Denver Broncos DFS Matchup

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on September 1, 2015 - Last Updated on September 9, 2015

 

Overview

 

  1. Head Coach: Gary Kubiak
  2. Defensive Coordinator: Wade Phillips
  3. Defensive Back Coach: Joe Woods
  4. Base Defense Scheme: 3-4
  5. Transactions: Rahim Moore left in Free Agency
  6. Draft Picks: CB Lorenzo Doss and Taurean Nixon, S Josh Furman

 

Projected Starters

 

CornerBack # 1: Aqib Talib
CornerBack # 2: Chris Harris
Strong Safety : T.J. Ward
Free Safety : Darian Stewart

 

Backups/ Potential Starters: Kayvon Webster, Tony Carter, Lorenzo Doss, Bradley Roby

The Numbers

 

Total Fantasy Points Allowed to WR: 292.32

Average Fantasy Points Per game against to WR: 18.27

Total Receiving Touchdowns Allowed: 14

Total Receiving Yards Allowed:2,277

Average Receiving yards per game against: 142.31

 

Strengths

 

The Broncos allowed the ninth fewest passing yards in 2014 and kept opposing quarterbacks at an average of 82.4 passing rate. They have one of the best CB duos in the league. Aquib Talib is known as one of the best in the game and kept his side on lockdown for the most part. He did allow the occasional big play or touchdown, but did keep opposing passer ratings at 72.2 and caught four interceptions. On the other side is Chris Harris who did not surrender a touchdown in 623 passing snaps. He was absolutely dominant last year and is really someone to avoid starting off 2015. T.J. Ward is their starting strong safety. He has established himself as a very good run defender, but also contributes in the passing game.

 

Weaknesses

 

The only real question mark for this unit is at the free safety position. Rahim Moore the starting free safety from last year left to join the Texans this offseason. This has opened up a sizable hole at the back end of this Secondary. Darian Stewart an undrafted free agent in 2010 is currently penciled into the starting role but questions have lingered all offseason if they will convert Bradley Roby to the free safety position full time. Another possibility is having Roby start at free safety and then moving down to the slot corner position in nickel and dime packages and having Stewart take over the free safety position. It is a position to monitor closely the first two games and hopefully we can take advantage of a matchup starting in week 3.

 

Overall Outlook

 

This unit is very solid and it’s led by the strong corner play. The average receiver could struggle against this defense, especially on the right side against a stingy Harris. I will be fading all Broncos Offensive players and the opponents offensive players the first two weeks of the season. I think some will gravitate towards the Broncos thinking their games have shootout potential but I really think they are going to focus on winning with their defense and being more ball controlling on offense which will result in lower scoring outputs for both sides. Their week 3 matchup with Detroit will be the first time I will consider offensive players against this unit depending on how they have handled the first two weeks of the season.

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