Denver Broncos running back Willis McGahee chewed up the Saints defense in Week 8. We breakdown the fantasy implications.
Denver Broncos running back Willis McGahee tore through the New Orleans Saints defense in Week 8. On Sunday Night Football, McGahee carried the football 23 times for 122 yards and a touchdown. On top of his rushing total, the Broncos' feature back record two catches for 33 yards.
All in all, McGahee had 150-plus all-purpose yards and a score. The tandem of Peyton Manning and Willis McGahee in the Broncos backfield has proven to be a winning combination. Their veteran prowess and collective experience has been a great asset to this offense.
Fantasy Analysis: The Broncos No. 1 back has been rock solid for the team. Though an aging veteran back, McGahee has been able to carry the load for Denver. Against the Saints, he accounted for a sizable percentage of the team's total offense. The Broncos pride themselves on a balanced offensive attack, so McGahee should continue to be a factor on game day.
Ideally, owners have McGahee as a RB2 or top-end flex option. He should continue to stay in your starting lineup as the season progresses.