There was a time when I could never have imagined recommending, much less urging, you to make Knowshon Moreno a part of your championship fantasy run.
That time was roughly two weeks ago. The Denver Broncos announced
Rarely, if ever, does the third running back drafted off a team become the most valuable, barring an injury, but that is exactly what has happened in
To fully understand the reasons that
If you think the Broncos are making a deep playoff run with Osweiler at quarterback, you are delusional. Manning has to stay upright and healthy, and the Broncos brain trust clearly trusts
After two weeks, the Broncos have run 145 offensive plays and
Rookie Montee Ball is widely regarded as the more talented back, but he has yet to earn the trust of the coaching staff and has only seen the field on 46 plays.
Ronnie Hillman has become an after thought only seeing action on 17 offensive snaps.
The light went on for
Moreno stepped in carrying the ball at least 20 times in five of the six final games for the Broncos, registering 513 rushing yards while finding the end zone three times.
Building on that success,
While it seems like I have been avoiding him for 10 seasons,
We can argue the merits of that move, but the illustration makes my point loud and clear.
Fox has routinely given preference to veterans, and, as long as
But you aren’t confidently plugging
In their next six matchups, the Broncos face four defenses that were ranked among the worst at allowing fantasy points to running backs last season.
No one is suggesting that
I predict more 80-plus yard games with a handful of touchdowns mixed in.
Make no mistake, Moreno has never been the picture of durability and health, only having played in all 16 games once, in 2009, his rookie season.
Ball is still the back on the Broncos who has the most raw talent, but the “raw” aspect puts Manning in danger and will keep Ball on the sideline in favor of the steady