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Broncos Top Fantasy Players

These are the top fantasy football players of the Denver Broncos as ranked by Average Draft Position (ADP) in PPR-format mock drafts.

Data as of January 18, 2022.

# Name Pos Team ADP Bye

Denver Broncos 2020 Schedule

Week Home/Away Opponent
1 Home Tennessee Titans
2 Away Pittsburgh Steelers
3 Home Tampa Bay Buccaneers
4 Away New York Jets
5 Away New England Patriots
6 Home Miami Dolphins
7 Home Kansas City Chiefs
9 Away Atlanta Falcons
10 Away Las Vegas Raiders
11 Home Los Angeles Chargers
12 Home New Orleans Saints
13 Away Kansas City Chiefs
14 Away Carolina Panthers
15 Home Buffalo Bills
16 Away Los Angeles Chargers
17 Home Las Vegas Raiders
6 Away New England Patriots
8 Home Los Angeles Chargers
11 Home Miami Dolphins

Denver Broncos News

Emmanuel Sanders, Scores first playoff TD

Sanders secured two of three targets for 36 yards and a touchdown during the Bills' 47-17 win over the Patriots in an AFC wild-card matchup Saturday night.

Analysis: The veteran speedster's 34-yard scoring grab just ahead of the midway point of the third quarter had special significance in addition to helping ensure the Bills didn't suffer a momentum loss in the second half; it also served as his first postseason touchdown in his 14th career playoff game with his fifth different team. Sanders didn't seem to display any limitations from the knee injury that caused him to miss the last two regular-season games, as he sped down the left sideline and gained plenty of separation on his touchdown reception. Sanders' veteran savvy could well play another important role in a divisional-round clash versus either the Chiefs or Bengals next weekend.

Emmanuel Sanders player page.

January 15, 2022 9:26 PM EST

Kendall Hinton, Minimal involvement in 2021

Hinton finished the 2021 season with 15 catches for 175 yards and one touchdown.

Analysis: Despite appearing in all but one game this season, Hinton had an underwhelming 2021 campaign. It was difficult for the 24-year-old wideout to get much going playing on just 25 percent of Denver's offensive snaps. Hinton is behind Jerry Jeudy, Courtland Sutton and Tim Patrick on the depth chart, and all three project to be a member of the Broncos in 2022. Jeudy is still on his rookie contract, while Sutton and Patrick signed multi-year extensions during the season. Hinton is entering the final year of his current contract. The 6-foot, 195-pounder could find it difficult to see much playing time again in 2022, barring any injuries to the Broncos' top three receivers.

Kendall Hinton player page.

January 15, 2022 1:11 PM EST

Albert Okwuegbunam, More involved in 2021

Okwuegbunam finished the 2021 season with 33 catches for 330 yards and two touchdowns.

Analysis: Okwuegbunam operated as the Broncos' No. 2 tight end in 2021, and he saw his role increase in his second year with the team. The 23-year-old played in 14 games this season, a big jump from the four games played in his rookie season. Though Noah Fant is the team's starter at the position, it's clear the team trusted Okwuegbunam to take a step forward based on his usage on 47 percent of Denver's offensive snaps this season. Both Okwuegbunam and Fant are still on their rookie contracts, so both tight ends will likely be with the team in 2022. He has two more years on his deal, so it would not be surprising to see Okwuegbunam's role grow even more in 2022 with Fant set to become a free agent at the end of next season. The team may want to evaluate what they have in Okwuegbunam even further before determining if they will re-sign Noah Fant in 2023. Nonetheless, the 6-foot-5, 258-pounder would benefit from an upgrade at quarterback to give the entire passing game a boost for the upcoming season.

Albert Okwuegbunam player page.

January 15, 2022 10:32 AM EST

Joe Flacco, Solid in lone start of 2021

Flacco appeared in two games (one start) in 2021 and completed 27 of 42 passes for 338 yards and three touchdowns. He added three yards on two rushing attempts and lost a fumble.

Analysis: The veteran quarterback didn't see any playing time with the Eagles but saw some action after a midseason trade to the Jets, for whom he also played in 2020. Flacco showed that he can still be effective when called upon in his brief action, and the 37-year-old quarterback's wealth of experience should make it easy for him to secure a backup job somewhere next season, though his days as an NFL starter are likely behind him.

Joe Flacco player page.

January 14, 2022 10:51 AM EST

Royce Freeman, Quiet finale

Freeman played one snap on offense and 15 on special teams in Week 18's 28-25 loss to the Titans.

Analysis: Freeman dropped to the third back with the return of David Johnson from the reserve/COVID-19 reserve list. Prior to Week 18 and without an available Johnson, he had served as the second back but never threatened Rex Burkhead for the top role. Houston's rushing offense finished last in the league, so it's expected there will be some churn in 2022. Freeman is not under contract heading into the free agency period, and if the team had plans for him, they would have used him more over the final six weeks.

Royce Freeman player page.

January 13, 2022 6:57 PM EST