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Willis McGahee to miss 6-8 weeks. Ronnie Hillman, you’re up

Andy Behrens
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Willis McGahee's Monday MRI was basically the worst kind of Monday MRI. It revealed an MCL tear in his right knee, which will sideline the veteran back for 6-8 weeks. Fox's Jay Glazer also reports that McGahee has a fracture.

Brutal news. This, right here, is probably my least favorite blog post of the 2012 season. McGahee was running well on Sunday (7 carries, 55 yards) before disaster struck

Denver has an appealing rest-of-season schedule, beginning with the Week 12 match-up at Kansas City, so you'll want to make an aggressive play for rookie Ronnie Hillman. He's the primary RB add this week, a talented back attached to a terrific offense. Lance Ball will be in the mix as well, along with Knowshon Moreno, but the backfield workload should tilt toward Ronnie.

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Beyond the upcoming tilt with KC, a defense that allows 129.2 rushing yards per game, the Broncos will face Tampa Bay, Oakland, Baltimore, then Cleveland. Those final three teams all currently rank in the bottom-third of the league against the run. Hillman thus has a shot at fantasy stardom, during the weeks that matter most in our game. Place your bids. Make 'em big.

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