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Chris Andersen | Center/Forward

Team: Miami Heat
Age / DOB:  (37) / 7/7/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 245
College: Blinn (TX) JC
Contract: view contract details

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Chris Andersen (illness) is a game-time decision to play against the Knicks.
With Amare Stoudemire out, Andersen could have been used tonight. He's still nowhere near the fantasy radar in almost any league. Nov 27 - 6:26 PM

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Chris Andersen returned on Wednesday with three points, one rebound and one assist in four minutes off Miami's bench.

His lone make was a 3-pointer but this is a non-event for fantasy purposes -- the Birdman has played 17 minutes all season.
Nov 26 - 3:05 AM

Chris Andersen (personal) will be active for Monday's game vs. the Knicks.

This will be the second straight game that he has been active, but he may not touch the floor. Leave him on the wire.
Nov 23 - 6:49 PM

Chris Andersen (personal) has returned to the Heat and will be available for Saturday's game against the 76ers.

Andersen has a very limited role off the bench, so it's not a guarantee that he will see the floor tonight. He is not on the fantasy radar.
Nov 21 - 11:55 AM

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said that Chris Andersen (excused personal absence) is "making his way back."

Andersen is expected to be available for Saturday's game against Philly, but he isn't in the rotation right now and might not see the floor. You can safely leave him on the wire.
Nov 20 - 1:45 PM

Chris Andersen (personal) will not play Thursday against the Kings.

Andersen is away from the team tending to a personal matter on an excused absence, but head coach Erik Spoelstra anticipates him rejoining Miami in time for Saturday's tilt against the 76ers. The Birdman is averaging just six minutes per game this season, and is not worth owning in any league.
Nov 19 - 5:55 PM

Chris Andersen will be active for Tuesday's game against the Hawks.

This will be Andersen's 2015-16 season debut, but he shouldn't be started in any fantasy leagues as he won't see big minutes off Miami's bench.
Nov 3 - 11:55 AM

Chris Andersen and Josh Richardson will be inactive for Friday's game against the Cavs.

Josh McRoberts will spend time backing up Chris Bosh and Hassan Whiteside tonight, but he's not going to earn enough minutes to matter in most leagues. The Birdman is well past his days of being a relevant fantasy option.
Oct 30 - 6:29 PM

Chris Anderson played 16 minutes vs. the Wizards on Wednesday, scoring five points with six rebounds and one block.

Udonis Haslem (eye) and Hassan Whiteside (ankle) were both active but the Heat still opted to play Andersen, who has been dealing with an illness recently. He will offer his typical handful of blocks with solid FG percentages this season, but the Birdman's wings have been clipped for fantasy purposes.
Oct 21 - 11:24 PM

Chris Andersen returned to practice on Friday.

He missed practice on Thursday with an illness. Andersen won't be as important this season with the Heat adding some serious depth up front.
Oct 16 - 2:31 PM

A woman who impersonated Chris Andersen online has been sentenced to 18 months in jail.

Shelly Chartier of Manitoba, Canada plead guilty in August to seven counts of fraud (which included impersonating Andersen) and has been sentenced to 18 months in jail. Legal issues aside, Andersen won't see enough playing time for the Heat this season to be worth a draft pick in standard fantasy leagues.
Source: CBC News
Oct 15 - 11:15 AM

Chris Andersen said that he isn't concerned about potentially losing minutes due to all of the competition for minutes in the frontcourt.

"I am just going to go in and do what I do," Andersen said. "I can’t control that. I did what I had to do to make sure my conditioning was good … to make sure I don’t get injured as [much] as last year." Andersen couldn't stay healthy in a limited role last season, so it's probably a good thing that the Heat won't have to use him too often in the early going. Andersen won't be a viable fantasy option this season, and it's possible that the Heat look to trade him.
Oct 3 - 11:02 AM

Chris Andersen lost weight and worked on his conditioning this offseason.

"He lost some weight so he's a little bit less of a weight load on his joints, which is so essential as you get further in your career. He's lighter, he's quicker, I think he's stronger and ultimately can play faster," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. While the improvements are welcomed, he's not going to play a role that leads to him being worthy of fantasy consideration in any format.
Sep 28 - 1:58 PM

Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra didn't shed any light on trade rumors surrounding Chris Andersen during a recnet interview.

While Andersen has been the subject of trade rumors for months, Spoelstra gave his best non-answer. "We know what they can do, versus the unknown, and we also care about them," Spoelstra said of Andersen and Mario Chalmers. "They understand. They’re pros. They know we care about them and they know it’s a business." Andersen can pile up blocks when he gets minutes, but he can be ignored in standard fantasy leagues as he's past the days where he is capable of playing big minutes.
Sep 24 - 10:45 AM

Chris Andersen has reportedly not received much interest on the trade market.

Additionally, there has been no evidence to support any traction on a potential Jamal Crawford, Birdman swap, a trade that was only hypothetically suggested by a couple NBA media members. The Heat have been actively shopping Andersen and Mario Chalmers this offseason, but have not found any takers up to this point. Andersen isn't really capable of playing major minutes, so he won't be worth owning in standard leagues, regardless of where he winds up.
Aug 26 - 12:27 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Goran Dragic
2Beno Udrih
3Tyler Johnson
SG1Dwyane Wade
2Gerald Green
3Josh Richardson
SF1Luol Deng
2Justise Winslow
PF1Chris Bosh
2Josh McRoberts
3Jarnell Stokes
4Udonis Haslem
C1Hassan Whiteside
2Amare Stoudemire
3Chris Andersen