Denver Broncos, Def, Broncos: Fantasy Football Outlook
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Denver Broncos, Def, Broncos

Position/Rank ADP NFL Team Status Age Height Weight
Def - #1 158.66 DEN Active 47 0' 0 0

2016 Outlook: Stud (low risk)

Last updated on Aug-04-2016 by Shawn Childs


Denver allowed the lowest amount of yards per carries (3.3) in the NFL in 2015 with more than expected TDs allowed (10). Overall, the Broncos finished 3rd in rushing yards allowed (1337).

The upside to this defense was tied to their success against the pass. Denver ranked 1st in the NFL in passing yards allowed (3193) with 19 passing TDs, 14 Ints, and 52 sacks.

The Broncos had an elite player at every level of their defense. LB Von Miller is one of the best players in the NFL with elite success defending the run while offering high upside in sacks (11 in 2015 – 59in his 72 games played in the NFL). CB Chris Harris has been one of the best cover CBs in the league over the last two years with value in run support. S T.J. Ward proved to be a nice addition to this defense leading to a high ranking at his position in all areas. DE Derek Wolfe missed the first four games of the season due to suspension for failing a drug test. Wolfe was an edge against the run with some success sacking the QB (5.5).

NT Sylvester Williams has league average success against the run as a rotational player with minimal value in sacks (3). Jared Crick is expected to take over the other defensive end slot after being a huge liability in all areas in 2015 with the Texans.

Brandon Marshall offered a solid edge for Denver as an inside linebacker. He stuffed the run with limited value as a pass rusher (1.5 sacks). LB Corey Nelson was a below league average player for his position in his second year in the league. LB DeMarcus Ware missed five games in 2015 due to back and knee issue. Ware still offers strength in the pass rush (7.5).

CB Aqib Talib was outplayed by CB Bradley Roby in coverage with players ranking highly defending the pass. Roby did have some risk in run support. S Darian Stewart played well in all areas in his first seasons with the Broncos. He just about matched his elite season in 2011 with the Rams.

This defense is loaded with talent, but their success is tied to the play of Von Miller. Denver will be the first defense selected first in just about every format. They offer low points allowed and high sacks. With growth in turnovers, the Broncos could be in line for a special Fantasy season.

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