Ronnie Hillman Fantasy News

Chargers sign RB Ronnie Hillman

Tuesday, November 22, 2016, 7:08pm

Fox Sports - [Full Article]

The San Diego Chargers added depth to their backfield by signing former Broncos and Vikings running back Ronnie Hillman.

Hillman, a former San Diego State Aztec, was released by the Vikings this week after playing in five games for them. The Chargers released WR Griff Whalen in a corresponding move.

Hillman has been in the league for five years (debuted in 2012), and crazy enough is still only 25 years old.

Fantasy Impact:

The Chargers don't have much depth behind Melvin Gordon who has seen a big workload this year but especially the last few weeks. The team talked about getting Kenneth Farrow more work but it hasn't happened. Hillman struggled in Minnesota but could provide the Chargers some depth at the position, and they should be pretty familiar with Hillman seeing him twice a year the last couple of seasons.

Vikings waive RB Ronnie Hillman

Monday, November 21, 2016, 2:08pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Ronnie Hillman wasn’t able to add anything to the worst rushing game in the league, so now he’s looking for work again.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Vikings waived the former Broncos running back.

Hillman had just 18 carries for 50 yards in five games with the Vikings, and hasn’t cracked the Jerick McKinnonMatt Asiata rotation.

Fantasy Impact:

The Vikings are last in the league at 70.0 rushing yards per game and 2.7 yards per carry and are without Adrian Peterson. Peterson could be back early next month.

Friday, November 11, 2016, 7:00pm

Vikings RB Ronnie Hillman (heel) took full practice reps all week. Hillman saw a season-high eight touches in Week 9 and was the most productive of all the Minnesota running backs.

Friday, November 11, 2016, 7:00pm

Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon (ankle) took full practice reps all week. McKinnon should be fine to play, though he’s losing touches to Matt Asiata and Ronnie Hillman.

Thursday, November 10, 2016, 6:38pm

Vikings RB Ronnie Hillman (heel) took full practice reps again Thursday. Hillman saw a season-high eight touches in Week 9 and was the most productive of all the Minnesota running backs.

Thursday, November 10, 2016, 6:38pm

Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon (ankle) took full practice reps again Thursday. McKinnon should be fine to play, though he’s losing touches to Matt Asiata and Ronnie Hillman.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 6:38pm

Vikings RB Ronnie Hillman (heel) practiced fully Wednesday. Hillman saw a season-high eight touches in Week 9 and was the most productive of all the Minnesota running backs. H

Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 6:38pm

Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon (ankle) practiced fully Wednesday. McKinnon should be fine to play, though he’s losing touches to Matt Asiata and Ronnie Hillman.

Monday, October 3, 2016, 7:31pm

Vikings Inactives
WR Jarius Wright
DT Sharrif Floyd
TE David Morgan
LB Kentrell Brothers
OG Nick Easton
RB Ronnie Hillman
OT Willie Beavers

Vikings sign RB Ronnie Hillman for depth, McKinnon to start

Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 12:28pm

Albert Breer - [Full Article]

Vikings announce they've signed Ronnie Hillman. Coach Mike Zimmer says Jerick McKinnon is now the starting tailback.

Related players: Matt Asiata

Fantasy Impact:

Hillman will likely serve as the team's third back, behind McKinnon and Matt Asiata.

Broncos let go of RB Ronnie Hillman

Saturday, September 3, 2016, 6:54pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

The biggest name among those released by the Broncos was running back Ronnie Hillman.

The Broncos re-signed Hillman this offseason, giving him $600,000 in guaranteed money on his new one-year deal.

Fantasy Impact:

This was something that was speculated for a good part of camp. Fourth-rounder Devontae Booker came on strong, and Hillman also fell behind Kapri Bibbs on the depth chart.

Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman makes case for roster spot

Sunday, August 28, 2016, 9:19am

Broncos.com - [Full Article]

The night belonged to five-year veteran Ronnie Hillman. The Broncos running back entered the game feeling the pressure to make a good impression, and he responded.

Hillman was the only back to score a touchdown Saturday night, as his seven-yard rush in the middle of the third quarter gave the Broncos comfortable separation that would last through the final whistle. He was the “Flash” to Anderson’s “Thunder” and finished the game with 45 yards on just five carries, including an electric 21-yard dash in the fourth quarter.

Fantasy Impact:

Many feel Hillman will be the odd man out and not make the team, but Hillman outperformed Kapri Bibbs and Devontae Booker on Saturday night, two guys he seems to be battling for a roster spot. Starter C.J. Anderson did perform well with 50 yards on 11 carries.

Broncos Beat: RB Ronnie Hillman appears unlikely to make roster

Monday, August 22, 2016, 9:13am

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Broncos coach Gary Kubiak said last week that running back Ronnie Hillman is in “a helluva battle” to make the 53-man roster. It appears that Hillman is losing that battle.

Mike Klis of KUSA reports that it would now be a surprise if Hillman makes the team. That’s a surprise, considering the Broncos re-signed Hillman to a one-year, $2 million contract with $600,000 guaranteed this offseason.

Fantasy Impact:

C.J. Anderson is the clear starter in Denver and fourth-round pick Devontae Booker is a lock to make the roster as well. That leaves Hillman competing with Kapri Bipps for what is likely a third and final roster spot. Bipps has played well enough in the preseason that the Broncos would likely prefer to keep him at his $525,000 base salary than Hillman at the $1.4 million remaining they’ll have to pay him if he makes the roster. Hillman should catch on somewhere if he's let go as there are several teams, like the Patriots and Redskins, who may be interested in adding a back.

Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman in camp battle

Monday, August 15, 2016, 6:22pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Running back Ronnie Hillman is facing a battle to retain his roster spot with the Denver Broncos.

Coach Gary Kubiak said Hillman would see plenty of action in Saturday’s exhibition against the San Francisco 49ers as part of the ongoing evaluation process.

“Ronnie is in a battle, a helluva battle with Kapri and Book right now,” Kubiak said. “There’s no way around that. I’m just being honest with you."

Fantasy Impact:

Hillman has appeared in 48 games with 14 starts since being drafted by the Broncos in the third round out of San Diego State in 2012. He is getting competition from rookie Devontae Booker and third-year pro Kapri Bibbs for the right to back up starter C.J. Anderson.

Ronnie Hillman in camp battle

Saturday, July 30, 2016, 10:05am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Just how big the crowd is at running back for the Denver Broncos can best be explained by the fact that the team’s leading rusher in a season that ended with a Super Bowl win -- Ronnie Hillman -- is in a battle to keep his roster spot.

While C.J. Anderson led the Broncos down the stretch and into the postseason, Hillman led the team in carries (207), rushing yards (863) and rushing touchdowns (seven). But in the things-change department, Hillman finds himself in an all-out, every-rep-matters competition to reclaim the kind of workload he had in the offense.

Fantasy Impact:

The Broncos also used a fourth-round pick in this year’s draft to bring in Devontae Booker. And at 219 pounds with vision, to go with receiving skills out of the backfield, Booker has shown enough for the Broncos to already be considering him part of the group. Add in Juwan Thompson, who can play both running back and fullback and Andy Janovich, a fullback drafted in the sixth round, and it's a big crowd.

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