Broncos RB Willis McGahee Has 8 Touches vs. 49ers: Fantasy Implications

August 26, 2012; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos running back Willis McGahee (23) runs with the ball during the first quarter against the San Francisco 49ers at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-US PRESSWIRE

Denver Broncos running back Willis McGahee had a nice showing against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. We break down the fantasy implications.

Denver Broncos running back Willis McGahee rushed for 27 yards on seven carries against the normally stout San Francisco 49ers rush defense on Sunday. He also recorded one reception for 12 yards. All in all, in limited time, McGahee accumulated 39 yards in an offense that people expect to be pass-heavy.

Analysis: Willis McGahee had a strong year in 2011, and surprised a lot of people by carrying Denver's ground game. This team will not be running nearly as much as they did last season but the presence of Peyton Manning does add value to McGahee. With Manning, defenses will no longer be able to stack the box against Denver, which should open opportunities for the running backs. Willis McGahee will also have a lot of opportunities to gain all-purpose yards in this offense.

For more on Willis McGahee and the Denver Broncos, head over to Mile High Report and SB Nation Denver

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