|07-24-2007, 04:12 AM||#1|
Join Date: Apr 2006
Fox Sports Team Report
Top player in 2006
Javon Walker, WR — Walker was traded to the Broncos on Draft day 2006. He arrived with some uncertainty at the QB position in Denver, but he was still
(almost quietly) able to produce nine total scores and 1,084 receiving yards.
Top sleeper in 2006
Jay Cutler, QB — The backup QB is always the most popular guy in town, blah blah. This time, the sentiment turned out to be true as Cutler threw for almost as many TDs (9) as Plummer did despite not playing until Week 13. His
1,001 yards average out pretty nicely over the four-week stretch of playing time.
Top flop in 2006
Jake Plummer, QB — You'd be hard-pressed to find someone who wouldn't pick Plummer for this spot. Rod Smith makes a strong case for himself, but Plummer was feeling the heat from Cutler all season long. He caved in to the pressure, and finished the season on the bench. The final stat line was 11 TDs, 13 picks and 1,994 yards. Ouch.
And come to think of it, Hall didn't do too well returning punts either (only one TD and 240 return yards). Is he now zero-dimensional? We'll find out in St. Louis.
Top off-season additions
# Draft: DE Jarvis Moss, DE Tim Crowder, OT Ryan Harris and DT Marcus Thomas
# Free agency: RB Travis Henry, TE Daniel Graham and DB Dre' Bly
It was a quality over quantity off-season for the Broncos. Travis Henry was a mediocre back at best in Tennessee, but he instantly becomes a second-round fantasy pick at worst running behind the famous Denver blocking schemes.
The versatile Daniel Graham was solid at times in New England, but always had to share the responsibilities with Ben Watson. With no real competition for someone to wrest his spot in Denver, Graham should see more playing time and certainly add to his production last year (235 receiving yards and two scores).
Dre' Bly will step in and start after an off-the-field tragedy claimed the life of Darrent Williams. Bly and Champ Bailey will team up to for what is probably the league's best tandem at the position and dare opponents to throw the ball on them. If the Broncos are able to stop the run and get teams off the field more quickly, the offense will see a big jump in time of possession and, in theory, production.
Top off-season losses
Unfortunately, Darrent Williams was not the only casualty on this roster. Former running back Damien Nash collapsed shortly after a charity basketball game and was later pronounced dead.
Denver traded right tackle George Foster and running back Tatum Bell to Detroit in order to receive Bly. The price may have been steep, but the pass defense received a significant upgrade.
The team may have dodged a bullet on defense; five-time Pro Bowl linebacker Al Wilson was shopped around, but never traded. Health is the main concern with Wilson, and he can produce when he's on the field.
Who will surprise in 2007?
Mike Bell, RB — With all the focus on Travis Henry, not much is being said about Bell. He received only 157 carries compared to Tatum Bell's 233, yet also scored eight rushing touchdowns compared to two, respectively. Bell is Denver's short-yardage back who may not post big numbers on the ground, but he probably will get the call more often than Henry in goal-line situations.
Fantasy depth chart
QB1: Jay Cutler
QB2: Patrick Ramsey
QB3: Preston Parsons
RB1: Travis Henry
RB2: Mike Bell
RB3: Andre Hall
RB4: Paul Smith
WR1: Javon Walker
WR2: Rod Smith
WR3: Brandon Marshall
WR4: Brandon Stokley
WR5: David Kircus
TE1: Daniel Graham
TE2: Stephen Alexander
K: Jason Elam
|07-24-2007, 04:15 AM||#2|
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Location: Southern California
|07-24-2007, 09:51 AM||#3|
Join Date: Sep 2003
That Depth Chart is HORRIBLE. Sapp has been playing HB ahead of Bell, Marshall is ahead of Rod who may go PUP at this point, and Scheffler has more fantasy value than either Graham or Alexander at this point. Glad I do not rely on them for FF info
|07-24-2007, 10:53 AM||#5|
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Join Date: Apr 2002
"Henry was a medicore back at best....."
Fox Sports is great..........for me to poop on.....
|07-24-2007, 11:16 AM||#7|
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Join Date: Mar 2004
Now if you're talking about who is better value based on pick location, I could see that. I bet 80% of the FF leagues outside of Colorado will have Scheffler available on waivers. Not a bad way to snag a guy who could easily give 500 yards and 5 or 6 TDs from the TE spot.
|07-24-2007, 11:55 AM||#8|
Join Date: Aug 2006
"The team may have dodged a bullet on defense; five-time Pro Bowl linebacker Al Wilson was shopped around, but never traded. Health is the main concern with Wilson, and he can produce when he's on the field."
Good thing we still have Al ;-)
|07-24-2007, 02:10 PM||#9|
Join Date: Dec 2004
This was one of the worst articles I have read in a long time. You should know something about the team to write about them. We have Hall, Al is still on the team, Bly was a FA signing. Just a very uninformed article.