Ronnie Hillman
RB LAC (11)
3 months ago

Hillman finished the season with 131 rushing yards and 93 receiving yards playing parts of the year with the Vikings and the Chargers.

EDGE Analysis

Hillman joined the Chargers late in the season and immediately became a factor following injuries to Melvin Gordon (hip/knee) and Kenneth Farrow (shoulder). While the journeyman running back likely doesn't factor into the organization's long-term plans given the emergence of Gordon, Hillman played well enough through the final few weeks to at least warrant interest from other teams during the offseason. There's even a possibility Hillman could return to the Chargers, given that both Branden Oliver and Danny Woodhead are unrestricted free agents this offseason, but even a return to his current team would not necessarily guarantee fantasy relevance next year.

Ronnie Hillman
RB LAC (11)
3 months ago

Hillman nabbed three of six targets for 50 yards and added 41 yards on seven carries in Sunday's loss to the Chiefs.

EDGE Analysis

Hillman did a bunch of damage on chunk plays on Sunday, three of his 10 touches going for 15 yards or more. The pint-sized speedster has floated around Minnesota and San Diego this season, but Sunday served as a reminder that he was talented enough to lead Denver in rushing last season. His future with the Chargers is likely tied to the future of his former offensive coordinator in Denver, San Diego head coach Mike McCoy.

Ronnie Hillman
RB LAC (11)
3 months ago

With Melvin Gordon (knee/hip) ruled out, Hillman figures to get the start Sunday against the Chiefs.

EDGE Analysis

Hillman has played sparingly since joining the Chargers, but the veteran running back will get plenty of opportunities Sunday with Gordon and Kenneth Farrow (shoulder) done for the season. While there's a chance the Chargers opt to use former Giants' running back Andre Williams as an early-down back, Hillman had been seeing time in passing downs already and appears to have a better grasp of the playbook, given that Williams had been toiling away on the Chargers' practice squad prior to his call-up this week. Against a mediocre Chiefs' run defense, Hillman figures to put up enough numbers for a desperate owner to justify using in a standard league.

Ronnie Hillman
RB LAC (11)
3 months ago

With Melvin Gordon (hip/knee) day-to-day and Kenneth Farrow on IR, Hillman could be in for an expanded role in Sunday's season finale against the Chiefs.

EDGE Analysis

Hillman carried nine times for just six yards, and did not catch a pass in Saturday's loss to the Browns, but if Gordon can't play Sunday, Hillman would be placed in a position where he could bounce back in some fashion in Week 17, simply based on necessity.

Ronnie Hillman
RB LAC (11)
3 months ago

Hillman rushed nine times for six yards, and failed to haul in either of his two targets in Saturday's 20-17 loss to the Browns.

EDGE Analysis

Hillman took the reins in the backfield for a while as Kenneth Farrow exited briefly due to a shoulder injury, and otherwise split snaps with the rookie throughout. His extra playing time with starter Melvin Gordon (hip/knee) out didn't amount to anything, though, as the journeyman running back managed a disastrous 0.7 yards per attempt against the league's second-worst run defense.

Ronnie Hillman
RB LAC (11)
3 months ago

Hillman is expected to work in committee with Kenneth Farrow with Melvin Gordon (hip/knee) sidelined Saturday against the Browns, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hillman gained 34 yards on his seven carries in Gordon's absence last weekend, nearly outperforming Farrow despite playing 28 fewer snaps. After Farrow also fumbled in his expanded role, Hillman should be even more involved Saturday, when facing a putrid Browns defense also bodes in his favor.

Ronnie Hillman
RB LAC (11)
3 months ago

Hillman carried the ball seven times for 34 yards in Sunday's loss to the Raiders.

EDGE Analysis

Hillman saw just 13 snaps on offense compared to Kenneth Farrow's 41, but the rookie running back failed to capitalize on the increased workload, picking up 39 yards on 15 carries. Adding to the rushing woes, Farrow's critical fumble late in the fourth quarter set up what would be the game-winning field goal for the Raiders, as the Chargers failed to score on their two ensuing drives. As a result, fantasy owners could see Hillman earn a few more carries if starting running back Melvin Gordon (hip, knee) misses another week, as the Chargers may opt to limit Farrow's exposure until he proves he can hold onto the ball.

Ronnie Hillman
RB LAC (11)
3 months ago

With Melvin Gordon (hip/knee) ruled out for Week 5, Hillman will be active Sunday against the Raiders, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

There wasn't much doubt that Gordon would miss at least one game due to the strained hip and sprained knee suffered last Sunday in Carolina. Kenneth Farrow jumped right in and contributed 78 yards from scrimmage as the sole remaining running back last weekend, but Hillman will certainly handle a certain portion of the reps bestowed upon the Chargers' backfield. Unfortunately, Hillman's five-game sample from Minnesota earlier this season, namely 2.8 YPC, doesn't inspire a lot of confidence in the five-year pro.

Ronnie Hillman
RB LAC (11)
3 months ago

Hillman could see snaps at running back if Melvin Gordon (hip) misses any time, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hillman hasn't even been active since joining the Chargers via waivers near the end of November, but Gehlken suggests the 25-year-old could end up sharing the load with undrafted rookie Kenneth Farrow if Gordon were to miss any time. While Farrow would presumably be the starter in the event Gordon is out, Hillman could still see his fair share of snaps, particularly in pass protection, as Farrow did allow a costly strip-sack in Sunday's loss to the Panthers. Fantasy owners should keep their eyes peeled on any news coming out of San Diego in the coming days in regards to the running back core, as the situation should develop some more clarity based on how Gordon is feeling throughout the week.

Ronnie Hillman
RB LAC (11)
3 months ago

Hillman (coach's decision) is inactive for the Chargers' Week 14 matchup with the Panthers.

EDGE Analysis

Hillman has been inactive for the last three weeks, as coach Mike McCoy has elected to keep tailbacks Melvin Gordon and Kenneth Farrow and fullback Derek Watt as his only backfield options for those games. It may take another injury in order for Hillman to see some snaps.