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Running Back, Denver Broncos

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College: California
Ht: 5’8”  Wt: 224 DOB: 1991-02-10 Age: 23
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#63 7 -

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
2013 DEN 2 - 7 38 5.4 0 1 0 0 - 0 3.8 1.9
2014 DEN 9 - 66 368 5.6 1 26 20 221 11.1 1 70.9 7.9
2014 (Projected) DEN     64 277 4.3 3   17 113 6.6 0 57.0  

2014 Outlook
Depth Chart
The appendectomy procedure that has removed Montee Ball from training camp has given an unexpected opportunity to Broncos backup running back C.J. Anderson. Anderson, an undrafted free agent who also made his NFL debut alongside Ball in 2013, has not yet won a competition against Ronnie Hillman to be the team's lead tailback until Ball returns, but appears to be the more well-rounded back, which will likely mean that he gets the majority of snaps for the time being. Anderson could hypothetically show some amazing flashes that force the Broncos' hand in giving him more playing time. The most likely scenario, however, is that he and Hillman will split carries in the preseason before conceding the lion's share of touches to Ball once the regular season begins. Both Anderson and Hillman's value is essentially tied to the success of Ball. If Ball puts the ball on the ground too often for head coach John Fox's liking or if he sustains an injury that puts him out for a long period of time, Anderson and Hillman could have value. Until then, though, both players will likely remain relatively useless for fantasy purposes.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB3 C.J. Anderson
RB2RB4 Juwan Thompson
RB3RB2 Ronnie Hillman
RB4RB1 Montee Ball
Broncos Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Broncos lose Sanders, J. Thomas, Ball to injury
Denver RB re-aggravates groin injury
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Nov 16, 8:00 pm

Denver Broncos
The Denver Broncos' trip to this city has been a painful one. Tight end Julius Thomas, running back Montee Ball (groin) and wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (concussion) all suffered injuries in a 22-7 loss to the Rams. Thomas played just two series for the Broncos before leaving the game with an ankle injury and did not return. He had X-rays on his ankle at the stadium and was diagnosed with a sprain. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: It was a rough afternoon for the Broncos on the injury front and the scoreboard. Sanders took a brutal hit early in the third quarter and left the game with a concussion. Ball's groin injury is the most critical as he already missed five weeks with the same injury. The re-aggravation may cost him multiple weeks or perhaps the season. C.J. Anderson should be the lead back moving forward.

Injury C.J. Anderson expected to start
Monte Ball will be the No.2 running back
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Nov 16, 10:45 am

Denver Broncos
C.J. Anderson did enough last week in the Broncos’ win at Oakland to earn his first NFL start here Sunday against the St. Louis Rams. Anderson will start while Montee Ball, who grew up about 25 miles from St. Louis, will be the No. 2 back. Ball is returning from a groin injury that sidelined him the previous five games. (Denver Post)

FFToday's Take: This has been the conventional wisdom all week. Anderson and Ball faces a Rams defense that ranks 23rd in fantasy points allowed to running backs, a below average matchup.

Injury Hillman has yet to practice this week
Mid-foot sprain
By: Doug Orth | Thu Nov 13, 3:40 pm

Denver Broncos
At Broncos practice - No Ronnie Hillman (foot) or Nate Irving (knee). (Jeff Legwold on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: We did a blurb on Hillman being out at least two weeks on Monday and this suggests nothing has changed in that regard. Montee Ball, who is reportedly down to about 212 pounds after dropping 12 pounds during his five-week recovery from a groin injury, is expected to return this week. Publicly, HC John Fox has stated the Broncos will ride the "hot hand" and feature "who's healthy." The player who fits both criteria right now is C.J. Anderson.

Injury Hillman expected to miss at least two weeks
HC John Fox calls midfoot sprain "day-to-day" injury
By: Doug Orth | Mon Nov 10, 4:55 pm

Denver Broncos
C.J. Anderson emerged just in time. Montee Ball is returning from injury just in time. The Broncos will be without Ronnie Hillman for at least two weeks after the starting running back suffered a midfoot sprain in his left foot Sunday, according to an NFL source. Broncos coach John Fox confirmed the injury, but only said Hillman was day-to-day. (Denver Post)

FFToday's Take: One of the backfield situations ripe with fantasy points on a weekly basis appears to have no clear leader right now. Fox stated Monday that his will depend "first and foremost" on "who's healthy", making Week 10 star C.J. Anderson the odds-on favorite for this week against the Rams. Ball is expected back after recovering from a five-week groin injury and dropped 12 pounds while he was away. Hillman's likely absence may allow Ball to fulfill his preseason fantasy hype after all.

Injury Montee Ball likely to miss several weeks
Groin strain
By: Doug Orth | Mon Oct 6, 6:30 pm

Denver Broncos
Broncos running back Montee Ball will not require surgery to repair the strained groin he suffered during a non-contact play Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals. However, Ball is expected to be sidelined several weeks, according to two NFL sources. Ball underwent a magnetic resonance imaging exam Monday. (Denver Post)

FFToday's Take: While HC John Fox would only say that he would "kind of update" the media on Wednesday, ESPN's Jeff Legwold reported that the second-year back's teammates expected him to miss 2-3 weeks. Ronnie Hillman and C.J. Anderson, who was inactive in Week 5 because he doesn't play special teams, figure to get the first shot at leading a likely committee backfield while Ball is out. Impressive UDFA Juwan Thompson could also be in the mix as well.

2014 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts
1 IND W 31-24 4 27 6.8 0 0 0 0 - 0 2.7
2 KC W 24-17 5 31 6.2 0 0 0 0 - 0 3.1
3 at SEA L 20-26 2 -3 -1.5 0 1 1 1 1.0 0 -0.2
7 SF W 42-17 2 9 4.5 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.9
8 SD W 35-21 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.0
9 at NE L 21-43 3 18 6.0 0 4 3 33 11.0 0 5.1
10 at OAK W 41-17 13 90 6.9 0 7 4 73 18.3 1 22.3
11 at STL L 7-22 9 29 3.2 0 10 8 86 10.8 0 11.5
12 MIA W 39-36 27 167 6.2 1 4 4 28 7.0 0 25.5

2013 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts
8 WAS W 45-21 4 22 5.5 0 0 0 0 - 0 2.2
12 at NE L 31-34 3 16 5.3 0 1 0 0 - 0 1.6
SB SEA L 8-43 2 9 4.5 0 1 1 14 14.0 0 2.3
SB = Super Bowl

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