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Broncos | Ronnie Hillman the starter

Denver Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman has a firm hold on the No. 1 running back position to this point in training camp over RBs Montee Ball and Knowshon Moreno. "How it moves forward - we don't know enough about Montee Ball yet," head coach John Fox said. "We know what style he has. I've been very impressed with his football character. And you do find out pretty fast at that position."

Moreno is third on the depth chart, but he is expected to get his share of touches in Week 1 against the Baltimore Ravens. The Broncos eventually want Ball to become their featured back, and they hope he can develop into a 15-to-20 carry running back, but it's unclear when exactly that might happen.

Fantasy Tip: For now, Hillman is the guy based on the improvements he's made in pass protection. Ball probably won't see significant repetitions in the backfield until he shows he's capable of consistently protecting Peyton Manning, similar to the progression that Hillman went through in his rookie season last year. All three backs should see work once the regular season starts, making it tough to predict who will carry the most fantasy value. In the long term, Ball is your best bet, but it could be a frustrating first half of the season for his owners.

2013-08-01 15:12:30 | Source: The Denver Post - Mike Klis

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