2014 Outlook: Let's be clear: Ball didn't do enough in his rookie season to prove he's worth ranking among the top 20 running backs. In fact, he blew a golden depth-chart opportunity, allowing Knowshon Moreno to swoop in and become the No. 5 fantasy RB. The main culprit was his inadequate pass blocking, a big no-no in Peyton Manning's offense. But now that Moreno is gone, Ball will get first crack to inherit a workload that includes tons of catches, goal-line carries and garbage-time touches. He's a talented all-around player with size and short-area burst, and he should be a breakout star -- if he can learn to block for Mr. Manning.
2014 Outlook: At this point, Anderson is still all about potential. But he's worth keeping an eye on. The Broncos' backfield is paper-thin all of a sudden. With Knowshon Moreno gone and Ronnie Hillman still haunted by fumbles, it's pretty much a two-man show with Montee Ball and Anderson. A 5-foot-8, 224-pound bowling ball, Anderson has dimensions that remind us of other short/strong guys like Frank Gore and Zac Stacy. He has only seven career carries, but Anderson has spent a year learning the ins and outs of Peyton's program. That'll make him a valuable fantasy commodity if Ball doesn't pan out.