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C.J. Anderson | Running Back | #35

Team: Los Angeles Rams
Age / DOB:  (27) / 2/10/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 225
College: California
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C.J. Anderson rushed 23 times for 123 yards and two touchdowns in the Rams' Divisional Round win over the Cowboys.
Stunningly, Anderson out-carried Todd Gurley 23-16, though Gurley did play more snaps. Gurley also got more involved as the game wore on. Big and bulky, Anderson was simply punishing a Cowboys defense that was excellent against the run this season. It helped that his offensive line was paving massive lanes. Although coach Sean McVay told the FOX booth that Gurley's limited usage was more of a "cardio" issue than anything else, it is safe to say that CJA is officially a part of the offense. He will be a DFS dark horse for the NFC Championship Game. Jan 12 - 11:34 PM

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C.J. Anderson rushed 23 times for 132 yards and one touchdown in the Rams' 48-32, Week 17 win over the 49ers.

Anderson added 22 more yards on three catches. Joining the team 12 days ago, Anderson has 326 yards and two touchdowns on 47 touches in two games filling in for Todd Gurley (knee) as the Rams' workhorse. He took the fourth quarter off in this one and will go to the bench as a lightly-used breather back for Gurley two weeks from now when the Rams start what they hope is a playoff run following a first-round bye. Anderson has played himself into a 2019 job.
Sun, Dec 30, 2018 08:19:00 PM

C.J. Anderson exploded for 167 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries while securing one catch for a five-yard loss on three targets Sunday in the Rams’ Week 16 win over Arizona.

Anderson, who was sitting on his couch unemployed as of four days ago, absolutely annihilated the Cardinals in his Rams debut, delivering his most rushing yards since Week 13 of 2014. Filling in for an injured Todd Gurley (knee), Anderson could not be stopped on Sunday. He routinely broke off huge gains, contributing runs of 27 and 46 yards. He also found time to visit the end zone, scoring his first touchdown since Week 3 on a four-yard gallop with just over two minutes remaining in the second quarter. After underwhelming stints in both Carolina and Oakland, it's easy to forget that Anderson rushed for over 1,000 yards in Denver last season. Anderson will be an appealing DFS option next week if Gurley can't get the green light or is rested against San Francisco.
Sun, Dec 23, 2018 07:22:00 PM

ESPN's Lindsey Thiry reports C.J. Anderson will start if Todd Gurley (knee) doesn't play this week.

This confirms earlier reports that Anderson is ahead of John Kelly. Anderson just signed this week, but he'll be on the streaming radar as the touch-favorite in the Rams offense. Justin Davis (questionable, shoulder) isn't expected to play Sunday.
Fri, Dec 21, 2018 04:25:00 PM

C.J. Anderson will reportedly be the first running back off the bench behind Todd Gurley on Sunday.

"You can see [Anderson] playing a role as early as this week," coach Sean McVay said. "Really impressed just being around him in the initial 24 hours, or whatever it's been." This type of conjecture would normally be tossed out and left to rot as coach-speak, but McVay specifically mentioned his offensive scheme wasn't all that different from Anderson's previous offenses. As it stands, Gurley is expected to suit up without getting a single practice in. We expect Anderson and sixth-round rookie John Kelly to be active, too, all perhaps getting involved against the Cardinals on Sunday.
Fri, Dec 21, 2018 01:57:00 PM

Rams signed RB C.J. Anderson.

With Todd Gurley dealing with knee inflammation, the Rams are taking out a Week 16 insurance policy. Were Gurley to sit against the Cardinals' soft run defense, CJA would likely see immediate run alongside existing backups John Kelly and Justin Davis.
Tue, Dec 18, 2018 05:26:00 PM

Raiders waived RB C.J. Anderson.

With Doug Martin's health no longer a question mark, Anderson has been cut loose after one week in Oakland. With Spencer Ware's (shoulder) health in doubt, perhaps the Chiefs will consider a waiver claim after they worked out Anderson last week.
Tue, Dec 11, 2018 05:11:00 PM

Raiders declared C.J. Anderson inactive for Week 14 against the Steelers.

Signed on Tuesday, Anderson apparently did not learn enough of the offense to be active. Doug Martin (knee) will keep his early-down role for at least another week. The Raiders also declared LG Kelechi Osemele (toe), DT Maurice Hurst (ankle), LB Kyle Wilber (hamstring), WR Keon Hatcher, CB Montrel Meander, and OT Justin Murray inactive for Week 14.
Sun, Dec 9, 2018 02:56:00 PM

Raiders signed RB C.J. Anderson.

Anderson was released by the Panthers in mid-November after failing to carve out a role behind Christian McCaffrey. Luckily for Anderson, there isn't anyone in Oakland's backfield like CMC but that doesn't mean he's going to see a lot of work. Anderson will join Gruden's committee of Doug Martin and Jalen Richard when he eventually makes his Raiders debut. This is a coming home signing for the Bay Area native.
Tue, Dec 4, 2018 07:08:00 PM

ESPN's Josina Anderson reports the Chiefs are not expected to sign C.J. Anderson.

Anderson was the odds-on favorite Sunday night, but the Chiefs decided to go with Charcandrick West, who spent the last four seasons with the team and should be able to settle in quickly. Perhaps the Chiefs revisit Anderson if Spencer Ware struggles over the next couple weeks.
Mon, Dec 3, 2018 12:59:00 PM

Free agent C.J. Anderson will visit with the Chiefs on Monday.

Anderson is expected to sign if he passes his physical. He'll give the Chiefs another back behind Spencer Ware after cutting ties with Kareem Hunt. Anderson managed 4.3 YPC in nine games (24 carries) with the Panthers before getting released last month. He'll push for committee work in Kansas City.
Sun, Dec 2, 2018 08:08:00 PM

Panthers released RB C.J. Anderson.

Anderson failed to carve out a role behind breakout workhorse back Christian McCaffrey and at times resembled old Panthers FB Mike Tolbert on the field rather than a svelte tailback. Cameron Artis-Payne is CMC's new top backup.
Mon, Nov 12, 2018 03:47:00 PM

C.J. Anderson totaled just nine yards on four carries Sunday in the Panthers’ Week 5 victory over the Giants.

Anderson remained a non-factor on Sunday, losing the touch battle 22-4 to Christian McCaffrey. Unless low-volume handcuffs are your jam, the ex-Bronco doesn’t belong on any fantasy rosters.
Sun, Oct 7, 2018 06:23:00 PM

C.J. Anderson rushed twice for nine yards and caught his lone target for a 24-yard touchdown in the Panthers' Week 3 win over the Bengals.

He now has three touches in consecutive games. Anderson's big Week 3 play came on a screen pass where he did a nice job reading his blocks before reaching pay dirt. Anderson has no standalone fantasy value, but he is a worthwhile handcuff to Christian McCaffrey. McCaffrey had 30 touches in Sunday's victory.
Sun, Sep 23, 2018 04:54:00 PM

C.J. Anderson rushed three times for 31 yards in the Panthers' Week 2 loss to the Falcons.

His biggest play, however, was a terrible drop in the fourth quarter that ended up popping into the air for an easy Falcons interception. Anderson has 10 carries for 64 yards through two weeks and obviously is not a fantasy option. He'll only be one if Christian McCaffrey ever gets injured.
Sun, Sep 16, 2018 04:50:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Jared Goff
2Sean Mannion
RB1Todd Gurley
2C.J. Anderson
3John Kelly
4Justin Davis
GLB1Todd Gurley
2C.J. Anderson
3RB1Todd Gurley
2C.J. Anderson
WR11Brandin Cooks
2JoJo Natson
WR21Josh Reynolds
2KhaDarel Hodge
3Mike Thomas
WR31Robert Woods
2Cooper Kupp
TE1Gerald Everett
2Tyler Higbee
3Johnny Mundt
LT1Andrew Whitworth
2Joseph Noteboom
LG1Rodger Saffold
2Austin Blythe
C1John Sullivan
2Brian Allen
3Aaron Neary
RG1Austin Blythe
RT1Rob Havenstein
K1Greg Zuerlein