July 26, 2012; Englewood, CO, USA; Denver Broncos running back Ronnie Hillman (34) during training camp drills at the Paul D. Bowlen Memorial Broncos Centre. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-US PRESSWIRE
Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman returns to practice from his hamstring injury. We break down the fantasy implications.
Ronnie Hillman returned to a full practice for the Denver Broncos on Saturday. Hillman had suffered a hamstring pull that resulted in him missing a week of practice as well as the preseason opener on Thursday.
Analysis: Since being drafted by the Broncos in the third round, Hillman has received mixed reviews from the coaching staff as well as Broncos beat reporters. Hillman was a very popular sleeper for fantasy drafts, but since Knowshon Moreno has returned somewhat healthy, Hillman has lost a little bit of his luster. The San Diego State product ranked third in the nation last season with 1,711 rushing yards and has shown adept skills out of the backfield in the passing game. He should have no problem in earning the third-down duties next to Peyton Manning, but he will likely need an injury to really become a reliable fantasy asset. Willis McGahee and Moreno both have ACL surgeries on their medical reports, so there's certainly some sleeper appeal for the 191-pound back.