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C.J. Anderson | Running Back

Team: Denver Broncos
Age / DOB:  (23) / 2/10/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 224
College: California
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The Denver Post says C.J. Anderson is a "serious threat" for the No. 2 running back job.
The fight to be Montee Ball's backup is wide open. The Post suggests Ronnie Hillman has his nose in front, but it's worth noting that Anderson closed out last season ahead of Hillman on the depth chart. Eventually, we expect Anderson to emerge as the best bet for Ball owners in search of a handcuff. Jun 4 - 10:51 AM
Source: Denver Post

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Broncos OC Adam Gase considers the team's No. 2 running back job "wide open" for competition.

Montee Ball appears locked in as the starter. C.J. Anderson is the favorite for No. 2 duties after finishing last season ahead of Ronnie Hillman on the depth chart, though Hillman hasn't been entirely ruled out. The running back corps is rounded out by Jerodis Williams, and UDFAs Kapri Bibbs, Brennan Clay, and Juwan Thompson. We like Anderson's chances of opening the year behind Ball.
May 18 - 5:14 PM

Montee Ball insists that he has not been handed the starting job yet.

Ball pointed to last year, when it was widely thought throughout the offseason program that Ronnie Hillman would be the starter. Hillman ended the year with 55 carries. "I know for a fact they're not going to hand it to me," Ball said. "They're going to make sure we all get our opportunities throughout camp and throughout OTAs." The situation this year is different as Ball is far more talented than Hillman and has been ticketed for the job since the 2013 draft. His main competition will come from C.J. Anderson, a 2013 UDFA that flashed during the preseason and finished ahead of Hillman on the depth chart.
May 1 - 8:58 AM

C.J. Anderson rushed twice for nine yards and caught a 14-yard pass in Denver's Super Bowl loss to Seattle.

Anderson didn't get any run until late-fourth-quarter garbage time, but it's notable that he was yet again activated over Ronnie Hillman, and will enter the offseason No. 2 on Denver's tailback depth chart behind Montee Ball. Knowshon Moreno is a free agent. Anderson was impressive in the 2013 preseason and holds sleeper Dynasty league value. He turns 23 later this month.
Feb 2 - 10:24 PM

C.J. Anderson had three carries for 16 yards in Sunday night's Week 12 loss to New England.

Anderson served as the No. 2 running back after Montee Ball fumbled in the third quarter. He made some nice change-of-pace runs behind Knowshon Moreno and could see an expanded role going forward. With Ball struggling with fumbling issues, Anderson is worth a look in deeper re-draft leagues. He's been active over Ronnie Hillman the last four games.
Mon, Nov 25, 2013 01:48:00 AM

Broncos RB C.J. Anderson was held without a touch in Denver's Week 10 win over the Chargers.

Anderson made his NFL debut in Week 8, but wasn't a part of the game plan coming off the Broncos' bye week. He's off the re-draft league radar.
Sun, Nov 10, 2013 08:50:00 PM

Making his NFL debut, Broncos RB C.J. Anderson rushed four times for 22 yards in Denver's Week 8 win over the Redskins.

The undrafted free agent wasn't targeted in the passing game. Anderson was just a breather back this afternoon, but showed enough to be active for Week 10 against the Chargers, turning in runs of six and 11 yards. He's worth a flier in Dynasty leagues.
Sun, Oct 27, 2013 08:48:00 PM

Broncos UDFA RB C.J. Anderson is expected to be active for the first time this year in Week 8 against Washington.

Montee Ball will be Denver's likely No. 2 back behind Knowshon Moreno, and Ronnie Hillman will not dress due to persistent fumbles. An undrafted rookie out of Cal, Anderson rushed 15 times for 69 yards (4.6 YPC) in Denver's preseason opener before suffering a right MCL sprain in practice that cost him the rest of camp. The Broncos still kept him on the 53-man roster, which speaks volumes about how high they are on Anderson. They were not willing to subject him to waivers. Anderson ran a solid 4.53 forty-yard dash at Cal's March Pro Day, weighing in at a muscle-bound 5-foot-8 and 224 pounds. He's worth monitoring closely in Dynasty leagues, and stashing in 14- and 16-team re-draft formats.
Fri, Oct 25, 2013 05:01:00 PM

Updating a previous item, Broncos undrafted RB C.J. Anderson will be sidelined 4-6 weeks with a "severely" sprained right MCL.

Anderson had to be carted off the practice field Thursday, so this is good news compared to original fears. The Broncos may just opt to stash Anderson on injured reserve and let him come back and give it another run at the roster next summer. He wasn't going to be any higher than the No. 4 back.
Thu, Aug 15, 2013 04:55:00 PM

Broncos undrafted RB C.J. Anderson was carted off the field with a right knee injury at Thursday's training camp practice.

Anderson couldn't put any pressure on his leg, and Peyton Manning described the injury as "awful, just awful." He was carted to the locker room and had to be carried inside by trainers. Anderson had a nice preseason debut, rushing for 69 yards on 15 carries, and he was pushing for a spot as the No. 4 running back.
Thu, Aug 15, 2013 04:00:00 PM

Broncos signed California RB C.J. Anderson.

Anderson (5-foot-8 1/8, 224) rushed 126 times for 790 yards (6.27 YPC) and four touchdowns in 2012, sharing time with smallish fellow senior Isi Sofele. Anderson only caught 22 passes in his college career. With a 4.60 forty time and 1.57 ten-yard split, Anderson lacks ideal long speed but has short-area burst and runs hard between the tackles. The Broncos now have nine running backs under contract.
Sat, Apr 27, 2013 11:56:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Peyton Manning
2Brock Osweiler
3Zac Dysert
4Bryn Renner
RB1Montee Ball
2C.J. Anderson
3Ronnie Hillman
4Brennen Clay
5Kapri Bibbs
GLB1Montee Ball
2C.J. Anderson
3RB1Montee Ball
2Ronnie Hillman
WR11Demaryius Thomas
2Andre Caldwell
3Cody Latimer
4Nathan Palmer
5Bennie Fowler
WR21Wes Welker
2Emmanuel Sanders
3Jordan Norwood
4Isaiah Burse
5Greg Hardin
WR31Emmanuel Sanders
TE1Julius Thomas
2Jacob Tamme
3Virgil Green
4Joel Dreessen
5Cameron Morrah
K1Matt Prater