July 23, 2016

Overall Ranking

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Season Schedule

  • Week 1 - Sep 07

    IND @ DEN

  • Week 2 - Sep 14

    KC @ DEN

  • Week 3 - Sep 21

    DEN @ SEA

  • Week 4 - Sep 28


  • Week 5 - Oct 05

    ARI @ DEN

  • Week 6 - Oct 12

    DEN @ NYJ

  • Week 7 - Oct 19

    SF @ DEN

  • Week 8 - Oct 23

    SD @ DEN

  • Week 9 - Nov 02

    DEN @ NE

  • Week 10 - Nov 09

    DEN @ OAK

  • Week 11 - Nov 16

    DEN @ STL

  • Week 12 - Nov 23

    MIA @ DEN

  • Week 13 - Nov 30

    DEN @ KC

  • Week 14 - Dec 07

    BUF @ DEN

  • Week 15 - Dec 14

    DEN @ SD

  • Week 16 - Dec 22

    DEN @ CIN

  • Week 17 - Dec 28

    OAK @ DEN

  • Week 1 - Sep 09

    PIT 19 @ DEN 31

  • Week 3 - Sep 17

    DEN 21 @ ATL 27

  • Week 4 - Sep 30

    OAK 6 @ DEN 37

  • Week 5 - Oct 07

    DEN 21 @ NE 31

  • Week 7 - Oct 15

    DEN @ SD

  • Week 8 - Oct 28

    NO @ DEN

  • Week 9 - Nov 04

    DEN @ CIN

  • Week 10 - Nov 11

    DEN @ CAR

  • Week 11 - Nov 18

    SD @ DEN

  • Week 12 - Nov 25

    DEN @ KC

  • Week 13 - Dec 02

    TB @ DEN

  • Week 1 - Sep 12

    OAK 23 @ DEN 20

  • Week 2 - Sep 18

    CIN 22 @ DEN 24

  • Week 3 - Sep 25

    DEN 14 @ TEN 17

  • Week 4 - Oct 02

    DEN 23 @ GB 49

  • Week 5 - Oct 09

    SD 29 @ DEN 24

  • Week 6 - Oct 16


  • Week 7 - Oct 23

    DEN 18 @ MIA 15

  • Week 8 - Oct 30

    DET 45 @ DEN 10

  • Week 9 - Nov 06

    DEN 38 @ OAK 24

  • Week 10 - Nov 13

    DEN 17 @ KC 10

  • Week 12 - Nov 27

    DEN 16 @ SD 13

  • Week 13 - Dec 04

    DEN 35 @ MIN 32

  • Week 14 - Dec 11

    CHI 10 @ DEN 13

  • Week 15 - Dec 18

    NE 41 @ DEN 23

  • Week 16 - Dec 24

    DEN 14 @ BUF 40

  • Week 1 - Sep 12

    DEN 17 @ JAC 24

  • Week 2 - Sep 19

    SEA 14 @ DEN 31

  • Week 3 - Sep 26

    IND 27 @ DEN 13

  • Week 4 - Oct 03

    DEN 26 @ TEN 20

  • Week 5 - Oct 10

    DEN 17 @ BAL 31

  • Week 6 - Oct 17

    NYJ 24 @ DEN 20

  • Week 7 - Oct 24

    OAK 59 @ DEN 14

  • Week 8 - Oct 31

    DEN 16 @ SF 24

  • Week 9 - Nov 07


  • Week 10 - Nov 14

    KC 29 @ DEN 49

  • Week 11 - Nov 22

    DEN 14 @ SD 35

  • Week 12 - Nov 28

    STL 36 @ DEN 33

  • Week 13 - Dec 05

    DEN 6 @ KC 10

  • Week 14 - Dec 12

    DEN 13 @ ARI 43

  • Week 15 - Dec 19

    DEN 23 @ OAK 39

  • Week 16 - Dec 26

    HOU 23 @ DEN 24

  • Week 17 - Jan 02

    JAC 17 @ HOU 34

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    1 TDs

    0 rush yards

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Owen Daniels

Denver Broncos

2008 - 2011 Statistics

                           RUSHING                            RECEIVING                            FANTASY

                            Rush    Yards    TD         Rec   Targets   Yards   TD         Tot Pts   Pts/Gm

2011 Stats           0         0       0         54        84      677     3           85.7       5.7

2010 Stats           0         0       0         38        68      471     2           59.1       5.4

2009 Stats            0         0       0         40        58      519     5           81.9      10.2  

2008 Stats            0         0       0         70       101      862     2           98.2       6.1

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2012 Pros and Cons

(+) 2 years removed from a torn ACL injury could help him regain his form as a top TE

(+) Schaub was out most of last season, and now he's back

(+/–) This guy scares the daylights out of me, could produce, but a real role of the dice

(–) Not much upside picking him as your TE1 

(–) Had 3 TDs in the first 4 weeks last year, then proceeded to not score again for the rest of the season

(–) Has never had more than 100 fantasy football points in a season in his 6 years in the league

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2009 Review

Owen Daniels was having a tremendous 2009 campaign until he tore his right ACL and was lost for the remainder of the season.  To show you just how good his year was going, if you were to take away that eighth game in which Daniels got hurt, the Texans tight end would have averaged 11.4 fantasy points per game.  To put that in perspective, Vernon Davis ended up leading all tight ends on the year with 10.9 fantasy points a game.  Basically, Owen was playing out of his mind.  Even if he were a wide receiver, he would have placed in the top-10 with those numbers and beaten out both Roddy White and Sidney Rice!  Unfortunately, Daniels is inching closer and closer to acquiring the label of “injury-prone” player, as he has now suffered three ACL-related injuries in his career.  Still, you can’t ignore what he was doing on the field up until the point of his injury.

~  Ranked 17th in the league with 81.9 TE fantasy points (basic scoring system)

~  Tied for 39th in the league with 5 receiving touchdowns

~  Ranked 18th among tight ends in the league with 519 receiving yards (85th overall)

~  Ranked third among tight ends in the league with 64.9 receiving yards per game (24th overall)

~  Ranked 20th among tight ends in the league with 40 receptions (tied for 101st overall)

~  Ranked 22nd among tight ends in the league with 57 targets (tied for 116th overall)

~  Tied for 12th among tight ends in the league with 8 receptions of 20+ yards (tied for 65th overall)

~  Ranked 13th among tight ends in the league with 28 catches for first downs (tied for 73rd overall)

~  Ranked 13th among tight ends in the league with 227 yards after the catch (YAC) (56th overall)

~  Set career bests in receptions per game (5.0), yards per game (64.9), and yards per reception (13.0)

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2010 Fantasy Outlook

Questions abound for Houston’s talented tight end heading into the 2010 season.  Will offseason rehab of his torn ACL allow him to return to the dominant form he displayed in the first half of 2009?  Of no less importance, will Daniels be able to make it through the upcoming season injury-free?  How will his contract issues with the Texans front office and his desire for a long-term deal affect his play?  There’s no doubt drafting Owen to your fantasy team in 2010 will come with quite a bit of risk, but after seeing him lead all tight ends in fantasy points through the first eight games last year, the risk looks to be worth it.  You can likely get him at a great value with possibly seven or more TEs being snatched up ahead of him, but Daniels has every possibility in the world to end up in the top-5 by season’s end.  Take a chance, but at the same time, cover your ass with a good backup soon after you do.

~ Daniels was leading the league in tight end targets when he suffered his injury, a stat that could continue into this year

~ His past injuries might start to make him shade on the tentative side

~ Despite the nice progress in his offseason rehab, it’s possible he might be slowed a bit

~ Will the Texans offense, and QB Matt Schaub in particular, forget just how valuable of a weapon he is?

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Owen Daniels (@owendaniels) can be followed on Twitter at:  http://twitter.com/owendaniels



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Talent-wise, Daniels is right at the top of the TE heap.  Used all over the field, Owen makes plays that most other tight ends can only dream of having in their arsenal:

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Daniels was offered a first- and third-round tender by the Texans, which he ended up signing in June this offseason.  The tender ended up being for $3.168 million, but if Daniels proves he can stay healthy, expect a long-term deal to come his way either during the 2010 season or sometime soon after:

2010 – $3.168 million

2011 – Free Agent

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Strength of Schedule

SOS - Houston Texans


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Injury Report


Three ACL-related injuries in his career, with the last one ending his 2009 season, leads us to worry just a bit about Owen

Owen Daniels (knee) remained limited on Thursday.


Pyro's take: Owen Daniels will be ready for Sunday but would be limited if Vernon Davis is cleared to play,

12/10/15, 09:29 PM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.pyromaniac.com

Owen Daniels (knee, shoulder) returned to Broncos practice on Thursday


Pyro's take: The longer Vernon Davis is in Denver the more he will play. We are now in week three of VD being a Bronco, and his role will expand even more, pushing Owen Daniels out the door.

11/19/15, 09:33 PM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.pyromaniac.com

Knee Scoped

Jamison Hensley, the Ravens team reporter has stated via twitter that "TE Owen Daniels had a "clean-up procedure on his knee and will be out at least one game. Crockett Gillmore expected to start."

Pyro's take: Its very possible that Owen Daniels could miss more than one game, and this makes Gillmore a radar prospect. Keep an eye on how he does, and go from there.

10/24/14, 07:33 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: twitter.com

Daniels Making the Most

Owen Daniels is making the most out of his situation in Baltimore. The Ravens run a tight end friendly offense, and when Dennis Pitta went out with an injury it freed up Daniels to do his thing. He followed Gary Kubiak from Houston and now is being rewarded. The two-time Pro Bowl selection has caught 19 passes for 183 yards and two touchdowns. During the Ravens' 20-13 loss to the Indianapolis Colts last Sunday, Daniels played 97 percent of the snaps.

“It’s just changed in the amount of reps I’ve been getting," Daniels said. "In terms of what I’m doing on the field, it’s all the same stuff for the most part. Now I guess it’s a little different: I would be playing Crockett’s spot when we have two tight ends, and now I’m in Dennis’ spot what he was doing. A little bit different there, but that’s what I did in Houston for the most part for the time I was down there. Just a little more reps on game day, which I’m OK with.”

Pyro's take: Owen Daniels has been a real nice addition to the team, as nobody on the roster could do what he is doing at the present moment. Since the Ravens rely so much on the tight end, they would have to rework the playbook.

Daniels is a top 10 tight end, and could either start when needed or be a key reserve. He definitely holds more value in PPR leagues.

10/12/14, 12:57 AM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.baltimoresun.com

Daniels two scores

Owen Daniels stole the spotlight from Dennis Pitta tonight as he had both the Ravens touchdowns on the night. He also walked away with five receptions on five targets for 28 yards.

Pyro's take: Daniels is going to be a threat all season long, and if your a Pitta owner its going to be rough, but Pitta will have more games like week one than week two. Keep Dennis Pitta in your line-up, and just roll with it.

As for Owen Daniels, these type of games are going to be far and in-between, but if your desperate at tight end, he is not a bad option.

09/11/14, 10:09 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.covers.com

Texans free up more cap space, cut TE Owen Daniels

The Houston Texans freed up another $4.5 million in cap room today when they released their second-longest tenured player (WR Andre Johnson), tight end Owen Daniels.

Pyro's take: Owen had a nice early run during his eight seasons with the Texans, but he had become increasingly injury-prone over the years and had lost a step or two over the latter part of it. The 31-year-old tight end played in just two 16-game seasons over the course of his career (his last one came in 2008) and missed 11 games in 2013 with a fractured fibula.

He's still good enough to get a job as a bridge starter/mentor somewhere, but he won't be the same trusty fantasy option he was years ago.

Despite all that, if the word around town proves to be true and the Packers are really interested enough to sign him, he could be a pretty nice risk/reward pickup later on in drafts this summer.

03/13/14, 12:45 AM CDT by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.pyromaniac.com

Daniels Released by Texans

Owen Daniels has been released by the Houston Texans before the start of Free Agency.

"Daniels had one year left on a three-year deal worth about $15 million. He would have counted for $6.25 million against the salary cap for the 2014 season. By releasing Daniels, the Texans save $4.5 million against the cap."

Pyro's take: Owen Daniels' skills have diminished since being a top tight end option a few years ago. Daniels' value for next season would have been highest if he was still on the Texans where he has been a franchise stalwart since being drafted by the Texans in 2006. There still could be a few intriguing fantasy options for Daniels on the free agent market should he pursue a new team and a new challenge.

Daniels is second in the franchises receiving record books posting 385 receptions, 4,617 yards and 29 touchdowns. He could be an intriguing option for a team like Green Bay who is looking for tight end help for next season.

03/11/14, 01:21 PM CDT by Stagg Party
Source: espn.go.com

Owen to the IR

Ian Rapoport reports that Owen Daniels is headed to the IR/Designated to return list. His injury is from a non-displaced fibula fracture. As such, Daniels fibula (leg bone) cracked, but did not move out of place. The moving out of place is what causes the difference between displaced and non-displaced. The injury occurred against the 49ers last Sunday. The time table to return is now eight weeks, but wont require surgery. Daniels is second on the team in receptions with 24, and is Schaub's binky.

Pyro's take: By the time Daniels comes back, the Texans will either be in the hunt or straight gone from the playoffs. Im betting on that Daniels does not return to a full time role this season. If they are out then he will sit, if in the hunt, then Houston brass wont risk further injury to a key player. Feel free to take a look at Garrett Graham who has 15 receptions for 141 yards and three touchdowns on the season, and will be Owen Daniels full time replacement.


10/09/13, 02:54 PM CDT by d-Rx
Source: www.nfl.com

Daniels has torn ACL, out for the season

The Houston Texans' worst fears were confirmed today as it was announced that tight end Owen Daniels indeed has a torn ACL and will be out for the remainder of the 2009 season.

Pyro's take: That's a HUGE loss for Matt Schaub and the Texans, as Daniels had garnered the most tight end targets in the NFL up to this point. Schaub's fantasy football value takes a slight hit to be sure, while Owen owners must now look to either their bench or the waiver wire for a replacement.

11/02/09, 11:30 AM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: twitter.com

Owen Daniels injures knee during game

Texans tight end Owen Daniels injured his knee in the first quarter today and had to be assisted off the field.

Pyro's take: It's being called a sprain at this point but we'll see what the real story is later in the day or possibly tomorrow. Either way, Daniels is not expected to return.

11/01/09, 12:45 PM CST by Dawgmaticå

Owen Daniels becoming force to be reckoned with

Texans coach Gary Kubiak raved to the media on Thursday about his tight end, Owen Daniels:
"Owen is becoming a big-time player in this league. He's more consistent in the run game for us than he's ever been. Obviously, y'all know the plays he can make in the pass game. O.D. is a real pro. He's going to do it for a long, long time. This place has got a good one for a long time."

Pyro's take: Daniels has been kicking ass and taking names so far this year and should be starting every week for your fantasy football team.

10/22/09, 05:30 PM CDT by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.houstontexans.com

No new contract for Owen Daniels

The Houston Texans have said they will not give starting TE Owen Daniels a new contract this year, even though he clearly is unhappy with his current one. Daniels is under contract until 2011.

Pyro's take: After the Bucs made TE Kellen Winslow the highest paid TE ever (and biggest mistake ever), Daniels, whose numbers rival Winslow's, has lobbied for a new contract. He won't get one until next year and it won't affect his performance on the field, as he reported to training camp on time and is ready to go.

08/04/09, 01:00 PM CDT by
Source: www.chron.com