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Knowshon Moreno

27-Year-Old Running Back – Miami Dolphins

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Moreno set career-highs in practically every category while taking handoffs from Peyton Manning with the Broncos last year, but they let the Dolphins sign him away. The former 12th overall pick isn't ...

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2014 ADP:  111.14

Rank (Overall): Hidden

Rank (RB): Hidden

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Bye Week:  5

STATUS:  Out     INJURY:  Elbow      THU PRACTICE:   DNP
HT: 5' 11"   WT: 220   DOB: 7/16/1987
College: Georgia  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract


Knowshon Moreno Contract Information:

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

September 14, 2014  –  Knowshon Moreno News

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Moreno is expected to miss four-to-eight weeks due to a dislocated and possibly fractured elbow, The Miami Herald's Armando Salguero 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
2014 26 Mia 2 25 138 1 5.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

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
2014 26 Mia 2 9.9 9.9 9.9 13 69 6 4 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Knowshon Moreno – Playing Time Overview

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Offensive Snaps in 2014

Knowshon Moreno was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on offense in 2014.


Special Teams Snaps in 2014

Knowshon Moreno was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Off ST
2012 337 0
2013 686 3
2014 0 0
Knowshon Moreno 2014 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 NE 0 0 24 134 1 5.6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 4 1 0 0 0
2 @Buf 0 0 1 4 0 4.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 KC
4 @Oak
5 BYE Bye Week
6 GB
7 @Chi
8 @Jax
9 SD
10 @Det
11 Buf
12 @Den
13 @NYJ
14 Bal
15 @NE
16 Min
17 NYJ

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"
Weight:   220 lbs
40-Yard Dash:   4.50 sec
Shuttle Time:   4.27 sec
Cone Drill:   6.84 sec
Arm Length
Not Available
Hand Length
Not Available
Vertical Jump:   36 in
Broad Jump:   115 in
Bench Press:   25 reps

Knowshon Moreno: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Moreno suffered a dislocated elbow Sunday against the Bills, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.

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Moreno suffered an elbow injury during Sunday's game and will not return.

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Moreno immediately went back to the Dolphins' locker room, after enduring a gruesome elbow injury. With a return to Sunday's game already ruled out, expect Lamar Miller to carry the bulk of Miami's backfield duties for the remaining time against the Bills.
Moreno (shoulder) is active for Sunday’s game against the Bills.

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Moreno (shoulder) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Bills.

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While Moreno's shoulder issue limited him at practice this week, he should be good to go Sunday against the Bills, working in tandem with Lamar Miller in a timeshare that tilts in Moreno's favor at this stage.
Moreno (shoulder) remained listed as a limited practice participant Thursday, the Dolphins' official site reports.

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We would be surprised if Moreno wasn't out there Sunday against the Bills, though an official probable designation come Friday would be reassuring to his fantasy owners.
Moreno (shoulder) was listed as a limited practice participant Wednesday, the Dolphins' official site reports.

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Moreno had 24 carries for 134 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Patriots.

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Lamar Miller remains listed as the starter at running back over Moreno on the Dolphins' first official depth chart of the regular season, the team's official site reports.

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Though Miller remains listed atop the Dolphins' posted depth chart, the reports suggests that both Moreno and Miller should see considerable playing time out of the team's backfield. In any case, until something of a predictable distribution of the team's carries emerges, and that won't be revealed before Sunday's season opener against the Patriots, we'll continue to operate under the assumption that some form of timeshare will be in effect to start the season. Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald maintains that he expects Moreno to emerge as the team's top back, but such a scenario remains speculative for now, given the team's posted depth chart.
Though coach Joe Philbin has yet to say whether Moreno or Lamar Miller will start at running back for the Dolphins in advance of Week 1, Chris Perkins of the Sun Sentinel suggests that most think that Moreno will emerge as the starter, with Miller as the team's primary backup.

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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 workload (130 carries, 20 receptions) over the final six games and translated those opportunities into 665 total yards and three touchdowns. His season ended, though, with a knee injury in the playoffs, and after a subsequent arthroscopic procedure (on the same knee that suffered a torn ACL in 2011), Moreno's status for this year is uncertain. At press time, he's been limited in team minicamps, but Willis McGahee's release bodes well for Moreno winning a roster spot. Even if Moreno makes the team, second-round pick Montee Ball is the heavy favorite to be the Broncos' lead back, however.


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.


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.


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.


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.