Knowshon Moreno Fantasy News

Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 9:59pm

Miami Herald - [Full Article]

Dolphins HC Joe Philbin said he likes Knowshon Moreno’s “versatility and multiple skill set.”

Fantasy Impact:

Moreno figures to form a committee with Lamar Miller and Daniel Thomas, but he may work his way into a clear RB1 role given the team's interest in signing him as a free agent.

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Peyton Manning says Montee Ball is ready to be RB1
Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 10:59am

Jeff Legwold, Twitter - [Full Article]

Broncos QB Peyton Manning said this morning he believes Montee Ball ready to be starting RB.

Fantasy Impact:

Ball actually outperformed Knowshon Moreno on a per carry basis (4.7 to 4.3 YPC) but Moreno was significantly better in the passing game. The big question mark with Ball is his habit of putting the ball on the ground, though he cleaned that up down the stretch and in the postseason. Ball has the blessing of his QB and as the RB1 in a high octane offense, his ADP is going to rise into the 2nd (or even 1st) round.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014, 11:06am

Miami Herald - [Full Article]

Despite the fact the Dolphins just signed Knowshon Moreno, despite the fact they like Lamar Miller, I'm told the personnel department would still like to add one more running back -- likely somewhere between the fourth-fifth rounds -- to add juice and get more talent in the backfield.

Fantasy Impact:

The draft is considered deep with RB talent. As the story points out, and as we speculated after the Moreno signing, this likely means the end for Daniel Thomas in Miami.

Saturday, March 29, 2014, 2:18pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Dolphins now have a full group of tailbacks that includes Knowshon Moreno, Lamar Miller, Daniel Thomas, Mike Gillislee and Marcus Thigpen. Not all five tailbacks are going to make the 53-man roster.

The most the Dolphins would keep is four running backs. Moreno and Miller, last year's starter, are locks. Thigpen has versatility as Miami's primary kick returner and also experimented a little at wide receiver. Position flexibility is important to Miami third-year head coach Joe Philbin, and that could help Thigpen stick.

Most likely, Miami would have to choose between Thomas and Gillislee.

Fantasy Impact:

Thomas is a former draft bust who never lived up to his potential. He was a second-round pick by former Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland in 2011. But Thomas' career high is 581 rushing yards during his rookie year. Gillislee didn't get to show much his rookie year in 2013, but there is always that potential factor that he would have going for him.

Knowshon Moreno signs one-year deal with Miami
Thursday, March 27, 2014, 3:28pm

Adam Schefter on Twitter - [Full Article]

Former Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno reached agreement on a one-year deal with the Miami Dolphins, per league source.

Fantasy Impact:

At least for the moment, Moreno will join Lamar Miller and Daniel Thomas in Miami to help bolster one of the weaker running attacks in the league from 2013. Moreno's departure seems to leave Montee Ball in a good position in Denver, with Ronnie Hillman and C.J. Anderson also in the mix. But, the Broncos had a hard time trusting all three of those guys last year right into the Super Bowl. They could again address this position in the draft with a slim free agent crop left. Adam Schefter has since reported the Broncos believe in Ball and that it's his time to shine.

Beat: Broncos want Montee Ball to start at RB
Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 11:29am

Denver Post - [Full Article]

The Broncos believe it's time to take the training wheels off their kid running backs, Montee Ball and C.J. Anderson.

A first-round draft pick in 2009, Knowshon Moreno is a free agent, and the Broncos appear willing to let him go in exchange for pushing second-year backs Ball and Anderson up a notch.

The Broncos want to give Ball the first chance at becoming their No. 1 running back in 2014.

Fantasy Impact:

If Ball does indeed take over the starting job in Denver, his stock is going to shoot into the 2nd or 3rd round by the time draft season is in full swing. Moreno was a top 5 back in 2013, and there's no reason that Ball can't post similar numbers. The RB depth chart was fluid early in the season, and Ball has had a tendency to put the ball on the ground since entering the NFL (though he cleaned that up down the stretch).

Broncos believe Montee Ball is 'very, very capable'
Friday, February 21, 2014, 11:28am

The Denver Post - [Full Article]

On the topic of RB Montee Ball...

"Obviously we think very highly of him," Broncos coach John Fox said at his NFL combine news conference Thursday. "I thought he had tremendous growth as a rookie running back in this league. He got better with every week. We look for a big improvement next year and think he's very, very capable."

Fantasy Impact:

Ball actually outperformed Knowshon Moreno on a per carry basis (4.7 to 4.3 YPC) but Moreno was significantly better in the passing game. The big question mark with Ball is his habit of putting the ball on the ground, though he cleaned that up down the stretch and in the postseason. If he's the lead back for the Broncos, his ADP will likely rise into the 3rd round, at least.

Thursday, February 20, 2014, 5:51pm

Jeff Legwold, Twitter - [Full Article]

Broncos HC John Fox on RB Ronnie Hillman's role: "I think he’s a tremendous talent, he does give us great explosion as a runner."

Fantasy Impact:

The Broncos still appear to be high on Hillman, so he could work into a timeshare with Montee Ball if the team lets Knowshon Moreno walk.

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Knowshon Moreno, Percy Harvin expected to play
Monday, January 20, 2014, 12:53pm

Fox Sports - [Full Article]

The early word on Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno (ribs) and cornerback Tony Carter (arm/concussion) is that both should be back and ready to play. X-rays revealed no fractures for Moreno. There's always more to the story with rib injuries than just bone. Still, indications are he'll be suited up for the biggest game he's ever played in his home state — or anywhere, for that matter.

Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin never really had a shot to play in the NFC Championship Game after leaving twice in the divisional-round victory over the New Orleans Saints. The Seahawks were going to be careful with Harvin, even if his symptoms were mild. They expect him to play in the Super Bowl, sources have told FOX Sports. And while Seattle has gotten to this point without him, it certainly doesn't hurt to have that added dimension on offense.

Fantasy Impact:

It's two weeks until Super Bowl XLVII, so there should be plenty of time for Moreno's ribs to heal and for Harvin to navigate the NFL's concussion protocol.

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Moreno active, Julius Thomas OUT for Broncos
Sunday, December 1, 2013, 3:13pm

Broncos Inactives
C.J. Anderson RB
Chris Clark T
Zac Dysert QB
Chris Kuper G
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie CB
Julius Thomas TE
J.D. Walton C
Derek Wolfe DE

Fantasy Impact:

Knowshon Moreno is active as expected. Jacob Tamme should be serviceable for those who rolled the dice and waited on Thomas.