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Knowshon Moreno Injury Opens Fantasy Door for Laurence Maroney

My cousin Knowshon Moreno became an LBS favorite during his college career at Georgia for some spectacular plays he made (check em out if you haven’t seen them). Unfortunately, since leaving school early and being drafted in the first round last year, things haven’t worked out too well for Moreno as a pro.

Moreno started off last season entering camp late because of contract negotiations. Once in camp, he promptly sprained his knee which weakened his ability the first few weeks of the season. This off-season, he partially tore his hamstring, though the injury did not seem to bother him the first two games of the year. On Friday, Moreno hurt his other hamstring with a partial pull.

Moreno has already been ruled out for Sunday’s Broncos/Colts game. The shocker here is that a week after acquiring Laurence Maroney from the Patriots, the former Golden Gopher will likely be toting the rock for the orange and blue. Pats fans were always disappointed with Maroney for a number of reasons.

Entering this season, Maroney was on the hot seat because of fumbling issues he had last year. Then he hurt his groin which buried him further down the depth chart. Throughout his career, ribs, groin, and knee problems have bothered Maroney. The entire 2008 season was a disaster when Boney was placed on injured reserve early in the year because of shoulder injury. Clearly the man has had health issues, but for some reason I still believe he can be a decent back.

In Denver’s offense, they pass the ball so I wouldn’t expect any 100-yard games for Maroney, but he’s competent enough to get 80 combined yards and a score. Hopefully he can live up to the price Denver paid to get him (a 4th round pick). He has a good chance to perform against a weak Colts run defense on Sunday.


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