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Mark Sanchez’s future with Broncos could be in jeopardy

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — It is safe to say things haven’t exactly worked out the way Mark Sanchez hoped they would with the Denver Broncos.

Sanchez arrived in Denver after a trade from the Philadelphia Eagles as an eighth-year player with 72 NFL starts. He wasn’t promised anything, but was penciled in as the potential starting quarterback and said, “I’m thrilled with the opportunity.”

“I squandered a great opportunity to separate myself and put the team in a bad situation,” Sanchez said following the game. “No excuse for that poor, poor quarterback play.”

Sanchez was also asked if it was difficult to not know who would be the team’s starter so deep in the preseason. He simply said: “It’s difficult playing like crap on two plays and ruining an opportunity. That’s difficult.”

“That’s Mark; he’s a competitive guy,” Kubiak said Monday. “He talked about opportunity. I saw some of the comments. That’s the type of guys you want out there battling every day. I’m proud of all of them. They’ve been working hard. … Mark is a competitor. He’ll bounce back.”

Last year, 16 quarterbacks scored 250 or more points in ESPN standard scoring fantasy leagues.

That pace pushed the fantasy quarterback position to score 8,301 points. It was the highest point total the fantasy quarterback position has scored dating back to at least the 2001 season. Quarterbacks also accounted for 21.8 percent of all fantasy points, the highest total in that category since at least 2001.

This glut of impact performers is having an effect on how fantasy owners value quarterbacks, thus causing players at this position to be both overvalued and undervalued.

This second in a four-part series reviewing overvalued and undervalued fantasy prospects aims to highlight the outliers in these categories. This outlier group begins with the reigning fantasy points champion, an honor that has driven his fantasy price much higher than it should be to claim the highest average draft position (ADP) for quarterbacks in ESPN leagues this season.

Andy Reid: Justin Houston expected to miss camp

Houston underwent surgery in February to “fix” an ACL that wasn’t functioning properly. The four-time Pro Bowl edge rusher posted an Instagram video in April, revealing that his LCL was also repaired.

Trainer Rick Buckholder prescribed a recovery timetable of six to 12 months. Houston is now four months into his rehab program.

Following the procedure, Reid said he was holding out hope that the 27-year-old would be able to play at some point in 2016. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that Houston is expected to miss time at the start of the season.

Houston is the most valuable player on Reid’s defense. If he’s still sidelined in September, 2014 first-round draft pick Dee Ford will take over as the bookend starter opposite veteran Tamba Hali.

Anquan Boldin wasn’t going to be on the market for long, especially with so many teams struggling to find depth at wide receiver.

In the end, it was Jim Caldwell and the Lions who made the strongest push, according to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport.

A starter on Iowa State’s defense was arrested over the weekend.

According to the Des Moines Register, defensive back Nigel Tribune was booked for OWI early Sunday morning in Ames. Police said Tribune, a senior cornerback, was driving without his headlights on. After being pulled over shortly before 3 a.m., police said Tribune had “watery and bloodshot eyes” and smelled like alcohol. He subsequently failed field sobriety tests and his blood-alcohol content was above the legal limit of .08.

Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Nigel Bradham was arrested by Miami Beach police on suspicion of battery/aggravated assault on Monday stemming from an alleged incident that occurred at a Miami hotel, according to Miami-Dade County Court and police records.

According to a Miami Beach Police Department arrest report, Bradham got into a verbal altercation with an individual working at the Hilton Bentley South Beach hotel on Thursday. He then allegedly punched the individual “without provocation” in the nose with his closed fist, causing the victim to fall to the ground. Other members of Bradham’s group then joined in on the attack before fleeing the scene with Bradham, the report states.