|ADP:||Round: 6, Pick: 6|
|Ht / Wt:||6'3" / 218 lb.|
|Born:||October 10, 1995|
|Drafted:||2018 / Rd. 2 (40)|
The Broncos placed Sutton (knee) on injured reserve Monday, Ryan O'Halloran of The Denver Post reports.
Analysis: Such a move was expected after Sutton sustained ACL and MCL tears in his left knee during Sunday's loss to the Steelers. The loss was a double whammy to the Broncos offense after Drew Lock picked up a rotator/labral issue in his right shoulder in the same game. With the QB out for at least the next two games, Denver will turn to Jeff Driskel under center, and all of Jerry Jeudy, Tim Patrick, KJ Hamler, DaeSean Hamilton, Diontae Spencer and Tyrie Cleveland (hip) to cover for Sutton. After entering the campaign with so much promise, Sutton concludes his third year as a pro with just one appearance, three catches and 66 yards on his ledger.
Sutton suffered a torn ACL and MCL during Sunday's loss to the Steelers and will miss the rest of the 2020 season, Brandon Krisztal KOA NewsRadio 850 AM & 94.1 FM reports.
Analysis: Sutton's season-end injury is devastating news for Denver's offense, and the development is further exacerbated by the expectation that Drew Lock (shoulder) will miss two to six weeks, per Mike Klis of 9News Denver. The third-year wideout missed Week 1 due to a shoulder injury, so his 2020 campaign will come to a premature end after just three catches for 66 yards in a single game. Sutton was hugely impressive in 2019 and will no doubt remain an integral part of the Broncos' offensive plans for the future, but for the rest of the season rookie Jerry Jeudy will get a chance to show what he can do as the team's No. 1 wideout. KJ Hamler, Tim Patrick and DaeSean Hamilton are candidates to handle starting roles in three-receiver sets.
The Broncos fear that Sutton suffered a significant knee injury during Sunday's loss to the Steelers, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: Sutton will undergo an MRI to confirm the severity of his injury Monday, though Rapoport notes that the possibility of missing the entire season is currently in play. The third-year pro had also been dealing with a shoulder issue prior to injuring his knee Sunday. With Drew Lock (shoulder) also set for an MRI on his sprained AC joint, the Broncos could be forced to proceed with a deeply depleted aerial attack against the Buccaneers in Week 3.
Sutton (knee) is scheduled to go for an MRI on Monday and there is concern that his injury could be significant, Mike Klis of 9News reports.
Analysis: Sutton exited Sunday's game against the Steelers after hurting his knee, and the results of Monday's MRI should shed light on a possible timetable for the return of Denver's No. 1 wide receiver. Quarterback Drew Lock (shoulder) will also be going in for an MRI on his sprained AC joint, though there's already a preliminary timeline of 2-6 weeks for the latter's absence.
Sutton (knee/leg cramping) won't return to Sunday's game against the Steelers, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Analysis: Prior to his exit from Sunday's game, Sutton -- who had been dealing with a shoulder issue -- caught three of his six targets for 66 yards. The Broncos will finish the day with a wideout corps comprised of Jerry Jeudy, KJ Hamler, Tim Patrick and DaeSean Hamilton.
Sutton (shoulder) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Steelers, Ryan O'Halloran of The Denver Post reports.
Analysis: A sprained AC joint in his shoulder kept Sutton on the sideline in Week 1 against the Titans, but he's progressed to the point that he'll give it a go Sunday. It remains to be seen if the Broncos intend to hand their top wideout his normal allotment of snaps in his 2020 season debut, but assuming no in-game setbacks, Sutton - who logged a 72/1,112/6 stat line last year - will look to continue to build his on-field chemistry with second-year QB Drew Lock, while maintaining his status as a frequently-targeted option in Denver's passing game.
Sutton (shoulder) is slated to suit up Sunday against the Steelers, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.
Analysis: Sutton's Week 2 status will be officially confirmed upon the release of the team's inactives in advance of Sunday's 1:00 ET kickoff, but Denver's top wideout is now poised to make his 2020 season debut.
Sutton (shoulder) has "a good chance to play" Sunday against the Steelers, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, but the Broncos still plan to evaluate the wideout before the contest to make sure his AC joint has healed enough to do so.
Analysis: Fortunately for those considering Sutton in Week 2 lineups, the Broncos kick off at 1:00 ET on Sunday. Denver's top wideout sat out this past Monday's game against the Titans, leaving Jerry Jeudy (eight targets), Tim Patrick (five targets) and DaeSean Hamilton (three targets) to head the team's wide receiver corps in Week 1.
Sutton (shoulder) is expected to be a game-time decision Sunday against the Steelers, coach Vic Fangio said Friday on KOA NewsRadio.
Analysis: The wideout was a limited participant at practice Wednesday and Thursday, and it appears he'll finish the week working in the same capacity. Sutton sat out the season opener after suffering an AC joint sprain in his right shoulder last week, but he may be able to return for Week 2. The 24-year-old is likely to be considered questionable when Friday's official injury report is posted later in the day.
Sutton (shoulder) was a limited practice participant Thursday, Ryan O'Halloran of The Denver Post reports.
Analysis: Sutton's reps were also capped Wednesday, as the wideout continues to work back from the sprained right shoulder that sidelined him for the Broncos' season-opening loss to the Titans. Prior to Thursday's session, coach Vic Fangio said that Sutton checked out fine in Wednesday's practice, but the wideout is still being viewed as questionable for Sunday's game in Pittsburgh, according to Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site. Sutton will likely carry an injury designation into the weekend.
Coach Vic Fangio said Wednesday that Sutton (shoulder) will be a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports.
Analysis: Sutton's limited Wednesday session marks his first return to the practice field since suffering a sprained AC joint in his shoulder last Thursday. The start wideout wasn't able to suit up Week 1, but the fact that his status came down to a game-time decision bodes well for his chances of returning against Pittsburgh on Sunday.
Broncos head coach Vic Fangio said Tuesday that he hopes Sutton (shoulder) can do more work in practice by the end of the week, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.
Analysis: While Fangio didn't specify what exactly Sutton's practice activity will look like while he tends to an AC joint sprain his right shoulder, the coach's comments suggest the receiver likely won't be in line for anything more than limited participation in the team's first session of the week Wednesday. Sanders sat out the Broncos' 16-14 loss to the Titans on Monday, which left Jerry Jeudy, Tim Patrick and DaeSean Hamilton as the team's starting receivers. Jeudy emerged as quarterback Drew Lock's top target while Sanders was inactive, posting four receptions for 56 yards on eight looks.
Sutton (shoulder) is listed as inactive Monday against the Titans, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.
Analysis: After making a catch at Thursday's practice, Sutton stayed on the ground for a bit and went to the locker room shortly thereafter. An MRI revealed an AC joint sprain in his right shoulder, which didn't allow him to practice Friday or Saturday and left Sutton a game-time decision for Week 1. Earlier Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported Sutton wasn't expected to play, but Adam Schefter of ESPN later noted he made attempts to suit up and is "really close." Alas, Sutton and KJ Hamler (hamstring) won't be out there for the Broncos' opener, meaning Drew Lock's options at wide receiver will be rookie first-rounder Jerry Jeudy, Tim Patrick, DaeSean Hamilton and Diontae Spencer and Tyrie Cleveland.
Sutton (shoulder) is not expected to suit up for Monday's game against Tennessee, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: Sutton is nursing a sprained AC joint in his shoulder sustained during practice last week, and it looks as though he'll need more time to recover before retaking the field. Rapoport notes that Sutton would suit up Monday were the Broncos in a must-win scenario, a hint that he shouldn't remain sidelined for too long. If the Broncos' top wideout is indeed forced to sit out versus Tennessee, expanded targets will be made available for rookie first-round pick Jerry Jeudy, in addition to Tim Patrick and DaeSean Hamilton. The official word on Sutton's availability will likely come down to a game-time decision.
Sutton (shoulder) is "truly questionable" according to coach Vic Fangio, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.
Analysis: Sutton did some light work on the sidelines during Saturday's practice, but he wasn't wearing a helmet during the portion open to the media. It seems as if Sutton's status could completely depend on the mobility of his sprained shoulder following Monday's walk through. It's worth noting, Fangio did suggest rookie KJ Hamler was "closer to the doubtful side of questionable" so there's at least some separation of availability within the injury designation that could give fantasy managers some hope in regards to Sutton. If the star wide receiver is ruled out ahead of Monday's contest, expect the Broncos to rely heavily on the likes of Jerry Jeudy, Tim Patrick and DaeSean Hamilton.
Coach Vic Fangio relayed that Sutton (shoulder) won't practice Friday, but noted the wideout is expected to return to a limited session Saturday, Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: As Monday night's season opener against the Titans approaches, Sutton is considered day-to-day with a sprained AC joint in his shoulder. If Denver's top wideout is out or limited at all in Week 1, added targets would be available for rookie starter Jerry Jeudy, as well as returnees Tim Patrick and DaeSean Hamilton.
Sutton is considered day-to-day with a sprained AC joint in his shoulder, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.
Analysis: As Klis points out, it could have been worse, but now the Broncos' top wideout has to be considered questionable for Monday night's season opener against the Titans. If Sutton is out or limited at all in Week 1, added targets would be available for rookie starter Jerry Jeudy, along with Tim Patrick and DaeSean Hamilton.
Sutton will undergo an MRI on the shoulder he injured during Thursday's practice, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Analysis: Sutton was unable to finish Thursday's session after hurting himself while making a catch. The wideout's status must now be carefully monitored as Monday night's game against the Titans approaches. If Sutton is limited or out in Week 1, added looks would be available for rookie starter Jerry Jeudy, as well as Tim Patrick and DaeSean Hamilton.
Sutton (undisclosed) was forced out of practice early Thursday, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports.
Analysis: Per the report, the Broncos' top wideout "stayed down for moment" after making a catch in practice. He then "shook his right shoulder a little bit" before heading to the locker room with a trainer. Look for an update on Sutton's status no later than when the team's Thursday injury report is posted.
Nick Kosmider of The Athletic calls Sutton the "best player on the Broncos offense right now."
Analysis: Kosmider mentions this in the context of the attention being paid to promising first-rounder Jerry Jeudy, whose presence should help open things up for Sutton, who was targeted an average of 9.3 times over the course of his final three games in 2019. With an offseason that won't include any preseason action, Sutton's pre-existing chemistry with Drew Lock "figures to be something (the second-year signal-caller) will lean on heavily at the start of the season." Sutton logged a 72/1,112/6 stat line last year, numbers he appears poised to match or exceed, with improved an improved team context (in terms of QB play and added offensive weapons) in mind.
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