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Wed, 11 Dec 2013 13:08:46 -0800
Denver Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno (shoulder) practiced in full Wednesday, Dec. 11, and is probable for Week 15.
Tue, 10 Dec 2013 14:52:15 -0800
Denver Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno (ankle) practiced in full Tuesday, Dec. 10.
Fantasy Tip: To keep Moreno fresh for a playoff run, the Broncos will likely look to limit his workload somewhat in these last three games. Montee Ball will share more of the work and is a decent flex play. Moreno remains a solid RB2 against the San Diego Chargers.
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 15:08:14 -0800
Denver Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno (shoulder) fully participated in practice Monday, Dec. 9. The team did not practice and this is an estimation.
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 12:05:00 -0800
Denver Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno (ankle) practiced in full Friday, Dec. 6, and is probable for Week 14.
Thu, 05 Dec 2013 13:31:53 -0800
Denver Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno (ankle) practiced in full Thursday, Dec. 5.
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 15:16:08 -0800
Denver Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno (ankle) was limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 4.
Fantasy Tip: Moreno should be fine for Week 14 against a porous Tennessee Titans run defense, unless he suffers a setback this week. Consider Moreno a top-tier running back this weekend.
Mon, 02 Dec 2013 06:00:31 -0800
Denver Broncos RB Montee Ball had 13 carries for 117 yards in Week 13. RB Knowshon Moreno ran 15 times for 18 yards and caught a touchdown reception.
Fri, 29 Nov 2013 13:31:14 -0800
Denver Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno (ankle) practiced in full Friday, Nov. 29, and looks to be on track to start against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 13. Head coach Jack Del Rio said Moreno took all of his usual practice repetitions. He's listed as probable for the game.
Fantasy Tip: Montee Ball could see a larger workload to take some stress off of Moreno. Moreno should still be in your starting lineup, though, if he's playing. Ball is more of a flex play in deeper leagues.
Thu, 28 Nov 2013 19:45:47 -0800
The Denver Broncos are expecting RB Knowshon Moreno (foot) to be able to participate in practice Friday, Nov. 29.
Thu, 28 Nov 2013 12:54:59 -0800
Denver Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno (ankle) was limited in practice Thursday, Nov. 28.
Wed, 27 Nov 2013 13:34:34 -0800
The Denver Broncos are still hoping that RB Knowshon Moreno (ankle) can play in Week 13 against the Kansas City Chiefs after he missed practice Wednesday, Nov. 27. Moreno needed crutches after the Week 12 game to get to and from the trainer's room and wore a walking boot on the flight home. Interim head coach Jack Del Rio is calling Moreno day-to-day. RB Montee Ball is expected to start if Moreno can't play. Ball took snaps with the starters Wednesday. RBs C.J. Anderson and Ronnie Hillman would likely be mixed in, as well.
Wed, 27 Nov 2013 10:44:20 -0800
Denver Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 27.
Fantasy Tip: Moreno was hobbled in the fourth quarter and overtime in Week 12, and left a couple of times only to return and finish the game. More will be known on his status Friday. He had 27 carries for 79 yards in the Week 11 win against the Kansas City Chiefs in Denver, and makes for a nice low-end RB1 in all formats if he is active.
Tue, 26 Nov 2013 05:26:46 -0800
Denver Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno (ankle) has a bone bruise in his ankle, but coach Jack Del Rio said he should be ready to practice by the end of the week. That may be a stretch because of how hobbled he was Monday, Nov. 25.
Fantasy Tip: It's still early in the week, but the beat writer seems to think the team will pass the ball more and utilize their other running backs Montee Ball, Ronnie Hillman and C.J. Anderson in Week 13. It sounds like Moreno may not be much of a factor this week, even if he plays.
Mon, 25 Nov 2013 13:44:00 -0800
Denver Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno (ankle) is expected to be questionable at best for the team's Week 13 game. If he is not able to play, RBs C.J. Anderson, Montee Ball and Ronnie Hillman could receive playing time.
Fantasy Tip: Ball likely would have the most fantasy value this week if Moreno is not able to play. Anderson and Hillman could also have value depending on how much playing time they would receive. Ball and Anderson should be considered as options for starting lineups this week.
Mon, 25 Nov 2013 12:36:15 -0800
Denver Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno (ankle) is dealing with a bruised ankle, and the team expects him to practice at some point this week.
Fantasy Tip: Owners should monitor Moreno's practice participation this week before deciding on their Week 13 starting lineup.
Mon, 25 Nov 2013 05:18:26 -0800
Denver Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno (ankle) was on crutches with his right ankle in a walking boot after the Week 12 game. He had 37 carries for 224 yards in the game, which was a career high.
Fantasy Tip: This game took a lot out of Moreno, and his status for Week 13 is unknown.
Fri, 08 Nov 2013 12:35:03 -0800
Denver Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno (ankle) practiced in full Friday, Nov. 8, and is probable for Week 10.
Thu, 07 Nov 2013 14:37:29 -0800
Denver Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno (ankle) practiced in full Thursday, Nov. 7.
Wed, 06 Nov 2013 14:20:54 -0800
Denver Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno (ankle) practiced in full Wednesday, Nov. 6.
Fantasy Tip: This is the first time Moreno has been on the injury report. However, it doesn't appear serious if he was practicing in full early in the week. He's a must-start against the San Diego Chargers.
Sun, 27 Oct 2013 12:44:02 -0700
The Denver Broncos plan to spell RB Knowshon Moreno more and will use RBs Montee Ball and C.J. Anderson in a platoon.
Fri, 25 Oct 2013 13:35:02 -0700
Denver Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman will be inactive for the team's Week 8 game. RB C.J. Anderson will be active for the game in place of Hillman.
Fantasy Tip: The demotion comes after Hillman fumbled in back-to-back weeks. Knowshon Moreno has been receiving most of the snaps at running back and will continue to do so this week. Moreno is the only Broncos running back that should be in fantasy starting lineups.
Tue, 24 Sep 2013 10:55:29 -0700
Denver Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman scored a touchdown in the team's Week 3 game after winning a game of rock-paper-scissors on the sidelines with RBs Knowshon Moreno and Montee Ball to see who would get the goal line carry. "We were just messing around on the sideline," Hillman said. "Just something to do. Have fun."
Mon, 16 Sep 2013 09:58:15 -0700
Denver Broncos RB Montee Ball averaged 1.3 yards per carry after fumbling in the end zone on the game-opening drive, and RB Ronnie Hillman only had one carry for three yards in the team's Week 2 win over the New York Giants.
Fantasy Tip: Things could have been much differently for Ball had he not fumbled on what looked to be a sure touchdown. That surely has set him back, especially coupled with the way Knowshon Moreno played in the rest of the contest. Moreno should now be owned in all leagues, and if he keeps playing like he did yesterday, Ball and Hillman could continue to see limited work.
Mon, 16 Sep 2013 07:19:47 -0700
Denver Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno had touchdown runs of 20 and 25 yards in Week 2. He also shined in the blocking game. He finished with 13 carries for 93 yards, while RB Montee Ball had 12 carries for 16 yards and a fumble near the goal line.
Fantasy Tip: Ronnie Hillman has been a non-factor, despite his starting status entering the year. Moreno is the clear back to own right now, but if you have roster space, Ball is a good player to stash. He's clearly struggling right now, and it is becoming clear that the Broncos are shifting in Moreno's direction.
Wed, 11 Sep 2013 08:32:34 -0700
Denver Broncos RBs Montee Ball, Knowshon Moreno and Ronnie Hillman will share time again in Week 2.
Thu, 05 Sep 2013 18:27:52 -0700
Denver Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno was the starting running back in the team's Week 1 game.
Thu, 05 Sep 2013 06:07:54 -0700
Denver Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno could start in Week 1, and play the most in the running back committee.
Fantasy Tip: The team is still looking for some stability at running back. Montee Ball has had trouble learning to pass protect, and Ronnie Hillman has had trouble holding on to the ball. Moreno appears to be on the most solid ground with the team.
Wed, 04 Sep 2013 21:07:50 -0700
The Denver Broncos will use RBs Montee Ball, Ronnie Hillman and Knowshon Moreno in a running back by committee approach in their regular season opener Thursday, Sept. 5, against the Baltimore Ravens, according to a source. The team makes protection QB Peyton Manning a priority, and Ball's pass protection is something he needs to improve, so expect to see plenty of Hillman and Moreno in Week 1.
Fantasy Tip: The three-headed RB approach is something that will give fantasy owners fits, not just in the opener, but for the first handful of games until someone takes the reins and emerges as the clear-cut No. 1 tailback. It may or may not happen, but most figure Ball will be the one to emerge as the top dog. For now, Ball should be considered a low-end RB2, while the other two are best used as RB3s or flex options.
Mon, 02 Sep 2013 21:22:14 -0700
The Denver Broncos plan to use a running back by committee on a drive-by-drive basis, not play-by-play. In other words, RBs Montee Ball, Ronnie Hillman and Knowshon Moreno could see plenty of touches, or few. The team will run an up-tempo offense, and if the team stays on the field, so will the running back. If there is a stalled or short drive, the running back might chance on the next drive.
Fantasy Tip: It sounds like a maddening situation for fantasy owners. Most talking heads figure Ball will emerge as the most useful of the fantasy backs once the dust clears, but it is murky at best, and will give fantasy owners headaches during the early going.
Sun, 01 Sep 2013 08:40:53 -0700
Denver Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman is listed as the starting running back on the team's depth chart for Week 1. RB Montee Ball is listed as the backup running back and RB Knowshon Moreno is listed as the No. 3 running back.
Fantasy Tip: Hillman received a lot of time with the starters during training camp and the preseason and appears to get the first chance at the starting job. Ball and Moreno are expected to also receive playing time during games. Since the roles for each player is uncertain at this point, none of the running backs should be considered an every-week play at this time.
Thu, 22 Aug 2013 13:18:34 -0700
Denver Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno has been the most consistent pass blocker among the running backs and could receive more playing time during the regular season because of his blocking abilities. Moreno has been receiving reps as the third-down back as well as in longer-yardage situations.
Thu, 15 Aug 2013 14:12:53 -0700
Denver Broncos RBs Knowshon Moreno (knee) and Jeremiah Johnson (knee), WRs Quincy McDuffie (hamstring), Greg Orton (ankle) and Lamaar Thomas (concussion), FS Quinton Carter (knee) and TE Joel Dreessen (knee) did not practice Thursday, Aug. 15.
Tue, 06 Aug 2013 17:30:43 -0700
Denver Broncos RB Montee Ball reportedly had the best scrimmage over the weekend between RBs Ronnie Hillman and Knowshon Moreno. Ball and Hillman each worked with the No. 1 offense, but Hillman had little room to run. Moreno ran with the second unit.
Sun, 04 Aug 2013 16:55:50 -0700
The Denver Broncos list RB Montee Ball as the primary backup behind starting RB Ronnie Hillman on the first unofficial depth chart of training camp. RB Knowshon Moreno is listed as the third running back on the chart.
Thu, 01 Aug 2013 15:12:30 -0700
Denver Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman has a firm hold on the No. 1 running back position to this point in training camp over RBs Montee Ball and Knowshon Moreno. "How it moves forward - we don't know enough about Montee Ball yet," head coach John Fox said. "We know what style he has. I've been very impressed with his football character. And you do find out pretty fast at that position."
Moreno is third on the depth chart, but he is expected to get his share of touches in Week 1 against the Baltimore Ravens. The Broncos eventually want Ball to become their featured back, and they hope he can develop into a 15-to-20 carry running back, but it's unclear when exactly that might happen.
Fantasy Tip: For now, Hillman is the guy based on the improvements he's made in pass protection. Ball probably won't see significant repetitions in the backfield until he shows he's capable of consistently protecting Peyton Manning, similar to the progression that Hillman went through in his rookie season last year. All three backs should see work once the regular season starts, making it tough to predict who will carry the most fantasy value. In the long term, Ball is your best bet, but it could be a frustrating first half of the season for his owners.
Wed, 31 Jul 2013 20:37:25 -0700
Denver Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno (knee) is currently listed as the third running back on the depth chart, but the battle for the top spot in training camp and the preseason is just beginning. Moreno knows he will get his fair share of reps, regardless of his position on the depth chart, and he also knows he has to do more to set himself apart. "We all got here by running the ball in college," Moreno said. "Everyone here can run the ball. It's those little things, what can you do besides run the ball. Pass protection. Catch the ball out of the backfield."
Fantasy Tip: Moreno still has plenty left in the tank, but he has been a little injury-prone over his career. You can certainly do worse for your third or fourth RB on a fantasy team. Moreno has been falling into the 15th and 16th round of fantasy drafts of 12 or more teams.
Wed, 31 Jul 2013 20:36:02 -0700
Denver Broncos RB Jeremiah Johnson is having a fantasy training camp, but he is competing at a very tough position, with the likes of RBs Ronnie Hillman, Montee Ball, Knowshon Moreno, FB Jacob Hester, Lance Ball and even C.J. Anderson ahead of him in the pecking order.
Fantasy Tip: Johnson's preseason performances might not be to make Denver's 53-man roster, but rather to crack a roster with another NFL club. For fantasy purposes, even if he is a preseason superstar, he has a while to go before he is fantasy relevant.
Mon, 08 Jul 2013 12:05:58 -0700
The Denver Broncos could use a running-back-by-committee approach at running back with RBs Montee Ball and Ronnie Hillman getting most of the carries, and RB Knowshon Moreno also receiving playing time.
Wed, 03 Jul 2013 07:15:32 -0700
Denver Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno is expected to be used on third downs as a receiver and pass blocker, while RBs Montee Ball and Ronnie Hillman receive the bulk of the carries.
Sat, 15 Jun 2013 21:54:52 -0700
The Denver Broncos could start RB Ronnie Hillman for Week 1, but he is expected to eventually give way to rookie RB Montee Ball, perhaps by the end of September. Veteran RB Knowshon Moreno likely will be used often, as he is the best pass-protecting running back on the team.
Fantasy Tip: Watch how this situation plays out in training camp and note preseason reps among the backs. Ball still figures to have the most fantasy value, but Moreno may creep up draft boards as we near the regular season.
Tue, 11 Jun 2013 11:39:48 -0700
Denver Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno (knee) was running routes during practice Tuesday, June 11. Moreno was previously only taking part in pass protection drills last week after having knee surgery early in the offseason.
Fantasy Tip: It has to be taken as a good sign that Moreno continues to progress in the offseason program. Keep an eye on his progress as training camp gets closer and see how the depth chart is shaking out. The Broncos running back position will be tough to count on from a fantasy perspective with Willis McGahee, Ronnie Hillman and Montee Ball all competing for carries.
Tue, 04 Jun 2013 09:18:09 -0700
Denver Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno (knee) was back at organized team activities Monday, June 3, and he took part in some pass-protection drills. Moreno underwent an operation in the offseason in which stem cells were taken from the bone marrow in his pelvis and injected into his right knee. "It was nothing really too serious," said Moreno, who tore his right ACL in 2011. "This time it was just a cleanup pretty much. And it feels pretty good."
Fantasy Tip: Moreno will be competing for a roster spot with Willis McGahee this offseason. Both runners are coming off pretty serious injuries, so the healthier back may eventually win out. Even if Moreno stays with Denver, he's going to lose valuable touches to Ronnie Hillman and rookie Montee Ball. It'll be a risky choice to draft Moreno this year.
Tue, 04 Jun 2013 09:16:22 -0700
Denver Broncos RB Willis McGahee (knee) is expected to attend the team's mandatory minicamp next week. McGahee has been absent from organized team activities not due to his contract but because he's dealing with personal matters. McGahee has been taking part in offseason conditioning after tearing a ligament in his right knee in November of last season.
Fantasy Tip: McGahee's health will be the ultimate deciding factor in whether the Broncos elect to keep him over Knowshon Moreno this year. If McGahee proves to be fully healthy and beats out Moreno for the No. 1 running role in Denver, he should be considered at least a solid No. 3 back heading into the season.
Tue, 04 Jun 2013 09:07:55 -0700
Denver Broncos RB Montee Ball said his rookie "jitters are gone" during organized team activities without RB Willis McGahee (knee) participating in the offseason workouts. RB Ronnie Hillman has been practicing with the starters while Ball is getting one-on-one tutoring from QB Peyton Manning after practices. "We're going to count on him in a big way this year," Manning said. "He's a rookie but Coach (John) Fox is not going to bring him along slowly."
Fantasy Tip: With McGahee, Knowshon Moreno and Hillman in front of Ball, predicting how much of an impact he'll make this year is tough. The Broncos plan to make him a part of their offense, though, and if injuries occur, he could be in line for a sizeable workload. Consider drafting him with a mid-round pick for running back depth.
Sat, 01 Jun 2013 18:47:29 -0700
Denver Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno (knee) underwent a stem-cell procedure to help his recovery. Broncos head coach John Fox said Moreno will be brought along slowly and will contribute when the doctors say he is fully recovered.
Fantasy Tip: Moreno has a long way to go yet and should be viewed as a flier in the deepest of leagues.
Fri, 31 May 2013 11:12:37 -0700
Denver Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno (knee) hasn't been cleared to take part in organized team activities after suffering a knee injury in the team's playoff loss to the Baltimore Ravens.
Fantasy Tip: Moreno and Willis McGahee are essentially fighting for one roster spot this summer, and the winner might be determined on who is healthier this offseason. If Moreno wins the No. 1 job, he could be considered a No. 3 back. However, Ronnie Hillman and Montee Ball will eat into his time.
Thu, 30 May 2013 10:14:20 -0700
Denver Broncos RB Willis McGahee (leg, knee) still hasn't shown up to the team's voluntary OTAs.
Fantasy Tip: In the past, he hasn't participated in them often, either, so this isn't anything to worry about in terms of attitude. His ongoing lower-body injuries and the suddenly crowded RB depth chart, though, say that McGahee is probably fighting with Knowshon Moreno for a roster spot.
Fri, 24 May 2013 09:28:12 -0700
Denver Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman said that last season he dropped to around 180 pounds, while team officials say it was closer to 175. He had weighed 200 pounds at last February's Scouting Combine, but early-season injuries probably played a role in his slow start to last season.
Denver will monitor Hillman's weight this summer, and the back hopes to play 2013 at 195 pounds, which is what he has weighed in as during OTAs. He's adjusted his workouts to try meeting that goal. Hillman has been running with the starters this past week but will have to prove he can by physical enough to challenge for No. 1 back duties.
Fantasy Tip: It's a crowded backfield, though, that also carries rookie Montee Ball (widely considered the favorite to start), Willis McGahee and Knowshon Moreno, so we'll have to see how the summer shakes out before confidently saying Hillman has sleeper draft value.
Mon, 20 May 2013 15:57:01 -0700
Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning said RB Ronnie Hillman will be counted on to have an increased role in the offense this year, and offensive coordinator Adam Gase is expected to utilize him more in the game plan. Manning has high expectations for Hillman this season.
Fantasy Tip: The Broncos coaching staff thinks highly of Hillman, too, so he will be used frequently. Unfortunately, Willis McGahee, Knowshon Moreno and Montee Ball are all in the picture, too, so playing time is tough to predict right now. Hillman should be a nice late-round selection, though, especially in point-per-reception leagues.
Mon, 20 May 2013 13:04:15 -0700
Denver Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno (knee) and LB Joe Mays (ankle) were limited to individual drills during organized team activities Monday, May 20, because they have not been medically cleared to take part in team drills.