RB Jacob Hester - Denver Broncos
|5-10, 226||Born: 5-8-1985||College: LSU||Drafted: Round 3|
Preseason player page
Week 12: vs Miami Dolphins
Mark and Joe say: Tough matchup. Denver only attempted 10 rushes last week while being surprised by the Rams' attack (and in the unfamiliar position of being in chase mode behind in a game for once) - what we saw was C.J. Anderson handling nine of the ten carries (9/29/0) and eight receptions for 86 yards, while Montee Ball saw a couple of opportunities but quickly aggravated his groin injury - Ball is expected to be out 2-3 more weeks due to his latest groin woes. Anderson is going to be the lead back for the Broncos during the stretch run into the playoffs, as Ronnie Hillman is also out for more weeks due to his injured foot. Juwan Thompson will mix in during games when there are more than 10 carries executed by the offense.
The Miami rush D is pretty stout this season, averaging just 94.5 yards allowed per game, with a mere four rushing scores given up to date (tied for second-least rushing TDs given up this season). Buffalo managed 19/54/0 rushing at Miami last week; Detroit had 19/63/0 rushing against them two weeks ago.
This is a tough matchup for the Denver backup running backs.
Denver Broncos Team Links
Depth Chart Season Stats Targets Red Zone Game Logs