You probably shouldn’t be starting a Broncos running back today because it’s a position clouded with far too much uncertainty following the injury to Willis McGahee. And about an hour before game time in Kansas City, that confusion cloud became a little darker.

After a time share between Ronnie Hillman and Lance Ball seemed like a safe assumption for much of the week, John Fox will be starting Knowshon Moreno in his backfield. That’s the same Knowshon Moreno who’s been inactive for much of the season, and has only 15 yards on eight carries. Yep.

This could be Moreno’s last chance to resurrect his career against a weak Chiefs defense, so if you believe in such unquantifiable qualities like psychology and motivation, then make a very, very last-minute pickup and slot Moreno in as a flex play. Realistically, though, this will become the proverbial three-headed monstrosity, and Hillman still has the most upside with his ability as a pass catcher out of the backfield.

The best move is to stay the hell away from this situation entirely until next week when some clarity hopefully emerges.

Comments (4)

  1. I started him in both my leagues after picking him up Saturday night. He’s owned the Chiefs his whole career, he’s a professional RB and can do it all. I think he gets a bit of a bum rap, injuries aside; he’s had his moments (mostly against the Chiefs).
    I also picked up Andre Brown but I didn’t start him because I used my new WR (who I also picked up Saturday night), Justin Blackmon. I’m feeling pretty pleased with myself, I must admit.
    What’s a better DEF to own the rest of the way? Atlanta or TB? I have Green Bay, they got me -3.00 points this week.

    • Nice moves, and a solid bullet dodge with Brown.

      That secondary in Tampa still scares me, especially with Eric Wright hurt. I’d roll with the Falcons.

  2. Possible to revisit this situation later this week in another article … I have Hillman … of course he did nothing for the Broncos and I.

    • Yep, I’ll definitely be re-visiting this. In short, though, if you’re owning a Broncos running back right now and you’re forced to start him, it should be Moreno. Hillman still retains value in my opinion due to his speed and big-play ability, but until Moreno falters he should be limited to only flex play starts.

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