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RB Ronnie Hillman - Denver Broncos

5-9, 200Born: 9-14-1991College: San Diego StateDrafted: Round 3

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Summary

Ronnie Hillman was thrust into the starting lineup last year after Montee Ball went down with a groin injury in Week 5 against the Arizona Cardinals. He responded by posting two 100-yard rushing performances in four starts. In the two contests where he didn't rush for 100 yards, Hillman scored four touchdowns. He was an effective starter for the Broncos fast-paced offense until he went down with his own injury in Week 10 against the Oakland Raiders. Hillman then watched as C.J. Anderson led the league in rushing over the final six weeks of the season. This season, Hillman is a bit of an odd fit for the balanced rushing attack and zone-blocking system the Broncos will employ under new head coach Gary Kubiak. Patience and decisiveness are the primary attributes running backs need in such a system, and neither one of those traits can be declared as strengths for Hillman. He's the fastest back on the roster, and Denver could certainly use him as a change-of-pace back behind Anderson. Hillman will compete with Montee Ball to be the team's number two back in 2015. (May 17)

FBG Staff Rankings

RB Redraft - 75, 50
RB Redraft PPR - 72, 48
RB Dynasty - 70, 44, 63, 66, 69, 69

Stats and Projections

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2012 DEN 14 84 327 1 16 10 62 0
2013 DEN 9 55 218 1 14 12 119 0 1
2014 DEN 8 106 434 3 34 21 139 1
2015 PROJ-Dodds 16 70 * * 20 * * *
2015 PROJ-Henry 16 45 * * 7 * * *
2015 PROJ-Wood 16 60 * * 12 * * *
2015 PROJ-Tremblay 16 97 * * 17 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 234
RB: 71
Overall-PPR: 210
RB-PPR: 67

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Latest News

Broncos | Hillman no lock on a roster spot (Thu Jul 16, 09:38 PM) - Andrew Mason, from DenverBroncos.com, reports that fourth-year running back Ronnie Hillman has to find some footing on the roster. With C.J. Anderson and Montee Ball leading the way, Juwan Thompson providing a power gear and last-year's practice-squad runner, Kapri Bibbs, showing flashes of brilliance in OTAs, he's in the thick of a crowded field and by no means has a lock on a roster spot.

Our View: This year is a make-or-break season for Hillman with the Broncos. He looked good (briefly) starting for the Broncos before getting hurt last year. Hillman may not be higher than fourth on the depth chart at this time. With Bibbs standing out in OTAs and minicamp, Hillman could be on the outside looking in when the final roster is determined.
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2015 Schedule

1vs Baltimore Ravens
2@ Kansas City Chiefs
3@ Detroit Lions
4vs Minnesota Vikings
5@ Oakland Raiders
6@ Cleveland Browns
7--- BYE WEEK ---
8vs Green Bay Packers
9@ Indianapolis Colts
10vs Kansas City Chiefs
11@ Chicago Bears
12vs New England Patriots
13@ San Diego Chargers
14vs Oakland Raiders
15@ Pittsburgh Steelers
16vs Cincinnati Bengals
17vs San Diego Chargers