Broncos RB Willis McGahee on track to face Raiders
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Broncos RB Willis McGahee on track to face Raiders

Broncos running back Willis McGahee's best game last season came against the Raiders as he gained 163 with two touchdowns. For all intents and purposes, it looks like he'll have his chance to punish them again this week. McGahee missed most of the second half of last week's loss to the Texans with a rib injury, but he was able to practice Wednesday and Thursday -- he practiced fully on the latter day -- and "appears to be on track" to play Sunday, according to the Denver Post.

Fantasy Analysis:

A full practice on a Thursday indicates that McGahee is feeling pretty, pretty, pretty good. Lance Ball @LanceBall35 and Ronnie Hillman @MrHillman2U were semi-popular pickups this week, but it looks like McGahee will take on a normal amount of work this week. The only question seems to be if he will wear extra padding to protect his ribs. He's a fine RB2 in a plus matchup at home.

Denver Post

9 Comments | Add Yours

Would you start him ahead of Tashard Choice (assuming Jackson is out)?

Posted by:
Jesse3581 09/28/12 07:08 AM

oh, hell yeah .....

Posted by:
barrysleague 09/28/12 01:22 PM Writer


But that decision will become much easier when Jackson is active Sunday.

Posted by:
Brian Murphy 09/28/12 07:08 PM

Is Mcgahee worth a start over Bowe or M Bush as a flex?

Posted by:
novak007 09/28/12 09:25 PM

Got a mash up of RB's. Could use some advice.

Cedric Benson, McGahee, DeMarco Murray, and Mikel Leshoure. I can roll with all 4 and sit Brandon LaFell and Greg Olsen or sub one of those guys in for one of them. Thoughts?

Posted by:
killerangels 09/29/12 11:35 AM

you guys should really indicate what type of scoring system you use - specifically, is it a PPR league??

Posted by:
barrysleague 09/29/12 12:28 PM

killer: id run all 4 rb's - decent stable you got there! I dont like Patti LaBell or Olsen vs ATL...

Posted by:
barrysleague 09/29/12 12:32 PM

novak: Id go with McGahee, unless its PPR, then its Bowe...

Posted by:
barrysleague 09/29/12 12:32 PM Writer

I agree with Barry's choices. Bush might start, but that game isn't until Monday night, and we don't know for sure if Forte is going to play. If he does, Bush takes a big drop. So I wouldn;t consider him. Then, yeah, McGahee in standard, Bowe in a PPR. Both are banged up, both will play, both have good matchups.

Definitely going with all four of those RBs if they all play. If Leshoure is inactive tomorrow morning, replace him with LaFell.

Posted by:
Brian Murphy 09/29/12 01:39 PM

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I have played fantasy sports since 2001. I've played mostly in fantasy football and baseball leagues. I wrote for FFToolbox from 2002-2005 and re-joined in 2009.

I was an undergraduate from the University of Central Florida, and a master's graduate from Cal State University, Northridge specializing in journalism/mass communication. I make my home in Long Beach, Calif.

While I grew up in California, my favorite football team has always been the New York Giants.

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