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C.J. Anderson | Running Back | #22

Team: Denver Broncos
Age / DOB:  (27) / 2/10/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 224
College: California
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9News Denver's Mike Klis reports the Broncos will not release C.J. Anderson, but they "will listen to trade offers."
Owed just $4.5 million each of the next two seasons and coming off a 1,000-yard campaign, Anderson theoretically should have trade value, but the available talent both in free agency and the draft hurts his market. One potential fit is the Dolphins, who are themselves looking to offload RT Ja'Wuan James. That deal might work for both sides. Mar 12 - 12:44 PM

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NESN's Doug Kyed believes the Patriots could have interest in C.J. Anderson if he's released by the Broncos.

Most signs point to the Broncos releasing Anderson and clearing his $5 million to use in free agency. The Patriots were one of the few teams, along with the Bears and Dolphins, to show interest in Anderson when he was a restricted free agent in 2016, and Kyed believes New England could revisit him if Dion Lewis moves on. Anderson would be an upgrade on Mike Gillislee.
Source: NESN
Mar 2 - 9:42 AM

9 News Denver's Mike Klis says C.J. Anderson staying with the Broncos would be a "surprise."

Klis said the same for Aqib Talib. At the Combine on Wednesday, GM John Elway was adamant Emmanuel Sanders, Demaryius Thomas, Derek Wolfe, and Paxton Lynch would return as 2018 Broncos. He was much more evasive when asked about Anderson and Talib. "We’ll see," Elway said. "Like I said, we’re looking at every option that we can and where our football team is. I’m not saying they’ll be back for sure, but I’m not going to say they are gone."
Mar 1 - 11:45 AM

The Miami Herald's Barry Jackson says it "would not be remotely surprising" if the Dolphins showed interest in C.J. Anderson should he be released by the Broncos.

The Dolphins signed Anderson to a four-year, $18 million deal as a restricted free agent in 2016, but the contract was matched by Denver. There is now speculation the Broncos will release Anderson, freeing up nearly $5 million to use in Denver's Kirk Cousins pursuit. Anderson has a Dolphins confidante in ex-Broncos OC Adam Gase and would form a committee with Kenyan Drake in Miami.
Feb 19 - 5:35 PM

ESPN Broncos reporter Jeff Legwold believes the Broncos will release or trade C.J. Anderson this offseason.

Anderson has two years left on his contract at $4.5 million salaries in 2018 and 2019, but the Broncos will suffer zero dead-money hits if they choose to release him. Anderson was one of the overall bright spots on a bad 2017 Broncos team, rushing for 1,000-plus yards for the first time in his career. But, according to Legwold, Denver wants Devontae Booker to be its starter, and Anderson was very critical of the Broncos' move to fire RBs coach Eric Studesville. Anderson just turned 27 on Sunday and wouldn't have a hard time finding a new team.
Feb 14 - 10:08 AM

C.J. Anderson rushed 18 times for 61 yards in the Broncos' Week 17 loss to the Chiefs.

The 61 yards took Anderson over 1,000 rushing (1,007) for the first time in his five-year career. Anderson reached 1K by virtue of a hot finish, piling up 307 yards over his final three games. Anderson also seemed to do a better job of avoiding nicks and bruises, appearing in all 16 games for the first time in his career. Going on 27, Anderson has established that he's an ordinary talent, but he's an ordinary talent who can play all three downs. De'Angelo Henderson is an intriguing back behind Devontae Booker, but CJA should return as the Broncos' starter.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 07:39:00 PM

C.J. Anderson rushed 16 times for 88 yards and a touchdown in the Broncos' Week 16 loss to the Redskins, adding seven receptions for 45 additional yards.

Anderson's touchdown came deep into garbage time, but helped him meet his RB2 expectations for the fantasy finals. Anderson has now reached 19 touches in each of his past four games. He will be a top-20 fantasy option for Week 17 against the Chiefs. Anderson needs just 54 more yards on the ground for his first 1K campaign.
Sun, Dec 24, 2017 05:17:00 PM

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.
Thu, Dec 14, 2017 11:29:00 PM

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.
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 07:52:00 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.
Sun, Dec 3, 2017 05:30:00 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.
Sun, Nov 26, 2017 07:49:00 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.
Sun, Nov 19, 2017 09:25:00 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.
Mon, Nov 13, 2017 01:30:00 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.
Fri, Nov 10, 2017 01:29:00 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.
Fri, Nov 10, 2017 11:58:00 AM