By Eric Schmidt

If your fantasy football team is getting gutted, as many are this season, you need to pay attention as to what is happening in Denver. The Broncos are a team which is running the read-option offense and looks more like the 1982 version of the Nebraska Cornhuskers than a 2011 NFL team.

The problem is with the Broncos currently is that they are running out of running backs to put in the backfield. RB Knowshon Moreno is now done for the season with an ACL injury. Veteran RB Willis McGahee is dealing with a hamstring injury, and his status for Thursday night’s game against the New York Jets remains in limbo.

The Denver Bronocs have just announced this afternoon that Jeremiah Johnson, (not the Robert Redford movie character) has been added to the roster from the Denver practice squad. The Broncos will likely roll forward with RB Lance Ball in the lead, but if McGahee can’t roll with a bad hamstring, both Lance Ball and Johnson are going to receive a ton of carries moving forward.

Johnson, 5’10″, 205 pounds, is a University of Oregon product. Either Johnson or Ball look to be decent waiver wire pick ups before Thursday if you are in serious need of a running back.

 

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