September 02, 2015

Overall Ranking

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Season Schedule

  • Week 1 - Sep 07

    NE @ MIA

  • Week 2 - Sep 14

    MIA @ BUF

  • Week 3 - Sep 21

    KC @ MIA

  • Week 4 - Sep 28

    MIA @ OAK

  • Week 5 - Oct 05


  • Week 6 - Oct 12

    GB @ MIA

  • Week 7 - Oct 19

    MIA @ CHI

  • Week 8 - Oct 26

    MIA @ JAC

  • Week 9 - Nov 02

    SD @ MIA

  • Week 10 - Nov 09

    MIA @ DET

  • Week 11 - Nov 13

    BUF @ MIA

  • Week 12 - Nov 23

    MIA @ DEN

  • Week 13 - Dec 01

    MIA @ NYJ

  • Week 14 - Dec 07

    BAL @ MIA

  • Week 15 - Dec 14

    MIA @ NE

  • Week 16 - Dec 21

    MIN @ MIA

  • Week 17 - Dec 28

    NYJ @ MIA

  • Week 1 - Sep 09

    MIA 10 @ HOU 30

  • Week 2 - Sep 16

    OAK 13 @ MIA 35

  • Week 3 - Sep 23

    NYJ 23 @ MIA 20

  • Week 4 - Sep 30

    MIA 21 @ ARI 24

  • Week 5 - Oct 07

    MIA 17 @ CIN 13

  • Week 6 - Oct 14

    STL @ MIA

  • Week 7 - Oct 21


  • Week 8 - Oct 28

    MIA @ NYJ

  • Week 9 - Nov 04

    MIA @ IND

  • Week 10 - Nov 11

    TEN @ MIA

  • Week 11 - Nov 15

    MIA @ BUF

  • Week 12 - Nov 25

    SEA @ MIA

  • Week 13 - Dec 02

    TB @ DEN

    241 rushes

    1,038 rush yards

    10 TDs

    60 receptions

    548 rec yards

    3 TDs

  • Week 1 - Sep 12

    NE 38 @ MIA 24

  • Week 2 - Sep 18

    HOU 23 @ MIA 13

  • Week 3 - Sep 25

    MIA 16 @ CLE 17

  • Week 4 - Oct 02

    MIA 16 @ SD 26

  • Week 5 - Oct 09


  • Week 6 - Oct 17

    MIA 6 @ NYJ 24

  • Week 7 - Oct 23

    DEN 18 @ MIA 15

  • Week 8 - Oct 30

    MIA 17 @ NYG 20

  • Week 9 - Nov 06

    MIA 31 @ KC 3

  • Week 10 - Nov 13

    WAS 9 @ MIA 20

  • Week 11 - Nov 20

    BUF 8 @ MIA 35

  • Week 13 - Dec 04

    OAK 14 @ MIA 34

  • Week 14 - Dec 11

    PHI 26 @ MIA 10

  • Week 15 - Dec 18

    MIA 30 @ BUF 23

  • Week 16 - Dec 24

    MIA 24 @ NE 27

  • Week 1 - Sep 12

    MIA 15 @ BUF 10

  • Week 2 - Sep 19

    MIA 14 @ MIN 10

  • Week 3 - Sep 26

    NYJ 31 @ MIA 23

  • Week 4 - Oct 04

    NE 41 @ MIA 14

  • Week 5 - Oct 10


  • Week 6 - Oct 17

    MIA 23 @ GB 20

  • Week 7 - Oct 24

    OAK 59 @ DEN 14

    14 rushes

    53 rush yards

    0 TDs

    3 receptions

    37 rec yards

    2 TDs

  • Week 8 - Oct 31

    MIA 22 @ CIN 14

  • Week 9 - Nov 07

    MIA 10 @ BAL 26

  • Week 10 - Nov 14

    KC 29 @ DEN 49

    22 rushes

    106 rush yards

    0 TDs

    3 receptions

    50 rec yards

    1 TDs

  • Week 11 - Nov 18

    CHI 16 @ MIA 0

  • Week 12 - Nov 28

    MIA 33 @ OAK 17

  • Week 13 - Dec 05

    DEN 6 @ KC 10

    23 rushes

    161 rush yards

    0 TDs

    1 receptions

    14 rec yards

    0 TDs

  • Week 14 - Dec 12

    MIA 10 @ NYJ 6

  • Week 15 - Dec 19

    BUF 17 @ MIA 14

  • Week 16 - Dec 26

    DET 34 @ MIA 27

  • Week 17 - Jan 02

    MIA 7 @ NE 38


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Knowshon Moreno

Miami Dolphins

2009 - 2011 Statistics

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                            Rush    Yards    TD         Rec   Targets   Yards   TD         Tot Pts   Pts/Gm

2011 Stats           37      179      0         11        15      101       1          34.0        4.3

2010 Stats         182      779      5         37        48      372       3        163.1       12.5

2009 Stats         247      947      7         28        41      213       2        170.0       10.6

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2009 Review

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Knowshon Moreno’s rookie campaign went exactly as expected. He jumped over a few people, broke some ankles and made people forget about Jay Cutler.  The Broncos eased their first-round pick into the mix over the first four weeks by getting him a few touches against the better teams (Cincinnati and Dallas) and a good amount of touches against the crappy ones (Cleveland and Oakland).  Then in Week 5, with Correll Buckhalter sitting out due to injury (shocker!), the Donkeys decided to throw Moreno into the fire against the Patriots… and he didn’t disappoint.  25 touches and 124 yards later, Denver walked off with a victory due in no small part to Moreno’s steady play.  Knowshon went on to start the majority of the team’s games the rest of the year, and though he did not register a single 100-yard game, he did put up 9 total TDs, which was good for 24th in the league.

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2010 Fantasy Outlook

With the 32-year old (in October), injury-prone Correll Buckhalter still acting as the backup RB, the sky’s the limit for Moreno in 2010.  Towards the end of last season, Knowshon really began to develop an active nose for the endzone, which only looks to progress this upcoming year.  Brandon Marshall is no longer around, which will help Knowshon climb up the fantasy ladder in two different ways.  First, the Broncos won’t have Marshall’s sure-hands and big body to steal scoring opportunities from him in the red-zone.  Second, Denver will have to rely much more on their backfield play this season simply because Marshall won’t be around to bail them out of trouble.  This could mean carries galore for the young RB, and will likely boost his reception total as well.  Expect Moreno to have fantasy numbers sitting right outside the #1 RB starting range in 2010.

~ Moreno will enter the season as the clear-cut starter

~ The Broncos lack of a passing game without Marshall should put Moreno up over 300 carries

~ Knowshon is adept in all areas of the game, so he could find himself as a 3-down back, a rarity in the NFL today

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Moreno inked his rookie contract on August 7th, 2009, to the tune of $16.7 million over five years.  The deal included $13.125 million guaranteed with another $6.3 million available through incentives.  The Broncos also left themselves the opportunity to exercise an option year in 2014 for $5.08 million.  The particulars are as follows:

2010 – $395,000 (+ $3.775 million roster bonus, which was paid out in March)

2011 – $1 million

2012 – $855,000

2013 – $1.7 million

2014 – $1.31 million

2015 – Free Agent

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Correll Buckhalter is the handcuff to Moreno

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Team Analysis

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Strength of Schedule

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College Stats

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Combine Results

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Moreno's vertical leap was measured at 25.5 inches and was the worst in the RB field at the 2009 Combine by a wide margin.  The second worst vertical for RBs was 32.0 inches - he was 7 inches less than the second worst guy.  Damn!  As crazy as it may seem, 28 offensive linemen at that combine had higher vertical leaps than him and only nine offensive lineman had worse ones.  Yet strangely, this guy seems to jump over people during games more than anyone else in the league... which is quite interesting.

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Injury Report


KM was never hurt in college, but he had a knee injury last season during his rookie campaign. We'll keep him at green for now...

Know No More Moreno

Knowshon Moreno has had interesting season this year. He has showed up to training camp overweight, played horribly in the pre-season, then went off in week one gaining 134 yards and scoring one touchdown. In week two he got injured on play one, and then returned back to action in week six. Even though he suffered his second ACL injury in four seasons, the Miami Dolphins were clueless about it for most of the game.

Head coach Joe Philbin explained how they were unaware of the situation: “I didn’t know of his injury and we went with the guys that we felt gave us the best chance to win the game,” Philbin said.

This may be the last we see of Knowshon Moreno has he signed just a one-year, $3 million contract. He will finish the 2014 season with 31 times for 148 yards.

Pyro's take: Now that Knowhson Moreno is out for the season, look for the Dolphins to rely heavily on Lamar Miller. Miami has been averaging nearly 5 yards per run attempt, which makes good news for Miller.

10/15/14, 04:27 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Elbow dislocation

Knowshon Moreno dislocated his elbow, the injury occured on the opening drive for the Dolphins when his arm was bent in an odd way following a first down gain. The injury looks like it will cost Moreno 4-6 weeks of time.

This means that both Lamar Miller and Damien Williams will need to step it up for the next few weeks, to support the missing Moreno. Miller finished the day with 11-49 and Williams was 5-19, both had successful days.

Pyro's take: If you own Miller, you will need to pick the right match-ups to start him. He could make a good flex play. Owners of Moreno, don't overreact, and keep steady, Moreno will return.

09/14/14, 05:25 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Moreno and Miller time share?

Knowhson Moreno and Lamar Miller look like a RBBC at the moment. The Dolphins wanted Miller to be the man. but after a 11 carry 59 yard day, and seeing Moreno carry the ball 24 times for 134 yards and a touchdown. Miller did add a touchdown in the air as he caught four passes for 19 yards.

Bill Lazor went on to say about the rotation, “The question about who takes the first snap...I hadn’t considered it really yet,” he said. “I expect them both to contribute."

Pyro's take: Clearly both players played well, and this trend is something the Dolphins would like to continue. They absolutely smashed the New England Patriots on the field and the scoreboard (33-20). The hard part is being able to carry the ball 35 times in a game, if they can do that, this Dolphin team will be scary.

09/08/14, 04:09 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Moreno locking down #1 spot in Miami

You've seen the misdirection, the quick passes and the moving around of key people in Bill Lazor's new offense this preseason. What you haven't seen is the up-tempo speed that defines it. That's surely by design in a preseason the Dolphins are trying to keep some secrets. But on Saturday night you saw why Knowshown Moreno becomes crucial if this offense is to succeed.

It's not just Moreno's running 10 times for 64 yards in a way that was a noticeable upgrade from what Lamar Miller has been doing. He read holes. He broke tackles. Those were missing since Reggie Bush left after the 2012 season. He also picked up a Dallas blitz, which is a specialty of his, and crucial to this offense.

Pyro's take: It was clear when I was watching this game that Moreno is going to be the lead back in this offense.

Lamar Miller had one nice run early, where he took it outside for 10 yards. Otherwise he failed to hit the hole with burst. Moreno on the other hand, look much quicker and aggressive with the ball. The offense was much more crisp and effective when Knowshon was in the game. The interesting aspect was that Bill Lazor had both Moreno and Miller in the backfield on multiple occasions. Miller was usually then sent out as a receiver. Moreno will be the lead man in Miami

08/26/14, 07:55 PM CDT by Houdini

Moreno not looking good

With barely a month left until the regular-season opener, the Dolphins’ most accomplished running back sometimes still labors to walk, let alone run.

Ice packs clung to both of Knowshon Moreno’s knees, and he had an awkward gait as he made his way to the field to watch the end of Friday’s training camp practice.

Speaking with the Miami Herald on Friday, Moreno made no promises that his return to action was imminent.

“I feel good, but at the same time, I just want to be right, be real good, so when I go out there, I can just be full-speed and not have any setbacks,” said Moreno, who ran for 1,038 yards with Denver last year.

When asked if he expects to be back for at least one preseason game, Moreno responded: “I don’t know. I don’t know. I really don’t even know. I just want to take each day one at a time. They have a schedule for me and they’re just going to tell me every day what I have to do, and I just go out there and do it.”

Pyro's take: Moreno has been the biggest free agent disappointment of the season. His failure has given Lamar Miller another chance to establish himself as the leader in the backfield for Miami.

When I hear the quotes from Knowshon, as well as the description of him walking, it becomes clear to me that he is a long ways away from being effective on the football field. If he continues to have a slow recovery, he may start the season on the PUP list. Regardless, he is no longer a back you should be targeting on draft day, and Lamar Miller's stock continues to rise.

08/02/14, 11:08 AM CDT by Houdini

Moreno may need to shed more than tears

Newly acquired Knowshon Moreno has continued to work with the second-team offense during OTA's. Head coach Joe Philbin believes that Moreno's conditioning could be at a more peak level.

Pyro's take: Maybe Knowshon hit a low when he finally realized he was leaving Peyton Manning for Ryan Tannehill and ate himself into a stupor. Moreno is a veteran, and to show up out-of-shape on a new team is silly stupid. Until he can get his act together Philbin is not going to let him get nowhere near the first team offense.

06/03/14, 03:02 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Moreno not Marino

Knowshon Moreno has signed a one year contract with the Miami Dolphins. Moreno easily had his best year as a Bronco as he ran for 10 touchdowns and caught three more. When healthy, Knowshon has been productive in the three major factions of the game (blocking, running, and receiving). These skills have shown why he was a first round choice by Denver.

Pyro's take: This is a great move by Miami. They have had busts at running back the last few years. Lamar Miller and Daniel Thomas have not produced up to expectations. Yes, the offensive line is garbage, but these guys just have not contributed. With Knowshon, Miami will have someone that can contribute anywhere on the field.

03/27/14, 02:14 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde

Manning turns his RBs into fantasy gems

Even though he put together a career-year in 2013 and is entering into his first free agency experience, Knowshon Moreno recently stated that he would still like to re-sign with the Denver Broncos.

However, the Broncos just spent a second-round draft pick on Montee Ball and still have two other younger RBs on the roster in Ronnie Hillman and C.J. Anderson, so re-signing Moreno looks like a long shot at best.

Pyro's take: Whoever Knowshon Moreno signs on with this off-season, his future employer shouldn't fool himself into expecting the same kind of production he put up with Peyton Manning last year.

At the same time, fantasy owners who want Montee Ball on their team next season better be prepared to use a high draft pick on him.

Keep this set of statistics in mind when it comes to Montee Ball this summer. They just might vault him into your Top-10... if not higher:

Running Back Stats/Rankings during Peyton Manning’s 15 years under center:

# of times an RB gained 2,000+ total yards - 4

# of times an RB gained 1,500-1,999 total yards - 3

# of times an RB had 10+ total TDs - 8

# of times an RB had 40+ receptions - 12

# of times an RB was ranked 1st-5th in Fantasy Football - 6

# of times an RB was ranked 6th-10th in Fantasy Football - 4

02/25/14, 03:48 PM CST by Dawgmaticå

Moreno should be fine for SB XLVIII - Manning happiest to hear it

According to head coach John Fox, it looks like Denver Broncos starting running back, Knowshon Moreno, is day-to-day with his ribs injury and should be fine for Super Bowl XLVIII.

Fox also mentioned in his Monday press conference that the X-rays taken on Moreno's ribs came back negative.

Pyro's take: Knowshon seems to have escaped significant injury here, and no one is happier than his quarterback, Peyton Manning.

As a running back, Knowshon is one of the best pass protectors in the league - a fact that should not be thought of lightly entering into the biggest game of the season.

In Denver's three losses this year, Manning was sacked a total of seven times, which comes out to 2.33/game. The number itself may not seem like much... until you realize he was sacked just 11 times in the team's 13 wins (0.85/game).

Moreno may have missed a bit of time towards the end of the AFC Championship, but he still leads Montee Ball in playoff snaps thus far, 91-51. Considering Peyton has yet to be sacked in two post-season contests, it looks like Moreno's health has more significance than one might think...

Against a ferocious Seattle front-seven and a secondary that can force QBs to hold on to the ball longer than they would like, Moreno could make all the difference.

01/20/14, 07:06 PM CST by Dawgmaticå

Moreno questionable at best for week 13

Broncos’ running back Knowshon Moreno left Gillette Stadium on Sunday night with 224 more rushing yards on his stat chart — but also a boot on his right foot.

Moreno’s injury is not considered serious by football standards, although he did suffer a significant bone bruise in his lower right leg. He will be questionable at best to play Sunday at Kansas City.

Pyro's take: Knowshon had an amazing game against the Patriots, but at what cost. He kept coming back in after barley being able to limp off the field a few plays earlier. The cost it seems will at least be this week's game at Kansas City. This now opens the door for Ball and Anderson.

The Broncos are coming off a tough loss, and now they will be without their number one back against the division rival in a must win game. Now it will be Montee Ball and C.J. Anderson who will do the heavy lifting, and that should have Bronco fans holding their breath.

Ball has shown some nice flashes as of late, but he also has a problem securing the ball, which he proved with a fumble against the Patriots. Aarowhead stadium is a tough place to pay, especially for a rookie. Ball and Anderson will get their chances, but this game should be more of a Peyton Manning game. I do like Ball's chances of rushing for a touchdown in this game.

11/25/13, 06:33 PM CST by Houdini

Moreno likely to get full load against Oakland

Broncos running back Correll Buckhalter (high ankle sprain) missed practice again on Friday and is listed as doubtful for the game against the Raiders on Sunday.

Pyro's take: With Buckhalter out, Knowshon Moreno will take on the every-down back role against a team that gives up the world to RBs. Boost him up to a borderline RB1 on your fantasy football team this weekend because of the news.

12/18/09, 04:45 PM CST by Dawgmaticå

Marshall and Moreno share heated exchange Sunday

Broncos wide receiver Brandon Marshall and rookie running back Knowshon Moreno got into a little melee along the sidelines on Sunday after Moreno fumbled the ball away on the goal line.
"It's frustrating, those are plays that kill drives, and we've got to punch it in next time," Marshall said.

Pyro's take: Marshall twice bumped himself up face mask to face mask with Moreno, to which Moreno responded by by giving Marshall a sharp shove in the chest.
The exchange, however, is simply a microcosm of the larger problem the Broncos face, which is a four-game losing streak. We'll see how this affects the locker room and cohesiveness of the team going forward.

11/23/09, 03:00 PM CST by Dawgmaticå

Moreno takes a backseat Monday night

Broncos coach Josh McDaniels said on Wednesday that the decision to start running back Correll Buckhalter over rookie Knowshon Moreno had nothing to do with either of their performances this year.

Pyro's take: Simply put, Buckhalter has been the better RB this year. Knowshon looks lost sometimes, while Buck is averaging almost a full two yards more per carry than Moreno. It's tough to advocate starting either one as more than a flex play on your fantasy football team at this point, but Knowshon still has slightly more value going forward.

11/12/09, 10:00 AM CST by Dawgmaticå

Moreno gets Buck back for Monday Night Football

Broncos coach Josh McDaniels confirmed on Friday that running back Correll Buckhalter (ankle) will indeed play against the Chargers Monday night.

Pyro's take: Knowshon Moreno will still likely get the start and majority of the carries, but Buckhalter will be a nice change-of-pace RB for the Broncs. Hold off on playing him, though, if you can.

10/16/09, 02:15 PM CDT by Dawgmaticå

Moreno gets handcuff Buckhalter back at practice

Broncos running back Correll Buckhalter (ankle) returned to practice to take hand-offs and catch screen passes on Wednesday, but third-string RB LaMont Jordan sat out with an unknown injury.

Pyro's take: Knowshon Moreno still took all the first-team reps and should carry the load again this coming Monday night against the Chargers. Moreno looks to be a solid RB2 fantasy football play for the time being.

10/14/09, 05:15 PM CDT by Dawgmaticå

Moreno should see increased role in Week 5

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, it doesn't look like Broncos running back Correll Buckhalter (ankle) will be able to play this Sunday against the Patriots. Rookie RB Knowshon Moreno will get the first start of his career should Buckhalter not be able to go.

Pyro's take: Moreno seems to be getting better each week and would deserve to get his first start soon regardless of Buckhalter's injury. Use him as a RB2 on your fantasy football team this week if you have him.

10/06/09, 01:30 PM CDT by Dawgmaticå

Moreno still waiting for full-time job?

Broncos running back Correll Buckhalter was on crutches after spraining his ankle in Sunday's game, but didn't seem concerned about it. "Just a sprained ankle," said Buckhalter, "Nothing more."

Pyro's take: Good for Buckhalter fantasy football owners, bad for Knowshon Moreno owners. With as many injuries as Buck has sustained in his career, it was looking like Moreno was finally going to get a full shot. We'll see later in the week.

10/05/09, 10:15 AM CDT by Dawgmaticå

Moreno shows up on injury report

Broncos rookie running back Knowshon Moreno did not participate in practice on Friday because of a groin injury and is now listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

Pyro's take: Moreno must have hurt himself at practice on Thursday as he had been practicing in full earlier this week. If Moreno is healthy enough to play, he has a chance to have his first big game as a pro against a shaky Oakland rush D.

09/26/09, 01:00 PM CDT by Dawgmaticå

Rookie Moreno glad to have first game over with

Broncos rookie running back Knowshon Moreno had a pretty rude awakening to the NFL last Sunday, but says he feels "100 percent" healthy now. "I think I'm at full speed, I'm good."

Pyro's take: Running backs coach Bobby Turner has nothing but love for Moreno, stating that the rookie is the "complete package" and that "he could do everything" when asked about the first-round draft pick. Moreno could be in line for a breakout game here soon, possibly against the Browns this week.

09/18/09, 12:00 PM CDT by Dawgmaticå

Broncos Moreno, Marshall, Royal to see more touches on Sunday?

Denver Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels said on Thursday that he would like to see rookie RB Knowshon Moreno and WRs Brandon Marshall and Eddie Royal get more touches on Sunday, but won't force the issue if it's not there. "I really don't buy into forcing the ball. I think you get into problems. I think that creates turnovers," McDaniels said.

Pyro's take: It only took the rookie coach one game to figure out that your best players should get the ball more than others. By comparison, it took Al Davis almost 40 years as an owner to figure out that he doesn't know football. Wait, he still hasn't figured that one out.

09/17/09, 04:30 PM CDT by Dawgmaticå