|ADP:||Round: 12, Pick: 3|
|Ht / Wt:||6'1" / 193 lb.|
|Born:||April 24, 1999|
|Drafted:||2020 / Rd. 1 (15)|
Jeudy caught 52 of 113 targets for 856 yards and three touchdowns during the 2020 season.
Analysis: Jeudy came to Denver as one of the most heralded route-runners in recent memory. Creating separation wasn't Jeudy's problem in 2020. The issues came when the ball was in the air. Jeudy's 52 receptions were a league low for a receiver who tallied at least 100 targets. Part of the blame can be thrust upon inconsistent quarterback play and numerous apparent miscommunications between Jeudy and Drew Lock. Jeudy was also plagued by drops at times, finishing with the twelfth highest drop rate in the league -- 8.8% -- including a whopping five in Week 16's loss to the Chargers. Expect a rebound in 2021 as Jeudy will get his first full NFL offseason and the return of Courtland Sutton (ACL), who should take some of the pressure off the Alabama product and allow him to take on more CB2s and CB3s.
Jeudy caught five of seven targets for 140 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 32-31 loss to the Raiders. He also caught a two-point conversion.
Analysis: The rookie finally flashed the talent that made him the 15th overall pick in the 2020 draft, and his sensational 92-yard catch-and-run for a TD in the fourth quarter looked like it might prove to be the winning score before the Raiders struck back in the final minute. Jeudy finished an up-and-down season with a 52-856-3 line on 113 targets, but he didn't miss a game and could be poised to take a big step forward in Year 2, particularly if the Broncos find an upgrade on Drew Lock under center.
Jeudy caught six of 15 targets for 61 yards in Sunday's 19-16 loss to the Chargers.
Analysis: The rookie receiver struggled with drops all afternoon, including one in the end zone in the third quarter that proved to be crucial in a game decided by a field goal. The 15 targets were a season high for Jeudy, but it wasn't enough to snap him out of his prolonged slump -- over his last seven games, he has only a 17-232-0 line despite a whopping 45 targets. Jeudy will try to close out his first NFL campaign on a high note in Week 17 against the Raiders.
Jeudy secured one of five targets for 19 yards during Saturday's 48-19 loss to Buffalo.
Analysis: Despite being drafted as the No. 2 receiver in the 2020 NFL draft class at the 15th overall selection, Jeudy's 40 receptions ranked just ninth among rookies entering Week 15. Drew Lock and the receiving corps weren't able to get on the same page against the Bills, as Denver wideouts remained without a catch until the 0:29 mark of the second quarter. The Alabama product has been particularly cold down the stretch, with a total of four receptions for 66 yards over his past four games combined. A Week 16 matchup against the Chargers' 10th-ranked pass defense provides reason to stray away from Jeudy in fantasy lineups, but he did post his second-highest receiving output of the season (73 yards) against Los Angeles in Week 8.
Jeudy (ankle) was listed as a full participant in Wednesday's walk-through practice, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports.
Analysis: Jeudy's been managing an ankle issue of late and was listed as limited on Tuesday's report, but he's now slated to play Saturday against the Bills and will look to build off a two-catch, 42-yard effort (on four targets) in Denver's Week 14 win over the Panthers. Prior to that, Jeudy had been held to just one catch combined in Weeks 12 and 13.
Jeudy (ankle) was listed as a limited participant on Tuesday's injury report, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.
Analysis: Jeudy has been battling an ankle issue for most of the past month, with his production suffering as a result. In four games with the injury in tow, he's managed just six catches (on 17 targets) for 84 yards and no scores. Due to the inefficient use of his looks, it's difficult to trust Jeudy at the moment, especially with a tough matchup Saturday versus the Bills.
Jeudy caught two of four targets for 42 yards during Sunday's 32-27 win against the Panthers.
Analysis: The first-round rookie contributed a 31-yard gain late in the second quarter Sunday, but otherwise, it was a fourth consecutive quiet outing from Jeudy. The Alabama product has gone scoreless in five consecutive appearances while also failing to exceed 45 yards over any of his past four games. Jeudy hasn't been commanding the requisite volume of a receiver drafted in the top 15, posting eight targets Week 13 and 14 combined with Drew Lock in the lineup. That doesn't include a no-catch, one-target Week 12 showing when practice squad WR Kendall Hinton was forced to start at quarterback against the Saints. An upcoming Saturday matchup against All-Pro CB Tre'Davious White and the Bills does little to spark optimism.
Jeudy (ankle) will play in Sunday's game versus the Panthers, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.
Analysis: This ankle injury held him back over the last two weeks, as he caught just one pass for five yards in that stretch. Following back-to-back full practices to close out the week, Jeudy has officially been cleared for Week 14 and will look to put those woes behind him. Through 12 games, the rookie first-rounder leads the Broncos with 82 targets and sits second to Tim Patrick with 594 receiving yards.
Coach Vic Fangio relayed that Jeudy (ankle) is slated to practice fully Thursday, Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com reports.
Analysis: Jeudy has approached Denver's last two games listed as questionable, but his full participation Thursday indicates that the rookie wideout is distancing himself from the ankle issue that may well have contributed to the consecutive fantasy duds he posted in Weeks 12 and 13. The No. 15 overall pick in the 2020 will thus look to engineer a bounce-back effort Sunday against the Panthers.
Jeudy (ankle) was a limited participant at Wednesday's practice, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports.
Analysis: Jeudy's coming off back-to-back quiet efforts, including a one-catch/five-yard output in this past Sunday's loss to Kansas City, which marked QB Drew Lock's return to action. In that context, rolling with Jeudy in Week 14 fantasy lineups carries some risk, but per Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site, coach Vic Fangio believes that the 2020 first-rounder is "in a good spot" as Sunday's game against the Panthers approaches, noting that he doesn't think that Jeudy has hit the rookie wall. "I think he'd just like to have more catches, and I don't know of any receiver that doesn't feel that way," Fangio noted of the young pass-catcher, who was reportedly frustrated by his lack usage in Week 13.
Jeudy (ankle) had just one reception (four targets) for five yards in Sunday's 22-16 loss to Kansas City.
Analysis: Jeudy turned in his worst performance of the season with an actual projected quarterback under center, so it wouldn't be surprising to find out that he was limited by the ankle that had been bothering him leading up to Sunday's contest. Tim Patrick was the wideout to shine in the national spotlight (four catches, 44 yards and two touchdowns), but Jeudy has been the more-effective receiver over the course of the year with 101.0 air yards per game and 4.3 yards after the catch. If the rookie can get fully healthy prior to Week 14's matchup against Carolina, we could see a solid statistical output with Drew Lock back and a soft matchup on deck.
Jeudy (ankle) is listed as active for Sunday night's game against Kansas City, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.
Analysis: As is running back Phillip Lindsay (knee). It remains to be seen if Jeudy ends up limited at all Sunday, but assuming no in-game setbacks, the wideout's Week 13 fantasy outlook is bolstered by the fact that top signal-caller Drew Lock is back in action. Last weekend, the team's passing game was thwarted by a series of events that led to practice squad wide receiver Kendall Hinton being pressed into action as the team's QB in a 31-3 loss to the Saints. In the process, Jeudy was targeted just once and didn't record a catch.
Jeudy (ankle) is expected to play Sunday night against Kansas City, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: The same applies to running back Phillip Lindsay (knee). While the duo's Week 13 status won't be confirmed until the Broncos' inactives are posted prior to Sunday night's 8:20 ET kickoff, it's worth noting that both players were listed as full participants in Friday's practice. Assuming Jeudy does suit up, it remains to be seen if he'll be at full strength, with Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site relaying that coach Vic Fangio noted Friday that if Jeudy and Lindsay are able to play Sunday, it's possible they could be somewhat limited. "Not limited tremendously, but yeah, obviously if their injury starts aggravating them a little bit they could be (limited), yes," Fangio acknowledged.
Jeudy (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's contest at Kansas City, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.
Analysis: After logging time in every practice this week, Jeudy is trending in the right direction toward an appearance this weekend. Earlier Friday, coach Vic Fangio told Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com that he expects Jeudy to suit up Sunday, and he "won't be limited much" if he does, per Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com. Jeudy has earned at least 50 percent of the offensive snaps and as much as 89 percent in each of the first 11 games of his career, but his output has been a bit sporadic.
Jeudy (ankle) took part in Friday's practice, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.
Analysis: This marks Jeudy's third consecutive session after being listed as limited Wednesday and Thursday. It'll be interesting to see if he elevates to a full practice to cap Week 13 prep, but no matter what he's able to do the Broncos will clarify later Friday whether he's questionable or doesn't have a designation at all for Sunday's game at Kansas City.
Jeudy (ankle) will remain limited at practice Thursday, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports.
Analysis: Back-to-back limited sessions set the stage for Friday's injury report to clarify whether the wideout approaches Sunday night's game against the Chiefs listed as questionable, or free from a Week 13 injury designation altogether. Eleven games into his rookie campaign, Jeudy's 37 catches (on 78 targets) have yielded a team-high 589 receiving yards and two TDs.
Jeudy (ankle) was limited at practice Wednesday, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports.
Analysis: Jeudy was also limited this past Friday, but was able to suit up for Sunday's loss to the Saints. He didn't record a catch in the game, but that was with practice squad wideout Kendall Hinton being forced into QB duties for the Broncos. With a more normal offense/signal-caller situation on tap in Week 13, Jeudy's fantasy prospects are looking up, assuming his Wednesday practice limitations were maintenance related.
Jeudy did not haul in his only target during Sunday's 31-3 loss to New Orleans.
Analysis: Denver was in a desperate situation at the quarterback spot, with Jeff Driskel testing positive for COVID-19 during the practice week, plus Drew Lock, Brett Rypien and Blake Bortles all being deemed inactive as high-risk close contacts. Resultantly, Jeudy struggled during Week 12, granted virtually zero time to establish a rapport with his signal-caller Kendall Hinton. Jeudy had also saw his practice workload reduced during the week because of Achilles and ankle issues. If Lock is activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list in time for a Week 13 road trip to take on the Chiefs, Jeudy will suddenly carry increased upside.
Jeudy (ankle/Achilles) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Saints.
Analysis: Jeudy, who logged a limited practice Friday after missing Thursday's session, will give it a go Sunday, but complicating his Week 12 fantasy outlook is that all four of Denver's top signal-caller options (starter Drew Lock, top backup Brett Rypien, third-stringer Jeff Driskel and practice squad member Blake Bortles) are all unavailable Sunday due to COVID protocols. In that context, practice squad wide receiver Kendall Hinton -- who hasn't played QB since his redshirt junior season at Wake Forest in 2018 - was promoted to the team's active roster and is now in line to helm what figures to be a run-heavy game plan, a scenario that doesn't favor any of the Broncos' pass-catchers.
Jeudy (ankle/Achilles), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Saints, is expected to play, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: Jeudy wasn't able to practice fully at any point from Wednesday through Friday, but the Broncos evidently don't expect either of his listed injuries to hamper him too much. Instead, Jeudy's greater concern is the quarterback situation, as all four of the top signal-callers in the organization (starter Drew Lock, top backup Brett Rypien, third-stringer Jeff Driskel and practice squad member Blake Bortles) are all unavailable Sunday after landing on the reserve/COVID-19 list in the aftermath of Driskel's positive test Thursday. As a result, the Broncos are expected to turn the offense over to practice squad receiver Kendall Hinton, who hasn't played quarterback since his redshirt junior season at Wake Forest in 2018. Expect Denver to favor a run-heavy, lower-tempo game plan for as long as Sunday's contest is competitive, making Jeudy a much less dependable fantasy option than he otherwise would be.
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