Advice: Hillman's rookie season was marred by a pulled hamstring in camp and weight loss during the season, two factors that combined to keep him from honing his blitz pickup skills that are a prerequisite for playing alongside Peyton Manning.
Recommendation: Hillman isn't expected to be the Broncos' starting running back on opening day but quarterback Peyton Manning noted that the plan is to get Hillman more involved this season. "I definitely see that role increasing and...giving him more responsibility in this offense," said Manning. "It's not just kind of a limited package like we did last year. We are really expecting him to make that next-level jump." Hillman will have plenty of competition, mostly from McGahee and second-round pick Montee Ball, but he does have the skills to make a fantasy impact, particularly in PPR leagues.