Wes Welker Suspended Four Games

Wes WelkerThe NFL suspended Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker four games for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances on Tuesday. Profootballtalk reports Wes Welker’s positive test for amphetamines was the result of MDMA (“Molly”) that had been “cut with amphetamines.”

Wes Welker’s good day at the Kentucky Derby turned out to be not so good. His winnings that day exceeded $57,000. But human error resulted in the Broncos receiver being overpaid by nearly $15,000. Read more here

Fantasy Factor:

This is terrible news for those who took a chance on the veteran after concerns about his recent concussion problems. Before the news broke, we had Wes Welker at 4 receptions for 45 yards in our week one projections, so our expectations were low going in. The extra yardage will be spread around adding an extra catch or two to players like Andre Caldwell, Cody Latimer and Emmauel Sanders. There are a lot of targets in Denver, and I wouldn’t assume that receivers like Latimer or Caldwell all of a sudden become any more fantasy worthy with or without Welker’s suspension.

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