I'm going to wait a week to see what's up before I play the guy though.
"I don't even know yet, so I don't know how you all know," Fox said about who the Broncos' starting running back will be this season.
Seen that from Fox like 4 days ago. Kept trying to warn people about it. Ball had 1st team reps, than they gave them to Hillman recently.
Gase also said that it'll be a committee this week(Hillman was named started like you said tho). I bet Ball will get some carries esp at the goaline, Hillman will also get some looks and Moreno will play in passing downs. Whatever guy steps up the most/doesn't get injured will be who's looked at as the guy going forward IMO. It'll be who stays healthy and plays there way into the #1 spot.
Acting like Hillman was finished because of preseason fumbles was silly, Elway really seems to like the guy. Team deff see's him as a potential playmaker considering our lack of speed at the position.
I have to admit, I don't see any of these Denver RBs being major fantasy contributors this season. Not including Edge and a couple decent years from Addai, running backs haven't exactly thrived in offenses being run by Manning. Throw in the fact that there appears to be very little separating these three guys and that's a recipe for mediocrity... Essentially what we've been getting out of the Saints' RBs outside of Sproles the last several years.
I do think Ball is the best of the bunch and will eventually prove that, but I wouldn't exactly be counting on him to be a fulltime starter this year on a good fantasy team.
I think Ball's fantasy value is capped by the RBBC during the first half of the season but I see him taking the starting job in the 2nd half. For now, I think he is a gamble as a flex play but will be start worthy later in the season. Once Montee adjusts to the NFL and picks up the playbook more he will be the guy.
I'm still not worried about Hillman to be honest. He still hasn't shown anything (last year and preseason). Him getting the "start" probably just means he will be the back playing on the first drive with the rest of the game being up for grabs.
edit - And I'm cool with that trade. you can count me as a yes vote if we are still pushing trades through early if it gets 7 votes.
Last edited by Jailblazers7 : 09-03-2013 at 10:50 AM.