Moreno's career has been sidetracked by injury and streaky play since the team made him their first-round draft pick in 2009. He hasn't taken a snap since September or started a game since last season. Moreno was activated this week and coach John Fox obviously trusts him enough to replace the injured McGahee in a backfield that still promises to test defenses with Ronnie Hillman and Lance Ball.
Hillman has bloomed into a play-making threat for Denver, but the Broncos are concerned about his ability to pick up the blitz. It's not unusual for rookie backs to struggle with pass protection, but Hillman's snaps will suffer until he polishes this part of his game.
We expect Moreno to receive a generous helping of work against a Chiefs defense that ranks 25th against the run and should have its hands full stopping Manning through the air.