Courtland Sutton

Denver Broncos
Wide Receiver #14
Denver Broncos
Wide Receiver #14
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Breaks scoring drought in finale

Sutton secured three of seven targets for 33 yards and a touchdown in the Broncos' 31-28 win over the Chargers on Sunday.

Analysis: Sutton was able to cross the goal line for the first time since Week 4 on a 20-yard scoring grab early in the fourth quarter. The 2018 second-round pick missed two games with injuries and also was naturally affected by Russell Wilson's significant growing pains in his first Broncos campaign, but Sutton still finished with a solid 64-829-2 line on 109 targets across 15 contests. The fifth-year pro should be a critical factor in any improvement Wilson displays in 2023, potentially under the purview of a marquee head coach with significant offensive pedigree such as Sean Payton.

Jan 8, 2023 8:07 PM EST


Four grabs in loss

Sutton caught four of six targets for 44 yards in Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Chiefs.

Analysis: Sutton had yet another underwhelming fantasy day even as the Broncos kept pace with the Chiefs on Sunday. His six targets were the second-most of any Denver receiver behind Jerry Jeudy The wideout failed to find the end zone in the contest, and he only has one touchdown on the season that he scored in Week 4 against Las Vegas. Needless to say, the 2022 season will be one to forget for the 27-year-old. Sutton and the rest of the offense have a lot to work on to try and meet the expectations set forth ahead of this season as they look toward the 2023 campaign. Before that, the veteran will have the opportunity for a bounce-back performance when the Broncos host the Chargers in Week 18.

Jan 1, 2023 2:38 PM EST



No designation for Sunday

Sutton (hamstring) doesn't have a designation for Sunday's game in Kansas City, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.

Analysis: Sutton picked up a hamstring injury Week 13 at Baltimore and sat out the next two games as a result. He was able to return this past Sunday at the Rams, hauling in five of seven targets for 64 yards on a 79 percent snap share. Fellow wide receivers Jerry Jeudy (ankle) and Kendall Hinton (hamstring) are questionable for Week 17 action, so if one or both sit out Sunday, Sutton could be in line for even more targets.

Dec 30, 2022 2:03 PM EST


Stays limited in practice

Sutton (hamstring) will be a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Sutton hasn't graduated to full practice activity since suffering his hamstring injury in the Broncos' Week 13 loss to Baltimore, but it didn't prevent him from putting an end to a two-game absence and playing Christmas Day in Los Angeles. In the Broncos' 51-14 loss to the Rams, Sutton played 79 percent of the snaps on offense and finished with five catches for 64 yards on seven targets. The Broncos haven't indicated that Sutton suffered a setback with the hamstring in that game, and his continued participation in practice in any capacity suggests he's trending toward suiting up this weekend in Kansas City.

Dec 29, 2022 11:54 AM EST


Logs limited practice

Sutton (hamstring) was limited at practice Wednesday, Ellie Kinney of the Broncos' official site reports.

Analysis: The sample applies to fellow wide receivers Jerry Jeudy (ankle), and Kendall Hinton (hamstring), with the trio's status worth monitoring as Sunday's game against the Chiefs approaches. Sutton was back in action in Week 16 after missing two games with a hamstring issue and logged a 79 percent snaps share in Denver's 51-14 loss to the Rams, so it's possible that his Wednesday limitations were maintenance-related.

Dec 28, 2022 3:05 PM EST



Gains 64 yards in return

Sutton (hamstring) caught five of seven targets for 64 yards in Sunday's 51-14 loss to the Rams.

Analysis: Fantasy managers welcomed Sutton back after a two-week layoff due to a bum hamstring. The 27-year-old performed well and didn't appear to suffer any setbacks in the blowout loss. Sutton could be in line for heavy usage if the Broncos have to play catch up with Patrick Mahomes and Kansas City's high-powered offense on New Year's Day.

Dec 25, 2022 5:40 PM EST


Active for Sunday's game

Sutton (hamstring) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Rams.

Analysis: Sutton, who last suited up in Week 13, was able to practice in a limited fashion all week and he'll be back in action Sunday to work alongside fellow starting wideout Jerry Jeudy in a game that also marks the return of QB Russell Wilson, who was held out of Week 15 action due to concussion issues. In the absence of any in-game setbacks versus Los Angeles, Sutton is poised to reclaim a key role in Denver's offense after having recorded a 52-688-1 line on 89 targets through 12 contests to date.

Dec 25, 2022 12:09 PM EST


Optimistic about playing Sunday

Sutton (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Rams, but he said Friday he's in a good position to play, Parker Gabriel of The Denver Post reports. ""Yeah, I think if everything goes the way we want it to go and it keeps trending in the right direction like we want it to, it'll be nice to be able to go out there, play on Sunday and help the team," Sutton said.

Analysis: Coming off two straight absences due to the hamstring injury, Sutton took part in each of Denver's three Week 16 practices, albeit as a limited participant on every occasion. The lack of a full practice prevented Sutton from approaching the contest without a designation, but he seems likely to get cleared ahead of Sunday's 4:30 p.m. ET kickoff, provided he experiences no setbacks over the next 48 hours. If Sutton suited up Sunday, it would mark the first time that both he and fellow starting wideout Jerry Jeudy played on a full-time basis since Week 8 (Jeudy played one snap before departing a Week 10 loss to Tennessee). Denver isn't left with much established depth behind the two wideouts, as the team is down to Brandon Johnson, Freddie Swain, Jalen Virgil and Montrell Washington as their other options at receiver with Kendall Hinton (hamstring) already ruled out for the Week 16 game.

Dec 23, 2022 2:16 PM EST


Questionable for Sunday's game

Sutton (hamstring) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Rams, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.

Analysis: Sutton -- who last saw game action in Week 13 -- has been able to practice all week, which appears to bode well for his chances of suiting up this weekend, but his status will need to be confirmed prior to Sunday's 4:30 ET kickoff. If available, Sutton would be in line to reclaim a key role in Denver's offense opposite fellow WR Jerry Jeudy. Through 12 contests prior to his injury, Sutton compiled a 52-688-1 line on 89 targets.

Dec 23, 2022 12:30 PM EST


Practices again Friday

Sutton (hamstring) practiced Friday, Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Sutton's participation level will be clarified when Denver's injury report comes out later Friday, but he has participated to some extent in every practice leading up to Sunday's game against the Rams. The wide receiver appears set to make his return, as is quarterback Russell Wilson (concussion).

Dec 23, 2022 11:35 AM EST


Set for another limited practice

Broncos head coach Nathaniel Hackett said Sutton (hamstring) will be a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Sutton's reps will be capped for the second day in a row while he works back from the hamstring injury, but the fact that the wideout remains on the field in any capacity continues to bode well for his chances of ending his two-game absence Sunday against the Rams. Before deciding whether Sutton carries a designation into the Christmas Day game, the Broncos will wait and see if the receiver can increase his activity during their final practice of the week Friday.

Dec 22, 2022 11:36 AM EST


Returning to practice

Coach Nathaniel Hackett indicated that Sutton (hamstring) will return to a limited practice Wednesday, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.

Analysis: Hackett previously noted that the Broncos are "definitely hoping" that Sutton is able to play against the Rams on Sunday, with the wideout's return to practice Wednesday representing a step in the right direction toward that potential outcome. Sutton, who last suited up for game action in Week 13, didn't practice at all last week.

Dec 21, 2022 12:19 PM EST


Could return in Week 16

Coach Nathaniel Hackett noted Monday that the Broncos are "definitely hoping" Sutton (hamstring) is able to play Sunday against the Rams, Aric DiLalla of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Sutton, who last suited up in Week 13, didn't practice last week, but if the wideout is able to take the field in the coming days, it's possible that he could return to the lineup this weekend. Prior to his injury, Sutton had put together a 52/688/1 stat line (on 89 targets) through 12 contests.

Dec 19, 2022 2:30 PM EST


Not slated to play Sunday

Sutton (hamstring) won't play Sunday against the Cardinals, Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com and Parker Gabriel of The Denver Post report.

Analysis: The same goes for Kendall Hinton (hamstring), which sets the stage for Jerry Jeudy to lead the Broncos' Week 15 wideout corps, with Brandon Johnson, Jalen Virgil, Montrell Washington and Freddie Swain also in the mix to catch passes this weekend from QB Brett Rypien, who will be filling in for Russell Wilson (concussion).

Dec 16, 2022 12:41 PM EST


Still not practicing

Sutton (hamstring) didn't participate in Thursday's practice.

Analysis: Before giving Sutton a designation for Sunday's game against the Cardinals, the Broncos will wait and see if the receiver can log any reps during their final Week 15 practice Friday. However, with Sutton having sat out last week's loss to the Chiefs and not practicing in any fashion yet this week, his chances of suiting up versus Arizona don't seem promising. In addition to Sutton, the Broncos could be down another key receiver in Kendall Hinton, who also sat out for the second day in a row Thursday due to a hamstring injury.

Dec 15, 2022 1:45 PM EST


Missing another practice

Sutton (hamstring) isn't practicing Wednesday, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports.

Analysis: Sutton missed Sunday's 34-28 loss to the Chiefs in which Jerry Jeudy scored a trio of touchdowns. QB Russell Wilson suffered a concussion during the contest and isn't practicing Wednesday, but he might still make it back before Sutton.

Dec 14, 2022 11:12 AM EST


Won't play Sunday

Sutton (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Chiefs, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.

Analysis: With Sutton unavailable, Kendall Hinton and Brandon Johnson are candidates to log added WR snaps for the Broncos this weekend alongside Jerry Jeudy (ankle). Sutton will now target a potential return to action in Week 15 against the Cardinals.

Dec 9, 2022 12:46 PM EST


Misses another practice

Sutton (hamstring) remained sidelined at practice Thursday, Ellie Kinney of the Broncos' official site reports.

Analysis: Coach Nathaniel Hackett previously noted that Sutton -- who also missed practice Wednesday -- is unlikely to play Sunday against the Chiefs. If he is ruled out for the contest, Kendall Hinton and Brandon Johnson would be in line to log added WR snaps for Denver in Week 14.

Dec 8, 2022 2:39 PM EST


Unlikely to play this week

Coach Nathaniel Hackett said Sutton (hamstring) won't practice Wednesday and is "not looking good" for Sunday's matchup with the Chiefs, Nick Kosmider of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Sutton didn't play in the second half of Sunday's 10-9 loss to Baltimore, leaving Jerry Jeudy, Kendall Hinton and Brandon Johnson as Denver's top three wide receivers. Jeudy played limited snaps his first game back from an ankle injury but now looks like the favorite to lead Denver in targets Sunday against the Chiefs.

Dec 7, 2022 11:11 AM EST


Deemed 'day-to-day' by Hackett

Coach Nathaniel Hackett termed Sutton (hamstring) "day-to-day" Monday, Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com reports.

Analysis: Sutton exited Sunday's 10-9 loss at Baltimore with a hamstring injury, leaving him without a catch on his only target on a 43 percent share of snaps. On Monday, Mike Klis of 9 News Denver reported that Sutton was slated for an MRI and potentially in danger of missing multiple games. While the results of the exam aren't known, Hackett's comment seems to indicate Sutton avoided the worst-case scenario. Sutton's status will be monitored in advance of Sunday's contest against the Chiefs, but any sort of absence for him would result in additional reps for Brandon Johnson, Montrell Washington and Jalen Virgil behind Jerry Jeudy and Kendall Hinton.

Dec 5, 2022 2:31 PM EST


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