C.J. Anderson

Running Back • Panthers

2018 Projections

177 708 4 24 186


In 2017, Anderson played a full 16 games for the first time in his career and produced his first 1,000-yard rushing season thanks to a strong finishing kick. The Broncos amped up CJAs usage in December, feeding him 101 carries over their final five games. He produced 422 rushing yards and 113 receiving yards over that stretch, highlighted by a 158-yard rushing performance vs. the Colts. Anderson has a career average of 4.4 yards per carry, and there were times during his five-year run in Denver when he looked like a legitimate bell-cow back. In Carolina, he should slide right into the role previously occupied by Jonathan Stewart, and that role has fantasy value. Hes still only 27 and doesnt have a great deal of mileage on his odometer.


Theres no chance of Anderson being a workhorse in Carolina with Christian McCaffrey around. Since scoring 10 touchdowns in 2014, Anderson has averaged 4.7 touchdowns over the last three seasons. He hasnt offered much help as a pass catcher, and hes been dogged by knee and ankle injuries over his career.

Bottom Line

After a change of venue, Anderson is still capable of making meaningful fantasy contributions, but hes best viewed as an RB3.

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