Fantasy Football Draft Strategy: Running back handcuffs

Click Here to Play FOX Fantasy Football Are you a running back handcuffer? I'm generally not, but there are circumstances - particularly if your league is on the deeper side - when it's a solid idea. Unfortunately, finding handcuffs isn't as easy as it used to be, since backfield committees have become more prevalent over the years. With that said, below are my five favorite RB handcuffs...
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NFL Notes: Broncos, Colts, Dolphins, Giants, & Texans

Broncos Mike Klis of 9News writes that Ronnie Hillman has surpassed Montee Ball on the team’s depth chart for the backup job to C.J. Anderson. Klis adds that Ball is being pushed by Juwan Thompson for the No. 3 spot. Colts The Colts removed OLB Robert Mathis from the active/PUP list on Tuesday. (Zak Keefer) Mathis ... The post NFL Notes: Broncos, Colts, Dolphins...
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NFL Quick Hits: Optimistic outlook for Texans' Foster

Click here to play FOX Fantasy Football Texans head coach Bill O'Brien said Monday that he had no update on Arian Foster's timetable to return from groin surgery. However, Houston Chronicle beat writer John McClain said on Sirius XM Fantasy's Football Diehards show that he believes Foster will not need to be placed on the "injured reserve/designated for return" list that requires...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Three takeaways from Saturday’s win in Houston

The Denver Broncos got their second win of the preseason Saturday night in a close contest with the Houston Texans. A late touchdown pass from Trevor Siemian with just 1:50 left in the game sealed the 14-10 victory. Throughout the contest three key factors jumped out. The Broncos were able to bring pressure from every level of the defense and created big plays that ended drives...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Takeaways from the 14-10 Denver Broncos Preseason Victory

All signs are pointing to the “Orange Crush”, a nickname given to the Denver Broncos 3-4 defense back in the late 70’s and early 80’s, making a comeback. This defense was lead by linebackers Randy Gradishar and Tom Jackson. The Broncos have had some solid defenses over the years, but none have been as dominant for as long as the defense coined “Orange Crush”. New defensive...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

MHS Rapid React: The rest of the story in Houston

Beyond Peyton Manning’s debut and the defense’s domination, there were several other important storylines to follow in the Broncos’ second preseason game. Among them, none loomed larger than the continued development of backup quarterback Brock Osweiler. It was a mixed night for the 6-foot-8 Osweiler, who had a 57-yard touchdown pass to Andre Caldwell, but was victim of a 69...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

TSE 2015 PPR Fantasy Football Projections: The Running Backs

1. Jamaal Charles Kansas City Chiefs: 264 att 1,461 yards, 11 TD, 6 100 yard games, 85 targets 59 receptions, 515 receiving yards, 5 receiving TD...22 FPPG Handcuff: Knile Davis 2. Eddie Lacy Green Bay Packers: 269 att 1,369 yards, 12 TD, 7 100 YG, 69 tar, 48 rec, 386 yards, 3 TD...19.3 FPPG Handcuff: James Starks 3. Adrian Peterson Minnesota Vikings: 312 att 1,651 yards, 15 TD...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

How Good Will the Broncos Offense Be Under Kubiak?

View image | Click to See Full Power Rankings Article Gary Kubiak is the new head honcho in town, so expect this team to play smashmouth football on both sides of the field. Peyton Manning returns fully healthy and is joined by Pro Bowler Demaryius Thomas and the steady Emmanuel Sanders. The Broncos did lose athletic tight end Julius Thomas to Jacksonville in...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

PODCASTS: BSN Denver Sports Desk 8/18/15

  In this episode of the BSN Denver Sports Desk Josh Dover and Adam Kinney are live at Denver Broncos training camp. The guys discuss the running back battle between Ronnie Hillman, Montee Ball and C.J. Anderson, hear from Von Miller, Chris Harris and Gary Kubiak. They also look around the AFC West, NFL and the MLB postseason schedule. Here’s your audio!
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football: A Fresh Take On Handcuffing

Fantasy handcuffing is a well-known and generally approved fantasy football strategy. Handcuffing is drafting a backup running back to fill in for your starter in the case of an injury or a change of starter. Much like anything else in fantasy, no two handcuff players are exactly the same. The problem with explaining handcuffing is each fantasy owner is in a different league with...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Brock shines bright

  The Broncos finally made a trip to CenturyLink Field and returned victorious. Of course it doesn’t mean anything but none the less, a win is a win. The game may have not meant anything but it certainly began to answer questions surrounding the team. Not that there were many questions about Von Miller but if there were, they were quickly answered. Miller showed he has returned...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

A guide to actually enjoying an NFL preseason game

  If you’re anything like me, you have been patiently waiting for football to return. Who am I kidding? The entire world awaits the return of the NFL. Maybe it has to be your team, or in my case the team I cover but the Hall of Fame Game despite getting great ratings just didn’t give me the fix I needed. So why will Fridays game against the Seattle Seahawks finally fill my need...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football: Super Deep Sleepers for 2015

Now, something for the ladie–er–I mean deep league owners. Wrong website. The super deep sleepers for 2015–designed to appeal to you hardcore owners out there in hardcore leagues. Let me talk about this for a second, and define just what a super deep sleeper is. I’m not talking about rookie 1st round picks that don’t have set roles in their offenses like Breshad Perriman...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Denver Broncos position preview: running backs

Last year many would have looked at the Denver Broncos running backs and said it was a weakness to the team. Montee Ball was struggling, Ronnie Hillman was being questioned because of his size, and C.J. Anderson and Juwan Thompson were just names buried on the depth chart. But by the end, through a Montee Ball injury and a slew of speculation, the running backs ended the year with...
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football Preview 2015: 10 Keepers To Target In Dynasty Leagues

Anyone can get (Andrew) Luck-y and ride some nice draft picks to a fantasy football championship. But having success year in and year out? That takes talent. Part of what makes dynasty and keeper leagues so great is they put extra importance on an owner’s every move. An older star such as Peyton Manning or Drew Brees might be on your draft board, but is it better to place a long...
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Montee Ball a candidate to get cut by Broncos?

Coming into the 2014 season, Denver Broncos sophomore running back Montee Ball was in a position to breakout. In a complimentary role as a rookie 2nd round pick in 2013, Ball showed well, averaging over 4.7 yards per carry and doing his part to help the Broncos secure an AFC Championship. But now–as we near the 2015 campaign–there are a lot of question marks around Ball’s future...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Gary Kubiak wants to have a ‘bell cow’ running back

Some NFL teams use running back committees to carry the load, while others prefer to go the workhorse route using one man for most of the snaps. Denver Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak plans to go with the latter approach in his first season, as he explains here: “I can tell you this, I believe in the (bell cow). And I believe it’s up to the player to prove he can do that....
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Early Broncos training camp contenders

The hot, sweltering days of training camp are underway and outside of a few established players, competition is high. Every season brings new opportunities for young athletes to make a name for themselves and three days into camp a few players are emerging. Depth is critical on any football team and at some previously vulnerable positions, three young players have quickly turned...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Several young Broncos are poised for progress at camp

It is the Christmas Eve of the football season. Coaches and even some die hard fans will have a hard time sleeping tonight as cone drills and spiraling footballs fill their dreams. The offseason is coming to a close and with it brings a new look for the Denver Broncos. Change has been abundant this offseason and it will be a big part of training camp this August. After several seasons...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Football Team Preview: Denver Broncos

The Denver Broncos are in a make or break season. Peyton Manning is virtually done after this season, and who knows if Brock Osweiler has the goods to carry this team. Changes were made to the coaching system as now Gary Kubiak takes over at head coach while Peyton Manning…I mean Rick Dennison is the offensive coordinator. The offense has gone through some changes as well. Wes...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Football Team Preview: Denver Broncos

For your fantasy football draft prep and advice, continue to check on this page for updates regarding the Denver Broncos. Team outlook: Gary Kubiak and John Elway reunited, again, in Denver. Both know that this team is led by a future Hall-of-Fame quarterback and that the offense should remain tailored to him. This team has won the AFC West for four consecutive seasons and I don’t...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Denver Broncos: five players on the bubble

The Denver Broncos are yet again a Super Bowl contender, but there are some players who could be on the verge of being cut from the team. The first player is Montee Ball. Ball has yet to show the Broncos what he did back at Wisconsin. It has not been a good start for him and he is the odd man out in the backfield for the Broncos. All three of their other running backs have shown...
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July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Denver Broncos 2015 Preview

At the close of the 2014 NFL Season, we provided a review of each team with an eye toward the 2015 campaign. While still relevant it has become clear through free agency, and the 2015 NFL Draft that rosters are taking a different shape heading into the season. Much more will change through the summer, into training camp, and finally Week 1 but with the draft now in the rearview we...
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July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

30 Questions: Who’s going to score the rock?

The hiring of Gary Kubiak as the Denver Broncos head coach figures to have a dramatic impact on the Denver Broncos rushing attack. Kubiak was the offensive coordinator of the Broncos from 1995 through 2005, and with Kubiak back in the fold, the Broncos will transition back to a zone blocking scheme. Kubiak’s zone blocking scheme, or zbs, has helped running backs like Terrell Davis...
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July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

30 Questions: Who’s going to be house shopping?

As much as people hate to admit it, roster cuts are part of every sports team. None more so than in the NFL. With every NFL team allowed to carry only 53 players on the roster, this annually leaves some players on the outside looking in. It’s never easy to see a veteran and your favorite team go their separate way, but that is the nature of the game. Whether it’s a failure to...
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July 12, 2015  |  Discuss
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