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With Willis McGahee (MCL tear) out 6-8 weeks, Ronnie Hillman is the Broncos’ running back to secure in fantasy football leagues. Hillman has amassed 188 yards and a touchdown on 49 carries (3.84 YPC) through eight appearances this season, also catching ten passes for 62 yards. While he’s unlikely to be a workhorse in McGahee’s absence, Hillman should flirt with 15-18 touches per game as the lead back in a tandem attack with plodding pass-down specialist Lance Ball. Denver’s high-octane offense will set up scoring chances for Hillman. He’ll be a top-two fantasy waiver claim in Week 12, along with Eagles rookie Bryce Brown. The Broncos did not come out and say that Hillman would be the starter but expect a bigger role for the rookie out of San Diego State.
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Denver Broncos running back Willis McGahee exited yesterday’s
win over the San Diego Chargers in the first half with a knee injury, reports
John Clayton of ESPN.
McGahee isn't coming back. Officially ruled out because of his knee injury.
— John Clayton (@ClaytonESPN) November 18, 2012
Following the game coach John Fox told reporters that
McGahee had experienced...
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...
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...
Per a tweet from NFL Insider Jay Glazer, the Denver Broncos have placed running back Willis McGahee on season-ending injured reserve (IR):
McGahee was drafted in 2003 in the first round of the NFL draft by the Buffalo Bills, but sat out the entire 2003 season due to a knee injury in the Fiesta Bowl. When he returned in 2004, he strung together three straight 1,000 yard seasons....
RB Ronnie Hillman (Denver)
Percent owned (ESPN): 0.9%
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...
Bad news for the Broncos this morning as an MRI on Willis Mcgahee’s injured knee revealed he sustained a Torn MCL in their win over the San Diego Chargers according to Adam Schefter and Chris Mortenson at ESPN.
McGahee left the game in the second quarter and did not return to action.
McGahee will miss the next 6-8 weeks with a torn MCL. (Jack Dempsey / AP)
McGahee was having a...
Pickups of the WeekRonnie Hillman, RB, Broncos (0.9 percent owned in ESPN Standard 10-Man Leagues)Week 11 stats: 12 carries, 43 yards, 2 rec, 16 yardsWith Willis McGahee out 6-8 weeks with an MCL tear, the Broncos second round pick will get a chance to prove his draft status. His next 5 opponents (@KC, TB, @Oak, @Balt, Cle) currently rank 21st or worse against opposing RBs. Lance...
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...
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...
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.
Top 5 Free Agents
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.
2) Jalen Parmele JAC RB – 83 Total yards 0 TD
Jalen Parmele pushed Rashard Jennings to the wayside and became the feature back until Maurice...
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