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Ronnie Hillman to start; still committee in Denver

Sunday, September 1, 2013, 8:59am

denverbroncos.com - [Full Article]

At running back for the Broncos, Ronnie Hillman gets the starting nod ahead of Montee Ball, then Knowshon Moreno, Jacob Hester and C.J. Anderson.

Hillman led the team in rushing yards during the preseason.

"I would say that the group as a whole is about as good a group as you want," Offensive Coordinator Adam Gase said of the running backs last Tuesday. "We've pretty much said, ‘Hey, this is going to be a by committee-type backfield.’ We’ve never shied away from that and right now those three guys (Hillman, Ball and Moreno) have done a good job of handling the workload."

Fantasy Impact:

The starter may not mean a whole lot for Denver, though, and this looks like it will be a full-on committee - at least to start the season. Hillman's had some fumbling issues and Ball some problems pass protecting. Ball probably has the most potential and we rank him the highest of the Denver backs at just 31st. His ADP, however, has been the sixth round which, right now, is a little too early compared to those around him, like Chris Ivory and Rashard Mendenhall.