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By Patrick Johnson, Broncos Correspondent, Mon, Sep 15th 9:26pm EDT

Montee Ball had an efficient day on the ground, gaining 60 yards on his 12 carries and added another 29 yards on three receptions. It was an underwhelming fantasy performance against a maligned Chiefs defense. Ball had red zone carries but failed to cross the goal line.

Fantasy Impact: Montee Ball is locked in as the bell cow in the Broncos' backfield. However, he has a difficult match up on the road next week at Seattle.

By Patrick Johnson, Broncos Correspondent, Mon, Sep 8th 8:10pm EDT

Ball only posted a meager 67 yards on 23 carries but did find pay dirt to salvage his fantasy outing. He added another 16 yards on two receptions and is firmly entrenched as the bell cow RB in Denver.

Fantasy Impact: We're not worried about Ball's inefficient outing against an underrated Colts front-seven. He, like Peyton, should have a stellar week 2 performance against the injury-riddled Chiefs.

By Steve Painter, Broncos Correspondent, Thu, Sep 4th 9:15am EDT

Montee Ball is projected to rush for 75 yards on 17 carries and have 4 receptions for 25 yards in the game against the Colts Sept. 7th. (Source: FanyasyPros)

Fantasy Impact: Ball has completely recovered from the emergency appendectomy in August and is ready to live up to the projections that gave him the high ADP ranking in fantasy drafts.

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:

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.

Fantasy Football Maniax | Sep 20th
Ball does not have a ton of upside playing a Seahawks D that is 12th against fantasy running backs and plays opposing offenses tough at home.
Breaking Football | Sep 20th
Brutal matchup but Chargers created blueprint last week so Ball could be leaned on to keep attack balanced.
FFLockerRoom | Sep 20th
This game could go a million different directions but I do believe the Hawks will keep Ball in check for the most part.
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru | Sep 19th
He was terrible against the Seahawks in the SuperBowl, hard to see him going all out this Sunday.
Breaking Football | Sep 16th
The parody in the NFL is what makes it so great. It is truly unpredictable week to week. Raise your hand if you had Buffalo sitting atop the AFC East at 2-0 after two games. Who saw San Diego giving Seattle more than they could handle in week 2? So what could possibly be in store for week 3……Jacksonville beating Indianapolis? Let’s do our best to weed out some good matchup...
RotoGrinders | Sep 12th
Denver made it very clear week 1 that Montee Ball is not going to be involved in any type of time share at running back, he carried the ball 23 times. The Chief’s defense is not the same dominant unit we saw last year, which means Denver will have their way offensively. Denver will easily hang a large number offensively and Ball will definitely be a prime contributor.
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.
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...