Fanball wrote:The News
Broncos fullback Mike Anderson, who requested an outright release last week, agreed to restructure his contract to help the Broncos increase their salary-cap flexibility. His change of heart likely has everything to do with the departure of running back Clinton Portis. Anderson shifted to fullback in order to allow Portis to occupy the featured-back role, but teammate Rod Smith told the Denver Post on Wednesday that Anderson would welcome a move back to tailback. In 2000, he captured the Offensive Rookie of the Year Award when he rushed for 1,500 yards and 15 touchdowns in place of an injured Terrell Davis.
With Portis nursing a shoulder injury late in the season, the Broncos turned to Anderson and rookie running back Quentin Griffin. Because Griffin rolled for 136 yards against the Colts in week 15, many believe he is the frontrunner for the job. However, at 5'7", there are questions about how well suited Griffin is for a full season of pounding. Anderson has of course shown the ability in the past, and head coach Mike Shanahan also knows a thing or two about drafting running backs. Because the Denver offensive line and scheme churns out quality fantasy backs like no other team in the league, fantasy owners must keep a close eye on the backfield in training camps this offseason.
Fantasy wise, this is turning into a mess. Now just watch Shanahan draft a rookie RB to further cloud the situation.