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By Steve Painter, Broncos Correspondent, Sun, Aug 24th 12:27am EDT

Montee Ball eased all concerns Saturday night about his recovery from an emergency appendectomy.

Fantasy Impact: Ball got the Ball on the first 5 plays of the game and proved he is ready for the season to start. Barring injury, Ball is a 300 touch RB on the the leagues most explosive offense. He is a borderline 1st rounder in drafts.

By Steve Painter, Broncos Correspondent, Sat, Aug 23rd 2:19pm EDT

Montee Ball will see action against the Houston Texans tonight in Denver. (Source: Predominately Orange on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is huge news to those awaiting word on the recovery status of Ball, who has recovered from an emergency appendectomy. Fantasy drafters can now draft Ball without any concern related to the appendectomy.

By Steve Painter, Broncos Correspondent, Wed, Aug 20th 10:03pm EDT

Montee Ball is doing extremely well in his return from an emergency appendectomy. Per La Canfora, Ball might see action in the preseason finale. (Source: Jason La Canfora CBS Sports)

Fantasy Impact: This will be huge news for those owners of Ball who can rest easy with the knowledge that Ball is back. This should elevate his ADP again.

By Steve Painter, Broncos Correspondent, Tue, Aug 19th 4:15pm EDT

Montee Ball has been cleared to practice. (Source: Mike Klis on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is very good news for the Broncos and fantasy players alike. Barring a setback, Ball will have sufficient time to get into playing shape for the week one tilt against the Colts on September 7.

By Steve Painter, Broncos Correspondent, Tue, Aug 19th 1:17pm EDT

Montee Ball is practicing with team during non-contact drills. (Source: Jeff Legwold on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Ball is doing everything required to get back safely and quickly from his emergency appendectomy. Broncos are hoping to have him back for the opener on September 7th. His ADP has dropped but he still looks like a solid option at RB.

By Steve Painter, Broncos Correspondent, Thu, Aug 14th 4:51pm EDT

Montee Ball, as planned, is jogging during practice to prepare for return from emergency appendectomy. (Source: Troy Renck on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Ball has experienced no setbacks in his recovery. Fantasy drafters can rest easy, as the draft status for him remains unchanged. Look for Ball to return and have a big year.

By Steve Painter, Broncos Correspondent, Sat, Aug 9th 5:53pm EDT

Montee Ball is doing very well following an emergency appendectomy and expects to start running next week (Source: denverbroncos.com)

Fantasy Impact: Ball's attitude will dictate his altitude and his attitude is exemplary. The Broncos are planning on him starting the regular season at RB and are feverishly working with him so he will retain most of his strength and conditioning. So far, so good and that is excellent news for those who plan on or already have drafted him.

By Steve Painter, Broncos Correspondent, Mon, Aug 4th 2:09pm EDT

Montee Ball will undergo an emergency appendectomy today but is scheduled to be ready for the first regular season game. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This bears watching as we all know that in losing snaps during preseason affects preparation for the regular season. Ronnie Hillman and CJ Anderson are the ones to keep an eye on in the coming days.

By Steve Painter, Broncos Correspondent, Thu, Jul 31st 11:33am EDT

Montee Ball is demonstrating why he is primed for a big season. Jeff Legwold writes, "He’s shown vision in the run game, decisiveness in his cuts and consistent, quality work in the passing game. He’s poised for a big season and perhaps even the first 250-carry season for the Broncos since Reuben Droughns had 275 carries in 2004." (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Ball is a great pass receiver as well and is slated to get all the goal-line carries in the NFL's most explosive offense. Barring injury or ball control issues, Ball is well worth his current RB8 status.

ESPN | Aug 29th
Christopher Harris analyzes Montee Ball's draft value.
CBS Sports | Aug 28th
With the top job in Denver's backfield all his, is this the season Montee Ball becomes a star? Our Jamey Eisenberg says you can bank on it.
Fantasy Football Maniax | Aug 25th
I think the Broncos are going to ease Ball back into action coming back from his appendectomy. He should have RB2 value in a good matchup, but I do not see him having 20 touches.
EDSFootball | Aug 23rd
Denver Broncos running back Montee Ball will make his preseason debut tonight against the Houston Texans, according to Mike Klis of the Denver Post. After having an appendectomy on August 4th, Ball was cleared medically on Monday and participated in 11-on-11 team drills on Thursday. Ball, the Broncos' second-round pick in 2013, got off to a relatively slow start last season: 3.26 yards per carr...
ESPN | Aug 11th
Christopher Harris offers up 10 players he strongly feels will have better seasons than many expect in 2014.
Breaking Football | Aug 8th
Continuing on with our Fantasy Versus series, this time we’re matching up Arian Foster and Montee Ball. An aging workhorse coming off an injury riddled season and a disappointing sophomore thrust into arguable the most ideal position in all of football. Trust me, this one will be good. As always, we’ll discuss the case for and against each player which will ultimately lead to a final v...
Rotoworld | Aug 6th
See where Montee Ball (appendectomy) lands in Evan Silva's Preseason Top 150.
EDSFootball | Aug 4th
Per ESPN's Adam Schefter, Denver Broncos running back Montee Ball will undergo an appendectomy today, but he is expected to be ready for Week 1. With Knowshon Moreno having departed via free agency, Ball will enter the season as the team's featured back. Ball, the team's 2013 second-round pick, got off to a slow start — 222 rushing yards on 68 carries (3.26 yards per carry) — in hi...
FantasySharks | Jul 31st
In our third installment of “Draft Day Dilemma,” we examine Montee Ball and Alfred Morris and tell you which one of these guys is afantasy champ and which one is a fantasychump.
Razzball | Jul 31st
I only hold hands when I hold balls. Totally makes sense. It has been pointed out that in my 2014 Fantasy Football Rankings, Montee Ball ranks quite lower than that of my peers. And while my first argument for this would be: gravity, bro (get it?), there are still many question marks here that prevent me from fully believing, kind of like Scientology. But less-less crazy and with more o...
ESPN | Jul 11th
Christopher Harris lists 10 players of great importance for the 2014 fantasy football season.
4for4.com | Jul 10th
Over the past few seasons, it has become more acceptable to draft one or two wide receivers in the first two rounds and wait until the middle rounds to start drafting running backs. While I’m still going to target an elite running back in the first half of the 1st round (and target Montee Ball and Eddie Lacy in the late 1st round), heading in...
Dynasty League Football | Jul 3rd
Peyton Manning and Montee Ball are just two of the players we discuss in our final installment.