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Tom Kensler of The Denver Post anticipates that Broncos running back Ronnie Hillman will replaced injured back Willis McGahee as the team’s starter against the Chiefs on Sunday.
“Hillman (5-10, 190) has been listed as the top backup to McGahee and likely will get the first call Sunday in the Broncos’ 11 a.m. game at Kansas City,” writes Kensler. “The rookie from San Diego State, a third-round pick in the 2012 draft, might be the Broncos’ quickest and fastest running back. He ranks second on the team in rushing (188 yards on 49 carries) and has yet to lose a fumble as a pro.”
Head coach John Fox said they will likely use multiple running backs to replace McGahee. Hillman has the most play making ability which is why it’s believed he will start Sunday. Expect Hillman to get close to 15 touches Sunday with Lance Ball getting some work in on third-downs.
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On Wednesday, the Denver Broncos placed running back Willis McGahee on injured reserve, the team announced via Twitter.
Per CBA rules, the Broncos placed McGahee on IR with a designation for return, meaning he may be able to play again this season. In six weeks from today, McGahee will be allowed to practice with the team again—he will be allowed to play again in eight weeks...
If the Broncos are to make a serious push into the postseason, they'll do so sans their top rusher.
FOX Sports' Jay Glazer reports that Willis McGahee sustained a torn MCL and fractured leg during Sunday's win over the Chargers. The veteran running back will miss 6-8 weeks.
McGahee went down in the second quarter...
Even though the Denver Broncos placed running back Willis McGahee on injured reserve, they put him on the designation to return list in hopes that he’ll be back in time for the AFC Championship game. Of course they’re being optimistic that they’ll make it that far this season.
IR for Willis McGahee expected as @jayglazer reported. But it would be with designation to return...
Willis McGahee has been placed on recallable injured reserve by the AFC West-leading Denver Broncos.
The Broncos (7-3) put their 31-year-old running back on the list Wednesday, meaning he can return to practice after missing the final six regular-season games and play in a game after missing two more.
That would bring Denver up to the AFC title game.
McGahee tore the medical collateral...
Denver’s backfield was dealt a tough blow on Monday afternoon. Coach John Fox announced that starting running back Willis McGahee suffered a torn medial collateral ligament and compression fracture in his right knee against San Diego on Sunday.
“Willis McGahee did have a ligament tear,” said Fox. ”It’s non-surgical. He’s not on IR at this point. Obviously...
Time to shine Juan…
Well, the news just broke that Willis McGahee has a torn MCL and fractured lower leg and will be out anywhere between 4-8 weeks. Essentially ending his fantasy season. The Broncos will most likely use a committee with Ball and Hillman, but the upside grab is Hillman.
Ball is just a guy. Hillman has shown explosiveness in his limited time spelling McGahee...
The Denver Broncos placed leading rusher Willis McGahee on designated injured reserve Wednesday meaning McGahee will be able to practice in six weeks, reports FoxSports.com.
McGahee tore his medial collateral ligament in his right knee and also sustained a leg fracture. The original diagnosis had McGahee missing six to eight weeks with an outside shot to return if the Broncos made...
Ronnie Hillman (Denver Broncos)With Willis McGahee out at least 6 weeks, Ronnie Hillman steps into the picture as a potentially solid replacement. We don’t know how much of a time-share he will have with Lance Ball, but I think Hillman is the back who comes out on top in the last few weeks. Peyton Manning knows when to run the ball, and running backs have typically done pretty...
Fantasy Football owners in need of a starting running back or quarterback may be in a lot of luck this week. Searching for solid pickups on the waiver wire in Fantasy Football Week 12 is never easy, yet a few injuries have presented owners with some interesting options late in the season.
RB Ronnie Hillman (Denver)
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Willis McGahee is going to be out an extended period of time and possibly the season with a broken leg and torn MCL. Ronnie Hillman and Lance Ball will split carries in his absence, but Hillman has by far the most upside of the bunch. He led the duo in carries 12 to 6 against San Diego after McGahee went down and the 3rd round...
The Broncos placed starting running back Willis McGahee on injured reserve yesterday, leaving no short-yardage backs remaining on the roster.
Denver will likely have a rotation of Knowshon Moreno, Ronnie Hillman, and Lance Ball on Sunday, but none of those three backs can run between the tackles or pass block as well as McGahee. For that reason, the Broncos have...
Not only does Denver Broncos running back Willis McGahee have a torn MCL, he also has a fracture in his leg, according to Jay Glazer of FOX Sports.
On top of Willis MaGahee’s torn MCL @mortreport reported on, he also has a fracture in the leg, which adds to why he’s out 6-8 weeks
— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) November 19, 2012
With McGahee out 6-8 weeks, he likely won’t be back...
According to Jay Glazer of Fox Sports, Broncos RB Willis McGahee has been placed on the injured/reserved list with the designated to return tag.
McGahee tore his MCL and broke his leg in the Broncos week 11 game and is currently expected to miss 6-8 weeks which would place his return sometime around the AFC Championship.
RB Ronnie Hillman has been praised by the Broncos coaching...
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1) Ronnie Hillman DEN RB – 59 Total Yards 0 TD
With Willis McGahee going down for at least 6 weeks, Ronnie Hillman should take over as the feature back in Denver. Should produce similar numbers to what McGahee was producing.
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Welcome to the Week 12 edition of our weekly look at fantasy running back committees. In this space, we'll look at recent performances and attempt to read the backfield tea leaves to help you with lineup decisions. We'll post this article each Tuesday, and offer updates in our fantasy coverage throughout the week, including in the Friday morning edition of the FOX Sports...