The Broncos have a winner in their hard-fought running back battle

Ronnie Hillman, not C.J. Anderson, is ready to carry the load for the Broncos after their bye week.
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C.J. Anderson had his turn as the starting running back for the Denver Broncos.

It didn't work out. And his issues only underscored the successes of Ronnie Hillman, who'll supplant Anderson as the RB1 in Denver, according to ESPN's Jeff Legwold.

Hillman has topped 100 yards in two of his last three outings while Anderson has struggled. And he's done more damage with only six more carries than Anderson over that three-game span.

Yet the Broncos still seem hesitant to split their time-share up. According to Legwold, Hillman might not line up with the starting offense against Green Bay on Sunday.

He'll still get the lion's share of the work, though. And that can only help a Broncos team struggling for some kind of offensive spark.

(h/t ESPN)

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