Ronnie Hillman, RB, Broncos
|RB - #39||DEN||Active||2 years||22||5'10||190||@MrHillman2U|
2013 Outlook: Sleeper (undervalued)Last updated on Sep-25-2013 by Jeb Gorham
Update (8-28) - Hillman is on top of the depth chart, but in the pre-season he has been working to out-perform Montee Ball, who has been sharing time. Hillman's goal line fumble this past game was brutal, but Ball matched strides with his dropped blocking coverage that led to Peyton Manning getting dropped by the defense. Hillman and Ball will likely go before Moreno in your drafts, but all three should be drafted. I still think Hillman will see primary duty, but Ball could steal some thunder. Moreno is a draft-day gamble who should also see some of this time share.
Hillman also factors into the running mix in Denver. His season last year was marred by hamstring issues, but he did carry the ball well when called upon. Hillman has gained weight and is going to be a solid option for Denver this season to split time with Ball. Only time will tell, but the added weight might even displace a player like Hester in third down and goal line situations. This would mean increased fantasy value for Hillman.
Update: Hillman now appears atop the RB depth chart in Denver. This moves his status from super sleeper to solid/safe. Montee Ball's value may drop given this move.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors11/27 - Broncos TE Julius Thomas practices Wednesday, but not RB Knowshon Moreno
11/25 - Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno seen on crutches and in walking boot
Average Draft PositionRonnie Hillman was drafted in 95% of MyFantasyLeague.com leagues with an average drafting position of 121.97
2013 Mock Draft Results
2013 FFToolbox Staff Mock Draft #1
June 18th, 2013
|8.12||FFToolbox - Jeb Gorham - Monte Ball and Hillman will be dueling it out for the starting gig in Denver. Ball looks good and he went early in this draft. I think Hillman, who has been gaining weight and strength in the offseason, will get more touches than most think this season and he might get third down and goal line work. Hillman was a steal at 8.12 in my opinion.|
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #2
July 2nd 2013
|11.06||World Ranked Player #26 - This was a RB depth pick with a potential for more if Ball doesn't pick up offense quick. Hillman will have role regardless.|
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #1
June 25th, 2013
|11.05||FFToolbox -Scott - Here's a candidate for most improved player. He's getting 3/4ths of the reps with the starters. There's little doubt that Ball will be the starter at some point this year, probably pretty early on, but Hillman added weight in the off-season conditioning program and represents somebody I can flex every once in a while due to his value catching balls out of the backfield.|
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #3
July 9th, 2013
|12.08||TheHuddle - Not super stoked about Hillman but he'll get enough touches to make him worth being my RB5.|
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