With Michael Pittman and Andre Hall on injured reserve and Selvin Young still battling a groin problem, rookie Ryan Torain could be in line for a lot of work in Thursday night’s game against the Browns.
In fact, Broncos coach Mike Shanahan thinks Torain could see 20 carries in the contest.
“Possibly. If he is the only guy out there, he has a good chance,” Shanahan told the Broncos official website. “I’m not sure where we are at right now with the health of those guys but I wouldn’t want to put him in that situation so quickly, being out for about three months.”
Torain, who will be one of the most popular names on the fantasy waiver wire this week, could be a very nice sleeper pick against the Browns and their 28th-ranked run defense. Consider him a low-end No. 2 fantasy back in larger formats and a worthwhile flex starter across the board.