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Broncos | Ronnie Hillman continues to impress

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:25:20 -0700

Denver Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman continues to run with confidence in the absence of RB Montee Ball (groin), and Ball will likely find it hard to win his starting job back when he's healthy. He showed impressive footwork and showed breakaway speed in the team's Week 8 win over the San Diego Chargers Thursday, Oct. 23, and he could have easily finished with two touchdowns.

Fantasy Tip: Hillman is quickly becoming a must-start in all fantasy leagues in this high-powered offense. It was frustrating to see Juwan Thompson vulture two goal-line touchdowns from Hillman, but that shouldn't deter you from starting Hillman in the future.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Chris Wesseling

Broncos | Ronnie Hillman propels running game

Mon, 13 Oct 2014 11:12:10 -0700

Denver Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman ran for 100 yards Sunday, Oct. 12, against the New York Jets while RB Juwan Thompson gained 38 yards on the ground. It was the team's highest single-game rushing total so far this season.

Fantasy Tip: Hillman saw 24 carries and is the obvious Denver running back to own until Montee Ball returns.

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Broncos | Committee to replace Montee Ball?

Sat, 11 Oct 2014 17:43:24 -0700

Denver Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman, RB C.J. Anderson and RB Juwan Thompson (knee) will all be leaned on while RB Montee Ball (groin) is out with a groin injury, according to head coach John Fox. Anderson said he feels that the back that has the hot hand will receive a majority of the carries.

Fantasy Tip: All three backs have a tough matchup in Week 6 with the Broncos facing the sixth-ranked rush defense of the New York Jets. Fantasy owners may be better served waiting to see how the carries are divided Sunday and then trying to find value in the Denver backfield in the coming weeks.

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Broncos | Ronnie Hillman the guy

Thu, 09 Oct 2014 07:40:17 -0700

Denver Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman will serve as the lead running back in RB Montee Ball's (groin) absence. "Ronnie has played at different times, in different amounts, but when you're the starting back and running out there in pregame warm-ups as a starting back, it's a different hat that you wear," said QB Peyton Manning. "There's no question he has a burst that is pretty unique when he gets the ball in his hands. It's our job to give him space."

Fantasy Tip: This was all but confirmed, but there was also word that he would be in a timeshare. Hillman ($4,000; 8% of your cap) has a tough matchup against the New York Jets this week, and C.J. Anderson and Juwan Thompson should see time. However, Hillman is a great flex option on FantasyScore.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Denver Post - Troy E. Renck

Broncos | Montee Ball likely out three games

Tue, 07 Oct 2014 07:08:13 -0700

Denver Broncos RB Montee Ball (groin) is likely to miss the next three games because the team plays those three games in a span of 12 days.

Fantasy Tip: Ronnie Hillman ($5,000; 10% of your cap) has a tough matchup against the New York Jets this week, but he's a decent flex option in this offense.

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Broncos | Montee Ball has major injury?

Mon, 06 Oct 2014 13:04:30 -0700

Updating a previous report, Denver Broncos RB Montee Ball (groin) is expected to be out for a significant amount of time after suffering a groin injury in the team's Week 5 game, according to a team source. In his absence, RB Ronnie Hillman will step into the lead running back role, with RBs Juwan Thompson and C.J. Anderson also seeing action.

Fantasy Tip: For those that own Ball, be prepared to go without him for a while. In the meantime, run to the waiver wire and immediately add Hillman, who looked much better than Ball has all year in Sunday's win. Thompson is worth a look, too, if the team continues to use him in goal-line situations.

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Broncos | Two Broncos RBs share carries

Mon, 06 Oct 2014 11:19:39 -0700

Denver Broncos RBs Ronnie Hillman and Juwan Thompson shared carries after RB Montee Ball (groin) left the team's Week 5 game with a groin injury. Hillman averaged 4.3 yards on 15 carries during the game, while Thompson rushed for an eight-yard touchdown.

Fantasy Tip: Hillman and Thompson probably will continue to share carries while Ball is out of the lineup. Thompson could be considered a flex option since he probably will receive work around the goal line. Hillman has the potential to be a No. 2 running back since he probably will receive a majority of the carries.

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Broncos | Montee Ball to miss time

Mon, 06 Oct 2014 07:49:30 -0700

Denver Broncos RB Montee Ball (groin) could miss multiple weeks due to a groin injury, according to an NFL source. He'll undergo an MRI Monday, Oct. 6.

Fantasy Tip: RBs Ronnie Hillman and Juwan Thompson would likely take over and should be on your waiver wire targets this week.

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Broncos | Ronnie Hillman expected to be active

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:04:38 -0700

Denver Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman (illness) is expected to be active in Week 2 against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Fantasy Tip: Hillman was inactive due to an illness in Week 1. He's a wild card at FantasyScore in Week 2 ($4,000; 8.0% of cap) if you're willing to take the big risk.

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Broncos | Week 1 Inactives

Sun, 07 Sep 2014 16:06:18 -0700

The Denver Broncos have declared OG Ben Garland, LB Danny Trevathan, CB Kayvon Webster, OT Michael Schofield, DL Mitch Unrein, WR Nathan Palmer, RB Ronnie Hillman inactive for Week 1.

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Broncos | Ronnie Hillman inactive

Sun, 07 Sep 2014 16:01:48 -0700

Denver Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman (illness) is inactive for the Week 1 game against the Indianapolis Colts Sunday, Sept. 7, due to illness. Hillman is expected to play in Week 2 against the Kansas City Chiefs.

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Broncos | Two RBs to see bigger role

Sun, 07 Sep 2014 15:56:48 -0700

Denver Broncos RBs C.J. Anderson and Juwan Thompson are expected to serve as the backups to RB Montee Ball with RB Ronnie Hillman (illness) inactive for the Week 1 game against the Indianapolis Colts.

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Broncos | Ronnie Hillman doing individual drills

Wed, 03 Sep 2014 10:40:37 -0700

Denver Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman (undisclosed) is participating in individual drills during practice Wednesday, Sept. 3. Hillman was limited during practice Monday, Sept. 1.

Fantasy Tip: Hillman would receive playing time Week 1 to spell Montee Ball if he is active for the game. Hillman could be a flex option in deeper leagues, but owners in shallow leagues likely have better options.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Denver Post - Troy E. Renck

Broncos | Two players hospitalized

Sat, 30 Aug 2014 08:20:10 -0700

Denver Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman (illness) and CB Kayvon Webster (illness) were taken to the hospital after the final preseason game because they became ill. Both are expected to rejoin the team this weekend and practice Monday, Sept. 1.

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Broncos | Ronnie Hillman to start Thursday

Wed, 06 Aug 2014 20:01:15 -0700

Denver Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman is in line to start the preseason opener Thursday, Aug. 7, against the Seattle Seahawks with RB Montee Ball (appendix) out after an emergency appendectomy.

Fantasy Tip: Hillman is worth a look in the later rounds on draft day in most fantasy leagues just in case Ball struggles or suffers another injury to keep him sidelined.

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Broncos | Ronnie Hillman looking good

Wed, 06 Aug 2014 13:21:32 -0700

Denver Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman is looking like a different player than he was last season and is showing improvement during training camp, according to head coach John Fox. "I have seen great growth," Fox said. "I think he's been a different guy in the meeting rooms with a full offseason this year and attacking it the way he did. He is starting to see the benefits of that here on the field. I have seen a drastically improved player." Running backs coach Eric Studesville said Hillman has shown his ability to catch the ball, his speed in the open field and toughness to run inside during camp.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Denver Post - Christopher Dempsey

Broncos | Juwan Thompson moves up depth chart

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:21:13 -0700

Denver Broncos RB Juwan Thompson has moved to the front of the undrafted rookie running back pool and into the No. 4 spot on the depth chart behind RBs Montee Ball, Ronnie Hillman and C.J. Anderson. His ability in the passing game might give him a leg up in the race with RBs Kapri Bibbs and Brennan Clay.

Fantasy Tip: Thompson was a solid tailback on an overachieving Duke team in 2014 for head coach David Cutcliffe, who is very familiar with QB Peyton Manning. However, even if Thompson were able to hang on and win the No. 4 job, he would still need an injury or two to gain fantasy relevance.

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Broncos | Ronnie Hillman praised

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:38:47 -0700

Denver Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman has been unbelievable this offseason, according to running backs coach Eric Studesville. Studesville said Hillman is starting to maximize his potential and it's been exciting to witness.

Fantasy Tip: Hillman could easily be the Broncos' third option at running back behind Montee Ball and C.J. Anderson this season. Unless one of the two is injured, he's not draftable in any scoring format.

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Broncos | Montee Ball viewed as veteran among RB group

Thu, 12 Jun 2014 10:54:54 -0700

Denver Broncos RB Montee Ball, who leads the rest of the team's rushers with 559 career rushing yards from his rookie season, is looked at as a veteran on the staff, according to head coach John Fox. Despite his lack of experience, Ball is penciled in as the starting running back this year. The coaching staff is also very confident in what they have in Ball's young backups in RBs Ronnie Hillman, C.J. Anderson and Jerodis Williams. RB Brennan Clay's speed and quick learning of the playbook has him alongside Anderson for third-string repetitions.

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Broncos | Sticking with young running backs

Tue, 10 Jun 2014 09:33:15 -0700

The Denver Broncos will stick with RBs Montee Ball and Ronnie Hillman for now, according to general manager John Elway.

Fantasy Tip: It wouldn't be surprising to see the team add a veteran for training camp, or even after the preseason once another club cuts a veteran, but Elway wants the backfield to run through its youngsters. However, he didn't mention potential sleeper C.J. Anderson, either, and he's still in the mix. Ball is the clear leader and will get first-round consideration, while Hillman is more of an RB4 at this point.

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Broncos | Ronnie Hillman competing for roster spot

Tue, 03 Jun 2014 09:39:55 -0700

Denver Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman is focused on making the team after slipping down the depth chart quickly last season. "I have a chip on my shoulder now," Hillman said. "I am not paying too much attention to the depth chart. But I am not out here practicing to be No. 2." Hillman's work in regaining a job behind RB Montee Ball will start with him hanging onto the football. He fumbled twice last year inside the opponent's 10-yard line, and the team ran out of patient with him.

Fantasy Tip: Hillman is essentially undraftable if you were doing a draft today, unless you were using him as a handcuff to Ball in a deep league. C.J. Anderson has what it takes to become the backup to Ball, too.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Denver Post - Troy E. Renck

Broncos | Montee Ball the starter, competition for No. 2

Fri, 30 May 2014 05:55:19 -0700

Denver Broncos RB Montee Ball has the starting job, and the competition for the backfield is with the No. 2 spot, according to offensive coordinator Adam Gase.

Fantasy Tip: Ronnie Hillman and C.J. Anderson are the main contenders. The bruising Anderson would seem to hold up better, but the slasher Hillman has more experience. It seems as if situational work would cancel them out as long as Ball is healthy and effective.

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Broncos | Looking for Ronnie Hillman to improve

Sun, 18 May 2014 20:30:16 -0700

Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase said the team is looking for RB Ronnie Hillman to improve his play if he wants to make the team this upcoming season. Hillman has fumbled four times over the past two seasons.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Denver Post - Troy E. Renck

Broncos | Not expected to add RB now

Wed, 12 Mar 2014 13:17:01 -0700

The Denver Broncos are not expected to sign a running back at this point, because they want to give RBs Montee Ball, Ronnie Hillman and C.J. Anderson as many offseason reps as they can before they consider adding a veteran running back.

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Broncos | Week 21 Inactives

Sun, 02 Feb 2014 14:12:27 -0800

The Denver Broncos have declared OG Chris Kuper, TE Joel Dreessen, CB Quentin Jammer, RB Ronnie Hillman, DL Sione Fua, OT Vinston Painter, QB Zac Dysert inactive for Week 21.

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Broncos | Knowshon Moreno expected to hit market

Wed, 29 Jan 2014 10:02:02 -0800

The Denver Broncos are not expected to be able to re-sign impending free-agent RB Knowshon Moreno this offseason. Moreno likely will test the free-agent market this offseason.

Fantasy Tip: Montee Ball, who has had a significant role down the stretch spelling Moreno, will likely become the team's main running back if Moreno departs in free agency. Ronnie Hillman would be the complement to Ball in 2014 if that's the case.

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Broncos | Week 20 Inactives

Sun, 19 Jan 2014 11:27:19 -0800

The Denver Broncos have declared OG Chris Kuper, TE Joel Dreessen, CB Marquice Cole, RB Ronnie Hillman, DL Sione Fua, OT Vinston Painter, QB Zac Dysert inactive for Week 20.

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Broncos | Week 19 Inactives

Sun, 12 Jan 2014 12:24:18 -0800

The Denver Broncos have declared OG Chris Kuper, DL Derek Wolfe, TE Joel Dreessen, RB Ronnie Hillman, DL Sione Fua, CB Tony Carter, QB Zac Dysert inactive for Week 19.

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Broncos | Ronnie Hillman may miss practice time

Thu, 02 Jan 2014 06:58:33 -0800

Denver Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman may miss some practice time next week due to a court date for multiple traffic infractions.

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Broncos | Week 14 Inactives

Sun, 08 Dec 2013 11:36:21 -0800

The Denver Broncos have declared CB Champ Bailey, OG Chris Kuper, DL Derek Wolfe, C J.D. Walton, RB Ronnie Hillman, WR Trindon Holliday, QB Zac Dysert inactive for Week 14.

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Broncos | Holding out hope for Knowshon Moreno

Wed, 27 Nov 2013 13:34:34 -0800

The Denver Broncos are still hoping that RB Knowshon Moreno (ankle) can play in Week 13 against the Kansas City Chiefs after he missed practice Wednesday, Nov. 27. Moreno needed crutches after the Week 12 game to get to and from the trainer's room and wore a walking boot on the flight home. Interim head coach Jack Del Rio is calling Moreno day-to-day. RB Montee Ball is expected to start if Moreno can't play. Ball took snaps with the starters Wednesday. RBs C.J. Anderson and Ronnie Hillman would likely be mixed in, as well.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Jeff Legwold

Broncos | Knowshon Moreno expected to be questionable

Mon, 25 Nov 2013 13:44:00 -0800

Denver Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno (ankle) is expected to be questionable at best for the team's Week 13 game. If he is not able to play, RBs C.J. Anderson, Montee Ball and Ronnie Hillman could receive playing time.

Fantasy Tip: Ball likely would have the most fantasy value this week if Moreno is not able to play. Anderson and Hillman could also have value depending on how much playing time they would receive. Ball and Anderson should be considered as options for starting lineups this week.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Denver Post - Mike Klis

Broncos | Week 12 Inactives

Sun, 24 Nov 2013 16:03:08 -0800

The Denver Broncos have declared CB Champ Bailey, OG Chris Kuper, C J.D. Walton, TE Julius Thomas, FS Michael Huff, RB Ronnie Hillman, QB Zac Dysert inactive for Week 12.

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Broncos | Week 11 Inactives

Sun, 17 Nov 2013 16:56:28 -0800

The Denver Broncos have declared CB Champ Bailey, OG Chris Kuper, C J.D. Walton, LB Nate Irving, RB Ronnie Hillman, CB Tony Carter, QB Zac Dysert inactive for Week 11.

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Broncos | Week 10 Inactives

Sun, 10 Nov 2013 12:14:40 -0800

The Denver Broncos have declared CB Champ Bailey, OG Chris Kuper, SS Duke Ihenacho, C J.D. Walton, RB Ronnie Hillman, DL Sylvester Williams, QB Zac Dysert inactive for Week 10.

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Broncos | Week 8 Inactives

Sun, 27 Oct 2013 12:15:45 -0700

The Denver Broncos have declared CB Champ Bailey, OG Chris Kuper, OG John Moffitt, RB Ronnie Hillman, DL Sylvester Williams, CB Tony Carter, QB Zac Dysert inactive for Week 8.

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Broncos | Ronnie Hillman will not dress for Week 8

Fri, 25 Oct 2013 13:35:02 -0700

Denver Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman will be inactive for the team's Week 8 game. RB C.J. Anderson will be active for the game in place of Hillman.

Fantasy Tip: The demotion comes after Hillman fumbled in back-to-back weeks. Knowshon Moreno has been receiving most of the snaps at running back and will continue to do so this week. Moreno is the only Broncos running back that should be in fantasy starting lineups.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: CBS 4 Denver - Vic Lombardi

Broncos | Ronnie Hillman probable

Fri, 11 Oct 2013 11:49:20 -0700

Denver Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman (ankle) practiced in full Friday, Oct. 11, and is probable for Week 6.

Fantasy Tip: There is no question that Hillman will play, but how much work will he get? It could be considerably more action than he's seen all year, especially in the second, half if Denver has this game in the bag.

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Broncos | Ronnie Hillman practices in full

Thu, 10 Oct 2013 13:24:09 -0700

Denver Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman (ankle) practiced in full Thursday, Oct. 10.

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Broncos | Ronnie Hillman practices in full

Wed, 09 Oct 2013 13:32:05 -0700

Denver Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman (ankle) practiced in full Wednesday, Oct. 9.

Fantasy Tip: Hillman returned to the Week 5 game after limping off, so that's a sign that he should be good to go this weekend. Hillman could see plenty of work in mop-up duty against the Jacksonville Jaguars, but he's still a very risk flex play in deeper leagues.

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Broncos | Ronnie Hillman returns

Sun, 06 Oct 2013 16:08:48 -0700

Updating a previous report, Denver Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman (undisclosed) returned to the Week 5 game against the Dallas Cowboys in the fourth quarter after limping off earlier.

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Broncos | Ronnie Hillman limps off

Sun, 06 Oct 2013 15:45:20 -0700

Denver Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman (undisclosed) left the Week 5 game against the Dallas Cowboys in the third quarter due to an undisclosed injury. He limped off and immediately was assisted by trainers on the bench. RB Montee Ball replaced him.

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Broncos | More on Ronnie Hillman touchdown

Tue, 24 Sep 2013 13:34:16 -0700

Denver Broncos head coach John Fox said RB Ronnie Hillman was going back into the game to eventually score a touchdown, and a game of rock-paper-scissors was not going to dictate who went into the game. "That's just little stuff that people like to get on TV and have something to talk about," Fox said Tuesday. "Ronnie Hillman was going back in the game. That was just a little way to have fun, I guess. That wasn't official. Ronnie was running the ball. We decide that, not them."

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Broncos | Ronnie Hillman scores touchdown in unique way

Tue, 24 Sep 2013 10:55:29 -0700

Denver Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman scored a touchdown in the team's Week 3 game after winning a game of rock-paper-scissors on the sidelines with RBs Knowshon Moreno and Montee Ball to see who would get the goal line carry. "We were just messing around on the sideline," Hillman said. "Just something to do. Have fun."

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Broncos | Montee Ball, Ronnie Hillman do little

Mon, 16 Sep 2013 09:58:15 -0700

Denver Broncos RB Montee Ball averaged 1.3 yards per carry after fumbling in the end zone on the game-opening drive, and RB Ronnie Hillman only had one carry for three yards in the team's Week 2 win over the New York Giants.

Fantasy Tip: Things could have been much differently for Ball had he not fumbled on what looked to be a sure touchdown. That surely has set him back, especially coupled with the way Knowshon Moreno played in the rest of the contest. Moreno should now be owned in all leagues, and if he keeps playing like he did yesterday, Ball and Hillman could continue to see limited work.

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Broncos | Knowshon Moreno breaks out

Mon, 16 Sep 2013 07:19:47 -0700

Denver Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno had touchdown runs of 20 and 25 yards in Week 2. He also shined in the blocking game. He finished with 13 carries for 93 yards, while RB Montee Ball had 12 carries for 16 yards and a fumble near the goal line.

Fantasy Tip: Ronnie Hillman has been a non-factor, despite his starting status entering the year. Moreno is the clear back to own right now, but if you have roster space, Ball is a good player to stash. He's clearly struggling right now, and it is becoming clear that the Broncos are shifting in Moreno's direction.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Denver Post - Joan Niesen

Broncos | RB committee again in Week 2

Wed, 11 Sep 2013 08:32:34 -0700

Denver Broncos RBs Montee Ball, Knowshon Moreno and Ronnie Hillman will share time again in Week 2.

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Broncos | Knowshon Moreno could start

Thu, 05 Sep 2013 06:07:54 -0700

Denver Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno could start in Week 1, and play the most in the running back committee.

Fantasy Tip: The team is still looking for some stability at running back. Montee Ball has had trouble learning to pass protect, and Ronnie Hillman has had trouble holding on to the ball. Moreno appears to be on the most solid ground with the team.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: FOXSports.com - Mike Garafolo

Broncos | Will try three-headed RB

Wed, 04 Sep 2013 21:07:50 -0700

The Denver Broncos will use RBs Montee Ball, Ronnie Hillman and Knowshon Moreno in a running back by committee approach in their regular season opener Thursday, Sept. 5, against the Baltimore Ravens, according to a source. The team makes protection QB Peyton Manning a priority, and Ball's pass protection is something he needs to improve, so expect to see plenty of Hillman and Moreno in Week 1.

Fantasy Tip: The three-headed RB approach is something that will give fantasy owners fits, not just in the opener, but for the first handful of games until someone takes the reins and emerges as the clear-cut No. 1 tailback. It may or may not happen, but most figure Ball will be the one to emerge as the top dog. For now, Ball should be considered a low-end RB2, while the other two are best used as RB3s or flex options.

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Broncos | RB situation to be determined drive-by-drive

Mon, 02 Sep 2013 21:22:14 -0700

The Denver Broncos plan to use a running back by committee on a drive-by-drive basis, not play-by-play. In other words, RBs Montee Ball, Ronnie Hillman and Knowshon Moreno could see plenty of touches, or few. The team will run an up-tempo offense, and if the team stays on the field, so will the running back. If there is a stalled or short drive, the running back might chance on the next drive.

Fantasy Tip: It sounds like a maddening situation for fantasy owners. Most talking heads figure Ball will emerge as the most useful of the fantasy backs once the dust clears, but it is murky at best, and will give fantasy owners headaches during the early going.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Ian Rapoport