From The Sporting News:
Rookie Ryan Torain (elbow) is reportedly healing faster than expected and the Broncos are now targeting October 20 as his return date.
Fantasy Spin: That's Week 7. It's still entirely possible that Torain will be held out through Denver's Week 8 bye, but this puts him back on the radar as a late-round pick. It's also still possible that Torain will end up on I.R., especially if the Broncos save a roster spot for C Tom Nalen (knee). ESPN's source on this is also Torain's agent, so take it with a grain of salt. For now at least, the Broncos' plan is to keep Torain active and hope the rest of their roster stays healthy.
I am pulling for Torain. He sounded like the starter according to Shanahan. If Denver goes back to the Elway era strategy of throwing early, building a big lead, then running with power to drain the clock and kill the defense, we could use a power guy like Torain back in the line-up.