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Posted: 9/9/2015 8:07pm ET
Huddle Up: The Browns are always looking to upgrade their backfield. Ball wouldn't be an immediate threat to Isaiah Crowell but he would provide depth with Terrance West now in Tennessee.
Posted: 9/7/2015 8:35pm ET
Huddle Up: With Devonta Freeman and his hammy still hurting, and rookies Tevin Coleman anbd Terron Ward currently topping the depth chart, the Falcons certainly can use some backfield bodies, but signing Ball would likely just amount to a stop-gap depth measure.
Posted: 9/6/2015 5:01pm ET
Huddle Up: It's been a sudden and shocking decline for the 2013 second-round pick who was a second-round pick in most fantasy drafts a year ago. Still, an unproductive and injury-marred 2014 season was followed by a poor preseason (68 yards on 32 carries) in which he was outperformed by RBs Ronnie Hillman and Juwan Thompson.
Posted: 9/4/2015 3:56pm ET
Huddle Up: The Cowboys have been linked to just about every free-agent or soon-to-be free-agent RB, but so far Jerry Jones has held his water and appears to be sticking with the Joseph Randle-Darren McFadden-Lance Dunbar triumvirate. That could change in a hurry, though, if Dallas stumbles out of the gates and the ground game struggles to find early traction.
Posted: 9/4/2015 10:01am ET
Huddle Up: So much for Montee's audition. There's a very real chance he'll be released by the Broncos; then he can join Trent Richardson in competition for backup jobs.
Posted: 9/1/2015 4:40pm ET
Huddle Up: Wow, remember a year ago at this time when Ball -- the team's second-round pick in 2013 -- was being drafted as a RB1? That's a 2014 groin injury and a deeply disappointing 2015 preseason ago, and in case you haven't been paying attention to the Denver depth chart, Ronnie Hillman and Juwan Thompson are the immediate backups behind starter C.J. Anderson.
Posted: 8/24/2015 5:54pm ET
Huddle Up: Hillman played well last season when Ball got hurt and he's having a great training camp. If C.J. Anderson goes down the Broncos may use a combination of backs but Hillman looks like he'll be first in line for the most touches.
Posted: 7/6/2015 3:25pm ET
Huddle Up: Broncos coach Gary Kubiak has been a "play the hot hand" guy before, but at least heading into the season the popular opinion is that Ball will play second fiddle to Anderson. There may be enough of a workload that even Ball's secondary role provides fantasy value, but you certainly can't bank on him being a fantasy factor at this juncture.
Posted: 6/15/2015 5:10pm ET
Huddle Up: What Montee is expecting and what Montee will get this fall may be two different things entirely, as Anderson claimed the starting gig late last season and shows no signs of giving up a significant portion of the carries.
Posted: 5/29/2015 1:19pm ET
Huddle Up: Due to injury issues, Ball was limited to five games and 172 rushing yards last season after a promising finish to his 2013 rookie campaign and became the forgotten man with Anderson's late-season emergence. Expect Anderson to again get the starting nod and majority of the Broncos' workload in 2015 but don't forget about Ball, a second-round pick, who will get his share of the carries if he can stay healthy.
Posted: 11/26/2014 6:49pm ET
Huddle Up: Ball and Hillman are likely out another week or two at the minimum, leaving late-season standout C.J. Anderson firmly in charge of the starting gig.
Posted: 11/17/2014 8:06pm ET
Huddle Up: With Ronnie Hillman also likely out for the next month, it'll be the C.J. Anderson show with some Juwan Thompson sprinkled in.
Posted: 11/16/2014 8:03pm ET
Huddle Up: Ball played only briefly before re-injuring his groin. With Ronnie Hillman also out for the next few weeks, C.J. Anderson is now the Broncos feature back. Juwan Thompson moves up to the No. 2 role and should also be added in all leagues.
Posted: 11/14/2014 4:15pm ET
Huddle Up: Ball will make his return this week but will split the workload with Week 10 standout C.J. Anderson as Ronnie Hillman sits out with a foot injury.
Posted: 11/12/2014 6:40pm ET
Huddle Up: Good timing for the Ronnie Hillman-less Broncos as Ball is expected to return Sunday in St. Louis after sitting out the previous five games.
Posted: 11/10/2014 8:08pm ET
Huddle Up: The timing could be ideal for Ball and the Broncos with starter Ronnie Hillman likely set to miss the next 2-3 games with a foot sprain, but Ball will have to be able to show he's ready to return in practice this week.
Posted: 11/7/2014 6:45pm ET
Huddle Up: Ball hasn't played since Week 5, and while he was able to get back on the practice field this week, it'll be a surprise if he's active and able to contribute Sunday in Oakland.
Posted: 11/5/2014 4:35pm ET
Huddle Up: Ball has been sidelined since he was injured in Week 5, and while his return is certainly drawing near, hoping for him to play this Sunday in Oakland would seem to be a little too optimistic. Whenever Ball's return comes, though, it figures to be in a change-up role behind the productive Ronnie Hillman.
Posted: 10/31/2014 8:23pm ET
Huddle Up: As expected, Ball will miss Sunday's game against New England. Ronnie Hillman will get the bulk of the carries versus the Patriots. Hillman is cemented as a strong RB2 in Denver's offense.
Posted: 10/21/2014 6:20pm ET
Huddle Up: Reports have placed Ball's likely return in Week 10 or 11, but in the meantime, Ronnie Hillman looks to be tightening his grip on the No. 1 RB role, coming off back-to-back strong performances.
Posted: 10/18/2014 8:38pm ET
Huddle Up: Ball was ineffective as the starter and Ronnie Hillman rushed for 100 yards in his first game as the No. 1 back against the Jets. It's likely the Broncos will use both running backs when Ball returns, with Hillman remaining the starter.
Posted: 10/17/2014 8:11pm ET
Huddle Up: Ronnie Hillman will get his second straight start. Hillman is coming off a 100-yard performance and is a strong RB2 against the 49ers this week.
Posted: 10/11/2014 9:24pm ET
Huddle Up: Hillman will get first crack at getting the hot hand but will have to produce in order to stay on the field. Hillman is a RB3/flex play this week but will need to prove himself to remain there going forward. Hillman is the best fantasy option this week.
Posted: 10/9/2014 4:37pm ET
Huddle Up: Hillman stepped in for the injured Ball last week and led Denver RBs with 64 yards on 15 carries, but it won't be an easy first start as the Jets are allowing the sixth-fewest fantasy points to opposing RBs so far this season. Hillman must also guard against the fumbling issues which have curtailed his playing time in past seasons.
Posted: 10/7/2014 11:28am ET
Huddle Up: Now we have a timetable for Ball's return. Expect Ronnie Hillman to be the Broncos' primary ballcarrier, with Juwon Thompson and CJ Anderson also in the mix.
Posted: 10/6/2014 12:31pm ET
Huddle Up: Ronnie Hillman will take over as the Broncos lead back. He should be the top waiver priority this week in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 10/5/2014 9:55pm ET
Huddle Up: Early reports suggest Ball will be out for "a while." Ronnie Hillman will get the first shot to replace him. Hillman should be owned in all leagues now.
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