WR Brandon Stokley - Free Agent
|5-11, 197||Born: 6-23-1976||College: Southwestern Louisiana||Drafted: Round 4, pick 105 (1999)|
2013 Week 1 vs DEN (10 / 4 / 34 / 0 rec)
As was evident on the opening drive Stokley has almost no spring in his step and looks slow no matter what he is doing. Stokley dropped a pass on third down that likely would have been short of the sticks anyway. Stokley was targeted in the end zone. Even when Stokley gets open the pass has to be perfect or else any defensive back can close the distance and nullify whatever separation Stokley managed.
2013 Week 2 vs CLE (5 / 4 / 36 / 0 rec)
Brandon Stokley was utilized much less against the Browns than the Broncos but was a more effective player. Stokley was given more room to work and showed his dependable hands. Stokley doesn't have big play ability but if similar usage continues he should be a reliable chain mover for the Ravens.
2013 Week 3 vs HOU (1 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)
Brandon Stokley was only targeted once and converted it into a first down. Stokley's usage is trending downward for good reason.
2012 Week 1 vs PIT (3 / 2 / 26 / 0 rec)
Manning's former Indianapolis teammate caught just two passes on the evening, but both were impactful. The first gained nine yards on a 3rd-and-7, and the second gained 17 yards on a 3rd-and-6. Stokley will rarely be the first option and will almost never see snaps in two-receiver sets, but his usage here suggests he's still trusted by his quarterback in key situations.
2012 Week 2 vs ATL (6 / 3 / 27 / 0 rec)
While Stokley may have been the target on two interceptions thrown by Peyton Manning, neither were his fault. He did however prevent Manning from adding two more with one very athletic pass break up in the endzone and another excellent adjustment to a tipped pass. That second pass became a 16 yard reception to add to his two short receptions that both went for first downs. Stokley did some impressive things without making any notable impact on the stat sheet, outside of preventing interceptions of course.
2012 Week 3 vs HOU (6 / 6 / 73 / 1 rec)
Stokley caught all six targets and was the beneficiary of the constant Houston pressure on Manning. Stokley made a great grab on his 38-yard TD as Brice McClain had tight coverage, but he was often the safety dump-off for Manning in the middle of the field for relatively short gains. After only two catches through three quarters, Stokley quickly amassed his remaining four, all in a row, beginning with his TD catch. Despite the TD, Stokley's expectations going forward should be tempered as there are much more talented WRs all around him.
2012 Week 4 vs OAK (2 / 2 / 32 / 0 rec)
Only targeted twice after his six targets in week three, this feels more like what owners should expect from the vet going forward. Stokley continues to be a release for Manning on crossing routes, including taking one for a 26-yard gain on Sunday, but wasn't much of a threat otherwise. Manning looked to his RBs in the flat much more against Oakland and it clearly affected Stokley's output.
2012 Week 5 vs NE (3 / 2 / 10 / 1 rec)
Stokley was once-again the savvy possession target for Denver's passing game. After limited involvement for three quarters, Stokley scored a red zone touchdown in the fourth quarter, cutting the deficit to ten points. Stokley faked like he was coming over the middle to block, and then gained separation in the back of the end zone for the score. Outside of an injury to a major passing game component, Stokley's main fantasy value comes from adding to Peyton Manning's weekly production.
2012 Week 6 vs SD (4 / 4 / 48 / 1 rec)
Stokley caught four balls in the game, but the only one worth mentioning is his acrobatic touchdown reception that gave Denver the lead and completed their improbable comeback. Peyton Manning lofted a pass to the right sideline of the end zone for Stokley. At first glance, most observers probably felt the ball was thrown too high or that Stokley would come down out of bounds. But not only was the ball perfectly thrown; Stokley made an incredible effort to beat his man to the spot, twist his body to make the catch, and keep his feet inbounds for the score. It is clear that he is not the number one option in the offense, but it is just as clear that Manning is not afraid to go to him in an absolutely critical spot.
2012 Week 8 vs NO (2 / 2 / 19 / 0 rec)
Stokley's first target was a curl route when Jabari Greer ran through him to give the Broncos a penalty. His second was a crossing route when he easily beat safety Roman Harper across the field in single coverage. According to Cecil Lammey, the Saints were bracketing Brandon Stokley in coverage, which is completely inexplicable.
2012 Week 9 vs CIN (4 / 3 / 43 / 0 rec)
Stokley was, once-again, the savvy veteran receiver that Manning has a way of finding in the clutch moments of a game. After a defensive back broke up Stokley's first target of the game on a third-and-long seam route, he made big play after big play. Manning showed off his arm strength that many questioned on a deep out route to the far side of the field, right on the numbers to Stokley. Then, Stokley made a tough reception on a deep slant route, fueling a promising Denver drive. Arguably his biggest play came in the fourth quarter, a short hitch route with plenty of yards-after-the-catch to convert a third down. That play got Denver into scoring range and continued a drive that could have flipped momentum if the Broncos stalled. While not a viable weekly play in his own right, Stokley has impressed with his ability to keep Denver drives alive and bolster Peyton Manning's already high level of production.
2012 Week 10 vs CAR (5 / 4 / 54 / 1 rec)
Brandon Stokley was a reliable intermediate target for Manning the entire game, even getting into the end zone on a great route adjustment. As Manning sprinted out right, Stokley - seeing the void in coverage in the middle of the field - settled down there and was wide open for the easy pitch and catch. Manning and Stokley seem to share a brain on some plays; Stokley is consistently able to find the soft spots and present a target for Manning when he is under pressure. The veteran will have a part to play in the Broncos' play-off run as he looks just as quick as he used to.
2012 Week 11 vs SD (5 / 4 / 55 / 1 rec)
Stokley was the surprise leading receiver on the day for Denver, catching three forgettable passes for 24 yards on the field of play but also adding a huge touchdown grab late in the first half to put the Broncos up by ten. He slipped behind the defense after a gorgeous pump fake by QB Peyton Manning, and the quarterback easily found him for a wide open touchdown when both defensive backs bit on the fake. It was one of the easier scores Stokley will ever have.
2012 Week 12 vs KC (7 / 4 / 62 / 0 rec)
Other than a drop on a perfect pass down the seam, Stokley had a very productive day. In the second quarter he beat the safety badly out of the slot and then broke a tackle to turn a nice gain into a 31 yard gain. Stokley's best catch came on a tipped pass on a deep cross, showing great body control to go to the ground and make the 18 yard grab.
2012 Week 16 vs CLE (6 / 5 / 32 / 0 rec)
Stokley was the primary slot receiver and used on underneath routes. His biggest reception of the day, a 15-yarder, was actually tipped up in the air by intended receiver Eric Decker into Stokley's arms. Stokley's biggest impact of the game came on an offensive pass interference penalty. He ran a crossing route and blocked a defensive back in coverage of Demaryius Thomas. While the block sprung Thomas for a 30-yard gain, the penalty negated the play and put Denver in a long yardage situation.
2012 Week 17 vs KC (3 / 3 / 49 / 0 rec)
The longtime teammate of Peyton Manning caught three Manning passes for forty-nine yards as the Broncos' slot receiver. Manning and Stokley started the game off with a bang, connecting for a twenty-nine yard gain off a deep crossing route, in which Stokley brought the ball into Kansas City territory on Denver's first offensive play. Manning and Stokley hooked up twice more for short gains in the second quarter. Stokley will likely continue to be an incremental, but still important contributor for the Broncos in the playoffs.
2012 Week 19 vs BAL (6 / 3 / 27 / 1 rec)
The impressive chemistry continued for the former teammates in their Indianapolis days against Baltimore this week. Stokley caught an impressive fade route throw to cap a long touchdown drive, which could only have been matched by a handful of receivers in the NFL. It was a true highlight play with a perfect throw and just-as-perfect ball on the ball. Stokley was targeted on two third downs throughout the game. He was able to corral one of the two low throws on those opportunities. It was in overtime that the play that will be remembered long into the offseason involving Manning and Stokley occurred. With Manning rolling out of the pocket, he threw across his body to a well-covered Stokley that was intercepted. That mistake proved costly as Baltimore gained a few yards and kicked the game-winning field goal. Stokley had an impressive renaissance season and could return to Denver in 2013. He was a savvy possession receiver and capable of end zone plays like against Baltimore. He will be 37-years-old and need a new contract as he signed a one-year deal for 2012.
2011 Week 3 vs PHI (2 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)
t looks like Brandon Stokley is still learning this offense as he wasn't on the field much. This was the Victor Cruz show at any rate and the Giants ran the ball well so Stokley was simply not needed in this game.
2010 Week 4 vs STL (8 / 4 / 62 / 0 rec)
Stokley got open deep in the second half as Hasselbeck threw from the shadows of his own goalpost, and the the acquisition Stokley also got targets early on simple routes where just found open space in the defense. There's no reason to think that he won't continue to split the meager production in this passing game even further for the rest of the season.
2010 Week 6 vs CHI (3 / 3 / 17 / 0 rec)
Stokely played a very low key and complementary r ole on Sunday and will likely keep this role throughout the season at this stage in his career. He worked underneath routes, often option routes or after play action for very short gains. He often looked like the check down option for Hasselbeck, rather than a real target.
2010 Week 7 vs ARI (2 / 1 / 16 / 0 rec)
Working out of the slot some but his best days are clearly behind him right now. Things would get bad for Seattle is they had to rely on this guy for more than a few spot catches a game.
2010 Week 8 vs OAK (1 / 1 / 13 / 0 rec)
Stokley didn't see a lot of opportunities, but was reliable when called upon. He did a great job with a quick catch, managing to get out of bounds in last minute of half.
2010 Week 9 vs NYG (3 / 2 / 26 / 0 rec)
Stokley wasn't involved enough to make a difference, but perhaps he should be. He seemed to have more reliable hands and route running ability than both Butler and Williams. On one of his catches, Stokley made a nice grab near the turf on a poor throw, nearly getting the Seahawks a rare first down.
2010 Week 11 vs NO (6 / 6 / 76 / 0 rec)
Stokley didn't see the field right away, but when he did, he made his presence felt in the red zone, getting the Seahawks close to the goal line with two consecutive catches. He got open consistently, and showed sure hands on every catch. His fourth catch of the game, an 18 yard gain on a quick slant out of the slot, put the Seahawks in position to score a field goal before halftime. He ended the game 6-for-6 on catches-targets.
2010 Week 12 vs KC (8 / 5 / 51 / 0 rec)
The Slot Machine had a nice game for the Seahawks, one of the few bright spots in the game. Stokley worked his magic in the slot and managed to get separation from Chiefs defensive backs throughout the game. None of his plays were explosive, but Hasselbeck trusts him and in games where the Seahawks are trailing, Stokley is likely to see a lot of action.
2010 Week 13 vs CAR (5 / 4 / 47 / 0 rec)
When the Seahawks offense was having trouble getting going, Hasselbeck began relying on Stokley, and his veteran ability to get open. Stokley was able to find the open spot and Hasselbeck did a good job of finding him. Hasselbeck has begun to rely on Stokley more over the past few weeks as he's integrated himself into the offense.
2010 Week 14 vs SF (4 / 3 / 35 / 0 rec)
Stokley proved to be a reliable target early on, as he found little cushions in the zone defense to help move the chains. As the Seahwawks fell behind, he was no longer used in the same way. Hasselbeck at one point threw a fade pass to him in the end zone, which he clearly had no chance at all to go up for.
2010 Week 16 vs TB (1 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
Given the pressure that Whitehurst faced most of the time, it was surprising that Stokley - generally an ultra-reliable target out of the slot - saw only one target. It was a short catch over the middle for a first down, and he was shaken up on the play. No word of an injury, but also no further contributions from him in this game.
2010 Week 18 vs NO (4 / 4 / 73 / 1 rec)
Stokley had a vintage performance in this game - reminding many of his time not only with the Colts but also with the Ravens, with whom he caught a touchdown in a Super Bowl. Most of his work was done in typical Stokley fashion, catching short-to-medium passes and working the middle of the field. His "splash" play, however, featured him running a go route out of a trips bunch formation for a 45-yard touchdown. Stokley's skill set is a lesser version of the other Seahawks' receivers though - more possession-style than deep threat.
2010 Week 19 vs CHI (11 / 8 / 85 / 1 rec)
Brandon Stokley lacks the quickness in and out of his breaks that he used to have, but he can still find the hole in the defense and exploit it. Stokley acted as the security blanket for Hasselbeck in this game and came up with some nice catches, albeit most were for short gains. Stokley scored a late touchdown on a coverage breakdown from the Bears defense.
2009 Week 1 vs CIN (4 / 1 / 87 / 1 rec)
Brandon Stokley had the play of the game, but his day started out rough in this new system. Orton and Stokley seemed to be on different pages for most of the game, and all of Stokley's targets fell incomplete, although one of those targets was ruled as tipped at the line of scrimmage. Timing between Stokley and Orton was off, as passes were both ahead and behind of the veteran receiver. On the Broncos final offensive play Orton targeted Brandon Marshall deep on the left sideline. The pass was tipped by cornerback Leon Hall, and Stokley changed his gait to adjust while he ran under the ball. Stokley then turned on the jets, and outran veteran Dhani Jones to the endzone. The savvy veteran also ran more time off the clock by running parallel to the goalline instead of crossing it immediately. It was an incredible play that will overshadow a day that was mostly "off" for Stokley.
2009 Week 2 vs CLE (7 / 5 / 70 / 0 rec)
Stokley was very involved on Sunday, and seemed to have much better chemistry with Kyle Orton this week. Orton targeted the veteran on several passes over the middle, and when the Broncos needed a first down Stokley had the awareness to reach for the first down marker as he went out of bounds - twice! It's that type of veteran play that made him a trusted target for Orton this week. The Broncos are looking to exploit matchups, and not force the ball to just one receiver. This week they must have felt that Stokley gave them a good target. We'll see if that trend continues over the season.
2009 Week 3 vs OAK (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Stokley was dressed for the game, and made it onto the field, but did not put up any numbers on Sunday.
2009 Week 4 vs DAL (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Stokley made it onto the field in the first half, but only when the Broncos were lined up in 4-wide receiver sets.
2009 Week 5 vs NE (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Stokley was once again not very involved on Sunday, and was only on the field when the Broncos lined up in four wide receiver sets. He did get targeted with one pass, but that was broken up by Brandon McGowan underneath. Stokley did not do a good job of setting up his route, and that allowed the cornerback to make a play on the ball.
2009 Week 6 vs SD (3 / 3 / 24 / 1 rec)
Stokley made it onto the field as the Broncos starting slot receiver, and the veteran proved to be an important target for Orton as the game went on. Unlike Gaffney, who struggled to get open against the Chargers, Stokley was very adept at finding the soft spots in the zone. He made tough catches when he had to, and was also a willing blocker when the Broncos were grinding it out on the ground. Stokley's touchdown catch was reviewed by the replay booth, and the call on the field stood. The ball crossed the plane as Stokley caught the pass and was coming out of the end zone. He was touched down by Antonio Cromartie before he rolled into the end zone, but officials decided that the ball was across the plane when he originally secured the pass.
2009 Week 8 vs BAL (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
The veteran was on the field, but did not receive a target in this game.
2009 Week 9 vs PIT (1 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)
Stokley played hard, and when asked to block he did a good job. Stokley hauled in a key fourth down reception that would have moved the sticks if not for a holding penalty that negated the play and forced the Broncos to punt. His only reception of the game came on a short route when the Steelers brought the blitz from the right side and Stokley was the hot read on the left.
2009 Week 10 vs WAS (2 / 1 / 15 / 0 rec)
Stokley only had one catch on Sunday as Orton hit him on a short pass over the middle of the field. He was able to turn quickly upfield, lower his shoulders, and gain 15 yards on the play against man coverage where Justin Tryon was outmatched in coverage.
2009 Week 12 vs NYG (3 / 1 / 17 / 1 rec)
Brandon Stokley caught one pass in the fourth quarter, getting wide open as he cut inside behind two other receivers and found the middle of the field completely unguarded. Stokley grabbed the short pass and walked into the end zone for a 17-yard touchdown to lock down the victory for Denver. Stokley was on the field more with Eddie Royal sidelined in the second half with a thigh injury.
2009 Week 14 vs IND (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Stokley was not targeted and did not have a catch against his former team on Sunday.
2009 Week 15 vs OAK (2 / 2 / 67 / 0 rec)
Stokley had the biggest play of the day for the Broncos when he caught an inside slant and found himself staring at a wide open field. He raced for a 63-yard gain, but was tackled from behind at the Raiders 4-yard line. It was a horse collar tackle, so the Raiders were penalized and the ball then moved to the 2-yard line. It was a huge play for the Broncos, and Stokley's second reception of the game.
2009 Week 16 vs PHI (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Brandon Stokley was targeted over the middle in the first minute of the game and he thought that he was interfered with (which might have been the case). Rather than letting it go, Stokely got all worked up and screamed at the official in the secondary, marched towards him from a good 20 yards away and gyrated enough to slap the official's hand. That outburst cost him a personal foul and an ejection from the rest of the game, leaving Denver fairly short-handed at wide receiver.
2009 Week 17 vs KC (8 / 5 / 43 / 1 rec)
Stokley was back on the field after getting ejected in the game last week against the Eagles. He caught a short touchdown pass in the 3rd quarter to bring the Broncos within 3 points, but most of his production (3 of his 5 catches) came in garbage time when the Chiefs were up by 20 points. The touchdown pass was a thing of beauty as Stokley jumped and fully extended his body parallel to the ground to haul in the catch.
2008 Week 1 vs OAK (5 / 2 / 25 / 0 rec)
Stokley only caught two of the five balls thrown his way, but most of the time he was a check down for Cutler who put the ball where only Stokley had a chance to catch it. He ran mostly intermediate routes on the night.
2008 Week 2 vs SD (6 / 3 / 47 / 0 rec)
Stokley quietly caught three balls for 47 yards. He wasn't heavily involved in the gameplan despite the fact that the Broncos threw it fifty times. That's mostly due to the fact that they had so much success throwing it to Brandon Marshall that there was no reason to go elsewhere.
2008 Week 3 vs NO (4 / 3 / 29 / 0 rec)
With so many talented mouths to feed, Stokley was his usual quiet, yet efficient self going for a total of 29 yards. He also just missed a TD when Cutler's pass to the end zone was too high.
2008 Week 4 vs KC (10 / 7 / 80 / 0 rec)
He was utilized a lot as the Broncos tried to play catch-up late in the second half. Stokley edged out Marshall in receiving yards.
2008 Week 5 vs TB (7 / 6 / 52 / 1 rec)
Stokley finished with six receptions for 52 yards on seven targets, and came up with Denver's only touchdown on a ten yard reception from QB Jay Cutler. He was targeted twice on third downs. His score came after fellow wideout Eddie Royal was injured on a punt return.
2008 Week 6 vs JAX (4 / 3 / 29 / 1 rec)
Stokley caught an 11 yard touchdown on the Broncos' opening drive, fighting for an extra three yards after the catch to get in the end zone. However, early in the second quarter Stokley caught his final pass of the afternoon as he was injured on the play, and didn't return to the game. He finished the afternoon with 29 yards.
2008 Week 9 vs MIA (7 / 2 / 18 / 0 rec)
To give an idea of the kind of afternoon Brandon Stokley had, all you really need to know is that two of the first four passes intended for him were intercepted. And on the other pick, Will Allen (who had been covering Stokley) broke off his coverage so he could intercept the pass. In other words, when Stokley was around the ball, generally bad things happened. Late in the fourth quarter, he managed to get himself open down the seam but the ball was overthrown and fell incomplete.
2008 Week 10 vs CLE (4 / 2 / 16 / 0 rec)
Stokley only had two catches for 16 yards in this game.
2008 Week 11 vs ATL (3 / 3 / 26 / 0 rec)
WR Brandon Stokley was not much of a factor in the win for the Broncos.
2008 Week 12 vs OAK (8 / 5 / 44 / 0 rec)
Stokley caught every pass that was thrown near him, and ran mostly short routes very well, getting open in traffic frequently. His first four catches gave his team a first down.
2008 Week 13 vs NYJ (5 / 2 / 44 / 1 rec)
Stokley made a catch in double coverage at the end of the second quarter, gaining eight yards on the play. In the fourth quarter, Stokley got open deep when the Jets were playing to stop the short route. Stokley was wide open for the 36 yard score, just about ending any hope for a Jets win. Stokley finished with 44 yards and a touchdown.
2008 Week 15 vs CAR (3 / 2 / 20 / 0 rec)
Stokley was questionable with a heel injury. He played with a slight limp and picked up two receptions for 20 yards in the first half. Cutler short-hopped him on his only target after halftime.
2008 Week 16 vs BUF (9 / 3 / 32 / 0 rec)
Stokley made some tough catches but took some big hits. He had the game tying TD pass in his hands on fourth down and less than a minute to play, only to have the ball knocked away by a Buffalo defender.
2008 Week 17 vs SD (6 / 4 / 47 / 0 rec)
Stokley had a solid game serving as the third receiver for the Broncos, but really killed any chance the Broncos had of winning the game when he dropped a fourth down pass that would have been for a first down in the red zone late in the game.
2007 Week 1 vs BUF (5 / 3 / 65 / 0 rec)
Stokley looked right at home in the Denver offense and he is still a guy that defenses have a hard time covering.
2007 Week 2 vs OAK (3 / 3 / 43 / 1 rec)
Stokley caught all of his three targets for 43 yards, one that went for a nine yard score. He was used exclusively in three receiver sets, but was on the field for much of the day.
2007 Week 3 vs JAX (4 / 3 / 36 / 0 rec)
Stokley was not targeted until the second half, and caught everything thrown his way except one pass that was intercepted. He was used mostly on mid-range passes and was able to get open by running good routes.
2007 Week 4 vs IND (4 / 2 / 20 / 0 rec)
Stokley was bottled up for most of the day, just registering 20 yards on two catches. Stokley appears recovered from his Achilles injury from last season, but has yet to establish a rapport with Cutler.
2007 Week 5 vs SD (3 / 1 / 14 / 0 rec)
Stokley left the game after just one reception with what is being called a head injury. He was replaced by Glenn Martinez.
2007 Week 7 vs PIT (6 / 5 / 70 / 1 rec, 1 / -6 / 0 rush)
Stokley took advantage of his starting role by catching all but one of his looks, securing a first half touchdown, and generally being Cutler's go to receiver in the first half. He was second on the team in receiving yards and finished tied for second in receptions.
2007 Week 8 vs GB (9 / 5 / 71 / 0 rec)
Stokley was the most targeted Denver receiver and was able to average just over 14 yards per completion. On his first grab of the game, he made a 22 yard reception on a third down that set up Denver's only touchdown. Stokley was also instrumental on Denver's drive that led to the game tying field goal when he made a seven yard catch on a fourth and two from the Broncos' 32 yard line.
2007 Week 9 vs DET (6 / 4 / 32 / 1 rec)
Stokley caught an eighteen yard strike on Patrick Ramsey's first pass attempt of the game. He was quiet until late in the game when he added three more grabs, including a two yard touchdown pass late in the fourth quarter. Stokley nearly recovered Brian Clark's fumble in the end zone, but was narrowly beaten to the ball by a Detroit defender.
2007 Week 10 vs KC (7 / 2 / 36 / 0 rec)
Stokley was another favorite target for Cutler, being aimed at eight times, but he only managed to pull in two of the passes.
2007 Week 11 vs TEN (4 / 3 / 75 / 1 rec)
Stokley started the scoring for the Broncos. His third down catch looked to be enough simply to move the chains, but he turned after the catch to precisely the right spot where he was able to run into the end zone for a score. He led the team in receiving yards.
2007 Week 12 vs CHI (10 / 5 / 50 / 0 rec)
With Javon Walker sidelined for much of this game, Stokley averaged ten yards per catch and provided Jay Cutler a reliable option over the middle of the field.
2007 Week 13 vs OAK (8 / 3 / 102 / 0 rec)
Stokley had only three receptions, but made them count. Stokley was wide open on a naked bootleg for a 58 yard catch. Had Cutler been able to throw the ball farther, Stokley would have had a touchdown. However, he had to stop and wait for the ball. All of Stokley's receptions came in the second half. He was targeted three times in the first half, and was open each time, but all of Cutler's passes missed the mark. Stokley got his hands on one of the passes, but was unable to haul it in. Stokley made a great effort to snare a diving catch on a fourth down play late in the game, but Cutler's pass led him too far and he landed out of bounds.
2007 Week 14 vs KC (2 / 1 / 21 / 1 rec)
Stokley was strangely only targeted twice. He caught both passes including one for the Broncos first score of the game. This past week he signed a three year extension with Denver. He should be a dependable third or fourth receiving option for the Broncos in the future.
2006 Week 2 vs HOU (1 / 1 / 10 / 1 rec)
Stokley came into this game with a sore ankle, caught the first TD pass of the game from Manning then was never heard from again.
2006 Week 5 vs TEN (5 / 5 / 57 / 0 rec)
Stokley caught five passes for 57 yards. He was the go to guy and made clutch receptions when Manning was rallying the team back for the win. Five of his six targets came in the second half.
2006 Week 13 vs TEN (2 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)
Stokley returned to the lineup, but caught just one ball for eight yards on two targets.
2006 Week 14 vs JAX (3 / 1 / 10 / 0 rec)
Stokley got open on a couple of pass plays, but dropped a pass in the end zone on one of those occasions. He left the game with a leg injury and did not return.
2005 Week 1 vs BAL (10 / 7 / 83 / 0 rec)
Coming off a preseason injury and questionable for most of the week, Stokley made his presence felt and performed much like his career year last year. Playing out of the slot as is the norm, Stokley was matched up predominantly against CB Deion Sanders, although Ed Reed matched up against him at times. He had a long reception of 28 yards, but was targeted on a number of quick hitch passes in short yardage situations.
2005 Week 2 vs JAX (5 / 2 / 24 / 0 rec)
Stokley's production suffered this week along with the other receivers due to Manning's performance. He had two catches for 24 yards compared to last week's seven receptions for 83 yards. Stokley had a couple of his targets sail over his head that could have helped his fantasy numbers slightly.
2005 Week 3 vs CLE (1 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)
Stokley caught a pass for nine yards early in the game, and was never looked to again.
2005 Week 4 vs TEN (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Stokley did get on the field for a few plays, but was never thrown to ending the day with zero targets. The Colts played a lot of two TE sets with Clark in the slot where Stokley usually plays. This is definitely an alarming change for Stokley owners. It's to be seen whether teams continue to force Indianapolis into the two TE sets but if they do, expect similar opportunities to what he saw this game.
2005 Week 5 vs SF (8 / 6 / 59 / 0 rec)
Unlike prior weeks where Stokley was rarely even on the field, Manning looked for him all day with Harrison struggling. Stokley came alive in the second half leading the team in targets, and finding ways to be the open receiver. Stokley lost a reception for an eight yard gain on a holding penalty on the last Colts' possession of the half.
2005 Week 6 vs STL (5 / 4 / 38 / 0 rec)
Stokley made a few nice catches in the game, but was clearly fourth in line behind Edgerrin James, Marvin Harrison, and Reggie Wayne.
2005 Week 7 vs HOU (5 / 1 / 24 / 0 rec)
Stokley's lone pass reception came in the first quarter, when Manning hit him with a 24 yards strike that set up the Colts' first score of the game.
2005 Week 9 vs NE (6 / 4 / 34 / 0 rec)
Stokley contributed from his third wide out role with 34 yards on four receptions.
2005 Week 10 vs HOU (9 / 6 / 73 / 1 rec)
This was one of those weeks for Stokley. With Manning spreading the offense, and moving the ball at will, Stokley enjoyed one of his better games. Every time Manning looked for Stokley, he was finding ways to get open and make separation. Stokley seemed to just run by defenders and get space in the defensive backfield on go routes. He also was able to slide across the center of the defense virtually untouched from the slot to pick up yards.
2005 Week 11 vs CIN (3 / 2 / 40 / 0 rec)
Coming off a huge game last week, Stokley was not effective for the offense this week. In the first half, when Manning was spreading the ball, Stokley was targeted a respectable three times. In the second half, Manning only targeted Stokley once. He made the most of his two receptions taking them for 24 and 16 yards.
2005 Week 12 vs PIT (2 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)
Stokley had a nice eight yard snag.
2005 Week 13 vs TEN (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Stokley was targeted early with the third pass in the game, but failed to convert. From there, the Colts played more two TE sets than normal, and gave the ball to James for the entire second half.
2005 Week 14 vs JAX (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Stokley was not a factor, and only had one ball thrown to him, which fell incomplete.
2005 Week 16 vs SEA (6 / 5 / 122 / 0 rec)
Stokley led the Colts' receivers with five receptions for 122 yards. His first target of the game was for a 22 yard reception and a third down conversion near the end of the first half. Stokley made a sharp 30 yard reception over the middle in the fourth quarter. He made another catch for 16 yards. After a 45 yard reception, Stokley was seen being given medical attention on the sidelines.