News: Quarterback Tim Tebow is now free to sign with any team that may want him as he cleared waivers Tuesday. He was released by the Jets Monday. Tebow completed just 6 of 8 passes for 39 yards and racked up 102 yards rushing on 32 carries during his lone season in New York.
Analysis: Tebow clearing waivers shouldn't come as much of a surprise as he is officially a free agent now. While he wants to continue to playing QB, his days in the NFL could be numbered if he isn't willing to at least try another position. With the way things stand right now, Fantasy owners should once again plan on ignoring Tebow in all formats when Draft Day rolls around.
News: After months of speculation, the Jets officially parted ways with Tim Tebow. On March 21, 2012, the Jets traded for Tebow from the Broncos with visions of using him in a number of roles but he attempted all of eight passes for them, completing six for 39 yards. He had more runs, 32, totaling 102 yards but without a touchdown.
Analysis: Tebow's days of being a quarterback in the NFL have been numbered for a while. Now his days of playing at any position are dwindling. Though fun to watch when he helped Denver to the playoffs, his Fantasy value remains at rock bottom until his playing time surges.
News: When the Jets open OTAs on June 15, quarterback Tim Tebow is expected to attend. Tebow's name has been on the trade block since the end of last season and it is still believed that he'll get released by the end of April's draft according to ESPN.
Analysis: Tebow's future in the NFL is very much up in the air. We're sure he wants to keep trying to play quarterback but he might be relegated to another position. We're also pretty sure the days of him being a Fantasy stalwart are on life support. Don't draft him.
News: The Newark Star-Ledger reports that Jets general manager John Idzik did not provide any details on quarterback Tim Tebow's status for 2013. "My view on Tim Tebow is hes a highly competitive athlete, and what we do is were going to provide as much competition as we can on a daily basis, every position, quarterback included," Idzik said. Although Tebows return seems unlikely, neither coach Rex Ryan nor Idzik has completely closed the door on that possibility. Cutting Tebow could save the team more than $1 million, and for the cap-strapped Jets, every dime will count in rebuilding the roster.
Analysis: The Jets would like to trade Tebow rather than cut him, but there might not be a big market for a backup quarterback who has throwing issues. Still, Tebow does have a skill set than one coach might want, and all it takes is one coach to have interest for him to get a job. Either way, you're not drafting Tebow in any leagues in 2013.
News: The Jets will attempt to trade Tim Tebow this offseason, ESPN reports.
Analysis: As NorthJersey.com wrote, "The Jets might have better luck peddling toxic waste." Once it's clear that no one in the NFL will give up anything for Tebow, the Jets are expected to release him. Tebow could have a future in the league but probably not at quarterback. Don't expect Tebow to get picked in drafts at this point.
News: CBS analyst Phil Simms visited with David Letterman on Monday's The Late Show, and Letterman asked Simms if Jets quarterback Tim Tebow was a legitimate starter in the NFL. It's going to be hard for him to ever be a starter, Simms said. When you bring in Tim Tebow, you have to know what comes with him. If you have a starting quarterback, like the Jets did in Mark Sanchez, they're worried about him and they're paying him a lot of money. When you bring Tim Tebow in, it brings a lot more focus and his fan base, and it creates a controversy no matter what.
Analysis: Tebow isn't expected to return to the Jets in 2013, and his options might be limited where he ends up, especially with the chance to earn a starting job. Keep an eye on where Tebow lands this offseason, but he's not worth drafting in the majority of leagues.
News: Speaking at an introductory press conference Thursday, new Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell said the team would have an open competition at quarterback, and Tim Tebow wouldn't be a part of it. Tebow, currently on the Jets, had been rumored to head to Jacksonville via trade or free agency. "I can't imagine a scenario where Tim Tebow would be a Jacksonville Jaguar," Caldwell said.
Analysis: Tebow's future in the NFL seems bleak: The experiment with the Jets didn't work out, his hometown team doesn't want him and the sentiment across the league is that he can't effectively play quarterback. Tebow's not worth considering in Fantasy use.
News: Tony Sparano has been fired as the New York Jets' offensive coordinator after one season in which the offense ranked among the league's worst. On the same day he was fired, Jets coach Rex Ryan said the quarterback job was "wide open" heading into the 2013 season. Mark Sanchez is under contract for over $8 million guaranteed and should remain on the roster, but the offense he'll be asked to learn will be his third new version in as many years. Tim Tebow also will remain a Jet for now, according to Ryan. The Jets are expected to hire a veteran offensive coordinator to create a more aggressive offense as per Ryan's wishes.
Analysis: For now, no one should want any quarterback associated with the Jets on a Fantasy team. The receiving corps is too weak and the quarterbacks to pick from aren't considered productive enough by comparison to other passers in the league. We'll see where this goes.
News: Jets quarterback Tim Tebow did not take a snap for the second straight game during New York's 28-9 loss at Buffalo in Week 17, a possible anticlimactic end to his tumultuous season. Tebow was active for the game after being listed as probable on the team's injury report with a lingering ribs issue, but watched wide receiver Jeremy Kerley run the offense out of the wildcat package for the second week in a row. He had been passed over for the start as coach Rex Ryan turned to Mark Sanchez to replace Greg McElroy, who was out with a concussion.
Analysis: After being obtained from Denver in the offseason with plenty of fanfare, Tebow likely ended his Jets tenure on the sideline and without a start at quarterback this season. He attempted just eight passes and spent most of his time toward the end of the year on the Jets' special teams unit. Out of the highly scrutinized wildcat formation cultivated specifically for him, he mustered just 102 yards on 32 carries -- 75 yards less than third-string running back Joe McKnight. Tebow could land a starting job next year -- he has already been rumored to land with Jacksonville -- but for now he should not be targeted in any Fantasy drafts for 2013.
News: Jets quarterback Tim Tebow is active for Week 17 at Buffalo as he continues to move past a lingering ribs issue. Tebow, was a full participant in practice last week, will serve as the backup quarterback to starter Mark Sanchez on Sunday. "When you're a competitor, you want to play," Tebow said last week. "But I understood his decision and I just let him know, just like always, that I'll do whatever I can to help the team."
Analysis: New York coach Rex Ryan chose to start Sanchez over Tim Tebow because the team had just two practices and a walk-through to prepare before Sunday's game. He also cited Sanchez's success against the Bills in the season opener, when he threw three touchdown passes in the Jets' win. "Obviously, Tim's not happy with that, as you'd expect," Ryan said. It's hardly a guarantee that Tebow steps on the field in the finale and he should continue to be ignored in all Fantasy formats.
News: Jets quarterback Tim Tebow (ribs) is considered probable for Week 17 at Buffalo due to a troublesome ribs issue that has plagued him over the past month. Tebow was a full participant in practice over the past week and will line up as the backup to Mark Sanchez -- again -- on Sunday. Sanchez was named the starter against the Bills after Greg McElroy went down with a concussion he suffered in Week 16 against San Diego. Buffalo is permitting an average of 21.7 Fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks this season.
Analysis: Tebow was obtained from Denver during the offseason to much fanfare and the Jets installed a wildcat element to their offense with plenty of mystery and suspense. But neither the wildcat nor Tebow took off and the team struggled all season, missing the playoffs for the second straight season. Tebow also asked coach Rex Ryan for a shot to play quarterback when Sanchez was benched and was openly upset when he was denied. He was more pragmatic Thursday with Sanchez getting the nod. Still, Tebow should be left on waivers in all Fantasy formats for the rest of the year.
News: Jets coach Rex Ryan acknowledged Monday that Tim Tebow was "disappointed" the team chose Greg McElroy over him to start for the benched Mark Sanchez, but said Tebow would have played in any role that was asked of him -- including the wildcat. According to The Associated Press, Tebow asked out of his duties in the wildcat offense last week after hearing that McElroy, the third-stringer, would get his first NFL start over Tebow, listed as the No. 2 quarterback. New York reportedly installed wildcat plays involving wide receiver Jeremy Kerley instead of Tebow before last Wednesday's practice.
Analysis: Ryan also said Tebow is still dealing with two broken ribs that have landed him on the injury report over the past month. He was active again for Week 16 against San Diego, but did not step on the field as McElroy completed the entire game. It was also unclear who served as the exclusive No. 2 quarterback between Tebow and Sanchez as both were listed as the backup. Meanwhile, Kerley completed a 42-yard pass to Clyde Gates in the first quarter -- more than the entire passing total for Tebow all season (39). Tebow should be left on waivers in all Fantasy formats for the rest of the year.
News: Jets quarterback Tim Tebow (ribs) was active for Week 16 against San Diego, but did not play as Greg McElroy completed the game during New York's 27-17 loss to San Diego. Tebow, who has attempted just eight passes this season, and former starter Mark Sanchez were active for the home finale, the first time all three quarterbacks were available for a game. With the decision, coach Rex Ryan avoided having to designate either Sanchez or Tebow as the No. 2 quarterback -- both were listed as the backup. Ryan announced after the game that McElroy would start the season finale next Sunday at Buffalo.
Analysis: Tebow was leapfrogged on the depth chart earlier this week when Ryan chose to start McElroy over the popular backup for Sunday's game. Making matters worse, the Jets ran the wildcat formation a handful of times -- but with wide receiver Jeremy Kerley instead of Tebow, who stood on the sideline the entire game without getting a snap. According to ESPN.com, Tebow asked not to be used in wildcat packages Sunday after being passed over for the starting job. Kerley completed a 42-yard pass to Clyde Gates in the first quarter -- more than the entire passing total for Tebow on the season (39). Fantasy owners should continue to ignore the 25-year-old in all formats for the rest of the year.
News: The Jets kept all three of their quarterbacks active for Week 16 against San Diego, including seldom-used Tim Tebow, who was able to shake off a ribs issue that landed him as probable on the injury report. He will reportedly serve as the No. 3 quarterback behind Mark Sanchez and Greg McElroy, who will earn the first start of his career Sunday.
Analysis: For the season, Tebow has rushed for 102 yards on 32 carries and is 6 of 8 passing for 39 yards, and has a stunning zero touchdowns while participating in just 72 offensive snaps. There have been swirling rumors regarding his status with the team after this season as he could land in Jacksonville next year, according to ESPN. Fantasy owners should leave Tebow on waivers in all formats for Week 16 against San Diego.
News: Seemingly growing frustrated by the persistent inquiries regarding quarterback Tim Tebow's playing time this season, Jets offensive coordinator Tony Sparano scoffed at a reporter Thursday when defending the seldom-used backup. "I think anytime you look at those things, it's a combination of things, but I wouldn't use the words 'didn't work' at all," Sparano said. "I'm not going to get into that fair shake, not fair shake, all of those kinds of things. Tim played his role and has done his role as well as expected right now. In other words, he's done everything we've asked him to do so far." Tebow (ribs) was listed as probable on the team's injury report for Week 15 against San Diego.
Analysis: Tebow was supposed to be the spark that got the Jets' offense cooking, but instead spent most of his time this season on the sideline. While he has been hampered the last month by two broken ribs, his numbers were far from special even before that. For the season, he has rushed for 102 yards on 32 carries and is 6 of 8 passing for 39 yards, and has a stunning zero touchdowns while participating in just 72 offensive snaps. The culmination of his season came earlier this week when he was passed over by Greg McElroy to replace Mark Sanchez as the starting quarterback. Fantasy owners should leave Tebow on waivers in all formats for Week 16 against San Diego.
News: The New York Post reports sources said the Jets will either trade or release backup quarterback Tim Tebow after the season.
Analysis: After leading the Broncos to the playoffs in 2011, Tebow has spent all of the 2012 season as a backup quarterback in New York and was passed over for the starting job Week 16 in favor of Greg McElroy, who will replace the struggling Mark Sanchez. Tebow has expressed his disappointment with his current situation and the rumors have been running rampant for weeks about his potential exit from New York. Even with the news Tebow might be with another team in 2013, he is still not worth holding onto in long-term keeper formats.
News: Jets quarterback Tim Tebow attempted just his eighth pass of the season in Week 15 against the Titans. While he was unable to complete it, Tebow ran the offense on one drive Monday night and was substituted in from time to time. He ended up gaining 15 yards on three carries in the 14-10 loss. Tebow posted a 39.6 passer rating in the defeat while starter Mark Sanchez ended up with a 32.6 mark.
Analysis: Tebow missed the previous three games due to a rib injury but the Jets made an effort to get him involved on offense Monday night. Coach Rex Ryan said after the contest that he is not ready to name a starting quarterback for Week 16 against the Chargers so it could finally be Tebow Time in New York. Keep an eye on the situation going forward but even if Tebow ends up starting against San Diego, he will have minimal appeal in Fantasy.
News:Tim Tebow will return to the sidelines for the Week 15 Monday night at Tennessee. The Jets' backup quarterback, who missed the last three games with a rib injury, is active for coach Rex Ryan. It was reported earlier in the week that Ryan said Tebow had looked good at practice and that there could be some plays in the wildcat formation coming up in the game.
Analysis: We're not sure what to expect out of Tebow in the game against Tennessee exept that he will be active for the Jets. Ryan said early in the week that he was eliminating the wildcat formation for the team only to later suggest we could see some looks in that offensive formation against the Titans. Tebow should see some snaps, but he's not likely to perform at a level that would make him attractive to Fantasy owners. He is not a recommended Fantasy play for Week 15.
News: Jets backup quarterback Tim Tebow, who has missed the last three games with a rib injury, is expected to return Monday night in Tennessee, reports NBCSports.com Saturday. Tebow could get a bunch of snaps in the wildcat formation as well. Tebow was listed as probable for the Monday night and Rex Ryan said he looked good in practice.
Analysis: Ryan said earlier this week that he wasn't expecting to use the wildcat formation any longer. He then said Friday that Tebow could show up in the wildcat formation against the Titans. We're unsure what to believe but are sure that Tebow is unlikely to have much Fantasy impact on the game overall. He is not a recommended play in any leagues or formats for Week 15, healthy or not.
News: After a three-game hiatus because of a ribs injury to quarterback Tim Tebow, the Jets could reintroduce the wildcat offense, engineered by Tebow, during their Week 15 matchup at Tennessee. Tebow practiced in full again Friday and is projected for his first game action Monday night since a win over St. Louis in Week 11. "He moved around great," New York coach Rex Ryan said Friday. "This is the best hes looked in several weeks. There could be a chance he does wildcat. He moved around that good that we may get him back in similar roles."
Analysis: Tebow was active for last Sunday's game at Jacksonville, but did not appear on the field, just like in Week 12 against New England. He was inactive for the Jets' win over Arizona in Week 13 because of the ribs issue, but continues to show encouraging signs in practice. If healthy, he is expected to serve as the backup quarterback to Mark Sanchez on Monday night, but most of his action is likely to come running the ball. The Titans have permitted an average of 20.5 Fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks this season, but Tebow is still not worthy of a roster spot in Week 15.
News: Jets quarterback Tim Tebow was active for Week 14 at Jacksonville, but did not enter the game during New York's 17-10 win over the Jaguars. He was healthy enough to serve as the team's backup quarterback in his hometown after being listed as questionable on the injury report. Tebow sat out the last two games while recovering from two broken ribs. "I never felt comfortable enough to go with him in the wildcat," coach Rex Ryan said.
Analysis: Ryan had planned to have all three quarterbacks active, including third-stringer Greg McElroy, but Joe McKnight's migraine headache before the game prompted Ryan to suit up an extra running back and leave Tebow as the only other active quarterback behind starter Mark Sanchez. Tebow's impact has been minimal this season as he has more tackles on special teams (two) than touchdowns (zero). Fantasy owners should continue to ignore him in all formats for the remainder of the season, unless he draws a start.
News: Jets quarterback Tim Tebow is active for Week 14 at Jacksonville after overcoming a ribs injury that sidelined him for last Sunday's game. Tebow, who was listed as questionable on the injury report, will serve as the backup quarterback to starter Mark Sanchez after Greg McElroy was a healthy inactive Sunday. He is not expected to participate on special teams because of the lingering issue.
Analysis: With the Jets facing tremendous uncertainly in the pocket, Tebow was still passed over for the starting job as he continues to be hampered by a ribs issue that has left him out of action the past two games, though he was inactive for only one contest. However, Tebow is still not considered a worthwhile Fantasy option for Week 14 as he has attempted just seven passes this season.
News: Jets quarterback Tim Tebow is considered a game-time decision for Week 14 at the Jaguars with a lingering ribs issue. Tebow, who is from Jacksonville, was a limited participant in practice throughout the past week and was officially listed as questionable on the injury report. If active, coach Rex Ryan said Friday that Tebow would not participate on special teams and serve as a backup to starting quarterback Mark Sanchez.
Analysis: With the Jets facing tremendous uncertainly in the pocket, Tebow was still passed over for the starting job as he continues to be hampered by a ribs issue that left him inactive for Week 13. But Ryan was confident in the 25-year-old's ability to handle a conventional offense if needed. "There's a comfort level knowing that Tim knows the base offense," he said. But Sanchez will get the first crack at the Jaguars' 28th-ranked pass defense and Greg McElroy could still factor under center. Tebow is still not considered a worthwhile Fantasy option for Week 14.
News: The Jets named Mark Sanchez as their starting quarterback for Week 14 at Jacksonville. ESPN first reported the story and the New York Daily News reports Sanchez is the choice because the coaches still have confidence in him and because Jacksonville's next two games are on the road. Sanchez was replaced by third-string quarterback Greg McElroy last week in a 7-6 Jets win over the Cardinals. Tim Tebow was inactive.
Analysis: Tebow might still see the field before the season is through, but until he proves he can run this offense effectively, no one should try him in Fantasy.
News: Jets coach Rex Ryan told reporters Monday he is not ready to name a starting quarterback for Week 14 at Jacksonville. Greg McElroy came off the bench Sunday to replace Mark Sanchez and lead New York to a 7-6 comeback win against the Cardinals. On Monday, Ryan said he needs more time to decide who will start and added all three of his quarterbacks, including the injured Tim Tebow (ribs), are in the running to start Sunday. "Well, I think right now, I definitely need a little more time to make that decision," Ryan said. "I have three good quarterbacks and I feel good about three quarterbacks. I think were in a better situation than a lot of teams."
Analysis: McElroy might have led New York to a win Sunday, but he threw for just 29 yards and attempted seven passes. Perhaps with a full week of practice, the Jets might have more confidence in his abilities. However, Ryan said he is still deciding on who starts Sunday. He added Tebow was cleared to play Week 13, but he is still not 100 percent. And who knows, Ryan might throw Sanchez back in there Week 14 after sending a clear message to him Sunday by benching him. Tebow might have the most Fantasy appeal if he is named the starting quarterback because he did have some solid performances last season for Denver. However, wait to make a decision regarding your Fantasy roster until Ryan names a starter. There is no need to rush out and add any Jets quarterback at this time.
News: Jets quarterback Tim Tebow (ribs) was listed as inactive for the first time this season and will miss the team's Week 13 matchup against Arizona. Tebow, who was considered questionable for Sunday's game because of a lingering ribs issue, was active for Week 12, but did not take the field in a blowout loss to New England. Rookie Greg McElroy took his place as the backup quarterback to starter Mark Sanchez on Sunday.
Analysis: Tebow was injured at Seattle in Week 10, played three offensive snaps the following week at St. Louis and was active but didn't play Thanksgiving night against New England. Coach Rex Ryan said Tebow could have played, but the coach planned to put him in only in "an emergency." Regardless of his health, Tebow doesn't merit any Fantasy consideration at this point and should be ignored in all formats moving forward.
News: It appears Tim Tebow will be watching from the sideline again. And this time, the Jets backup quarterback might not even be in uniform. Tebow was listed as questionable for Week 13 against Arizona because of two broken ribs that limited him all week. Coach Rex Ryan wouldn't officially rule out Tebow, but it sounded unlikely he would play. "We're looking into it," Ryan said Friday. "He's been limited, really very limited in some of the snaps. He does take a few offensive snaps, but we're just tracking it. We'll see how he feels. Could it be a game-time decision? It could be."
Analysis: Tebow was injured at Seattle in Week 10, played three offensive snaps the following week at St. Louis and was active but didn't play Thanksgiving night against New England. Ryan said Tebow could have played, but the coach planned to put him in only in "an emergency." Tebow was a limited participant in practice throughout the past week. "I feel like I'm getting a little bit better every day," he said. "Obviously, I'd love to be out there doing everything, but they're trying to be smart, so just slowly progressing with things every day. It'll be up to coach and the docs." Regardless of his health, Tebow doesn't merit any Fantasy consideration at this point and should be ignored in all formats for Week 13.
News: Jets coach Rex Ryan defended his choice to keep quarterback Tim Tebow active for Week 12 against New England despite the backup being plagued by two broken ribs, the New York Post reports. Tebow, who reportedly suffered the injury during Week 10 against Seattle, did not play in Thursday's loss despite another poor performance from quarterback Mark Sanchez. "People have played with cracked ribs and all that, guys have played," Ryan said Friday. "It was told to me he could play and I wasn't going to play him unless it was an absolute emergency."
Analysis: After another loss Thursday crippled their faint playoff hopes, the Jets were under fire for the way they handled Tebow's injury. The team did not give him an MRI until last Tuesday, nine days after the injury apparently occurred. "I don't know the exact specifics of it. I'm not sure what showed the cracked ribs," Ryan said. "When I found out and I was talking to Tim, and he said he had sore ribs, I don't think he knew." Tebow has been held in check after his thrilling season a year ago and has not exceeded 30 yards from scrimmage in a game. He is not worth a roster spot in any Fantasy formats at this point.
News: Jets quarterback Tim Tebow was active and in uniform for Week 12 against the Patriots, but he never saw the field, despite Mark Sanchez struggling in a 49-19 loss. After the game, Tebow revealed that he suffered two fractured ribs in Week 10 against the Seahawks and has been trying to play through the injury.
Analysis: Tebow had been limited in practice at times over the last few weeks since suffering the injury, but he played a week ago and never gave any indication that the injury was serious. We will have to see if the injury is bad enough to keep Tebow out of the active lineup next week, as Sanchezs struggles continue. For now, Fantasy owners have little reason to think Tebow is going to make an impact moving forward, so ignore him in the vast majority of formats.
News: Jets quarterback Tim Tebow was in uniform for Week 12 against the Patriots Thursday, despite being listed on the injury report as questionable. He will suit up and serve in his usual backup role.
Analysis: The Jets made noise in the offseason by adding Tebow, but he has been completely silent all year long. Fantasy owners still hanging on to him should keep him in reserves in all Fantasy formats while he remains a non-factor.
News: Jets quarterback Tim Tebow is questionable to play in the Week 12 Thanksgiving game Thursday against New England. Tebow continues to deal with a ribs injury and played last week against St. Louis despite dealing with the issue.
Analysis: Tebow should be able to suit up for the Jets Week 12, though we're not sure how many snaps he'll see. At this rate, there doesn't seem to be any benefit for the Jets to use Tebow on offense. He has not produced more than 30 total yards in a game this season and he still has yet to record a touchdown, an area believed he would help New York after accounting for 18 total touchdowns with Denver last season. Fantasy owners should continue to ignore Tebow in all formats as long as he's serving as the backup to Mark Sanchez.
News: Jets quarterback Tim Tebow did not have a positive day during New York's 27-13 victory over St. Louis in Week 11 -- literally. Tebow lost six total yards on a pair of runs and his lone completion while continuing to work out of the wildcat package, which continues to draw criticism for its ineffectiveness. After the game, coach Rex Ryan said he had anticipated Tebow to have a larger role but changed the game plan because the Rams surprised them with different looks on defense. "And that kind of maybe shut him down a little more than we had originally planned," he said. "That was part of the reason you never saw a whole lot of him."
Analysis: At this rate, there doesn't seem to be any benefit for the Jets to use Tebow on offense. He has not produced more than 30 total yards in a game this season and he still has yet to record a touchdown, an area believed he would help New York after accounting for 18 total touchdowns with Denver last season. Fantasy owners should continue to ignore Tebow in all formats as long as he's serving as the backup to Mark Sanchez.
News: Jets quarterback Tim Tebow is active for Week 11 at St. Louis after dismissing a minor ribs issue that plagued him in practice last week. Tebow, who was listed as probable on the team's injury report, was a full participant in practice last week. He will again serve as the backup to New York starting quarterback Mark Sanchez.
Analysis: Tebow has had little impact through nine games, rushing 27 times for 92 yards and completing five of his six passes for 40 yards. He also has not scored with the Jets, and the wildcat package he was supposed to be such a large part of has been inconsistent and mostly ineffective. It's unlikely he receives a greater role against the Rams and he should continue to be left untouched in all Fantasy formats for now.
News: Jets coach Rex Ryan doesn't mind his players saying what's on their minds. Just as long as they put their names to the comments. An angry Ryan addressed his team earlier this week for some anonymous quotes by players and members of the organization ripping backup quarterback Tim Tebow in a newspaper report. "If you're not going to put your name to it, I think that's about as cowardly of a thing there is," he said. "I don't want to get into specifics of what I said, but I did address it with our football team." A report in the New York Daily News on Wednesday stated more than a dozen players and members of the Jets organization believe there's no chance Tebow could overtake Mark Sanchez for the starting quarterback job -- with one saying of the backup: "He's terrible." Tebow was listed as probable on the injury report after dealing with a ribs issue in practice.
Analysis: Tebow was acquired from Denver in a trade last March, with the Jets envisioning using the popular player in key spots on offense. Instead, he has had little impact through nine games, rushing 27 times for 92 yards and completing five of his six passes for 40 yards. Tebow also has not scored with the Jets, and the wildcat package he was supposed to be such a large part of has been inconsistent and mostly ineffective. It's unlikely he receives a greater role during Week 11 at St. Louis and he should continue to be left untouched in all Fantasy formats for now.
News: Jets quarterback Tim Tebow completed all three of his pass attempts for eight yards during New York's 28-7 loss at Seattle in Week 10. Tebow entered the game just 2 for 3 on pass attempts in his first eight games combined, but managed just a long gain of five yards Sunday. He also added 14 yards on four rushing attempts as he served as the Jets' backup running back when Bilal Powell was sidelined with an injury in the first half.
Analysis: Tebow continues to do most of his work in the team's wildcat package, but may have provided Jets coach Rex Ryan something to think about moving forward with his perfect outing. It wasn't a huge game, but he finished with a higher passer rating than starting quarterback Mark Sanchez, who completed just 9 of his 22 passes with no touchdowns and an interception. Ryan has been committed to Sanchez in the past, but with the losses piling up, he could shake up the lineup. For now, Tebow is not viewed as a worthwhile Fantasy option for Week 11 at St. Louis.
News: Earlier this week, Jets coach Rex Ryan said he wanted to provide a larger role for backup quarterback Tim Tebow in the team's offensive plans for Week 10 at Seattle. And the Seahawks are prepared for the challenge. "We have to expect that they are going to do more, just so were prepared and ready," coach Pete Carroll told the Tacoma News Tribune. "It doesnt mean that they will. They have a commitment in the way they are doing things. ... I wouldnt be surprised if they used him more."
Analysis: A season after rumbling for 660 yards as the starting quarterback of the Broncos, Tebow's production has plummeted this year as he's collected only 23 rushing attempts. He is averaging just 3.4 yards per carry while working out of the wildcat package for the Jets, which has produced limited results for the team, and no touchdowns for Fantasy owners. The Seahawks boasts one of the stingiest defenses in the NFL so Tebow should continue to be left out of lineups in all formats for Week 10.
News: The New York Daily News reports the Jaguars and Jets have not discussed a trade involving New York backup quarterback and Jacksonville native Tim Tebow, according to sources. It was reported late Tuesday night by a Jacksonville television station the Jaguars had inquired about Tebow. But the sources said no talks have taken place.
Analysis: The Jaguars pursued Tebow in March before he was dealt to New York because he felt he had a better chance at playing time, according to sources. Also, sources said the Jaguars made it clear Tebow wouldn't be given an opportunity to unseat Blaine Gabbert for the starting quarterback job. Tebow has managed only 54 snaps in the first half of the season, but on Monday coach Rex Ryan said he was going to look into more ways to get Tebow involved on offense. However, he will remain Mark Sanchez's backup and is right now more important to his real team than Fantasy owners. He is merely a reserve for the deepest of leagues. New York returns to action Week 10 at Seattle.
News: The Jets head into their bye 3-5 and coming off an embarrassing loss Week 8 against the Dolphins, but coach Rex Ryan said Monday no change at quarterback is coming. Mark Sanchez will remain the starter with Tim Tebow as his backup. Offensively, the problems arent one man, Ryan said, per the New York Daily News. If it was one man, that would be easy to do. But its not on one person. Sometimes, were accurate with the football (and) we drop some passes. Sometimes, the pass might not have been as accurate as we wanted it to be. Then theres times when our protection let us down. I think Mark gives us the best chance to win. Thats how I feel. Can Tim be successful? Yeah, absolutely. Well look at that as well. But in my opinion, Mark as the starting quarterback gives my football team the best chance to win.
Analysis: Tebow took only five offensive snaps Sunday. He has managed only 54 snaps in the first half of the season. Ryan speculated Tebow is probably frustrated by his limited role and said the coaching staff will examine how to use Tebow more effectively moving forward. I think well take a hard look at how were using him, what were asking him to do, Ryan said. Are there other things we can do with him? We will definitely look at that. It seems perhaps the Jets might use some more Wildcat plays in the second half, but the team isn't ready to replace Sanchez with Tebow on a full-time basis. Fantasy owners should leave Tebow on waivers in most formats. He is merely a reserve for the deepest of leagues. New York returns to action Week 10 at Seattle.
News: Jets quarterback Tim Tebow matched a season low with one carry and gained just two yards during New York's 30-9 loss to Miami in Week 8. Tebow was again used in an assortment of areas and was also on the field more during punt coverage than on offense. Tebow has now finished with less than 10 rushing yards in four of the team's right games while working mainly out of the wildcat package.
Analysis: Nearly seven months after the Jets traded for Tebow and then kept him on the sidelines for much of the first seven weeks of the season, the team has no plans to deal him prior to Tuesday's NFL trade deadline. According to the New York Daily News, the team will keep Tebow around, and coach Rex Ryan would like to get the backup more involved in the offense going forward. Fantasy owners should wait on his marginal production any longer and he belongs on waivers in all Fantasy formats heading into the teams' upcoming bye week. He is not a recommended option for Week 10 at Seattle.
News: It's been seven games in the Jets' experiment with quarterback Tim Tebow running the wildcat offense and so far the results have been fleeting. Tebow has gained just 76 yards, including a long run of 22 yards, on 22 carries for a meager average of 3.5 yards per attempts. However, New York remains confident in his ability entering Week 8 against Miami. "I think I have a pretty good feel on how to use him and how to use him best," offensive coordinator Tony Sparano told the New York Post. " I dont think Im still trying to figure that out. I was born on a day, but not yesterday. That one there, I figured that out. I feel like I have a good answer on how to use him best."
Analysis: Sparano did offer one small consolation of the offensive scheme run by Tebow, but that is unlikely to affect his status for Sunday's game. "Can I put him in more in some of those different situations? Sure. Im not going to sit here and tell you I cant do that," he said. Those different situations involve the passing game as Tebow has attempted just three passes this season. The Dolphins boast one of the best run defenses in the NFL and are giving up an average of 78.2 rushing yards per game this season. Tebow should remain out of all Fantasy lineups for Week 8.
News: Despite the team's expanding list of injured players in the backfield, Jets quarterback Tim Tebow continued to serve in a marginal role during a 29-26 overtime loss at New England in Week 7. Tebow managed just 12 yards on four carries, all of which came out of the wildcat package. He also failed to attempt a pass for the first time in his past four games as Mark Sanchez completed a quality 68.3 percent of his passes Sunday.
Analysis: With Bilal Powell and Joe McKnight nursing injuries, Jets coach Rex Ryan hinted that Tebow could receive some carries out of the backfield as a running back against the Patriots. It didn't happen as Tebow failed to surpass 20 yards for the fifth consecutive game and mustered a lowly average of 3.0 yards per carry. Fantasy owners shouldn't hold out much hope for Tebow at this point and leave him benched only in deeper formats.
News: The Jets could be down backup running backs Bilal Powell (shoulder) and Joe McKnight (ankle) to injuries Week 7 at New England, leaving the Jets thin at running back. One possible solution could be to use backup quarterback Tim Tebow as a backup running back. "That's a possibility and the thing about him being a football player, like we've always talked about, by playing quarterback he knows all the positions," coach Rex Ryan told reporters Thursday, per The Star-Ledger. "We can plug him in at running back we can plug him in at tight end or whatever. I think the answer is yes."
Analysis: It seems Ryan was just throwing out ideas Thursday. He seems more inclined to give Jonathan Grimes backup carries to Shonn Greene than use Tebow as a running back. Fullback Lex Hilliard might also be used as a power back over Tebow. It seems Ryan could have just given the media a sound byte and something to write about since Tebow is such a polarizing figure. Tebow will probably get most of his carries as a Wildcat quarterback Sunday against the Patriots. The Patriots are yielding an average of 24.6 Fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks this season, but Tebow doesn't earn enough playing time to make a difference. Keep him reserved only in deeper formats for Week 7.
News: Jets quarterback Tim Tebow has earned several distinctions during his short tenure with New York, including versatile, crafty and inconsistent, among other adjectives. But valuable? Patriots coach Bill Belichick seems to think so. "Hes a good runner, strong runner, very strong, good thrower, mobile in the pocket, smart player, can do a lot of different things, has different option plays and things like that," Belichick said Tuesday as the two teams prepare for their Week 7 clash. "In addition to some of the quarterbacking things, hes done a lot of other things for the Jets. Of course hes a valuable guy. Theres no doubt about that."
Analysis: Tebow has hardly made a major contribution on offense for the Jets this season as he has attempted just three passes and netted his longest completion during Week 6 on a fake punt. Most of his time is spent running out of the team's wildcat package which has resulted in 64 yards on 18 carries. "He doesnt always line up at quarterback when hes in there on offense, so you have to be ready to deal with him in other positions as well," Belichick said. The Patriots are yielding an average of 24.6 Fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks this season, but Tebow doesn't earn enough playing time to make a difference. Keep him reserved only in deeper formats for Week 7.
News: Jets quarterback Tim Tebow accounted for 30 total yards, including a season-high 23 passing yards, during New York's 35-9 win over Indianapolis in Week 6. Tebow also gained seven yards on four carries as he continued to serve under center in the Jets' wildcat formation. His lone attempt came on a fake punt as he connected with linebacker Nick Bellore on a 23-yard strike for a first down.
Analysis: Tebow continues to receive extended work for New York as the season progresses and has now attempted a pass in three straight games. But he continues to be limited on the ground and has not crossed the 20-yard threshold since the season opener against Buffalo. The Jets provided him a carry near the goal line, but he was stopped short of the end zone. He remains a low-end option for deeper Fantasy formats heading into Week 7 at New England.
News: Wildcat quarterback. Slot receiver. Backfield decoy. Special teams coverage. Tim Tebow has covered a wide scope of assignments in his first season with the Jets, but has yet to stake a firm claim in his natural position at quarterback. That is unlikely to change in Week 6 against Indianapolis -- at least at the start of the game -- as coach Rex Ryan continued to entrust Mark Sanchez as the team's starting quarterback. Tebow has completed just 1 of 2 passes this season for a total of nine yards.
Analysis: Tebow was expected to receive more responsibility in the Jets' offense last Monday against Houston, but only matched a season-high with five rushing attempts for 19 yards. However, he did attempt a pass for the second straight week and the chatter for him to take over for Sanchez is growing louder as the latter has totaled five interceptions and two touchdown passes over his past three games. At this point, Ryan has no plans to make a switch and Tebow will continue to serve in a variety of positions. He should be left on the bench in all Fantasy formats for Week 6.
News: Jets quarterback Tim Tebow saw an increased role in Week 5 against the Texans but again put up minimal production. He carried the ball five times for 19 yards and missed on his lone passing attempt in the 23-17 loss. Tebow had a long run of 13 and averaged 3.8 yards per rush. He threw deep on his only pass but wideout Jason Hill had the ball knocked away from him.
Analysis: The fans in New York were clamoring for Tebow on Monday night but the Jets continued to roll with Mark Sanchez for the mostpart. Things could change if the offense doesn't pick things up soon, however, so keep an eye on the situation going forward. Tebow proved in his days in Denver that he can be a viable option in Fantasy but heading into Week 6 against the Colts, continue to ignore him in all but the deepest of formats.
News: Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reported Sunday that Jets backup quarterback Tim Tebow has seen more practice time this week and will be used "a lot more" in Week 5 against the Texans. New York has already lost Santonio Holmes (foot) for the season and will likely be with Dustin Keller (hamstring) and Stephen Hill (hamstring) for Monday's contest.
Analysis: Tebow remains the backup to Mark Sanchez in New York but with the offense struggling of late, it looks as though he will see his role increase in Week 5. The 25-year-old showed in his days with Denver that he can move the ball so owners should keep an eye on how he is used Monday night. Tebow is not the best of plays for Week 5 but would have more value if he takes over the starting job from Sanchez at some point.
News: The Jets announced Monday that Mark Sanchez will remain the starting quarterback in New York so Tim Tebow enters Week 5 against the Texans as the backup once again. Houston ranks second in the league in pass defense, giving up under 183 yards per game, and 11th against the run. They have also held opposing quarterbacks to an average of 12 Fantasy points.
Analysis: Tebow attempted his first pass of the season a week ago and completed it for 9 yards. He has served in several roles for the Jets in his first year in New York and could be one more bad performance from Sanchez away from adding starting quarterback to that list. The Jets will likely have more success running the ball than throwing it in Week 5, which means Tebow could see some touches, but the 25-year-old should remain reserved in the majority of Fantasy formats at this point.
News: After three weeks confined to the running game, Jets quarterback Tim Tebow attempted his first pass during New York's 34-0 loss to San Francisco in Week 4. Tebow guided a short throw over the middle to tight end Dedrick Epps, who was upended immediately by defensive back Dashon Goldson as the ball came loose and the 49ers recovered. It was his only pass of the game and went for nine yards.
Analysis: Despite the lone attempt, Tebow was used mainly in the running game as he took two carries, but failed to produce any yards. He also was used as a blocker when the ball when to other running backs, further cementing his trivial job role with the Jets. But he could be thrust into a starting role as quarterback Mark Sanchez completed less than 50 percent of his passes for the third straight game. Fantasy owners should monitor the Jets' quarterback situation, but neither player is a worthwhile option heading into Week 5 against Houston on Monday.
News:Tim Tebow has hardly served as a quarterback in his first three games with the Jets this season. Instead, he has mainly lined up in the wildcat format for New York or as a slot receiver, which has added another dimension as a decoy. Tebow has yet to throw a pass this season and is entering the Jets' Week 4 matchup against San Francisco with 38 yards on seven carries. "Ill just try to be ready whenever my numbers called and try to help the team," he told the New York Post. "We want to be able to posses the ball and if thats something they ask me to help with, Ill be excited."
Analysis: Tebow has hardly made an impression on the stat sheet since coming over in an offseason trade with Denver, but his role as decoy has confused opponents and created puzzling situations for defense. But that doesn't necessarily help Fantasy owners and he is beginning to be dropped in some CBSSports.com standard leagues. Tebow will also be bumped further down the rushing ladder with the emergence of running back Bilal out of the backfield. Tebow should continue to be reserved only in deeper Fantasy formats during Week 4.
News: Jets quarterback Tim Tebow failed to register any positive yardage during New York's 23-20 overtime victory over Miami in Week 3. Tebow again lined up as the quarterback in the Jets' wildcat package, but was reduced to zero yards on two carries with a long gain of only five yards. He also lined up as a slot receiver on several plays and was the unfortunate victim of a pass from Mark Sanchez that bounced off his helmet.
Analysis: Even with the inadvertent, though humorous, pass of his helmet, Tebow continues to be a part of the Jets' offense. Or at least their plans as his effectiveness has been questionable. Tebow has now tallied just 33 rushing yards on eight carries and has not come close to the end zone. Plus, he has yet to attempt a pass under center. Fantasy owners should leave him on the bench only in formats that require two quarterbacks.
News: Jets quarterbacks coach Matt Cavanaugh has worked with several signal-callers over the years. None have been anything like Tim Tebow. "It's been a learning experience for me," Cavanaugh said Thursday. "Being around Tim and hearing about some of the other things he's done and what he's capable of doing, it's pretty exciting." Cavanaugh, a former NFL backup quarterback, used a version of the wildcat at times with current Eagles running back LeSean McCoy when the coach was the offensive coordinator at the University of Pittsburgh from 2005-08. Tebow is working in that scheme this season, but has tallied just 33 yards on six attempts.
Analysis: Tebow's effectiveness has been minimized early this season, but he could be poised for an expanded role during Week 3 against Miami, current Jets offensive coordinator Tony Sparano's former team. He seems to be working exclusively in rushing sets as Tebow has yet to attempt a pass with his new club. The Dolphins are permitting an average of 53 rushing yards per game this season, which could further stunt Tebow's progress. Fantasy owners should continue to leave him benched in all formats for Week 3 against the Dolphins.
News: Jets quarterback Tim Tebow picked up 22 yards on his only rushing attempt during New York's 27-10 loss at Pittsburgh in Week 2. Tebow also lined up under center for three straight plays at one point, but handed it off to the running back. As a team, the Jets managed just 90 rushing yards on 22 carries and were stuffed often in the backfield. "We can't get negative plays, it always hurts when you do," Tebow said. "I felt like we had things rolling for a little ... but it's a game of momentum. When you lose it, it's hard to get it back."
Analysis: Tebow continues to be stifled through two games with his new team and has yet to attempt a pass as a member of the Jets. And it appears his first attempt is unlikely to come anytime soon as New York kept Sanchez under center with the game well out of reach. Tebow was expected to receive some goal-line work for the Jets, but that also seems uncertain as New York has struggled to march deep into opponents' side of the field. Fantasy owners should continue to leave Tebow on the bench in deeper formats heading into Week 3 at Miami.
News: For at least one week, Tim Tebow received the notoriety of a backup quarterback. Tebow, perhaps the league's most popular reserve quarterback, was on the field for nine plays on offense, including two in the much-hyped wildcat package, during the Jets' season-opening rout of Buffalo last Sunday. "After a little bit, we didn't show too much," Tebow said. "We were able to get in there and have some efficient plays. Obviously, we would've liked to break one open, but I think it'll continue to develop." Meanwhile, New York starter Mark Sanchez accounted for three touchdown passes and was not sacked once.
Analysis: How the Jets aimed to use Tebow was the team's biggest mystery entering the season, with coach Rex Ryan and offensive coordinator Tony Sparano keeping schemes mostly under wraps. But Tebow's totals against the Bills were underwhelming -- five carries for 11 yards and no pass attempts -- and the wildcat wasn't nearly the secret weapon that Ryan had alluded to in recent weeks. While it's too early to dismiss Tebow in the Jets' offensive plans, Fantasy owners shouldn't rely on him for much scoring production, including against a tough Week 2 opponent in Pittsburgh. Leave him on the bench in all formats at this point while he develops his niche with the Jets.
News: The highly anticipated Jets debut of quarterback Tim Tebow came and went without much fanfare during New York's 48-28 win over Buffalo in Week 1 on Sunday. After being kept secret from opponents during the postseason, Tebow lined up in the Wildcat formation five times against the prepared Bills and generated just 11 yards, including a long gain of four yards. His average of 2.2 yards per carry ranked last among the Jets' rushers. Tebow did not attempt a pass as Mark Sanchez quieted some early skepticism with 266 passing yards and three touchdowns.
Analysis: Tebow was actually on the field at the same time as Sanchez during the first play of the game as he lined up as a slot receiver. Three plays later, Tebow took the snap with Sanchez lined up at wide receiver and handed to Joe McKnight for a 3-yard run. But the highlight of his otherwise quiet day came when he recovered a late onside kick by Buffalo in the fourth quarter. Unless an injury takes down Sanchez, this is likely the extent of Tebow's playing time on a weekly basis. Fantasy owners should not worry about him in most formats at this point.
News:Tim Tebow will get playing time at the quarterback position after all. Jets coach Rex Ryan said Monday the team plans to use versatile -- and much-discussed -- backup Tim Tebow extensively in the Wildcat offense during Sunday's Week 1 matchup against Buffalo. New York did not run any plays in the tricky offensive scheme during the preseason. "I think were all excited to see some Wildcat plays," Ryan told the New York Post. "Were just trying to field a good football team any way possible. I said from Day 1, I thought Tim was a good football player."
Analysis: Tebow has probably earned more notoriety than any backup quarterback in league history, and it's not even for his arm. Curious onlookers, including some Fantasy owners, have wondered how the Jets would utilize the bruising 25-year-old since he was acquired in a trade from Denver last March. One position he will not serve in: starting quarterback as the Jets seems comfortable with Mark Sanchez, who is entering his fourth NFL season. Tebow did scramble for 660 yards and six touchdowns on the ground last year and could be used close to the goal line for New York. But his Fantasy value remains limited because of his varying time on the field even against the Bills, who surrendered 19 rushing scores last year. Tebow is not a recommended Fantasy option for Week 1.
News: Jets owner Woody Johnson praised backup quarterback Tim Tebow Wednesday night, saying that, "I think you can never have too much Tebow." The statement was in response to Johnson being asked, according to the New York Daily News, whether the answer to the Jets' preseason struggles lies in "more Tebow or less Tebow."
Analysis: Of course, since nothing surrounding Tebow can ever be normal, Johnson offered his support from the Republican National Convention on business network CNBC. Tebow was officially named the backup to Mark Sanchez on Wednesday, a move that was wholly expected and did nothing to help clarify his value. Even the Daily News referred to him as a, "backup quarterback/personal punt protector/situational kick returner." Tebow currently has an ADP of 164.8, and is being taken in drafts ahead of Taiwan Jones and Jerome Simpson, while going after David Nelson and Isaiah Pead. He makes for an intriguing late-round pick in deeper leagues, because of his possible role -- and ensuing touchdowns -- in an as-yet-unseen Wildcat scheme, but he should probably be left on the waiver wire in most standard formats.
News: Jets quarterback Tim Tebow finished 5 of 14 for 69 yards passing during a 26-3 loss to the Giants in the team's second preseason game Saturday. Tebow played the entire second half after taking over for starter Mark Sanchez and posted a meager 52.4 QB rating. The mark was just slightly better than Sanchez's rating of 51.1 as the Jets failed to score a touchdown for the second straight exhibition game. Tebow also gained 5 yards on two carries as he was sacked four times by the Giants' furious pass rush that harassed both quarterbacks throughout the night.
Analysis: Tebow surged after halftime and completed his first four passes before quickly unraveling. The 25-year-old, who misfired on just four of his passes during his Jets debut last Friday at Cincinnati, seemed unnerved at times and under-threw what appeared to be an easy touchdown to wide-open receiver Stephen Hill in the end zone. Tebow has already accounted for one interception in the preseason and will undoubtedly start the regular season as the backup quarterback. At this point, Fantasy owners shouldn't plan on selecting Tebow in the majority of drafts and leave him to be plucked off the waiver wire.
News: Although he led the offense to a field goal in the game's opening drive, Jets quarterback Tim Tebow finished his night with an interception during Friday's preseason opener against the Bengals. Tebow took over for Mark Sanchez in the second quarter and completed 4 for 8 passes for 27 yards and one interception. he had a lowly 18.2 quarterback rating. Tebow also rushed for 34 yards on four carries on the night and averaged 8.5 yards a carry.
Analysis: While Mark Sanchez failed to lead the team in a scoring drive, Tebow's first series resulted in three points. Despite that, Tebow looked like the quarterback of old and really struggled to complete some easy passes. On the ground he was effective as usual, three of his four scrambles resulted in 10 yards or more. The only chance Tebow will have to become Fantasy relevant is if Sanchez struggles or gets hurt. Don't plan on drafting Tebow in the majority of leagues, but he could be someone to add off the waiver wire much like what happened to him during his first two years with the Broncos.
News: The Jets provided a glimpse into their plan for Tim Tebow on offense Thursday, as the backup quarterback ran for two touchdowns and threw for another to Josh Baker in a four-play sequence that had the crowd at SUNY Cortland fired up. On one wildcat-style play, Tebow took a snap from the shotgun, quickly faked a handoff to Joe McKnight and zipped into the end zone nearly untouched. Tebow had previously only been used in regular plays and as the punt protector on special teams. Tebow says it "looks like there's gadgets and gizmos," but it's more of a "power play" that can stretch defenses.
Analysis: Also Thursday, Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez said he's fine with Tebow working at the goal line if it means wins for the Jets. Fantasy owners will get miffed with either quarterback this year if they use them as starters because they'll take away from each other. Because they'll split time, neither one is worth drafting in standard Fantasy play.
News: Citing a team source, ESPN says Tim Tebow will replace Mark Sanchez as the Jets' quarterback when the team gets the ball inside the 20-yard line this season. Tebow can then be a factor as a rusher, passer and blocker when the Jets are looking for a touchdown.
Analysis: Tebow has said he'll embrace any role the Jets give him but after leading the Broncos to the divisional playoffs last season it's clear he wants to throw. The only chance Tebow will have to become Fantasy relevant is if Sanchez struggles or gets hurt. Don't plan on drafting Tebow in the majority of leagues, but he could be someone to add off the waiver wire much like what happened to him during his first two years with the Broncos.
News: The New York Daily News reports that Mark Sanchez is the Jets' top quarterback on their depth chart and will remain there between now and the start of the season. Tim Tebow, who the Jets acquired this offseason, will be his backup with Greg McElroy the third-string option.
Analysis: Tebow has done most of his offseason work with the Jets' offense along with a smattering of special-teams snaps. The quarterback said he'll embrace any role the Jets give him but after leading the Broncos to the divisional playoffs last season it's clear he wants to throw. The only chance Tebow will have to become Fantasy relevant is if Sanchez struggles or gets hurt. Don't plan on drafting Tebow in the majority of leagues, but he could be someone to add off the waiver wire much like what happened to him during his first two years with the Broncos.
News: Jets coach Rex Ryan says backup quarterback Tim Tebow will take snaps only with the second-team offense during the team's three-day minicamp. Mark Sanchez, whom the team has repeatedly insisted is the Jets' undisputed starter, will run the first-string offense throughout the practices. Ryan, who spoke before the Jets' first minicamp session Tuesday, eliminated any early suspense or speculation about whether Tebow could make a potential run at Sanchez's starting job. Tebow, acquired from Denver in March, is expected to serve in a variety of roles for the Jets this season, including running the team's wildcat-style offense and serving as a punt protector on special teams.
Analysis: Tebow will have minimal Fantasy value coming into the season as long as Sanchez is healthy. The only chance Tebow will have to become Fantasy relevant is if Sanchez struggles or gets hurt. Don't plan on drafting Tebow in the majority of leagues, but he could be someone to add off the waiver wire much like what happened to him during his first two years with the Broncos.
News: When the Jets acquired Tim Tebow, they said they'd find a number of ways to use him. One of those ways: A protector on punts. That's where Tebow practiced on Thursday as part of the team's OTA. He did work at quarterback and didn't look so hot. But coach Rex Ryan thinks Tebow will change how defenses play against their punt team. "They're going to line up, and they're going to come after Tebow," Ryan said. "What he can help us with, being that personal protector on the punt team, is 'Are you sure you really want to rush that punt?' If it is fourth-and-6 or 7, are you sure you really want to rush it, because we may fake it. ... Tim gives you that inside running presence, outside running presence, he can throw it. And -- by the way -- he'll run. He's a football player, we said it a long time ago. This guy is an excellent football player, a great competitor, and I have a feeling he'll run down and tackle somebody."
Analysis: The Jets are going to try and get Tebow acclimated to many positions including several on offense besides part-time quarterback. But until it's clear that he'll participate on a number of plays each week, he's not going to be worth the risk of using or owning in Fantasy.
News: Jets quarterback Tim Tebow spoke with the media this week, disclosing that he has only practiced thus far at quarterback and that "they haven't told me anything" about playing special teams. Tebow joined the Jets earlier this offseason and is expected to be used as a part-time player primarily at quarterback. "Right now, (the priority is) going out there and trying to learn the offense first and foremost, being able to manage the offense, being able to run the offense, and try to improve every single day," he said. "My fundamentals, my mechanics, all the things I'm working with with coach (Cavanaugh) and coach Sparano, that's my focus every day."
Analysis: After the initial chatter about Tebow playing fullback, H-back, tight end and protector on punts, it sounds like the Jets are aiming to get Tebow settled in at quarterback first. If it comes to pass that the Jets give Tebow a chance to earn the starting job in training camp, then he'll re-enter the Fantasy landscape as a potential No. 2 quarterback in standard leagues. Until then, figure he'll be used sparingly from game to game and only be worth a late draft pick in leagues that start multiple quarterbacks. Right now, no Jets quarterback is worth starting in Fantasy.
News: Jets offensive coordinator Tony Sparano didn't say much about how the team would use Tim Tebow in 2012, but he did say that it's not all about the Wildcat. Confirming Rex Ryan's statement that Tebow's playing time could be anywhere from one to 20 plays, Sparano was coy on the topic of what Tebow would specifically do. "If we decide to go down that road, the element of being able to throw the football out of that brings a complete different dynamic into the picture here," Sparano said. "Whether we run Wildcat, or a version of, or something else, I'm not going to tie myself down to just one thing."
Analysis: The Tebow press clippings continue to roll in: One week it's a receiver saying he throws harder than Mark Sanchez, the next it's that Tebow will play on special teams. If it comes to pass that the Jets give Tebow a chance to earn the starting job in training camp, then he'll re-enter the Fantasy landscape as a potential No. 2 quarterback in standard leagues. Until then, figure he'll be used sparingly from game to game and only be worth a late draft pick in leagues that start multiple quarterbacks. Right now, no Jets quarterback is worth starting in Fantasy.
News: Jets second-year receiver Jeremy Kerley was quick to praise new quarterback Tim Tebow on Tuesday, telling the Newark Star-Ledger that Tebow's passes are stronger than Sanchez's, more accurate than Sanchez's and have "a lot" more velocity than Sanchez's. Kerley caught 29 passes for 314 yards from Sanchez last season. "(Tebow's) ball comes out a little bit stronger, but he's accurate, he's more accurate than what I thought he was going to be. ... No dis to Mark, he brings it, man."
Analysis: We're going to hear a lot about Tebow between now and the start of the season, but these comments from Kerley should be taken with a grain of salt since they were probably playing catch in shorts and certainly not working in a full-scale scrimmage. Earlier this week we learned that the Jets want Tebow to not only be a part-time quarterback but also a protector for the punter on punts! If it comes to pass that the Jets give Tebow a chance to earn the starting job in training camp, then he'll re-enter the Fantasy landscape as a potential No. 2 quarterback in standard leagues. Until then, figure he'll be used sparingly from game to game and only be worth a late draft pick in leagues that start multiple quarterbacks. Right now, no Jets quarterback is worth starting in Fantasy.
News: ESPN reports that the Jets have told Tim Tebow to be ready to work on special teams as a protector for the punter. The thinking here is that the Jets can not only get a good blocker in Tebow working in front of the punter, but they can also sprinkle in surprise run and pass plays with him back there. Tebow might also be used as an H-Back, a fullback and a running back in addition to being a part-time Wildcat quarterback.
Analysis: The positive spin is that Tebow could stay involved in a number of ways, giving him the chance to put up stats in the process. The negative spin is that Tebow could be limited to these small part-time roles and as a result the stats he puts up won't be significant. What's more, any extra work he does outside of playing quarterback could open him up to some small (or large) injuries. There's a lot of unknown with Tebow heading into 2012, which the Jets particularly like but Fantasy owners don't care for. Once he starts getting regular playing time, then he can be considered a legitimate Fantasy option once again.
News: According to ESPN.com, there will be the Mark Sanchez offense, and there will be the Tim Tebow offense in 2012, but it appears like Sanchez will remain the starter. At least that's the initial approach with the Jets starting their offseason workouts Monday. "Its like were going to be two separate teams, but as far as I know, Mark is still going to be our guy," left guard Matt Slauson said Monday night. Tebow, the No. 2 quarterback, will be used in the wildcat. The Jets have been saying that since he arrived last month in a trade from Denver. But they have other plans, as well. He will be used as an H-Back, a fullback and as a running back. Coach Rex Ryan stunned many at the recent league meetings when he told reporters that Tebow could be used up to 20 plays per game. Consider that the Jets have averaged 66 plays per game in Sanchez's three seasons as the starter. Also consider this: In offensive coordinator Tony Sparano's three-plus seasons as the Dolphins' coach, they used the wildcat only 3.7 plays per game. The Jets, with Brad Smith running the wildcat in 2010, used it only 2.7 plays per game.
Analysis: Tebow will have the ability to score in multiple ways, but his lack of consistent playing time will hurt his value. He should only be considered a No. 2 Fantasy quarterback in deeper leagues, and he is not worth drafting in most formats since Sanchez should remain the starter. If Tebow does somehow take over the starting job then his value will rise, but he needs to be on the field for more than 20 plays to help Fantasy owners in the majority of leagues.
News: Jets head coach Rex Ryan didn't back down at all about his love for new quarterback Tim Tebow. While fully admitting that Mark Sanchez would be his starter, Ryan said again Tuesday at the NFL Annual Meeting that he envisions Tebow playing as many as 20 snaps a game as the "perfect" Wildcat quarterback. Ryan also touted offensive coordinator Tony Sparano as a "one of the most creative guys I've been around" and believes Sparano will find ways for Tebow to work in the offense. Ryan didn't give any further details on Tebow's role(s) in the offense (he called him a "football player" while calling Mark Sanchez "a quarterback") but did say that Sanchez and Tebow won't rotate snaps. Everything else will be a surprise. "I feel better about our quarterback situation than I ever have since I've been here," said Ryan. While the Jets have been adamant about Mark Sanchez being the team's starting quarterback, they're also not shy about their excitement for quarterback Tim Tebow. The team held a press conference for him Monday, where Tebow said he's "a football player first" and be willing to do whatever is asked of him. Head coach Rex Ryan told reporters at the NFL Annual Meeting that he sees Tebow being used in a number of ways, including as a Wildcat quarterback, potentially up to 20 times per game. "I have had time to spend with coach Ryan and [my role] has to with how well it works, how it does in practice. Obviously you're not going to put something out there if it's not executed and not running well. So I think it really matters how well we do and how well I can pick everything up and how well we're doing. My goal is to go out there and try to execute as well as I possibly can and improve every single day and really feel comfortable with my role and try to expand that role by going out there and competing and playing well."
Analysis: New Jets offense coordinator Tony Sparano brought the Wildcat into the league in 2008 with great success but it floundered since. Sparano and Tebow worked a little bit together in the past (the 2010 Senior Bowl), and surely the Jets will get creative with Tebow, but it sounds like his playing time will be limited and unpredictable. He shouldn't be taken in standard formats; he's fine with a late pick in leagues that start multiple quarterbacks.
News: While the Jets have been adamant about Mark Sanchez being the team's starting quarterback, they're also not shy about their excitement for quarterback Tim Tebow. The team held a press conference for him Monday, where Tebow said he's "a football player first" and be willing to do whatever is asked of him. Head coach Rex Ryan told reporters at the NFL Annual Meeting that he sees Tebow being used in a number of ways, including as a Wildcat quarterback, potentially up to 20 times per game. "I have had time to spend with coach Ryan and [my role] has to with how well it works, how it does in practice. Obviously you're not going to put something out there if it's not executed and not running well. So I think it really matters how well we do and how well I can pick everything up and how well we're doing. My goal is to go out there and try to execute as well as I possibly can and improve every single day and really feel comfortable with my role and try to expand that role by going out there and competing and playing well."
Analysis: New Jets offense coordinator Tony Sparano brought the Wildcat into the league in 2008 with great success but it has floundered since. Sparano and Tebow worked a little bit together in the past (the 2010 Senior Bowl), so their familiarity from then might help here. Sparano might even get creative with how to use Tebow, especially if he has some ideas following their time together. Ultimately Tebow's playing time isn't expected to be plentiful on a regular basis, which will mean his production will be up and down. He shouldn't be taken in standard formats; he's fine with a late pick in leagues that start multiple quarterbacks.
News: After a few hours of putting the deal on hold, the Broncos and Jets have agreed to the trade that was originally announced earlier on Wednesday. New York is sending a fourth- and sixth-round pick to the Broncos for quarterback Tim Tebow and a seventh-round pick. The Jets also agreed to pay half of the $5 million owed to Tebow, which was the hang-up in the trade before, according to ESPN.com. The Broncos acquired Peyton Manning earlier this week, opening the door for the team to deal their young passer. Tebow led the Broncos to the playoffs in 2011, totaling 1,729 passing yards, 12 touchdowns, 660 rush yards and six touchdowns with six interceptions and six fumbles lost in 11 starts. "We have a vision for the player, we have a role for the player," general manager Mike Tannenbaum said, speaking specifically to using Tebow in the Wildcat package.
Analysis: Did the Jets bring in Tebow to compete with Mark Sanchez? Did they bring him in run the Wildcat formation that Tony Sparano used in Miami (he's now the Jets offensive coordinator)? Did they bring him in for publicity and merchandise sales? How about all of the above?! Tebow might push for the starting job but until he can jump Sanchez on the Jets' depth chart, he's not worth considering in Fantasy drafts even though he might play a few snaps every week.
News: After the Jets agreed in principle to a trade that would send fourth- and sixth-round picks to the Broncos for quarterback Tim Tebow and a seventh-round pick, the trade is in jeopardy of falling apart. The snag involves Tebow's contract, which calls for the Broncos to get $5 million in money they paid for Tebow already. The Jets reportedly agreed to the deal before understanding Tebow's contract and now do not want to pay. The Broncos acquired Peyton Manning earlier this week, opening the door for the team to deal their young passer. Tebow led the Broncos to the playoffs in 2011, totaling 1,729 passing yards, 12 touchdowns, 660 rush yards and six touchdowns with six interceptions and six fumbles lost in 11 starts.
Analysis: If Tebow indeed goes to the Jets, he might be used in subpackages, or he might push Mark Sanchez for the starting job. But until Tebow jumps Sanchez on the Jets' depth chart, he's not worth considering in Fantasy drafts. We'll see what team he winds up on.
News: The Jets have traded fourth- and sixth-round picks to the Broncos for quarterback Tim Tebow and a seventh-round pick. The Broncos acquired Peyton Manning earlier this week, opening the door for the team to deal their young passer. Tebow led the Broncos to the playoffs in 2011, totaling 1,729 passing yards, 12 touchdowns, 660 rush yards and six touchdowns with six interceptions and six fumbles lost in 11 starts.
Analysis: Did the Jets bring in Tebow to compete with Mark Sanchez? Did they bring him in run the Wildcat formation that Tony Sparano used in Miami (he's now the Jets offensive coordinator)? Did they bring him in for publicity and merchandise sale? How about all of the above? Unless Tebow can jump Sanchez on the Jets' depth chart, he's not worth considering in Fantasy drafts.
News: Now that the dust has settled on Peyton Manning in Denver, it's become increasingly clear that the Broncos will trade quarterback Tim Tebow, and it could happen in the very near future. A report from WKMG-AM, citing sources close to Tebow, says the third-year passer could be traded to the Jets or Jaguars before the end of the week. The Florida Times-Union reports that the Jaguars have had internal discussions about Tebow but have not had any formal talks with his representatives. Other teams reportedly in the mix for Tebow include the Patriots and Packers. The Dolphins are reportedly not interested, and a mystery team is also believed to have interest. Tebow led the Broncos to the playoffs in 2011, totaling 1,729 passing yards, 12 touchdowns, 660 rush yards and six touchdowns with six interceptions and six fumbles lost in 11 starts.
Analysis: We can think of a number of teams (Bills and Eagles, to name two) that might be interested in having Tebow as a backup and occasional player, potentially at a position other than quarterback. The reality is that Tebow would be worth a late-round pick if he ends up starting for a new team. But if he's backing up someone else and playing sparingly, he won't be worth picking up at all. We'll see what happens next.
News: CBSSports.com National NFL Insider Mike Freeman reports that the Broncos will attempt to trade quarterback Tim Tebow once they sign free-agent quarterback Peyton Manning to a contract. CBS4 in Denver reports that at least three teams are interested in him. Tebow led the Broncos to the playoffs in 2011, totaling 1,729 passing yards, 12 touchdowns, 660 rush yards and six touchdowns with six interceptions and six fumbles lost in 11 starts.
Analysis: Tebow's future is very much in the air -- a team looking to make a splash like the Jaguars or Dolphins could make a move for the quarterback. The Patriots might even make some sense as the coach who drafted Tebow (Josh McDaniels) is there. If Tebow ends up starting, he'll be worth drafting late as a No. 2 Fantasy QB. If Tebow ends up on the bench, then he won't be worth drafting. We'll keep you posted.
News: Broncos head coach John Fox made two things clear: That Tebow will enter training camp as the team's starter, and that the Broncos will add some quarterbacks. "Numbers wise that's accurate," Fox told the Denver Post. "Who, what, where, when, what market it's still way too early how we get those quarterbacks." Tebow has been working on his mechanics in Los Angeles with UCLA offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone. Fox admitted that Tebow needs work but that he'll have the job at the start of camp after leading the Broncos to the playoffs in 2011.
Analysis: The Broncos only have Tebow and little-used Adam Weber on the roster, so it's obviously in their best interests to add some depth there. Speculation suggests that Vince Young might be a fit for the Broncos as he can run an offense similar to what Tebow will run. We'll see, but for now consider Tebow a trendy No. 2 Fantasy QB worth a pick starting in Round 8. When he has a favorable matchup he'll be worth considering.
News: Broncos QB Tim Tebow has been working with UCLA offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone on improving his throwing mechanics, ESPN reports. Mazzone, a career offensive-minded coach, has worked with a number of quarterbacks in the past including Philip Rivers. "He just came out here to throw and work on a few things and see if we can just become a little more efficient in what he's doing," Mazzone said. "Throwing motion, footwork, everything I work on with all my quarterbacks." Broncos executive vice president of football operations John Elway also reiterated to the Denver Post that Tebow will be the starting quarterback entering training camp. "No question, he's our starter going in," Elway said. "But competition will be good for everybody, at every position."
Analysis: The point of the work, Mazzone said, is to make Tebow more efficient in his movement. If it works, Tebow could have a quicker release and potentially could improve on his accuracy, which was a pretty sizable issue in 2011. He should open the 2012 season as the starter but he should be drafted as a high-end No. 2 Fantasy QB. Expect him to get picked starting in Round 8, and he can be considered a starter when the matchup is right.
News:Tim Tebow is expected to make a full recovery, without surgery, from rib, lung and chest injuries he sustained in the Broncos' loss at New England in an AFC divisional playoff game last weekend. ESPN first reported Wednesday that Tebow got hurt on a third-quarter tackle during Denver's 45-10 loss, then had trouble sleeping because of the pain and underwent an MRI on his chest Monday. According to the report, Tebow tore cartilage on his first rib, bruised his lung and had fluid buildup in the plural space of his chest. Team spokesman Patrick Smyth said that while he couldn't confirm the exact extent or nature of the injuries due to team policy, he acknowledged that Tebow finished the game in considerable pain. The injuries aren't expected to interfere with Tebow's offseason training program.
Analysis: Broncos chief of football operations John Elway proclaimed Tebow the incumbent starter at a season-ending news conference Monday, but Tebow said Tuesday that he's not treating his offseason any differently, saying he'll do what it takes to get better. He should open the 2012 season as the starter but he should be drafted as a high-end No. 2 Fantasy QB. Expect him to get picked starting in Round 8, and he can be considered a starter when the matchup is right.
News: Denver Broncos executive vice president John Elway said Monday that QB Tim Tebow "has earned the right to be the starter going into training camp next year." Elway, speaking at the team's season-ending news conference, sought to curb the circus thats sure to surround Tebow this offseason by declaring him the incumbent quarterback for 2012. Elway said Tebow must improve to get Denver where it needs to be in the passing game after he completed just 46.5 percent of his attempts this past season. "I think he'll make those improvements, said Elway, who added he will help assist in his mechanics.
Analysis: Tebow took over a 1-4 team in October and guided the Broncos to their first playoff berth since 2005. His 80-yard TD toss on the first play of overtime beat Pittsburgh in the wild-card round before Denver lost at New England on Saturday. Tebow is the Broncos only quarterback under contract for 2012. The 24-year-old is a proven winner, but can be a frighteningly inconsistent Fantasy contributor -- especially with his arm. Fantasy owners should target Tebow in the late middle rounds of drafts heading into next season.
News: Denver QB Tim Tebow had a rough outing in New England on Saturday as the Broncos lost to the Patriots, 45-10. "We just weren't able to get it going," Tebow said. He finished with 136 yards passing with no touchdowns and no interceptions. Tebow was sacked five times, one leading to a fumble. The Patriots also held Tebow in check on the ground as he ran for just 13 yards on five carries.
Analysis: Tebow became the starter for a team that was 1-4 and won seven of the next eight games, before losing the last three to finish the regular season at 8-8. "I was really proud of what he showed and where he brought this football team," Denver coach John Fox said. "We're a work in progress." Now Fantasy owners will have to wait to see if Tebow is part of that in 2012 or if the Broncos look elsewhere for a signal caller. Tebow proved he can win and put up Fantasy points, which would make him worth taking on Draft Day this fall. Keep tabs on this situation in Denver during the offseason.
News: Broncos QB Tim Tebow saved his best performance of the season for the first round of the playoffs on Sunday against the Steelers. He completed 10 of 21 passes for a career-high 316 yards and two touchdowns. He also gained 50 yards on 10 carries with another score in the 29-23 overtime win. He found WR Eddie Royal from 30 yards out in the second quarter, and scored on an 8-yard touchdown run later in the half. Then on the first play of overtime, Tebow heaved a bomb to WR Demaryius Thomas, which he took 80 yards for the game-winning score. "When I saw him scoring, first of all, I just thought, `Thank you, Lord,"' Tebow said. "Then, I was running pretty fast, chasing him -- Like I can catch up to D.T! Then I just jumped into the stands, first time I've done that. That was fun. Then, got on a knee and thanked the Lord again and tried to celebrate with my teammates and the fans." Tebow posted a 125.6 passer rating in the victory.
Analysis: After struggling mightily over the final three weeks of the regular season, Tebow came out slinging on Sunday and led the Broncos to the improbable win. While he completed fewer than 50 percent of his passes, he averaged 31.6 yards per completion and totaled three scores. He will face off against the Patriots in the next round of the playoffs. Tebow threw for 194 yards and also rushed for 93 yards and two scores when he faced New England earlier in the year. Continue to view Tebow as a viable option in all Fantasy playoff formats.
News: The stage was set for Broncos QB Tim Tebow to do what hes done best all year; lead his team on a late-game comeback. With 58 seconds left and down 7-3 to the Chiefs in Week 17, the Broncos received the ball at their own 16-yard line. However, Tebow faltered, completing just two of seven passes on the decisive drive for 17 yards and throwing a game-clinching interception to Brandon Carr on fourth-and-two to end their chances. Tebow would end the game completeing six of 22 passes for 60 yards and an interception, while rushing for just 16 yards on six carries. It was arguably Tebows worst game of the season, and yet the Broncos managed to secure a playoff spot on the day with the Chargers defeating the Raiders 38-26 to clinch the AFC West for Denver.
Analysis: Despite the poor performance Tebow and the Broncos will now host the Steelers in the Wild-Card round of the playoffs next week. After a strong start a starter, Tebow has now lost three games in a row and has four interceptions over the last two games. Facing the Steelers defense, he is not a recommended Fantasy option in Playoff challenge formats.
News: Denver QB Tim Tebow is coming off an awful outing, but he will have to put that game behind him if his team wants to make the playoffs. The Broncos face the Chiefs in Week 17, a team that has been allowing 211 passing yards per contest this year. Tebow has thrown for more than 200 yards just twice this season. The last time Tebow faced Kansas City in Week 10 he was 2 of 8 passing for 69 yards and a touchdown and added nine carries for 43 yards and a touchdown. Kansas City has given up 23 passing scores as well.
Analysis: Tebow gives the Broncos versatility because he can run the ball effectively, but if he is contained on the ground the offense seems to fall apart like it did in Week 16. Opposing team's quarterbacks are averaging 16 Fantasy points per contest against the Chiefs this season. Fantasy owners should consider Tebow a borderline No. 1 option for Week 17.
News: Denver QB Tim Tebow had a brutal game Saturday at Buffalo in Week 16. He was 13 of 30 passing for 185 yards, one touchdown and four interceptions, with two of them being returned for touchdowns. He also had 10 carries for 34 yards and a touchdown.
Analysis: Tebow was productive in scoring multiple touchdowns for the second game in a row, but the turnovers were extremely problematic since that was atypical based on his performance all season. We expect him to bounce back in Week 17 against Kansas City, but he should be considered a low-end No. 1 QB at best against the Chiefs in the season finale. The last time Tebow faced Kansas City in Week 10 he was 2 of 8 passing for 69 yards and a touchdown and added nine carries for 43 yards and a touchdown.
News: When Broncos QB Tim Tebow has a good matchup, you start him. And this is a good matchup in Week 16 against the Bills, who have allowed at least 18 Fantasy points to five of the past six quarterbacks they have faced in Tony Romo, Matt Moore twice, Mark Sanchez and Philip Rivers. Tebow had 21 Fantasy points at Minnesota in Week 13 and 26 points against New England last week, which were both good matchups. He should have another productive outing this week and remains a No. 1 Fantasy option against the Bills.
Analysis: We're expecting Tebow to lead Fantasy owners to a championship if you need to start him in Week 16. Consider him a low-end No. 1 option in all formats.
News: After leading Denver to six straight wins, QB Tim Tebow did not have the same success in Week 15 against the Patriots. He completed 11 of 22 passes for 194 yards and also gained 93 yards on 12 carries with two touchdowns in the 41-23 loss. He led the Broncos to 14 points in the first quarter, including his 9-yard rushing score on Denver's opening drive, but had a hard time moving the offense as the game went on. He had a costly fumble on the second quarter when he was sacked, which led to a New England touchdown. His second score of the contest came in the fourth quarter when he was able to punch it in from 2 yards out. Tebow, who led Denver in rushing, posted a 80.5 passer rating in the defeat.
Analysis: Tebow was unable to keep his winning streak going on Sunday but he still was able to put together a productive performance for Fantasy owners. He now has five rushing touchdowns on the year and his ability to run the ball has allowed him to keep plays alive for the Broncos. The 24-year-old continues to improve as a passer and will be a dangerous threat once he gets his mechanics down but as long as he keeps putting points on the board for the Broncos, he will have value in Fantasy. With Buffalo up next on the schedule, continue to view Tebow as a low-end No. 1/high-end No. 2 Fantasy QB.
News: Broncos QB Tim Tebow has a favorable matchup in the Patriots in Week 15. New England ranks last in the NFL in pass defense, giving up nearly 309 yards per game, and have allowed an average of 20.1 Fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks. Tebow has thrown for 438 yards over his last two games with a 3-to-1 touchdown-to-interception ratio.
Analysis: The phenomenon of Tebow continued a week ago as he led the Broncos to his seventh win in eight games and while he will be put to the test on Sunday, he should have a solid statistical game against the Patriots. New England has given up 10 passing touchdowns thus far with another two scores on the ground coming from running backs. Add to the fact that the Patriots don't have much of a pass rush and Week 15 lines up pretty well for the 24-year-old. Consider Tebow a No. 1 Fantasy QB.
News: Broncos QB Tim Tebows late-game heroics have become old hat at this point, and Tebow was predictably spectacular late in leading the Broncos to a fourth-quarter comeback and 13-10 overtime victory over the Bears in Week 14.Broncos coach John Fox swears he doesn't game plan for the endings to be so wild, but they've had a habit of coming out that way. "I don't know if they just kind of wait until they think, 'Oh man, we might lose this game' and start playing," Fox said. "But it's aging me quickly." Tebow started out the game going 3 for 15 on passing attempts with an interception through the first three quarters. From the start of the fourth quarter through overtime, however, he went 18 of 25 for 191 yards and a touchdown, to finish the game with 236 yards, a touchdown and an interception. Tebow added 49 yards on the ground in the contest, and lost one fumble.
Analysis: Tebow is the kind of player who can give Fantasy owners indigestion if they try to follow his games live, because he seems to flounder for three quarters before doing all of his damage late in the game. He was, yet again, dreadful early on before dialing up his production late. Tebow managed a respectable stat line, though it was his second multi-turnover game of the season. The 236 yards through the air were his highest of the season, however he should have a good opportunity to surpass that as when he takes on New England in Week 15, as the Patriots have given up the most passing yards in the NFL this year. Its hard to rely on him in Fantasy because the Broncos have tried to limit his opportunities, but with such an attractive matchup, he should be a viable Fantasy start for Week 15.
News: Broncos QB Tim Tebow keeps finding ways to get his team victories, having won five games in a row. He faces one of the leagues toughest defenses in Week 14, however, as Denver hosts Chicago to try to extend the streak. The Bears have forced opposing quarterbacks to throw an interception in all but three of their 12 contests this season, and most recently held Chiefs QB Tyler Palko to 157 yards passing. Additionally, the Bears have been the seventh toughest team to run against in the NFL, meaning the Broncos may have to rely on Tebows arm to win more than they might otherwise prefer. However, Tebow's arm was the reason they won in Week 13, so it might not be all bad for them. He passed for 202 yards and two touchdowns on 15 attempts in a 35-32 win over Minnesota.
Analysis: Tebow remains a decent Fantasy play for his ability to pick up yards on the ground and his lack of turnovers, but the success hes had in the win column hasnt quite translated in Fantasy. He has two games with over 21 points, mostly because the Broncos havent put much of an emphasis on having him make plays with his arm. They may have to against the Bears, and he could make them pay like Cam Newton did in Week 4 when he rushed for two touchdowns. Tebow remains a difficult player to predict from a Fantasy perspective, as much of the yardage picked up in Week 13 was the result of yards after catch, which cant be relied on. He has remained between 16 and 21 points for the last four weeks, and as projected to remain in that range against the Bears. His ability to protect the ball is an asset, but his unique playing style still does more to earn his team victories than his Fantasy owners points. Consider him a high-end No. 2 Fantasy QB for Week 14.
News: Denver QB Tim Tebow passed for a season-high 202 yards and two third-quarter touchdowns to lift the Broncos to their fifth straight win during a 35-32 over Minnesota in Week 13. "I know that I had a lot of help. Offensive line did a great job, and receivers stepped up and made me look a lot better than I really am," said Tebow, who completed 10 of 15 passes, his best percentage as an NFL starter. Tebow managed just 29 passing yards in the first half and also lost a fumble, just his second turnover of the season.
Analysis: Tebow was able to fuel another victory despite being limited on the ground. Against San Diego last week, Tebows 22 rushing attempts were the most by a quarterback in any game since 1970. However, the Vikings defense curtailed his effectiveness and held him to just 13 rushing yards on four attempts. He had only two runs for eight yards in the first half. Tebow continues to keep plays alive despite heavy pressure, but he should not be relied on for 200-plus passing yards often. Consider him a high-end No. 2 Fantasy QB for Week 14 against Chicago.
News: Despite his subpar passing statistics, Denver QB Tim Tebow has sparked the Broncos to a 5-1 record since taking over as the team's starter entering Week 13 at Minnesota. With the former Heisman Trophy winner running the offense, Denver has scored 11 times in the fourth quarter or overtime compared to 10 scoring drives in the first three quarters combined. Tebows first-half passer rating of 64.9 is fourth-worst among 37 quarterbacks with at least 50 first-half attempts, but his fourth-quarter QB rating of 107.8 trails only Eli Manning, Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady.
Analysis: Since becoming Denvers starting quarterback, Tebow has directed three fourth-quarter comebacks, two of which set up overtime wins. He also rallied the Broncos from a halftime deficit in a 38-24 victory over Oakland on Nov. 6. This is a special team, a special team when you have a bunch of guys that when things arent going good we get closer instead of pulling apart, Tebow said. The Vikings have surrendered the highest amount of Fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks this year and an average of 23.2 per game. Consider Tebow a low-end No. 1 Fantasy QB for Week 13.
News: Broncos QB Tim Tebow racked up over 200 total yards and a touchdown while leading Denver to their fourth straight win in Week 12 against the Chargers. Tebow, who is now 5-1 as a starter, completed nine of his 18 pass attempts for 143 yards in the 16-13 victory. His lone touchdown came in the second quarter when he was able to find Eric Decker on a 18-yard scoring strike, capping off a four-play, 65-yard scoring drive. Tebow also finished with 67 rushing yards in the win on a season-high 22 carries -- which is the most carries by a quarterback in a game since at 1950, according to STATS LLC. He has now orchestrated three game-winning drives this season.
Analysis: Despite all the criticism from outside and even inside the organization, Tebow continues to rack up wins for the Broncos. His 50 percent completion percentage was a season-high and Tebow was able to lead the Broncos on a game-tying and game-winning drive on Sunday. While his performance from a Fantasy standpoint wasn't super impressive, he once again was able to find the end zone and finished with 17 Fantasy points in standard formats. Tebow will now look to keep the Broncos rolling toward the postseason when Denver travels to Minnesota in Week 13. The Vikings have been pretty good at stopping the run this season, so Tebow will have his hands full running the Broncos' run-heavy offense. Consider him a No. 2 Fantasy QB next Sunday.
News: Broncos Executive VP John Elway, on his weekly radio show on 102.3 FM, said that the team is no closer to making a decision on whether Tim Tebow will be the franchise quarterback moving forward. Elway said Tebow must improve on his third-down numbers among other things moving forward. "We've got to get better in the passing game," Elway said. Tebow will make his sixth start of the season in Week 11 against the Chargers.
Analysis: Elway and the Broncos still aren't ready to anoint Tebow as their franchise QB just yet and probably won't be until the season is finally over. However, that hasn't deferred the 24-year-old thus far. Tebow has not only won four of his five starts thus far, but has totaled at least two touchdowns in all but two of those contests. Now he looks to have another favorable matchup in Week 12 against the Chargers. San Diego has surrendered 19 touchdowns through the air and are allowing an average of 19.2 Fantasy points to opposing QBs thus far. Tebow also had success against his division rival earlier in the season as scored two touchdowns off the bench against San Diego back in Week 5. He has been starting ever since and can be considered a low-end No. 1 Fantasy QB next Sunday.
News: Despite a windy night in Denver, and coming off a game where he threw just eight passes, Broncos QB Tim Tebow opened up Thursday's game against the Jets with a 28-yard completion to Demaryius Thomas. He wasn't done though as he started the game completing his first three passes -- after connecting on just two passes in Week 10. He slowed down after that and was pretty brutal until the final drive when he ran for over 50 yards, threw for over 30 yards and scored the game-winning touchdown with less than a minute to play. Tebow finished going 9 of 20 for 104 yards passing, and led the running attack with 68 yards on eight carries including the game-winning 20-yard touchdown run.
Analysis: Tebow led his team on another fourth-quarter rally and is now 4-1 since taking over as the starting quarterback. That 95-yard drive was the longest drive of the season for the Broncos, so whatever they are doing offensively is working. And while the drive was impressive, the stats were meandering for Fantasy -- he totaled 16 Fantasy points in a standard-scoring league. The Broncos face the Chargers in Week 12, a team that has given up 17 passing touchdowns this year and is ailing in run defense. Because of Tebow's versatility -- and while it may not be pretty -- Fantasy owners should probably view him as a No. 1 QB for the upcoming game. It's become evident that when he has a good matchup, his production is great. He might actually be worth starting until he plays the Bears in Week 14.
News: Since taking over as the team's starting quarterback, Tim Tebow has led Denver to three wins in four games and into a three-way tie for second place in the AFC West. The Broncos have totaled 134 rushes and 57 pass attempts in those victories as Tebow's accuracy struggles have been well-documented. He attempted just two passes last Sunday against Kansas City and could be limited again in Week 11 against the Jets on Thursday night. New York is yielding just 210.8 passing yards per game this season.
Analysis: With the mobile Tebow under center, Denver has installed a read-option run game that is tailored for him to make plays. I think its just one more thing for people to prepare for, Tebow said of the offense. Its something you have to scheme for, you have to prepare for and you have to be sound. The offense has led to two rushing touchdowns and 320 yards -- more than half his passing total (605) -- for Tebow this season. The Jets are allowing a lowly 10.2 Fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks. Consider Tebow a No. 2 Fantasy QB for Week 11.
News: Denver QB Tim Tebow only attempted eight passes Sunday at Kansas City in Week 10, but he was still able to have a solid Fantasy day. He was 2 of 8 passing for 69 yards and a touchdown and added nine carries for 43 yards and a touchdown. Tebow was OK with only throwing eight passes. Im a football player first before a quarterback," Tebow said. "Whatever we can do to win games, thats what we need to do. I play this game to win. His first quarter touchdown run moved him into second place on the Broncos list for quarterbacks scoring. It was his eighth touchdown run, which puts him ahead of Jake Plummer. The all-time leader is John Elway with 33 rushing touchdowns.
Analysis: Tebow attempted three down-field passes to Eric Decker, but he connected on just one for a 56-yard touchdown in the second half. The Broncos were ultra-conservative in their play calling Sunday, especially after losing Willis McGahee (hamstring) and Knowshon Moreno (knee) to injury. Tebow did not have his best game as a starting QB, but he was still a solid Fantasy QB in all leagues. However, heading into Week 11 against the Jets on Thursday night, Tebow should be considered just a No. 2 Fantasy QB in most formats.
News: Denver QB Tim Tebow will always have fond memories facing the Chiefs, his Week 10 opponent. He threw his first NFL pass against Kansas City in Week 10 last year, which went for a 3-yard touchdown to Spencer Larsen. He also ran for a touchdown in the same game, and he was only on the field for three plays. This time around we all know Tebow is starting, and he should pick up where he left off last week at Oakland when he had 27 Fantasy points in a standard league. This now gives him five games with at least 24 Fantasy points in six career starts, and the Chiefs defense has struggled with opposing quarterbacks this season. Kansas City has allowed five quarterbacks to throw for multiple touchdowns, including Donovan McNabb, Curtis Painter and Matt Moore.
Analysis: Tebow enters Week 10 as a solid No. 1 Fantasy QB in all leagues. Even with his inconsistent passing, he makes plenty of plays running the ball. We expect Tebow to have another quality performance, and 20-plus Fantasy points is not out of reach.
News: Denver QB Tim Tebow went 10 of 21 passing for 124 yards and two touchdowns during the Broncos' 38-24 victory over Oakland in Week 9. Tebow, who did not throw an interception, nearly matched his passing total as he rumbled for 117 rushing yards. He was one of two Denver players to reach the century mark as RB Willis McGahee finished with a career-high 163 rushing yards. Tebow connected with WR Eric Decker for a 27-yard touchdown in the first quarter before throwing another touchdown to Eddie Royal in the third quarter (26 yards).
Analysis: Tebow continues to make better plays with his feet than his arm as he topped 100 rushing yards for the first time in his career. The embattled second-year signal-caller, who was making his third straight start, still managed to throw for multiple touchdowns for the second time this season. Most of Tebow's critics point to his poor production in the passing game and that carried over into Sunday's game as he completed just 47.6 percent of his passes. Fantasy owners should view him as a low-end No. 2 Fantasy QB for Week 10 at Kansas City.
News: Denver QB Tim Tebow said Wednesday he may need to throw the ball away more under duress and increase his slides to prevent some of the big hits he has taken. Tebow, in his second NFL season, is expected to make his third consecutive start at Oakland in Week 9. "You want to be smart and not take a lot of hits, especially big time hits," he said. "Flipping over people and landing on your head in games, you don't want to do too much of that." Tebow accounted for a touchdown in his third straight game during Week 8, but also threw his first interception.
Analysis: Tebow said he is not concerned about the constant talk regarding his status as the Broncos' starter. Denver has not made a long-term commitment to him as the No. 1 QB as he has completed less than 50 percent of his passes in each of his three games this year. But the team is giving him every rep in practice with the first-team offense, a sign that they're not quite as ready to make a switch at quarterback as you might think. The Raiders offer a more favorable matchup than Detroit did last Sunday and are allowing an average of 20.5 Fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks this year. Consider Tebow a borderline low-end No. 1/high-end No. 2 Fantasy QB for Week 9.
News: Appearing on Fantasy Football Today on Tuesday, CBS Sports NFL analyst Bill Cowher said he doesn't like Tim Tebow's prospects for the rest of the season. "If you have him, you need to get rid of this guy as quick as possible," Cowher said when asked what he would do with him in Fantasy Football leagues. "I don't think it's going to get any better personally, I really don't. As much as they want to cater to him, I don't see anything changing in the upcoming weeks. He's going to Oakland, they're coming off a bye, I don't think this would be a game I'd play him at all."
Analysis: Tebow finished 18 of 39 passing for 172 yards and a touchdown and an interception along with 63 rush yards and a fumble during the Broncos 45-10 loss to Detroit last Sunday. Clearly, his passing skills aren't very good and would be a calamity for Fantasy owners if not for his rushing potential. While we understand Coach Cowher's concerns about Tebow (check out the clip here), we think he might be able to piece together enough stats to be useful in Week 9 vs. the Raiders, who struggled to contain Tebow in a game last season and have been challenged against the run for much of this season. Consider your other options before starting Tebow in Week 9.
News: Broncos coach John Fox said "for this week" Tim Tebow remains his starting quarterback heading into Week 9 at Oakland. "I think at the end of the day we get to see if he can improve and get better in the passing game," Fox said. "We're getting to know him better and he's getting to understand the offense better with each one of those snaps. On the outside it's always the blame game. On the inside it's always the let's fix it game. Statistics-wise, albeit (with) a couple of turnovers, I think there was improvement."
Analysis: You never knew what the Broncos were going to do after Tebow's poor showing Sunday, but it would seem a little rash to pull a starter who is 1-1 in his first two starts this season. Perhaps Fox leaving doubt after Sunday's game was just frustration on his part, but it does sound as though he expects continued improvement from Tebow or he might eventually make a change. Treat Tebow as a No. 2 Fantasy QB for Week 9.
News:The Denver Post reports the Broncos aren't expected to make a change at quarterback heading into Week 9 at Oakland despite the fact coach John Fox didn't give starter Tim Tebow a ringing endorsement after Sunday's debacle against Detroit. Its too early to say," Fox said Sunday about his QB situation heading into Week 9. "I havent even had a shower yet, let alone look at that tape but well look at it and make changes where we see are needed. Weve definitely got to get better.
Analysis: You never know what the Broncos are going to do after Tebow's poor showing Sunday, but it would seem a little rash to pull a starter who is 1-1 in his first two starts this season. Perhaps that was just frustration on Fox's part Sunday. If Tebow isn't the QB moving forward, then we will let you know. Otherwise, treat him as a No. 2 Fantasy QB for Week 9.
News: Denver QB Tim Tebow finished 18 of 39 passing for 172 yards and a touchdown during the Broncos 45-10 loss to Detroit in Week 8 on Sunday. Tebow also threw an interception for the first time this season as he completed just 46.2 percent of his passes. He has now failed to reach 50 percent on his passes in each of his three games played this season, including the past two outings which have been starts. Tebow also fumbled the ball three times and lost one that resulted in a Lions touchdown during the third quarter. "It's too early to say," Denver coach John Fox said when asked who would be his quarterback next weekend. "But we'll look at it and make changes where we see are needed. We've definitely got to get better."
Analysis: Tebow was unable to continue his magic late as the Broncos were held to just seven points after halftime. Entering Sunday, the second-year signal-caller had engineered five scoring drives in the fourth quarter or overtime during Denvers past two games. Tebow did account for a touchdown pass for the third consecutive game as he continues his attempt to evolve into an NFL quarterback. He still needs to work on his accuracy, but his ability to escape pressure in the pocket should keep him in the starting role -- for now. Consider him a No. 2 Fantasy QB for Week 9 at Oakland.
News: After engineering a late comeback victory over Miami in Week 7, Denver QB Tim Tebow will continue to serve as the Broncos' starter for their next game against Detroit. I cant predict the future, Denver coach John Fox said. Hes the starter right now. Hes an incredible guy, for sure. I think he does have great intangibles. Many fans have long wanted Tebow as the starter and they got their wish against San Diego two weeks ago when Fox yanked Kyle Orton. Tebow threw for two touchdowns against the Dolphins -- both in the final five minutes of the game -- to record his second career two-score outing.
Analysis: Can lightning strike twice for Tebow? It could be challenging for the 24-year-old with the Broncos facing a tougher defense in Week 8 as the Lions own the NFL's ninth-best passing defense (204.6 yards per game). Hes a guy whos going to continue to fight, continue to scrap and use his arm, his legs or whatever to get the job done, Denver DB Brian Dawkins said. Despite completing just 45.9 percent of his passes, Tebow does have the ability to escape pressure in the pocket and scramble for positive yards. Detroit is permitting an average of only 12.2 Fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks. Consider him a No. 2 Fantasy QB for Week 8.
News:Tim Tebow was atrocious through the first 50 minutes of his game at Miami in Week 7. Down 15-0 with 5:23 to play, Tebow engineered back-to-back drives that ended with touchdown passes with a two-point conversion run to force overtime, then helped the Broncos land a game-winning field goal in overtime. He started his day 4 of 14 passing for 60 yards, looking awful. He finished going 9 of 13 for 101 yards with two scores and the two-point conversion run. The first score was a nice pass to a diving Demaryius Thomas in the front right corner of the end zone, the second was a clever misdirection play where he hit Daniel Fells on a screen to his right after running to his left, and Fells went into the end zone. Tack on the 65 rush yards he had on eight carries and he wound up with that plus 161 yards passing (226 total yards). He was sacked seven times including five times on third-down plays. In standard-scoring formats, Tebow was worth 26 Fantasy points. Coach John Fox isnt sure why Tebow was able to engineer a 15-point fourth-quarter comeback and an eventual victory: "As I mentioned earlier, he's an incredible guy for sure," Fox said. "I think he does have great intangibles. That's what I do know."
Analysis: This one's tough to explain. For 50 minutes, Tebow was ordered to hand off more than throw and when he did throw he was nearly intercepted multiple times and missed wide open receivers other times. Then he turned it on when given a chance to throw with more frequency and made the most of screens, crossing routes and seam routes. He got plenty of help from his receivers (Matt Willis' 42-yard catch was a big catch-and-run, Fells' 28-yard haul to set up his second TD) but came up big when it counted for the Broncos inside the red zone. While his streak of being a monster for Fantasy lives on, his Week 8 matchup against the Lions suggests some trouble as their pass rush will get to Tebow plenty, and the Lions secondary is playing some good football. Consider Tebow a borderline starter for Week 8, especially considering the limited number of elite QBs on bye.
News: Few quarterbacks could ask for a better start than the one Tim Tebow will have in Week 7. He'll be coming off the bye as the freshly installed starting QB for the Broncos playing at a winless Dolphins defense that has allowed at least 18 Fantasy points to every quarterback they've faced this season. Only one quarterback hasn't totaled at least two touchdowns in a game against Miami (Philip Rivers, who had 307 yards with one score in Week 4). Tebow, meanwhile, compiled a pair of touchdowns while rushing for 38 yards and throwing for 79 in a half of play against the Chargers in Week 5. In three starts last year against the Raiders, Texans and Chargers, Tebow had a rushing touchdown and at least one passing touchdown per game with 217.0 pass yards and 66.3 rush yards per outing. He totaled three interceptions over those three starts.
Analysis: Tebow should be able to post good, not great, passing yardage with good rushing yardage and a couple of touchdowns against Miami. He's got a great shot to come through at the goal line too as the Dolphins allowed their first rushing touchdown to a quarterback last week and have given up three rushing scores inside the 5 this season -- with another three passing scores from that short distance. And not only is the matchup tailor-made for Tebow, but the atmosphere at Sun Life Stadium will be too as it's "Gator Day" at the stadium and several fans there are expected to back Tebow as they honor the 2008 National Championship team. Fantasy owners looking for somewhere in the neighborhood of 18 to 22 Fantasy points from their quarterback should give Tebow a try in Week 7.
News: Broncos QB Tim Tebow is gearing up for his first start of the 2011 season in Week 7 at Miami, but he learned Monday that he is losing one of his top targets in Brandon Lloyd, who was traded to St. Louis for a draft pick.
Analysis: This is not the ideal situation for Tebow to deal with as he tries to replicate his Week 5 magic, but he has not other choice. It's just that his best receiver now is Eric Decker and he could also have Eddie Royal, if he isn't traded either. Receiver or tight end is not exactly strong for Denver right now, so Tebow might have to make more plays with his legs and rely on RBs Willis McGahee and Knowshon Moreno. If you have a regular starting Fantasy QB, then you don't need to gamble on Tebow this week. But he can be a useable Fantasy option in Week 7 because of the matchup against the Dolphins.
News: The Denver Broncos will start Tim Tebow against the Miami Dolphins when they return from their bye week, coach John Fox said Tuesday. Tebow supplants Kyle Orton, who has struggled ever since winning the job in the preseason. Tebow reportedly took all of the reps in Tuesday's practice.
Analysis: Replacing Orton at halftime Sunday, Tebow nearly led the Broncos back from a late 16-point deficit, falling a desperation pass short in a 29-24 loss to San Diego. Tebow had his troubles - rust, three fumbled snaps and six misfires in 10 pass attempts - but he ran for a touchdown and threw for another while energizing the Broncos. As a rookie, he completed 50 percent of his throws and collected five touchdown passes and three interceptions. He also ran for six TDs. He will be a No. 2 QB option for Fantasy purposes until he can prove his worth on the field. If you are unhappy with your current backup, taking a flier on Tebow is worth a gamble. But be sure that now is the time to make a play for him off of waivers. The Broncos will be on a bye in Week 6 before returning to action with a very favorable matchup on the road against the Dolphins.
News: The Denver Post reports that the Broncos are expected to name Tim Tebow on Tuesday. FOX Sports reports that Fox already told his players on Tuesday morning that Tebow is the team's starter. Coach John Fox was scheduled to meet with his team, and individual players, on Tuesday morning. Afterward, he is expected to name Tebow his starter for his team's Oct. 23 game in Miami. The Broncos will be on a bye in Week 6. Tebow replaced Kyle Orton in the second half of the team's Week 5 loss against the Chargers. Tebow reportedly took all of the reps in Tuesday's practice.
Analysis: Official word will not be known until Fox's press conference, but it appears that Fantasy owners should be looking to put in their waiver claim for Tebow. The Broncos have a bye next week and then come back to face the Dolphins in Week 7, which would be a favorable matchup. Tebow's ability to run the ball gives him added value, which makes him an intriguing player to watch. Fantasy owners should keep tabs on this quarterback situation moving forward. If Tebow is named the starter -- which appears to be the case -- he'd be a No. 2 QB option for Fantasy purposes until he can prove his worth on the field. If you are unhappy with your current backup, taking a flier on Tebow is worth a gamble. But be sure that now is the time to make a play for him off of waivers. We will have official confirmation just as soon as the announcement is made.
News: Broncos executive VP John Elway said Monday on his weekly radio show 102.3 FM that any announcement on the starting QB likely won't come until Tuesday. Were not going to make that decision now," Elway said. "The football teams not in until (Tuesday). The protocol, if something were to be done, is to wait until the football teams in here and talk to them first. Elway said that backup QB Tim Tebow gave Denver a chance to come back Sunday against the Chargers and provided energy after replacing Kyle Orton in the second half. Timmy did what hes good at, moved around and made plays with his legs and added that spark," Elway said. Head coach John Fox reiterated what Elway said and added that he wants to "communicate with people involved and the team" before announcing a quarterback decision.
Analysis: The speculation is that Tebow is going to be handed the starting job after his performance in the second half against the Chargers, but now we just have to wait for the official word. Tebow has a terrible completion rate as a pro, but he definitely can do things with his legs that other QBs can't, which definitely makes up for his poor accuracy. Fantasy owners who are looking for help at the QB position should put in a flier for Tebow. Just remember the Broncos are on a bye in Week 6 and don't return to action until Week 7 against the Dolphins.
News: Denver QB Tim Tebow got one snap in the first half on Sunday against the Chargers in the 'Tebow Package' and gained a few yards on the ground. After the offense continued to struggle in the second half the Broncos turned to Tebow and put starter Kyle Orton on the bench. The offense didn't gain many yards in the first two series with Tebow under center, but he did try to stretch out the defense by targeting Brandon Lloyd and Eric Decker deep. Tebow would hit Knowshon Moreno for a 28-yard screen pass and score on a run as he almost rallied the troops. Tebow almost led his second-career comeback, but the Broncos would fall short, 29-24, against the Chargers. Tebow finished the day going 4 of 10 for 79 passing yards and one score and also had six carries for 38 yards.
Analysis: Denver fans got what they've been asking for -- Tebow under center. Although he struggled with some snaps, Tebow did rally the troops on Sunday. This is a very interesting situation moving forward. The Broncos have a bye next week and then come back to face the Dolphins in Week 7, which would be a favorable matchup. Tebow's ability to run the ball gives him added value, which makes him an intriguing player to watch. Fantasy owners should keep tabs on this quarterback situation moving forward. If Tebow is named the starter -- which we suspect he will be -- he'd be a No. 2 QB option. If you are unhappy with your current backup, taking a flier on Tebow is worth a gamble. But be sure that now is the time to make a play for him off of waivers -- if you think you need him, be it as a Fantasy backup or as trade bait, you must be prepared to claim him and carry him through his bye week. We'll bring you news on the Broncos QB situation as we get it.
News: The Denver Post reports that Broncos head coach John Fox reiterated after Sunday's loss to the Packers that Kyle Orton is his starting quarterback going forward. "We feel Kyle Orton is our starting quarterback," Fox said. Fox said coaches did not consider playing backup Tim Tebow in the fourth quarter, when the Packers led by at least 25 points. The team played several backups on defense late in the game, but none on offense.
Analysis: There were chants of "Tee-bow, Tee-bow, Tee-bow" raining down from the stands that grew in intensity as the game wore on. However, Orton got a vote of confidence from his head coach after the game and figures to continue to start -- at least for now. Tebow proved late last season that he could have solid potential to produce as a Fantasy QB, throwing for 308 yards with a passing and rushing touchdown in Week 16 and following that up with two more passing touchdowns and a rushing touchdown in the regular season finale against the Chargers. As a backup, his Fantasy appeal is non existent. However, his upside makes him a player worth tracking as he'd become instantly viable if given the chance to start.
News:Tim Tebow insists he'll be a starting quarterback in the NFL someday. In the meantime, he wants to line up anywhere his coaches will let him. The former Florida star whose adjustment to the pros is taking longer than he and his rabid fan base would like was pressed into duty as a slot receiver for a handful of snaps Sunday when the Denver Broncos' injury epidemic claimed starting wide receivers Brandon Lloyd and Eddie Royal. A day later, his coach reiterated that Tebow, a third-stringer in his second pro season, is first and foremost a passer. Some of Tebow's staunchest supporters suggest that while Tebow bides his time at quarterback, his talents could be put to use as an H-back, tight end, wide receiver or even on special teams. "Well, I want to be a quarterback. I believe I can be; I believe I will be. And I've just got to keep working at that," Tebow said. "But if I can help the team in another way, that's what I'm here for. You know, we're all football players first."
Analysis: Tebow dismisses the notion that playing other positions will stunt his development at quarterback. Tebow's game is built around his multifaceted talents, his instincts and his passion, not pinpoint passing, although the common perception is that his 50 percent completion percentage will have to rise about 10 points for him to be able to run an NFL offense full-time. Tebow said the dual-threat talents that led him to hoist Heisman and national championship trophies with the Gators should serve him well in the pros, too. But heading into Week 3 he is still buried on the QB depth chart and has minimal Fantasy appeal.
News: Broncos QB Kyle Orton threw for 304 yards in Week 1 against the Raiders, but had two turnovers and led the offense to one touchdown. Coach John Fox said he didn't hear chants from the Denver crowd Monday night for backup QB Tim Tebow. It wouldn't matter if he had. Orton clearly outplayed Tebow in the preseason and Fox isn't about to pull the rug from under Orton after one three-point loss. "Some good, some bad, like everyone else on the team," Fox said in assessing Orton. "It wasnt just the quarterback by any stretch. Kyle's our starting quarterback. I don't think there are too many guys firing their whole team after one game."
Analysis: The Broncos are going through a bit of a rebuilding process under Fox, but it's still early in the season and Denver isn't out of the playoff race just yet. Orton gives them the best chance to win now. As much as Denver fans want to see Tebow on the field, Fox isn't about to switch QBs. Continue to ignore Tebow in most Fantasy formats.
News: Broncos QB Tim Tebow was the No. 2 QB behind starter Kyle Orton on Saturday against Seattle, and he had mixed results. He was 6 of 11 passing for 93 yards and had four carries for 25 yards. He led Denver to two field goals, including the game-winner as time expired.
Analysis: Tebow will likely be the No. 2 QB in Denver behind Orton, but he has minimal Fantasy value. Ignore Tebow in most leagues on Draft Day, but don't be surprised if Denver gives him an extended look late in the season if the Broncos fall out of playoff contention.
News: Yahoo Sports reported Tuesday that quarterback Tim Tebow is the "fourth-best" quarterback on the roster based on performance on the field. He's already lost the starting gig to Kyle Orton and now seemingly will get beat for the backup job by Brady Quinn. Yahoo cited a team management source who said rookie Adam Weber's training camp was better than Tebow's. "If everything was totally equal, and this were a competition based only on performance at this camp, Tebow would probably be the fourth-string guy," the source said. "Kyle (Orton) is far and away the best, and Tebow is way behind (Brady) Quinn, too. And I'm telling you, Adam Weber is flat-out better right now."
Analysis: Tebow simply won't help Fantasy owners until he gets on the field, and it seems like that's a long way from happening in Denver. Keep him off of seasonal rosters.
News: Broncos head coach John Fox announced on Monday that QB Kyle Orton will be the Week 1 starter against the Raiders, beating out Tim Tebow and Brady Quinn for the starting nod. Fox also said he hasn't decided who will be the backup for the opener.
Analysis: This announcement comes as little surprise after Orton has shined in training camp and Tebow has not. The news could get even worse for Tebow since he might not even get the backup QB role as Quinn is making a strong push in the preseason. This news means Tebow has little to no Fantasy value on Draft Day in seasonal formats. You can hold onto him in long-term keeper leagues if you choose, but that's your call.
News: The stat sheet from Thursday's preseason opener against the Cowboys looks like a fine performance for Denver QB Tim Tebow, but he looked like a rookie still at some points of the game. He finished 6 of 7 for 91 yards and added 15 rushing yards, but he was erratic at times. "Tim is a work in progress," Fox said. "He made some things happen and he is learning. ... The M.O. on him when I got here is that he does ad-lib some. You don't ever want to take that away from a player. He is a young player that I think is going to get better in time."
Analysis: Tebow was slated as the No. 2 QB to Kyle Orton heading into the game, and that's where we seeing him ending up at a best-case scenario. The numbers were good, but he had an interception called back and scrambled to the point that the offense was flagged for three separate penalties in the red zone that ended a touchdown threat. Tebow did complete a 43-yard heave on one drive and appeared to have scored a rushing TD, though it was called back. Fantasy owners should keep an eye on the situation, but the former Florida Gator didn't do anything in Game 1 to make more of a case than we already knew of.
News:Kyle Orton will be named the Broncos' starting quarterback according to ESPN. Orton was put on the trading block last week but wasn't moved in a deal believed to involve the Dolphins. Since then he's taken first-team reps in training camp in Denver and has played much better than Tim Tebow.
Analysis: If the Broncos announce Orton as their starter, Tebow's Fantasy value collapses. On one hand, it's too bad because he was such a Fantasy stud late last year, but on the other hand it's pretty obvious that he's got some work to do on his game. Drafting Tebow with anything but a late-round pick in drafts this summer is a risk at this juncture, but that could change in a moment if Orton packs his bags. You know we'll be on top of this situation, so stay tuned.
News:Tim Tebow didn't get a single snap with the first-team offense on Monday, just days after struggling with them in practice. In fact, he didn't even take all of the reps with the second-string offense -- he shared them with Brady Quinn. The Denver Post reports that Tebow has improved with his passing since camp opened but is still far from taking over the starting job from Kyle Orton -- assuming Orton remains with the team.
Analysis: The more we hear about Orton working with the Broncos' starters, and the longer he actually stays with the team, chances are he'll be the main man in Denver and Tebow will be the backup. Remember, legendary quarterback John Elway is at the head of this organization and he will know better than anyone that a good quarterback is vital to the success of a team. If Orton can lead, he will lead. Drafting Tebow with anything but a late-round pick in drafts this summer is a risk at this juncture, but that could change in a moment if Orton packs his bags. You know we'll be on top of this situation, so stay tuned.
News: A day after rumors were rampant that the Broncos were working on trading Kyle Orton to Miami, the veteran quarterback was running Denver's first-team offense in training camp -- and looking good doing it. The Denver Post reports that Orton threw well on the first day of camp, throwing polished passes and reading his receivers properly. Meanwhile, Tim Tebow wasn't quite as sharp running the offense and had some timing issues. In fact, the paper reports that backup Brady Quinn looked better than Tebow.
Analysis: It's only one day of camp, and Tebow is still a work-in-progress quarterback, but Fantasy owners might want to keep an eye on what happens in Denver since Tebow could begin the season on the bench if he continues to struggle on the field. If he starts, he'd serve as a No. 2 Fantasy QB with plenty of upside given what we saw from him in three starts last year. If he doesn't, then he shouldn't get picked. The longer Orton sticks around in Denver, the more likely Tebow will ride the bench. We'll keep you posted.
News: With the Denver Post reporting that the Broncos are interested in trading QB Kyle Orton (with the Dolphins a suitor), it seems all but certain that Tim Tebow will be the starting quarterback for the Broncos in 2011.
Analysis: Proof that Tebow can be a good starter for Denver and a great Fantasy sleeper is in his three starts last season when he totaled 651 yards, four passing touchdowns, 199 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns. The downside? He completed less than 50 percent of his passes and had three interceptions in that span. There's some room for optimism that he'll start and be worth a late-round pick as a No. 2 Fantasy QB.
News: The Denver Post reports that Broncos coach John Fox maintained that he will have a "wide-open competition" at quarterback, but admitted, for the first time publicly, that "deep down, I have an idea" who will be No. 1 when the season starts. He did say: "I prefer a gamer to a good practice player. . . . I want someone who will execute under pressure in a game." Fox, who currently is a coach without quarterbacks or other players because of the ongoing lockout, pointed out: "We do have a depth chart." The names at quarterback in order from top to bottom are: Kyle Orton, Tim Tebow and Brady Quinn. However, the cards are not glued permanently, and the names could be interchangeable. "I've not seen those three quarterbacks in one practice yet," Fox said.
Analysis: The Broncos have been all over the place with statements regarding Orton. Fox said earlier this offseason that Orton would be his starter, but executive vice president John Elway said "we are going with Tim" as far as who the organization is backing. We don't expect Quinn to be much of a factor, but with a strong training camp and if Orton and Tebow struggle, he could be in the mix. And Orton remains a trade candidate once the lockout is lifted. Continue to monitor what happens with Tebow heading into training camp. If he wins the starting job for the Broncos he would be considered a No. 2 Fantasy QB worth a late-round pick.
News: The Denver Post reports that Broncos coach John Fox said Monday that he plans to have a wide-open competition for the starting QB job in 2011 between Kyle Orton, Tim Tebow and Brady Quinn when training camp starts. "I've said it before and I mean it. It'll be a competition," Fox said of the quarterbacks. "Competition is what this game's about, whether if it's an opponent or a depth chart. It's been this way as long as I can remember."
Analysis: The Broncos have been all over the place with statements regarding Orton. Fox said earlier this offseason that Orton would be his starter, but executive vice president John Elway said "we are going with Tim" as far as who the organization is backing. We don't expect Quinn to be much of a factor, but with a strong training camp and if Orton and Tebow struggle, he could be in the mix. And Orton remains a trade candidate once the lockout is lifted. Continue to monitor what happens with Tebow heading into training camp. If he wins the starting job for the Broncos he would be considered a No. 2 Fantasy QB worth a late-round pick.
News: According to ESPN.com, Broncos QB Tim Tebow has organized his own team workouts with fellow Denver receivers in Jacksonville. Last week, Tebow flew Broncos receivers Brandon Lloyd, Jabar Gaffney and Britt Davis to Jacksonville, put them up in a nearby hotel and then led a week of workouts in his hometown. Each of the Broncos receivers had hoped to come, but Eric Decker had another commitment, and Demaryius Thomas (torn Achilles) and Eddie Royal (strained hamstring) were unable to practice at this time due to lingering injuries. The receivers that did attend considered it such a success that the group plans to reconvene again in another week or so in Arizona for two weeks of intensive workouts.
Analysis: Tebow will enter training camp either as the starting QB or in competition with veteran Kyle Orton. There's still a strong chance Denver could trade Orton once the lockout is lifted, which would give Tebow the job, but the Broncos made it clear at the NFL Draft when they did not select a QB that Tebow has the chance to be the starter of the future and the present. If Tebow is the starter for the Broncos this year he would be considered a solid No. 2 Fantasy QB. He showed in three starts to end 2010 that he can post quality stats with his passing and running ability. Continue to monitor what develops, but Tebow is worth drafting with a late-round pick in all leagues if he's starting for the Broncos in Week 1.
News: The Denver Post reports that Broncos QB Tim Tebow joined teammates Thursday to take part in informal workouts in Denver. "This part is important to show that we're all together," Tebow said. "I know a lot of us have been throwing and catching and doing what we need to do in other places, but this is big just to show that we're together. You can come together a few times to show, 'Hey, we've got each other's backs.' " Tebow, who's spent time in promotional appearances across the country, said he's found time to hone his passing game. "I've been working with a lot of different receivers for the last several months, throwing in different states, wherever we've been, so I feel like I've got great timing," Tebow said.
Analysis: Tebow will enter training camp either as the starting QB or in competition with veteran Kyle Orton. There's still a strong chance Denver could trade Orton once the lockout is lifted, which would give Tebow the job, but the Broncos made it clear at the NFL Draft when they did not select a QB that Tebow has the chance to be the starter of the future and the present. If Tebow is the starter for the Broncos this year he would be considered a solid No. 2 Fantasy QB. He showed in three starts to end 2010 that he can post quality stats with his passing and running ability. Continue to monitor what develops, but Tebow is worth drafting with a late-round pick in all leagues if he's starting for the Broncos in Week 1.
News: The Denver Post reports that Broncos executive vice president John Elway said Tuesday in a radio interview that "it is hard to tell" if both Kyle Orton and Tim Tebow will be on the roster in Week 1 because the new coaching staff hasn't seen either of them even practice. Elway did offer plenty of praise for Tebow's work ethic and intangibles, but he wouldn't name a starter for this season. Following the NFL draft, where the Broncos did not select a QB, Elway said "we are going with Tim," which apparently indicated that Tebow would be Denver's QB of the future. Orton is still rumored to be on the trade block, but no deals can be done during the lockout.
Analysis: Our guess heading into the season is Tebow will be the starter for the Broncos and Orton will be traded. If Orton remains on the roster then Denver could have an open competition, but the Broncos would be better off leaning on Tebow now if he's their long-term answer as a starter. If Tebow is the starter for the Broncos this year he would be considered a solid No. 2 Fantasy QB. He showed in three starts to end 2010 that he can post quality stats with his passing and running ability. Continue to monitor what develops, but Tebow is worth drafting with a late-round pick in all leagues if he's starting for the Broncos in Week 1.
News: It wasn't exactly a declaration of who will start for the Broncos in 2011, but John Elway's forward-looking comment about Tim Tebow suggests that the former Florida Gator is very much in Denver's plans. "I think where we are as an organization, we are going with Tim," Elway said according to ESPN. However, it is still believed that Elway meant that Tebow would be their quarterback of the future and will still have to win the starting job in camp with Kyle Orton (assuming he's still with the team) and Brady Quinn. Tebow also told ESPN that Elway will work directly with him to improve his passing.
Analysis: It only helps Tebow's case that the Broncos didn't draft a quarterback. Proof that he can be a good starter for Denver and a great Fantasy sleeper is in his three starts last season when he totaled 651 yards, four passing touchdowns, 199 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns. The downside? He completed less than 50 percent of his passes and had three interceptions in that span. Only time will tell who starts for the Broncos, but now there's some room for optimism that he'll start and be worth a late-round pick as a No. 2 Fantasy QB.
News: Speaking on the possibility of drafting a quarterback with the second overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, Broncos VP John Elway told the Denver Post that there are intriguing options out there at the position, and that he wouldn't rule out taking one of them if it meant landing a franchise quarterback. At the same time, he hinted that Tebow simply is not ready to lead the Broncos. "We're always looking for that guy," Elway said when asked about getting a franchise QB. "We may already have the guy who can pull the trigger and win us a championship someday. We may have him. We don't know. We believe in Tim but he's not there yet."
Analysis: The Broncos' quarterback situation continues to be a conundrum: They have a quarterback in Tebow who put up plenty of great stats last season and led them to some wins, and another in Kyle Orton, who has proven to be a capable NFL passer. Now they're thinking about drafting another one? Only time will tell who starts for the Broncos, but with Elway and head coach John Fox both being clear about how they feel about Tebow, there's a decent chance he won't start 16 games for them in 2011.
News: In an interview Wednesday with CBSSports.com at a celebrity golf tournament in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Broncos QB Tim Tebow said he welcomes the challenge of competing for the starting job with Kyle Orton. Coach John Fox recently said that Orton would be his starter "right now", but Tebow said he's looking forward to trying to win the job once the season starts. I love competing, and Im excited about that challenge and the opportunity as well, Tebow said. It doesnt matter until you go out there and start competing. Thats my attitude. Fantasy owners would like to see Tebow get the starting nod based on his play to end last season. After Orton got hurt, he started the final three games for the Broncos and was a Fantasy star. He passed for 651 yards, four touchdowns and three interceptions and ran 31 times for 199 yards and three touchdowns. He had at least 24 Fantasy points in a standard league in all three outings. I think I learned a lot, Tebow said. To be able to start the last three games, you learn how to prepare for a game and also the timing of playing and thats great. I feel so much more experienced and ready to go compete this year than I did last year. Im very excited about that opportunity.
Analysis: If Orton isn't shipped out via trade, Tebow will have to prove something in the preseason if he's going to surpass the veteran QB as the top guy in Denver. Tebow played well in his three starts last season from a Fantasy perspective and, if he somehow wins the starting job, he would be considered a high-end No. 2 option. If he doesn't, Fantasy owners should not bother drafting him.
News: Broncos GM Brian Xanders said Friday that the team remains committed to QB Tim Tebow even after coach John Fox said Kyle Orton would open the season as the starter "right now." Xanders said Tebow still has the opportunity to earn the starting job, which is something Fox indicated as well. There are a lot of people in our building that are behind Tim Tebow," Xanders said. "He had a very successful career at (the University of) Florida, and he is working hard in his career to be a better quarterback at the NFL level. He is somebody that the franchise invested a lot into, in terms of draft picks and the contract, but he is going to create his role and he has done a good job so far with his limited opportunities. The big picture is every player has to create their own role on the team. John Fox wants competition at every position and we are going to go from there.
Analysis: We still expect the Broncos to shop Orton in a trade, but if he returns to Denver then Orton and Tebow will compete for the starting job. Don't rule out Tebow opening the season as the starter in Denver, but Fox would likely prefer to have a veteran under center. Still, Tebow showed plenty to Fantasy owners in his three starts at the end of his rookie year in 2010 that he can be a viable option as a high-end No. 2 QB. Continue to monitor what happens, but if Tebow is the backup passer for the Broncos behind Orton then he would have minimal Fantasy value. But if he opens the season as the starter in 2011 then he would be worth a late-round pick in all leagues.
News: New Broncos head coach John Fox said Thursday that veteran Kyle Orton, not second-year player Tim Tebow, is the team's starting quarterback. There was a recent report that suggested that the new coaching staff in Denver is more comfortable with Orton than Tebow at this point, and Fox seemed to suggest that. "As far as Im concerned, hes under contract and he's the starting quarterback for the Denver Broncos," Fox said of Orton. "Right now, Kyle Orton is our starter. ... I can't predict Week 1, you know what I mean? But that's where we are today."
Analysis: Is Fox spinning Orton as the starter to drum up trade value? Or is Fox legitimately going to stick with Orton and give Tebow more time to develop? Or, could Fox even consider trading Tebow? There are lots of questions, but unless Orton is traded or falls on his face in training camp, it appears Tebow won't start in Denver. For now, Tebow is no better than a low-end No. 2 Fantasy QB, a definite step back considering that he was initially judged as a very strong Fantasy backup just weeks ago.
News: Recently, Tim Tebow said he was preparing to compete for the starting QB job in Denver with Kyle Orton, and the feeling was that he'd land the starting job without a major problem because the Broncos could get good value for Orton. But NFL.com reports that Tebow doesn't have the full faith and backing of the Broncos' current coaching staff because the vast majority of them weren't there when Josh McDaniels drafted Tebow with a first-round pick last spring when he was in charge.
Analysis: This could fuel speculation that Orton could stick in Denver and have a competition with Tebow for the starting job. If that happens, then Orton could win out because conservative coach John Fox could be more comfortable giving the reins to the veteran and not the second-year passer. This situation is one to watch assuming the Broncos don't deal Orton this offseason. Of course, if Orton is dealt -- and we think the Broncos could get good value for him -- then Tebow would slot in as a good No. 2 Fantasy QB with plenty of upside.
News: There's been an assumption that Tim Tebow will waltz into Broncos camp and be anointed the starting QB for the 2011 season. As long as Kyle Orton remains on the roster, and as long as head coach John Fox says that there will be a competition for the job, Tebow is looking at it as if he has work to do. Tebow told the Florida Times-Union that he's looking forward to competing for the top gig this summer. "Im excited for that challenge," Tebow said. "Ive worked extremely hard this offseason. Im looking forward to the opportunity to lead this team and try to win games. I dont feel like its even close from last year to where I am now. In fact, its not even close to where I am now from the end of last season. Im much more prepared."
Analysis: Tebow added that he's already comfortable with Fox and looks forward to the future. Our hunch is that Orton will command a nice draft pick in trade and the Broncos won't hesitate to move him. That means we think Tebow will end up starting in Denver, and based on his two starts to end the 2010 season, he's got a shot to put up some good Fantasy points. It won't hurt that he'll run the same offense from the year before under offensive coordinator Mike McCoy. He's worth drafting late as a No. 2 Fantasy QB with obvious upside.
News: New Broncos head coach John Fox would not name Tim Tebow as his starting QB for the 2011 season. In fact, in an interview with The Dan Patrick Show, Fox wouldn't name any starters. "Just like any position, they'll compete and we'll go from there," Fox said of his quarterbacks. "I'm going to evaluate guys on grass and we'll have to see when we get those opportunities."
Analysis: Previously, Fox spoke glowingly of Tebow, so we think this is more coachspeak and lip service than anything else. After all, Kyle Orton is a valuable trade piece this offseason and the Broncos would like to get something for him -- by announcing Tebow as the starter would lower his trade value. We suspect Tebow will be the man leading the Broncos in 2011, and it won't hurt that he'll run the same offense from the year before under offensive coordinator Mike McCoy. He's worth drafting late as a No. 2 Fantasy QB with obvious upside.
News: New Denver head coach John Fox said at his introductory news conference Friday that he's looking forward to working with QB Tim Tebow, but he did not commit to Tebow being the starter in 2011. "He's got work to do." Fox said. "He knows it. One thing I'll say is he'll do whatever it takes. He has as good as intangibles as any athlete I've been around. That upside will help him moving forward." Tebow started the final three games for the Broncos in 2010 and went 1-2. In his three games as starter, Tebow totaled 651 passing yards but was unable to complete more than 55 percent of his passes.
Analysis: Tebow will likely compete for the starting job in 2011, and we expect him to be the No. 1 QB for the Broncos. If Tebow does start next season he would be considered a No. 2 Fantasy QB with upside. In standard-scoring leagues, Tebow had at least 24 Fantasy points in all three starts, and his combination of passing and throwing make him an alluring Fantasy option. Plan on drafting Tebow with a late-round pick in all leagues.
News: New Broncos Executive VP John Elway said Wednesday that Tim Tebow is something special as a man and person but that whether he's the future franchise QB remains in question. "Tim Tebow is a darned good football player," Elway said. "What we've got to make him is a darned good quarterback. ... That's what we've got to figure out." Tebow started the final three games for the Broncos in 2010 and went 1-2. In his three games as starter, Tebow totaled 651 passing yards and but was unable to complete more than 55 percent of his passes.
Analysis: We hope Elway and the new coach in Denver decide to give Tebow a chance to start in 2011. If Tebow does start next season he would be considered a No. 2 Fantasy QB with upside. In standard-scoring leagues, Tebow had at least 24 Fantasy points in all three starts, and his combination of passing and throwing make him an alluring Fantasy option. Plan on drafting Tebow with a late-round pick in all leagues.
News: The Denver Post reports that Denver QB Tim Tebow is already looking forward to 2011, when he hopes to remain the starter for the Broncos after finishing the season as the starter for the final three games. Tebow said Monday he hoped to get an early start on the new playbook once a head coach is hired. "I look forward to whoever we get (as a head coach) and I'm sure he'll be a great coach," Tebow said. In his three games as starter, Tebow totaled 651 passing yards and but was unable to complete more than 55 percent of his passes.
Analysis: Tebow will likely enter 2011 as the front-runner to start for the Broncos, but a lot will depend on who the new coach is. If Tebow does start next season he would be considered a No. 2 Fantasy QB with upside. In standard-scoring leagues, Tebow had at least 24 Fantasy points in all three starts, and his combination of passing and throwing make him an alluring Fantasy option. Plan on drafting Tebow with a late-round pick in all leagues.
News: Denver QB Tim Tebow completed just 16 of 36 passes but accounted for three touchdowns in the Broncos' 33-28 loss to San Diego in Week 17. Tebow passed for two touchdowns in a game for the first time in his career and recorded a rushing score for the third game in a row. The rookie from Florida, starting his third consecutive game in place of injured QB Kyle Orton, finished with 299 total yards, including 94 rushing yards on 13 carries. His rushing total -- the second 70-plus outing of the season -- was also 24 yards more than the combined output of Denver's running backs (70). Tebow connected with Brandon Lloyd on his first touchdown pass in the first quarter and later found Eric Decker on a 6-yard strike late in the third. Tebow finished with five passing touchdowns this season with two of them tossed to Lloyd.
Analysis: Tebow gave the Broncos plenty to ponder as they mull their options at quarterback for next season. The sturdy quarterback looked impressive running the ball on draw plays and his 30-yard scramble in the third quarter represented Denver's third-longest run of the season. Tebow still needs to develop better timing with his passes as most of his attempts sailed over receivers' heads as he labored to a 44.4 completion percentage Sunday. In his three games as starter, Tebow totaled 651 passing yards and but was unable to complete more than 55 percent of his passes. His role as the Broncos' starting quarterback is undetermined heading into the offseason and it's unclear of his position in the offense. Consider Tebow a backup quarterback worthy of a late-round pick in 2011 Fantasy drafts.
News: Broncos interim head coach Eric Studesville said Monday that rookie Tim Tebow will remain the starter for Sunday's game in Week 17 against San Diego. Tebow played well in his first home start in Week 16 against Houston with 308 passing yards, one touchdown and one interception and 27 rushing yards and a touchdown. "There definitely was progress," Studesville said. "He got much better, he made plays, he scrambled and did some things. He threw the ball well (and) got the ball down the field. He just continues to keep developing and that is what it is."
Analysis: There really wasn't much doubt Tebow would start the season finale with the Chargers. In two starts, Tebow has 48 Fantasy points in standard leagues, and we like the way he's getting the job done despite flawed mechanics and plenty of inexperience. The game with San Diego isn't as good of a matchup as what he had with the Texans, but Tebow can still be considered a starting option in deeper Fantasy leagues. Remember, as good as San Diego's defense has been this season, Cincinnati's Carson Palmer just passed for four touchdowns against them in Week 16.
News: Broncos QB Tim Tebow helped rally Denver pasy the Texans in Week 16. Tebow, who was making his second career NFL start, accounted for two touchdowns in the 24-23 win and helped erased a 17-point second half deficit. After throwing an interception in the end zone and failing to score any points in the first half, Tebow came out hot after halftime. He led the Broncos on two straight scoring drives to open up the second half and hooked up with Correll Buckhalter on a 23-yard strike early in the fourth quarter that pulled the Broncos within six. Then trailing 23-17 with about seven minutes left, Tebow led the Broncos on a 12-play, 76 yard scoring drive that was capped off on a 6-yard run by Tebow late in the fourth quarter that put Denver on top for good. "Things weren't going well early, but we kept fighting, kept believing in each other," Tebow said. He finished 16 for 29 for 308 yards with a touchdown and also had 27 yards rushing on 10 carries with a score in the victory.
Analysis: After a very conservative first half, Tebow looked much more poised after halftime. The Broncos called a bunch of screens early on, but eventually opened things up for Tebow as the game progressed. He made some very nice throws against the Texans and again showed off his ability to run as he has now scored a rushing touchdown in consecutive games. While it is hard not to be impressed by Tebow's performance as a starter thus far, he will face his toughest challenge yet in the season finale against San Diego. The Chargers were officially eliminated from the playoffs on Sunday, however, still boast one of the best pass defenses in the league. Still, with the way Tebow has played the last two weeks, Fantasy owners in deeper leagues may want to take a look at him.
News: Broncos rookie QB Tim Tebow, who accounted for 216 total yards and two touchdowns in his first NFL start last week against the Raiders, will be looking for another strong performance in Week 16 against the Texans. Houston enters Sunday's matchup ranked 32nd in pass defense, allowing 275.1 yards per game. The Texans have surrendered 31 touchdowns through the air and are allowing an average of 23 Fantasy points to opposing QBs on the season.
Analysis: Tebow appears to have a great matchup this week , and we consider him a sleeper since he has been named the starter. Houston has allowed the most Fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks, so Tebow should at least be able to duplicate his performance from last week against Houston's porous secondary. While he is still a bit unproven, Fantasy owners in deeper leagues may want to take a shot with Tebow in Week 16.
News: Interim coach Eric Studesville said on Monday that rookie QB Tim Tebow will be the starter for Week 16 against the Texans and The Denver Post reports that the Broncos might go with the rookie as the starting QB for the final two games of the season, even if Kyle Orton is healthy. Tebow started Week 15 at Oakland with Orton sidelined due to an injury to his ribs. "I tried to work through it all week," Orton said. "It just never came around. I should be ready this week." But the paper says the decision might not be Orton's to make. The plan is for Tebow to start next week against Houston in Week 16 and against San Diego in Week 17 with the final two games at home. "Tim Tebow came in and managed our offense, did a nice job, led our football team, and it was a good start for us with him in there at quarterback," said Eric Studesville, the Broncos' interim head coach. Tebow finished the Raiders game with 138 yards and a touchdown on 8 of 16 passing and carried the ball eight times for 78 yards and a touchdown.
Analysis: Tebow has a great matchup in Week 16 against the Texans, and we consider him a sleeper since he has been named the starter. Houston allows the most Fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks, and Tebow could duplicate his performance against the Raiders in Week 16 against the Texans. He is only owned in 8 percent of leagues on CBSSports.com so plan on adding him where needed, especially in deeper leagues.
News: Broncos rookie QB Tim Tebow received the first start of his career in Week 15 against the Raiders and had a productive outing. Despite only attempting 16 passes, the former Heisman Trophy trophy winner posted two scores in the 39-23 loss. He got the scoring started for Denver on their third drive of the game when he ran the ball in from 40 yards out for his fourth rushing score of the year. It was also the longest touchdown run by a quarterback in franchise history. Then after a turnover by Oakland, Tebow found WR Brandon Lloyd in the corner of the end zone for a 33-yard scoring strike. Lloyd was originally ruled out of bounds but the play was overturned on a replay challenge. Tebow would finish with 138 yards on 8 of 16 passing and carried the ball eight times for 78 yards in the defeat. "You're playing against the biggest, strongest, fastest, but at the end of the day it's still playing football and so it wasn't extremely different," Tebow said. He could have finished with two passing scores, but RB Lance Ball dropped a long touchdown pass in the third quarter.
Analysis: Tebow became third player ever to throw a touchdown pass at least 30 yards and run for a score of at least 40 yards in the same game, joining Kordell Stewart in 2000 and Michael Vick in 2002. He ended up leading Denver in rushing and was only sacked twice in the loss. After posting a 121.4 passer rating in the first half, he ended up with a 100.5 mark and he got baled out on his lone touchdown pass. He threw into double coverage and the ball went through the hands of DB Stanford Routt, landing on Lloyd's chest. While he is still a work in progress in the passing game, his running ability is his strong suit. Fantasy owners should check back on the status of Kyle Orton to see who will be starting next week against the Texans. Tebow has a long way to go before becoming a No. 1 Fantasy option but he could be worth a look in deeper leagues in Week 16 against the Texans, if starting.
News: Broncos QB Kyle Orton was listed as the third-string emergency quarterback for Week 15 against the Raiders, leaving rookie Tim Tebow as the starter. Tebow has thrown just one pass this season but has four total touchdowns.
Analysis: Tebow's first NFL start will be no easy matchup. The Raiders have one of the best pass defenses in the NFL, but they have allowed 25 passing touchdowns. Consider Tebow as just a No. 2 Fantasy option in his first start.
News: Denver rookie QB Tim Tebow will get his first NFL start in Week 15 at Oakland, reports ESPN.com on Saturday. Kyle Orton is nursing bruised ribs and the Broncos will give the ball to Tebow.
Analysis: Tebow's first NFL start will be no easy matchup. The Raiders have one of the best pass defenses in the NFL, but they have allowed 25 passing touchdowns. Tebow is just a No. 2 Fantasy option in his first start.
News: The debate over whether Tim Tebow is ready for this might just be moot. Tebow is getting more snaps at practice with starter Kyle Orton nursing bruised ribs and the rookie might even get his first extended action of the season -- if not his first start -- when the Denver Broncos visit Oakland on Sunday in Week 15. Offensive coordinator Mike McCoy said he thought Orton would be ready by Sunday, but some of his teammates weren't so sure. Deep threat Brandon Lloyd suggested Tebow Time is close at hand. "It's something that's going to happen. It's unfortunate that Kyle is banged up now. But Tebow playing is inevitable and so it's better now than maybe the last game of the season," Lloyd said. "I think it will be good for him and be good to ease the fans' minds. It will be good to ease all the players' minds of how well he can play in game-time situations."
Analysis: Lloyd has been adamant in his support of Orton finishing out the season in the face of fans clamoring for Tebow to get a crack at running Denver's offense, but now he seems resigned to helping Tebow get through this. After missing all of Wednesday's workout, Orton ran gingerly and slowly tossed a couple of 5-yard throws to a staffer at the beginning of Thursday's practice but otherwise didn't participate in the few drills the media were allowed to watch. Tebow took the bulk of the snaps in his absence with third quarterback Brady Quinn also getting some work. "I think it went pretty good," Tebow said. "I think just getting more opportunities out there, more reps, that's a lot of fun for me. It's a chance to really work and improve and learn this offense even more." If Tebow draws his first start against Oakland, it will be no easy matchup. The Raiders have one of the best pass defenses in the NFL, but they have allowed 25 passing touchdowns. If Tebow gets the start Week 15, then he would be at best a No. 2 option in Fantasy leagues and a risky one at that.
News: Broncos QB Kyle Orton (ribs) was listed as a limited participant in Wednesday's practice as the team prepares for the Week 15 game against the Raiders. That means extra snaps for QB Tim Tebow, who has been sharing scout-team reps with Brady Quinn. Still, Orton was already named the started for Sunday by interim coach Eric Studesville.
Analysis: The game in Oakland probably isn't the right setting for Tebow's starting debut, but Dec. 26 game vs. Houston and their terrible pass defense could be. Not that Tebow should start for owners in that matchup, but everyone should keep an eye on how Orton does in Week 15 in case he loses the job to Tebow.
News: Broncos interim coach Eric Studesville said Monday he is sticking with Kyle Orton as the starting QB for Week 15 at Oakland. Orton has completed only 18 of his 69 passes in his last two games against Kansas City and Arizona with no touchdowns and three interceptions. Studesville was asked why he would not start rookie Tim Tebow at this point with the season lost. "That's not where we're at at this particular second," Studesville said.
Analysis: The game in Oakland probably isn't the right setting for Tebow's starting debut, but Dec. 26 game vs. Houston and their terrible pass defense could be. Not that Tebow should start for owners in that matchup, but everyone should keep an eye on how Orton does in Week 15 in case he loses the job to Tebow.
News: Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels remaining goal this year: winning. And in discussing QB Tim Tebow given that backdrop, McDaniels mentioned a lack of first-team practice snaps and lengthy layoff with extended snaps as factors. Kyle Orton's had a good year, he added. Theres a team to think about, too.
Analysis: Tebow isn't expected to see a start anytime soon, but it wouldn't be a shock if he took some reps in the coming weeks. He's not worth owning in standard Fantasy leagues but is worth holding on to in dynasty/keeper formats.
News: Broncos QB Tim Tebow was on the field for only three plays in Week 10 against the Chiefs, but made the most of his opportunities. He scored on two of the three plays he saw in the 49-29 win and also threw his first NFL pass. Tebow plowed into the end zone on a 1-yard touchdown run early in the second quarter to give the Broncos a 28-0 lead. Then in the third quarter, Tebow took a shotgun snap, faked a sweep and then hit Spencer Larsen at the left pylon for a 3-yard touchdown strike. It was his first pass attempt this season. Tebow finished with two rushes for 2 yards and a touchdown on the ground and was 1 for 1 for 3 yards and touchdown through the air in the victory.
Analysis: Tebow continues to see snaps in red zone and now has four total touchdowns on the season. It was nice to see him finally throw a pass on Sunday and the fact that it went for a touchdown was just icing on the cake. While Tebow is a touchdown threat, he just doesn't get enough touches per week to start in Fantasy. He remains a long-term Fantasy keeper and we don't recommend starting him in Week 11 against the Chargers.
News: While Broncos QB Tim Tebow is still awaiting the first pass of his NFL career, he got to celebrate his second touchdown run in Week 8 against the Broncos. Tebow plunged in from 1-yard out in the third quarter that put Denver up 7-3. Tebow finished with two carries for 1 yard.
Analysis: The Broncos are 2-6 after a Week 8 loss, but it's not like all the fault falls on starting QB Kyle Orton. He is doing a good job moving the offense. It's just that Denver is struggling to win. The Broncos are on a bye in Week 9, but we would be shocked if they turn to the rookie Tebow to start at QB coming off the bye in Week 10 against the Chiefs. While Tebow is a touchdown threat, he just doesn't get enough touches per week to start in Fantasy. He remains a long-term Fantasy keeper.
News:Tim Tebow is no longer a puzzle as a pro. The rookie QB is coming off his most significant action for the Broncos, eight Wildcat snaps last week against the New York Jets, including his first NFL touchdown run. Before that, the two-time national champion and former Heisman Trophy winner at Florida had only made a cameo appearance in the Broncos' opener at Jacksonville, his hometown. Oakland coach Tom Cable said he expects to see Tebow take at least a handful of snaps Sunday when the Raiders renew their rivalry with the Broncos in a matchup of 2-4 teams. "I think you have to" prepare for the Tebow packages, Cable said. "Obviously, he's got a background in it. As he gets more acclimated to the NFL, I'm sure he'll play more." The big question now is: when will Tebow throw his first pass as a pro? "I'm just going to do whatever they ask me to do and try to do it with all my heart," Tebow said.
Analysis: We'll find out in Week 7 if Tebow is able to throw the ball against the Raiders, but he has minimal Fantasy value since Orton is healthy and playing well. Tebow is only worth owning in deep keeper leagues. Don't plan on using him in any formats against the Raiders.
News: After not seeing any action the past four weeks, Denver backup QB Tim Tebow saw a decent amount of snaps. Just two weeks ago, coach Josh McDaniels labeled "ridiculous" the suggestion that Tebow, who rushed for 57 touchdowns at the University of Florida, could be the answer to the Broncos' short-yardage struggles in the red zone. Tebow was the second leading rusher on the team in Week 6 against the Jets. He had six carries for 23 yards and his first NFL touchdown.
Analysis: Tebow has been used sparingly by Denver this year and could see some more action in the coming weeks, but it is highly unlikely one will start Tebow in any Fantasy league at the quarterback position for just 23 yards on the ground and a score. Denver hosts Oakland in Week 7, a team that gives up a lot of yards on the ground. Unfortunately, Tebow holds very little value in seasonal leagues and should be someone to stash in deeper long-term keeper leagues.
News: The Denver Post reports that Broncos rookie QB Tim Tebow will not be used in short-yardage situations, including by the goal line. "We're not going to do that in short yardage," McDaniels said. "People who mention that, I don't know, that's ridiculous. Snapping the ball to a shotgun quarterback on third-and-1? If we can't get a third-and-1 some other way, we've got bigger problems."
Analysis: Tebow was inactive for Week 3 and has just a pair of 1-yard carries on the season. For now, the Broncos are clearly going to try and bring Tebow along as a true quarterback, which means he might not see the field very much at all in 2010. He remains worth stashing in very deep long-term keeper leagues, but that's about it.
News: Broncos rookie QB Tim Tebow got two carries for 2 yards in a Week 1 loss at Jacksonville.
Analysis: Tebow didn't find much space to maneuver on Sunday as he failed to do anything of any consequence on his pair of carries. He will continue to be used as a novelty option by Denver, and so his Fantasy value will remain minimal. Keep him stashed in Week 2 against the Seahawks.
News: The Broncos have announced that rookie QB Tim Tebow will be their No. 2 option behind Kyle Orton for their Week 1 game at Jacksonville.
Analysis: The Broncos apparently have a few plays in place for Tebow to make an impact on Sunday in the state he called home until he moved to Denver. It will be interesting to see how much action Tebow gets against the Jaguars, especially in the red zone, but for how he will continue to have minimal Fantasy value. Don't activate him in any format.
News:Tim Tebow will begin his rookie season Sunday in his hometown of Jacksonville, Fla. --holding a clipboard. All those fans who have made No. 15 the NFL's best-selling jersey want to know just how far has the Denver Broncos' rookie quarterback has come under the tutelage of Josh McDaniels, the coach who rolled the dice six months ago and selected the Heisman-winning Florida star in the first round of the NFL draft. Despite the doubts -- about his delivery, his release, about how far his gritty running will get him in the NFL. Tune in Sunday to find out if McDaniels made the right call. Or at least, to see if that's when the answers will start to come. "It's nice to have support from people anywhere, so I'm thankful that they did want me," Tebow said. "But I'm happy to be here and be a Bronco."
Analysis: McDaniels isn't saying whether Tebow will make his debut against the Jaguars or not, suggesting the competition with Brady Quinn to serve as Kyle Orton's primary backup is ongoing. While Tebow didn't show enough polish in the preseason to unseat Orton, he seemingly showed enough flash to earn the backup job over Quinn. Although the depth chart lists Quinn as the backup, McDaniels admits that's not worth the paper it's printed on. When asked point-blank this week who his No. 2 quarterback was, McDaniels smiled and said the decision would be based as much on the game plan as on their performances at practice during the week. Either way, Tebow isn't expected to make an immediate impact in Week 1, so don't have him active in any Fantasy format.
News: After uncertainty about his playing status, Broncos QB Tim Tebow (ribs) took to the field on Sunday against the Steelers for his first preseason action since the opener on Aug. 15. Tebow had mixed results. Tebow, who didn't get into the game until the third quarter, led Denver on two scoring drives. His first resulted in a Matt Prater 29-yard field goal. The second ended with Tebow hitting Eric Decker for a 3-yard touchdown near the sideline. Still, Tebow threw an ill-advised pass early in the fourth quarter that was picked off by Pittsburgh and set up a Jonathan Dwyer touchdown. Tebow finished 5 of 10 for 72 yards.
Analysis: Tebow bruised his ribs against the Bengals in the preseason opener as he scrambled for a gain, something he did often at Florida. On Sunday, however, scrambling was not in the game plan. Perhaps Tebow is learning that he won't be able to run every down in the NFL and has to become more of a dropback passer. He also has to learn to stop locking onto receivers. He did that Sunday and got picked off. It's all a learning process for the rookie QB, who is expected to open up third on the depth chart. Tebow shouldn't be drafted in seasonal Fantasy formats and be left for long-term keeper leagues.
News: Broncos QB Tim Tebow (ribs) is questionable for Sunday's preseason game against Pittsburgh, based on coach Josh McDaniels' comments Thursday. "He's still pretty sore, and there are some things I don't think he can really do effectively at this point," the coach said. "But there are a few more days before the game."
Analysis: Tebow got crushed running the ball into the end zone in Denver's first preseason game and it's taken him a couple of weeks to recover from the blow he took to the ribs in that collision. The former Gator legend isn't expected to factor a whole lot for the Broncos this season, but who knows what Denver has up its sleeve. Continue to leave him for rookie-only and dynasty leagues for now.
News: Many in the crowd in Denver came hoping to get a glimpse of the future in Tim Tebow. But his home debut will have to wait at least another week. He sat out with bruised ribs he suffered in the exhibition opener a week ago, much to the disappointment of throngs of Broncos fans donning his No. 15 jersey at Invesco Field.
Analysis: Tebow should be OK for the start of the season. We figure Tebow will be used on a limited basis this season, potentially in Wildcat and goal line formations. He's not worth a look in standard drafts because his stat potential isn't big enough, but consider him with a late pick in deeper dynasty/keeper leagues and with an early- to middle-round pick in rookie-only drafts.
News: Broncos rookie QB Tim Tebow missed practice again Friday due to sore ribs suffered in Sunday's preseason opener against the Bengals, according to the Denver Post. He received treatment and is considered day-to-day, but head coach Josh McDaniels wouldn't say whether or not Tebow will play in Saturday's game against Detroit. "Whenever he's ready to go he'll be back out here on the field," McDaniels said.
Analysis: Tebow's absence from practice isn't a big concern since Kyle Orton is firmly entrenched as the No. 1 quarterback. Tebow is a project and won't impact Fantasy much in 2010. He'll likely score some touchdowns out of the Wildcat formation and in goal-line situations, but not nearly enough to make him worthy of stashing on a Fantasy roster outside of long-term keeper leagues and rookie-only formats.
News:Tim Tebow missed his second straight practice, putting his home preseason debut in question. "We are not going to worry about trying to hurry anybody back for this game, but if theyre healthy and we feel like its not a risk then well go ahead and play them," coach Josh McDaniels said Thursday. The Broncos rookie QB apparently suffered a rib injury in his first pro game Sunday night at Cincinnati when Bengals linebacker Abdul Hodge blasted him in his left side as he was scrambling for the score on the game's final play. KDVR-TV reported that Tebow has internal bruising from the hit but no fractures. Kyle Orton and Brady Quinn split the snaps again Thursday, the final day of training camp, and they might have to do the same when the Broncos face the Lions on Saturday night.
Analysis: Broncos' head coach Josh McDaniels said Tebow's aggressive style is what gives him a chance to succeed in the NFL and he won't try to coach that out of him. "I think that's part of his toughness. Do we expect him to try to take care of his body and try to protect himself if that's at all possible and it's not worth the risk? Yeah," McDaniels said. "That's part of his style and that's part of what made him great in college and it's probably what will make him a good player - if that's what he becomes in this league." We figure Tebow will be used on a limited basis this season, potentially in Wildcat and goal line formations. He's not worth a look in standard drafts because his stat potential isn't good enough, but consider him with a late pick in deeper dynasty/keeper leagues and with an early- to middle-round pick in rookie-only drafts.
News: Rookie quarterback Tim Tebow first foray into an NFL end zone appears to have left him with injured ribs. Denver's rookie quarterback missed his first practice of training camp on Wednesday after jogging off the field during warmups. While the Broncos aren't saying what's wrong with their first-round draft pick from Florida, Tebow might be feeling the effects of his game-ending 7-yard touchdown run which included a fierce hit from Bengals defender Abdul Hodge. About 10 minutes into warmups on Wednesday, Tebow huddled with head athletic trainer Steve Antonopulos and appeared to be favoring his left rib cage or abdomen as he jogged off the field and into the team's headquarters. He didn't return to practice, after which the team scrubbed his scheduled gathering with reporters.
Analysis: Wearing flak jacket-like extra passing around his ribs this week, Tebow participated in both workouts Tuesday when the Broncos reconvened at Dove Valley but he skipped the post-practice wind sprints, where he has routinely beat his offensive teammates. He is competing with Brady Quinn for the backup position in Denver, but could be used in special package situations by the Broncos all season. He isn't expected to play a big enough role as a rookie to be useful in Fantasy, but he is an intriguing long-term keeper and could be a sleeper in deeper touchdown-only leagues if he is used in goal-line situations.
News:Tim Tebow missed his first practice of training camp after jogging off the field during warmups on Wednesday. The Denver Broncos did not say why the rookie quarterback from Florida had to leave the workout. Tebow, who didn't participate in wind sprints after either of Tuesday's practices, huddled with head athletic trainer Steve Antonopulos shortly after warmups began Wednesday afternoon and then jogged off the field and into the team's headquarters.
Analysis: Tebow didn't return, and the team canceled his scheduled gathering with reporters afterward. This may not be a significant injury, but it is something to keep an eye on. Tebow made his first preseason appearance on Sunday against Cincinnati, and found the end zone on the final play of the game. He is competing with Brady Quinn for the backup position in Denver, but could be used in special package situations by the Broncos all season. He isn't expected to play a big enough role as a rookie to be useful in Fantasy, but he is an intriguing long-term keeper and could be a sleeper in deeper touchdown-only leagues if he is used in goal-line situations.
News: Denver QB Tim Tebow made his first preseason appearance on Sunday against Cincinnati, and found the end zone on the final play. Tebow went 8 of 13 for 105 yards in the second half, with most of the completions and yards coming on dump-offs during the closing drive against a soft defense. On the game's final play, Tebow scrambled 7 yards for a touchdown, running over safety Kyries Hebert to score -- a power move he used so many times in college. "It was one of those things where you knew he was going to score on the last play of the game, either run it in or throw it in there," Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer said. "He's such a competitor. I've been a big fan of his ever since he started at Florida. He's one of the greatest college football players."
Analysis: Tebow is competing with Brady Quinn for the backup position in Denver, and after Sunday's performance Tebow might have the edge. Coach Josh McDaniels has been impressed with the rookie's development so far and might find a way to use him in the red zone and short-yardage situations int he early going this season. Unless things drastically change in Denver, Tebow won't have too much Fantasy value this year since Kyle Orton is entrenched as their starting QB. Thus, Tebow should be considered a long-term keeper at this stage of the game.
News: Broncos rookie QB Tim Tebow is expected to play extensively during the second half of Sunday's preseason opener against the Bengals, according to ESPN.com. Im really excited about it; just excited to get it going, Tebow said. I feel like Im ready and I look forward to executing everything weve done here on the field. Tebow is No. 3 on Denver's depth chart, and will be used primarily in the red zone and short-yardage situations during the regular season.
Analysis: Denver head coach Josh McDaniels praised Tebow's development through training camp. Tim continues to make strides, McDaniels said. He understands the importance of doing the things the right way. As the No. 3 QB behind Kyle Orton and Brady Quinn, Tebow won't impact Fantasy much in 2010. He'll likely score some touchdowns out of the Wildcat formation, but not nearly enough to make him worthy of stashing on a Fantasy roster outside of long-term keeper leagues and rookie-only formats.
News:The Sports Xchange reports the Broncos have tried quelling the enthusiasm surrounding rookie QB Tim Tebow, who might be the most hyped Denver player since John Elway came to town 27 years ago. "Our expectations for him are to just compete and try to learn and do the things that we are asking the other guys to do," head coach Josh McDaniels said. "What other peoples' expectations are of him or how much he'll play or contribute or compete to play early -- I don't really know. I'm not that worried about it. " The good news is Tebow -- who seemed to be struggling under the weight of learning a very complicated offense during offseason practices -- did some good things during the rookies-only portion of training camp before the full team reported. "He's certainly getting the hang of some of the things we are doing and we are working on -- specific reads and drills that mimic some plays we've installed and talked about and shown a lot of film the last few days," McDaniels said.
Analysis: Tebow doesn't appear to be affected much by expectations or pressure, which shouldn't be too surprising considering he was one of the most popular college football players ever. "I think I've had somewhat pressure on me the last few years and I don't really ever think about it because all I worry about is what I can control and that's my attitude, my effort and my focus," Tebow said. "Those are all things that I can control -- I can't control anything else so I'm really not going to spend much time worrying about it." Tebow is likely to break camp third on the Broncos' depth chart behind Kyle Orton and Brady Quinn. He might see some snaps in the Wildcat formation early in the season, but he isn't expected to make a big impact. He shouldn't be drafted in seasonal Fantasy formats and only drafted in rookie and long-term keeper formats.
News: Broncos rookie QB Tim Tebow was in uniform Friday participating in his first practice since signing a five-year deal worth a guaranteed $8.7 million. Tebow could earn as much as $33 million overall based upon incentives tied to playing time, wins and individual performance. Coach Josh McDaniels said Tebow has some catching up to do in terms of reads that were part of the playbook review since he missed the first two days of practice. Overall, McDaniels said Tebow looked "typical; some good, some bad."
Analysis: Tebow will likely be the No. 3 QB for the Broncos this season behind Kyle Orton and Brady Quinn. He has minimal Fantasy value in seasonal leagues, and Tebow should only be drafted in keeper leagues and rookie-only formats.
News: The Broncos have reached an agreement with QB Tim Tebow, the second of the team's two No. 1 draft picks. Tebow has missed three workouts to date but should be on the field for Friday's lone practice, pending his physical and passing a conditioning test. Tebow will compete with Kyle Orton and Brady Quinn for the starting job, but Tebow will likely be the No. 3 QB in 2010.
Analysis: It's good that Tebow has signed, and now he has the chance to begin his NFL career. But Tebow is more of a project for the Broncos to develop as a QB, and he likely won't see much action this year. Tebow is only worth drafting with a mid-round pick in rookie-only drafts and a late-round pick in deep keeper leagues. The earliest we expect him to have Fantasy relevance as a quarterback in 2011. He could be used in special packages this season, but he's not going to do enough to help your Fantasy team.
News:Tim Tebow is missing his second workout while his agent and the Denver Broncos continue hammering out a contract. Tebow, the 25th pick in the NFL draft, can't participate in the Broncos' practices for rookies and players coming off injuries until he signs his deal. Although his absence means he could be falling farther behind fellow quarterbacks Kyle Orton and Brady Quinn, who shared the snaps again Thursday, Tebow won't officially become a holdout until Sunday if he remains unsigned. The sides are trying to work out a deal that's expected to be worth about $12 million over five years.
Analysis: Tebow will be the No. 3 QB for the Broncos this season behind Orton and Quinn. He has minimal Fantasy value in seasonal leagues, and Tebow should only be drafted in keeper leagues and rookie-only formats. He might live up to Elway's billing, but it likely won't happen until 2011 at the earliest.
News:Tim Tebow is missing the Broncos' first day of workouts for rookies and injured players because he has yet to sign a contract. Tebow was selected 25th in the draft after winning two national titles at Florida. He said last month that he didn't want to miss a single practice as he makes his transition from college star to NFL quarterback. But he can't show up without his signature on a contract that's expected to be worth $12 million over five years. Also missing Wednesday's workout was unsigned receiver Demaryius Thomas from Georgia Tech, selected 22nd overall. He and Tebow won't be considered holdouts, however, unless they remain unsigned when the full squad reports for practice Sunday. Tebow is the most intriguing pro prospect since Michael Vick, and he's creating the type of buzz in Denver that John Elway's arrival did in 1983. Elway said last week that he thinks Tebow will succeed in his transition from combination college quarterback to prototypical pocket passer in the NFL. He said detractors "are focusing too much on his release. As long as he can get it out in a timely manner, I think he has plenty of arm there." Elway said Tebow is in the perfect place to begin his pro career because of coach Josh McDaniels' experience working with quarterbacks, including three-time Super Bowl winner Tom Brady in New England.
Analysis: Tebow will be the No. 3 QB for the Broncos this season behind Kyle Orton and Brady Quinn. He has minimal Fantasy value in seasonal leagues, and Tebow should only be drafted in keeper leagues and rookie-only formats. He might live up to Elway's billing, but it likely won't happen until 2011 at the earliest.
News: The endorsement of Kyle Orton as his starting quarterback maybe wasn't as emphatic this time around. Still, Broncos coach Josh McDaniels insisted Saturday after minicamp that Orton will be his guy heading into training camp. From there, the competition is open as Brady Quinn and rookie Tim Tebow will have an opportunity to win the job. Nothing is set in stone. "We've got a guy who's going to go into camp as the starter, no question about it and he deserves it," McDaniels said. "If somebody comes in there and plays better than he does then that player will play." Asked if the competition was even close right now, McDaniels said, "It's clear, I think, that Kyle is definitely ahead. There's no question."
Analysis: Tebow would have to definitely outplay Orton and Quinn to win the job, and we don't expect that to happen. Tebow is only worth drafting in rookie-only leagues and keeper formats.
News: The Broncos waived QB Tom Brandstater on Friday, a move that left three QBs on the roster with Kyle Orton, Brady Quinn and Tim Tebow. This means that Tebow will be getting third-team reps at training camp behind Orton and Quinn.
Analysis: This should give Tebow more reps and allow him to continue to develop for the Broncos, but that matters little for his Fantasy value in 2010. Orton is the starter with Quinn at No. 2. Tebow is only worth drafting with a mid-round pick in rookie-only drafts and a late-round pick in deep keeper leagues. The earliest we expect him to have Fantasy relevance as a quarterback in 2011. He could be used in special packages this season, but he's not going to do enough to help your Fantasy team.
News: The Denver Post reports that rookie QB Tim Tebow has passed second-year QB Tom Brandstater on the Broncos depth chart. Tebow was the third quarterback during the first and second offensive play series of the Broncos' OTA workout Thursday. Returning starter Kyle Orton took plenty of reps with the No. 1 unit and Brady Quinn got his reps at No. 2. Tebow went in next, followed by Brandstater. Although Brandstater was third in on individual quarterback drills, it was definitely Tebow at No. 3 during the team drills.
Analysis: It's good that Tebow has made enough progress already to move ahead of Brandstater on the depth chart, but that matters little for his Fantasy value in 2010. Orton is the starter with Quinn at No. 2. Tebow is only worth drafting with a mid-round pick in rookie-only drafts and a late-round pick in deep keeper leagues. The earliest we expect him to have Fantasy relevance as a quarterback in 2011. He could be used in special packages this season, but he's not going to do enough to help your Fantasy team.
News: The Denver Post reports that Broncos rookie QB Tim Tebow was No. 4 on the depth chart for Monday's OTA workouts. He was behind Kyle Orton, Brady Quinn and Tom Brandstater. At one point during practice, Tebow was working with the running backs while the other three passers were working with the receivers. For much of Monday's practice, Tebow stood several yards behind Orton or Quinn and mimicked what the other quarterback was doing, from taking the snap, to a five-step drop then the throwing motion. "The competition, for me, is learning the playbook and just competing to be the best I can be and not necessarily worrying about anything else," Tebow said. "I can only worry about what I can control every day."
Analysis: This is to be expected since Tebow was just drafted in April and has a lot of work to do before being ready for the NFL. He will likely enter training camp as the No. 3 QB behind Orton and Quinn, and Tebow doesn't have much of a chance to start this season. Keep an eye on Tebow's progress this offseason, but he's not worth drafting in the majority of seasonal leagues. He should only be drafted with a late-round pick in dynasty/keeper leagues and a second- or third-round pick in rookie-only drafts.
News: While with the Florida Gators, QB Tim Tebow ran a spread offense, free to read what the defense was giving him and react accordingly. With Denver, he will be groomed primarily as a pocket passer, just like Kyle Orton, Brady Quinn and Tom Brandstater, all of whom may be ahead of him on the depth chart. In two days of work, McDaniels got to see a small glimmer of what Tebow had to offer, and while he liked what he saw he will attempt to alter Tebow to play like he wants him to play, not like how he played at Florida. "He will function from the pocket," McDaniels explained. "If he can do something out of the pocket, and he deserves to be on the field, that's the biggest thing, then maybe that would warrant us doing other things. But he's going to get trained the exact same way the other guys are going to get trained."
Analysis: While we expect Tebow to get a lot of attention this season, we don't see him stepping in under center and playing regularly. We could see him work in a certain package or two, potentially near the goal-line, working as a short-yardage quarterback to give the Broncos a new wrinkle. But that's speculation, not fact. Tebow isn't worth drafting in seasonal leagues at this time; keep him limited to a late-round pick in dynasty/keeper leagues and a second- or third-round pick in rookie-only drafts.
News:Tim Tebow doesn't know when he'll start in the NFL. He can't wait to begin repaying Josh McDaniels, though. "I want to be a great quarterback," the former Heisman Trophy winner said after the Broncos selected him with the 25th pick in the NFL draft Thursday night. Tebow pledged that "for the next few years, my mindset is going to be to repay him for what he did for me, believing in me. Just like it was when I was at Florida. My biggest joy was doing things for Coach Meyer, winning championships, being able to help him." McDaniels believes Tebow will blossom in the NFL. Tebow, he said, "has all the traits you're looking for in terms of toughness, competitiveness, he's intelligent, he's won a lot of games, he's a leader, he works hard, he's got all the intangibles you look for in a player at that position." Yet, McDaniels insisted Kyle Orton is still his starting quarterback - and chances are good that Brady Quinn is still the backup and Tom Brandstater is still No. 3.
Analysis: With his athleticism, Tebow could play other positions - say, tight end or on special teams - and he could be used in Wildcat formations right away to take advantage of his running prowess even if he doesn't supplant Orton. "Tim's a player that's capable of doing different things. Could be a game-plan type thing if we determine is best early in his career," McDaniels said. "He's a guy that gives you an opportunity to create some packages like that and if you want to do that, then you can get creative." Tebow has minimal Fantasy value in seasonal leagues even if he lines up in other places on offense. In rookie-only drafts, Tebow is worth a late-round pick, but he has value in long-term keeper leagues since he could be the starter for the Broncos in 2011. We'll find out how the Broncos plan to use Tebow, and it should be interesting to see if he has the chance to make an impact as a rookie.