Montee Ball
Montee Ball
28-Year-Old Running BackRB
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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$Released by the Broncos in September of 2015.
RBFree Agent
February 8, 2016
Ball was charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct in connection with an alleged incident with his girlfriend last Friday morning, the Wisconsin State Journal reports.
Ball spent this past weekend in jail as a result of the confrontation, and while he avoided a potential felony on his record, routine police work in the aftermath of Friday's argument could prove to make this situation worse for the running back. During an interview with an officer, it was revealed that older bruises around her mouth were the result of Ball allegedly striking her with the back of his right hand on Feb. 1. While the initial misdemeanor has a maximum penalty of 90 days in jail, the latter equates to misdemeanor battery, which comes with a maximum jail sentence of nine months. His fate won't be known until a March 1 court date, at which point the NFL will likely make a ruling on the matter.
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5' 10"
215 lbs
40-Yard Dash
4.66 sec
Shuttle Time
4.40 sec
Cone Drill
6.88 sec
Vertical Jump
32.0 in
Broad Jump
118 in
Bench Press
15 reps
Hand Length
9.00 in
Arm Length
32.63 in
Past Fantasy Outlooks
Ball opened last season as the Broncos' starter, but wasn't particularly impressive early, and after a groin injury all but ended his season in Week 5, both C.J. Anderson and Ronnie Hillman put up better numbers. A 2013 second-round pick, Ball has three-down skills, showing good vision and patience at the line of scrimmage and solid receiving ability, but after a heavy workload in college he hasn't flashed much burst or elusiveness as a pro, and at a slightly undersized 5-10, 215, he lacks the power to grind out yards after contact consistently.
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 Moreno out of the picture, he's got perhaps the best job in football – taking handoffs from Peyton Manning as the Broncos' odds-on starter at running back. While Ball will likely cede some (certainly not all) passing-down duty to Ronnie Hillman, a more electric runner who can make big plays in space, Hillman doesn't have the frame to be an every-down back, and third-stringer C.J. Anderson isn't much of a threat. The greatest concern for Ball is, well, ball security – he fumbled three times in 140 touches last year, a very high rate that he simply can't sustain if he wants to hold down his job. Fully healthy and ready to handle the load – including goal-line duties, where he looked good in limited action last year – Ball is poised to make a major fantasy impact this time around.
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.
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RBFree Agent
February 5, 2016
Ball was arrested Friday morning for allegedly battering his girlfriend at a Madison, Wis., hotel, Wisconsin State Journal reports.
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RBFree Agent
December 15, 2015
Ball was signed to the Patriots' practice squad Tuesday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
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RBFree Agent
November 2, 2015
According to ESPN's Chris Mortensen, the Bears are thought to be considering Ball, in the wake of Matt Forte's knee injury.
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RBFree Agent
September 21, 2015
D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution suggests that with Tevin Coleman ailing, the Falcons "might as well kick the tires on Ball this week."
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RBFree Agent
September 19, 2015
Ball said he's signing with the Colts "some point soon," according to Will Peterson of Mile High Sports Magazine.
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