RB - FA
Week 7 Outlook
Former Miami Dolphins and Denver Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno (ACL) told TMZ that he "plans on coming back" in 2016. "I feel good. I feel healthy. I'm fully recovered. So I'm just doing the things I have to right now, just staying in shape and seeing where that goes," Moreno said.
Knowshon Moreno hasn't appeared in an NFL game since 2014 with the Miami Dolphins. Moreno only played in three games that season due to being hampered by multiple ailments that include a shoulder and elbow injuries. In 2015, he missed the entire year with a torn ACL but is showing interest in an NFL comeback for the upcoming campaign. The 28-year-old running back could have some tread left on his tires and will garner interest from teams once they get bit by the injury bug in training camp and the preseason. The Dolphins and Giants are potential landing spots for the injury-prone rusher.
Moreno's knee "isn't right" according to Mike Jurecki. Moreno injured his knee (ACL) in Week 6 last year, had surgery and started the rehab process but something is wrong. He was effective when healthy but at age 28 one wonders if he will be able to make it back.
Moreno is a good, talented RB when healthy and one hopes he can overcome this setback to continue his career. Time will tell.
The Dolphins have placed Knowshon Moreno on injured reserve ending his season. Moreno tore his ACL (the same ACL he injured in 2011) in the third quarter in Sunday's game against Green Bay. This was Moreno's first game back since dislocating his elbow in Week 2.
Lamar Miller becomes the guy and a weekly fantasy play in all formats. He leads the team in rushing with 330 yards and three touchdowns.
Six of those touches were rushes for 10 yards. He also caught the only pass thrown his way for eight yards on Sunday. This was Moreno's first game since dislocating his elbow in Week 2.
On Sunday Lamar Miller was the favored back getting ten more touches than Moreno. Yet, Moreno owners need to hold tight. As it turned out, the fantasy points were not there against Green Bay, but there are sure to be better days ahead. Moreno was the starter before his injury, but how soon before he retains that status is the problem. He's a risky play until this all gets sorted out. Most owners can't afford to risk getting the paltry fantasy points that Moreno produced and need to wait it out with him on the bench.
Center Mike Pouncey looks like a go, as he wasnâ€™t even included in the Dolphinsâ€™ injury report all week. In addition, linebacker Koa Misi (ankle), running back Knowshon Moreno (elbow) and defensive tackle Randy Starks (back) all are listed as probably despite being limited in practice Friday.
Somewhat of a surprising "probable" tag for Moreno, seems like a fast return from an elbow dislocation three weeks ago. Lamar Miller will get the start as usual, and I envision the Dolphins will not rush Moreno back as Daniel Thomas is also pushing for reps. Miller will be the guy to start as a mid-range RB2 this week, but his stock might have already peaked. Sell high if Miller shows well Sunday, Knowshon could be ready to reclaim his previous role soon.