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RB Ronnie Hillman - Denver Broncos

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

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He is listed as out on this week's official injury report.

News you need to know

From Mark Wimer's Monday injury report (Mon Nov 17): Hillman didn't practice last week due to his injured foot, and he was inactive on Sunday after being listed as out on Friday.

From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Nov 17): Hillman's return timeframe keeps getting longer. Now it might be six weeks, which puts it possibly out of the fantasy season. He's not worth holding except in dynasty leagues.

General News (Fri Nov 21): is out for this week's game.

General News (Thu Nov 20): did not practice on Thursday.

General News (Wed Nov 19): did not practice on Wednesday.

General News (Tue Nov 18): is expected to miss another game in Week 12. There are rumblings that Hillman might miss as many as six weeks with this midfoot sprain.

Week 12: vs Miami Dolphins

Mark and Joe say: Tough matchup. Denver only attempted 10 rushes last week while being surprised by the Rams' attack (and in the unfamiliar position of being in chase mode behind in a game for once) - what we saw was C.J. Anderson handling nine of the ten carries (9/29/0) and eight receptions for 86 yards, while Montee Ball saw a couple of opportunities but quickly aggravated his groin injury - Ball is expected to be out 2-3 more weeks due to his latest groin woes. Anderson is going to be the lead back for the Broncos during the stretch run into the playoffs, as Ronnie Hillman is also out for more weeks due to his injured foot. Juwan Thompson will mix in during games when there are more than 10 carries executed by the offense. The Miami rush D is pretty stout this season, averaging just 94.5 yards allowed per game, with a mere four rushing scores given up to date (tied for second-least rushing TDs given up this season). Buffalo managed 19/54/0 rushing at Miami last week; Detroit had 19/63/0 rushing against them two weeks ago. This is a tough matchup for the Denver backup running backs.

Recent Stats and Projections

8 vs SD 20 109 0 4 3 29 0 0
9 at NE 10 16 1 10 7 47 1 0
10 at OAK 6 13 0 5 2 9 0 0
12 vs MIA PROJ-Tremblay 0 * * 0 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 9 vs NE (10 / 16 / 1 rush, 10 / 7 / 47 / 1 rec)

After several weeks of opening sizable holes, Denver's offensive line reverted to its early-season form and gave Hillman little to work with against the Patriots. For his part, after several weeks of exploding through tackle attempts, Hillman spent most of his afternoon going down to first contact. The gameplay clearly featured the third-year back, as nearly half of Denver's plays on their first six drives were either handoffs or targets for Hillman. While Hillman did cash in on two touchdowns, for the most part he left Denver in worse situations than they started in on a long and otherwise forgettable afternoon. Perhaps most egregiously, Hillman repeatedly struggled in pass protection, and was on the sidelines for Denver's final three drives as the Broncos switched exclusively to the pass.

2014 Week 10 vs OAK (6 / 13 / 0 rush, 5 / 2 / 9 / 0 rec)

With Montee Ball still sidelined with a groin injury, Ronnie Hillman earned his fourth consecutive start against the Oakland Raiders. Unfortunately, Hillman had his worst game of the year as he was in and out of the lineup with a nagging ankle injury. The brightest part of his afternoon came when he was wide open in the flat on a goal-line play, but Peyton Manning missed him on what would have been an easy touchdown. Hillman ran gingerly and was not very effective in his limited action. Denver eventually shut him down for the day, saying after the game that the move was merely a precaution.


Latest News

Broncos | Ronnie Hillman will not play (Sun Nov 23, 03:06 PM) - Denver Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman (foot) has been declared inactive for Week 12.

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Broncos | Week 12 Inactives (Sun Nov 23, 02:59 PM) - The Denver Broncos have declared DT Marvin Austin, RB Montee Ball, CB Tony Carter, OT Chris Clark, RB Ronnie Hillman, OT Michael Schofield, TE Julius Thomas inactive for Week 12.

Our View: Thomas is inactive after being on the doubtful side of questionable all week. Jacob Tamme will get the start at tight end.

Broncos | Montee Ball, Ronnie Hillman out (Fri Nov 21, 04:47 PM) - Denver Broncos RBs Montee Ball (groin) and Ronnie Hillman (foot) did not practice Friday, Nov. 21, and are ruled out for Week 12 against the Miami Dolphins.

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Broncos | Montee Ball, Ronnie Hillman out again (Thu Nov 20, 04:12 PM) - Denver Broncos RBs Montee Ball (groin) and Ronnie Hillman (foot) both did not practice for the second straight day Thursday, Nov. 20.

Our View: It's the CJ Anderson show this week again and we're hoping for more 100 all-purpose yard games (back-to-back over last two weeks) from him. In fact, we're counting on it as we have him producing low-end RB1 numbers against Miami this week.
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Broncos | Ronnie Hillman, Montee Ball sitting (Wed Nov 19, 01:56 PM) - Denver Broncos RBs Ronnie Hillman (foot) and Montee Ball (groin) are not participating in practice Wednesday, Nov. 19.

Our View: Zero surprise here. We're not going to see Hillman (maybe another 3-4 weeks) or Ball (maybe another 2-3 weeks) for some time. This makes C.J. Anderson the starter...and a RB2 for your fantasy team.
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