The Denver Broncos gave rookie running back Montee Ball some quality touches at the beginning of this season, for a firstyear player. Although Ball failed to perform consistently early on, the tough back definitely exhibited potential and some flashes of brilliance. Since the season has progressed, the Broncos have realized how effective Ball can actually perform if used in the proper manner, and is now beginning to thrive. The Wisconsin-product drafted 58th overall in the 2013 NFL Draft has some impeccable field vision to create big plays while having immense power and determination to find the endzone in short yard situations.
This rising young running back only stands at 5′ 10″, 215 pounds but is quite an explosive force on the football field whom will only continue to improve. In Denver’s previous three contests Montee Ball has received more confidence from the Broncos, making a combined 25 rushing attempts for 83 rushing yards and three touchdowns. Those stats may not seem very impressive at first, however, it is the most productive he has played during a three game period this season and managed to score a triplet of TDs in limited touches. Now that Ball has gained some competitive professional experience you can expect the Broncos to provide the skilled back with increased responsibility. The more productive Ball can be, the easier it will be for quarterback Peyton Manning to continue dominating defenses. This is because Ball adds yet another weapon to the Broncos offense which creates extended headaches for opponents who already struggle with Manning-led teams.
The fantasy value of Ball will continue to rise due to his ability to score touchdowns and the faith that the Denver Broncos are beginning to express in regards to the rookie running back. It seems as if Denver is establishing Ball as their primary goaline back. If that is indeed the case than the 22-year-old rookie may be one of the most valuable fantasy running backs from here on out. Not only will Monte Ball begin to become a more dominant force on the ground, but there is a favorable chance that he will also be targeted more often during passing situations.
In terms of fantasy football, Montee Ball is a running back who could very well save your season and maybe even boost your squad to a championship run. Ball is currently owned by 37% of Yahoo! fantasy football owners, meanwhile, a whopping 72.6% of ESPN fantasy teams own the emerging young back. Depending on the fantasy football platform in which you currently use, Ball should be a fairly easy pickup. If he is unfortunately unavailable than you may want to consider making a trade for Ball if you have unwanted players at your disposal.
Between the inconsistencies and continuous injuries to star players, there is a severe need for a productive running back on your fantasy roster. Even if you have comfortably with your current starting RBs, Montee Ball would make a great backup just in case complications are experienced in the final weeks of the season or during playoff time. Ball has the potential to average at least one touchdown per game for the remainder of the year which could transform the dynamic of your fantasy roster.