Anderson rushed 12 times for 59 yards and caught both of his targets for 13 receiving yards Sunday against the Bears. Ronnie Hillman once again led the team in rushing, as he finished with 102 yards on 21 carries, leaving Anderson is make due with a fairly limited number of touches. One big difference Sunday was that Brock Osweiler, starting in place of the injured Peyton Manning (foot/ribs) took a vast majority of the snaps under center, making it much easier for Hillman and Anderson to run as opposed to doing so out of the shotgun or pistol formations that Manning uses so often. Manning is reportedly pressing to return in Week 12 against the Patriots, which would obviously have an impact on the running game. Then again, it's a very tough matchup no matter the quarterback, as the Patriots came into Sunday allowing the second-fewest rushing yards per game this season.
Anderson rushed twice for nine yards and failed to catch his only target Sunday against the Chiefs. The Broncos were dominated throughout the game, trailing 19-0 at the half and 22-0 after three quarters, which is why there weren't many rushing attempts. That being said, Ronnie Hillman dominated the touches, rushing 11 times for 42 yards and a touchdown. The two are expected to share looks, though the problem is that Hillman is likely to get the first opportunities, which means Anderson's upside is limited if Hillman performs well.
Anderson (ankle) rushed seven times for a team-high 34 yards and caught one pass on two targets for four receiving yards Sunday against the Colts. Anderson finished with the same number of carries as starter Ronnie Hillman, though the latter churned out only a single yard. The Broncos fell behind 17-0 midway through the second quarter, which is why they didn't run the ball much, though neither back was overly impressive in moving the ball. With Anderson unable to separate himself from Hillman, the two are likely to continue to split carries as the season moves on.
Anderson (ankle) will be the backup Sunday against the Colts, with Ronnie Hillman getting another start, the Denver Post reports. Hillman started last weekend's game and scored two touchdowns, though Anderson rushed for 101 yards and a touchdown himself. The two are likely to split touches in the coming weeks, which limits both of their fantasy upsides.
Broncos running back Ronnie Hillman will start Sunday against the Packers, Mike Klis of NBC 9 News in Denver reports. Hillman has vastly outplayed C.J. Anderson this season and it's no surprise he'll get the start Sunday after coach Gary Kubiak said the former would get more first-team touches in practice. Hillman has rushed for at least 100 yards in two of the last three games and now faces off against a Packers team allowing 4.7 yards per carry this season, the sixth-worst mark in the NFL.
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