Denver Broncos: Predominantly Orange’s Week Three Primer
Emmanuel Sanders- The Ravens pass defense has been consistently stout against the pass. However, they will be without their best corner Jimmy Smith. That opens the door for Emmanuel Sanders to have another big game. Although Sanders and Case Keenum got off to a slow start against the Raiders, they connected on four key passes down the stretch. With those four catches Sanders racked up 96 yards. The Denver Broncos have much more weapons then in years past but Sanders is the go to guy going forward. Projection- Six catches, 80 yards, one touchdown.
Phillip Lindsay- Outside of Denver, nobody could’ve seen the type of production that Lindsay is producing coming. However, Lindsay is now a commodity in the fantasy world. He’s owned in nearly 80% of leagues and is currently ranked as the number nine running back in fantasy (According to ESPN). With talented linebacker C.J. Mosley at the very least banged up Lindsay could succeed again in his versatile role. The Ravens struggled last week against Joe Mixon allowing 84 rush yards Lindsay can see similar stats. The only thing hindering Lindsay will be fellow back Royce Freeman who can see more carries due to the weather. Projection- 110 total yards.
Javorius “Buck” Allen- Although the Broncos defense didn’t allow the Raiders running backs to gain any receiving yards, they still have issues covering the backs. Allen is their receiving back but has also scored in both weeks on the ground. Alex Collins has yet to take control of the snap counts, so I’d expect to see a lot of Allen throughout the game. In a game that expects to see rain, dump offs to Allen may see his targets go up. Projections- 70 total yards, one touchdown.