Denver Broncos Depth Chart 2018 Broncos Depth Chart

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The Broncos underwent a change last season at quarterback, and Case Keenum spent the 2018 season starting for Denver. There were some talks of replacing him, but backup depth changed frequently. Keenum is a short term option for Denver, and they will likely be looking at other options moving forward. Phillip Lindsay stole the show in Denver this season, as the undrafted free agent made his mark over Royce Freeman who was drafted out of Oregon. Both have a bright future in the league, and will likely be the one-two punch for years moving forward. It was an end of an era for Demaryius Thomas, as he was traded midyear to the Houston Texans. This left Emmanuel Sanders as the true WR1, and moved Courtland Sutton as the WR2. Tim Patrick and DaeSean Hamilton also picked up reps battling it out for the WR3. That will be a key battle to watch in camp for next season. Injuries derailed the tight ends of Denver this year, but come the end of the season Matt LaCosse was the TE1. Jake Butt was supposed to be the starter heading into the season, but an injury cost him the season.

Offense Depth Chart

Quarterback QB
Nick Stevens N. Stevens (4)
69
# QB
Running Back RB
Phillip Lindsay P. Lindsay (1)
69
#87 RB
Left Wide Receiver LWR
River Cracraft R. Cracraft (4)
68
#211 WR
Slot Wide Receiver SWR
Daesean Hamilton D. Hamilton (3)
65
#177 WR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
Tight End TE
Temarrick Hemingway T. Hemingway (2)
61
#184 TE
Troy Fumagalli T. Fumagalli (3)
69
#88 TE
Left Wide Receiver LWR
River Cracraft R. Cracraft (4)
68
#211 WR
Tight End TE
Temarrick Hemingway T. Hemingway (2)
61
#184 TE
Troy Fumagalli T. Fumagalli (3)
69
#88 TE
Slot Wide Receiver SWR
Daesean Hamilton D. Hamilton (3)
65
#177 WR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
Quarterback QB
Nick Stevens N. Stevens (4)
69
# QB
Running Back RB
Phillip Lindsay P. Lindsay (1)
69
#87 RB
Skill Positions Depth Chart
Position POS
Left Wide Receiver LWR
Tight End TE
Slot Wide Receiver SWR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
Quarterback QB
Running Back RB
Position 1 2 3 4
Left Wide Receiver LWR
River Cracraft R. Cracraft
Tight End TE
Temarrick Hemingway T. Hemingway
Troy Fumagalli T. Fumagalli
Slot Wide Receiver SWR
Daesean Hamilton D. Hamilton
Right Wide Receiver RWR
Quarterback QB
Nick Stevens N. Stevens
Running Back RB
Phillip Lindsay P. Lindsay

Defense Depth Chart

Left Defensive End LDE
Nose Tackle NT
Mike Purcell M. Purcell (2)
67
# DE
Right Defensive End RDE
Linebacker LB
Weakside Linebacker WLB
L Inside Linebacker LILB
Josey Jewell J. Jewell (1)
69
#53 ILB
R Inside Linebacker RILB
76
#36 ILB
Keishawn Bierria K. Bierria (2)
69
#58 ILB
Strongside Linebacker SLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Strong Safety SS
Free Safety FS
Su'a Cravens S. Cravens (2)
75
#2 FS
Right Cornerback RCB
Left Defensive End LDE
Nose Tackle NT
Mike Purcell M. Purcell (2)
67
# DE
Right Defensive End RDE
Linebacker LB
Weakside Linebacker WLB
L Inside Linebacker LILB
Josey Jewell J. Jewell (1)
69
#53 ILB
R Inside Linebacker RILB
76
#36 ILB
Keishawn Bierria K. Bierria (2)
69
#58 ILB
Strongside Linebacker SLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Strong Safety SS
Free Safety FS
Su'a Cravens S. Cravens (2)
75
#2 FS
Defense Depth Chart (3-4)
Position POS
Left Defensive End LDE
Nose Tackle NT
Right Defensive End RDE
Linebacker LB
Weakside Linebacker WLB
L Inside Linebacker LILB
R Inside Linebacker RILB
Strongside Linebacker SLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Strong Safety SS
Free Safety FS
Right Cornerback RCB
Position 1 2 3 4
Left Defensive End LDE Derek Wolfe D. Wolfe Zach Kerr Z. Kerr
Nose Tackle NT Shelby Harris S. Harris Mike Purcell M. Purcell
Right Defensive End RDE Adam Gotsis A. Gotsis Demarcus Walker D. Walker
Linebacker LB A.J. Johnson A. Johnson
Weakside Linebacker WLB Von Miller V. Miller
L Inside Linebacker LILB Josey Jewell J. Jewell Joseph Jones J. Jones
R Inside Linebacker RILB Todd Davis T. Davis Keishawn Bierria K. Bierria
Strongside Linebacker SLB Bradley Chubb B. Chubb
Left Cornerback LCB Kareem Jackson K. Jackson Isaac Yiadom I. Yiadom
Strong Safety SS Will Parks W. Parks Jamal Carter J. Carter
Free Safety FS Justin Simmons J. Simmons Su'a Cravens S. Cravens Dymonte Thomas D. Thomas
Right Cornerback RCB Chris Harris C. Harris Brendan Langley B. Langley

Offense Depth Chart Stats

Running Backs Stats Receiving Rushing
Player Rating Depth Snaps/Game Fumbles Targets Receptions Yards YPC Long TD Attempts Yards Long TD YPC YPG
Phillip Lindsay P. Lindsay
69
RB 1 30.2 0 RB 1 30.2 0 47 35 241 6.9 29 1 192 1037 65 9 5.4 69.1
Royce Freeman R. Freeman
72
RB 2 22 1 RB 2 22 1 20 14 72 5.1 9 0 130 521 24 5 4 37.2
Devontae Booker D. Booker
75
RB 3 19.8 1 RB 3 19.8 1 51 38 275 7.2 30 0 34 183 26 1 5.4 11.4
Andy Janovich A. Janovich
80
RB 4 14.9 0 RB 4 14.9 0 10 8 112 14 32 1 2 5 3 0 2.5 0.3
WRs
Player Rating
Emmanuel Sanders E. Sanders
87
Courtland Sutton C. Sutton
73
Daesean Hamilton D. Hamilton
65
River Cracraft R. Cracraft
68
Tim Patrick T. Patrick
68
Fred Brown F. Brown
69
Wide Receivers Stats Receiving Rushing
Player Rating Depth Snaps/Game Targets Receptions Yards Catch% YPC Long TD Attempts Yards TD YPC YPG
Emmanuel Sanders E. Sanders
87
LWR 1 54.8 98 71 868 70 12.2 64 4 4 53 1 13.2 4.4
Courtland Sutton C. Sutton
73
RWR 2 51.2 84 42 704 50 16.8 42 4 1 -1 0 -1 -0.1
Daesean Hamilton D. Hamilton
65
SWR 3 33.6 46 30 243 70 8.1 24 2 0 0 0 0 0
River Cracraft R. Cracraft
68
LWR 4 3.4 2 1 44 50 44 44 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tim Patrick T. Patrick
68
WR 5 24.6 41 23 315 60 13.7 26 1 3 17 0 5.7 1.1
Fred Brown F. Brown
69
WR 6
TEs
Player Rating
Temarrick Hemingway T. Hemingway
61
Troy Fumagalli T. Fumagalli
69
Jeff Heuerman J. Heuerman
72
Tight Ends Stats Receiving
Player Rating Depth Snaps/Game Targets Receptions Yards Catch% YPC Long TD
Temarrick Hemingway T. Hemingway
61
TE 2 0.8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Troy Fumagalli T. Fumagalli
69
TE 3
Jeff Heuerman J. Heuerman
72
TE 3 50.5 48 31 281 60 9.1 36 2

Defense Depth Chart Stats

Team Defense Rating
Denver Broncos Broncos
91
Team Defense Rating Pts Allowed/Game Yards Allowed/Game Pass Yards Allowed/Game Rush Yards Allowed/Game Sacks Fumbles INT
Denver Broncos
91
21.8 365.1 245.6 119.6 44 11 17
Special Teams Rating
Denver Broncos Broncos
71
Special Teams Rating Kick Return TDs Punt Return TDs Field Goal Blocked Punt Blocked Extra Point Blocked TDs
Denver Broncos
71
0 0 2 0 1 0
Defensive Line Rating Depth Position Snaps/Game Tackles Tackles for Loss Fumbles INT TDs
Adam Gotsis A. Gotsis
77
RDE 1 32 38 5.5 2 0 0
Shelby Harris S. Harris
79
NT 1 24.4 39 7.5 0 1 0
Derek Wolfe D. Wolfe
84
LDE 1 44.4 43 4 0 1 0
Mike Purcell M. Purcell
67
NT 2
Zach Kerr Z. Kerr
73
LDE 2 24.6 33 2 0 0 0
Demarcus Walker D. Walker
70
RDE 2 7 4 1 0 0 0
Lowell Lotulelei L. Lotulelei
65
DL 7
Linebackers Rating Depth Position Snaps/Game Tackles Tackles for Loss Fumbles INT TDs
Josey Jewell J. Jewell
69
LILB 1 28.6 58 4 0 0 0
Von Miller V. Miller
99
WLB 1 52.7 48 16.5 5 1 0
Todd Davis T. Davis
76
RILB 1 52.6 114 6 0 1 1
Bradley Chubb B. Chubb
81
SLB 1 52.7 59 16.5 2 0 0
Keishawn Bierria K. Bierria
69
RILB 2 1.1 5 0 0 0 0
Joseph Jones J. Jones
69
LILB 2 1.6 15 0 0 0 0
A.J. Johnson A. Johnson
68
LB 7 19.5 0 0 0 0 0
Kickers Rating Depth Position Points Field Goals Made Field Goal % Made Long Extra Points Made 0-19 FG Attempted/Made 20-29 FG Attempted/Made 30-39 FG Attempted/Made 40-49 FG Attempted/Made 50+ Attempted/Made
Brandon McManus B. McManus
82
K 1 95 20 80 53 35 0 5 6 7 2
Punters Rating
Colby Wadman C. Wadman
67
Punters Rating Depth Position
Colby Wadman C. Wadman
67
P 1

Last Week's Broncos Starting Lineup

WR
Player Rating
Courtland Sutton C. Sutton
73
Daesean Hamilton D. Hamilton
65
Tim Patrick T. Patrick
68
River Cracraft R. Cracraft
68
Wide Receivers Stats Receiving Rushing
Player Rating Depth Snaps Targets Receptions Yards Catch% YPC Long TD Attempts Yards TD YPC YPG
Courtland Sutton C. Sutton
73
WR 1 74 3 1 25 30 25 25 0 0 0 0 0 0
Daesean Hamilton D. Hamilton
65
WR 2 73 8 5 49 60 9.8 14 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tim Patrick T. Patrick
68
WR 3 56 7 4 48 60 12 21 0 0 0 0 0 0
River Cracraft R. Cracraft
68
WR 4 8 2 1 44 50 44 44 0 0 0 0 0 0
TE
Player Rating
Matt LaCosse M. LaCosse
67
Brian Parker B. Parker
66
Temarrick Hemingway T. Hemingway
61
Tight Ends Stats Receiving
Player Rating Depth Position Snaps Targets Receptions Yards Catch% YPC Long TD
Matt LaCosse M. LaCosse
67
TE 1 62 8 5 33 60 6.6 12 0
Brian Parker B. Parker
66
TE 2 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Temarrick Hemingway T. Hemingway
61
TE 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2018 Broncos Lineups

Game Score Starting Lineup Game Score Starting Lineup
Week 17: 12/30/18 vs LAC 9-23 L Case Keenum (QB), Royce Freeman (RB), Daesean Hamilton (WR1), Tim Patrick (WR2), Courtland Sutton (WR3), Matt LaCosse (TE), Connor McGovern (C), Garett Bolles (OT), Jared Veldheer (OT), Billy Turner (OT), Elijah Wilkinson (G)
Week 15: 12/16/18 vs CLE 16-17 L Case Keenum (QB), Phillip Lindsay (RB), Daesean Hamilton (WR1), Courtland Sutton (WR2), Matt LaCosse (TE), Garett Bolles (OT), Billy Turner (OT), Elijah Wilkinson (OT), Connor McGovern (C), Jared Veldheer (OT)
Week 14: 12/9/18 at SF 14-20 L Case Keenum (QB), Phillip Lindsay (RB), Courtland Sutton (WR1), Daesean Hamilton (WR2), Matt LaCosse (TE), Connor McGovern (C), Garett Bolles (OT), Elijah Wilkinson (OT), Jared Veldheer (OT), Billy Turner (OT)
Week 13: 12/2/18 at CIN 24-10 W Case Keenum (QB), Phillip Lindsay (RB), Courtland Sutton (WR1), Emmanuel Sanders (WR2), Daesean Hamilton (WR3), Matt LaCosse (TE), Garett Bolles (OT), Connor McGovern (C), Elijah Wilkinson (OT), Jared Veldheer (OT), Billy Turner (OT)

Preseason Analysis: Broncos Looking to Get Back on Track

Denver is another team with a lot of turnover from 2017. They scooped up Case Keenum from Minnesota, and let C.J. Anderson walk. Trevor Semien is also out of Denver, and Paxton Lynch continues to be a backup by default. Denver invested a little bit in the offense, but went after Bradley Chubb with their first round pick. Courtland Sutton, DaeSean Hamilton, and Royce Freeman were the skill players landed in the draft. Freeman will be in a battle for the running back spot, but Devontae Booker is an early favorite to hold down the starting role. That could change at some point leading up or during the season. Freeman has a lot of talent, and Denver has not had a solidified starter in quite some time. Sutton should see some time as a WR3 this season, as Emmanuel Sanders and Demaryius Thomas continue to hold their ground in Denver. Tight end continues to be a wasteland for Denver, but Jake Butt will head in as their lead tight end. Butt had a successful career in Michigan, but not sure he will be enough to sustain a relevant career in the NFL. Denver will lean on their defense again moving forward, but they did get an upgrade at quarterback.

The Denver Broncos’ 2017 season was forgettable, as the three-time Super Bowl champions fell to the depths of the AFC West at 5-11. Losing never sits well with General Manager John Elway, and the Hall of Fame quarterback set sights on improvement in 2018. Broncos’ head coach Vance Joseph was given another year despite being under the gun for most of last season. He overhauled his staff, sending six to the unemployment line. Defensive coordinator Joe Woods and offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave survived the coaching purge. Denver’s offense will need to be more consistent if it wants to contend in the AFC, which again features perennial Super Bowl favorites New England and upstarts in Tennessee and Kansas City. To that point, Denver brought in quarterback Case Keenum as its top prize in free agency to aid a position that saw many problems in 2017. Elway hit the draft hard again as well, with rookie running back Royce Freeman and speedy wide receiver Courtland Sutton expected to have immediate impacts in the offense. Musgrave tamed his offense to fit Keenum’s style, which features smart choices and accurate throws.

Turnovers were a big problem. Denver also ranked low in scoring. Both issues doomed Denver in every aspect, including red-zone offense, field position and time of possession. The latter resulted in Denver’s highly-touted defense being on the field too long. The “No-Fly Zone” was anything but, save a few standouts, and Elway also addressed defensive needs. The biggest splash came in the first round of the draft, when Bradley Chubb fell to the Broncos at No. 5. Chubb will pair with a deep defensive line and provide a dangerous bookend to Von Miller in the pass rush. More pressure on the quarterback will help a solid secondary become great again. Su’a Cravens was signed to play safety and could be a darkhorse candidate for comeback player of the year if he translates his talent on the field. Cravens earned a bad rap at Washington as a player who lacked drive and he’s determined to prove his doubters wrong. Though it sounds cliché, Denver also must improve in the third phase to be successful. The Broncos struggled to find consistent returners and place-kicker Brandon McManus dropped to 75 percent on field goals after receiving a high-dollar contract. Denver added big-footed Marquette King at punter to change fortunes in field position. Most experts picked the Broncos to be near last place in the AFC West, while others were generous and predicted a 9-7 finish. Denver will need a hot start to avoid a .500 or sub-.500 record. The first nine weeks of the season only feature three divisional games, but both meetings with last year’s division champion, Kansas City, also come in that timeframe. A surge could come in the final five weeks. Denver plays Cincinnati and Cleveland, both with losing records in 2017, and finish with games against San Diego and Oakland. If the Broncos are to contend they need to win those games or else miss the playoffs again.