Wes Welker, WR, Broncos
|WR - #16||DEN||Out||10 years||32||5'9||185||@WesWelker|
2013 Outlook: Stud (low risk)Last updated on Aug-23-2013 by Jeb Gorham
Wes Welker is a fantasy stud and this will continue in Denver. His addition to the team will allow Manning additional passing options, especially in the slot and on cross routes. I think this new relationship will be reminiscent of the Manning-Stokley early days. Welker's position should allow him to put up solid fantasy stats and you should grab him when you can in your draft.
Update 8/23/13 - Welker suffered an ankle injury, but should be back in action for Week 1.
On Wednesday, the Broncos made official what everyone had already assumed: Wide receiver Wes Welker won't play Thursday night versus the Chargers after he suffered a concussion last week. Welker did not participate in any of the Broncos' practices during the abbreviated week. His week 14 concussion was his second of the season.Fantasy Analysis:
If I had to guess whether Welker will play at the Texans in Week 16, I would say no. The fact that he has suffered multiple concussions in a four-week span, the Broncos will play it ultra-safe with Welker, and they can afford to do that. Outside of must-starts Demaryius Thomas, Eric Decker, and Julius Thomas, tight end Jacob Tamme played all but one snap after Welker departed last week's game and caught four passes for 47 yards. What's intriguing is that Tamme played all of those snaps out of the slot, acting as Welker's direct replacement. However, while the Chargers' pass defense isn't great, keep in mind that Tamme will probably be fourth or fifth in line for targets. He has some deep-league appeal.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors12/11 - Broncos WR Wes Welker won't play Thursday
12/9 - Broncos WR Wes Welker concussed, might not play Thursday
11/22 - Broncos WR Wes Welker cleared to play, TE Julius Thomas questionable for Week 12
11/19 - Broncos TE Julius Thomas is day to day with knee strain; WR Wes Welker 'expected to be OK'
11/18 - Broncos WR Wes Welker concussed
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Average Draft PositionWes Welker was drafted in 100% of MyFantasyLeague.com leagues with an average drafting position of 41.90
2013 Mock Draft Results
2013 FFToolbox Staff Mock Draft #1
June 18th, 2013
|3.04||FFToolbox - George Bissell|
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #2
July 2nd 2013
|4.02||BFD Fantasy - I'm not scared of nothing! Welker will outscore Decker this season and this is a PPR league. I love Wes again and again for his receptions.|
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #1
June 25th, 2013
|4.10||KFFL - I am not sure I would take Welker here again, but I thought Danny Amendola would make it back to me. At any rate, Welker should be a reliable pair of hands for what figures to be a high-flying offense.|
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #3
July 9th, 2013
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