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NFL | Wes Welker cleared to play

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 10:33:44 -0700

Free-agent WR Wes Welker (Broncos) has been cleared to continue his playing career by one of the top concussion doctors. Welker said he did well in all of the tests during his visit with the doctor. Welker is working out in Florida and waiting to sign with a team.

Fantasy Tip: Welker has seen his stats drop in each of the last two seasons and has also dealt with some concussions during that time. Welker could receive some interest later in the offseason but likely would not be more than a late-round pick in deeper leagues next season.

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Dolphins | Wes Welker even less likely for MIA

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:58:10 -0700

Free agent WR Wes Welker (Broncos) is considered even less likely to sign with the Miami Dolphins, after Miami reportedly signed WR Greg Jennings to a two-year deal Wednesday, April 22.

Fantasy Tip: Welker has still yet to find a new home and the Dolphins were considered one of the most plausible landing destinations. Welker left his visit with Miami April 8, without a deal, and the Dolphins clearly moved on. Welker may have to accept a training-camp invite.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Denver Post - Troy E. Renck

Dolphins | Wes Welker leaves without deal

Wed, 08 Apr 2015 16:37:12 -0700

Free-agent WR Wes Welker (Broncos) left his visit with the Miami Dolphins Wednesday, April 8, without a deal.

Fantasy Tip: Welker finished the 2014 season with just two touchdown receptions, his lowest total since his sophomore season in 2006 with the Miami Dolphins. Welker has also finished the last two seasons with fewer than 100 receptions, and fewer than 1,000 receiving yards. With concussions a major concern for the 33-year-old, it wouldn't be a shock to see him begin the season without a contract in place. Any fantasy value he'll possess this season will rely on wherever he ends up.

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Dolphins | Wes Welker visiting Miami

Wed, 08 Apr 2015 06:37:23 -0700

Free-agent WR Wes Welker (Broncos) is visiting with the Miami Dolphins Wednesday, April 8.

Fantasy Tip: Welker defied odds with Tom Brady and Peyton Manning as his quarterback, but can he thrive in an offense without them at this stage? The oft-injured receiver could still have WR4 value in a PPR format, but his concussion history is quite worrisome.

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NFL | Wes Welker not popular in free agency

Tue, 17 Mar 2015 20:51:28 -0700

Free-agent WR Wes Welker (Broncos) is generating very little buzz on the open market, according to a league source. The lack of interest flows in part from a trend toward young receivers making an immediate impact.

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Broncos | Wes Welker intends to play in 2015

Mon, 16 Feb 2015 14:41:38 -0800

Denver Broncos impending free-agent WR Wes Welker is not planning on retiring. Welker said he's preparing for next season and added that he never said he was considering retirement, contrary to a previous report.

Fantasy Tip: The fact that Welker still plans on playing next season doesn't necessarily mean he'll play for the Broncos. He's coming off his worst season since 2006 when he played for the Miami Dolphins. Welker should be considered no more than a WR3 option in 2015 drafts, especially with his extensive concussion and injury history.

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Broncos | Wes Welker considering retirement

Tue, 10 Feb 2015 19:43:10 -0800

Denver Broncos impending free-agent WR Wes Welker is considering retirement after several years of head injuries and declining production, sources said Tuesday, Feb. 10.

Fantasy Tip: Welker posted 122 catches with 1,242 yards and 12 touchdowns in two seasons in Denver. He used to come close to that kind of production in a single season at the pinnacle of his career. If Welker does return, it is likely to be in another city since he is an unrestricted free agent. In the right situation, he could have WR3/4 value.

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Broncos | Denver not expected to re-sign Wes Welker

Sun, 08 Feb 2015 08:16:14 -0800

Denver Broncos impending free-agent WR Wes Welker is not expected to re-sign with the Broncos this offseason.

Fantasy Tip: Welker did not post any 100-yard games this season and only caught two touchdowns. He has seen his receiving yards drop each of the last three seasons. Welker's fantasy value will be determined by which team he will join during the offseason.

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Broncos | Wes Welker's targets fall off

Mon, 12 Jan 2015 18:19:22 -0800

Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker was targeted 64 times in 14 games this season after being targeted 110 times in 13 games the previous season.

Fantasy Tip: Welker was lost among all the weapons in Denver's passing attack this year, and at 33 years old, his days as a viable fantasy option could be behind him.

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Broncos | Wes Welker figuring out future

Mon, 12 Jan 2015 18:05:01 -0800

Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker said Monday, Jan. 12, that he was unsure if he wanted to return to the team when he becomes a free agent this offseason.

Fantasy Tip: Welker saw his role decrease dramatically this season with the arrival of Emmanuel Sanders, and Welker's fantasy value going forward will depend on where he ends up signing.

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Broncos | Wes Welker taking day off

Tue, 30 Dec 2014 14:19:20 -0800

Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker is taking the day off practice Tuesday, Dec. 30.

Fantasy Tip: Welker had just two catches for 42 yards in Week 17, and he remains sparsely used in this offense. He should be considered nothing more than a weak flex play in the Divisional Round of the playoffs next week.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Jeff Legwold

Broncos | Probable status for Wes Welker

Fri, 12 Dec 2014 13:13:56 -0800

Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker (ankle) practiced in full Friday, Dec. 12, and is probable for Week 15 against the San Diego Chargers.

Fantasy Tip: Welker's injury isn't much of a concern at all. More of a concern for his fantasy prospects are the impending return of Julius Thomas (ankle) to the field. Thomas' presence will take what few targets Welker has away. He's a very weak flex play at FantasyScore for $4,200.

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Broncos | Demaryius Thomas, Wes Welker practice

Thu, 11 Dec 2014 14:25:11 -0800

Denver Broncos WRs Demaryius Thomas (ankle) and Wes Welker (ankle) were limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 11, after sitting out Wednesday, Dec. 10.

Fantasy Tip: Thomas' injury is more serious than Welker's, but both should play in Week 15 against the San Diego Chargers. Thomas ($7,900) remains a perfectly acceptable play at FantasyScore; he had eight catches for over 100 yards in the first matchup with SD this year. Welker ($4,200) is a shaky flex play, but he could see more targets again if Julius Thomas (ankle) is limited or doesn't play at all.

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Broncos | Wes Welker not practicing

Wed, 10 Dec 2014 13:29:47 -0800

Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 10.

Fantasy Tip: Welker ($4,200) had one of his better games of the season in Week 14, catching six passes (six targets) for a season-high 82 yards. His increased involvement could continue if Demaryius Thomas (ankle) and Julius Thomas (ankle) remain limited, but Welker is still a pretty risky FantasyScore flex option.

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Broncos | Wes Welker will play

Fri, 05 Dec 2014 14:04:28 -0800

Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker (non-injury) practiced in full for the second straight day Friday, Dec. 5, and is probable for Week 14 against the Buffalo Bills.

Fantasy Tip: Welker ($4,000) should probably be avoided at FantasyScore against the Bills. The veteran wide receiver is only good for a few short-yardage passing plays a game these days.

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Broncos | Wes Welker back at practice

Thu, 04 Dec 2014 14:58:01 -0800

Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker (non-injury) returned to a full practice Thursday, Dec. 4, after sitting out Wednesday, Dec. 3.

Fantasy Tip: Welker ($4,000) will play against the Buffalo Bills, but he remains a weak flex play at FantasyScore because of his limited involvement in the team's passing attack.

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Broncos | Wes Welker resting

Wed, 03 Dec 2014 15:05:56 -0800

Updating a previous report, Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker (non-injury) took the day off practice Wednesday, Dec. 3.

Fantasy Tip: Welker isn't dealing with an injury, so that's good news for his owners. However, he just doesn't see enough targets to be a viable weekly lineup option. Consider Welker a weak play at FantasyScore this weekend against the Buffalo Bills for $4,000.

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Broncos | Wes Welker limited Wednesday

Wed, 03 Dec 2014 11:20:01 -0800

Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker (undisclosed) was limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 3. Welker played 57 of the team's 83 offensive snaps in Week 13 against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Fantasy Tip: Welker ($4,000) just doesn't see enough targets in this offense to make him a worthy play for FantasyScore lineups, especially if Julius Thomas (ankle) returns this weekend against the Buffalo Bills.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Denver Post - Troy E. Renck

Broncos | Wes Welker probable for Week 10

Fri, 07 Nov 2014 14:05:53 -0800

Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker (back) practiced in full for the third straight day Friday, Nov. 7, and is probable for Week 10 against the Oakland Raiders.

Fantasy Tip: Welker ($5,000; 10.0% of cap) looks healthy enough to return against the Raiders. The matchup is great, but Welker isn't receiving enough targets in this offense to warrant much more than a weak flex selection at FantasyScore.

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Broncos | Full practice for Wes Welker

Thu, 06 Nov 2014 15:26:44 -0800

Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker (back) practiced in full for the second straight day Thursday, Nov. 6.

Fantasy Tip: Welker should play against the Oakland Raiders in Week 10. However, for a price of $4,500 at FantasyScore, you'll likely find more consistent options for your lineups. Welker's targets and catches are way down with more dynamic weapons at Peyton Manning's disposal.

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Broncos | Full practice for Wes Welker

Wed, 05 Nov 2014 14:57:14 -0800

Updating a previous report, Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker (back) practiced in full Wednesday, Nov. 5.

Fantasy Tip: Welker's injury doesn't look to be very serious, so he should have a good shot at returning in Week 10 to face the Oakland Raiders. The matchup is nice, but Welker's involvement in the passing game has been few and far between this year. Consider him a weaker flex option for your FantasyScore lineups.

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Broncos | Wes Welker practicing

Wed, 05 Nov 2014 10:55:04 -0800

Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker (back) is participating in practice Wednesday, Nov. 5.

Fantasy Tip: Welker has not posted big numbers in any game this season since the team has several receivers they use in the passing game. Owners would have to spend $4,500 on Welker at FantasyScore, but they may want to use their money on a more consistent option.

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Broncos | Wes Welker day-to-day

Tue, 04 Nov 2014 09:40:04 -0800

Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker (back) is being listed as "day-to-day" by head coach John Fox.

Fantasy Tip: Welker's injury doesn't appear to be too serious, but he could be a question mark for Week 10 against the Oakland Raiders. The matchup is a nice one, but Welker is a risk at FantasyScore if he's not 100 percent.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Denver Post - Lindsay Jones

Broncos | Wes Welker has back bruise

Mon, 03 Nov 2014 13:04:22 -0800

Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker (back) suffered a back bruise in Sunday's contest against the New England Patriots. The timetable for his return was undisclosed.

Fantasy Tip: Welker has been the most disappointing starting receiver on the team by far this year and continues to struggle with staying healthy. If he is able to go against the Oakland Raiders, it still might be best to pass on him unless he's dirt cheap on FantasyScore.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Denver Post - Troy E. Renck

Broncos | Wes Welker will not return

Sun, 02 Nov 2014 16:05:56 -0800

Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker (back) left the Week 9 game against the New England Patriots in the second half due to a back injury and he will not return.

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Broncos | Wes Welker an afterthought in Week 8

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:21:18 -0700

Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker had just two catches for five yards on two targets in Week 8, and he's averaging just 36 yards per game this year, which is less than half his average (77) in the last seven seasons.

Fantasy Tip: Welker's usage in the offense is at an all-time low. With other more explosive and athletic weapons in the aerial game at Peyton Manning's disposal, Welker is mainly used for key third-down conversions. He's a weak flex play in deeper leagues moving forward.

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Broncos | Wes Welker sets NFL record

Sun, 05 Oct 2014 15:36:38 -0700

Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker hauled in his 850th career reception during the Week 5 game against the Arizona Cardinals. He is now the all-time leader among undrafted players. The previous record was held by former Denver Broncos WR Rod Smith, with 849.

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Broncos | Wes Welker good to go

Sun, 21 Sep 2014 07:01:57 -0700

Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker (concussion) had no setbacks in practice this week and will play Sunday, Sept. 11. However, there's no guarantee on number of snaps he'll receive in a crowded offense.

Fantasy Tip: Welker ($3,700; 7.4% of your cap) is a bargain buy on FantasyScore this week, but one has to wonder how much he'll produce as the fourth or fifth option in the offense.

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Broncos | Wes Welker ready to play

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:37:17 -0700

Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker (concussion) has practiced with the team all week and is ready to play in Week 3 against the Seattle Seahawks. He practiced in full all week, and he's listed as probable for Sunday, Sept. 21. "It's been great," head coach John Fox said of Welker's work this week. "He's a veteran guy that attacks preparation, and he's had a great week." Welker is expected to play, but he may not see a normal number of snaps as he would have if he had practiced more with the team before his suspension.

Fantasy Tip: You won't have to decide whether to spend on Welker at FantasyScore this week, since he's not eligible. However, he should be in all standard league rosters this weekend.

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Broncos | Wes Welker's health a non-issue

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:32:59 -0700

Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker (concussion) practiced with the team Wednesday, Sept. 17, which was his first on-field work since Labor Day, and he said he was cleared medically "about a week or so ago." "I appreciate their concern, I do," Welker said. "But at the same time, I feel great. I feel sharp and ready to go." Head coach John Fox said that Welker's suspension, from a health perspective, may have been a "blessing in disguise" for Welker.

Fantasy Tip: Welker's health is great news. He probably won't be overworked in his first game back against the Seattle Seahawks, though, especially since the team has their bye in Week 4. He won't be eligible to play in your lineup at FantasyScore this weekend, either.

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Broncos | Wes Welker not committing to Week 3

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:06:08 -0700

Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker feels great physically and is ready to return to the team, but he stopped short of committing to playing in Week 3 against the Seattle Seahawks. "That's a coach's decision," Welker said. " ... I'm preparing like I'm going to play." Welker was back on the practice field Wednesday, Sept. 17.

Fantasy Tip: Welker has been physically cleared and is going through the game plan with the team this week, so we'd expect him to suit up against the Seahawks. You won't have to worry about Welker at FantasyScore this week, since he's not eligible, but plan to return him to your standard lineups if he's active.

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Broncos | Wes Welker to return to slot

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:31:24 -0700

Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker will return to the slot receiver position in Week 3 against the Seattle Seahawks, moving WR Emmanuel Sanders back outside opposite WR Demaryius Thomas. WR Andre Caldwell will return to the No. 4 receiver role.

Fantasy Tip: Unfortunately, Welker won't be available at FantasyScore this week, but he should be returned immediately to all standard lineups against the Seahawks.

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Broncos | Wes Welker reinstated

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:46:07 -0700

Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker has been reinstated Wednesday, Sept. 17, after a new drug testing agreement was reached.

Fantasy Tip: As mentioned previously, Welker is not guaranteed to play in Week 3. He is priced at $3,700 (7.4% of your cap) on FantasyScore against the Seattle Seahawks. He's a cheap gamble to take this week, but it's a very poor matchup.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Boston Globe - Ben Volin

NFL | Drug testing agreement reached

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 06:32:03 -0700

The NFL and NFLPA have reached an agreement to a new drug testing policy. An announcement is expected soon.

Fantasy Tip: Wes Welker may be eligible to play in Week 3. He is priced at $3,700 (7.4% of your cap) on FantasyScore, but they are playing the Seattle Seahawks in Week 3. He's a cheap gamble to take, but temper expectations. Josh Gordon could be eligible to return later this season as well.

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Broncos | Wes Welker to be reinstated

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:03:12 -0700

Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker will officially be reinstated following the agreement of a new drug policy.

Fantasy Tip: Welker should be good to go in Week 3 against the Seattle Seahawks. He's a low-end WR2 option, but there's always the injury/concussion risk.

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Broncos | Wes Welker out for Week 2

Sat, 13 Sep 2014 13:17:35 -0700

Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker is not on the 53-man roster Saturday, Sept. 13, and will not play Sunday, Sept. 14, in Week 2.

Fantasy Tip: He should be owned and could be a solid start in Week 3.

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Broncos | Wes Welker unlikely in Week 2

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 19:26:15 -0700

Updating a previous report, Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker is unlikely to play in Week 2 against the Kansas City Chiefs, as he has not gone through a full practice since Aug. 19.

Fantasy Tip: FantasyScore owners will want to avoid Welker in the upcoming week, even if he is able to suit up and play. Let him knock the rust off before relying upon him for one of your lineup spots.

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Broncos | Wes Welker eligible in Week 2

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 16:26:25 -0700

Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker is eligible to return to the field in Week 2 against the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday, Sept. 14, following the agreement between the league and NFLPA on terms for the new drug policy.

Fantasy Tip: It's uncertain if Welker will be activated by the team since he hasn't practiced all week, and FantasyScore owners probably want to wait a week to see how he produces before plugging him back into the active lineup.

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Broncos | Wes Welker cleared from concussion

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 14:54:27 -0700

Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker (concussion) has cleared the concussion protocol, and he would be able to play in Week 2 against the Kansas City Chiefs if he is cleared by the NFL surrounding a possible new deal on a drug agreement. However, that doesn't mean he'd be active for the game.

Fantasy Tip: Welker is at the minimum price point for receivers in Week 2 at FantasyScore ($3,700; 7.4% of cap). Even if the league reaches a new deal before Sunday, it appears unlikely that Welker would be active on such late notice.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Denver Post - Mike Klis

NFL | League close to new drug agreement

Thu, 11 Sep 2014 17:10:44 -0700

The NFL and the Players Association are close to finalizing a new drug agreement that would bring human-grown hormone testing and changes to the marijuana policy. A new deal could result in reduced punishments for Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon, Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker and Dallas Cowboys CB Orlando Scandrick. Players could vote on the new deal as early as Friday, Sept. 12.

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NFL | Players to vote on new drug policy

Tue, 09 Sep 2014 09:15:32 -0700

Updating a previous report, the NFL Players Association will vote Tuesday, Sept. 9, on a revised drug policy, according to player sources. The policy will include human growth hormone testing for the first time ever, as well as changes that raise limits for marijuana testing and expand neutral arbitration. The league has received complaints from owners regarding reinstatement for recently suspended players like Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon and Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker, who would not have been suspended under the proposed policy.

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Broncos | Andre Caldwell starting Week 1

Sun, 07 Sep 2014 15:51:52 -0700

Denver Broncos WR Andre Caldwell is listed as a starter for Week 1 against the Indianapolis Colts Sunday, Sept. 7, in place of the suspended WR Wes Welker. The team is expected to use a combination of WRs Emmanuel Sanders, Demaryius Thomas and even their running backs in the slot for Week 1. The team might also use two tight ends while using flex TE Jacob Tamme in the slot.

Fantasy Tip: FantasyScore owners who rolled the dice on the low-priced Caldwell could be in for a surprising stat line with Caldwell. Stay tuned.

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Broncos | Wes Welker cleared

Sun, 07 Sep 2014 09:36:24 -0700

Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker (concussion) was cleared to play by an independent doctor last week and would be ready to play if his four-game suspension is lifted. Welker's suspension may be lifted if the NFL and NFL Players Association are able to agree on a new drug testing policy.

Fantasy Tip: Owners should still prepare for Welker to sit out the first four games of the season, but it would be a bonus if his suspension is lifted. Welker is an injury risk but should be started most weeks when he plays.

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NFL | Gordon, Welker may return soon

Fri, 05 Sep 2014 06:03:19 -0700

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon and Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker could have their suspensions reduced if the players and owners agree on a new drug testing policy. The new policy that may be forthcoming would include testing for human growth hormone. Offseason use of amphetamines would move from the performance-enhancing substance policy to the substance-abuse policy. Welker would go from a first-time offender in the PED policy to a first-time offender in the substance-abuse policy, which means he would not be subject to suspension. The threshold to trigger a positive result on a marijuana test would rise. Gordon's positive marijuana test was barely above the NFL's current threshold for a positive test.

Fantasy Tip: Gordon and Welker would make an immediate impact for fantasy teams and could be great values on FantasyScore next week if their suspensions were lifted.

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Broncos | Wes Welker denies drug use

Wed, 03 Sep 2014 06:09:12 -0700

Updating previous reports, Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker allegedly took "Molly" at the Kentucky Derby in May, which was cut with amphetamines and triggered the failed drug test, according to a source. Another source said Welker tested positive for Adderall. Welker has denied taking any drugs either recreational or performance-enhancing.

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Broncos | Wes Welker suspended

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:55:25 -0700

Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker has been suspended four games for amphetamine use, according to sources.

Fantasy Tip: This is obviously a big blow to Welker's fantasy value and subsequently gives more value to Demaryius Thomas, Emmanuel Sanders, Cody Latimer and Andre Caldwell. The Broncos' bye is Week 4 so Welker won't return until Week 6.

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Broncos | Wes Welker on field

Mon, 01 Sep 2014 09:14:59 -0700

Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker (concussion) is on the practice field Monday, Sept. 1, but has not been cleared for contact or to play at this point.

Fantasy Tip: Owners should consider Welker as questionable for Week 1 but that could change if he is cleared. He likely would be at least a flex option if he plays, but owners should have another option ready if he sits out.

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Broncos | Wes Welker improving

Sat, 30 Aug 2014 21:10:41 -0700

Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker (concussion) will increase his activity level when the team returns to practice Monday, Sept. 1.

Fantasy Tip: Welker has said he expects to be ready for Week 1, but until he is officially cleared, his status needs to be monitored.

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Texans | D.J. Swearinger won't be fined

Sat, 30 Aug 2014 17:35:57 -0700

Houston Texans SS D.J. Swearinger won't be fined for the hit that gave Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker a concussion.

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Broncos | Wes Welker ruled out of game

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:54:59 -0700

Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker (concussion) has been ruled out of the team's final preseason game Thursday, Aug. 27, but has been exercising and will travel with the team.

Fantasy Tip: While it is good news that Welker is appearing to make progress, there is still a long way to go before Welker is ready to go for Week 1. Check back over the next week for updates on his status, but have a backup plan ready in case he can't go.

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