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Hillman had 14 carries for 71 yards and two touchdowns, adding four receptions for 29 yards on four targets, in Sunday's 42-17 win over the 49ers.
Juwan Thompson had six carries for 30 yards, and C.J. Anderson received just two totes for nine yards. In addition to dominating the touches, Hillman got all of the goal-line work, which included a one-yard scoring run late in the third quarter. His best play of the night was a 37-yard touchdown run earlier in the third quarter, with the long gain making up for an otherwise mediocre outing on the ground. With Montee Ball (groin) expected to miss another game or two, Hillman figures to get the start Thursday night against a banged-up San Diego defense that struggled in its last two games. Given that Ball hadn't been playing well, Hillman is making a case that he deserves a significant role even when his position mate is back to full health.
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Hillman, starting in place of the injured Montee Ball (groin), had 24 carries for a career-high 100 yards, plus three catches on five targets for 16 receiving yards Sunday against the Jets.
The one negative on Hillman's stat sheet was a fumble at the end of a 24-yard run, an issue that got him benched at the beginning of last season, but luckily for him wideout Andre Caldwell was able to recover it. Backup C.J. Anderson didn't get a single touch all game, while presumed third-stringer Juwan Thompson finished with eight carries for 38 yards. With Ball expected to miss a number of weeks, Hillman should get the start in Week 7 against the 49ers, though it'll be a tough matchup against a defense that's allowing only 77.2 rushing yards per game heading into Week 6.
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Hillman is expected to start Sunday's game against the Jets in place of Montee Ball, who is out for at least three weeks with a groin injury, the Denver Post reports.
The Broncos reportedly brought in Mikel Leshoure and LaRod Stephens-Howling for tryouts Tuesday, but decided against signing one of them, and instead chose to go with the three-headed monster of Hillman, C.J. Anderson and Juwan Thompson. Hillman will likely see a majority of the carries, with Anderson as the No. 2 despite being inactive last weekend against the Cardinals. However, Thompson, who had an eight-yard touchdown Sunday, is the biggest of the three, so he could be used in short-yardage situations.
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With Montee Ball expected to miss a couple weeks of action, Hillman is in line to head the Broncos' rushing attack in the meantime, Mike Klis of the Denver Post reports.
While Ball is sidelined -- likely for the next 2-3 games -- Hillman, who racked up 65 yards on 14 carries in Sunday's win over Arizona, is line to be backed up by C.J. Anderson and rookie Juwan Thompson. Hillman thus merits an immediate pickup for those looking for running back help, in particular owners who had been relying on Ball.
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Hillman had 15 carries for 64 yards Sunday against the Cardinals.
Hillman saw a big increase in work after Montee Ball was forced from the game with a groin injury. While Juwan Thompson scored a touchdown Sunday, Hillman is expected to see the largest portion of carries if Ball is forced to miss any time, which appears to be a realistic outcome, according to the Denver Post. Fantasy owners who jump to Hillman should be cautioned, as the Broncos will face a Jets defense in Week 6 that is among the league's best against the run this season.
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Hillman had two carries for two rushing yards and one catch on three targets for seven receiving yards Sunday against the Seahawks.
Despite Montee Ball fumbling on his first snap of the game, Hillman did little to establish himself as worthy of getting more touches. He was inactive in Week 1 due to an illness and then didn't get a single touch in Week 2, with Ball still dominating the backfield. Things aren't looking up for Hillman either, as the Broncos will face off against the Cardinals, Jets and 49ers after their Week 4 bye.
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Hillman is not among the Broncos' Week 2 scratches.
Hillman thus re-enters the Broncos' depth RB mix Sunday behind Montee Ball, along with C.J. Anderson and Juwan Thompson.
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Hillman is slated to be inactive against the Colts on Sunday, according to the Denver Post.
Though Hillman wasn't on the Broncos' Week 1 injury report, the report notes that lost practice time when Hillman fell ill after the Broncos' Aug. 28 preseason game led the team to believe that he was behind in the squad's preparation in advance of Week 1. As a result, C.J. Anderson and Juwan Thompson are on track to back up starter Montee Ball on Sunday. The report further adds that Hillman is expected to play next week against the Chiefs.
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Hillman (illness) participated in individual drills during practice Wednesday, the Denver Post reports.
Hillman was limited in practice Monday, but any additional work this week will increase the possibility that he'll be ready to play Sunday night against the Colts. He suffered an undisclosed illness before the team's final preseason game, so it's unclear how quickly he'll be back to 100 percent, but with Montee Ball only three weeks removed from an emergency appendectomy, Hillman will likely be needed to spell Ball quite a bit in Week 1.
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Hillman (illness) was a limited participant in practice Monday, the Denver Post reports.
Hillman missed last Thursday's preseason finale due to an illness that required him to be hospitalized. The team has not given any details regarding the illness, but if he continues to be limited in practice this week, his role for Week 1 against the Colts could be reduced.