Case Keenum
Case Keenum
30-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
Denver Broncos
2018 Fantasy Outlook
It took an injury to Sam Bradford for Keenum to become the starter last season, but once he took the reins it looked like he should've had them all along. Keenum finished second in the league in completion percentage and guided the Vikings to the NFC championship game. He did it by protecting the ball (4th in INT rate), staying poised in the pocket (5th in passer rating vs. the blitz) and dominating in the red zone (3rd in passer rating), where he took just two sacks and was one of five QBs with at least 16 touchdowns and no interceptions. Keenum struggled throwing beyond 20 yards downfield, though, ranking 29th in both completion percentage (24.4) and YPA (8.2). It was still enough for the Broncos to give him a two-year, $36 million contract. In Denver, he has top-notch wideouts in Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders, and the team drafted 6-4 Courtland Sutton in the second round. After more interceptions (22) than TD passes (19) last year, the Broncos at least have a quarterback who will take care of the ball. But unless Keenum's downfield skills improve, his fantasy stock looks limited, even with more attempts as the 16-game starter. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $36 million contract with the Broncos in March of 2018.
Efficient in Week 7 win
QBDenver Broncos
October 18, 2018
Keenum completed 14 of 21 passes for 161 yards with a touchdown and an interception in the Broncos' 45-10 win over the Cardinals on Thursday. He also rushed four times for four yards.
ANALYSIS
Keenum was spotted an early 7-0 lead courtesy of a Todd Davis pick-six, which was followed up by a 28-yard touchdown throw from Emmanuel Sanders to Courtland Sutton on a trick play later in the first quarter. A second defensive touchdown then gave Keenum a 21-0 cushion before the second quarter even started. Once Keenum hit Sanders with a touchdown pass from 64 yards out early in that period, the contest was essentially decided. The performance didn't really serve to answer some of the lingering questions about Keenum considering he had the luxury of serving as a game manager, but it was still a much-needed victory for the Broncos. He'll look to be on top of his game when Denver and the Chiefs face off in an AFC West Week 8 showdown.
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Depth Chart Status
Snap Counts
  • 2018 Offensive Snaps:
    469
  • 2018 Special Teams Snaps:
    0
 
Off Snaps:
ST Snaps:
2016
595
0
2017
1016
0
2018
469
0
Measurables Overview

(Compared to other QBs)

Height:   6' 1"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   215 lbs
BELOW AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.82 sec
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Shuttle Time:   0.00 sec
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Cone Drill:   0.00 sec
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Arm Length:   30.88 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Hand Length:   9.13 in
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Vertical Jump:   33 in
GOOD
Broad Jump:   103 in
POOR
Bench Press:   0 reps
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Denver Broncos Team Injury Report
Questionable
Doubtful
Out
Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Keenum was signed by the Vikings during the offseason to serve as starting quarterback Sam Bradford's backup, but that all depends on the health of former first-rounder Teddy Bridgewater (knee). Keenum, who began his 2016 campaign as the Rams' starting quarterback, threw for 2,201 yards, nine touchdowns and 11 interceptions while completing 60.9 percent of his passes before he was benched in favor of last year's first overall pick, Jared Goff. Hopefully for Minnesota, Keenum won't need to be thrusted back into a starting role, but he's capable of providing quality depth behind Bradford for as long as Bridgewater remains sidelined.
After an incredibly productive college career at the University of Houston and a few seasons on the bench with his hometown Texans, Keenum wound up in St. Louis last season and eventually found himself in the starting lineup when Nick Foles completely fell apart. While his decision making and ability to limit mistakes served him well as a backup, Keenum's lack of size and arm strength prevent him from profiling as a true starting-caliber QB in the NFL, and the organization made it clear what they thought of both him and Foles when they paid a king's ransom to trade up to the first overall pick for Jared Goff. Foles is now on the trading block, but the Rams' heavy investment in Goff should ensure he's the Week 1 starter, potentially leaving Keenum as the most experienced option behind a rookie QB. The Rams' offense will mainly be in the hands of Todd Gurley, both to limit Goff's exposure and due to the lack of dangerous receiving options on the roster. Even if Goff struggles and Keenum is pressed into service once again, there's no reason to expect much improvement on his 2015 numbers.
Keenum started a pair of games for Houston in 2014 but didn't have much success, throwing for 435 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. He's most likely to get the backup spot out of him, Austin Davis and Sean Mannion, but it's unlikely he will see the field much.
Keenum, who finished the 2013 season as the Texans' starting quarterback, was first dropped to the top backup slot behind veteran newcomer Ryan Fitzpatrick, and then eventually let go when Ryan Mallett was acquired by the team in August. He was subsequently claimed on waivers by the Rams to work behind Shaun Hill.
Keenum will serve as Houston's third quarterback in 2013 season, playing behind Matt Schaub and T.J. Yates.
Keenum signed with the Texans as an undrafted free agent out of the University of Houston where he led the nation in yards (5,631) and touchdowns (48) in 2011. He enters training camp needing to adjust to life under center in the NFL and will compete with John Beck to be Houston's third-string quarterback. After starter Matt Schaub, the Texans get pretty young at the position. Probably younger than a conference-title contender wants to be, which may work in Beck's favor.
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Gets vote of confidence
QBDenver Broncos
October 15, 2018
Broncos coach Vance Joseph said Sunday after the team's 23-20 loss to the Rams that Keenum will remain Denver's starter Week 7 against the Cardinals, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic reports. "Case is our quarterback," Joseph said.
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Throws for two scores in loss
QBDenver Broncos
October 14, 2018
Keenum completed 25 of 41 pass attempts for 322 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in Sunday's 23-20 loss to the Rams. He also carried the ball once for six yards.
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Produces in garbage time
QBDenver Broncos
October 7, 2018
Keenum completed 35 of 51 passes for 377 yards, two touchdowns and an interception during Sunday's 34-16 loss at the Jets.
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No touchdowns in defeat
QBDenver Broncos
October 1, 2018
Keenum completed 21 of 33 passes for 245 yards and an interception in Monday night's 27-23 loss to the Chiefs.
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Donning knee brace in practice
QBDenver Broncos
September 27, 2018
Keenum donned a knee brace during Thursday's practice, but was listed as a full participant on the team's injury report, Zac Stevens of BSNDenver.com. "Case came out of the [Week 3] game fairly healthy," coach Vance Joseph said of the quarterback. "He had no swelling, he has no issues. He should obviously feel better this week."
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