Willis McGahee Injury Makes Ronnie Hillman Must Add in All Fantasy Leagues
Alright Willis McGahee owners, it's time to break out the keys to those handcuffs you hopefully own.
Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 19, 2012
So, yeah, congratulations to 0.9 percent of ESPN owners and 13 percent of Yahoo! owners—undoubtedly after some non-waiver league adds—who were smart enough to handcuff McGahee and pick up talented rookie Ronnie Hillman.
The 5'9", 200-pound lightning bolt (read: elite quickness) out of San Diego State hasn't gone all "Doug Martin" in his first year in the NFL, but he's been productive nonetheless: 49 carries, 188 yards (3.8 yards per carry), one touchdown, 10 receptions, 62 receiving yards.
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While those numbers aren't going to make you drool uncontrollably, Hillman has found ways to produce when he gets lots of touches.
Well, now that McGahee is no longer in the picture, Denver's RB2 in terms of workload is in line for a gaggle of touches.
That's right, a gaggle.
With Peyton Manning partying like it's 2004 and demanding the attention of defenses, along with the fact that Denver has plenty of soft run defenses left on the schedule (including the Kansas City Chiefs and the Oakland Raiders), Hillman is a must-add in all leagues.
Who do you think will get the most touches?
But that's not quite the entire story.
Denver has yet to commit to Hillman as the full-fledged starter. While I'm buying him and his endless upside, it wouldn't be surprising to see Lance Ball or even Knowshon Moreno—yes, that Knowshon Moreno—cutting into the workload.
So, if you don't have the top waiver or enough money to acquire Hillman, don't be afraid to put in speculative adds on Ball (0.4 percent owned in ESPN leagues) or Moreno (2.4 percent owned) either.
Even if they don't get action right away, hopefully you now know to get your handcuffs ready.
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