Ronnie Hillman gets full practice, but fantasy window has likely closed

Ronnie Hillman is now expected to make his return in Week 17. We break down the fantasy implications.

Denver Broncos running back Ronnie Hillman was upgraded to a full practice Wednesday. Hillman is now on track to make his return against the Oakland Raiders in Week 17.

Hillman hasn’t played since suffering a foot injury in Week 10. He had a week of limited practices, but the Broncos decided to make him sit out Monday night’s loss to the Oakland Raiders. Hillman impressed as the starting back filling in for an injured Montee Ball, rushing for 378 yards on 91 carries and scoring four touchdowns in seven games. He has since been supplanted by C.J. Anderson.

Fantasy impact: Hillman might have regained fantasy relevance in a crowded timeshare, but Anderson has been a monster as the Broncos transitioned into a run-heavy offense. Don’t expect Hillman to get more than a handful of snaps, especially with Juwan Thompson also rounding back into health. Hillman deserves credit for carrying the run offense through October, but his days as a fantasy asset have long since passed.

December 25, 2014 by : Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

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