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Running Back, Miami Dolphins

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Draft: 2009 Round 1 (12)
College: Georgia
Ht: 5’11”  Wt: 200 DOB: 1987-07-16 Age: 27
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#32 5 8.01

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G GS Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts FFPts/G
2009 DEN 16 9 247 947 3.8 7 41 28 213 7.6 2 170.0 10.6
2010 DEN 13 13 182 779 4.3 5 48 37 372 10.1 3 163.1 12.5
2011 DEN 8 2 37 179 4.8 0 15 11 101 9.2 1 34.0 4.3
2012 DEN 8 - 138 525 3.8 4 26 21 167 8.0 0 93.2 11.7
2013 DEN 16 - 241 1,038 4.3 10 74 60 548 9.1 3 236.6 14.8
2014 MIA 3 - 31 148 4.8 1 1 1 8 8.0 0 21.6 7.2
2014 (Projected) MIA     180 740 4.1 5   33 255 7.7 1 135.5  

2014 Outlook
Depth Chart
Knowshon Moreno kicked off the dirt that was used to bury him by fantasy football players to put up a top-five season in 2013. Playing in a Peyton Manning record-breaking offense will go a long way toward hiding any warts possessed by a starting running back. Moreno isn't devoid of talent, but lacks the explosiveness and power to make a true difference all on his own. Instead, he's the type of back who exhibits good vision and can take what the defense gives him. Surprisingly, NFL front offices were smart enough not to be fooled by last season's success and the market was cold for Moreno during the free agency period. According to him, Miami was the only team that expressed any real interest at all. Moreno should be ready for Week 1 after his arthroscopic surgery, but conditioning could be an issue. Upon his return to health, Moreno has a chance to make up some ground on presumed starter Lamar Miller, who was far from impressive in 2013. Moreno should, at the very least, take on the role of third down back, as he is one of the better blockers at his position and has more than adequate hands and route running abilities. He could be a nice late pick in PPR leagues if his injury concerns drive him down other owners' draft boards.

Comment: Moreno and Miller are splitting first team reps in practice heading into the final preseason game.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB2 Lamar Miller
RB2RB1 Knowshon Moreno
RB3RB3 Damien Williams
RB4RB4 Daniel Thomas
RB5RB5 Orleans Darkwa
RB6RB6 Mike Gillislee
RB7RB7 LaMichael James
Dolphins Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Knowshon Moreno out for the year, ACL injury
Dolphins RB placed on IR
By: Mike Krueger | Tue Oct 14, 8:44 am

Miami Dolphins
Knowshon Moreno’s first year with the Dolphins is over after just three games. The Dolphins announced Tuesday that Moreno has suffered an ACL injury. As a result, they placed him on injured reserve. (Miami Herald)

FFToday's Take: This explains why Moreno only got 1 carry after halftime in Week 6. Lamar Miller will no flirt with RB1 territory and should be the lead back in Miami moving forward. Moreno will be a free agent next season.


Injury Moreno to return in Week 6?
Practicing on limited basis Monday
By: Doug Orth | Mon Oct 6, 5:25 pm

Miami Dolphins
Dolphins RB Knowshon Moreno, out the past three weeks with an elbow injury, is practicing today at least on a limited basis. He hopes to play on Sunday against Green Bay although no final determination has been made on that front. (Miami Herald)

FFToday's Take: Reports on Moreno's return have been all over the map in the last two weeks, with one suggesting he may be sidelined until about Week 10 last week. Moreno should return to split carries with Lamar Miller when he does make it back to the field, although Miller did show well in the Dolphins' pre-bye win over Oakland. Whenever he makes it back, he should benefit from the return of C Mike Pouncey, who is expected to make his season debut in Week 6.


Miller and Moreno to continue rotation
Moreno rushed for 134 yards on 24 carries in opener
By: Doug Orth | Mon Sep 8, 4:30 pm

Miami Dolphins
Though Lamar Miller started the game, Knowshon Moreno played more snaps, 48 to 27. Moreno ran for 134 yards on 24 carries (5.6), Miller 59 on 11 (5.4 average). Lazor said he did not even think about who should be the starter until a team official mentioned to him Monday that reporters might ask him about it. “The question about who takes the first snap...I hadn’t considered it really yet,” he said. “I expect them both to contribute." (Miami Herald)

FFToday's Take: Although the assertion that Lazor "had not thought about his starter at running back" is hard to believe, there is every reason to believe Miller and Moreno will continue to rotate snaps. Both backs have a chance to be relevant in fantasy if Miami manages to give its backs 35 carries like it did on Sunday. That's highly unlikely to happen, of course, meaning both backs figure to be flex plays at best for the near future.


Moreno the "clear lead back" in Miami?
OC suggests Lamar Miller needs to be more productive
By: Doug Orth | Mon Sep 1, 3:40 pm

Miami Dolphins
The Dolphins wanted Lamar Miller to be their starter this season and wanted him to be productive. As it stands now, he's not either. Even if Miller is the player introduced with the starters - which he might not be - it is clear Knowshon Moreno is Miami's lead running back. Miller, who was the starter and unchallenged all preseason, has lost his job as Miami's lead back. "I've seen lots on the practice field that tells me where we're headed with Lamar and I feel very good about his ability to be productive," OC Bill Lazor said, "but if you're talking about the preseason games his production needs to improve." (Miami Herald)

FFToday's Take: Lazor is referring to Miller's 3.4 YPC in exhibition play, as compared to Moreno's 6.4. And to be clear, Lazor did not state Miller has lost his starting job. What those stats don't say is that all of Moreno's production came against Dallas' pitiful defense. The Dolphins are kidding themselves if they are counting on Moreno to carry their ground game, so like last year, expect Miller to be involved in a full-blown committee backfield until further notice.


Miller, Moreno split first team reps last two days
Philbin non-committal on starting RB
By: Mike Krueger | Tue Aug 26, 9:46 pm

Miami Dolphins
Lamar Miller and Knowshon Moreno split first-team snaps the past two days. Joe Philbin said the job is open but has been far more effusive and expansive discussing Miller than Moreno this week. "I like everything Lamar has done since he’s gotten here," Philbin said. “He’s had an excellent offseason and camp... I like everything he's done since April 21." (Miami Herald)

FFToday's Take: Reading between the lines it appears Miller still has a leg up on the starting running back job, but in the end it's likely to be a timeshare with Moreno operating on third downs. Both backs are dicey picks in the middle of your fantasy draft.


Injury Moreno finally getting healthy
HC says RB "starting to look like kind of his old self"
By: Doug Orth | Thu Aug 14, 4:45 pm

Miami Dolphins
Dolphins HC Joe Philbin said RB Knowshon Moreno, back from knee surgery, “is starting to look like kind of his old self” in the running game but stopped short of saying he would play Saturday in Tampa. “I don’t know about the passing game quite yet…. He’s looking better.” (Miami Herald)

FFToday's Take: Moreno missed the bulk of offseason work due to a knee injury (and subsequent scope) and may not have enough time to make up the gap on Lamar Miller. Fortunately for the ex-Bronco, he is a plus-option as a blocker and receiver in the passing game. Miami also figures to run the ball significantly more than it did last season, so if Moreno can make it back and stay healthy, he has a shot at RB4 value in most leagues.


Injury Knowshon Moreno taken off PUP list
Will practice today
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Aug 6, 8:38 am

Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins running back Knowshon Moreno was taken off the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list Wednesday and placed on the active roster. Moreno, the free agent acquisition from Denver, had been sidelined since having arthroscopic surgery on his left knee in June. It’s unclear if Moreno would play in Friday’s game at Atlanta, however. (Sun Sentinel)

FFToday's Take: Moreno's knee procedure occurred in June so he's behind the curve in winning the starting running back job in Miami. Lamar Miller has been running with the first team and should continue to do so until Moreno proves he's healthy. The next couple weeks of camp will go a long way into determining the roles of the top two Miami running backs.


Injury Knowshon Moreno remains on PUP list
Still recovering from knee surgery
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Aug 1, 10:00 pm

Miami Dolphins
With barely a month left until the regular-season opener, the Dolphins’ most accomplished running back sometimes still labors to walk, let alone run. In late June, Knowshon Moreno underwent arthroscopic surgery to clean up his left knee. The original prognosis was he would miss four to five weeks. We’re now well into the sixth week of the rehab, and yet he remains on the Physically Unable to Perform list. (Miami Herald)

FFToday's Take: Moreno's fantasy stock will take a tumble over the next week while Lamar Miller's will rise. Miller has been running with the first team offense in Moreno's absence. Fantasy owners shouldn't simply write off Moreno as he can be a fantasy asset in Miami's new offense but expecting him to be the starter Week 1 appears to be more unlikely by the minute.


Injury Gibson, Moreno nearing "full throttle" status
Veteran WR, RB coming off surgeries
By: Doug Orth | Thu Jul 24, 3:30 pm

Miami Dolphins
HC Joe Philbin (suggests Miami has) no major injury worries regarding WR Brandon Gibson or RB Knowshon Moreno. "Not full throttle 100% reps yet but won't be too long." (Armando Salguero on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Gibson is recovering from a torn patellar tendon, so he should be considered more week-to-week. The ex-Ram built solid chemistry with QB Ryan Tannehill before going down, but could easily lose third-receiver duties to rookie Jarvis Landry if he struggles in camp. Moreno was given a 4-5 week timeline for an offseason knee scope and appears to be a ways behind Lamar Miller atop the depth chart. Moreno is shaping up to be an unexciting fantasy RB4 this season.



2014 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts
1 NE W 33-20 24 134 5.6 1 0 0 0 - 0 19.4
2 at BUF L 10-29 1 4 4.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.4
6 GB L 24-27 6 10 1.7 0 1 1 8 8.0 0 1.8

2013 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts
1 BAL W 49-27 9 28 3.1 0 3 3 37 12.3 0 6.5
2 at NYG W 41-23 13 93 7.2 2 3 3 14 4.7 0 22.7
3 OAK W 37-21 12 39 3.3 0 2 1 6 6.0 0 4.5
4 PHI W 52-20 12 78 6.5 1 1 1 13 13.0 0 15.1
5 at DAL W 51-48 19 93 4.9 1 5 5 57 11.4 0 21.0
6 JAC W 35-19 15 42 2.8 3 10 7 62 8.9 0 28.4
7 at IND L 33-39 15 40 2.7 1 6 3 9 3.0 0 10.9
8 WAS W 45-21 14 44 3.1 0 6 6 89 14.8 1 19.3
10 at SD W 28-20 15 65 4.3 0 8 8 49 6.1 0 11.4
11 KC W 27-17 27 79 2.9 0 1 0 0 - 0 7.9
12 at NE L 31-34 37 224 6.1 1 1 1 6 6.0 0 29.0
13 at KC W 35-28 15 18 1.2 0 5 4 72 18.0 1 15.0
14 TEN W 51-28 14 78 5.6 1 7 6 31 5.2 0 16.9
15 SD L 20-27 8 19 2.4 0 6 5 36 7.2 0 5.5
16 at HOU W 37-13 11 76 6.9 0 4 2 26 13.0 0 10.2
17 at OAK W 34-14 6 23 3.8 0 6 5 41 8.2 1 12.4
DP SD W 24-17 23 82 3.6 1 2 1 12 12.0 0 15.4
CC NE W 26-16 14 59 4.2 0 2 2 22 11.0 0 8.1
SB SEA L 8-43 5 17 3.4 0 4 3 20 6.7 0 3.7
DP = Divisional Playoff CC = Conference Championship SB = Super Bowl

2012 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts
1 PIT W 31-19 5 13 2.6 1 0 0 0 - 0 7.3
2 at ATL L 21-27 3 2 0.7 0 1 1 12 12.0 0 1.4
12 at KC W 17-9 20 85 4.3 0 4 4 26 6.5 0 11.1
13 TB W 31-23 20 69 3.5 0 5 4 14 3.5 0 8.3
14 at OAK W 26-13 32 119 3.7 1 5 4 48 12.0 0 22.7
15 at BAL W 34-17 22 118 5.4 1 3 2 8 4.0 0 18.6
16 CLE W 34-12 22 78 3.5 0 7 5 49 9.8 0 12.7
17 KC W 38-3 15 44 2.9 1 1 1 10 10.0 0 11.4
DP BAL L 35-38 10 32 3.2 0 2 2 21 10.5 1 11.3
DP = Divisional Playoff

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