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Position
WR
 
Jersey
83
Name  Wes Welker
Born  5/1/1981
Height  5-9
Weight  185
College  Texas Tech
3/17/2014 1:31:00 PM
Description: Denver exercised its 2014 option on receiver Wes Welker.
Insight: Welker figures to improve on last year's numbers (73-778-10). He'll be more familiar with QB Peyton Manning and the loss of Eric Decker won't be completely compensated for by the addition of Emmanuel Sanders. Welker also missed three games due to a concussion.
 
1/12/2014 4:45:00 PM
Description: Denver receiver Wes Welker is wearing a specialized helmet in today's game against San Diego. Welker has suffered two concussions this season and hasn't played since December 8th. SOURCE: Vic Lombardi, CBS4 Denver
Insight: The helmet looks gigantic. It's a necessary precaution, however, as another head injury could end Welker's career. He only caught three passes for 21 yards when these teams squared off in Week 10.
 
1/6/2014 11:35:00 AM
Description: Bad news for the Chargers secondary, Broncos wideout Wes Welker was cleared last week to play in the Divisional Round of the playoffs.
Insight: Welker had missed the past three games with a concussion. Though the 778 yards he recorded this year were his fewest since 2006, Welker's 10 touchdown receptions in 2013 were a career-high. Welker, Demaryius Thomas, Eric Decker and Julius Thomas make a formidable receiving corps.
 
12/29/2013 1:20:00 PM
Description: Confirming an earlier report, Broncos wideout Wes Welker will be back for the team's first playoff game in two weeks. SOURCE: ESPN
Insight: Welker has missed the past three games with a concussion. He practiced on a limited basis this week and should get full reps during the team's upcoming bye week. Though the 778 yards he recorded this year were his fewest since 2006, Welker's ten touchdown receptions in 2013 were a career-high.
 
12/27/2013 2:31:00 PM
Description: Denver receiver Wes Welker (concussion) has been ruled out for the final game of the regular season, according to Mike Klis of the Denver Post.
Insight: Welker suffered his second concussion of the season on Dec. 8 and will end up missing the last three games of the regular season. He returned to practice this week, however, and should be ready to go for Denver's first playoff game in two weeks.
 
12/25/2013 4:33:00 PM
Description: Denver receiver Wes Welker (concussion) practiced Wednesday which is an obvious indication that he's getting better.
Insight: Welker suffered his second concussion of the season on Dec. 8 and is not expected to play in the season finale, but is encouraging news in regards to the Broncos' first playoff game in three weeks.
 
12/20/2013 6:10:00 PM
Description: According to espn.com, Denver receiver Wes Welker (concussion) is expected to miss the final two games of the regular season.
Insight: Welker suffered his second concussion of the season on Dec. 8. Andre Caldwell, who stepped in and caught two touchdowns against San Diego last Thursday, will be Denver's No. 3 receiver again this week at Houston and a WR3 option in fantasy leagues. Welker will finish with 73 receptions for 778 yards, both his lowest since 2006, and a career-high 10 touchdowns in 13 games.
 
12/19/2013 7:22:00 PM
Description: According to Jay Glazer of FOX Sports, Broncos receiver Wes Welker (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game at Houston.
Insight: Welker suffered his second concussion of the season on Dec. 8 and will miss his second straight game this weekend. Andre Caldwell, who stepped in and caught two touchdowns against San Diego last Thursday, will be Denver's No. 3 receiver again this week and a WR3 option in fantasy leagues.
 
12/18/2013 5:25:00 PM
Description: According to ESPN's Jeff Legwold, Broncos receiver Wes Welker (concussion) still has not been medically cleared to return to practice.
Insight: Welker suffered his second concussion of the season on Dec. 8. It's obviously not a good sign for his Week 16 availability that he isn't ready to return after sitting out last Thursday's game against San Diego. Andre Caldwell, who stepped in and caught two touchdowns against San Diego, would be Denver's No. 3 receiver again this week and a WR3 option in fantasy leagues.
 
12/11/2013 10:32:00 AM
Description: According to Jay Glazer of FOX Sports, Denver receiver Wes Welker (concussion) will miss Thursday's game against San Diego.
Insight: Welker suffered his second concussion in the last month Sunday against the Titans and had a slim chance of being ready during this short week. Fantasy owners should expect an increase in targets for Demaryius Thomas, Eric Decker, Julius Thomas and possibly Jacob Tamme who saw additional snaps Sunday after Welker went down.
 
12/9/2013 1:14:00 PM
Description: Denver receiver Wes Welker (73-778-10) suffered another concussion Sunday against Tennessee and should be considered unlikely to play in Thursday's game against San Diego.
Insight: That's his second concussion this season. Fantasy owners should expect an increase in targets for Demaryius Thomas, Eric Decker, Julius Thomas and possibly Jacob Tamme who saw additional snaps Sunday after Welker went down.
 
12/8/2013 6:01:00 PM
Description: Denver receiver Wes Welker suffered another concussion Sunday against Tennessee.
Insight: That's his second this season. It's going to be tough for him to be ready for the Broncos' Week 15 game against San Diego which is scheduled for Thursday night.
 
11/23/2013 1:01:00 PM
Description: Denver interim coach Jack Del Rio confirmed that receiver Wes Welker (concussion) will play Sunday night against the Patriots, according to the Denver Post. "It's kind of like Peyton (Manning) was a while back -- if you had the 'definitely will go' category, (Welker would) probably be on there too," Del Rio said.
Insight: Welker got in a full practice Friday and is good to go for the Week 12 showdown with his former team. He's a must-start as usual.
 
11/22/2013 4:52:00 PM
Description: Denver receiver Wes Welker (concussion) was upgraded to probable for Sunday night's game at New England.
Insight: Welker got in a full practice Friday and is good to go for the Week 12 showdown with his former team. He's a must-start as usual.
 
11/21/2013 1:33:00 PM
Description: Denver receiver Wes Welker was back at practice on Thursday. SOURCE: Mike Klis, Denver Post
Insight: You didn't think Welker was going to miss Denver's Week 12 opponent, his former team the New England Patriots, did you? Peyton Manning will feed him a larger workload because he knows how to keep his receivers happy.
 
11/20/2013 4:23:00 PM
Description: Denver receiver Wes Welker didn't participate in practice on Wednesday. SOURCE: Mike Klis, Denver Post
Insight: Denver's Week 12 opponent, the New England Patriots (his former team), should give Welker plenty of incentive to play on Sunday. Unfortunately, it's not up to him. Because of the league's new policy for head injuries, he'll need to pass a series of concussion tests before he is cleared to play.
 
11/18/2013 8:28:00 PM
Description: Broncos receiver Wes Welker left Sunday's game with a concussion but according to ESPN's Adam Schefter, he's hoping to play next week against the Patriots.
Insight: He'll go through the necessary protocol for head injuries throughout the week. Welker hasn't caught 100 yards worth of passes in any game this season but he's made up for it by hauling in a career-high nine touchdowns.
 
11/18/2013 9:30:00 AM
Description: Denver wideout Wes Welker could have suffered a concussion in the fourth quarter of Sunday night's game with Kansas City.
Insight: Welker caught eight balls for 72 yards. If it was a concussion, he'll have to work hard to get back for next week's matchup against his old team - the Patriots.
 
Hot9/29/2013 7:48:00 PM
Description: Denver wideout Wes Welker already has as many touchdowns as he did last season and it's only Week 4.
Insight: After years of doing all the work and then letting someone else score the points, Welker is finally piling on the touchdowns. He's now scored at least once in every game this season with 266 receiving yards over that stretch. Welker's fantasy value has never been higher.
 
9/13/2013 3:33:00 PM
Description: Peyton Manning's new favorite weapon, Wes Welker, practiced in full on Friday and should be ready to go against the Giants.
Insight: Welker has been dealing an ankle sprain since before the season began, but he was always expected to be ready. In his first game with Manning, Welker caught nine balls for 67 yards and two scores. Wait till they get to know one another better!
 

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