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By Jeffrey Lee Colavecchio, Dolphins Correspondent, Sun, Aug 24th 1:48pm EDT

RB Knowshon Moreno’s first carry for the Dolphins went for 19 yards in the first quarter. He recorded five rushes for 40 yards in the first quarter. His 40 first quarter rushing yards would be the seventh-most rushing yards in the first quarter of a regular season game in his career. The starters accumulated 94 first half rushing yards, all against Dallas’ starting defense. Miami finished the game with 200 rushing yards on 35 carries (5.7 avg.) and two rushing touchdowns. The last time the Dolphins rushed for 200 yards or more in a regular season game occurred on Sept. 16, 2012 against Buffalo. On that day, Miami rushed 43 times for 263 yards (6.1 avg.) and four rushing touchdowns. (Source: MiamiDolphins.com)

Fantasy Impact: What an explosive opening showcase for the newly signed free agent running back from Denver. Moreno was patient and aggressive and everything Dolphins fans expected out the gate. Looks like Shelley Smith will play RG and Colledge LG, both of which had productive games against a porous Dallas defense. If the line can establish some kind of run game during the first quarter of the season, then this offense is going to score a lot upon Pouncey’s return. Moreno fell to the 12th round in a deep 12 team keeper league I belong to, that’s looking like a great pick if he can stay healthy and continue to carve out his role for the Phins.

By Brian Ruiz, Dolphins Correspondent, Sat, Aug 23rd 10:04pm EDT

Moreno ran 10 times for 64 yards in his preseason debut against the Cowboys. He split carries with Miller but clearly looked like the superior back.

Fantasy Impact: The Dolphins still have offensive line woes, especially in the running game. This however is a good sign even though it was against the suspect Cowboys defense. Despite missing the majority of camp Moreno appears to be on track to acquire the starting role. Lamar Miller appears to have squandered his opportunity and it is likely Moreno will begin to take the position as the Dolphins back to own.

By Reginald James, Dolphins Correspondent, Sat, Aug 16th 9:33pm EDT

Although Moreno has been cleared for contact, the team is going to be cautious with him. He's expected to make his debut next week against the Cowboys. (Source: Alain Poupart on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Moreno will definitely have a role in the offense once he's up to speed, but how soon he can actually contribute is the question. Lamar Miller sits firmly in the RB1 spot for the Dolphins. Moreno is a deep roster candidate only.

By Brian Ruiz, Dolphins Correspondent, Wed, Aug 6th 9:45am EDT

Knowshon Moreno was activated today from the physically unable to perform list. Omar Kelly of the Sun Sentinel believes that he has slimmed down from the beginning of OTAs when he appeared out of shape. He has taken part of pass protection drills, and any involvement is a good sign after it was known that he was still laboring to walk. (Source: Sun Sentinel)

Fantasy Impact: If Moreno is healthy he should play a big role in the Dolphins offense. He is the best pass blocker and receiver out of the backfield. With him out, Lamar Miller did very well, and may be the better fit with much more upside, but Moreno will have a chance regain his position. Until then, Miller should be drafted before Moreno in the mid rounds.

By Reginald James, Dolphins Correspondent, Sat, Aug 2nd 2:18am EDT

Moreno was originally scheduled to return within five weeks after arthroscopic surgery. He is now in his sixth week of rehab, still laboring when he walks, with no scheduled date to join the team. He's not sure if he'll make a preseason appearance: "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.” (Source: Miami Herald)

Fantasy Impact: Moreno offers little fantasy value at the moment, and early drafters should take a pass. Lamar Miller was already taking first-team snaps before Moreno had surgery. Moreno's extended rehab only helps solidify Lamar Miller's lock as the Dolphin's RB1 (73 ECR).

By Zach Haeussler, Dolphins Correspondent, Fri, Jul 25th 3:30pm EDT

(Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: A later report indicated that his tenure on the PUP list will likely be a short one, but it's more bad news for the Dolphins' free agent acquisition. Moreno will need to impress once he is back on the practice field to earn his spot on the running back depth chart, which spot that is remains to be seen. If you're drafting today there isn't a strong case to be made for Moreno but he is still worth rostering in most leagues.

By Zach Haeussler, Dolphins Correspondent, Wed, Jul 23rd 1:04pm EDT

After showing up to OTAs overweight and undergoing off-season knee surgery, NFL.com's Gregg Rosenthal included Moreno on a list of six veterans he believes are fighting for their jobs heading into 2014 training camp. Miami signed Moreno to a 1 year, $3 million contract with $1.25 million guaranteed earlier this off-season. Their modest financial commitment to the veteran runner likely means he is still afforded a fair shot to make the roster, however he appears to have lost his grip on the starting job for the time being. (Source: NFL.com)

Fantasy Impact: Moreno was never likely to duplicate his excellent 2013 numbers in any other offensive setting, however as a starter in another offense he was still worth a look in fantasy. After a slew of negative off-season news and a knee injury to boot, Moreno has now conceded the top spot on the Dolphins running back depth chart to Lamar Miller. Moreno should still see work on passing downs as the superior blocking and receiving option, however fantasy owners considering drafting Moreno should exercise caution.

Fantasy Football Maniax | Aug 25th
The Patriots are going to be better than 20th against fantasy running backs this year, but Moreno has played well as of late and should be the lead back in the Miami opener.
The Fantasy Fix | Aug 4th
Denver Broncos The Broncos RB situation is beginning to crystallize. Monte Ball is the obvious RB1 and is expected to get more than 250 touches this season. Last season, Knowshon Moreno finished as the No. 5 fantasy RB in the league. He amassed 60 receptions, 1,586 yards from scrimmage and 13 TDs. There is no […]
Dynasty League Football | Jul 5th
The Dynasty Doctor makes a house call to cover Knowshon Moreno's future.