Week 9 Fantasy Football Projections: Knowshon Moreno over Willis McGahee

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Week 9 Fantasy Football Projections: Knowshon Moreno over Willis McGahee
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Entering his third year, running back Knowshon Moreno was consistently ranked as a top-20 RB in preseason fantasy cheat sheets. When news broke out that new coach John Fox was searching for a back to complement Moreno, many were hesitant to draft him, figuring that the team would acquire a big-name star, such as DeAngelo Williams. Ultimately, they signed 30-year-old Willis McGahee, and drafters once again felt good about drafting Moreno as an RB2, despite the possibility of a TD vulture here or there.

Moreno entered the year with an injured hamstring, and amassed only 67 yards in a loss against Oakland. The next week, McGahee took over and recorded over 100 yards in his first start. Since then, he's had two other 100-yard games and has been utilized heavily near the endzone, as well as in between the twenties. Moreno? Not so much.

Following a McGahee injury in Week 7, however, a few things have changed.

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