Wes Welker (concussion, OUT): Luckily, we already know that he’s been ruled out. I talked all about Welker here on Tuesday if you want to know the scoop, but looks like Eric Decker and Demaryius Thomas get a bump in value tonight.
Knowshon Moreno (bone bruise, PROBABLE): After suffering what looked like a pretty bad bone bruise two weeks ago, Moreno hasn’t missed any time at all and seems to be full speed ahead. He’s actually listed on the injury report with a shoulder issue, which should be no cause for concern. Don’t expect any limitations or cause for concern with Moreno, play him as you normally would.
Julius Thomas (sprained knee, PROBABLE): Thomas returned to the lineup last week following two missed games with a sprained knee and didn’t waste any time getting a TD on the board. Thomas ran and moved around well, not showing much limitation related to his sprained knee. He was able to practice all week and seems to be getting closer and closer to 100%. He’s a nice play tonight against the Chargers, whose LBs have a tough time with athletic TEs across the middle.
Peyton Manning (high ankle sprain, PROBABLE), Decker (ribs, PROBABLE), D. Thomas (shoulder, PROBABLE)
San Diego Chargers
Keenan Allen (sprained AC joint, PROBABLE): Allen and Chargers head coach Mike McCoy were both very confident that this injury wouldn’t cost Allen any time and it appears they had a good read on it. Allen was able to practice in full each day and appears to be on track to play tonight. The fact that Allen only left the game for an instant and was able to return with little limitation bodes well for him this week. This type of injury may limit his overhead motion and could be an issue if he lands hard on it again, but it’s a relative low risk and is definitely something he can play well through. Expect him to be a full go this week and put up good numbers against a beatable Broncos secondary.
Eddie Royal (toe/chest, QUESTIONABLE): Royal is a step ahead of where he was last week, as he’s been able to put in two limited practices on Tuesday and Wednesday. The good news is that Royal is only listed with a toe injury now, as his chest injury seems to have responded well to returning to the field last Sunday. Expect Royal to be out there, albeit with some limitation as he doesn’t appear to be fully healthy at this point. He could be a nice sleeper with Allen getting all the attention, but he’s a risky play on a short week.
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