The Denver Broncos selected San Diego State running back Ronnie Hillman with the 67th pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.
Fantasy analysis: The Broncos needed to complement Willis McGahee's powerful style with a dynamic, big-play back, so Hillman is a natural fit. He is a one-cut-and-go slasher with good hands in the passing game. Hillman could be a full-time starter in the near future. Assuming Knowshon Moreno is gone, Hillman's role could be considerable in 2012.
Fantasy football owners need to draft Hillman as a fourth or fifth back. Hopefully we will have the luxury of watching the Moreno situation play out before having to make a decision, but Hillman could be a low-end third back in deep leagues if he is guaranteed a healthy split with McGahee. The former Aztec rusher should be drafted much higher in full-retention keeper leagues.
About Cory J. Bonini
Cory is KFFL's General Manager. In late 2002, he joined the KFFL staff as a research analyst and has been involved in fantasy sports since 1996. A member of the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, as well as Fantasy Sports Writers Association, Bonini has been featured in print, on radio and on scores of websites. Bonini co-hosted Big Lead Sports on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio from 2011 to 2012.
Bonini was recognized with the 2010 Best Article in Print Award from the FSWA and was a finalist for the same award in 2011. In '11, he finished first overall in the FSWA NFL experts challenge that featured 60 of the industry's best competitors.
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