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Montee Ball remains a good gamble at Broncos running back

What if Montee Ball stinks? It's a question we haven't really touched on too much here, so let's talk about it for a second. The Broncos are all-in on the aptly named running back, but what if Ball proves to be like, I don't know, Lance Ball? Clearly, that's the gamble the Broncos are taking, though I do believe that Montee Ball will be an effective starting...
Via Pro Sports Daily
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Denver Broncos reach a 52-man roster; Thursday’s game discussed

August 31. Not really a significant date for most. However, August 31st is the deadline for final roster cuts for all NFL teams, leaving players secure in their position or job hunting and heartbroken. Denver Broncos made their transactions on Saturday. Of those released, the most notable would be running back Lance Ball and center C.J Davis, both veterans. On Sunday, the team also...
Via isportsweb.com
September 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Lance Ball no longer a Bronco

The Denver Broncos have released running back Lance Ball. Ball said his goodbyes on Twitter. Closing another chapter in my book, thanks to the Broncos Organization for the years of great memories and also the fans who supported me! — Lance Ball (@LanceBall35) August 30, 2013 Ball rushed for 158 yards on 42 carries last season with 1 touchdown.   Need NFL Tickets? Loading...
Via Pro Football Zone
August 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Broncos keep RB C.J. Anderson, release Lance Ball

The Denver Broncos decided Friday that undrafted rookie C.J. Anderson’s short preseason showing was good enough to land him a spot on the 53-man roster. Anderson, who rushed for 69 yards on 15 carries in the Broncos preseason opener at San Francisco, will take the spot of veteran 
Via Sports-Glory
August 30, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Fantasy Football Team Preview: The Denver Broncos

Note: This piece was originally written on July 14th by Matt Cott of RotoAnalysis.com and is one of many unique pieces that can be found in our 2013 fantasy football draft guide. None of this information has been updated since it was originally published. The Broncos lost Tebow and quickly became one of the best offenses in the NFL last season. They scored the second most points...
Via The Fantasy Fix
August 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Broncos' Montee Ball gets first-team reps at tailback in practice

There was a ball tucked inside Ronnie Hillman's arm while another Ball took his place with the first-string offense. Hillman had held off Montee Ball as the Broncos' starting tailback through the organized team activities in May the minicamp session in June every day of training camp in July and August and the first three games of the preseason. But on the first day Broncos...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Moments in Time: Seahawks vs. Broncos 2012

Remember the date Moments in Time are usually saved for Seattle Seahawks regular season and post season games. This week, though, I have a special treat for you all. Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos are coming to town this week and it always brings us down memory lane when we play our old foes from the AFC West. One memory in particular is one that is forever etched in my memory...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
August 16, 2013  |  Discuss

RB hopes to keep Broncos' undrafted streak going

An undrafted college free agent has made Denver's Week 1 roster in each of the last nine seasons. C.J. Anderson aims to keep that streak going. The former University of California running back has been the untold story of the Broncos' training camp, toiling as he has behind second-round draft pick Montee Ball, second-year speedster Ronnie Hillman and former first-rounder...
Via Fox Sports
August 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Earmarking the ADP of the Trendiest Fantasy Football Picks

If you followed this ADP series during the preseason for fantasy baseball, you’ll recall my affectation with discussing the rising ADP of some of the season’s most trendy picks and how their popularity essentially ruins their value on draft day. Quite often, a variety of players become the darlings of many a fantasy pundit and after a number of write-ups about an impending breakout...
Via Rotowire
August 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football 2013 Late-Round Gems: RB Ronnie Hillman

Somebody has to run the ball for the Broncos right? It’s no secret that Denver’s offense is going to be pass heavy, but they still have to have someone to take the handoffs from Peyton Manning to keep opposing defenses guessing. As far as your draft goes, Hillman could be a sneaky pick-up for your team and here’s why.Last year when Willis McGahee went down with a knee injury...
Via Football Nation
August 01, 2013  |  Discuss

ADP Comparison: NFFC vs MDC

Just as we did with this series for baseball, we’re going to turn to our friends over at Stats Inc., the folks who run the National Fantasy Football Championships (NFFC), and take a look at their ADP rankings. It’s a good way to see how those who are ‘putting their money where their mouths are’ are drafting in comparison to those who seem to be mocking for fun in preparation...
Via Rotowire
July 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Willis McGahee: 8 Teams That Can Use His Veteran Leadership at RB

After suffering a season-ending knee injury last year, running back Willis McGahee has now been released by the Denver Broncos.McGahee is entering his 11th season in the league and will be returning from his his second serious knee injury over his career.He was first injured in the Miami Hurricanes' 31-24 overtime loss in the 2003 National Championship game to the Ohio State...
Via Football Nation
June 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Ball signs free-agent tender with Broncos

Restricted free agent running back Lance Ball signed his tender with the Denver Broncos, the team announced Monday. The diminutive but powerful tailback rushed for 158 yards on 42 carries last season as he spelled Willis McGahee and Knowshon Moreno. Ball has bounced around the league since coming out of Maryland. Originally a college free agent with St. Louis, he made the Rams...
Via AP on Fox
April 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football Player Profile – Knowshon Moreno, RB

Knowshon Moreno, RB, Denver Broncos Player Profile Height/Weight: 5-11/200 Birthdate: 7/16/1985 School: Georgia FANTASY FOOTBALL ANALYSIS Just when you thought former first round pick, Knowshon Moreno, was done in the NFL, Willis McGahee goes and injures himself in the middle of the year. So without a great second option, the Bronco’s turn to a back that was drafted under the...
Via FF Locker Room
March 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Broncos use 1-year RFA tenders on five players

Jeff Gross/Getty Images On Friday, the Denver Broncos placed tenders on five players.  Details below via the Denver Post: “The Broncos tendered restricted free-agent punter Britton Colquitt with a “right of first refusal” distinction that would pay him a $1.323 million salary for the 2013 season. “The Broncos also offered right-of-first-refusal tenders to two other restricted...
Via BroncoTalk
March 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Denver Broncos 2013 Offseason Preview

The Denver Broncos’ 2012 campaign resembled a roller coaster that took us all for a wild ride. They lost three of their first five games, then won their next 11 matchups to end the season, earning the number one seed in the AFC. Then they faced off with the eventual Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens in the Divisional Round, and shocked everyone who does not read my articles...
Via The Football Juice
February 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Broncos 38, Chiefs 3, Instant Reactions

Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos warms up prior to the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on December 30, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/Getty Images) Editor’s Note: How Big Pete’s Instant Reactions is something beyond “OMG WE #1 SEED GOOOOOO BROOOOONCOOS WOOOOOO” — is beyond me. That is the only thing...
Via BroncoTalk
December 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Week 12 Game Balls: Broncos 17, Chiefs 9

Broncos 17, Chiefs 9 — you know what a victory means, fellas. Give out your BT Game Balls! RB Knowshon Moreno. I will be the first one to say (and most obvious), this guy hasn’t had a play of significance since he fumbled back in Week Two. He hasn’t had a decent game since Week Thirteen of 2010 (which just so happened to be against the Kansas City Chiefs), when he ran...
Via BroncoTalk
November 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Knowshon Moreno to start against Chiefs

Fantasy football owners take note:  Knowshon Moreno will start at running back against the Kansas City Chiefs today. Moreno has been inactive the since Week 2 but was activated – and thrust into the starting lineup — following a injury to Willis McGahee last week. Sharing the load in the Broncos backfield will be rookie Ronnie Hillman and Lance Ball.
Via BroncoTalk
November 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Knowshon Moreno Will Start For Denver

Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno will start Sunday in place of Willis McGahee but will likely lead a committee with Ronnie Hillman and Lance Ball also taking carries. SOURCE: Adam Schefter, ESPNFantasy Spin:Moreno hasn't carried the ball since Week 2. We'd stay away from this situation in fantasy leagues but if you must play one of them we'd go with Hillman.
Via Fantasy Football Champs
November 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Week 11 – Denver Broncos vs Kansas City Chiefs

Continuing on with rivalry weekend, the (1-9) Chiefs welcome a surging (7-3) Denver Broncos squad to town in hopes of causing a major upset to the conference title hopes of Peyton Manning and company. If there was any doubt about the health of Manning, they have been put together but his season to date. Manning has returned to MVP form, and has his Broncos playing superbowl caliber...
Via RotoAsk
November 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Fantasy High 5: Ronnie Hillman and Waiver Gems

Fantasy High 5 is Gridiron Experts weekly article where we debate and discuss popular fantasy football topics and buzzing stories from around the NFL. Typically Fantasy High 5 is a piece that comes out on Wednesday’s, but we’re going to blame the late publishing on eating too much turkey this week. This week we dive into the running back shake up for the Broncos, Waiver wire...
Via Gridiron Experts
November 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Broncos' Prater denied shot at historic kick

(Eds: With AP Photos. Corrects sport designator) By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Pro Football Writer If only Lance Ball could have found the umpire faster, Matt Prater might just have written his name in the record books. The Denver Broncos had crossed midfield and Prater was all set to try a 67-yard field goal right before halftime in their 30-23 win over San Diego, but the clock ran out...
Via AP on Fox
November 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Prater denied shot at historic kick

If only Lance Ball could have found the umpire faster, Matt Prater might just have written his name in the record books. The Denver Broncos had crossed midfield and Prater was all set to try a 67-yard field goal right before halftime in their 30-23 win over San Diego, but the clock ran out before the umpire could spot the ball for Peyton Manning to spike. Oh well, maybe next time...
Via AP on Fox
November 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Broncos may add RB Jacob Hester to backfield

(Getty Images) The Broncos placed starting running back Willis McGahee on injured reserve yesterday, leaving no short-yardage backs remaining on the roster. Denver will likely have a rotation of Knowshon Moreno, Ronnie Hillman, and Lance Ball on Sunday, but none of those three backs can run between the tackles or pass block as well as McGahee.  For that reason, the Broncos have...
Via BroncoTalk
November 22, 2012  |  Discuss

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