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Bridgewater Named Starter

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In a surprising move, the Broncos named Teddy Bridgewater as their starting QB. What does this mean for the other offensive weapons on the team?


News broke today that the Denver Broncos have name Teddy Bridgewater the starting QB over Drew Lock. Both have played well in the preseason, but many — including me — thought that Lock would get the starting nod if the competition was close.

Denver this Year

It looks like Fangio and the coaching staff have decided they wanted to go with the safer option and play more conservatively. The Broncos are hoping to win with good defense, by running the ball, and not turning the ball over. The only problem is, I am not sure that is a recipe for the team to compete in the AFC West with the potent offenses of the Chiefs and the Chargers.

Fantasy Outlook

I am not going to lie, I don’t think Lock is the answer, but he has looked better in the preseason and the long TD to KJ Hamler had me excited. Bridgewater does not like to take risks, but he had four more TDs than interceptions last year with the Panthers, so there is limited potential in passing TDs.

I think, fantasy-wise, Bridgewater helps RBs Jerry Jeudy and Noah Fant. Bridgewater likes to check down to more intermediate routes and Courtland Sutton is more of a downfield threat.

Bridgewater should only be looked at in SuperFlex leagues and, even then, would be a very low QB2 option. The offense has less of a high ceiling but might not have as much volatility with a gunslinger like Lock.


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BHaye

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