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.