Fantasy Football Profile: Knowshon Moreno
Knowshon Moreno finally came to terms with the Denver Broncos. Thankfully his holdout didn’t extend too far into Training Camp for Moreno to have a major setback. He obviously won’t start the first couple of preseason games, but he should be able to get plenty of opportunities to compete for the starting Tailback gig.
Moreno was selected with the 12th pick in the NFL Draft, which is significant considering the shape their Defense was in last year. He has the strength to run between the tackles, the speed to get outside, and the hands to catch the ball out of the backfield. He’ll have to show he can pick up the blitz and he could be a three-down back eventually. He’ll be pushed by fellow newcomer Correll Buckhalter, but Buck has been an career backup with a history of knee injuries, so I wouldn’t count on him to have too heavy of a workload.
Playing in the AFC West, Denver has some nice matchups. They face Cincinnati, Cleveland, and Oakland to start the season, so it’s important he win the starting job by then. He has another nice three game stretch starting in Week 13 when the Broncos face the Chiefs, and going into the fantasy playoffs when they face Indianapolis and Oakland again. It’s not all a walk in the park though as Denver takes on New England (Week 4), Baltimore (Week 8), Pittsburgh (Week 9), Washington (Week 10), New York Giants (Week 12), and Philadelphia (Week 16).
If you’ve drafted already, perhaps you were able to sneak him a little later, but now that he’s signed he’ll likely go in the third or fourth round of fantasy drafts. I’m expecting 1200 total yards and 8 TDs with 45 receptions.