Willis McGahee Looks Like A Featured Back: Fantasy Implications

DENVER, CO - AUGUST 26: Running back Willis McGahee #23 of the Denver Broncos is upended by safety Dashon Goldson #38 of the San Francisco 49ers as linebacker Larry Grant #54 gives chase during the first quarter of a pre-season game at Sports Authority Field Field at Mile High on August 26, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Willis McGahee looked good on Sunday. We break down the fantasy implications.

Willis McGahee had some pep in his step in Sunday's game that yielded seven carries for 27 yards and one catch for 14 yards.

Analysis: The 30-year-old Hurricane looked like he should have been sporting his old stylish visor from The U. He hit the hole extremely quick and did a fantastic job of running through it at the correct angle.The Broncos kept him between the tackles quite a bit, which should change once offensive coordinator Mike McCoy utilizes the stretch play that Peyton Manning made famous. While everyone will be talking about Eric Decker, it's not really hard to make a case that McGahee looked that good on Sunday. While he probably won't get more than 15 touches per game, he should have plenty of fantasy value with the goal-line touches and being equipped with one of the better fantasy schedules around for backs. His strong outing removes Ronnie Hillman and Knowshon Moreno from the sleeper discussion.

For more on the Broncos, check out SB Nation Denver and Mile High Report.

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