Broncos RB Montee Ball could see 250+ carries


Broncos RB Montee Ball could see 250+ carries

ESPN Denver reporter Jeff Legwold has high praise for Denver Broncos running back Montee Ball, saying he's "shown vision in the run game, decisiveness in his cuts and consistent, quality work in the passing game." He predicts Ball's "poised for a big season and perhaps even the first 250-carry season for the Broncos since Reuben Droughns had 275 carries in 2004." This is clearly good news for Ball and Denver as they finally have a RB they can trust in all aspects of the game. Any running back in the backfield for Denver has to be able to run, catch passes and more importantly give solid pass protection to Peyton Manning.

Fantasy Analysis:

Although it's only speculation, if Ball can get 250 plus carries in an offense where he'll regularly see six men in the box, he could easily have a top-five season. He's also significantly cheaper(FFToolbox ADP 7th, going in the second round) than very similar Eddie Lacy (ADP 4th, going in the first round). We should get a better look at how the Broncos plan to use Ball in a few preseason games, but all systems are go if you had to draft him as your RB1.

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