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Chris Andersen | Center/Forward

Team: Miami Heat
Age / DOB:  (36) / 7/7/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 245
College: Blinn (TX) JC
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Chris Andersen started at center again on Thursday and had 12 points, eight rebounds, two steals and a block in 29 minutes.
He hit 4-of-5 shots and as long as Chris Bosh is out, and Andersen is starting, he's worth a look in all formats. Dec 25 - 8:23 PM

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Chris Andersen (ankle) will play Sunday vs. Boston.

Andersen will grab some rebounds and block some shots, but he doesn't offer enough upside to be owned in standard leagues.
Dec 21 - 4:42 PM

Chris Andersen started at power forward on Wednesday and had six points, nine rebounds and a steal in 26 minutes.

He didn't block a shot, but with Chris Bosh out and Josh McRoberts' season likely over, deserves a watchful eye from deep-leaguers, especially if he continues to start.
Dec 18 - 12:48 AM

Chris Andersen will start at center in place of Udonis Haslem.

The move could stick with the Heat desperate up front. Andersen is an option as a deep-league specialist, but he is not going to have enough value in standard leagues. Luol Deng has actually been playing some power forward while Shawne Williams has struggled quite a bit.
Dec 17 - 6:50 PM

Chris Andersen (back) briefly left Tuesday's game against the Nets.

He is said to be dealing with back spasms, but he returned pretty quickly from the locker room and appears to be moving just fine. We will pass along any further updates as needed.
Dec 16 - 9:10 PM

Chris Andersen returned from a nine-game absence on Sunday with two points, three rebounds and one block in 18 minutes during a home loss to the Bulls.

Andersen can rack up impressive rebound and block totals on a per-minute basis, but the 36-year-old has struggled to stay healthy and doesn't get enough minutes for use in typical fantasy leagues. He'd only be worth deploying if Josh McRoberts (knee) and Chris Bosh (calf) miss more time.
Dec 14 - 9:07 PM

Updating a previous report, Chris Andersen (ankle) will be available to play for Sunday's game vs. Chicago.

Andersen will see some increased opportunity tonight with Josh McRoberts (knee) and Chris Bosh (calf) sidelined, but he's not much more than a shot-blocking specialist in deeper leagues.
Dec 14 - 5:42 PM

Chris Andersen (ankle) will be a game-time decision for Sunday's game vs. the Bulls.

The Heat could use him with both Chris Bosh (calf) and Josh McRoberts (knee) sidelined, but he's still nothing more than a shot-blocking specialist in deep leagues. Check back closer to tip-off for an official update on Andersen's status.
Dec 14 - 5:05 PM

Chris Andersen (ankle) is targeting a return to the lineup on Tuesday.

He hasn't had any setbacks and his timetable was two weeks from his sprain back on Nov. 23, so Tuesday makes sense as a target date. Andersen is only a specialists for blocks in deep leagues.
Dec 12 - 3:35 PM

Chris Andersen (ankle) will not suit up for Tuesday's game vs. the Suns.

Andersen has been out since November 23, so this news has very little fantasy implications. Birdman can remain on the wire in nearly all leagues.
Dec 9 - 3:27 PM

Chris Andersen has a high ankle sprain and is expected to miss "two or three weeks."

Andersen's absence will mean more Udonis Haslem, which means very little in terms of fantasy. However, Josh McRoberts has seen his minutes increase and he could actually become a factor in the next 14 days.
Nov 26 - 1:07 PM

Chris Andersen (ankle) will not suit up for Tuesday's game vs. the Warriors.

Erik Spoelstra has said that Andersen "will be out for awhile," so this news isn't surprising. Udonis Haslem and Justin Hamilton will split Andersen's backup minutes, but neither guy is worthy of any attention in standard leagues.
Nov 25 - 6:13 PM

Chris Andersen (ankle) "will be out for awhile," according to coach Erik Spoelstra.

This explains why the Heat added Hassan Whiteside and they're extremely thin up front. Andersen owners can cut him loose and there should be more from Udonis Haslem and Justin Hamilton. Whiteside is likely just an emergency guy.
Nov 25 - 11:28 AM

Chris Andersen went down during the Heat-Hornets game with a sprained right ankle, and he will not return.

Andersen limped his way to the locker room and the injury looked ugly enough that it's unsurprising to see him ruled out for the night. If he misses an extended period of time, his minutes will be split up between Chris Bosh, Shawne Williams, Josh McRoberts and Udonis Haslem.

Chris Andersen went down during the Heat-Hornets game with an apparent ankle injury, and it's not yet known if he will return.

Andersen limped his way to the locker room and we'll pass along any updates as they become available. If Andersen misses an extended period of time, his minutes will be split up between Chris Bosh, Shawne Williams, Josh McRoberts, and Udonis Haslem.

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Norris Cole
2Shabazz Napier
SG1Dwyane Wade
2Mario Chalmers
3Andre Dawkins
SF1Luol Deng
2Danny Granger
3James Ennis
PF1Josh McRoberts
2Shawne Williams
3Justin Hamilton
4Udonis Haslem
C1Chris Bosh
2Chris Andersen
3Hassan Whiteside