|Ht / Wt:||6'1" / 230 lb.|
|Born:||May 23, 1993|
|Drafted:||2016 / Rd. 6 (176)|
The Broncos traded Janovich (elbow) to the Browns for a 2021 seventh-round pick Tuesday, Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com reports.
Analysis: In four seasons in Denver, Janovich started 19 of his 50 appearances, reeling in 22 (of 28 targets) for 233 yards and one TD while adding three more scores on the ground. Upon joining Cleveland, he'll get to pave the way for standout Nick Chubb and likely Kareem Hunt, who received a second-round tender from the organization Monday.
Janovich (elbow) is expected to participate in Denver's offseason program in mid-March, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.
Analysis: Janovich is rehabbing from a season-ending dislocated elbow sustained mid-November. He's already resumed training with weights and is expected to be ready to kick off the Broncos' offseason program, which would put him on clear track to begin the 2020 regular season. He's set to operate as the Broncos' top fullback and a core special-teams contributor.
Janovich was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.
Analysis: It was only a matter of time before Janovich landed on IR, as the 26-year-old suffered a season-ending dislocated elbow and may require surgery. Andrew Beck will serve as the top fullback going forward, and the Broncos signed Orson Charles to chip in as well.
Coach Vic Fangio said Monday that Janovich may require surgery on his dislocated right elbow, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.
Analysis: The 26-year-old suffered the injury Sunday against the Vikings and will miss the rest of the season regardless of whether he undergoes surgery. It's a matter of time before Janovich is placed on injured reserve. Converted tight end Andrew Beck will now work as the team's lone fullback.
Janovich is out for the remainder of the season after suffering a dislocated right elbow during Sunday's 27-23 loss to the Vikings, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.
Analysis: Janovich had his arm rolled up on by a defender after making a catch in the second quarter, and he was nearly immediately ruled out for the rest of the contest. After further testing, the injury is indeed serious, and Janovich will be shut down for the remaining six games. The 26-year-old will likely be placed on IR. Andrew Beck will serve as the lone fullback going forward.
Janovich won't return to Sunday's game against the Vikings due to an arm injury, Erich Schubert of the Broncos' official site reports.
Analysis: Janovich was injured on a three-yard catch in the second quarter. Based on the nature of his injury, it wouldn't be surprising if Janovich misses significant time. Andrew Beck will fill in at fullback for the remainder of the contest.
Janovich signed a three-year, $5.7 million contract extension with the Broncos on Friday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: Janovich plays a key role in Denver's run game and as a pass-blocker, so it's not very surprising that the team has decided to lock the 26-year-old fullback up for the near future. While Janovich doesn't carry fantasy value himself, having eclipse five carries in a season only once, he provides a boost for Phillip Lindsay and Royce Freeman.
Janovich (pectoral) is active for Sunday's game versus the Jaguars.
Analysis: After missing the first three games, Janovich is gearing up for season debut. He'll look to pave the way for Phillip Lindsay and Royce Freeman as well as working as a pass-blocker.
Janovich (pectoral) has been listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Jaguars, Aric DiLalla of the team's official website reports.
Analysis: Janovich was limited at practice earlier in the week, but managed a full workload Friday. After missing three consecutive games to kickoff the year, it looks like he will have the chance to make his season debut. Still, confirmation on his status is unlikely to be made until closer to game time.
Janovich (pectoral) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Ryan O'Halloran of The Denver Post reports.
Analysis: Janovich has missed three consecutive tilts due to his lingering pectoral issue, but he appears to have a shot of retaking the field Week 4 versus Jacksonville. If Janovich is able to get healthy in time for Sunday's contest, Andrew Beck will be relegated to a reserve role at fullback.
Coach Vic Fangio said Monday that Janovich has "a chance" of suiting up Sunday versus the Jaguars, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Janovich has missed three straight games due to a pectoral injury, but he appears to be making some progress in his recovery. If Janovich is forced to miss any more time expect Andrew Beck to draw another start at fullback.
Coach Vic Fangio said Thursday that Janovich (pectoral) won't play Sunday versus the Packers, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Janovich will miss a third consecutive game due to his lingering pectoral injury. In Janovich's absence expect Andrew Beck to start at fullback versus Green Bay in Week 3.
Janovich (pectoral) will practice in a limited capacity Wednesday, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.
Analysis: Janovich is still waiting to make his 2019 debut. His absence doesn't directly affect the fantasy realm, although he's leaned on to open up holes for Phillip Lindsay and Royce Freeman. Andrew Beck will continue to serve as the team's fullback until Janovich can return.
Janovich (pectoral) won't play in Sunday's Week 2 matchup with Chicago, Zac Stevens of BSNDenver.com reports.
Analysis: Janovich missed last Sunday's season opener with this injury as well. The 26-year-old is trying to work his way back from a pectoral strain and will seemingly need more time to recover. Andrew Bock will serve as the team's fullback for Sunday's contest.
Janovich (pectoral) didn't participate in Wednesday's practice, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.
Analysis: Janovich missed the season opener and is now in danger of missing a second straight appearance. While he doesn't have fantasy value, his lead-blocking abilities pave the way for running backs Phillip Lindsay and Royce Freeman. If he can't play again, expect Andrew Beck to serve as the team's only fullback.
Janovich (pectoral) will not play in the Broncos' season opener against the Raiders on Monday, Zac Stevens of BSNDenver.com reports.
Analysis: The Broncos are one of the few teams that still employ two full back's on their roster, so Andrew Beck will fill in for Janovich in Week 1. This decision was expected, as the 26-year-old is still working his way back from a pectoral strain. He will now set his sights on working towards a Week 2 season debut.
Janovich (pectoral) did not practice Thursday, Zac Stevens of BSNDenver.com reports.
Analysis: Janovich is working his way back from a pectoral strain and is expected to remain sidelined Week 1. Expect rookie Andrew Beck to slot into the starting lineup as long as Janovich is unable to go.
Janovich (pectoral) was getting sideline work in during Monday's practice, Ryan O'Halloran of The Denver Post reports.
Analysis: Janovich has yet to practice in full since suffering a pectoral strain, but it's a welcome sign that he's getting one-on-one work in during practices. The veteran fullback isn't expected to be ready for Week 1, which will leave rookie Andrew Beck to assume the starting reps.
The Broncos have waived rookie fullback George Aston with the expectation that Janovich (pectoral) will completely his recovery shortly, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports.
Analysis: Janovich's preseason injury threw an early wrench in the works as many teams don't carry one fullback, let alone two. The fact that the Broncos cut Aston, the only other pure fullback on the roster, shows confidence in where Janovich is in his rehab. Fullback is not a position that gets much fantasy attention, but offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello has previously operated in a 49ers offense that has put the ball in the fullback's hands more than any other team and Janovich's return will also be huge in the run-blocking scheme and on special teams.
Janovich was diagnosed with a strained pectoral muscle and will be out 6-to-8 weeks, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.
Analysis: While it's unfortunate for Janovich that he will be sidelined for potentially two months, the Broncos appear to have initially believed it was much worse. George Aston is in line to see additional reps at fullback with Janovich sidelined and figures to be the starter once the regular season is underway.
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