Ronnie Hillman, RB Denver Broncos

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Broncos Beat: RB C.J. Anderson looking 'more comfortable' in the offense

Thursday, June 2, 2016, 12:54pm

Broncos.com - [Full Article]

RBs C.J. Anderson and Ronnie Hillman both look more comfortable in the offense than they did last year, and each is doing a better job of hitting the holes and capitalizing on them when they form.

Two of Anderson's best runs Wednesday came late in practice. On the first one, Anderson read the blocking and exploded to daylight created by Max Garcia and Michael Schofield on the left side.

Seven snaps later, Anderson took a shotgun handoff from Siemian and saw a seam created by Garcia and James Ferentz. He burst through it for what would have been a substantial gain in game conditions.

Fantasy Impact:

Anderson wasn’t fully healthy heading into the season and struggled at the onset, averaging just 2.69 YPC on 11.4 rushing attempts through the first six weeks of the season. He turned it around in a big way after the Week 7 bye, however, racking up an average of 64.5 yards on 11.6 carries (5.57 YPC) and 0.58 TD over his final 12 games, including the playoffs. Those are mid-level RB1 numbers in standard formats and low-end RB1 numbers in PPR. Moreover, the Broncos committed to Anderson down the stretch, feeding him 15.6 carries over the final five games. In that span, he averaged 13.7 fantasy points in standard (and 15.9 FP in PPR). Those averages would have been good enough to finish #3 in both formats. Even though he finished strong, playoff numbers don’t count for fantasy, so the fact remains that Anderson burned his owners in 2015. As a result, his ADP is likely to remain depressed heading into 2016 fantasy drafts.

2016 Strength of Schedule - DEN
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
8
CAR
25
IND
16
@CIN
7
@TB
28
ATL
29
@SD
15
HOU
29
SD
12
@OAK
31
@NO
BYE3
KC
24
@JAX
11
@TEN
9
NE
3
@KC
12
OAK

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2015 Game Stats
WeekOppRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPRRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPCSnaps%
1BAL1241003.420000-17/7722.08%
2KC934003.780001-31/7342.47%
3DET713101.8613013.0024/6536.92%
4MIN11103109.3615015.0025/5743.86%
5OAK721003.0015025.0021/5836.21%
6CLE20111005.5534051.3344/8452.38%
7BYE------------
8GB1960203.161-502-5.0038/6756.72%
9IND71000.140000-24/5246.15%
10KC1142103.8229044.5034/7247.22%
11CHI21102004.8612012.0038/6955.07%
12NE1459104.2110010.0027/7934.18%
13SD1956002.950001-39/6956.52%
14OAK1220001.67741095.8655/8068.75%
15PIT1448013.430000-39/7750.65%
16CIN935003.89437049.2533/6550.77%
17SD15117107.80210035.0036/6654.55%
Per game12.9453.940.440.063.931.506.9402.192.2532.81/69.3847.16%
Totals207863714.17241110354.63525/111047.16%

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