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If your fantasy football team is getting gutted, as many are this season, you need to pay attention as to what is happening in Denver. The Broncos are a team which is running the read-option offense and looks more like the 1982 version of the Nebraska Cornhuskers than a 2011 NFL team. The problem is with the Broncos currently is that they are running out of running backs to put in the backfield. RB Knowshon Moreno is now done for the season with an ACL injury. Veteran RB Willis McGahee is dealing with a hamstring injury, and his status for Thursday night’s game against the New York Jets remains in limbo. The Denver Bronocs have just announced this afternoon that Jeremiah Johnson, (not the Robert Redford movie character) has been added to the roster from the Denver practice squad. The Broncos will likely roll forward with RB Lance Ball in the lead, but if McGahee can’t roll with a bad hamstring, both Lance Ball and Johnson are going to receive a ton of carries moving...

Broncos’ Offensive Coaches Deserve Kudos for Creativity

Quarterback Tim Tebow #15 of the Denver Broncos hands off to Lance Ball during the game against the Kansas City Chiefs on November 13, 2011 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Ima Following a game in which the Broncos’ run-to-pass ratio was about 85-to-15 percent, you would probably think their game plan was anything but creative.  It appears...

Torn ACL: Moreno done for the Season, Denver Brings up Johnson

Broncos runningback Jeremiah Johnson #37 rushes for a touchdown in Dallas. NFL pre-season 2011. Off to a strong start after losing Willis McGahee to injury early Knowshon Moreno went down with what was originally thought to be a knee sprain.  After MRI results returned Monday the news got much worse for the struggling 3rd year runningback.  Moreno has a torn ACL in his right knee...

2011 Fantasy Football, Week 11 Defense Rankings: Julius Peppers To Wreak Havoc On Chargers

Julius Peppers (Credits Below) 1.  Chicago Bears (SD) -  The Bears last week looked like the kind of defense that led them to the Super Bowl XLI.  They completely shut down Stafford and the Lions and scored 3 DST touchdowns in the process.  They’ve done a better job of putting Julius Peppers in a position to have an impact.  Philip Rivers has been nothing short of...

Fantasy Football Week 11 Waiver Wire Advice and Pickups

There are many reasons I enjoy fantasy football, but I was reminded of an important one yesterday. As the final seconds ticked off the clock in Philly, I stuck a fork in the season of my beloved Eagles; but at least I still have hope for the remainder of the season from a fantasy perspective. So no matter where your favorite team rates on the bed-crapping spectrum, the remaining...

Flesh for Fantasy: The Injury Parade Begins

We're gonna cover fantasy football all season long here at Bird's Nest by answering five questions every week about various fantasy-related topics. FLESH FOR FANTASYYYYYY. Let's roll. 1. How does Matt Schaub's injury affect the rest of the Texans offense? Despite the fact that it'll be Matt Leinart and his puffy vest at quarterback from now on (Schaub is done...

Gaps in Chiefs' play exposed in loss to Broncos

No, Tim Tebow was not the story. Everyone in Denver and around the NFL seems intoxicated beyond all reason in the debate over Tebow's future or lack of one as the Broncos' savior at quarterback. And yes, the lefty from Florida who throws as many curves and sinkers as he manages fastballs, is now 3-1 as a starter on the back of Denver's 17-10 victory at Kansas City...

Broncos’ Elway: Game vs. Kansas City dictated heavy rushing attack

Joe Amon, The Denver PostJohn Elway, executive vice president of football operations for the Denver Broncos, makes his way on the field before Sunday's game. Bottom line, John Elway said this morning: the Broncos won. No matter that Tim Tebow threw eight passes, he said. Speaking during his weekly radio segment on 102.3 The Ticket with Vic and Gary, Elway said repeatedly that...

Jets-Broncos Preview

The New York Jets know what to expect from Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos - an option-style offense that relies almost exclusively on running the ball. The trick is to stop this unconventional strategy and get a win, something only one opponent has managed to accomplish since Tebow took over at quarterback last month. Coming off a disappointing loss that put a dent in their chances...
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