Ronnie Hillman Fantasy News

Thursday, October 30, 2014, 6:15pm

Broncos RB Montee Ball (groin) missed practice again Thursday. It looks like Ball will miss another week, but we’ll continue to monitor his progress. Ronnie Hillman is a strong play against a Patriots defense that has struggled against running backs this season.

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Thursday, October 30, 2014, 6:15pm

Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman (shoulder) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Hillman is supposed to see his normal workload in Week 9. Consider him a low-end RB1 in a nice matchup with the Patriots.

Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman injures shoulder in Wednesday practice, expects to play vs. Patriots

Thursday, October 30, 2014, 11:53am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman was limited in Wednesday's practice with a shoulder injury he suffered during the workout. However, later Wednesday afternoon, Hillman said he expected to practice Thursday and remained on track to again be the team's lead option at running back Sunday against the New England Patriots in Gillette Stadium.

"I just landed on it funny, it'll be all right," Hillman said following Wednesday's practice.

Asked if he had any concern he wouldn't be able to play in the showdown with the Patriots, Hillman said:

"No, I'm not, I'll be at practice (Thursday). So, I mean, I plan on being at practice (Thursday). I don't know what they're talking about. But I'll be fine. It's nothing that I can't deal with."

Fantasy Impact:

We'll monitor his practice activity this week, but antsy owners may want to pick up Juwan Thompson, who would see an increased role if Hillman's situation deteriorates.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 6:48pm

Broncos RB Montee Ball (groin) did not practice Wednesday. It looks like Ball will miss another week, but we’ll continue to monitor his progress. Ronnie Hillman is a strong play against a Patriots defense that has struggled against running backs this season.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 6:48pm

Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman (shoulder) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Hillman should be fine to face a shaky Patriots rush defense in Week 9.

Broncos Beat: Ronnie Hillman has the hot hand

Saturday, October 25, 2014, 1:29pm

DenverBroncos.com - [Full Article]

Denver's RB Juwan Thompson brings power, short-yardage potential and blocking ability. But Ronnie Hillman is playing too well to be de-emphasized -- not only as a runner, but in pass protection and ball security (one fumble in 86 touches this season). You might see more from Thompson, Montee Ball and C.J. Anderson, but for the moment, Hillman has the hot hand.

Fantasy Impact:

We've been hearing even when Ball comes back he may not have RB1 opportunities again this year because of his injuries. That could be especially true with Hillman playing as well as he is and Thompson a nice compliment as a power and short yardage back. This article said that despite Thompson's two TDs, the team likes the way Hillman is playing in all aspects of the game.

Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman making his case to be the starter

Friday, October 24, 2014, 9:25am

Denver Post - [Full Article]

Based on what Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman has done over the past four games — most notably his 109 yards on 20 carries Thursday — Denver coach John Fox may be hard-pressed to put Ball back in the starting lineup. Not only has Hillman been able to hang onto the football, he may just hang onto his job.

"You can see he's getting comfortable," Fox said. "The more you do it, the better you're going to get at it. And I think the more reps we give him and keep him on the field and kind of do the plays to his advantage which we're trying to do — he'll keep having success."

For the first time in his career Thursday, Hillman ran out the Broncos' tunnel — a tradition reserved for the team's starters. Based on what he's been doing, we may see a lot more of that of that to come.

Fantasy Impact:

Hillman has racked up 347 yards on 73 carries for a 4.75 YPC in the last four games. He looks quick, decisive and continues to run hard. Most importantly, he hasn't put the ball on the ground, which has been his issue in the past. Montee Ball wasn't exactly bad through the first three and a half games, but he had a couple of tough matchups and the line wasn't blocking very well at that point in the season. Our guess is that Hillman continues to run as the starter with Ball taking over the short yardage role currently occupied by Juwan Thompson. If Hillman's fumbling problems resurface, Ball could get another crack at the starting job this season.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 6:13pm

Broncos RB Montee Ball (groin, out) did not practice Wednesday. Ronnie Hillman is expected to get another start, and may continue to start even when Ball returns.

Broncos Beat: Montee Ball's injuries could keep him from RB1 job

Saturday, October 18, 2014, 3:26pm

Denver Post - [Full Article]

Bronco's RB Montee Ball wasn't quite recovered from his appendectomy and now his groin strain means it will make it difficult for him to regain his featured-back role this year.

But it's possible for the Broncos to have a solid running game with Ronnie Hillman, Juwan Thompson and C.J. Anderson. Maybe not great. But the great part of this offense is taken care of.

Fantasy Impact:

It looks like Hillman will get his chances as the RB1, but the mailbag also talked about Thompson and how impressive he's looked. This obviously isn't good news for Ball owners who invested a lot in him this year. If you can afford to hold on to him, and hope Hillman and company don't light it up in the running game, it's possible we haven't heard the last from Ball. But the author doesn't seem optimistic on him recovering from the injuries enough to carry a big workload.

Friday, October 17, 2014, 6:20pm

Broncos RB Montee Ball (groin, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 7. Ronnie Hillman will once again be the lead back in Week 7. He has a tough matchup against the 49ers.

Friday, October 17, 2014, 6:20pm

Broncos RB Juwan Thompson (knee, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 7. Thompson should be fine to serve as Ronnie Hillman’s backup in Week 7.

Thursday, October 16, 2014, 6:18pm

Broncos RB Montee Ball (groin) missed practice again Thursday. Ronnie Hillman will once again be the lead back in Week 7. He has a tough matchup against the 49ers.

Thursday, October 16, 2014, 6:18pm

Broncos RB Juwan Thompson (knee) returned to full practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday. Thompson should be fine to serve as Ronnie Hillman’s backup in Week 7.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 6:35pm

Broncos RB Montee Ball (groin) did not practice Wednesday. Ronnie Hillman will once again be the lead back in Week 7. He has a tough matchup against the 49ers.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 6:35pm

Broncos RB Juwan Thompson (knee) did not practice Wednesday. Thompson was the primary backup to Ronnie Hillman. We’ll monitor his progress this week.