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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 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

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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

C.J. Anderson played 49-of-70 snaps Week 3 against the Bills.

Jamaal Charles played 21 snaps. It is an almost identical snap split as the first two weeks. The only difference is Anderson saw 10 touches as opposed to the 20-plus he was given in the first two weeks -- Charles' has been given 10 touches in every game this season. Perhaps Charles starts to see more work after a good performance, but Anderson should remain the clear No. 1 moving forward.
Sep 25 - 9:32 AM

C.J. Anderson rushed eight times for 36 yards and caught two passes for seven yards in Week 3 against Buffalo.

It's a huge letdown coming off last week's two-touchdown game. Anderson was in the lesser half of a timeshare with Jamaal Charles, who outplayed him on a per-carry basis. The Broncos featured Anderson in a workhorse role to open the year, but Charles is looking like a legitimate threat to his touches going forward. Anderson will be more of a low-end RB2 for Week 4 against Oakland.
Sep 24 - 4:59 PM

C.J. Anderson rushed 25 times for 118 yards and a touchdown in the Broncos' Week 2 win over the Cowboys, adding three receptions for 36 yards and an additional score.

CJA impressed from the opening whistle, routinely ripping chunk gains. The Broncos' offensive line looks to be much improved, as this was the second game in a row where Anderson had big holes to run through. The loss of LT Garett Bolles could loom large, however. Either way, Anderson is in the best shape of his life and meshing with OC Mike McCoy. He's trending up the RB2 ranks.
Sep 17 - 10:10 PM

C.J. Anderson rushed 20 times for 81 yards with one catch for seven yards against the Chargers in Week 1.

With Jamaal Charles making a push for touches, Anderson excelled in his role as the early-down back. Charles looked like he could cut into CJA's role, but a Charles fourth-quarter fumble could loom large going forward. Anderson's volume appears to be secure and the Broncos likely want to keep Charles around 10 touches, so fantasy owners can view him as a RB2 most weeks. That should be the case against the Cowboys for Week 2.
Sep 12 - 2:32 AM

C.J. Anderson rushed nine times for 31 yards and a touchdown and caught 2-of-2 targets for seven yards in the Broncos' third preseason game.

Anderson started and essentially rotated with Jamaal Charles on the first-team offense. Anderson didn't do anything spectacular, walking in untouched on his 16-yard touchdown but otherwise failing to earn chunk gains. Anderson has by all accounts had a solid camp and should start to open the year, but Charles and rookie De'Angelo Henderson will push him for in-season touches.
Aug 26 - 10:56 PM

Coach Vance Joseph said C.J. Anderson is in his best shape in "3-4 years."

This is Joseph's first summer as Anderson's coach, but the running back agreed with his coach's observation. "I'm definitely in the best shape I've been in in a long time, so I'm excited about that," Anderson said. Coming off a torn meniscus that ended his season in Week 7 last year, Anderson changed his training regimen in an effort to stay healthy. Jobs are up for grabs in Denver's backfield, with Jamaal Charles, Devontae Booker, and rookie De'Angelo Henderson as names to watch.
Source: Denver Post
Jul 28 - 9:17 AM

New coach Vance Joseph said the Broncos plan to use a running back committee this season.

"You need two or three guys that can carry the load. It is no longer a one-guy position," Joseph said. "I’m excited to have Jamaal (Charles), C.J. (Anderson), (Devontae Booker), even De’Angelo (Henderson) in the mix. It’s going to be competitive, and that’s the way it should be." Anderson is the favorite for touches, but his usage will depend on Charles' health and whether Booker shows any year-two progress. Anderson currently makes sense as a sixth- to seventh-round pick in re-draft leagues, while the rest of Denver's backs are late-round fliers.
Source: Denver Post
May 22 - 4:03 PM

Broncos coach Vance Joseph said the team will have an open competition at running back this summer.

"Every spot on the football team is going to be up for competition," said Joseph. C.J. Anderson, Devontae Booker and Jamaal Charles are all competing to be the Broncos' lead back, though it sounds like Joseph is open to using a committee. "You need two or three guys who can carry the load," he said. "It's no longer a one-guy position." Joseph has also promised that Denver will be more aggressive in the passing game this year, further clouding what was already one of the more difficult backfields to predict.
May 12 - 2:17 PM

C.J. Anderson (torn meniscus) will be a full participant in the Broncos' offseason program.

Anderson went under the knife in late October. His recovery took a little longer than expected, but all that matters is that he's healthy now. Anderson is competing with Devontae Booker, and remains the favorite to get another shot at starting duties in 2017. It's not outside the realm of possibility that the Broncos draft another mid-round runner, though it is unlikely.
Apr 10 - 2:13 PM

Broncos coach Vance Joseph said C.J. Anderson (knee surgery) may not be fully ready for OTAs.

"I’m not sure," Joseph said. "He’s there every day working, so hopefully." Anderson said he expected to be fully cleared from his torn meniscus by the end of February, so it is at least mildly concerning the Broncos do not know if he will be ready by the end of May. Still, it does not seem like Joseph is worried. Anderson should be a full go for training camp at the latest.
Source: ESPN
Apr 4 - 11:30 AM

104.3 The Fan in Denver's Cecil Lammey reports C.J. Anderson is expected to be cleared from his meniscus tear in two weeks.

Anderson originally expected to be cleared by the end of February, but he isn't known to have encountered any setbacks, and there was nothing to gain by rushing back so early in the offseason. Still only 26, Anderson will be learning a new offense under OC Mike McCoy, who is expected to install more power-blocking concepts. Anderson remains the favorite to start over Devontae Booker.
Feb 27 - 3:51 PM

C.J. Anderson (knee surgery) expects to be fully cleared later this month.

"I ran 100 percent full out (Tuesday)," Anderson said. "I’m pushing toward playing, no problems. Pretty much doing everything except for cutting." Anderson is four months removed from a torn meniscus. He remains on track for OTAs.
Feb 1 - 6:01 PM

C.J. Anderson (knee) expects to be ready for training camp.

Anderson is three months removed from a torn meniscus. He was recently cleared to run and could get in some work at OTAs. Anderson averaged 4.0 YPC in seven games last year, but should be back at his $2.9 million salary.
Source: ESPN
Jan 13 - 8:02 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Trevor Siemian
2Brock Osweiler
3Paxton Lynch
4Chad Kelly
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
2AJ Derby
3Jeff Heuerman
4Jake Butt
LT1Garett Bolles
2Donald Stephenson
LG1Max Garcia
2Allen Barbre
C1Matt Paradis
2Connor McGovern
RG1Ronald Leary
2Billy Turner
RT1Menelik Watson
2Donald Stephenson
K1Brandon McManus