Every year there is a team in fantasy that has a few good players but you don’t want them. Last year for me it was the Raiders. Sure Darren Mcfadden, Justin Fargas, Michael Bush, and Zach Miller all had skills and all could be good in the proper situation but their team prevented them from succeeding.
This year the team to avoid is the Denver Broncos.
Here me out on this, last year the only player that was worth anything was Brandon Marshall and he is now gone.
Sure Knowshon Moreno and Kyle Orton both had some good games but they put up far more eggs than any owner would want out of a player.
In looking at the Broncos this year you get this.
QB: Tim Tebow, Brady Quinn, Orton … Whoever is playing I can be pretty sure they are not going to put up big numbers. With the starter up in the air it is just unsafe to even think about drafting one of these guys for your team, there are much better backup options out there.
RB: What I see with Moreno is Laurence Maroney. I see coach Josh McDaniels doing what was done in New England, the worst 4 letters for a fantasy owner — RBBC. This isn’t a RBBC where you can safely own a guy this is one where there is absolutely no consistency from game to game. I can think of about 20-25 guys I would take over Moreno (in a heartbeat, and another 15 that are about on par with him) and the rest of the RBs on the roster aren’t even worth considering.
WR: First rookie wideouts rarely produce big numbers and rookie wideouts can’t produce well with the bums that the Broncos are going to put under center. Last year showed us first hand that McDaniels won’t use Eddie Royal, and the rest of the cast will be rotated so much that it would make a fantasy owners head spin.
So to recap, the Broncos don’t have a solid quarterback position so drafting a QB is out.
They will employ a total RBBC* which makes any running back selected extremely risky.
Their No. 1 WR is a rookie and their quarterbacks suck. They took a 90-catch guy from the prior year and turned him into a 30-catch guy. Sounds like a recipe for disaster to me.
*Yes I understand most teams use a RBBC, but the way Denver and New England do it isn’t like most teams. They rotate guys and divide up the touches (5 to you, 5 to him, and 5 to him). Most teams use a third-down back or a pass guy that will get 5-7 touches a game where the other back gets 12-15 carries a game.
In closing when you’re there on draft day and you have a choice between two players and one is on the Broncos, do yourself a favor and pick the one that isn’t on the Broncos.