Knowshon Moreno | RB | Miami Dolphins
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.
Posted: 3/28/2014 11:24am et
Miami Dolphins RB Knowshon Moreno will compete with RBs Lamar Miller and Daniel Thomas for the starting running back job during training camp.
Huddle Up: Remember last season when Miller was the hot fantasy back with upside? He ended up sharing with Thomas and underachieving dramatically. Now the Dolphins throw another back into the mix, making Miami's backfield a fantasy nightmare.
Posted: 3/27/2014 6:03pm et
The Miami Dolphins on Thursday, march 27 agreed to terms with RB Knowshon Moreno on a 1-year, $3 million contract.
Huddle Up: Moreno hit career highs with 1,586 yards scrimmage and 13 total TDs last season and now joins a suddenly crowded Miami backfield with Lamar Miller (879 total yards, 2 TDs) and Daniel Thomas (469, 2 TDs).
Posted: 3/25/2014 2:04pm et
Denver Broncos head coach John Fox said the team is open to the idea of re-signing free-agent RB Knowshon Moreno this offseason.
Huddle Up: Moreno visited Miami last week but left without a contract, but even if he does wind up back in Denver, the Broncos sound like they want to elevate 2013 No. 2 pick Montee Ball to a starting role.
Posted: 3/20/2014 11:10pm et
The Miami Dolphins will bring in free-agent RB Knowshon Moreno (Broncos) for a visit Friday, March 21.
Huddle Up: Finally, some free-agent RBs are starting to get some play, and Moreno will head to South Beach looking to cash in on his career season (1,586 yards from scrimmage, 13 TDs).
Posted: 2/4/2014 4:40pm et
Denver Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno is set to become a free agent, and he seems unlikely to return despite a 1,000-yard season after the team used a second-round pick on RB Montee Ball in 2013.
Huddle Up: Moreno hit career highs in 2013, and became the first RB in franchise history with 1,000 rushing and 500 receiving yards in the same season but likely will be allowed to test the open market first with Denver facing a number of difficult free-agent decisions this offseason.
Posted: 1/30/2014 1:21pm et
Denver Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno (ribs) practiced in full Wednesday, Jan. 29.
Huddle Up: As expected, the rib issue from the AFC title game doesn't appear to be any factor this week for Moreno, who could be playing his last game for the Broncos.
Posted: 1/29/2014 1:37pm et
The Denver Broncos are not expected to be able to re-sign impending free-agent RB Knowshon Moreno this offseason. Moreno likely will test the free-agent market this offseason.
Huddle Up: The Broncos drafted Montee Ball with this scenario in mind, and while Moreno had a solid season Denver looked plenty comfortable using Ball later in the season. Ball's fantasy prospectus in the Denver offense is solid; Moreno's outlook depends heavily on where he lands.
Posted: 1/23/2014 11:54pm et
Denver Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno (ribs) practiced Thursday, Jan. 23, and he's fully expected to be able to play in Super Bowl XLVIII against the Seattle Seahawks. Head coach John Fox said Moreno was limited Thursday. RB Montee Ball has seen increased work in the last several games, with double-digit carries in five of the last seven games.
Huddle Up: Moreno will play but it must be noted that he only has one 20-plus-touch game, no 100-total-yard outings and only 2 TDs over the Broncos' last 5 outings, including the playoffs.
Posted: 12/10/2013 8:11pm et
Denver Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno (ankle) practiced in full Tuesday, Dec. 10.
Huddle Up: Moreno, who hasn't played a full season since his rookie year of 2009, has held up well health-wise, and the Broncos want to keep it that way, working rookie Montee Ball more into the rotation over the past few weeks. In Week 14, Moreno only had a 20-18 edge in touches, and that should concern Moreno's fantasy owners more than any health issues at this point.
Posted: 11/29/2013 6:08pm et
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.
Huddle Up: It sounds like Moreno will be available, but don't count on him approaching the career-high 38 touches he had a week ago as the Broncos can ill afford to wear him out for the stretch run and/or postseason.
Posted: 11/29/2013 11:42am et
The Denver Broncos are expecting RB Knowshon Moreno (foot) to be able to participate in practice Friday, Nov. 29.
Huddle Up: Moreno played through a foot injury last week, and a return to practice Friday would suggest he'll be available for at least partial duty this weekend. Montee Ball has been working with the first team in Moreno's absence and would be the likely backup plan if Moreno can't play--as long as he hangs on to the football.
Posted: 11/28/2013 4:49pm et
Denver Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno (ankle) was limited in practice Thursday, Nov. 28.
Huddle Up: Moreno, who's dealing with a ankle bruise, was on crutches following a career-high 37 carries for 224 yards in the Week 12 loss to the Patriots. He sat out Wednesday entirely, and his availability for Week 13 remains up in the air, meaning Friday's practice will go a long way in determining his Sunday status.
Posted: 11/25/2013 4:29pm et
Denver Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno (ankle) is dealing with a bruised ankle, and the team expects him to practice at some point this week.
Huddle Up: There have been some conflicting reports about Moreno out there today, but it looks like his injury isn't as serious as some feared. Keep an eye on him this week.
Posted: 11/25/2013 11:12am et
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.
Huddle Up: Moreno was a warrior Sunday night, as Montee Ball was benched following yet another fumble and the Patriots were susceptible to the run. We'll see how quickly he heals heading into the rematch with Kansas City in Week 13.
Posted: 9/16/2013 12:20pm et
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. Ronnie Hillman has been a non-factor, despite his starting status entering the year.
Huddle Up: Moreno's prowess in pass protection will keep him on the field, and defenses focused on slowing Peyton Manning will be susceptible to Moreno's rushing. Ball remains in the mix, as evidenced by his dozen carries, but he wasn't productive and fumbled at the stripe so he's clearly the junior partner in Denver's RBBC.
Posted: 9/5/2013 11:07pm et
Denver Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno was the starting running back in the team's Week 1 game.
Huddle Up: Ronnie Hillman was listed atop the Broncos' depth chart, and the team spent a 2nd-round pick on Montee Ball, but the somewhat surprising starting nod went to Moreno, in light of his superior pass-protection skills going up against the Ravens' pass rush.
Posted: 9/5/2013 10:15am et
Denver Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno could start in Week 1, and play the most in the running back committee. 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. The Broncos will use Ball, Hillman and 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.
Huddle Up: Ball has the most fantasy upside of Denver's backs, but keeping Peyton upright is even more important--both for the real-world Broncos and for their collective fantasy fates. The first couple of weeks might be tough for Ball owners until he's able to secure a larger share of playing time.
Posted: 9/3/2013 8:53am et
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.
Huddle Up: This certainly isn't ideal for those banking on feature-back touches from Ball. If the rookie is able to improve his pass protection he should see more of the field, which in turn would translate into more opportunities in this offense; until then, it looks like an RBBC.