Ronnie Hillman Expected To Make Preseason Debut For Broncos Sunday: Fantasy Implications

April 28 2012; Englewood, CO, USA; Denver Broncos third round pick running back Ronnie Hillman poses for the media at Broncos headquarters. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-US PRESSWIRE

Denver Broncos rookie running back Ronnie Hillman is expected to make his debut on Sunday in the team's third preseason game. We break down the fantasy implications.

Denver Broncos rookie running back Ronnie Hillman is expected to make his debut Sunday in the team's third preseason game, according to Lindsay Jones of the Denver Post. Hillman has struggled with a nagging hamstring injury throughout the preseason and training camp, but figures to be a big part of Denver's offense once healthy. The Broncos have high hopes for the former San Diego State standout after drafting him in the third round of April's draft.

Analysis: Peyton Manning is expected to improve Denver's offense, and the running back tandem of Willis McGahee and Hillman will benefit as a result. Hillman is a threat out of the backfield, so he could become a weapon for Manning. However, hamstring issues tend to nag as the season goes along. If Hillman can stay fresh, he'll be worth stashing on the bench in deeper leagues.

For more on the Broncos, check out Mile High Report and SB Nation Denver.

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