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RB C.J. Anderson - Denver Broncos

5-8, 224Born: 2-10-1991College: CaliforniaDrafted: ---

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Recent Stats and Projections

8 at KC 35 15 78 0 1 1 7 0 0 8.5
9 at PHI 23 9 13 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.3
10 vs NE 24 10 54 0 1 1 1 0 0 5.5
11 vs CIN 29 13 37 1 3 2 19 0 1 10.6
12 at OAK PROJ-Tremblay * 10 * * 2 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2017 Week 10 vs NE (10 / 54 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 1 / 0 rec)

The Denver backfield situation continues to evolve into a three-way committee. Anderson was the most effective on a per-carry average. Anderson received 10 carries, and Charles and Booker 8 each. Anderson broke a 21 yard run right up the middle late in the 1st quarter, his longest carry of the day. Anderson punched the ball into the end zone in the 3rd quarter after cutting a run back left and racing a linebacker to the pylon, but the play was negated by a holding penalty on the offensive line. Anderson caught a short out route in the 2nd quarter, his only target of the day.

2017 Week 9 vs PHI (9 / 13 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Anderson was once again the first back out of the stable, but the Denver run game continues to be completely inneffective. Anderson had a few good carries on the first drive of the game, racking up 19 yards on the series. He then watched his yardage dwindle as every carry afterwards went for a loss or no gain. Denver turned to Charles and Booker by the end of the 1st quarter as Philly raced out to a 17-3 lead, forcing the Broncos to pass. Anderson carried the ball twice inside the Philadelphia 10 yard line late in the 2nd, both for a loss. He carried the ball a few more times in the 2nd half, but Booker handled the majority of work after halftime. Anderson dropped his only target, a checkdown pass at the end of the 1st half.

2017 Week 8 vs KC (15 / 78 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)

Anderson led the Denver rushing attack in yards again, grinding hard throughout the contest. Denver had success moving the ball in the run game, they just couldn't stick to it after committing early turnovers and falling behind. Anderson got the start but conceded some work to Charles and Booker(14 combined carries to Anderson's 15) with Booker getting the majority of red zone touches in week 8. Anderson ripped off consecutive runs of 11 yards in the 3rd quarter, setting up a play action pass that Siemian checked down to Anderson for another gain of 7 yards. Anderson broke a 15 yard run late in the 3rd quarter that was nullified by a holding penalty.

2017 Week 7 vs LAC (10 / 44 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 17 / 0 rec)

Anderson was ineffective in the 1st half, logging a few carries for minimal yardage behind Denver's ailing offensive line. He broke his longest run of the day, an 11 yard carry off left tackle from a 4 WR set late in the 3rd quarter. He also pulled off two more 9 yard runs later that drive(One a conversion on 3rd and 4), accounting for most of his rushing yards for the day. Denver's passing game struggle mightily, with Charles and Booker(4 each) drawing most of the RB targets. Anderson collected 1 of 2 for 17 yards.

2017 Week 6 vs NYG (9 / 17 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Anderson was not a factor as the Giants shut the run game down early and jumped out to an early lead. Denver abandoned the run game completely by the 2nd half and Anderson lost snaps to Devontae Booker, who was heavily involved in the passing game. Anderson was stuffed on a 4th and 1 attempt late in the 4th quarter, one of his few carries of the 2nd half. Anderson did not draw any targets in the passing game.

2017 Week 4 vs OAK (20 / 95 / 0 rush, 4 / 4 / 17 / 0 rec)

Anderson started out slow, but heated up after halftime. Early in the 3rd quarter he broke a run off right tackle and took off down the right sideline for a 40 yard gain, the longest of the night. Denver leaned on Anderson in the 3rd and 4th quarter, and he tallied 20 carries for 95 yards on the ground. Anderson caught all 4 of his targets, but gathered only 17 yards on the dumpoff passes.

2017 Week 3 vs BUF (8 / 36 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 7 / 0 rec)

Anderson split time with Charles, who actually led the team in carries (Charles' 9 to Anderson's 8). Anderson ripped off an impressive 32 yard run right up the middle in the 2nd quarter, and also drew an unnecessary roughness penalty when he was hit out of bounds at the end of the play, tacking on 15 more yards. The rest of his carries were modest, ending the game with 36 yards total on the ground. Anderson caught a swing pass out of the backfield for a short gain early in the 1st quarter, and another later in the 3rd for a total of 7 yards on 2 targets.

2017 Week 2 vs DAL (25 / 118 / 1 rush, 3 / 3 / 36 / 1 rec)

Anderson dominated the Dallas defense in week 2, piling up 118 yards rushing and scoring on the ground and through the air. His longest run of the day was a magnificent 28 yard gallop in the 1st quarter that really showcased his physicality. He took the handoff right, broke an arm tackle, lowered his shoulder and ran over a second defender, showed off a nimble spin move, and then used a stiff arm to ward off a would-be tackler as he piled up yards down the sideline. His rushing touchdown showed some serious burst as he took a 3rd quarter carry 23 yards off left guard, dodging a couple of tacklers and outrunning the safety up the left sideline for the pylon. Anderson was heavily involved in the passing game, catching his first target for a decent gain on an out route in the 1st quarter. He scored on a stick route to the right side of the formation late in the 2nd quarter, shaking his defender before catching the pass and plowing up the middle of the field to the end zone. Anderson picked up a 1st down on 3rd and 11 with a 3rd quarter screen pass. He added 36 receiving yards to his 118 rushing for the day.

2017 Week 1 vs LAC (20 / 81 / 0 rush, 3 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)

Anderson got the start and shared time in the backfield with Jamaal Charles. The duo proved to be an effective 1-2 punch, posting nearly identical YPC(Anderson-4.1, Charles 4.0). Anderson got most of the tough carries between the tackles, toting the ball 20 times to Charles' 10. Anderson bounced a carry outside off left tackle and juked a defender out of his shoes midway through the 2nd quarter for a big gain. He was stuffed on a 1st and goal carry inside the 1 yard line later in the drive. Anderson had a touchdown run up the middle in the third quarter that was called back for an illegal offensive shift. He caught 1 of 3 targets for a gain of 7.


Latest News

Broncos | C.J. Anderson held in check (Sun Nov 19, 11:38 PM) - Denver Broncos RB C.J. Anderson rushed 13 times for 37 yards and a touchdown and caught two passes for 19 yards in a 20-17 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 11.

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Broncos | C.J. Anderson with modest day (Mon Nov 13, 08:31 AM) - Denver Broncos RB C.J. Anderson had 10 rushes for 54 yards and a one-yard reception in the Week 10 loss to the New England Patriots.

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Broncos | Denver injury report for Friday (Fri Nov 10, 05:03 PM) - Denver Broncos OT Donald Stephenson (calf) was limited in practice, while LB Todd Davis (ankle) and WR Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) practiced in full on Friday, Nov. 10. All three are listed as questionable for Week 10 against the New England Patriots. RB C.J. Anderson (ankle, illness), RB Jamaal Charles (rest), WR Bennie Fowler (ankle), WR Cody Latimer (knee), OG Ronald Leary (elbow), LB Brandon M. Marshall (shoulder), C Matt Paradis (back), NT Domata Peko (rest), LB Shane Ray (wrist), S Darian Stewart (thigh), WR Demaryius Thomas (hamstring) and DE Derek Wolfe (neck) practiced in full and have been removed from the report.

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Broncos | C.J. Anderson back at practice (Fri Nov 10, 11:49 AM) - Denver Broncos RB C.J. Anderson (ankle, illness) returned to practice Friday, Nov. 10.

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Broncos | C.J. Anderson sits out practice Thursday (Thu Nov 9, 07:05 PM) - Denver Broncos RB C.J. Anderson (ankle, illness) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 9.

Our View: Much like a lot of the Broncos offense right now, Anderson has not been very good. Really nobody in the backfield is worth a start even against a shaky defense like New England. Devontae Booker strikes us as a slightly better play, and that's as more of an RB4 play.

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