Can Knowshon Moreno Be a Fantasy Football RB1 in 2010?

July 27, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Knowshon Moreno currently has an ADP of 32.50 according to Mock Draft Central, the 18th running back off the board.  I have him ranked significantly higher then that, at no.8 in my Top 40 Running back rankings (click here  to view).
Why do I rank him so much higher then everyone else?  Let’s take a look at my thought process.
He was certainly under whelming in his rookie campaign, rushing for 947 yards and seven TD (he averaged 3.8 yards per carry).  He also did not rush for over 100 yards in a game.  Then again, he had 20 or more carries in a game just four times.
To compare, he had three games of ten carries or less.  The former first round pick rushed for over 2,700 yards in just two seasons at Georgia, so there is little doubting his ability.  With his rookie season under his ability, the experience alone should allow him to improve his play.
While he did lead the team in carries, the Broncos passed the ball signifi...

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