Denver Broncos: Three things to look for against Ravens
2. Broncos Wide Receivers’ Performance
With KJ Hamler going down with a season-ending ACL injury and Jerry Jeudy still on the mend, the Broncos wide receivers, namely Courtland Sutton and Tim Patrick, are going to have to step up big time.
The Broncos recently signed David Moore off the Raiders practice squad, but it’s unlikely he sees the field much against Baltimore.
Kendall Hinton is also one of the other receivers down the depth chart, but he’s played QB, CB, and WR in the NFL, so I don’t expect him to have much of an impact.
Diontae Spencer, the Broncos’ primary kick and punt returner, and he’s probably going to see more action, but he’s yet to make an impact on offense.
With the Broncos down two significant receivers, the rest of the pass-catchers need to step up.
The Ravens actually have a rather poor passing defense, so perhaps Teddy Bridgewater can carve them up.
I personally expect both Courtland Sutton and Tim Patrick to each receive at least 10 targets each.
I don’t think any of the other Broncos receivers can be relied on to produce on Sunday.
That would also mean that other pass catchers, including Noah Fant, Melvin Gordon, and Albert Okwuegbunam will also need to step up too.
Honestly, it’s crazy to think that the Broncos are down two of their starting receivers and still have an above-average group of skill players.
Teddy Bridgewater spreads the football around, so while Sutton and Patrick will get a hefty workload, Steady Teddy is bound to find other Broncos’ players to get the ball to.
If the Denver Broncos want to continue their efficiency on offense, they’ll need other pass catchers to step up with the absence of Jerry Jeudy and KJ Hamler.