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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 rushed 11 times for 103 yards and a touchdown in Denver's Week 4 win over the Vikings, adding a five-yard reception.
For the third time in four weeks, Hillman out-rushed C.J. Anderson. This time, we think it might finally bring about a sea change in Denver's backfield. Hillman had the play of the day in the second quarter, turning a simple outside run into a 72-yard touchdown. Hillman patiently waited for his hole to develop, and was then off to the races down the left sideline. Even if you remove his 72-yard score, Hillman would have still come within 12 yards of Anderson's rushing total. Anderson simply isn't making plays. Hillman will be a FLEX option for next week's game against the Raiders, and almost certainly check in ahead of Anderson in Rotoworld's ranks. Oct 4 - 8:08 PM

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Ronnie Hillman rushed seven times for 13 yards and a touchdown and in the Broncos' Week 3 win over the Lions.

Hillman played the majority of the first half with C.J. Anderson sidelined. He scored a one-yard touchdown before Anderson returned in the second quarter. Both Hillman and Anderson continued to struggle, and the Broncos should remain a committee going forward. Hillman is only averaging 3.1 YPC, but has been slightly more effective than Anderson (2.3 YPC).
Sep 28 - 1:21 AM

Ronnie Hillman rushed nine times for 34 yards in Denver's Week 2 win over the Chiefs.

Hillman was held without a catch on one target in the passing game. For the second straight week, Hillman was the Broncos' leading rusher, though he's averaged 3.4 and 3.7 yards per carry, respectively, in the process. Denver's offensive line isn't clearing any lanes, but Hillman is still doing more with his totes than C.J. Anderson, who has 56 yards on 24 carries (2.3 YPC). We don't think there's been a changing of the guard in Denver's backfield, but Hillman is definitely turning up the heat on Anderson. Hillman will be a low-end RB3 for next week's trip to Detroit.
Sep 18 - 12:52 AM

Ronnie Hillman rushed 12 times for 41 yards in Denver's Week 1 win over the Ravens.

That's just 3.4 yards per carry, but a full 1.0 YPC better than C.J. Anderson managed on his 12 totes. Hillman received seven carries on Denver's 19-play, game-sealing drive in the fourth quarter. Anderson got six. It's too early to declare a controversy in the backfield, but it would be accurate to say Hillman outplayed Anderson against the Ravens. With Peyton Manning off to a rocky start and the Broncos playing on a short week against the Chiefs, both backs should be in for plenty of work on Thursday. Hillman is a low-end FLEX option for Week 2.
Sep 13 - 8:03 PM

Ronnie Hillman gained 35 yards on five carries in the Broncos' third preseason game.

He added two catches for three yards. Hillman has established himself as the clear No. 2 in Denver, though he served in just a change-of-pace role with the first-team offense. Hillman will not steal enough carries from C.J. Anderson to have standalone value, but he will be a hot commodity if Anderson goes down. Hillman now has 155 yards on 21 carries (7.38 YPC) this preseason.
Aug 30 - 12:10 AM

Coach Gary Kubiak said RB Ronnie Hillman "deserves more reps."

A report on Monday called Hillman the "1B runner behind C.J. Anderson." Kubiak's statement seems to confirm Hillman has jumped the "slumping" Montee Ball on the depth chart. Anderson is still the starter in Denver, but it has become clear Hillman will have a role as a change of pace option.
Source: Denver Post
Aug 25 - 11:18 AM

9News' Mike Klis said Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman is now the "1B runner behind C.J. Anderson."

Hillman has been electric this preseason, averaging 7.5 yards on his 16 carries. The hot start has allowed Hillman to blow past Montee Ball on the depth chart, and it appears he is in a position to steal carries from Anderson as well. Hillman has struggled before when given big workloads and lacks the ideal size to be a true feature back, but he is a great change of pace option who can rip off big chunk plays. If Anderson falters, Hillman has the talent to pick up the slack.
Source: 9News
Aug 24 - 11:42 AM

Ronnie Hillman broke out for 54 yards on eight carries in Saturday's preseason game against the Texans.

That gives Hillman 120 yards on 16 carries this preseason. As good as he's looked with the ball in his hands, Hillman has been even better in pass protection, routinely laying defenders out to give Peyton Manning and Brock Osweiler more time in the pocket. He's surged past Montee Ball and is now in the driver's seat for backup carries behind starter C.J. Anderson.
Aug 22 - 11:10 PM

Coach Gary Kubiak heaped praise on Ronnie Hillman following the Broncos' preseason opener.

Hillman was Denver's most productive back, ripping off chunk plays en route to 77 total yards on nine touches. "We ran the ball really well in the first half and Ronnie had a lot to do with that," Kubiak said. "Ronnie's got that gear that maybe the other guys in our group don't have as far as getting the ball to the edge. Some of the zones we had tonight the ball needed to get to the edge, he got it there." There is no evidence of a running back controversy in Denver, but it's a reminder that Hillman is a talented all-purpose player who can produce when called upon. He could very well be a threat to Montee Ball's No. 2 rank on the depth chart.
Aug 15 - 3:42 PM

Ronnie Hillman rushed eight times for 66 yards and caught an 11-yard pass in the Broncos' preseason opener Friday night.

Hillman played behind C.J. Anderson and Montee Ball, although Hillman and Ball wound up largely rotating with the "twos." Juwan Thompson was further down the depth chart. It's a small sample in a preseason game, of course, but Hillman looked like the best Broncos back in this game, knifing through the defense for chunk yardage. He's certainly someone worth monitoring.
Aug 15 - 8:47 AM

Ronnie Hillman has been sprinkled in ahead of Montee Ball at recent Broncos training camp practices.

Whereas previous reports suggested Ball was being pushed by Juwan Thompson, it now appears Hillman is giving Ball a run for the second tailback job. C.J. Anderson is solidified as the starter. Previous speculation had Hillman picking up the offense too slowly, so he must have come on. Hillman holds a career 3.99 YPC average, but Peyton Manning trusts him on passing downs.
Aug 9 - 4:46 PM

ESPN Broncos reporter Jeff Legwold expects Ronnie Hillman to open training camp on the roster bubble.

Legwold goes so far as to predict Hillman will indeed be cut, leaving C.J. Anderson, Montee Ball, and Juwan Thompson as Denver's top-three backs. Still only 23 years old -- he turns 24 in September -- Hillman reportedly struggled to pick up Gary Kubiak's zone-blocking system at spring practices. He has a near-minimum salary and would generate a lot of interest on waivers.
Jul 24 - 1:54 PM

Ronnie Hillman rushed twice for eight yards in the Broncos' Divisional Round loss to the Colts.

He was used sparingly behind C.J. Anderson, as it should be. Hillman is a solid change-of-pace back, but the Broncos have found their featured runner of the future in Anderson. Hillman will be no more than a handcuff pick for Anderson owners in 2015 fantasy drafts, and he'll have to fend off Montee Ball and/or Juwan Thompson just for the distinction.
Jan 11 - 8:19 PM

Ronnie Hillman (foot) rushed 15 times for 56 yards and caught one pass for two yards in Sunday's Week 17 win over the Raiders.

Hillman surprising had a massive role in his first game since Week 10 -- and it wasn't just in garbage time. He got two of the game's first three carries, got key goal-line touches and ended up out-carrying C.J. Anderson 15-13. CJA was far more effective though, continuing to play at the Pro Bowl level and finding the end zone three times on the ground. Perhaps the Broncos were just trying to rest Anderson a bit, although this could be trending toward a timeshare as the No. 2 seed heads into their bye.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 09:09:00 PM

Ronnie Hillman (foot) is active for Sunday's Week 17 game against the Raiders, as expected.

Hillman finally returns from his Week 10 injury. He'll be eased in lightly as a breather back behind clear-cut feature back C.J. Anderson.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 03:07:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Peyton Manning
2Brock Osweiler
3Trevor Siemian
RB1C.J. Anderson
2Ronnie Hillman
3Juwan Thompson
GLB1C.J. Anderson
2Juwan Thompson
3RB1C.J. Anderson
2Ronnie Hillman
FB1James Casey
WR11Demaryius Thomas
2Andre Caldwell
3Bennie Fowler
WR21Emmanuel Sanders
2Jordan Norwood
3Cody Latimer
WR31Jordan Norwood
TE1Owen Daniels
2Virgil Green
3Mitchell Henry
LT1Ty Sambrailo
2Tyler Polumbus
3Michael Schofield
LG1Evan Mathis
2Max Garcia
C1Matt Paradis
2James Ferentz
RG1Louis Vasquez
2Shelley Smith
RT1Ryan Harris
K1Brandon McManus