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Running Back, Denver Broncos

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Draft: 2013 Round 2 (28)
College: Wisconsin
Ht: 5’11”  Wt: 215 DOB: 1990-12-05 Age: 24

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
2013 DEN 15 - 119 560 4.7 4 27 20 145 7.3 0 94.5 6.3
2014 DEN 5 - 55 172 3.1 1 13 9 62 6.9 0 29.4 5.9
2015 (Projected) DEN     64 287 4.5 2   9 67 7.4 1 53.4  

2015 Outlook
Depth Chart
Drafted to be “the guy” in 2013, second-round pick Montee Ball has yet to show up as the elite fantasy running back that many hoped he would develop into. Through two NFL seasons, he has rushed for a total of just 731 yards and five touchdowns. His 2014 season was cut short by an injury, but with 3.1 yards per carry up to that point, it’s hard to really be excited about what he would have done if he would have stayed healthy. Ball now heads into the 2015 season with a chip on his shoulder, hoping to regain his status as the team’s top running back. With Anderson anointed as the starter going into the season, Ball currently finds himself competing with Ronnie Hillman to be the primary backup to Anderson. Hillman hasn’t been particularly impressive thus far in his career either, so it’s not surprising to see most reports indicating that Ball has the upper edge going into the preseason, but this is one of the more interesting battles to watch heading into the year. Whoever wins the job should be considered one of the elite handcuffs in all of fantasy football.

Ball was a first or second round fantasy draft pick in most drafts this past season, which could leave a sour taste in many fantasy owners’ minds heading into 2015. His disappointing production was short-lived as he lasted only four games, but the headache of dealing with an emergency appendectomy and then a groin injury has to be weighing heavily on the minds of those who selected him a season ago. Because of that, Ball could slip further than he otherwise would even if he does win the RB2 job in Denver. He won’t likely provide much value unless Anderson goes down, but being the handcuff in a Kubiak offense has worked out very well for players like Ben Tate in the past, who have put up monster numbers when given the opportunity.
Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 C.J. Anderson
RB2RB2 Ronnie Hillman
RB3RB3 Juwan Thompson
RB4RB4 Montee Ball
RB5RB5 Jeremy Stewart
Broncos Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Cowboys trying to acquire RB Ball from Broncos?
Rumors abound that Dallas is looking to add the elusive RB
By: John Canario | Fri Sep 4, 3:50 pm

Dallas Cowboys
After maintaining all offseason that they're perfectly happy with their running back triumvirate of Joseph Randle, Darren McFadden and Lance Dunbar, the Dallas Cowboys are discussing a trade for Denver Broncos running back Montee Ball, according to a report from Vic Lombardi of CBS 104.3 in Denver. Ball, a former second-round pick out of Wisconsin, was the starter for the Broncos during the early part of the 2014 season, but the combination of injuries and ineffectiveness led to him losing carries to Ronnie Hillman and C.J. Anderson. He played in just five games, starting three, and carried 55 times for a total of 172 yards (3.1 per carry) and one touchdown. (CBS Sports)

FFToday's Take: If Ball gets moved from Denver to Dallas, his fantasy value will receive a massive boost. With Randle and McFadden both underwhelming throughout camp and into the preseason, Ball would likely inherit the majority of the touches that were given to DeMarco Murray last year. Stay tuned...


Hillman now the 1B runner in Denver?
RB has 120 yards on 16 carries through two exhibition games
By: Doug Orth | Mon Aug 24, 3:45 pm

Denver Broncos
In two preseason games, Ronnie Hillman sped past Montee Ball on the depth chart on his way to 120 yards rushing on 16 carries - 7.5 yards per carry. Hillman is now the 1B runner behind C.J. Anderson. "I'm not worried about 1B and all that because that'll drive you crazy," Hillman said. Meanwhile, second-year back Juwan Thompson may also be moving past Ball, whose slump continues. Hilllman (8 carries, 54 yards), Thompson (five carries, 32 yards) and Anderson (4 for 24) all averaged at least 6.0 yards per carry. (9News Denver)

FFToday's Take: It's important to remember a month ago that Thompson was "making a push for No. 2" and Ball has been the second man through in both of the Broncos' preseason games. The most likely scenario all along as been Anderson seeing roughly 18-20 touches/game and the second back - whomever that ends up being - collecting the scraps. HC Gary Kubiak has enjoyed success with this setup before, most recently in 2011 when Arian Foster finished as the RB4 and Ben Tate the RB28 in Houston.



2014 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts
1 IND W 31-24 23 67 2.9 1 2 2 16 8.0 0 14.3
2 KC W 24-17 12 60 5.0 0 3 3 29 9.7 0 8.9
3 at SEA L 20-26 14 38 2.7 0 3 2 6 3.0 0 4.4
5 ARI W 41-20 6 7 1.2 0 3 2 11 5.5 0 1.8
11 at STL L 7-22 0 0 - 0 2 0 0 - 0 0.0

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 8 24 3.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 2.4
2 at NYG W 41-23 12 16 1.3 0 2 2 27 13.5 0 4.3
3 OAK W 37-21 11 61 5.5 0 0 0 0 - 0 6.1
4 PHI W 52-20 8 24 3.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 2.4
5 at DAL W 51-48 1 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.1
6 JAC W 35-19 3 15 5.0 0 2 0 0 - 0 1.5
8 WAS W 45-21 11 37 3.4 1 1 0 0 - 0 9.7
10 at SD W 28-20 5 20 4.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 2.0
11 KC W 27-17 8 25 3.1 2 4 3 16 5.3 0 16.1
12 at NE L 31-34 7 40 5.7 0 3 3 17 5.7 0 5.7
13 at KC W 35-28 13 117 9.0 0 2 1 4 4.0 0 12.1
14 TEN W 51-28 15 77 5.1 1 4 3 10 3.3 0 14.7
15 SD L 20-27 3 -1 -0.3 0 5 5 49 9.8 0 4.8
16 at HOU W 37-13 4 32 8.0 0 1 0 0 - 0 3.2
17 at OAK W 34-14 10 72 7.2 0 3 3 22 7.3 0 9.4
DP SD W 24-17 10 52 5.2 0 0 0 0 - 0 5.2
CC NE W 26-16 12 43 3.6 0 4 3 13 4.3 0 5.6
SB SEA L 8-43 6 1 0.2 0 3 2 2 1.0 0 0.3
DP = Divisional Playoff CC = Conference Championship SB = Super Bowl

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