Owen Daniels
TE DEN (11)
9 months ago

The Broncos released Daniels on Tuesday, Mike Klis of the 9 News Denver reports.

EDGE Analysis

After Gary Kubiak was hired as the Broncos' head coach last year, Daniels hooked up with his former boss in Denver and proceeded to put together a modest campaign, gathering in 46 catches for 517 yards and three touchdowns in the regular season. Once the AFC championship game rolled around, though, Daniels made his greatest impact for the Mile-High residents, as he teamed up with Peyton Manning to post two first-half touchdowns in an eventual two-point victory versus the Patriots. While he has a Super Bowl title under his belt, Daniels demonstrated that he still has something left in the tank and should draw some interest on the open market.

Owen Daniels
TE DEN (11)
10 months ago

Daniels caught 46 of 77 targets for 517 yards and three touchdowns in 2015. He followed up with five catches off of eight targets for 61 yards and Denver's only two receiving touchdowns in the playoffs.

EDGE Analysis

Daniels ranked third in every major receiving category for Denver, but it wasn't as though Denver didn't try to cut into his targets. The team invested a third-round pick in Jeff Heuerman before the season only to see him go down with a knee injury in the offseason. They then traded for Vernon Davis, who failed to deliver on his early promise. That left Daniels, a personal favorite of head coach Gary Kubiak, as Denver's top tight end. That isn't likely to change in 2016. Davis is unlikely to return, Heuerman will need to adjust to the pro game and young Virgil Green has yet to see his receiving prowess match up with his skills as a blocker. Expect Daniels to hold onto the No. 3 receiving role in Denver, especially if Brock Osweiler stays on. Daniels averaged 3.1 receptions per game in Osweiler's seven starts, as compared to 2.4 per game in Manning's 12 starts, including the playoffs.

Owen Daniels
TE DEN (11)
10 months ago

Daniels secured one of two targets for 18 yards in Sunday's 24-10 Super Bowl victory over the Panthers.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran tight end notably came up with an impressive 18-yard reception on the game's first play before essentially becoming a non-factor the rest of the way. The 33-year-old put together a solid season in his first Denver campaign, especially considering that he played with a physically compromised Peyton Manning and inexperienced Brock Osweiler. Daniels came close to duplicating his 2014 numbers in Baltimore, tallying 46 catches for 517 yards and three touchdowns. Under the Broncos' control for two more seasons, Daniels will likely be brought back in 2016 as an effective veteran insurance policy at tight end.

Owen Daniels
TE DEN (11)
10 months ago

Daniels scored touchdowns of 21 and 12 yards on his only two catches during Sunday's win over the Patriots in the AFC championship game.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran was targeted just three times on the day, but he certainly got his money's worth, scoring both of the Broncos' touchdowns in a two-point win. Daniels doesn't always see his share of targets, but Peyton Manning has proven willing to look his way in and around the red zone, as was the case Sunday. As such, Daniels' should maintain his touchdown-dependent role when the Super Bowl rolls around in two weeks.

Owen Daniels
TE DEN (11)
11 months ago

Daniels caught his lone target of Sunday's victory over the Chargers for a 15-yard gain.

EDGE Analysis

Daniels' production and exposure in the offense has been all over the place this season, but his single target on Sunday was a season low. Daniels has spent much of the year third in the pecking order behind outside threats Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders. Don't expect that to change in the playoffs. In three games against potential Division Round opponents Kansas City and Pittsburgh this season, Daniels averaged two catches per game for 16 yards.

Owen Daniels
TE DEN (11)
11 months ago

Daniels (knee/shoulder) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Chargers.

EDGE Analysis

Daniels, who caught five of his seven targets in this past Monday's win over the Bengals, is available if you need him Sunday, and of late he's seen more looks than fellow TE Vernon Davis, which gives Daniels some utility in deeper fantasy formats.

Owen Daniels
TE DEN (11)
11 months ago

Daniels (knee/shoulder) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Chargers.

EDGE Analysis

Daniels -- who caught five of his seven targets in Monday's win over the Bengals -- returned to practice Friday after sitting out Thursday's session, which puts him on track to suit up for Sunday's regular season finale, a 4:25 ET kickoff.

Owen Daniels
TE DEN (11)
11 months ago

Daniels (knee, shoulder) did not practice Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

We'll circle back on Daniels' status Friday, but so far there has been nothing to suggest that he'll miss Sunday's game against the Chargers, which would of course would be supported by a probable injury designation on the Broncos' final Week 17 injury report.

Owen Daniels
TE DEN (11)
11 months ago

Daniels led the Broncos with 70 yards from five catches (on seven targets) in Monday night's win over the Bengals.

EDGE Analysis

Daniels represented a reliable security blanket for quarterback Brock Osweiler, as only star wideout Demaryius Thomas was targeted more Monday. With 70 yards against the Bengals, Daniels posted his second-highest total of the campaign, putting him in good standing ahead of Sunday's regular season finale versus the Chargers.

Owen Daniels
TE DEN (11)
12 months ago

Daniels (knee) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Steelers.

EDGE Analysis

Daniels is available if you need him Sunday, though the continued health and presence of fellow TE Vernon Davis hampers his fantasy upside in Week 15.