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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

2018 FANTASY FOOTBALL HOT STOVE SIGNINGS: CASE KEENUM SIGNING WITH THE BRONCOS

                                                             

After apparently getting word that they were out of the Kirk Cousins Derby, the Denver Broncos quickly pivoted late Monday night/early Tuesday morning by coming to contract terms with free agent QB Case Keenum.  While terms are still unknown, Keenum gets his windfall after putting together a magnificent 2017 campaign for the Minnesota Vikings where he came off the bench to replace an injured Sam Bradford in September and then proceeded to lead the team to the NFC Championship Game by completing 67.6 percent of his throws for 3,547 yards and 22 touchdowns with just 7 INT's.  There is some risk in the deal in terms of Keenum possibly being a one-year wonder since he failed to catch on previously with the Houston Texans and Los Angeles Rams but his very good accuracy and ability to protect the football will serve Broncos wideouts Emmanuel Sanders and especially Demaryius Thomas well.  Thomas will see the most fantasy football-related boost from Keenum's signing as his WR 1 skills were being pushed down to WR 2 territory ever since the retirement of Peyton Manning due to the shoddy QB play in Denver.  We all saw how massive a WR 1 Adam Thielen was a year ago with Keenum at the helm in Minny and so Thomas has to go back to WR 1 consideration as well for 2018 fantasy football.  Meanwhile, Keenum should be put down as a low-end QB 1 in single-passer leagues but he makes us much more comfortable as a backup. 


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