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Running Back, Denver Broncos

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College: California
Ht: 5’8”  Wt: 224 DOB: 1991-02-10 Age: 24

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G GS Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2013 DEN 2 - 7 38 5.4 0 1 0 0 - 0 3.8 1.9
2014 DEN 14 - 179 849 4.7 8 44 34 324 9.5 2 177.3 12.7
2015 DEN 5 - 54 139 2.6 0 13 9 75 8.3 0 21.4 4.3
2015 (Projected) DEN     259 1,165 4.5 9   46 346 7.5 1 211.1  

2015 Outlook
Depth Chart
One of the hottest names in fantasy football this offseason has been Denver running back C.J. Anderson. Anderson burst onto the scene in the second half of the 2014 when he compiled 1,091 total yards and 10 touchdowns over the final eight games of the regular season. Anderson got starting the job after injuries to both Montee Ball and Ronnie Hillman. Now being referred to as the “1A” running back in Denver by the media, Anderson figures to get the bulk of the carries in what figures to be a run-heavy offense under new head coach Gary Kubiak. Kubiak’s system has been kind to running backs in the past putting names like Arian Foster and Justin Forsett onto the fantasy radar despite both players being forgotten in the NFL Draft. Patient runners who can make the right cut at the right time and are willing to participate in the passing game both as a pass catcher and as a blocker is what works in Kubiak’s system. Anderson provides all of those qualities and despite going undrafted in 2013, he did shine in the only real opportunity he has been given.

The real question is centered on how much the combination of Ball and Hillman will be involved in the offense. While they are competing for the “1B” job, both players figure to factor in somehow and given their injury histories, there is a good chance that we will see each of them occupy the “1B” role to some point this season. Anderson figures to be the RB to own, however, as Kubiak has been more than willing to utilize one “bellcow” running back in the past while giving scraps to the other players in the offense when necessary. Anderson should be considered a low-end first round draft pick with the potential of developing into a top five back if he stays healthy all season.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB2 Ronnie Hillman
RB2RB1 C.J. Anderson
RB3RB3 Juwan Thompson
Broncos Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Kubiak: Hillman has the "hot hand"
"Ronnie deserves more touches"
By: Doug Orth | Mon Oct 5, 6:05 pm

Denver Broncos
Gary Kubiak on C.J. Anderson/Ronnie Hillman: "I think deserve Ronnie deserves some more touches. He's got the hot hand right now." (Sirius XM Radio)

FFToday's Take: The constant unrest within the Broncos' offensive line hasn't really given Anderson - an inside runner - a chance to get his season off the ground. Hillman's big runs this season have come mostly on perimeter runs - an area where he gets to exhibit his game-breaking speed - so he's the better fit for Denver right now. Consider Hillman a low-end RB2 that is big-play reliant and keep Anderson stashed. If Denver finds some continuity up front, he'll have value down the road.

Injury C.J. Anderson feels toe injury no longer an issue
Will continue receiving treatment
By: Doug Orth | Thu Sep 24, 5:00 pm

Denver Broncos
C.J. Anderson has not missed a practice, but he continues to be listed on the injury report because of the toe injury he suffered late in the Week 1 win over Baltimore. He practiced again Thursday and said this week that the off-days after last Thursday's win over Kansas City helped him heal. Anderson said Wednesday that he continues to receive treatment on the toe. "I'm fine now," Anderson said. "I don't think it affected me. ... I'm impatient, but it's going to be one of those nagging things for the season that I take care of." (

FFToday's Take: The Denver Post's Troy Renck has suggested Anderson has one more game as the starter before the Broncos' backfield turns into a full-blown committee or Ronnie Hillman passes him on the depth chart. Whether that's likely not the case, what we do know is that Denver's run-blocking has been atrocious (second-worst score per Pro football Focus). The healing on the field should begin this Sunday night against the Lions'struggling run defense.

Injury C.J. Anderson to play Thursday night
Working through toe and ankle injury
By: Doug Orth | Thu Sep 17, 5:25 pm

Denver Broncos
Not much of a surprise, but despite being listed as questionable with a toe injury, Broncos RB C.J. Anderson will play tonight, per source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Despite conflicting reports earlier in the day, Anderson is expected to draw the start in Kansas City after getting in a limited practice on Wednesday. Last year's second-half standout probably should be expected to cede a few more carries than usual to Ronnie Hillman if he is limited in any way, but it also wouldn't come as a surprise if tops 20 carries if the ground game starts clicking like it did at the end of Week 1.

Injury D. Thomas, C.J. Anderson nursing minor injuries
Top WR dealing with hand concern, RB has sprained toe
By: Doug Orth | Mon Sep 14, 4:40 pm

Denver Broncos
Demaryius Thomas finished Sunday's season opener with seven catches for 60 yards and a sore hand. He said he planned to have his hand X-rayed after injuring it during the game. C.J. Anderson said he suffered a sprained toe, although he didn't miss much time. The Broncos' starting running back slogged through tough runs against the Ravens' stout defense, gaining 29 yards on 12 carries. Ronnie Hillman led the Broncos with 41 yards on 12 attempts. The Broncos rushed 25 times, with 11 coming on their final scoring drive. (Denver Post)

FFToday's Take: HC Gary Kubiak called both players "fine", so owners can probably expect Thomas and Anderson to resume their usual roles against Kansas City on Thursday night. Much has been made about Anderson rough 12-carry, 29-yard outing in Week 1, but it is not as if Ronnie Hillman (12 carries, 41 yards) thrived. Baltimore should be the toughest test the Denver running game should see all season, so unless there is a setback with the toe, Anderson should be a RB1 moving forward.

Cowboys trying to acquire RB Ball from Broncos?
Rumors abound that Dallas is looking to add the elusive RB
By: John Canario | Fri Sep 4, 3:50 pm

Dallas Cowboys
After maintaining all offseason that they're perfectly happy with their running back triumvirate of Joseph Randle, Darren McFadden and Lance Dunbar, the Dallas Cowboys are discussing a trade for Denver Broncos running back Montee Ball, according to a report from Vic Lombardi of CBS 104.3 in Denver. Ball, a former second-round pick out of Wisconsin, was the starter for the Broncos during the early part of the 2014 season, but the combination of injuries and ineffectiveness led to him losing carries to Ronnie Hillman and C.J. Anderson. He played in just five games, starting three, and carried 55 times for a total of 172 yards (3.1 per carry) and one touchdown. (CBS Sports)

FFToday's Take: If Ball gets moved from Denver to Dallas, his fantasy value will receive a massive boost. With Randle and McFadden both underwhelming throughout camp and into the preseason, Ball would likely inherit the majority of the touches that were given to DeMarco Murray last year. Stay tuned...

Hillman now the 1B runner in Denver?
RB has 120 yards on 16 carries through two exhibition games
By: Doug Orth | Mon Aug 24, 3:45 pm

Denver Broncos
In two preseason games, Ronnie Hillman sped past Montee Ball on the depth chart on his way to 120 yards rushing on 16 carries - 7.5 yards per carry. Hillman is now the 1B runner behind C.J. Anderson. "I'm not worried about 1B and all that because that'll drive you crazy," Hillman said. Meanwhile, second-year back Juwan Thompson may also be moving past Ball, whose slump continues. Hilllman (8 carries, 54 yards), Thompson (five carries, 32 yards) and Anderson (4 for 24) all averaged at least 6.0 yards per carry. (9News Denver)

FFToday's Take: It's important to remember a month ago that Thompson was "making a push for No. 2" and Ball has been the second man through in both of the Broncos' preseason games. The most likely scenario all along as been Anderson seeing roughly 18-20 touches/game and the second back - whomever that ends up being - collecting the scraps. HC Gary Kubiak has enjoyed success with this setup before, most recently in 2011 when Arian Foster finished as the RB4 and Ben Tate the RB28 in Houston.

2015 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 BAL W 19-13 12 29 2.4 0 8 4 19 4.8 0 4.8
2 at KC W 31-24 12 27 2.3 0 1 1 2 2.0 0 2.9
3 at DET W 24-12 8 18 2.3 0 1 1 9 9.0 0 2.7
4 MIN W 23-20 11 43 3.9 0 1 1 27 27.0 0 7.0
5 at OAK W 16-10 11 22 2.0 0 2 2 18 9.0 0 4.0

2014 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 IND W 31-24 4 27 6.8 0 0 0 0 - 0 2.7
2 KC W 24-17 5 31 6.2 0 0 0 0 - 0 3.1
3 at SEA L 20-26 2 -3 -1.5 0 1 1 1 1.0 0 -0.2
7 SF W 42-17 2 9 4.5 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.9
8 SD W 35-21 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.0
9 at NE L 21-43 3 18 6.0 0 4 3 33 11.0 0 5.1
10 at OAK W 41-17 13 90 6.9 0 7 4 73 18.3 1 22.3
11 at STL L 7-22 9 29 3.2 0 10 8 86 10.8 0 11.5
12 MIA W 39-36 27 167 6.2 1 4 4 28 7.0 0 25.5
13 at KC W 29-16 32 168 5.3 0 3 2 17 8.5 1 24.5
14 BUF W 24-17 21 58 2.8 3 0 0 0 - 0 23.8
15 at SD W 22-10 29 85 2.9 0 2 2 11 5.5 0 9.6
16 at CIN L 28-37 18 83 4.6 1 10 8 55 6.9 0 19.8
17 OAK W 47-14 13 87 6.7 3 3 2 20 10.0 0 28.7
DP IND L 13-24 18 80 4.4 0 6 6 29 4.8 0 10.9
DP = Divisional Playoff

2013 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
8 WAS W 45-21 4 22 5.5 0 0 0 0 - 0 2.2
12 at NE L 31-34 3 16 5.3 0 1 0 0 - 0 1.6
SB SEA L 8-43 2 9 4.5 0 1 1 14 14.0 0 2.3
SB = Super Bowl

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