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RB C.J. Anderson - Carolina Panthers

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

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Summary

It took C.J. Anderson five seasons to surpass 180 carries and reach the 1,000 yard milestone in a season. His reward - he was released by the Broncos while the team looks to get younger in that area while saving money at the same time. One team's discard is another team's treasure, as so it seems with the Carolina Panthers who quickly signed him to a one-year deal in early May shortly after the NFL Draft concluded. Anderson is expected to fill the void left by Jonathan Stewart and earn upwards of 150-200 carries. Anderson is a much more athletic Mike Tolbert, who is capable of moving the pile, gaining yards after contact and making plays as a receiver. In addition to Christian McCaffrey, Anderson will be the team's primary ball carrier especially on short-yardage and goal line situations. Anderson has never had less than 4.0 yards per carry in his five seasons in the league and his career average is 4.4. Last year, the Panthers stable of running backs averaged 3.6 yards per carry. He's happy to be on a team that wants him, and the Panthers should be pleased with what he brings to the table. He's an adequate RB3 or RB4 who can provide decent production on a weekly basis with standout games any given week. (May 18)

FBG Staff Rankings

RB Redraft - 38, 26, 30, 32, 34, 39, 40, 41, 42, 42, 43, 45, 45, 52
RB Redraft PPR - 39, 28, 29, 33, 34, 35, 37, 42, 42, 43, 43, 43, 44, 45, 45, 46, 58
RB Dynasty - 41, 36, 36, 38, 39, 41, 48, 54, 57
Overall Dynasty - 110, 74

Stats and Projections

YEARGRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
2015 DEN 15 152 720 5 36 25 183 0 2
2016 DEN 7 110 437 4 24 16 128 1
2017 DEN 16 245 1007 3 40 28 224 1 1
2018 PROJ-Dodds 14.4 130.0 * * 20.0 * * *
2018 PROJ-Henry 15.0 180.0 * * 15.0 * * *
2018 PROJ-Wood 15.0 150.0 * * 20.0 * * *
2018 PROJ-Tremblay 16.0 127.0 * * 12.0 * * *

* - Footballguys Insiders can see full projections on this page. See just below for how to sign up.

Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36

Percentile ranks

C.J. Anderson's percentile rank in each category, among RB with more than 50 fantasy points.

Average Draft Position

Overall: 112
RB: 40
Overall-PPR: 108
RB-PPR: 40

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Latest News

Panthers | C.J. Anderson logs 48 yards (Fri Aug 17, 11:52 PM) - Carolina Panthers RB C.J. Anderson rushed eight times for 39 yards and caught two passes for nine yards in a 27-20 win over the Miami Dolphins Friday, Aug. 17.

Our View: That sounds about right. Anderson just keeps chugging along with his new team. They are going to feature starter Christian McCaffrey as much as they possibly can in 2018, but Anderson makes for a nice handcuff and would have at least RB2 value if thrust into the starting lineup.
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Panthers | C.J. Anderson scores Thursday (Thu Aug 9, 10:27 PM) - Carolina Panthers RB C.J. Anderson rushed four times for 16 yards and a touchdown in a 28-23 win over the Buffalo Bills in the preseason Thursday, Aug. 9.

Our View: Anderson was expected to fill a role similar to the one Jonathan Stewart had last year, and he's more capable than Stewart, but the team leaned on Christian McCaffrey when the first team offense was on the field. He's still a useful back, but Anderson's value without a McCaffrey injury might be lower than we originally thought.
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2018 Schedule

1vs Dallas Cowboys
2@ Atlanta Falcons
3vs Cincinnati Bengals
4--- BYE WEEK ---
5vs New York Giants
6@ Washington Redskins
7@ Philadelphia Eagles
8vs Baltimore Ravens
9vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
10@ Pittsburgh Steelers
11@ Detroit Lions
12vs Seattle Seahawks
13@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
14@ Cleveland Browns
15vs New Orleans Saints
16vs Atlanta Falcons
17@ New Orleans Saints