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Ronnie Hillman | Running Back

Team: Denver Broncos
Age / DOB:  (24) / 9/14/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 195
College: San Diego State
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Ronnie Hillman had 21 carries for 102 yards and caught one pass for two yards in the Broncos' Week 11 win over the Bears.
The Broncos went run-heavy with Peyton Manning and Emmanuel Sanders sidelined. Hillman was the clear lead back over C.J. Anderson, who finished with 12 carries (14 touches). He failed to convert his red-zone chances, but it's one of Hillman's better games of the season. Hillman will remain an RB2 for Week 12. Nov 22 - 4:40 PM

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Ronnie Hillman will make his fourth straight start against the Bears.

However, C.J. Anderson will continue to get work. Hillman is getting the first weekly shot at developing the "hot hand," but CJA could earn more work if he gets cooking. With Brock Osweiler making his first career start, the Broncos figure to be more committed to the running game. Hillman is a back-end RB2.
Nov 19 - 3:35 PM

Ronnie Hillman rushed 11 times for 42 yards and a touchdown in Denver's Week 10 loss to the Chiefs, adding two receptions for nine additional yards.

Hillman was the lead back both before and after Peyton Manning's turnovers put the game out of reach for Denver, out-touching C.J. Anderson 13-2. Despite the fact that Anderson out-ran him in Weeks 8 and 9, Hillman appears to have a steady grip on No. 1 duties. He'll be on the RB2/3 borderline against the Bears in Week 11.
Nov 15 - 8:18 PM

Ronnie Hillman (thigh) is listed as probable for Week 10.

Hillman played through his injury in Week 9, but managed one yard on seven carries. His role is uncertain after getting outplayed by C.J. Anderson the last two games. Hillman is a high-risk FLEX.
Nov 13 - 6:14 PM

Ronnie Hillman (thigh) is practicing in full for Week 10.

Hillman's health isn't a concern, but his depth chart standing is once again a question after getting out-run by C.J. Anderson the past two weeks. Hillman is back to high-risk FLEX status.
Nov 12 - 5:28 PM

Ronnie Hillman (thigh) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

He'll be fine after playing through the injury Sunday against the Colts, though he managed just one rushing yard on seven carries. C.J. Anderson might have re-passed Hillman on the depth chart. It'll remain a two-back backfield.
Nov 11 - 2:27 PM

Ronnie Hillman rushed seven times for one yard Week 9 against the Colts.

Hillman was stuck on negative rushing yards deep into the second half. C.J. Anderson was more effective all day than Hillman, who may have been limited by a thigh issue. Either way, Anderson has been the better back since the bye week and could be the starter next week. This backfield has become a colossal headache, but there is enough upside to keep hold of both backs. After eight games, Hillman is on pace for 184 carries for 768 yards and eight touchdowns. He will fall short of those totals if Anderson jumps him on the depth chart.
Nov 8 - 8:20 PM

Ronnie Hillman (thigh) is officially active for Week 9 against the Colts.

Hillman showed up on the injury report with a thigh issue this week, but his status was never in any real doubt. Hillman is expected to start, but he should share time almost equally with C.J. Anderson, who is coming off his best game of the year. The Broncos' backs have a good matchup this week, but the timeshare limits both's ceiling.
Nov 8 - 2:58 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Ronnie Hillman (thigh) will suit up Sunday against the Colts.

There was never much doubt about Hillman's status, even after he showed up on the injury report midweek with a minor thigh injury. The Broncos have tabbed him as the starter, though C.J. Anderson out-gained Hillman by 51 yards last week against Green Bay. Hillman is a low-end RB2 this week while Anderson remains in the flex conversation.
Nov 8 - 8:32 AM

Coach Gary Kubiak confirmed Ronnie Hillman (questionable, thigh) "definitely will start" Sunday.

Hillman is fully expected to play despite his questionable tag. He should lead the backfield in snaps, but will continue losing work to C.J. Anderson. Hillman is Rotoworld's No. 20 running back for Week 9.
Nov 6 - 7:11 PM

Ronnie Hillman (thigh) is listed as questionable for Week 9.

Hillman injured the thigh in Thursday's practice. He was back on the field Friday, but apparently didn't look well enough for the Broncos to list him as probable. It's a situation to monitor ahead of Sunday's tilt with the Colts, whose run defense has fallen apart. C.J. Anderson would near RB1 status were Hillman inactive. Ultimately, we're still guessing Hillman plays.
Nov 6 - 2:43 PM

Ronnie Hillman (thigh) was downgraded to "limited" in Thursday's practice.

We'd typically be concerned, but the downgrade comes the same day coach Gary Kubiak said Hillman would start against the Colts. His status isn't a concern for Week 9.
Nov 5 - 5:40 PM

Broncos coach Gary Kubiak says Ronnie Hillman will start at running back for Week 9, but that he views both Hillman and C.J. Anderson as "1s."

Hillman scored two touchdowns in his first start of the season last Sunday, but Anderson out-rushed him by 41 yards on five fewer carries. That was due in part to Hillman missing a few plays with a thigh issue. We'll take Kubiak at his word that Hillman is starting, but this is a full-blown committee. CJA could easily end up the top dog. For fantasy purposes, we're treating Hillman as a mid-range RB2 and CJA as a FLEX.
Nov 5 - 3:48 PM

Ronnie Hillman rushed 19 times for 60 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday night's Week 8 win over the Packers.

Hillman started and led the backfield in snaps (38) despite missing time with a third-quarter thigh injury. He played over C.J. Anderson in red-zone situations, scoring twice inside the 15-yard line. Anderson (14/101/1) was more effective on fewer touches, but Hillman should remain the lead back. Averaging 4.5 YPC, Hillman will be an RB2 for Week 9.
Nov 2 - 12:06 AM

Ronnie Hillman left Sunday night's Week 8 game with a thigh injury.

Hillman suffered the injury in the third quarter, but returned after only one series.
Nov 1 - 10:36 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Peyton Manning
2Brock Osweiler
3Christian Ponder
4Trevor Siemian
RB1Ronnie Hillman
2C.J. Anderson
3Juwan Thompson
GLB1Ronnie Hillman
2C.J. Anderson
3RB1C.J. Anderson
2Ronnie Hillman
WR11Demaryius Thomas
2Andre Caldwell
3Bennie Fowler
WR21Emmanuel Sanders
2Jordan Norwood
3Cody Latimer
WR31Jordan Norwood
TE1Vernon Davis
2Owen Daniels
3Virgil Green
4Richard Gordon
LT1Tyler Polumbus
LG1Evan Mathis
2Max Garcia
C1Matt Paradis
2Sam Brenner
RG1Louis Vasquez
RT1Ryan Harris
2Michael Schofield
K1Brandon McManus