In an article written in the earlier stages of the fantasy preseason, I made a point that the Denver Broncos‘ running back situation is going to lead to nothing but frustration. Well, if one game can be used to bear testament, this one did just that.
31 percent of fantasy users on CBS Sports started Montee Ball, 54.3 percent of ESPN fantasy users started him. Why?
Was anyone paying attention last year when five different guys registered rushing touchdowns? And last year would have been dominated by Willis McGahee, the only sense of stability the Broncos have had in their backfield since Terrell Davis.
Now, with McGahee gone, Ball leaped headlong into the mix and people latched onto him, thinking he’d be the go-to guy. Well, the listed starter was Knowshon Moreno. Then there’s Ronnie Hillman and Jacob Hester.
Avoid it. There is no place on a fantasy roster for a Broncos running back except the bench. With Peyton Manning controlling an offense chock full of wide receiving talent, why would they seek to establish the running game? Flashback to his days with the Indianapolis Colts. When did the Colts have a consistent running game? Joseph Addai put up some good years, but he was never a fantasy standout.
Stay away from the Denver running game. It’s not worth the frustration when there are plenty of other options available.