When it comes to amazing pickups off the waiver wire in fantasy football, the list probably starts with Denver Broncos running back Ronnie Hillman.
Since Week 6, he's been an absolute stud with either 25 fantasy points in PPR leagues or 100 rushing yards in every game. Any other time, fantasy owners would have locked him into their lineups for this upcoming week, but now it seems like Montee Ball will be back this week.
Ball is back at practice, and he even lost 12 pounds over the past month while sidelined due to a groin issue. However, he did say that Hillman should still be the starter, so there seems to be no friction there.
The Broncos get an awesome matchup against the Oakland Raiders this week. The Raiders rank 30th in fantasy points allowed to running backs and have allowed 1.4 rushing TDs per game in their past five outings.
Fantasy impact: Yes, Ball could be a threat soon, but not now. Keep Hillman in your lineup as a top-eight back.