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Devontae Booker packs punch

With C.J. Anderson out, Devontae Booker takes over as the Broncos' lead back. Booker has actually been more productive on a per-carry basis, with positive yardage on 94 percent of his carries, compared to Anderson's 75 percent.

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Everybody likes the Broncos this week

Our Chargers and Broncos reporters both agree this will be a different Denver team, with Gary Kubiak's return to the sidelines, than we saw 17 days ago. FPI gives Denver the greatest odds of any team this week. Week 8 predictions (Insider)

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Trouble with the deep ball?

Per ESPN Stats & Info, QB Trevor Siemian is just 2-of-14 on passes thrown more than 10 yards downfield in his last two games, including a 1-for-6 mark in Week 6's loss to the Chargers. He was 20-of-28 on such throws in the Broncos' first four games of the season.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

For Broncos on Friday center Matt Paradis (hip) is in uniform, but did not have a helmet and is not practicing. Linebacker Brandon Marshall (hamstring) was on the field and in uniform, but looked like he was limited some. Cornerback Aqib Talib (back) was back in practice.

The science behind Week 8 NFL sleepers (2:17)
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How to bet every Week 8 NFL game

Where does the betting value lie in NFL games this week? Chalk's experts provide comprehensive against-the-spread and over/under advice for each contest in one handy file.

Broncos predicted to win second meeting with Chargers (0:41)
There are several running back concerns for Week 8 (3:02)

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos coach Gary Kubiak said after Thursday's practice that he thought cornerback Aqib Talb (back) and center Matt Paradis (hip) would practice Friday. Both players were held out practice Wednesday and Thursday. "My expectations are for Aqib to be on the field tomorrow, we'll see, but that's my expectations, also for Matt,'' Kubiak said. " … We came out of a real physical game.'' Linebacker Brandon Marshall is a bigger question mark with a hamstring injury. Corey Nelson would play in Marshall's inside linebacker spot against the Chargers if Marshall doesn't improve over next two days.

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Schlereth: Broncos coaches studying details

ESPN NFL analyst Mark Schlereth shares his thoughts on the Broncos coaches that study minute details of opposing players, his involvement in "Ballers" and John Elway's work ethic.

Booker to step in with Anderson out indefinitely (1:22)

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

For Broncos today center Matt Paradis (hip), cornerback Aqib Talib (back) and linebacker Brandon Marshall (hamstring) are not practicing. Nose tackle Sylvester Williams (ankle) is in uniform and did some individual drills, but he looked as if he was going to be limited.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Given the knee injury to Broncos RB C.J. Anderson, the fantasy value of rookie Devontae Booker is obviously going to rise. Booker is a good fit for the Broncos zone schemes, he hits the hole with speed and his finishing power really shows up on the tape. Owners should have confidence that Booker can step into the No.1 role and handle the increase in carries. With the very favorable upcoming matchups on the Broncos schedule, expect Booker to produce numbers.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Broncos do not yet know what C.J. Anderson's recovery time will be since today's arthroscopic surgery on his right knee will help determine if Anderson has a full or partial tear of the meniscus in the knee.

Where Devontae Booker ranks with C.J. Anderson out (1:47)
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Broncos RB Anderson undergoes knee surgery

Broncos running back C.J. Anderson did not tear his ACL but does have meniscus damage in his right knee, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Team Stats

Passing Yards215.128th
Rushing Yards111.616th
Points For23.913th
Points Against16.76th

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