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C.J. Anderson | Running Back | #22

Team: Denver Broncos
Age / DOB:  (26) / 2/10/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 224
College: California
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C.J. Anderson rushed 30 times for 158 yards in the Broncos' Week 15 win over the Colts.
Anderson was held without a catch on one target in the passing game. The 158 yards rushing were the third most of his career. Anderson was shedding an indifferent Colts defense's tackles all night long. Clearly re-established as the Broncos' lead back, Anderson has a whopping 73 touches over his past three games. Operating on 10 days' rest, he will be a workload-based RB2 against the Redskins in Week 16. Dec 14 - 11:29 PM

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C.J. Anderson amassed 48 yards on 22 carries while corralling two catches for 25 yards on two targets Sunday in the Broncos’ Week 14 win over the Jets.

Anderson obviously got a ton of work, seeing his most carries since Week 2 as the Broncos snapped an eight-game losing streak. Of course, the volume was largely wasted on Anderson, who spent most of the afternoon slamming into brick walls. His longest run went for all of seven yards, which was still better than Devontae Booker’s long of six. The backfield distribution in Denver has been fairly unpredictable this year, though Anderson has now logged 15-plus carries in back-to-back weeks. We’ll see what he can do in a great matchup against the Colts on Thursday Night Football.
Dec 10 - 7:52 PM

C.J. Anderson rushed 15 times for 67 yards and caught 4-of-7 targets for 43 yards in the Broncos' Week 13 loss to the Dolphins.

For the first time in a long time, Anderson dominated Denver's backfield with 19 touches to Devontae Booker's three and Jamaal Charles' eight. In a dysfunctional offense, Anderson will need to maintain these voluminous workloads in order to become a reliable fantasy asset. Entering a Week 14 date with the Jets, Anderson can only be viewed as a risky flex option.
Dec 3 - 5:30 PM

C.J. Anderson had five carries for 12 yards in Week 12 against Oakland.

Anderson got touches early, but fell out of the gameplan with Denver playing from behind. He's didn't have any carries in the second half. Anderson continues to lose snaps to Devontae Booker, who plays in pass situations. Anderson has a Week 13 matchup with Miami.
Nov 26 - 7:49 PM

C.J. Anderson managed 37 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries while catching two-of-three targets for 19 yards Sunday in the Broncos’ Week 11 loss to the Bengals.

Anderson got off to a hot start for Denver, converting a fourth-and-two opportunity in the first quarter and scoring a goal-line touchdown later on the same drive. The touchdown was his first since Week 2. Aside from that drive, Anderson was mostly a non-factor, averaging just 2.8 yards per carry with a long run of seven yards. Anderson coughed up a fumble after taking a massive hit from Vontaze Burfict in the fourth quarter and was both out-touched and out-gained by second-year back Devontae Booker. Those two should see close to an even workload next week at Oakland.
Nov 19 - 9:25 PM

C.J. Anderson posted 54 yards on 10 carries while catching his lone target for a gain of one yard Sunday in the Broncos’ Week 10 loss to the Patriots.

Anderson, who previously beat New England on a walk-off touchdown back in 2015, got off to a roaring start with a 20-yard burst in the first quarter. He continued to pick up chunk gains until the Broncos fell behind and had to abandon their running game in the second half. Anderson has now seen 10 carries or fewer in three of his last four games and hasn’t scored a touchdown since Week 2. Once considered an upside RB2, Anderson will merely be a flex option against the Bengals in Week 11.
Nov 13 - 1:30 AM

C.J. Anderson (ankle, illness) wasn't listed on the Broncos' final injury report for Week 10 against the Patriots.

Anderson was back at practice on Friday after taking a sick day on Thursday. He's also dealing with an ankle injury, though it's nothing serious. Anderson has averaged 11.8 carries throughout his six-game touchdown drought.
Nov 10 - 1:29 PM

C.J. Anderson (ankle, illness) returned to practice Friday.

Anderson was limited on Wednesday with the ankle and held out Thursday with an illness. He should be fine for Sunday night against the Patriots.
Nov 10 - 11:58 AM

C.J. Anderson (illness) was held out of Thursday's practice.

Illnesses don't hold NFL players out of football games. If there's an injury concern for CJA this week, it's his ankle, which limited him on Wednesday. There's still been no indication his Week 10 availability is in danger. With the Broncos devolving into a three-man committee, CJA has become a risky FLEX.
Nov 9 - 2:38 PM

C.J. Anderson (ankle) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

It could explain why Anderson played only 23 snaps last week, though that was more gameflow related. Anderson has been trending down with Devontae Booker and Jamaal Charles cutting into his touches. He's not more than a touchdown-dependent FLEX for Week 10.
Nov 8 - 5:39 PM

C.J. Anderson rushed nine times for 13 yards and missed his lone target in the Broncos' Week 9 loss to the Eagles.

Anderson got nothing going against Philly's elite run defense and was outplayed by Devontae Booker, who logged eight touches to Anderson's nine. Jamaal Charles also had eight touches. The Broncos' backfield devolved into a three-way committee several weeks back. Anderson is now a touchdown-dependent flex option entering a Week 10 date with the Patriots.
Nov 5 - 4:51 PM

C.J. Anderson rushed 15 times for 78 yards in the Broncos' Week 8 loss to the Chiefs.

Anderson led the Broncos' three-man backfield, getting 15 carries to Jamaal Charles' eight and Devontae Booker's six, and Anderson looked the best all night. He consistently ripped off handfuls of yards despite not breaking a long one. Running the ball is the Broncos' only hope for offensive success at the moment, but they unfortunately fall behind too quickly due to Trevor Siemian's turnovers and are forced to throw it. The 15 carries were Anderson's most in three weeks. He'll be a tough sell as anything more than an RB3/FLEX next week in Philly where Denver will likely get blown out.
Oct 30 - 11:54 PM

C.J. Anderson rushed 10 times for 44 yards and caught 1-of-2 targets for 17 yards in the Broncos' Week 7 loss to the Chargers.

The final stat line would suggest the Broncos should have leaned more heavily on Anderson and the running game, but CJA struggled to produce for most of the day against what has been a porous run defense. He did rack up a few big runs in the second half, but by then it was too late. With the offense struggling, Anderson will be just an RB2 next week in Kansas City.
Oct 22 - 8:14 PM

C.J. Anderson rushed nine times for 17 yards in Week 6 against the Giants.

Anderson only saw four carries in the second half. There was a scoring chance for him late, but he couldn’t convert a fourth-and-goal from inside the one-yard line. Anderson has been trending down, getting held under 40 yards in two of his last three games. He'll get a matchup with the Chargers in Week 7.
Oct 16 - 12:05 AM

C.J. Anderson collected 95 yards on 20 carries while delivering four catches for 17 yards on four targets Sunday in the Broncos’ Week 4 win over the Raiders.

Anderson was bottled up in the early going, struggling to just 26 yards on 10 first-half carries. He came alive with 69 rushing yards after halftime, though most of his output came on a 40-yard burst early in the third quarter. Anderson out-touched backfield mate Jamaal Charles by a resounding 24-6 margin and has now gone over 80 rushing yards in every game but one this year. He’ll be on the RB2 map against the Giants after Denver’s upcoming bye week.
Oct 1 - 9:01 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Trevor Siemian
2Brock Osweiler
3Paxton Lynch
RB1C.J. Anderson
2Jamaal Charles
3Devontae Booker
4De'Angelo Henderson
GLB1C.J. Anderson
2Jamaal Charles
3RB1C.J. Anderson
2Jamaal Charles
FB1Andy Janovich
WR11Demaryius Thomas
2Jordan Taylor
3Cody Latimer
WR21Emmanuel Sanders
2Bennie Fowler
3Isaiah McKenzie
WR31Bennie Fowler
TE1Virgil Green
2Jeff Heuerman
3Austin Traylor
4Matt LaCosse
LT1Garett Bolles
LG1Max Garcia
2Allen Barbre
C1Matt Paradis
2Connor McGovern
RG1Connor McGovern
RT1Donald Stephenson
2Elijah Wilkinson
K1Brandon McManus