National Football League
Name  Correll Buckhalter
Born  10/6/1978
Height  6-0
Weight  223
College  Nebraska
Description: Buckhalter caught five balls for 38 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win at Tennessee. That gives him 11 catches in the past two games.
Insight: Buckhalter has proved to be the better PPR option over Laurence Maroney. With more carries, he might even be a starting option. Of course, the lack of rushing with Knowshon Moreno out should make it easy for the young back to take back over. (
9/27/2010 10:05:00 AM
Description: Buckhalter carried just four times on Sunday in Knowshon Moreno's absence but did catch six passes to tie for second on the team.
Insight: Buckhalter was mainly the third-down back, which was disheartening for his fantasy value. No Denver back is all that intriguing beyond Moreno right now. (
8/18/2010 7:08:00 PM
Description: Correll Buckhalter (back) is unlikely to play in the Broncos' second preseason game Saturday.
Insight: Injuries have held Buckhalter back his whole career. Keep an eye on him to see if he?s ready to go to start the season. (
8/12/2010 1:36:00 PM
Description: There is belief that the Broncos didn't just sign RB Justin Fargas and RB LenDale White solely as camp bodies. SOURCE: DENVER POST
Insight: The news doesn't affect Knowshon Moreno, but it does bring into question the team's confidence in Correll Buckhalter and his inability to stay healthy. White could be the odd-man out with a four-game suspension, but it seems hard to believe Fargas would actually get a shot at the backup spot so late.
4/4/2010 2:09:00 PM
Description: Correll Buckhalter is still feeling lingering effects from his December right ankle sprain.
Insight: Buckhalter's fragility has kept him from carving out a regular role for himself at the NFL level. He has minimal value as Knowshon Moreno's backup. (
1/7/2010 8:25:00 AM
Description: Buckhalter rushed six times for 18 yards and caught two passes for three yards on Sunday against the Chiefs.
Insight: Buckhalter saw limited touches to end the season as the Broncos started to give Moreno more touches. Buckhalter will once again back up Moreno next season in Denver. (
12/28/2009 10:45:00 PM
Description: Buckhalter rushed five times for 42 yards and caught two passes for 12 yards against the Eagles on Sunday.
Insight: Buckhalter had a decent game against his former team but he still has limited fantasy value as he is just not seeing a large number of touches. (
12/26/2009 11:19:00 AM
Description: Buckhalter (ankle) is listed as probable for this week's game against Philadelphia.
Insight: He was limited in practice on Friday and should be able to play. However, you shouldn't expect all that much from him as he's still hurting and losing the majority of the workload to Knowshon Moreno. (
12/19/2009 11:01:00 AM
Description: Buckhalter (ankle) is listed as doubtful for this week's game.
Insight: As he may have a high ankle sprain, don't expect to see Buckhalter any time soon. He is safe to drop in most leagues. (
12/7/2009 12:54:00 AM
Description: Buckhalter rushed 12 times for a season-high 113 yards and caught three passes for 15 yards on Sunday against the Chiefs.
Insight: Buckhalter topped 100-yards for the second time this season and took advantage of a great matchup against the Chiefs. (
11/10/2009 8:59:00 AM
Description: Buckhalter rushed nine times for 24 yards and caught two passes for five yards against the Steelers on Monday night.
Insight: Buckahlter had more carries than Knowshon Moreno but the Steelers' tough run defense made the Broncos throw more than they usually do. (
10/20/2009 8:36:00 AM
Description: Buckhalter rushed ten times for 46 yards and also had four catches for 29 yards against the Chargers on Monday.
Insight: Buckhalter, who missed last week's game due to an ankle injury, did not show any signs that the injury was still an issue. He outgained rookie Knowshon Moreno and expect a timeshare to continue going forward. (
Out10/8/2009 12:36:00 AM
Description: Buckhalter did not practice on Wednesday, according to the Denver Post.
Insight: Buckhalter is expected to be out the next 1-2 weeks and Knowshon Moreno will now receive the majority of the carries against the Patriots on Sunday. (
Out10/7/2009 12:01:00 AM
Description: Buckhalter is expected to miss at least one or two wees due to a high ankle sprain.
Insight: Buckhalter has played well so far this season and is still likely to be a big part of the offense when he returns from the injury. (
8/2/2009 11:11:00 AM
Description: Buckhalter is getting a decent amount of work early in camp, with first-round pick Knowshon Moreno holding out through two days.
Insight: Buckhalter has always been a complementary back, and it's tough to imagine he will become much more this year in a crowded Broncos backfield. Don't look at him as any more than a late-round handcuff possibility. (
6/14/2009 11:40:00 PM
Description: Buckhalter has been getting first-team reps in the team's weekend minicamp, according to the Denver Post.
Insight: Look for Knowshon Moreno to grab the top job in Denver, which could leave Buckhalter to play much the same role he did in Philly. That role would likely provide even less fantasy value with the Broncos, though, where LaMont Jordan has a history with head coach Josh McDaniels. (
Cold4/25/2009 6:40:00 PM
Description: Buckhalter watched his chances to start for the Broncos crash Saturday when the team drafted Knowshon Moreno 12th overall.
Insight: You really can't draft Buckhalter before the very late rounds at this point. (
3/24/2009 6:05:00 PM
Description: reports that the man accused of dealing drugs in Philadelphia who implicated Buckhalter as a buyer has formally apologized and said he was coerced into naming Buckhalter.
Insight: This story had a ways to go to affect Buckhalter's playing time in 2009, but this step certainly can't hurt. Unless some other development occurs, this episode should have zero impact on fantasy ratings for Buckhalter in 2009. (
3/18/2009 4:36:00 PM
Description: The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that the prosecutor in a case against an alleged drug dealer named Buckhalter as one of the defendant's alleged customers.
Insight: In case you're wondering, it's never good news when a running back you just signed is mentioned as a buyer of illegal drugs. It's far too early to determine whether this will impact Buckhalter's playing time at all. Of course, it's also far too early to know just how the Broncos plan to split that playing time among the 28 running backs on its roster. (
12/7/2008 12:56:00 PM
Description: As expected, Correll Buckhalter is inactive today. He shouldn't have been a fantasy option anyway, but his absence should only leave more touches for Brian Westbrook -- who is in the lineup. (