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Knowshon Moreno

26-Year-Old Running Back – Miami Dolphins

2013 Rush/Rec Stats

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241

Yds

1038

TD

10

Yds

548

TD

3

2013 Rush/Rec Projections

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2013 Fantasy Football Outlook

When Willis McGahee injured his knee in Week 10 last year, Moreno was trusted over rookie Ronnie Hillman to handle the starting job, largely because of his ability to pass block. Moreno saw a huge wor...

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2013 ADP:  133.33

Rank (Overall): Hidden

Rank (RB): Hidden

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Bye Week:  6

HT: 5' 11"   WT: 220   DOB: 7/16/1987  College: Georgia  Show ContractHide Contract

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Knowshon Moreno Contract Information:

Signed a one-year $3 million contract in March of 2014.

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Moreno has reportedly signed a one-year deal with the Dolphins, the Palm Beach Post reports.

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Knowshon Moreno NFL Stats
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  Rushing Rush Distance Big Rush Games Receiving Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2009 21 16 247 947 7 3.8 2 0 - - - 28 213 7.6 2 41 - - - - - -
2010 22 Den 13 182 779 5 4.3 3 0 2 1 0 37 372 10.1 3 48 0 0 0 0 3 2
2011 23 Den 7 37 179 0 4.8 2 0 0 0 0 11 101 9.2 1 15 0 0 0 0 1 1
2012 24 Den 8 138 525 4 3.8 1 0 2 0 0 21 167 8.0 0 26 0 0 0 0 1 1
2013 25 Den 16 241 1038 10 4.3 5 0 0 0 0 60 548 9.1 3 74 0 0 0 0 1 0
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Knowshon Moreno Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Rec/G Yds/G YPT In20 In10 In5
2009 21 16 10.6 12.4 11.5 15 59 49 28 14 2 13 5.2 6 3 0
2010 22 Den 13 12.5 15.4 14.0 14 60 23 16 12 3 29 7.8 6 2 0
2011 23 Den 7 4.9 6.4 5.6 5 26 1 1 0 2 14 6.7 4 1 0
2012 24 Den 8 11.7 14.3 13.0 17 66 23 9 4 3 21 6.4 4 0 0
2013 25 Den 16 14.8 18.5 16.7 15 65 37 19 12 4 34 7.4 9 3 1
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Snap Count Stats

686

Offensive Snaps in 2013

Knowshon Moreno was on the field for 686 of his team's snaps on offense in 2013.

3

Special Teams Snaps in 2013

Knowshon Moreno was on the field for 3 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2013.

Year Off ST
2011 - -
2012 337 0
2013 686 3

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Knowshon Moreno 2013 Game Log
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  Snap Count Rushing Rush Distance Receiving Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Runs Red Zone Targets
Week Opp Off ST Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 @Cle
2 @Ind 44 1 13 93 2 7.2 2 0 3 14 4.7 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
3 Atl
4 @NO
5 Bal 51 0 19 93 1 4.9 0 0 5 57 11.4 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 2 2 1 0 0
6 BYE Bye Week
7 Buf 57 0 15 40 1 2.7 0 0 3 9 3.0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
8 @NE 37 0 13 43 0 3.3 0 0 6 89 14.8 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 0
9 Cin
10 @TB
11 SD 58 0 27 79 0 2.9 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0
12 Car 63 0 37 224 1 6.1 0 0 1 6 6.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 1 0 0 0
13 @NYJ 44 0 15 18 0 1.2 0 0 4 72 18.0 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 2 2 1
14 @Pit 53 0 14 78 1 5.6 2 0 6 31 5.2 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 1 3 1 0
15 NE
16 @Buf 49 0 11 76 0 6.9 1 0 2 26 13.0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
17 NYJ 0 0 6 23 0 3.8 0 0 5 41 8.2 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Knowshon Moreno  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Running Backs
Height:   5' 11"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   220 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.50 sec
GOOD
Shuttle Time:   4.27 sec
WEAK
Cone Drill:   6.84 sec
GREAT
Arm Length
Not Available
Hand Length
Not Available
Vertical Jump:   36 in
GOOD
Broad Jump:   115 in
WEAK
Bench Press:   25 reps
GREAT
Miami Dolphins Team Injury Report
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Knowshon Moreno: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Moreno's visit with the Dolphins this past Friday concluded without a contract agreement, ESPN.com reports.

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That said, Dolphins GM Dennis Hickey hasn't ruled out signing Moreno at a later date, but so far, the free-agent market for Moreno (and running backs in general) hasn't been sizzling. Meanwhile, coach John Fox indicated that the Broncos are open to Moreno returning, presumably at a team-friendly rate.
Moreno is slated to visit the Dolphins on Friday, Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.

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Moreno, who is set to become a free agent, said he would like to return to the Broncos, NBC 9 in Denver reports. "We'll see what happens in the offseason and hopefully I'm still here with the team," he said. "I'm still part of the Broncos and that's all good right now. We'll see what happens with the rest."

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Moreno is coming off the best season of his five-year career, rushing for 1,038 yards and 10 touchdowns, while also adding 548 receiving yards and three more scores. He was the No. 3 running back on the depth chart before last season but ended up starting in Week 1 due to his superior pass-blocking ability over second-year back Ronnie Hillman and rookie Montee Ball. Moreno never relinquished the spot and could draw some interest from other teams looking to bolster their backfield. That being said, he has a history of knee issues that could put a ceiling on his overall compensation in his next contract.
Moreno (back) ran five times for 17 yards and caught three passes on four targets for 20 yards in Sunday's 43-8 Super Bowl loss to the Seahawks.

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Moreno (ribs) is active for Sunday's Super Bowl.

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As expected, Moreno is available Sunday and he's in line to head the Broncos' rushing attack in the Super Bowl, in tandem with teammate Montee Ball.
Moreno (ribs) is probable for the Super Bowl.

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The late-blooming former first-round draft pick is set to head the Denver backfield against a stingy Seattle defense. Moreno's ribs may still be sore, but he's fine to play and will almost certainly get the start. He registered 37 carries and three receptions in the Broncos' first two playoff games, while Montee Ball got 22 carries and also caught three passes. Ball has a nice role in the offense, but he probably won't register double-digit carries in the Super Bowl, unless the Broncos are nursing a second-half lead.
Moreno (ribs) was a full practice participant Thursday for the second day in a row, Sports Radio KJR's Curtis Crabtree reports.

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With a pair of full practices under his belt, Moreno figures to garner a probable designation come Friday. His ribs may be a bit sore, but he'll almost certainly suit up for Sunday's Super Bowl against the dominant Seattle defense. Assuming he's anywhere near 100 percent, Moreno figures to get the start and see most of the touches out of Denver's backfield.
Moreno (ribs) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, USA Today reports.

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Moreno sustained a rib injury late in Denver's AFC Championship victory, which caused him to be limited during practice last week. However, given Wednesday's practice participation, Moreno appears to be full-go ahead of Super Bowl Sunday, when his running ability could prove instrumental in keeping a stout Seahawks defense honest.
Moreno, who suffered a rib injury in the fourth quarter of the AFC championship game, plans to play in Sunday's Super Bowl against Seattle, the Denver Post reports.

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Moreno was limited at practice last week, but when asked about his Super Bowl status Tuesday, he noted "I'll be ready to go." Once thought of as a first-round bust, the 26-year-old (selected 12th overall in 2009) is coming off a breakout season in which he ran for 1,038 yards on 241 carries and 10 TDs, while adding 60 catches for 548 yards and three receiving scores. He'll be a free agent this offseason and it's unclear how aggressively the Broncos will try to retain him.

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2012

Moreno is recovering from a torn ACL sustained in November but he's doing all that he can to return for training camp. However, the team will likely put him on the PUP list, pushing his 2012 start to Week 7. What awaits him at that time is likely a backup role behind Willis McGahee and possibly also Ronnie Hillman. Moreno has been a very disappointing player for the Broncos ever since they took him with the 12th overall pick in the 2009 draft. With plenty of competition for touches, Moreno may need to go elsewhere to try to resurrect his career.

2011

Moreno has underwhelmed since being taken with the No. 12 pick in the 2009 draft, as he’s yet to reach 1,000 yards rushing in either of his two years in the league and boasts a modest 4.0 YPC mark. Although he’s missed just three games over that span, injuries have limited him in many others, so durability is a concern. Injuries can’t totally be blamed, however, as he’s simply not a special back even when healthy. Moreno has recorded just five carries for 20-plus yards during his career and not one for 40-plus. His YPC after contact (2.5) last season tied for 36th in the NFL. Despite a new regime in Denver, the team didn’t address the running back situation in the draft, and new VP of football operations John Elway has already stated he hopes it’s Moreno’s “breakout year,” so Moreno is once again slated to be the Broncos’ feature back. If Moreno can stay healthy, he doesn’t need to be special to have plenty of fantasy value while getting consistent early down work and catching passes. One thing to look out for: a possible goal-line timeshare with newly acquired Willis McGahee.

2010

Moreno totaled 1,160 yards with nine scores during his rookie season, though that was accompanied by a paltry 3.8 YPC mark and four lost fumbles. He entered in a tough spot though, having missed some time in training camp due to a holdout and then suffering a sprained MCL in the preseason. After a strong stretch in the middle of the season, Moreno wore down, averaging just 2.7 YPC over the final four contests — not uncommon for a rookie back. Moreno isn’t flashy and doesn’t excel in any particular area, but he’s solid everywhere, including as a receiver. Coach Josh McDaniels has a history of using committees in the backfield, so Correll Buckhalter should remain in the mix. Buckhalter (5.4 YPC) was more effective than Moreno last year, but he’ll turn 32 this season and was given just three goal-line attempts compared to Moreno’s 14, tied for the 11th most in the league. Moreno should enter 2010 better prepared for a full 16-game slate and past his knee injury, and as a skilled receiver who should dominate goal-line work, could prove to be a nice value pick.

2009

Moreno totaled 1,792 yards with 18 touchdowns as a redshirt sophomore last year for Georgia with 5.6 YPC, much of the time against tough SEC defenses. He’s a complete back – a capable blocker and good receiver. He lacks tremendous speed, running a 4.62 40, but Moreno is an instinctive back whose cutback ability should fit perfectly in Denver. He rarely goes down at first contact and has the strength to be effective between the tackles. Despite glaring needs on defense, the Broncos selected Moreno with the 12th pick in the draft. There are plenty of other names on the Broncos’ RB depth chart, but none are exciting options, and it’s doubtful it would use such a high pick on someone who won’t play immediately. In fact, McDaniels has already referred to Moreno as an “every down back,” complimenting his ability in pass protection. The loss of Jay Cutler certainly hurts, but the Broncos have a good offensive line – the team got 4.8 YPC last season, the second highest in the NFL, despite deploying a below average running back crop. And even though Kyle Orton significantly downgrades the QB position, opposing defenses will still have to deal with Brandon Marshall, Eddie Royal and McDaniels’ productive offensive system, so Moreno should have ample room to run.