Knowshon Moreno | RB | Denver Broncos
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.
Posted: 8/22/2013 5:25pm et
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.
Huddle Up: While Ronnie Hillman has been starting, and rookie Montee Ball has garnered the most fantasy hype, it's been easy to forget about Moreno, who is the veteran of the this young RB corps. Unfortunately for fantasy GMs, it all points toward a RBBC jumble.
Posted: 8/1/2013 12:15am et
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.'
Huddle Up: Moreno is battling Ronnie Hillman and rookie Montee Ball to be the Broncos' starting running back. The smart money is on Ball having the most fantasy value out of the three. However, John Fox has burned fantasy owners in the past by using a committee of backs. This season may end up being no different.
Posted: 7/8/2013 4:42pm et
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.
Huddle Up: That sound you hear is Ball's fantasy value deflating, pricked by the RBBC pin. Ball still projects to be the lead dog in Denver, but with Moreno handling third down duties and Hillman still in the mix Montee's share of the pie is already shrinking.
Posted: 7/3/2013 10:37pm et
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.
Huddle Up: File that bit of info away for PPR leagues; it's bound to take some of the shine off of Ball, who has been one of the first rookie running backs off the fantasy draft board thus far this offseason. And with Hillman looking at a reserve role behind feature back Ball and third-down back Moreno, his fantasy value has shriveled to almost nothing.
Posted: 6/4/2013 11:51pm et
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.'
Huddle Up: Moreno was solid filling in for the injured Willis McGahee down the stretch in 2012, but the injury bug always seems to be lurking around the corner with the fifth-year back. Meanwhile, it's a whole new ballgame in the Broncos' backfield this season with second-round pick Montee Ball and bulked-up second-year back Ronnie Hillman the early front-runners atop the projected depth chart.
Posted: 6/1/2013 11:28am et
Denver Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno 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.
Huddle Up: Meanwhile, Montee Ball is spending extra time with Peyton Manning to pick up the Denver offense. Moreno will have to battle just to make the team as a backup, and he has little fantasy value as a Bronco this year.