Denver Broncos Depth Chart

Denver's Week 1 depth chart vs. Oakland

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Per, here are tonight’s offensive and defensive depth charts:


QB: Joe Flacco, Brandon Allen

RB: Phillip Lindsay, Royce Freeman, Devontae Booker

WR1: Emmanuel Sanders, Tim Patrick

WR2: Courtland Sutton, Juwann Winfree

WR3: DaeSean Hamilton, Diontae Spencer

TE: Jeff Herman, Noah Fant, Troy Fumagalli, Andrew Beck

LT: Garett Bolles, Elijah Wilkinson

LG: Dalton Risner, Austin Schlottmann

C: Connor McGovern, Corey Levin

RG: Ronald Leary, Wilkinson

RT: Ja’Wuan James, Wilkinson

Quick Analysis: This offense has the makings of a ground-and-pound success story in Week 1. Phillip Lindsay should see the majority of the snaps, while Royce Freeman gets short-yardage work and Devontae Booker sprinkles in on passing downs here and there. Meanwhile, Emmanuel Sanders should be Joe Flacco's main short-to-mid range target while Courtland Sutton should be the recipient of at least a couple of Flacco's patented deep ball targets. In all, this group should have the ability to control the clock.


LDE: Derek Wilfe, Dre’Mont Jones

NT: Shelby Harris, Mike Purcell

RDE: Adam Gotsis, DeMarcus Walker

WLB: Von Miller, Malik Reed

LILB: Josey Jewell, Corey Nelson

RILB: Alexander Johnson, Keishawn Bierria 

SLB: Bradley Chubb, Justin Hollins

LCB: Chris Harris Jr., Isaac Yiadom, Duke Dawson Jr.

RCB: Bryce Callahan, De’Vante Bausby, Davontae Harris

SS: Kareem Jackson, Trey Marshall

FS: Justin Simmons, Will Parks

Quick Analysis: With new head coach Vic Fangio at the helm, expect this defense to instantly become one of the best in the NFL this season. As the architect of last season's Chicago Bears defense, Fangio will create a harsh environment for Derek Carr and company, sending Von Miller and Bradley Chubb off the edges. This group has a number of talented playmakers and will likely stack the box and make Carr beat them with his arm (throwing to a bunch of unproven receivers). It wouldn't be a shock if the Broncos held Oakland to single-digits in this matchup.

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