laying on his back in the end zone. Lynch had the ball slapped from his hand on a 3rd quarter pass attempt but managed to pick the ball back up and advance it a couple of steps before being dropped for another sack. Lynch's abysmal outing ended in the 3rd quarter as he exited with what has since been diagnosed as a high-ankle sprain. Trevor Siemian was pressed back into service and managed two touchdowns and no turnovers in less than two full quarters.


Latest News

Broncos | Denver's Week 14 inactives (Sun Dec 10, 02:47 PM) - The Denver Broncos have declared CB Brendan Langley, OT Cyrus Kouandjio, RB De'Angelo Henderson, DL Domata Peko, WR Isaiah McKenzie, QB Paxton Lynch, OG Ronald Leary inactive for Week 14.

Broncos | Week 14 injury report for Denver (Fri Dec 8, 03:43 PM) - Denver Broncos OG Ronald Leary (back) and QB Paxton Lynch (ankle) did not practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 14 versus the New York Jets. NT Domata Peko (knee) and WR Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) are listed as questionable after logging a limited practice Friday, Dec. 8. DE Adam Gotsis (illness) did not participate in practice Friday and is also listed as questionable. RB Jamaal Charles (non-injury related), LB Todd Davis (ankle), RB De'Angelo Henderson (non-injury related), LB Joseph Jones (Achilles'), DE Zachariah Kerr (toe) and LB Shane Ray (wrist) each practiced in full Friday and no longer appear on the injury report.

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Broncos | Broncos practice report for Thursday (Thu Dec 7, 06:44 PM) - Denver Broncos DT Domata Peko (knee), DE Zachariah Kerr (toe), OG Ronald Leary (back) and QB Paxton Lynch (ankle) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 7. LB Joseph Jones (Achilles) was a limited participant, while RBs Jamaal Charles (non-injury), De'Angelo Henderson (non-injury), LBs Shane Ray (wrist) and Todd Davis (ankle) practiced in full.

Broncos | Wednesday's practice report for Denver (Wed Dec 6, 06:43 PM) - Denver Broncos RB Jamaal Charles (rest), LB Joseph Jones (Achilles'), OG Ronald Leary (back), QB Paxton Lynch (ankle), NT Domata Peko (knee) and WR Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 6. LB Todd Davis (ankle) and RB De'Angelo Henderson (rest) were limited in practice, while DE Zachariah Kerr (toe) and LB Shane Ray (wrist) practiced in full.

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Broncos | Paxton Lynch to miss another game (Mon Dec 4, 06:03 PM) - Denver Broncos QB Paxton Lynch (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 14 because of his high ankle sprain.

Our View: Trevor Siemian will start against the Jets on Sunday. Lynch, a first-round pick in 2016, has been injured most of his sophomore season (shoulder, ankle) after failing to beat Siemian out for the starting job in training camp. Lynch has the makings of a bust, even with only three games started as a pro.
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