Willis McGahee's Workload To Be Significantly Reduced: Fantasy Implications

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 09: Running back Willis McGahee #23 of the Denver Broncos makes a reception for a two point conversion as free safety Ryan Mundy #29 of the Pittsburgh Steelers defends in the fourth quarter at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on September 9, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

The Broncos will be putting a much lighter workload on Willis McGahee this year. We break down the fantasy implications.

Denver Broncos WB Willis McGahee's days as a workhorse back may be ending. According to Andrew Mason of the Sporting News, the Broncos will be significantly reducing his workload, rotating in Knowshon Moreno more. McGahee still had 16 carries on Sunday night against the Steelers, but he played in 69% of the team's snaps and got subbed in for Moreno at the goal line, who scored the team's only rushing touchdown.

Fantasy Impact: McGahee is still a decent RB2 option this season, but it's worth watching to see how much his workload is reduced. For now, don't project Moreno for anything more than the blitz pickup on passing downs, but if he continues to siphon red zone carries like he did Sunday night, he may suddenly be a useful handcuff.

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