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Position
RB
 
Jersey
28
Name  Montee Ball
Born  12/5/1990
Height  5-10
Weight  217
College  Wisconsin
9/16/2014 2:04:00 PM
Description: Broncos running back Montee Ball has 25 touches in Week 1, but only 15 last Sunday.
Insight: Ball totaled 89 yards from scrimmage, which is certainly respectable, but didn't get into the end zone. We need him to be more like Knowshon Moreno was last season to validate his high fantasy selection.
 
9/12/2014 2:54:00 PM
Description: Broncos running back Montee Ball has 25 touches in Week 1 which should make his fantasy owners smile.
Insight: Ball didn't havce a great day, but 83 totals yards and a touchdown is solid work. Backup C.J. Anderson saw just four rushes and Ronnie Hillman was inactive. Peyton Manning's running backs are always a good value and Ball should continue to produce double-digits every weekend.
 
8/23/2014 1:18:00 PM
Description: Broncos running back Montee Ball (appendectomy) will make his preseason debut Saturday.
Insight: Ball made a quick recovery from an appendectomy and he's ready for action. Big things are expected of him after less-talented Knowshon Moreno was a fantasy star in this offense a year ago.
 
8/19/2014 2:01:00 PM
Description: Broncos running back Montee Ball (appendectomy) returned to practice Tuesday.
Insight: The Broncos had a non-contact practice on Tuesday, so it was just individual drills. It is still a step in the right direction for Ball. The running back should still be ready for Week 1, but don't plan on seeomg how he looks in the third preseason game.
 
8/18/2014 11:43:00 AM
Description: Broncos running back Montee Ball (appendectomy) is hoping the doctors will give his clearance to return to practice Monday, according to Mike Klis of the Denver Post.
Insight: He's still expected to be ready for Week 1 and it's obviously not a long-term injury concern. Much is expected of Ball, who will take over for Knowshon Moreno in the Peyton Manning-led Denver offense. Manning's backs have always had a good production history due to defenses fearing the quarterback's passing ability.
 
8/4/2014 7:52:00 PM
Description: Broncos running back Montee Ball may miss the preseason after undergoing an appendectomy on Monday.
Insight: He's expected to be ready for Week 1 and it's not a long-term injury concern, but we'd like Ball to get as many reps as possible with the first-team offense in game action. He's going seventh among running backs in fantasyfootballcalculator.com mock drafts at an ADP of 10.3.
 
6/19/2014 5:11:00 PM
Description: According to Jeff Legwold of espn.com, Broncos running back Montee Ball is making huge strides as a receiver.
Insight: Knowshon Moreno had 241 carries and 60 catches last season as Denver's starter. Ball's value could be even better than expected if the Broncos get him 40-50 catches in addition to the 250-270 carries we expect him to get.
 
3/27/2014 4:08:00 PM
Description: Broncos running back Montee Ball should be the primary ballcarrier for Denver in 2014.
Insight: Knowshon Moreno, Denver's lead back last season, has agreed to a one-year deal with Miami. Ball ran for 4.7 yards per carry on 120 attempts and finished with 559 rushing yards and four touchdowns. He'll be a high-end RB2/low-end RB1 in 2014 because the Broncos' passing game is so potent that it leaves gaps in the opponents' run defense.
 
3/5/2014 10:33:00 AM
Description: According to the Denver Post, the Broncos believe it's time to take the training wheels off their young running backs, Montee Ball and C.J. Anderson.
Insight: Knowshon Moreno is a free agent and will likely be let go after picking up 1,500+ yards from scrimmage and 13 touchdowns in 2013. Ball ran for 4.7 yards per carry on 120 attempts and finished with 559 rushing yards and four touchdowns. He'll be a high-end RB2/low-end RB1 in 2014.
 
9/5/2013 10:30:00 AM
Description: Denver rookie running back Montee Ball should eventually take control of the Broncos' backfield, but fantasy owners may have to stay away from him early on.
Insight: Ronnie Hillman is listed as the starter and Knowshon Moreno is the best pass blocker of the group, so until the team feels the rookie can pick up the blitz and keep Peyton Manning safe and upright he likely won't be a top fantasy value.
 
8/29/2013 2:53:00 PM
Description: According to the Denver Post, Peyton Manning said that Broncos rookie running back Montee Ball "is going to play a lot" this season.
Insight: Ball and Ronnie Hillman have both worked with the first-team offense this week but both have their issues -- Ball with pass protection and Hillman with fumbling. Knowshon Moreno is also in the mix as a third-down back. Ball likely will lead the committee, but he's not going to be the lone back right off the bat.
 
8/27/2013 5:12:00 PM
Description: Even though Montee Ball was working with Denver's starters Monday, Broncos OC Adam Gase said the team will use a running back committee and stated that they have "never shied away from that." SOURCE: Jeff Legwold, ESPN.com
Insight: Ronnie Hillman started training camp as the starter but fumbled three times this preseason. The Broncos likely will give Ball every chance to lead the committee, and Knowshon Moreno could end getting more snaps than Hillman as the third-down back, but none of the three will make for a good RB2 early this season.
 
8/26/2013 3:33:00 PM
Description: Denver rookie running Montee Ball was working with Peyton Manning and the first team on Monday, according to Mike Klis of the Denver Post.
Insight: Ball has always been expected to win the starting role and push Ronnie Hillman into a third-down receiving role. We just didn't know it could happen as early as Week 1 since coach John Fox has never been quick to trust rookies.
 
8/8/2013 10:37:00 PM
Description: Neither of Denver's running backs stood out Thursday in the preseason opener against San Francisco.
Insight: Rookie Montee Ball rushed for nine yards on five carries, and Ronnie Hillman had nine on three attempts. The battle will wage on for the rest of the preseason.
 
8/7/2013 7:35:00 PM
Description: According to the Denver Post, Broncos coach John Fox basically called the team's first running back depth chart meaningless. "Again, it’s going to be based on performance," Fox said. "We’ve got four preseason games to take a look at them. We have a depth chart. We released a depth chart only because the league makes us, but as it sorts out they’ll define where they fit on the depth chart."
Insight: Rookie Montee Ball is currently behind Ronnie Hillman on the depth chart. Hillman had trouble getting playing time as a rookie due to pass blocking issues and Ball could have the same problem this year if he can't pick up the protection schemes.
 
8/6/2013 11:20:00 AM
Description: Denver rookie running back Montee Ball is listed as the backup to Ronnie Hillman on the team's first depth chart, but he's been getting plenty of reps with the starters.
Insight: Broncos head coach John Fox has never been one to play rookies, but we believe in the end that Ball will win the job and Hillman will be the third-down change of pace/receiving option.
 
5/8/2013 2:57:00 PM
Description: Denver Broncos executive vice president John Elway said Wisconsin running back Montee Ball has a chance to start in his rookie season.
Insight: Willis McGahee and Knowshon Moreno will be trying to return from knee injuries and apparently Ronnie Hillman isn't thought of as an every-down back.
 

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