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Montee Ball

Denver Broncos
Running Back

Ht: 5.8 | Wt: 215

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YearTmGRushRush YdsRush AvgRush TDRush 2ptRecRec YdsRec AvgRec TDRec 2ptTchsTot YdsFum Lost
2013DEN161205594.6640201457.25001407043
Average:120559540201457001407043
Total:120559540201457001407043

Broncos | Montee Ball losing ground?

Mon, 24 Aug 2015 14:13:33 -0700

Denver Broncos RB Montee Ball has already lost the backup running back role to RB Ronnie Hillman. RB Juwan Thompson may also surpass Ball in the near future, according to Mike Klis of 9news.com.

Fantasy Tip: Ball has not shown he deserves to be the No. 2 running back. Anderson, Hillman and Thompson have been much more impressive during the preseason, specifically Hillman. Ball will still make the final roster, but his fantasy value is decreasing by the week.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: 9News.com - Mike Klis

Broncos | Montee Ball looking to rebound

Wed, 05 Aug 2015 20:13:03 -0700

Denver Broncos RB Montee Ball lost the starter's job due to ineffectiveness and multiple injuries last season. He heads into the season in a young, talented stable of backs, but RB C.J. Anderson is expected to be the leader of the group.

Fantasy Tip: Gary Kubiak is open to the idea of using a bell cow tailback, or a runner who will carry the load as a three-back option. Ball is clearly behind C.J. Anderson, but he has the talent and could step up if an injury occurs. Still, Ball needs to have a strong preseason and training camp with Ronnie Hillman and Juwan Thompson also battling for reps. Right now, he should only be considered as a handcuff to Anderson worth a late-round pick on draft day.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Denver Post - Troy E. Renck

Broncos | Montee Ball likely in backup role

Mon, 06 Jul 2015 05:20:30 -0700

Denver Broncos RB Montee Ball is expected to receive seven or eight carries a game, while RB C.J. Anderson serves as the bellcow with 18 per game, in the opinion of beat writer Troy E. Renck.

Fantasy Tip: This disputes the idea that Anderson and Ball were "1-A and 1-B" in the team's thinking. Anderson is a low-end RB1 in this format, while Ball is an RB4.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Denver Post - Troy E. Renck

Broncos | C.J. Anderson starts as top RB

Tue, 16 Jun 2015 11:27:51 -0700

Denver Broncos RB C.J. Anderson will begin training camp as the starting running back. Head coach Gary Kubiak said it's his job to hang on to. Kubiak also added that RBs Montee Ball and Ronnie Hillman have had solid offseasons and will make the running back battle competitive.

Fantasy Tip: It's no surprise that Anderson is the lead running back right now as he ran for 849 yards and eight touchdowns while starting just eight games last year. If Anderson can hold on to his starting position, he has low-end RB1 upside.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Kevin Patra

Broncos | Montee Ball expecting big role

Sun, 14 Jun 2015 19:30:37 -0700

Denver Broncos RB Montee Ball has performed well during offseason activities, and he described the situation at running back as a "1-A and 1-B" rotation between he and RB C.J. Anderson.

Fantasy Tip: While an even split between Ball and Anderson is probably wishful thinking on the part of Ball, he should at least be the main backup to open the year. Consider him a RB4 for fantasy purposes, and he isnít a bad insurance policy if you select Anderson.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Jeff Legwold

Broncos | Montee Ball determined this offseason

Wed, 10 Jun 2015 15:25:57 -0700

Denver Broncos RB Montee Ball seems more motivated this offseason after suffering a late-season groin injury and losing his starting job to RB C.J. Anderson. Coaches have noticed that Ball is more focused following a tumultuous 2014 campaign. Ball said he's ready to be the next man up and is determined to win his starting spot back.

Fantasy Tip: As long as C.J. Anderson is healthy, he'll probably be the starting running back for the Broncos. After all, Anderson made the Pro Bowl after starting in just seven games in 2014. Anderson is a RB1 if he can maintain his starter status for a full season, while Ball shouldn't be considered more than a low-end RB4.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Denver Post - Nicki Jhabvala

Broncos | Duo splits first-team carries

Fri, 29 May 2015 06:07:38 -0700

Denver Broncos RB Montee Ball and C.J. Anderson are splitting first-team repetitions during organized team activities.

Fantasy Tip: Anderson is expected to be ahead of Ball on the depth chart, but the two will both see a lot of action in Gary Kubiak's RB-friendly offense. Anderson is an elite RB2 while Ball projects as a low-end RB3.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: 9News.com - Mike Klis

Broncos | Montee Ball eyes starting role

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 12:22:23 -0700

Denver Broncos RB Montee Ball is confident that he will regain the lead-back role with the team, but admitted that RB C.J. Anderson deserves the job right now. Ball is currently behind Anderson and RB Ronnie Hillman on the depth chart. Ball blames an appendectomy in August of last year for weakening his core, which then led to a torn right groin that put him on Injured Reserve. He had just 172 yards on 55 carries and a touchdown in 2014. Ball started feeling better in February and has spent the last three months working on his flexibility with a personal trainer.

Fantasy Tip: Ball has plenty of work to do, but at least he's in a system that could really benefit him if he finds himself on the field often. Unfortunately, that'll probably have to come at the expense of an injury or poor play for Anderson or Hillman. Ball won't be a draft consideration in standard fantasy leagues this fall unless something drastic happens over the summer.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press

Broncos | Denver RB competition fierce

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:25:20 -0700

Denver Broncos RB C.J. Anderson, who finished 2014 with 648 rushing yards in the last six games, will enter the 2015 season at the top of the running back depth chart, according to new head coach Gary Kubiak. However, competition will be fierce for touches in training camp, with RBs Montee Ball and Ronnie Hillman still around. Ball vowed "to get back my job" at the end of last season after landing on the Injured Reserve. Hillman is a wild card, and he has yet to top 106 carries in any one season. RB Juwan Thompson is a possibility as a fullback/running back hybrid.

Fantasy Tip: Because of what he did last year, Anderson is the favorite to be the bell-cow back in Kubiak's system, which has produced plenty of successful runners. Anderson will likely be overvalued in 2015 fantasy football drafts, but he could be the X-factor on your roster, depending on whether he can hold off the other runners in Denver.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Jeff Legwold

Broncos | Montee Ball placed on IR

Sat, 13 Dec 2014 11:07:04 -0800

Denver Broncos RB Montee Ball (groin) was placed on season-ending Reserve/Injured Saturday, Dec. 13. SS Quinton Carter (knee) was also placed on season-ending Reserve/Injured.

Fantasy Tip: C.J. Anderson ($7,000, 14%) will remain a viable starting option with Ball on IR, though he would have been had Ball returned anyway. Juwan Thompson figures to see backup duties going forward. Anderson does have a tougher matchup this week against the San Diego Chargers and might be worth looking past in Week 15.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Denver Post - Mike Klis

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