Ronnie Hillman, Montee Ball Post-Preseason Week 1 Fantasy Advice

August 15, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Denver Broncos running back C.J. Anderson departed Friday's preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks with an ankle injury, according to the Denver Post's Troy Renck, and that freed up some extra carries for backups Montee Ball and Ronnie Hillman. 
Here's a look at how Ball and Hillman fared in their preseason debuts: 
Head coach Gary Kubiak's zone-blocking scheme sprung Hillman for some big runs, including a 23-yard gain. And while his 8.2 yard-per-carry average was undeniably impressive, it shouldn't be considered a sign of things to come.
Ball rotated in for Anderson first after the Broncos' lead back went down, and Hillman operated as the team's third-stringer.  
The system will undoubtedly benefit all three backs, as ESPN's Louis Riddick noted, but Anderson remains the runner to own in Denver's backfield. 
"I can tell you this, I believe in the (bell cow)," Kubiak told reporters on Aug. 5, per Renck. "And I believe it's up t...

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