We scour the news around the NFL to bring you what matters most to you and your dynasty team: the most current news on players, both superstars and the relative unknowns, and analysis to decipher the respective situations. These are many of the major stories and not meant to be an exhaustive look at all the recent happenings around the league.
With the season already in the tank and the poor play of Joe Flacco has been one of the reasons, there is a constant drumbeat for the rookie, Drew Lock. In an Athletic article last week, Denver Broncos General Manager John Elway said, "We have to make sure that [Drew Lock] is ready when he does get in there, if he does get in there. We’re still in the process of evaluating that. He is not ready to go right now, I will tell you that." The team is still assessing if and when to bring Lock back from injured reserve. The Flaccos neck injury forcing Brandon Allen into the starting lineup this week should only speed up timelines. Lock's thumb has healed but he has yet to begin practicing. Denver will go into the 2020 NFL Draft needing a quarterback once again unless Elway signs or trades for another veteran next offseason. Benjamin Allbright tweeted a unique perspective, “One thing with the Broncos & Drew Lock: You want to get best look at him possible. That doesn't necessarily mean ‘longest look.’ Starting him for the 1st time on road vs Minn/Buff defenses are probably not setting rookie up for optimal confidence building. Wait til LAC @ home.” Those are the first three games after the Week-10 bye. Hopefully, the Emmanuel Sanders trade (see below) signals a move toward rebuilding and not putting lipstick on the pig with past-their-prime retread veteran quarterbacks.