Knowshon Moreno, RB, Dolphins
|RB - #29||95.83||MIA||Active||6 years||27||5'11||200||@knowshonmoreno|
2014 Outlook: Bust (overvalued)Last updated on Jul-04-2014 by Mark Morales-Smith
After three miserable seasons in Denver, Moreno was considered a bust due to injuries and poor performances. In 2012, he did exhibit flashes of the talent he showed at the University of Georgia. He followed that up with a monster 2013 season, propelling him back into fantasy relevancy. There are reports out of Dolphins camp that Moreno showed up out of shape, possibly due to a knee injury which may require surgery. No matter where he ends up on the depth chart, do not expect him to duplicate his 1,600-plus yards and 13 touchdowns from last season. The Dolphins' offensive line will be better; however, a crowded backfield and desire to throw the ball more will hurt their backs' production. The good news is Moreno is by far the Dolphins' best pass-catching back, so he will enjoy more value in PPR leagues. His pass-protection skills and ball-security may also earn him additional playing time. Moreno touched the ball 301 times in 2013 and did not lose a single fumble. A lot is up in the air right now for the former Bulldog because of his injury. Moreno can be a RB3 or perhaps a RB2 in PPR leagues, assuming his health holds up.
Editor's Note: Before committing to Moreno in any of your leagues, monitor the latest breaking news regarding his health and the competition between he and Lamar Miller.
The running back who many fantasy owners thought was holding the Dolphins' ground game back is no longer a Dolphin. Daniel Thomas was released on Saturday.
A second-round pick from the 2011 draft, Thomas was dogged by injures and ineffective play in his three seasons. He never gained more than 600 yards or averaged 4 yards per carry in any season. He was living on borrowed time in Miami when the team signed Knowshon Moreno in the offseason. Thomas couldn't do a lot during the preseason to prove he deserved a roster spot as he was bothered by a hamstring injury for most of the month.
Miller and Moreno are expected to share the load out of the Dolphins' backfield. After missing spring practices and most of the preseason to recover from offseason knee surgery, Moreno is being drafted right next to Miller among running backs (33rd and 32nd, respectively). Miller has more raw talent and upside, but this could turn into a very even split. While Miller should get more touches, the Dolphins' coaching staff deserves no benefit of the doubt after mishandling their offensive weapons last season.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors8/30 - Dolphins waive RB Daniel Thomas
8/22 - Dolphins RB Knowshon Moreno expected to make preseason debut Saturday
8/6 - Dolphins RB Knowshon Moreno taken off PUP list, ready to practice
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2014 Mock Draft Results
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 21
|10.12||Gridiron Irishmen - locking up the Miami backfield, good thing? Well, at least have one of them when the other one gets hurt.|
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 14
July 14, 2014
|12.10||FFToolbox - A handcuff for my previous Lamar Miller selection. Moreno isn't anything special, but he can pass protect and contribute on all three downs.|
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