It appears we will have to wait until after the Broncos bye week to see what will come from rookie 2nd round pick Drew Lock, and until that time comes journeyman Brandon Allen will lead the woeful Broncos offense.
According to Pro-Football-Reference, Allen’s bounced around the league since being a sixth round pick by the Jaguars in 2016. The Jags waived Allen in 2017, at which time the Rams claimed him and he hung around the Rams until this August, when he was waived and landed in Denver.
Denvers offense run by Rich Scangarello should look similar to what Allen ran in Los Angeles, though Flacco wasn’t the only problem in Denver, so a change at QB will probably only hurt budding stars Courtland Sutton and Noah Fant more than anything from a fantasy perspective.
Looking back at Allen’s college days, he continues to grow each year he played at Arkansas, ending his career with the Razorbacks with a near 66% completion rate, 3,440 yards and 30 TD’s while keeping the interceptions at 8. He played in a tough conference, facing plenty of NFL-caliber competition so this may not be a huge drop-off but there will be a learning curve so buyer be ware if you are in need of QB help.
It’s also important to note, the Broncos are promoting Brett Rypien from their practice squad to serve as the backup, in case of an Allen injury or Lock not being ready he could be a sneaky pickup in a pinch.