Montee Ball's Instant Fantasy Reaction After Week 8

Tyler BrookeSenior Analyst IIOctober 27, 2013

Oct 13, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos running back Montee Ball (28) runs with the football in the second quarter against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos defeated the Jaguars 35-19. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sport

Montee Ball had his first solid fantasy performance of the 2013 season against the Washington Redskins, but be careful if you're considering adding him to your team.

The Dnever Broncos won 45-21 over the Redskins, and Ball had a solid performance.  He ran for 37 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries.  That's good enough for nine fantasy points in ESPN's standard scoring leagues.

Before this game, Ball hadn't scored a touchdown and had put up just 139 yards while averaging 3.2 yards per carry.  

Although he had a decent game against the Redskins, he hasn't been a productive back this year, with this being his only game where he scored more than four points.

The reason Ball was able to get some more opportunities this week was because Ronnie Hillman was inactive, likely to prove a point that running backs will get sent to the bench if they fumble the ball.

Don't expect Ball to do much this year, so keep him on your bench if you have him.  Even if you're in a deeper league, I still wouldn't be starting Ball.