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WR Wes Welker - Denver Broncos

5-9, 190Born: 5-1-1981College: Texas TechDrafted: ---

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Week 8: vs San Diego Chargers

Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.

Recent Stats and Projections

5 vs ARI 0 0 0 9 7 58 0 0
6 at NYJ 0 0 0 1 1 8 0 0
7 vs SF 0 0 0 3 3 50 1 0
8 vs SD PROJ-Tremblay 0 * * 4 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 5 vs ARI (9 / 7 / 58 / 0 rec)

Wes Welker had a relatively quiet game against Arizona as Peyton Manning preferred to exploit the mismatches between his outside receivers and the Cardinals' corners. Welker was the target on one of Peyton Manning's interceptions, but he bore no responsibility as Welker had good separation but the quarterback did not lead him enough on the throw.

2014 Week 6 vs NYJ (1 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)

While Welker normally has to compete for playing time with Denver's second tight end, against the Jets he also had a new source of competition, as Denver spent nearly a third of the game with a sixth offensive lineman on the field, presumably to help jump-start their struggling running game. With his snaps slightly more limited than useful and Denver's propensity to feature different receivers on a weekly basis, Welker finished the game with only one target. Despite his limited usage, Welker made his presence felt, converting a near game-clinching 3rd down and also falling on an early fumble after center Manny Ramirez snapped the ball before Peyton Manning was ready, narrowly averting disaster.

2014 Week 7 vs SF (3 / 3 / 50 / 1 rec)

Once again, Wes Welker was barely featured in the passing game, but managed to make the most of his limited opportunities. Still a trusted weapon in high-leverage situation, Welker converted a 3rd-and-2 on Denver's first touchdown drive. On Denver's second drive, Welker slipped behind the defense down the left sideline, hauled in a pass, and dove for the pylon, earning Peyton Manning his record-tying 508th career touchdown. Welker only had one more target on the day, a 6-yard gain on 1st and 10 on Denver's final scoring drive of the day.


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Staff Dynasty Rankings

WR Dynasty - 57, 45, 46, 66, 70

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8vs San Diego Chargers
9@ New England Patriots
10@ Oakland Raiders
11@ St. Louis Rams
12vs Miami Dolphins
13@ Kansas City Chiefs
14vs Buffalo Bills
15@ San Diego Chargers
16@ Cincinnati Bengals
17vs Oakland Raiders