Denver Broncos Depth Chart
Denver's Week 1 depth chart vs. Oakland
Per Broncos.com, 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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