Broncos RB Montee Ball returns to practice


Broncos RB Montee Ball returns to practice

Broncos running back Montee Ball returned to non-contact practice on Tuesday, according to ESPN's Jeff Legwold via Twitter. Ball underwent an appendectomy on August 4. It will likely be a few days or a week before Ball takes any contact, and he will not play in the Broncos' third preseason game.

Fantasy Analysis:

Even though it will be a few more days before he returns to normal contact work, it's good news that Ball is back on the field a mere two weeks after his surgery. Ball reportedly lost five pounds during his recovery, and his speed and quickness may benefit from that drop. Don't worry too much about his recovery from this routine operation -- he has the Broncos' RB1 job locked down and is worth the late-second-round pick he's garnering in fantasy drafts.

Jeff Legwold via Twitter

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Solid 2nd Rnd pick. 8-10 scoring oppurtunities per game. They won't all be passing TD's.

Posted by: 08/19/14 09:51 PM

8 to 10 scoring chances might be a bit high for Ball. I believe last year, the Broncos gave it to RBs something like 70+\- times in the red zone. So maybe 4 or 5 scoring chances per game assuming, as we are, that a all takes the vast majority of goal-line work.

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senglert 08/20/14 08:32 AM

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