Denver Broncos: Who gets more targets with Courtland Sutton out?

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PITTSBURGH, PA – SEPTEMBER 20: Joe Haden #23 intercepts a pass in front of Minkah Fitzpatrick #39 of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Courtland Sutton #14 of the Denver Broncos during the second quarter at Heinz Field on September 20, 2020 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images) /

The Denver Broncos lost Courtland Sutton for the 2020 season. Who gets an increase in target share?

The Denver Broncos are going to have to go 15 total games in the 2020 season without their best offensive player, wide receiver Courtland Sutton.

The loss of Sutton is a devastating blow for the Broncos, who had already lost other key players like Von Miller, Phillip Lindsay, and AJ Bouye among others.

Sutton was easily the team’s WR1 in the 2019 season and had developed into truly one of the best wide receivers in the NFL heading into his third year.

Even in the early goings of the Broncos’ eventual loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, Sutton looked like he was up to some of his old tricks catching passes deep downfield and showing his playmaking skills.

Unfortunately, the brief time we were all able to see Sutton on the field with Drew Lock and the rest of the Broncos’ top weapons is all we’re going to get for the 2020 season.

The Broncos used their top two draft picks in 2020 on the wide receiver position, and have a chance now to give the lion’s share of reps to those guys.

The loss of Sutton definitely hurts and is not ideal in any sense, but there is talent in Denver and they are going to have to grow up quickly.

How will the targets be distributed now that Sutton is not available?

Let’s take a look at which players are going to see the most substantial increase in target share among the Denver Broncos’ wide receivers and tight ends through the end of the 2020 season.