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Running Back, Miami Dolphins

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Draft: 2009 Round 1 (12)
College: Georgia
Ht: 5’11”  Wt: 200 DOB: 1987-07-16 Age: 27
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#36 6 8.08

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G GS Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts FFPts/G
2009 DEN 16 9 247 947 3.8 7 41 28 213 7.6 2 170.0 10.6
2010 DEN 13 13 182 779 4.3 5 48 37 372 10.1 3 163.1 12.5
2011 DEN 8 2 37 179 4.8 0 15 11 101 9.2 1 34.0 4.3
2012 DEN 8 - 138 525 3.8 4 26 21 167 8.0 0 93.2 11.7
2013 DEN 16 - 241 1,038 4.3 10 74 60 548 9.1 3 236.6 14.8
2014 (Projected) MIA     158 647 4.1 4   33 255 7.7 1 120.2  

2014 Outlook
Depth Chart
Knowshon Moreno kicked off the dirt that was used to bury him by fantasy football players to put up a top-five season in 2013. Playing in a Peyton Manning record-breaking offense will go a long way toward hiding any warts possessed by a starting running back. Moreno isn't devoid of talent, but lacks the explosiveness and power to make a true difference all on his own. Instead, he's the type of back who exhibits good vision and can take what the defense gives him. Surprisingly, NFL front offices were smart enough not to be fooled by last season's success and the market was cold for Moreno during the free agency period. According to him, Miami was the only team that expressed any real interest at all. Moreno should be ready for Week 1 after his arthroscopic surgery, but conditioning could be an issue. Upon his return to health, Moreno has a chance to make up some ground on presumed starter Lamar Miller, who was far from impressive in 2013. Moreno should, at the very least, take on the role of third down back, as he is one of the better blockers at his position and has more than adequate hands and route running abilities. He could be a nice late pick in PPR leagues if his injury concerns drive him down other owners' draft boards.

Comment: Moreno and Miller are splitting first team reps in practice heading into the final preseason game.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 Lamar Miller
RB2RB2 Knowshon Moreno
RB3RB3 Daniel Thomas
RB4RB4 Mike Gillislee
Dolphins Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Miller, Moreno split first team reps last two days
Philbin non-committal on starting RB
By: Mike Krueger | Tue Aug 26, 9:46 pm

Miami Dolphins
Lamar Miller and Knowshon Moreno split first-team snaps the past two days. Joe Philbin said the job is open but has been far 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." (Miami Herald)

FFToday's Take: Reading between the lines it appears Miller still has a leg up on the starting running back job, but in the end it's likely to be a timeshare with Moreno operating on third downs. Both backs are dicey picks in the middle of your fantasy draft.


Injury Moreno finally getting healthy
HC says RB "starting to look like kind of his old self"
By: Doug Orth | Thu Aug 14, 4:45 pm

Miami Dolphins
Dolphins HC Joe Philbin said RB Knowshon Moreno, back from knee surgery, “is starting to look like kind of his old self” in the running game but stopped short of saying he would play Saturday in Tampa. “I don’t know about the passing game quite yet…. He’s looking better.” (Miami Herald)

FFToday's Take: Moreno missed the bulk of offseason work due to a knee injury (and subsequent scope) and may not have enough time to make up the gap on Lamar Miller. Fortunately for the ex-Bronco, he is a plus-option as a blocker and receiver in the passing game. Miami also figures to run the ball significantly more than it did last season, so if Moreno can make it back and stay healthy, he has a shot at RB4 value in most leagues.


Injury Knowshon Moreno taken off PUP list
Will practice today
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Aug 6, 8:38 am

Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins running back Knowshon Moreno was taken off the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list Wednesday and placed on the active roster. Moreno, the free agent acquisition from Denver, had been sidelined since having arthroscopic surgery on his left knee in June. It’s unclear if Moreno would play in Friday’s game at Atlanta, however. (Sun Sentinel)

FFToday's Take: Moreno's knee procedure occurred in June so he's behind the curve in winning the starting running back job in Miami. Lamar Miller has been running with the first team and should continue to do so until Moreno proves he's healthy. The next couple weeks of camp will go a long way into determining the roles of the top two Miami running backs.


Injury Knowshon Moreno remains on PUP list
Still recovering from knee surgery
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Aug 1, 10:00 pm

Miami Dolphins
With barely a month left until the regular-season opener, the Dolphins’ most accomplished running back sometimes still labors to walk, let alone run. In late June, Knowshon Moreno underwent arthroscopic surgery to clean up his left knee. The original prognosis was he would miss four to five weeks. We’re now well into the sixth week of the rehab, and yet he remains on the Physically Unable to Perform list. (Miami Herald)

FFToday's Take: Moreno's fantasy stock will take a tumble over the next week while Lamar Miller's will rise. Miller has been running with the first team offense in Moreno's absence. Fantasy owners shouldn't simply write off Moreno as he can be a fantasy asset in Miami's new offense but expecting him to be the starter Week 1 appears to be more unlikely by the minute.


Injury Gibson, Moreno nearing "full throttle" status
Veteran WR, RB coming off surgeries
By: Doug Orth | Thu Jul 24, 3:30 pm

Miami Dolphins
HC Joe Philbin (suggests Miami has) no major injury worries regarding WR Brandon Gibson or RB Knowshon Moreno. "Not full throttle 100% reps yet but won't be too long." (Armando Salguero on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Gibson is recovering from a torn patellar tendon, so he should be considered more week-to-week. The ex-Ram built solid chemistry with QB Ryan Tannehill before going down, but could easily lose third-receiver duties to rookie Jarvis Landry if he struggles in camp. Moreno was given a 4-5 week timeline for an offseason knee scope and appears to be a ways behind Lamar Miller atop the depth chart. Moreno is shaping up to be an unexciting fantasy RB4 this season.


Injury Moreno to undergo arthroscopic knee surgery
Expected to miss 4-5 weeks
By: Doug Orth | Mon Jun 23, 9:35 pm

Miami Dolphins
RB Knowshon Moreno will undergo arthroscopic knee surgery this week and miss 4-5 weeks. The Dolphins hope to have Moreno back in time for the start of the preseason. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: At least now we finally have a reason as to why Moreno was a little heavy for offseason workouts - his knee was never truly healthy. Lamar Miller was running with the first team for most of OTAs, but at least Moreno has a realistic shot at fighting for the starting spot with the 4-5 week timetable. Assuming Moreno is healthy in time for camp, there's a good chance he'll be part of a committee attack with Miller this season.


Injury Knowhson Moreno may need knee surgery
Moreno's knee injury "bad" according to source
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Jun 20, 8:58 am

Miami Dolphins
Talked to a source who has seen Knowshon Moreno's knee. Said it's "bad." Prob will play, but the issue is how long. (Jason Cole via Twitter)

FFToday's Take: There still isn't any concrete word from the Dolphins but various reports suggest that Moreno's left knee is the issue and he may visit with a doctor next week. Moreno signed a one-year deal during the off-season. Lamar Miller ran with the first team during mini-camp this week.


Moreno does very little during mini-camp
Dolphins mini-camp complete
By: Mike Krueger | Thu Jun 19, 5:00 pm

Miami Dolphins
The Dolphins offseason acquisition at running back has been a no show for the first two days of mini-camp as the Post’s Hal Habib explains in today’s Post. While Lamar Miller, Daniel Thomas, Mike Gillislee and Orleans Darkwa are getting carries, Knowshon Moreno is mostly hanging out on the sidelines and being timed while he runs. Philbin is downplaying it, saying Moreno is fine and the team is happy with him. But he hasn’t given a good explanation as to why Moreno isn’t getting carries like the rest of the backs. (Palm Beach Post)

FFToday's Take: There's been speculation that Moreno is dealing with some sort of injury but the Dolphins aren't commenting. For now, Lamar Miller is running with the first team. Moreno's fantasy value is on hold until more is known about his condition.


Mike Wallace in "better spirits" this season
Knowshon Moreno running behind Lamar Miller in camp
By: Doug Orth | Mon Jun 2, 5:40 pm

Miami Dolphins
Mike Wallace is in clearly better spirits this year. One reason is that he loves Bill Lazor’s offense and the flexibility it gives him to change where he lines up. Mike Sherman wouldn’t permit him to do that last year, and Wallace said today that as a result, opposing defenses knew exactly where he was going to be. Knowshon Moreno continues to work primarily with the second team, with Lamar Miller taking a lot of first team snaps. Moreno dropped a pass today and Joe Philbin conceded that his conditioning could be better. (Miami Herald)

FFToday's Take: Wallace languished last season under Sherman, who refused to move him across the formation and used him mostly as a glorified clear-out receiver. It appears as if Lazor wants to use the ex-Steeler in the same way the Eagles used DeSean Jackson in 2013. As for Moreno, Miller is a superior talent, so the free-agent signee cannot afford a negative first impression - especially considering he is on a one-year deal.



2013 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts
1 BAL W 49-27 9 28 3.1 0 3 3 37 12.3 0 6.5
2 at NYG W 41-23 13 93 7.2 2 3 3 14 4.7 0 22.7
3 OAK W 37-21 12 39 3.3 0 2 1 6 6.0 0 4.5
4 PHI W 52-20 12 78 6.5 1 1 1 13 13.0 0 15.1
5 at DAL W 51-48 19 93 4.9 1 5 5 57 11.4 0 21.0
6 JAC W 35-19 15 42 2.8 3 10 7 62 8.9 0 28.4
7 at IND L 33-39 15 40 2.7 1 6 3 9 3.0 0 10.9
8 WAS W 45-21 14 44 3.1 0 6 6 89 14.8 1 19.3
10 at SD W 28-20 15 65 4.3 0 8 8 49 6.1 0 11.4
11 KC W 27-17 27 79 2.9 0 1 0 0 - 0 7.9
12 at NE L 31-34 37 224 6.1 1 1 1 6 6.0 0 29.0
13 at KC W 35-28 15 18 1.2 0 5 4 72 18.0 1 15.0
14 TEN W 51-28 14 78 5.6 1 7 6 31 5.2 0 16.9
15 SD L 20-27 8 19 2.4 0 6 5 36 7.2 0 5.5
16 at HOU W 37-13 11 76 6.9 0 4 2 26 13.0 0 10.2
17 at OAK W 34-14 6 23 3.8 0 6 5 41 8.2 1 12.4
DP SD W 24-17 23 82 3.6 1 2 1 12 12.0 0 15.4
CC NE W 26-16 14 59 4.2 0 2 2 22 11.0 0 8.1
SB SEA L 8-43 5 17 3.4 0 4 3 20 6.7 0 3.7
DP = Divisional Playoff CC = Conference Championship SB = Super Bowl

2012 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts
1 PIT W 31-19 5 13 2.6 1 0 0 0 - 0 7.3
2 at ATL L 21-27 3 2 0.7 0 1 1 12 12.0 0 1.4
12 at KC W 17-9 20 85 4.3 0 4 4 26 6.5 0 11.1
13 TB W 31-23 20 69 3.5 0 5 4 14 3.5 0 8.3
14 at OAK W 26-13 32 119 3.7 1 5 4 48 12.0 0 22.7
15 at BAL W 34-17 22 118 5.4 1 3 2 8 4.0 0 18.6
16 CLE W 34-12 22 78 3.5 0 7 5 49 9.8 0 12.7
17 KC W 38-3 15 44 2.9 1 1 1 10 10.0 0 11.4
DP BAL L 35-38 10 32 3.2 0 2 2 21 10.5 1 11.3
DP = Divisional Playoff

2011 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts
1 OAK L 20-23 8 22 2.8 0 3 2 35 17.5 0 5.7
3 at TEN L 14-17 0 0 - 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.0
4 at GB L 23-49 2 4 2.0 0 1 1 7 7.0 0 1.1
5 SD L 24-29 0 0 - 0 3 3 40 13.3 1 10.0
7 at MIA W 18-15 7 28 4.0 0 2 2 10 5.0 0 3.8
8 DET L 10-45 14 69 4.9 0 2 1 5 5.0 0 7.4
9 at OAK W 38-24 2 4 2.0 0 4 2 4 2.0 0 0.8
10 at KC W 17-10 4 52 13.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 5.2

TD Distance
Receiving: 28

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