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montrose
05-15-2009, 08:33 AM
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HILife
05-15-2009, 08:39 AM
He'll break off 2000 in this system.

First Post!

Punisher
05-15-2009, 08:50 AM
The real question is how many Total yards will Knowshon have?
I think he'll have around 1300 Total Yards 800 rushing and 500 Receiving

bronco610
05-15-2009, 08:53 AM
What is a football thread doing on the front page?

SonOfLe-loLang
05-15-2009, 08:57 AM
One milllllliiiiooooonnnnn

SouthStndJunkie
05-15-2009, 09:10 AM
1219 rushing yards and 9 TDs.

45 catches for 511 yards and 2 receiving TDs.

Garcia Bronco
05-15-2009, 09:21 AM
under 1000. Definately. He might add another 300-450 in receiving. He's a rookie RB behind several other more experienced backs, and while he can block I don't expect him to make a quick jump to the pros in that arena. He's also going from 12-13 game schedule to a 20 game schedule including preseason.

Punisher
05-15-2009, 09:21 AM
One milllllliiiiooooonnnnn

:rofl:

Crushaholic
05-15-2009, 09:22 AM
He'll rush for 2,000 yards while watching Ghostbusters on his Ipod...:thumbsup:

Mogulseeker
05-15-2009, 09:26 AM
I'd say about 1,200... but I'm counting on him getting some receiving yards too.

montrose
05-15-2009, 10:13 AM
Even with the backs signed, I don't think you take a RB with the #12 pick in the draft unless you plan on running the dog sh*t out of him. I wouldn't be shocked if he sees near 400 carries.

kamakazi_kal
05-15-2009, 10:24 AM
just rushing yards

orton at QB = 800

simms at QB = 1400


just rec. totals not yards

orton at QB = 60 rec

simms at QB = 33 rec

Paladin
05-15-2009, 11:00 AM
Even with the backs signed, I don't think you take a RB with the #12 pick in the draft unless you plan on running the dog sh*t out of him. I wouldn't be shocked if he sees near 400 carries.

You are kidding, right? McD's O does not run a single back 400 times a season. I would think he would be around 250 touches or less, including passes. Hillis and Buck should get a touch or several a game as well........

Br0nc0Buster
05-15-2009, 11:10 AM
Even with the backs signed, I don't think you take a RB with the #12 pick in the draft unless you plan on running the dog sh*t out of him. I wouldn't be shocked if he sees near 400 carries.

**** that
I think he will get the lion's share of the carries, but we dont need him to be our entire offense

I doubt he goes over 300 carries

With that said I think he will get slightly over 1000 yards and prolly 400-500 receiving yards to go with that.
Im gonna say 14-18 total TDs

Doggcow
05-15-2009, 11:14 AM
I'd say 1500 all purpose

Inkana7
05-15-2009, 11:25 AM
4,000 would be my guess.

OBF1
05-15-2009, 11:28 AM
2K in the new system

montrose
05-15-2009, 11:55 AM
You are kidding, right? McD's O does not run a single back 400 times a season. I would think he would be around 250 touches or less, including passes. Hillis and Buck should get a touch or several a game as well........

I'm not, and I've seen ever snap of the Patriots offense last season. He began heavily rotating backs because of injuries (major and minor) to Maroney, Morris, Faulk, Jordan and Ellis at different points. Although we signed Buckhalter, Arrington and Jordan - drafting a RB at #12 is a whole different story. Considering the QB situation, and the value invested in Moreno, I expect him to get a ton of carries. At the RB position, when you draft a guy in round 1, you've got to get your money's worth early and often. I'm thinking he'll have around 300 carries, but I wouldn't be shocked if it's even more than that - especially if Orton struggles as much as Rev thinks he will.

broncosteven
05-15-2009, 12:37 PM
Where is the 2,106 option?

Man-Goblin
05-15-2009, 12:55 PM
Even with the backs signed, I don't think you take a RB with the #12 pick in the draft unless you plan on running the dog sh*t out of him. I wouldn't be shocked if he sees near 400 carries.

I don't know if you will ever again see another RB carry the ball 400 times in one regular season (assuming they stay at 16 games). But especially a rookie.

The last player to do it was Larry Johnson in 2006 with 416 caries, and it took an imbecile of a coach to do it. And we all know how it turned out. The next closest players were Tomlinson with 348 and Steven Jackson with 346.

NFL high for carries in 2007 was Clinton Portis with 325 (Edgerin James had 324).

Last year, the league leader was Michael Turner with 376. Adrian Peterson had 363.

Every fantasy football player knows trend in the league is to split the carries (and plays) between at least two running backs. This is not only to extend the career of effective backs, but also to utilize backs that have distinctly different skills. I say you're going to see even more of this in the years to come.

This, combined with the fact that McDaniels likes to throw it quite a bit, tells me that Knowshon doesn't even get to 300 carries.

cutthemdown
05-15-2009, 01:16 PM
I'd say about 900-1200 easy. Broncos will want to showcase him IMO as the focal point of the rushing attack.

I see Broncos throwing to the RB's maybe as much as 5-7 times a game or more. It will keep pressure off Orton and they are usually high % throws.

cutthemdown
05-15-2009, 01:17 PM
I don't know if you will ever again see another RB carry the ball 400 times in one regular season (assuming they stay at 16 games). But especially a rookie.

The last player to do it was Larry Johnson in 2006 with 416 caries, and it took an imbecile of a coach to do it. And we all know how it turned out. The next closest players were Tomlinson with 348 and Steven Jackson with 346.

NFL high for carries in 2007 was Clinton Portis with 325 (Edgerin James had 324).

Last year, the league leader was Michael Turner with 376. Adrian Peterson had 363.

Every fantasy football player knows trend in the league is to split the carries (and plays) between at least two running backs. This is not only to extend the career of effective backs, but also to utilize backs that have distinctly different skills. I say you're going to see even more of this in the years to come.

This, combined with the fact that McDaniels likes to throw it quite a bit, tells me that Knowshon doesn't even get to 300 carries.


IMO Moreno will get the ball about 280 times this yr, maybe 300 at most. No way they load him up for 400 carries. I think you will see maybe 15 carries a game from Moreno, with some games up to 25.

cutthemdown
05-15-2009, 01:19 PM
Broncos will probably use a bigger back like Hillis for some of the redzone and short yrdage work. Buckhalter and maybe even someone like Arrington on some 3rd downs or to spell him.

Until some rbs get injured I think Broncos will use them all a little. Of course if Rbs go down one guy could get significantly more carries.

CoopDawg
05-15-2009, 01:38 PM
Moreno should be slightly over 1,000 yards rushing, I am excited to see what he can do in the passing and blocking game.

Beantown Bronco
05-15-2009, 01:41 PM
He's also going from 12-13 game schedule to a 20 game schedule including preseason.

20?

More like 23.

SonOfLe-loLang
05-15-2009, 01:43 PM
under 1000. Definately. He might add another 300-450 in receiving. He's a rookie RB behind several other more experienced backs, and while he can block I don't expect him to make a quick jump to the pros in that arena. He's also going from 12-13 game schedule to a 20 game schedule including preseason.

Yeah, because a rookie running back has never had success in the NFL

broncosteven
05-15-2009, 01:49 PM
If he gains more than 700 yards in a 3 RBBC offense he will have been a great draft pick.

montrose
05-15-2009, 01:59 PM
I don't know if you will ever again see another RB carry the ball 400 times in one regular season (assuming they stay at 16 games). But especially a rookie.

The last player to do it was Larry Johnson in 2006 with 416 caries, and it took an imbecile of a coach to do it. And we all know how it turned out. The next closest players were Tomlinson with 348 and Steven Jackson with 346.

NFL high for carries in 2007 was Clinton Portis with 325 (Edgerin James had 324).

Last year, the league leader was Michael Turner with 376. Adrian Peterson had 363.

Every fantasy football player knows trend in the league is to split the carries (and plays) between at least two running backs. This is not only to extend the career of effective backs, but also to utilize backs that have distinctly different skills. I say you're going to see even more of this in the years to come.

This, combined with the fact that McDaniels likes to throw it quite a bit, tells me that Knowshon doesn't even get to 300 carries.

IMO Moreno will get the ball about 280 times this yr, maybe 300 at most. No way they load him up for 400 carries. I think you will see maybe 15 carries a game from Moreno, with some games up to 25.

All of this makes perfect sense, which is exactly why I expect Moreno to get the ball a ton. Again, I didn't say he'd get 400 carries - just that it wouldn't surprise me if he came near that mark. I'm expecting around 300 - which is what I think Matt Forte got last year.

Anyhow, as goes with the McDaniels-era Broncos, expect the unexpected.

Beantown Bronco
05-15-2009, 02:09 PM
15 carries per game
4.5 yds per carry
1,100 yds

5 receptions per game
8 yds per reception (Kevin Faulk's last year)
640 yds

I'd like to see a little more, but I'd be ok with that.

cousinal11
05-15-2009, 02:43 PM
Considering I'm prob picking him in my keeper league, 1,300 total yards would be great!

extralife
05-15-2009, 07:38 PM
800-900 yards. We have too many backs on the roster and McD has a history of using what he's got. We don't even know what our running style is going to be, either. The league is trending towards split carries and the days of plug'n'play 1000 yard rushers here are gone.

27atwater
05-15-2009, 07:55 PM
According to the guy in my fantasy league who is trying his damndest to trade me Lamont Jordan...less than 500.

randomtask
05-15-2009, 08:25 PM
He's gonna bust 2k in the system!!!

But seriously, i'm thinking 1,300 yards and 10 TDs on the ground, and 450-500 yards through the air.

Rookie of the Year. That's right.

tsiguy96
05-15-2009, 08:38 PM
1128, 12 TDs

this WILL be a run first team this year...i think anyway :D

add hillis for 3-600 more (hopefully more, watching hillis run is awesome)

and the rest of the backs for 700 more.

footstepsfrom#27
05-15-2009, 09:23 PM
It depends on whether we're in position to run the ball or not. If this D can't keep us close we'll be playing from behind a lot. If things go right and he can stay healthy all year he should hit 1300 on the ground and 400 or so through the air. If we're playing from behind a lot his numbers will drop off.

BroncoMan4ever
05-16-2009, 01:35 AM
Moreno will run for around 1400 yards and about 10TDs, with about 400 receiving yards and a few more TDs.

he will be near the 2000 yard mark for All-Purpose yardage.

listopencil
05-16-2009, 07:32 AM
Two Brazilian.