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C.J. Anderson

26-Year-Old Running Back – Denver Broncos

2017 Rush/Rec Stats

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82

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347

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67

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2017 Rush/Rec Projections

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2017 Fantasy Football Outlook

The Broncos' running game was a mess last season, and Anderson's disappointing numbers were Exhibit A. While his season ended early after a Week 7 knee injury, his 4.0 YPC to that point was by far a c...

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2017 ADP:  56.14

Rank (Overall): Hidden

Rank (RB): Hidden

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Bye Week:  5

HT: 5' 8"   WT: 224   DOB: 2/10/1991  College: California  Show ContractHide Contract

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C.J. Anderson Contract Information:

Broncos matched his four-year, $18 million with the Dolphins in March of 2016.

October 1, 2017  –  C.J. Anderson News

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Anderson carried 20 times for 95 yards and caught all four of his targets for 17 additional yards during Sunday's 16-10 win over the Raiders.

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C.J. Anderson NFL Stats
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  Rushing Rush Distance Big Rush Games Receiving Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2011 20 CFB 13 72 345 8 4.8 - - - - - 7 186 26.6 1 0 - - - - - -
2012 21 CFB 12 126 790 4 6.3 - - - - - 15 164 10.9 1 0 - - - - - -
2013 22 DEN 5 7 38 0 5.4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 23 DEN 15 179 849 8 4.7 7 0 2 2 0 34 324 9.5 2 44 0 0 0 0 1 0
2015 24 DEN 15 152 720 5 4.7 5 1 2 0 0 25 183 7.3 0 36 0 0 0 0 2 2
2016 25 DEN 7 110 437 4 4.0 1 0 1 0 0 16 128 8.0 1 24 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 26 DEN 5 82 347 1 4.2 4 1 1 0 0 10 67 6.7 1 12 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 Proj 26 DEN Subscribe now to see our 2017 projections for C.J. Anderson

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

C.J. Anderson Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Rec/G Yds/G YPT In20 In10 In5
2011 20 CFB 13 8.2 8.8 8.5 6 27 - - - 1 14 - - - -
2012 21 CFB 12 10.5 11.7 11.1 11 66 - - - 1 14 - - - -
2013 22 DEN 5 0.8 0.8 0.8 1 8 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0
2014 23 DEN 15 11.8 14.1 13.0 12 57 23 11 6 2 22 7.4 7 0 0
2015 24 DEN 15 8.0 9.7 8.9 10 48 21 4 4 2 12 5.1 3 0 0
2016 25 DEN 7 12.4 14.6 13.5 16 62 23 12 9 2 18 5.3 2 0 0
2017 26 DEN 5 10.7 12.7 11.7 16 69 13 5 4 2 13 5.6 6 2 0
2017 Proj 26 DEN Subscribe now to see our 2017 projections for C.J. Anderson

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

C.J. Anderson – Playing Time Overview

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Snap Count Stats

235

Offensive Snaps in 2017

C.J. Anderson was on the field for 235 of his team's snaps on offense in 2017.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2017

C.J. Anderson was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2017.

Year Off ST
2015 500 2
2016 313 0
2017 235 0
C.J. Anderson 2017 Game Log
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  Snap Count Rushing Rush Distance Receiving Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Runs Red Zone Targets
Week Opp Off ST Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 LAC 48 0 20 81 0 4.1 0 0 1 7 7.0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 3 3 1 1 0
2 Dal 56 0 25 118 1 4.7 2 0 3 36 12.0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 1 2 0 0
3 @Buf 49 0 8 36 0 4.5 1 0 2 7 3.5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
4 Oak 44 0 20 95 0 4.8 1 1 4 17 4.3 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 2 1 0
5 BYE Bye Week
6 NYG 38 0 9 17 0 1.9 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 @LAC
8 @KC
9 @Phi
10 NE
11 Cin
12 @Oak
13 @Mia
14 NYJ
15 @Ind
16 @Was
17 KC

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for C.J. Anderson  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Running Backs
Height:   5' 8"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   224 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.53 sec
AVERAGE
Shuttle Time:   4.12 sec
GREAT
Cone Drill:   7.15 sec
WEAK
Arm Length:   30.00 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Hand Length:   9.00 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   33 in
WEAK
Broad Jump:   119 in
GOOD
Bench Press:   17 reps
WEAK
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Chad Kelly  NFI
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Shane Ray  IR
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Billy Winn  IR

C.J. Anderson: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Anderson rushed for 36 yards on eight carries and added seven yards with two catches in Sunday's 26-16 loss to Buffalo.

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Anderson pounded the ball for 118 yards and a touchdown on 25 carries and added another 36 yards and a touchdown on three catches in Sunday's 42-17 win over Dallas.

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Anderson rushed 20 times for 81 yards and caught one of three targets for seven yards during Monday's win over the Chargers.

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Anderson rushed for 31 yards and a touchdown on nine carries and added seven yards on two catches in Saturday's preseason win over the Packers.

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Anderson had seven carries for 24 yards and a touchdown and caught all three of his targets for 13 yards in Saturday's preseason game against the 49ers.

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In his first game action since tearing his meniscus, Anderson rushed for 21 yards on five carries in Thursday's preseason win over Chicago.

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Anderson will be limited to three series during Thursday's preseason game at Chicago, Nicki Jhabvala of The Denver Post reports.

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Anderson is getting more involved in the Broncos' passing game, the Broncos' official site reports.

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Head coach Vance Joseph says that Anderson is in "great shape" on the eve of camp, ESPN's Jeff Legwold reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

How do the Broncos really feel about Anderson? They keep giving us mixed signals. Denver gave him the minimum tender prior to free agency, though it did match Miami's four-year offer. Nonetheless, the Broncos also re-signed Ronnie Hillman and selected Devontae Booker in the draft. (What there won't be is Peyton Manning to audible and hand off, but maybe that's a good thing.) Anderson's been a late-arriving story in each of the last two seasons he went ballistic in the second half of 2014 (1,057 total yards, 10 touchdowns) and had an efficiency spike last year (6.3 YPC after Week 8). He was good, not great, in Denver's Super Bowl run (405 total yards, 4.4 YPC). What's missing here is the first two months of 2015, when fantasy owners desperately needed Anderson a high draft choice to produce. He stumbled to an 88-315-1 start on the ground (just one score) through eight games, in part because the Broncos' offense was a mess from A to Z (makeshift line; diminished quarterback; erratic receivers; uncertain backfield; etc). Looking forward, there's a solid chance to succeed. Anderson enters the season as the lead back in a Gary Kubiak offense. Say whatever you want about Kubiak, but he generally has strong running games. Anderson's fantasy outlook is probably clearer than it initially seems.

2015

After spending 2012 on the Broncos' practice squad and then seeing little action in 2013 once he recovered from a preseason knee injury, Anderson got just 17 carries through the first eight games last year, and it seemed like he might never get a chance to show what he could do. His fortunes changed dramatically in Week 10, however, as a 51-yard TD reception thrust him into the spotlight and he seized his chance. A short, thick power back, Anderson's game is built around his exceptional burst, balance and vision, allowing him to attack a hole and pick his way through traffic until he gets to the second level. While he doesn't run with tremendous power or speed, his low pad level allows him to grind out plenty of extra yards, and he ranked among the league leaders in missed or broken tackles with 59, which is all the more impressive considering his production all came in essentially half a season. Anderson excels both as a receiver and pass blocker, and his overall skill set should make him a great fit in new coach Gary Kubiak's offense. Ronnie Hillman and Montee Ball remain in the picture, but Anderson is finally the clear top back in Denver and seems poised for a big season.

2014

Anderson suffered a preseason knee injury that knocked him out for the first seven weeks of last season and barely saw the field even when healthy. However, he managed to make an impression with his seven regular-season carries and even got three touches in the Super Bowl. With Knowshon Moreno having departed for Miami, Anderson's slated to compete with Montee Ball for No. 1 duties this year in Denver. Ball's the odds-on favorite to come away with that job, but it's worth noting that the Broncos clearly consider the undrafted Anderson to be worthier competition for starter's reps than Ronnie Hillman, who appears pigeonholed into third-down duty.

2013

Will likely spend the season on the practice squad, as there are simply too many running backs ahead of him on the depth chart.