Willis McGahee Carries 16 Times vs. Steelers: Fantasy Implications

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 9: Quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos hands the ball off to running back Willis McGahee #23 during the first quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Sports Authority Field Field at Mile High on September 9, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Denver Broncos running back Willis McGahee carried 16 times vs. Pittsburgh in Week 1. We breakdown the fantasy implications.

The Denver Broncos faced off against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday Night Football, where DEN running back Willis McGahee carried 16 times for 64 yards. McGahee did not find the end zone Sunday night against the Steelers, but looked good running nonetheless.

Fantasy Analysis: The Denver Broncos offense is in a rebuilding mode, primarily focusing the system around what Peyton Manning does best. McGahee can be a productive back and his opportunities may open up as the season progresses. Having Manning ups McGahee's value because defenses will be on their heels ready for the pass. Going forward, McGahee can provide a solid flex option who may see scoring opportunities in this revamped offense.

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