Knowshon Moreno | RB | Miami Dolphins
Posted: 2/5/2015 4:03pm et
Miami Dolphins impending free-agent RB Knowshon Moreno (elbow) is unlikely to be back in 2015, according to beat writer James Walker.
Huddle Up: Moreno opened the 2014 season as the Dolphins' starter but played in only three games and now is one of three impending free-agent backs on the Miami roster. Look for Miami to sign or draft another RB to back up starter Lamar Miller.
Posted: 10/14/2014 10:38am et
Miami Dolphins RB Knowshon Moreno (knee) was placed on Reserve/Injured with a torn anterior cruciate ligament. Moreno only had one carry in the second half of the game Sunday, Oct. 12, but the team didn't offer an explanation that an injury was the cause. Moreno (knee) tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, which is the same one he tore in 2011.
Huddle Up: Bad news for Moreno, who had just returned from an elbow injury. Lamar Miller stepped up when Moreno is out and will continue to see the bulk of the workload in Miami.
Posted: 10/10/2014 7:47pm et
Miami Dolphins RB Lamar Miller (foot) is expected to start in Week 6 and receive most of the carries even if RB Knowshon Moreno (elbow) is active for the game.
Huddle Up: If Moreno is healthy, be careful of any report that suggests Miller will get "most of the carries." Fantasy owners have been burned by reports that a running back will get "most of the carries" over Moreno in the past. The bottom line is when Moreno is healthy, he's hard to keep off the field.
Posted: 10/10/2014 6:39pm et
Miami Dolphins RB Knowshon Moreno (elbow) is listed as probable on the injury report for Week 6 against the Green Bay Packers, and he's expected to return from his elbow injury Sunday, Oct. 12. He practiced every day this week but was having trouble adjusting to his bulky brace on his left arm.
Huddle Up: Expect Moreno to play Sunday, but not get enough touches to be of real fantasy use. Meanwhile, that won't be the best of news for Lamar Miller, who likely will see his workload diminished in a great matchup vs. the Pack' leaky run D.
Posted: 10/9/2014 4:37pm et
Miami Dolphins RB Knowshon Moreno (elbow) is working in practice with a bulky protective brace on his left arm. The team is trying to figure out if he can play with the brace. 'I think it's just a matter of him getting used to playing with it in practice. He's got to get a feel of it and carrying the ball with it, pass protection,' coach Joe Philbin said. 'Obviously we just can't have him in there when we are running the ball or free release him all the time. Those are things we take the practice week to figure out.'
Huddle Up: Moreno has been limited in practice so far this week, and it remains unclear if he'll be able to play Sunday against the Packers. Lamar Miller, meanwhile, has performed well in his absence, rushing for 172 yards and a pair of TDs in the Fins' last 2 games, and it'll be interesting to see how the carries and touches are divvied up once Moreno returns to near-full health.
Posted: 10/8/2014 9:28am et
Miami Dolphins RBs Lamar Miller and Knowshon Moreno (elbow) will likely split carries, but offensive coordinator Bill Lazor said he 'hadn't thought about' how they'd share the load.
Huddle Up: Willing to bet that the team's offensive coordinator has at least thought about how he'll use his running backs; he's just opting not to share with the media. Miller has performed well in Moreno's absence, but Moreno was the lead dog in the committee prior to injury. Educated guess here is that Moreno works his way back to the top of the pecking order, but the split will be no wider than 60/40.
Posted: 10/1/2014 3:57pm et
Updating a previous report, Miami Dolphins RB Knowshon Moreno (dislocated elbow) said he is about 4 weeks away from returning.
Huddle Up: There have been overly optimistic reports that Moreno could return as soon as Week 6 following the Dolphins' bye, but it looks like Lamar Miller will have the starting job to himself for at least the next 2-3 games.
Posted: 9/24/2014 11:47pm et
As expected, Miami Dolphins RB Knowshon Moreno (elbow) has been ruled out for Week 4 against the Oakland Raiders in London.
Huddle Up: Moreno is probably still a couple of weeks away from returning. Lamar Miller will start against the Raiders and is a strong RB2 this week.
Posted: 9/19/2014 9:35am et
Miami Dolphins RB Knowshon Moreno (elbow) has been telling teammates that he hopes to return after the team's Week 5 bye.
Huddle Up: The initial timetable was a minimum of four weeks for Moreno to recover from his dislocated elbow, so he's already ahead of that--good news if you have Moreno and were looking forward to him producing like he did in Denver.
Posted: 9/15/2014 10:22am et
Clarifying a previous item, Miami Dolphins RB Knowshon Moreno (elbow) will miss at least four weeks, but it could be as many as eight weeks depending on his rehab.
Huddle Up: That's at least a four week window for Lamar Miller to shine, assuming he's healthy enough to do so after getting nicked in the Week 2 game as well. Moreno was running well until the injury, but he'll need to do a better job of staying in shape than he did in the offseason to return to his former workload as soon as he's cleared.
Posted: 9/14/2014 8:20pm et
Updating a previous report, Miami Dolphins RB Knowshon Moreno (elbow) is expected to miss four weeks due to a dislocated elbow, according to a source. He was injured in the Week 2 game against the Buffalo Bills.
Huddle Up: Lamar Miller will take over as the No. 1 back in Miami. Owners with the roster room should try to hold onto Moreno for the second half of the season.
Posted: 9/12/2014 5:06pm et
Miami Dolphins RB Knowshon Moreno (shoulder) was limited during practice Friday, Sept. 12, and is listed as probable for Week 2.
Huddle Up: Week 1's leading rusher will go, but the task is a lot tougher this week facing the Bills' D on the road.
Posted: 9/9/2014 2:51pm et
Miami Dolphins RB Lamar Miller is still listed as the No. 1 running back over RB Knowshon Moreno on the team's weekly depth chart.
Huddle Up: Definitely trust your eyes and the stat sheet over the depth chart as Moreno rolled up a league-leading 134 rushing yards and a TD on 24 carries Sunday and should be treated in fantasy as Miami's top back and a solid RB2.
Posted: 9/8/2014 11:01am et
Miami Dolphins RB Knowshon Moreno had 24 rushes for 134 yards and a touchdown in Week 1. RB Lamar Miller had 11 rushes for 59 yards and four receptions for 19 yards and a score.
Huddle Up: This was expected to be a job share, with Miller the more likely candidate to be the lead dog. And while Miller's numbers weren't bad, Moreno definitely stood out as the go-to back of choice in Miami. It might be aggressive to bank on similar numbers on a consistent basis from Moreno, but he has certainly earned significantly more optimism than fantasy owners have placed in him thus far.
Posted: 9/3/2014 10:30pm et
Miami Dolphins RB Knowshon Moreno (knee) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 3.
Huddle Up: Moreno and Lamar Miller are both going to see carries early in the year. However, Moreno is an excellent pass protector and receiver, which will help him play more on passing downs. Moreno is a dicey start this week because of the uncertainty about his touches but he should emerge as a solid flex play in PPR formats.
Posted: 9/2/2014 3:35pm et
Updating an earlier report, Miami Dolphins RB Lamar Miller is listed ahead of RB Knowshon Moreno on the depth chart the team released Tuesday, Sept. 2.
Huddle Up: This conflicts from earlier reports from team beat writers who say Moreno is the starter, and Miller is the change-of-pace back. In either case, expect a near 50-50 split, and if you're starting one of them, you're hoping your guy gets the TD.
Posted: 8/27/2014 2:19pm et
Miami Dolphins RB Knowshon Moreno is expected to have more carries than Lamar Miller, in the opinion of beat reporter Omar Kelly.
Huddle Up: In drafts held since Aug. 15, Miller (31st-highest ADP among RBs) is going two spots higher than Moreno, and that mirrors most fantasy expectations for the two backs as it's looking to be as close to a 50-50 timeshare as any RB situation in the league. Draft accordingly.
Posted: 8/27/2014 10:10am et
Miami Dolphins RBs Lamar Miller and Knowshon Moreno split first-team snaps in practice the past two days, and head coach Joe Philbin said Tuesday, Aug. 26, that the job is open. However, he was more effusive and expansive discussing Miller than Moreno this week. 'I like everything Lamar has done since he's gotten here,' Philbin said. 'He's had an excellent offseason and camp. I like everything he's done since April 21.'
Huddle Up: Best bet is that Miami's backfield takes on a committee approach, with Miller running as the lead dog right now. Given that the team will open the season with an entirely new offensive line, it may take a while for either Miller or Moreno to gain much fantasy traction.
Posted: 8/21/2014 10:25am et
Miami Dolphins RB Knowshon Moreno (knee) said Wednesday, Aug. 20, that he feels good. The team wants to see him practice Thursday, Aug. 21, before deciding if he will play in the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 23, against the Dallas Cowboys.
Huddle Up: After struggling with conditioning and injuries through the offseason, Moreno has yet to truly challenge Lamar Miller for touches in the Miami backfield; if he gets on the field in the third preseason game, it could be an opportunity for him to finally do so.
Posted: 8/14/2014 6:56pm et
Miami Dolphins RB Knowshon Moreno (knee) is starting to look like his old self in the running game, but he is not expected to play in the team's second preseason game. Moreno likely will make his Miami debut the following week.
Huddle Up: Incumbent Lamar Miller has a solid grip on the starting gig for now, but the Dolphins might come to find that Moreno's pass-blocking skills are too valuable to keep on the bench given the team's shaky offensive front.
Posted: 8/11/2014 10:54am et
Miami Dolphins RB Knowshon Moreno (knee) could win the starting running back spot over RB Lamar Miller before the start of the season, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel's Chris Perkins. Moreno looked much better Monday, Aug. 11, than he did the previous day.
Huddle Up: Moreno is coming off a quality season, but showing up to OTAs out of shape got him off on the wrong foot with the Dolphins. His battle with Miller will be one to watch through the remainder of training camp.
Posted: 8/6/2014 8:45pm et
Miami Dolphins RB Knowshon Moreno (knee) likely will not play in the first preseason game, but he has not been ruled out at this point, according to head coach Joe Philbin.
Huddle Up: The Dolphins will be cautious with Moreno, who has been dealing with the knee injury all offseason. The chances of him playing in Miami's first preseason game are slim. Moreno has lost some ground to Lamar Miller this summer but both will see carries for the Dolphins this season. Miller currently has an ADP of Round 6, while Moreno is going off the board in Round 11.
Posted: 8/6/2014 10:22am et
Miami Dolphins RB Knowshon Moreno (knee) was activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list.
Huddle Up: Moreno is well behind Lamar Miller in the battle for touches in Miami, thanks to showing up for OTAs out of shape and the subsequent knee injury. There's little fantasy upside to be found here.
Posted: 8/1/2014 8:47pm et
Miami Dolphins RB Knowshon Moreno (knee) said he is feeling better but is not sure if he will be able to play in a preseason game. 'I don't know. I don't know. I really don't even know. I just want to take each day one at a time. They have a schedule for me and they're just going to tell me every day what I have to do, and I just go out there and do it,' Moreno said.
Huddle Up: Moreno's short time in Miami hasn't been going as planned. He's been dealing with a knee issue and Moreno showed up to training camp a little overweight. His slow start has allowed Lamar Miller to shine and it now appears he has the lead over Moreno to be Miami's No. 1 RB when the season starts. Miller has an ADP of Round 7, while Moreno is going roughly three rounds later.
Posted: 6/24/2014 10:26am et
Miami Dolphins RB knowshon Moreno (knee) will undergo arthroscopic knee surgery this week, according to sources. Moreno is expected to miss four to five weeks.
Huddle Up: Maybe Moreno's knee injury prevented him from working out this offseason; maybe the extra weight he carried into OTAs put more pressure than usual on the joint. Either way, he'll miss a month of learning his new team's offense and find it that much more difficult to crack the Dolphins' lineup come training camp.
Posted: 6/19/2014 8:16pm et
Miami Dolphins RB Knowshon Moreno (undisclosed) is fighting a medical issue during minicamp this week, according to a source. The source said Moreno has been dealing with the undisclosed injury for a couple of weeks and needed time off to recover. Moreno has barely been involved in 7-on-7 and team drills during last week's organized team activities and this week's mandatory minicamp. He's spent the time working behind RBs Lamar Miller and Daniel Thomas, and even RBs Mike Gillislee and Damien Williams have seen more repetitions than Moreno.
Huddle Up: It's been anything but a good start to Moreno's Miami tenure, but the good news is there's still a couple months for the RB to turn things around and make a move back up the depth chart.
Posted: 6/19/2014 2:11am et
Miami Dolphins RB Knowshon Moreno spent most of his time in practice Wednesday, June 18, either holding his helmet or working on the side with a trainer. RBs Lamar Miller, Daniel Thomas and Mike Gillislee have been taking nearly all of the first-team snaps in offseason workouts, but Moreno isn't worried about his status. 'We're all pushing each other,' Moreno said. 'I'm working on the little things and competing. Everything will take care of itself. I just want to do what I have to do to help my team win.'
Huddle Up: Moreno reportedly showed up to OTAs in something other than tip-top condition, which isn't necessarily the way to impress your new team. And while he may not be worried, anyone banking on him to put up numbers remotely close to what he posted in Denver certainly has to be.
Posted: 6/11/2014 11:51pm et
Miami Dolphins RB Knowshon Moreno indicated he understands that his conditioning is not what he wants it to be at this point but expects to be ready for the start of training camp. 'I'm definitely not there,' Moreno said. 'This is just the beginning. It's just the beginning, getting your feet wet, and when you have time off, working at those little things, getting back to where you need to be, and once camp comes, it'll be good.' Moreno is expected to get a chance to compete for the starting running back job during training camp.
Huddle Up: Maybe not the best idea to show up for your new team out of shape, but Moreno has time to improve his conditioning and outduel Lamar Miller for the lead role in Miami's backfield.
Posted: 6/2/2014 11:58pm et
Miami Dolphins RB Knowshon Moreno continued to work with the second-team offense during organized team activities Monday, June 2. Head coach Joe Philbin said Moreno's conditioning could be better.
Huddle Up: So the Dolphins' big free agent running back showed up for OTAs out of shape? That's not the way to win a job... or to change the minds of fantasy owners who already are predicting a dropoff in numbers posted on Peyton Manning's coattails in Denver last year.
Posted: 5/27/2014 9:01pm et
Miami Dolphins RB Knowshon Moreno is looking sharp in the team's first day of organized team activities Tuesday, May 27.
Huddle Up: Moreno is tentatively pencilled in atop the Dolphins' depth chart and should lead the team's RBs in touches, but just don't go expecting a repeat of his breakout 2013 season in which he finished fifth among all fantasy backs with 237 points.