Shane Ray
Shane Ray
25-Year-Old LinebackerLB
Denver Broncos
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Ray will be playing for his next contract in 2018 after the Broncos decided not to pick up his fifth-year option. The 2015 first-round pick contributed four sacks in reserve duty as a rookie and then finished second on the team with eight sacks in 2016, also picking up two fumble recoveries and a touchdown in the process. He took a few steps back following an offseason wrist injury in 2017, winding up with just one sack in eight games. The Broncos' brass had enough questions about Ray to turn down lucrative offers to trade back in the 2018 draft, instead selecting Bradley Chubb fifth overall. It's not impossible for Ray to bounce back and earn a big contract, but he'll face stiffer competition to operate opposite Von Miller from both Chubb and Shaq Barrett, who also enters a contract year. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $9.12 million contract with the Broncos in June of 2015. Broncos declined $9.23 million team option for 2019 in May of 2018.
Cleared to face Chargers
LBDenver Broncos
December 28, 2018
Ray (illness) was removed from the Broncos' injury report Friday, Zac Stevens of BSNDenver.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Ray missed last Monday's game against the Raiders with an illness. The Missouri product was a healthy scratch Week 15. Ray has two total tackles and 108 defensive snaps over his last four games.
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Denver BroncosBroncos 2018 LB Snap Distribution See more data like this
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Measurables Review
How do Shane Ray's measurables compare to other linebackers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 3"
 
Weight
245 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.68 sec
 
Bench Press
21 reps
 
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Shane Ray
Team Previews: 2018 Denver Broncos
179 days ago
Andy Segedin weighs whether offseason roster tinkering has the Broncos back on track.
Week 13: Gameday Injuries
Week 13: Gameday Injuries
December 3, 2017
December 3, 2017
A full slate of games and a host of key injury-related question marks make Week 13 particularly intriguing. Juan Carlos Blanco guides you through the potential landmines as you set your lineups Sunday morning.
Matchup Edge: Fournette Rebound
December 2, 2017
Leonard Fournette disappointed against the Cardinals last week, but with week of full practices the rookie should bounce back against the Colts.
Gameday Injuries: Week 12
Gameday Injuries: Week 12
November 26, 2017
November 26, 2017
Injuries continue to mount as the season enters its stretch run, and Week 12 once again sees several notable names on the Sunday morning watch list. Juan Carlos Blanco breaks down the latest on who's likely to start or sit.
Exploiting the Matchups: Stay at the Hilton for a Change
November 2, 2017
T.Y. Hilton and Jack Doyle have a good opportunity to pile up stats in a likely come-from-behind effort against the injury-marred Houston defense.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
Ray took a big step toward being the kind of rusher general manager John Elway had hoped for when he traded up to take the linebacker at No. 23 overall in the 2015 draft. Known for his superior quickness off the snap, Ray notched four sacks playing a supporting role during Denver's Super Bowl run during his rookie season and then came back with eight sacks, including three in Week 3 against the Bengals, his sophomore season. Ray figures to see more opportunities to get after the passer in 2017 with veteran DeMarcus Ware, who served as a pass-rushing specialist in 2016, now retired. Shaq Barrett, the team's primary backup on the edge, has proven more likely to rotate in on early downs as a strong run defender, preserving Ray for passing downs.
Ray, the Broncos' 2015 first-round pick, recorded four sacks as a rookie and might be in line for a larger role in 2016. Though listed as a second-stringer behind Von Miller and DeMarcus Ware, Ware will likely be used sparingly due to his balky back - leaving Ray and Shaq Barrett to compete for additional snaps. Though he was held without a sack in the playoffs, Ray contributed to Denver's Super Bowl 50 win with his first career forced fumble.
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Won't play Monday
LBDenver Broncos
Illness
December 24, 2018
Ray (illness) is inactive for Monday's game against the Raiders.
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Battling illness
LBDenver Broncos
Illness
December 22, 2018
Ray has an undisclosed illness and is questionable for Monday's game against the Raiders, Kyle Fredrickson of The Denver Post reports.
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Not active Saturday
LBDenver Broncos
Coach's Decision
December 15, 2018
Ray is a healthy inactive for Saturday's game against the Browns.
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Ready to go
LBDenver Broncos
November 2, 2018
Ray (ankle) lacks an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Texans.
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Ruled out Sunday
LBDenver Broncos
Ankle
October 28, 2018
Ray (ankle) is listed as inactive for Sunday's game against the Chiefs.
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