by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com (12/6/13) Thirteen of 16 players on the Broncos injury report released on Friday are probable. Among them are key offensive standouts such as quarterback Peyton Manning (ankle), running back Knowshon Moreno (ankle), tight end Julius Thomas (knee) and wideout Demaryius Thomas (ankle).
Only three of 16 on Broncos injury list threatened with inactivity
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com (12/6/13) The Broncos have placed 16 players on their Friday injury report, but only three are in danger of not playing Sunday against Tennessee. Defensive end Derek Wolfe (illness) is out while cornerback Champ Bailey (foot) and wideout Trindon Holliday (shoulder) are questionable.
Champ Bailey admits to role in departure against Chiefs
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com (12/6/13) Broncos veteran cornerback Champ Bailey called his fourth-quarter departure from the Week 13 game in Kansas City a "mutual decision" between him and defensive backs coach Gary Undlin, per the Denver Post.
Bailey has struggled all year with a foot injury that has limited him to three games. "They definitely weren't pulling me out," he said. "It's more my body was just not ready to go back out there."
He added that his foot still hurts, but not enough to prevent him from playing, and that he just must overcome the fear of the pain.
Two key Broncos are full-go at Thursday practice
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com (12/5/13) The Broncos received positive news Thursday when tight end Julius Thomas (knee) and cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (shoulder) returned to practice as full participants.
Thomas has not played since Week 11 while Rodgers-Cromartie was sidelined Sunday at Kansas City.
Broncos DST an average play Week 14
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (12/5/13) The Broncos DST is an average play Week 14 against the Titans.
Tennessee has been about middle of the pack against opposing defenses, allowing them to score 9.33 Fantasy points per game. The Titans can hardly be considered an offensive juggernaut, though. The team has averaged 22 points per game, which ranks 21st in the league. They have done a good job limiting sacks, but are susceptible to fumbling.
Denver hasn't exactly been strong on defense, though. The team has given up 26.4 points per game, which ranks 26th in the league. The Broncos aren't especially strong at taking the ball away from opponents either. Denver has been successful against weaker offenses, holding the Jaguars and the Chiefs under 20 points, so it's possible they could have some success against the Titans. They shouldn't be viewed as a strong Fantasy play regardless of the matchup.