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Montee Ball

23-Year-Old Running Back – Denver Broncos

2013 Rush/Rec Stats

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120

Yds

559

TD

4

Yds

145

TD

0

2014 Rush/Rec Projections

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

A touchdown machine in college, the 5-10, 215-pound Ball is a physical, tackle-shedding downhill runner with decent receiving skills who averaged 4.7 YPC as a rookie last season. Now, with Knowshon Mo...

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2014 ADP:  17.67

Rank (Overall): Hidden

Rank (RB): Hidden

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Bye Week:  4

STATUS:  Probable     INJURY:  Appendix
HT: 5' 10"   WT: 215   DOB: 12/5/1990
College: Wisconsin  DRAFTED: 2nd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Montee Ball Contract Information:

Signed a four-year deal with the Broncos in June of 2013.

August 23, 2014  –  Montee Ball News

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Ball (appendix) had 13 yards on four carries and 21 yards on four receptions in Saturday's preseason game against the Texans.

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Montee Ball 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
2013 22 Den 16 120 559 4 4.7 2 1 0 0 0 20 145 7.3 0 27 0 0 0 0 3 3
2014 Proj 23 DEN Subscribe now to see our 2013 projections for Montee Ball

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Montee Ball 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
2013 22 Den 16 5.9 7.2 6.5 8 35 22 16 6 1 9 5.4 3 1 1
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Montee Ball – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Running Back

Snap Count Stats

281

Offensive Snaps in 2013

Montee Ball was on the field for 281 of his team's snaps on offense in 2013.

121

Special Teams Snaps in 2013

Montee Ball was on the field for 121 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2013.

Year Off ST
2013 281 121
Montee Ball 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 Bal 18 16 8 24 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
2 @NYG 28 10 12 14 0 1.2 0 0 2 27 13.5 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
3 Oak 17 6 11 61 0 5.5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Phi 14 6 8 24 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 @Dal 5 1 1 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
6 Jax 7 4 3 15 0 5.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 @Ind 1 20 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Was 30 3 12 38 1 3.2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 2 0 0 0
9 BYE Bye Week
10 @SD 19 5 5 20 0 4.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 KC 22 8 8 25 2 3.1 0 0 3 16 5.3 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 2 0 0
12 @NE 16 13 7 40 0 5.7 0 0 3 17 5.7 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
13 @KC 24 3 13 117 0 9.0 2 1 1 4 4.0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
14 Ten 42 7 15 77 1 5.1 0 0 3 10 3.3 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 4 2 1 1 1
15 SD 19 10 3 -1 0 -0.3 0 0 5 49 9.8 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
16 @Hou 19 9 4 32 0 8.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 @Oak 0 0 10 72 0 7.2 0 0 3 22 7.3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Playoffs SD 0 0 10 52 0 5.2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Playoffs NE 0 0 12 43 0 3.6 0 0 3 13 4.3 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Playoffs Sea 0 0 6 1 0 0.2 0 0 2 2 1.0 0 3 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 Montee Ball  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Running Backs
Height:   5' 10"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   215 lbs
AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.66 sec
WEAK
Shuttle Time:   4.40 sec
WEAK
Cone Drill:   6.88 sec
GOOD
Arm Length:   32.63 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Hand Length:   9.00 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   32 in
WEAK
Broad Jump:   118 in
AVERAGE
Bench Press:   15 reps
POOR
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Montee Ball: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Ball (appendix) is expected to make his 2014 preseason debut Saturday against the Texans, the Denver Post reports.

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Ball, who underwent an appendectomy on Aug. 4, was medically cleared for full practice participation Monday. After being initially held out of 11-on-11 team drills, Ball received reps and carries with the Broncos' first-team offense Thursday, which sets the stage for him to see some action Saturday. While it wouldn't surprise us to see him eased back into the mix Saturday, a return to action, in any capacity, would confirm that Ball is on track to be good to go for Week 1.
Ball (appendix) took part in individual drills, along with getting in some 7-on-7 work with the Broncos' starters at Wednesday's practice, ESPN.com reports.

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Ball (appendix) did not participate in Tuesday's team practice against the Texans, the Denver Post reports.

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Ball (appendix) will visit with a doctor Monday to determine whether he'll be cleared to practice this week, the Denver Post reports.

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Even if he's cleared, Ball may be held out of contact practices this week by the team's medical staff, which would almost certainly keep him from playing in the third preseason game Saturday against the Texans. With starters traditionally not playing in the final exhibition, it's possible that Ball will head into Week 1 with no game action under his belt this summer. Ronnie Hillman will continue to start in Ball's absence, with C.J. Anderson also getting some reps with the first team.
Ball (appendix) said Sunday that he could practice this week, Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports.

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Ball (appendix) is hoping to play at least one preseason game, but head coach John Fox said he may hold Ball out until the season opener, the Denver Post reports. "We will play it by ear," Fox said Saturday. "We saw him play plenty a year ago. And we saw him plenty this offseason."

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Ball is the unquestioned starter this season, although it's certainly possible he'll be limited in Week 1, if he doesn't play in the preseason at all. Ronnie Hillman has been getting a majority of the first-team snaps in Ball's absence, with Juwan Thompson and Kapri Bibbs backing him up.
Ball will undergo an appendectomy Monday but is expected to be ready to play in the Broncos' regular season opener on Sept. 7 versus the Colts, ESPN reports.

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Ball, who is slated for a huge role as the Broncos' starting running back this season, will undergo surgery as Denver prepares for their first preseason game Thursday. While the procedure could sideline Ball for the entire preseason, he's still expected to feature in Week 1. That being said, Ball's absence in preseason play could result in teammates Ronnie Hillman and C.J. Anderson being trusted with more snaps at the beginning of the regular season. On the bright side, Ball's increased familiarity with Denver's offense should allow him to return to first-team duties rather quickly once he's cleared.

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2013

A second-round pick in this year's draft, Ball piled up 3,753 rushing yards and a remarkable 61 total touchdowns in his final two years at Wisconsin. The NCAA's career leader with 83 touchdowns, Ball is a decisive, downhill runner with good vision and burst at the line of scrimmage. While he may not be the fastest or biggest back, at 5-10, 214, he is plenty shifty, knows how to follow his blocks and has the strength and toughness to absorb contact and shed tacklers. Veterans Willis McGahee and Knowshon Moreno combined for more than 1,200 yards and eight scores on 305 carries last year for the Broncos, but with McGahee released and Moreno coming off a knee injury, the lead role in the Denver backfield is Ball's for the taking. Ronnie Hillman should also provide a change of pace as the team's speed back, but Ball could own the goal-line work and already might be a better pass protector than Hillman. In a Denver offense that scored 30.1 points per game last year, there's a lot of upside here.