Carolina Panthers
  • 5'8"
  • 225
  • 27
  • 6 years
  • California
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Historical Stats

Year Team Gms Plays Car Rush Yards YPC Rush TDs Fum Targets Catch Catch Yards Catch TDs Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 100+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2013 DEN 4 8 7 38 5.4 0 0 1 0 0 0 38 0 0 0 0
2014 DEN 15 223 179 849 4.7 8 0 44 34 324 2 1173 10 0 6 6
2015 DEN 15 188 152 720 4.7 5 2 36 25 183 0 903 5 0 2 4
2016 DEN 7 134 110 437 4.0 4 0 24 16 128 1 565 5 0 2 4
2017 DEN 16 285 245 1007 4.1 3 1 40 28 224 1 1231 4 0 5 3
  Avg 10 142 117 520 4.9 3 1 25 17 143 1 663 6 0 3 3

Season To Date Statistics

Year Team Gms Plays Car Rush Yards YPC Rush TDs Fum Targets Catch Catch Yards Catch TDs Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 100+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2018 CAR 2 12 10 66 6.6 0 0 2 0 0 0 66 0 0 0 0

Recent Player News

  • Posted: 9/16/2018 2:26pm ET

    Carolina Panthers RB C.J. Anderson rushed three times for 31 yards in the Week 2 game against the Atlanta Falcons and he did not have a catch on two targets.

    Huddle Up: Anderson's touches were limited, as the Panthers got away from the run in the second half and his counterpart Christian McCaffrey was used a lot to catch the ball out of the backfield. Unless something happens to McCaffrey to force him to the sidelines, Anderson's fantasy appeal is rather limited. The Panthers host the Bengals in Week 3.

  • Posted: 9/12/2018 11:50am ET

    Carolina Panthers RB C.J. Anderson (illness) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 12.

    Huddle Up: Anderson is the clear second fiddle to Christian McCaffrey in Carolina's backfield. Drop Anderson for someone like Phillip Lindsay if he is still available on waivers.

  • Posted: 9/9/2018 8:49pm ET

    Carolina Panthers RB C.J. Anderson posted seven receptions for 35 yards in the Week 1 game against the Dallas Cowboys in his team debut.

    Huddle Up: Anderson had the seven total touches to 16 for Christian McCaffrey. Both backs averaged 5.0 yards per rush in the game, and Anderson looked more than capable running behind Carolina's patchwork offensive line. Should anything happen to CMC, Anderson is going to be a popular fantasy option.

  • Posted: 8/17/2018 8:52pm ET

    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.

    Huddle Up: Christian McCaffrey starred in this one, but Anderson should still see some work on early downs. At the very least, he's worth owning as a RB4 in case something happens to McCaffrey.

  • Posted: 8/9/2018 7:27pm ET

    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.

    Huddle Up: Anderson and Christian McCaffrey both had four carries in this one, and he should do a chunk of the heavy lifting on the ground during the regular season. He's a solid RB4 with flex potential against the right matchups.

  • Posted: 7/1/2018 7:20pm ET

    Carolina Panthers RB C.J. Anderson could have a similar impact to retired RB Stephen Davis when he signed 15 years ago, according to multiple people with the organization.

    Huddle Up: Expecting Anderson to be an MVP candidate like Davis was when he came to Carolina is a stretch, but he should immediately fill the role that Jonathan Stewart has occupied in recent years. Christian McCaffrey is going to handle most of the duties in the passing game, but Anderson should be a solid flex option.

  • Posted: 5/7/2018 1:01pm ET

    Free-agent RB C.J. Anderson (Broncos) is signing an undisclosed deal with the Carolina Panthers Monday, May 7, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Anderson will immediately take over the role vacated by Jonathan Stewart. The move hurts Christian McCaffrey's stock a bit, but McCaffrey's main damage is in the passing game anyway and he remains an RB1 candidate in such formats. Anderson is a flex option in standard leagues, while Cameron Artis-Payne is now irrelevant.

  • Posted: 4/16/2018 7:40am ET

    Denver Broncos RB C.J. Anderson will be released Monday, April 16, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Anderson had a so-so year, but he rushed for a career-high 1,007 yards, with three scores and a 28-224-1 receiving line. He'll be in the RB3 mix in fantasy in the right situation.

  • Posted: 4/15/2018 6:42pm ET

    Denver Broncos RB C.J. Anderson said he will be at the start of the offseason workout program Monday, April 16, and he is using the rumors that he was being traded as motivation.

    Huddle Up: There is still no guarantee that Anderson will be with the Broncos when the season begins, but if he does remain the starter in Denver, he has RB2 potential.

  • Posted: 4/10/2018 9:04am ET

    The Denver Broncos and Miami Dolphins reportedly had a verbal agreement in place to trade RB C.J. Anderson for OT Ja'Wuan James before the Dolphins 'surprisingly nixed' the deal, according to Denver 7's Troy Renck.

    Huddle Up: It seems as though Dolphins head coach Adam Gase, who was Denver's offensive coordinator for the first two seasons of Anderson's career, has tried to get him to Miami in each of the three years he has been in charge. The report confirms the Dolphins have doubts about committing to Kenyan Drake full-time and the Broncos wouldn't mind parting with Anderson to get out from under the $4.5 million they will open him for the upcoming season.

  • Posted: 3/28/2018 3:49pm ET

    Denver Broncos RB C.J. Anderson is no longer a trade target for the Miami Dolphins since the Dolphins signed Frank Gore.

    Huddle Up: Gore likely will be sharing playing time with Kenyan Drake next season and should see a decent amount of touches. He can be a No. 3 or No. 4 running back in standard leagues. Anderson is still with the Broncos at this point, but his status is uncertain. He can be a No. 2 or No. 3 fantasy back if he starts for the Broncos.

  • Posted: 3/25/2018 7:06pm ET

    Denver Broncos RB C.J. Anderson 'may or may not' be back with the team in 2018, general manager John Elway said Sunday, March 25.

    Huddle Up: Anderson has RB2 potential if he remains atop the depth chart in Denver's backfield, but his value could drop if he lands elsewhere or if the Broncos add another back early in the draft.

  • Posted: 3/12/2018 9:52am ET

    Denver Broncos RB C.J. Anderson is not expected to be released at this point, but the Broncos are willing to listen to trade offers for Anderson.

    Huddle Up: Owners will need to monitor the situation because Anderson may not be with the Broncos next season. He probably will be the starting running back no matter where he plays in 2018 and can be a No. 2 fantasy running back.

  • Posted: 2/19/2018 3:33pm ET

    Denver Broncos RB C.J. Anderson could be pursued by the Miami Dolphins again if he were to be released by the Broncos. Dolphins head coach Adam Gase and new running backs coach Eric Studesville both coached Anderson in Denver and Miami gave Anderson an offer just two years ago before it was matched by the Broncos.

    Huddle Up: It's a potentially sensible move, but Anderson needs to be released first. Kenyan Drake would still have the most potential in Miami's backfield, but Anderson would certainly hurt his fantasy ceiling. This is all conjecture at this point, but stay tuned as free agency approaches.

  • Posted: 2/17/2018 8:00pm ET

    The Denver Broncos are hoping RB Devontae Booker emerges as the No. 1 running back in 2018, according to Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com, and Legwold believes RB C.J. Anderson may not be back with the team.

    Huddle Up: Booker has flashed some potential with limited touches, and his fantasy value would receive a big boost if Anderson ends up elsewhere next season.

  • Posted: 12/24/2017 6:59pm ET

    Denver Broncos RB C.J. Anderson rushed 16 times for 88 yards and a touchdown and caught seven passes for 45 yards in a 27-11 loss to the Washington Redskins in Week 16.

    Huddle Up: It was an ugly performance from the Denver offense as a whole, but Anderson has strung together back-to-back solid outings. He should be a RB2 against the Kansas City Chiefs in the season finale.

  • Posted: 12/14/2017 9:10pm ET

    Denver Broncos RB C.J. Anderson logged 30 carries for 158 yards during the team's Week 15 win over the Indianapolis Colts. Both totals represented season highs.

    Huddle Up: It's been a mostly disappointing season for Anderson, who last topped 100 yards back in Week 2, but he came up big for owners that called his number in the playoffs. He could return value again next week with extra rest against an injury-plagued Washington Redskins squad playing out the string.

  • Posted: 12/10/2017 7:36pm ET

    Denver Broncos RB C.J. Anderson rushed 22 times for 48 yards and caught two passes for 25 yards in a 23-0 win over the New York Jets in Week 14.

    Huddle Up: Anderson appears to be back on top of the running back committee, but even with more carries, he hasn't been posting huge state lines. He is a flex option going forward.

  • Posted: 12/3/2017 6:27pm ET

    Denver Broncos RB C.J. Anderson rushed 15 times for 67 yards and caught four passes for 43 yards in a 35-9 loss to the Miami Dolphins in Week 13.

    Huddle Up: Anderson logged 19 touches compared to just two for Devontae Booker, and it looks like Anderson's role as the lead back is safe for now. Consider him a flex option against the New York Jets in Week 14.

  • Posted: 11/30/2017 8:18am ET

    Denver Broncos RB C.J. Anderson has a good matchup against the Miami Dolphins in Week 13. The Dolphins have allowed the third-most points per game to running backs the last five weeks.

    Huddle Up: For those Anderson owners, you're probably at wits end following his 12-yard performance last week. However, if you're chomping at the bit for him to return to your lineup, he's a flex option this week.

  • Posted: 11/26/2017 7:21pm ET

    Denver Broncos RB C.J. Anderson rushed five times for 12 yards in a 21-14 loss to the Oakland Raiders in Week 12.

    Huddle Up: Falling behind 21-0 didn't help Anderson and the running game, but he is also splitting time with Devontae Booker and has rushed for less than 40 yards in three of the last four games. At best, Anderson is a desperation flex play.

  • Posted: 11/19/2017 8:38pm ET

    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.

    Huddle Up: Anderson split carries with Devontae Booker, and his time as the workhorse in Denver's backfield seems to have passed. He can still be a useful flex play, but his upside is capped.

  • Posted: 11/13/2017 5:31am ET

    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.

    Huddle Up: The Broncos got blown out, and Anderson's touches suffered. He remains an RB2 option against the Cincinnati Bengals next week.

  • Posted: 11/10/2017 8:49am ET

    Denver Broncos RB C.J. Anderson (ankle, illness) returned to practice Friday, Nov. 10.

    Huddle Up: The New England Patriots don't provide him with a good matchup this week. Anderson hasn't been too productive in the last four games, and he might be bench fodder unless you're covering bye weeks.

  • Posted: 11/9/2017 4:05pm ET

    Denver Broncos RB C.J. Anderson (ankle, illness) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 9.

    Huddle Up: Anderson got in a limited practice on Wednesday, so he should be fine for Sunday evening's tilt with the Patriots. He was likely just being rested here, especially since he didn't have an illness yesterday. Even so, he's a tough start right now, as Denver has begun to use all three of their main running backs in a committee, which severely caps Anderson's ceiling.

  • Posted: 11/9/2017 11:50am ET

    Denver Broncos RB C.J. Anderson (illness) was not able to practice Thursday, Nov. 9.

    Huddle Up: It's unclear what the illness is, but Anderson should be better in time to play Sunday night. He has struggled of late, though, averaging only 38 yards in his last four games. Meanwhile, Devontae Booker has somewhat come on recently and has dug in to Anderson's playing time. Anderson can't be viewed as more than a flex.

  • Posted: 11/8/2017 4:01pm ET

    Denver Broncos RB C.J. Anderson (ankle) was limited in practice on Wednesday, Nov. 8.

    Huddle Up: Anderson will be facing the 25th-ranked rushing defense, so he should have a bounce-back game after a couple of mediocre performances. However, opposing defenses have been daring the Broncos to pass, stacking men in the box, limiting the effectiveness of the run game. Until the passing game can open things up, it will be tough sledding on the ground for Anderson and company.

  • Posted: 11/5/2017 5:59pm ET

    Denver Broncos RB C.J. Anderson rushed nine times for 13 yards in Week 9 against the Philadelphia Eagles and he did not have a catch on his only target.

    Huddle Up: Anderson fired out of the chute, but shoddy offensive line play and struggles under center has forced defenses to stack the box, daring the Broncos to pass. That hasn't been working and Anderson has been struggling. He averaged 4.5 yards per game with 73 rushes, 330 yards and a score during the Broncos' 3-1 start. During the team's four-game skid, he has rushed 43 times for just 152 yards, no scores and 3.5 yards per run.

  • Posted: 11/5/2017 9:37am ET

    Denver Broncos RB C.J. Anderson (ankle) suffered an ankle injury in Week 9 but is considered probable to return.

    Huddle Up: Anderson likely will return to the game at some point, so owners should not worry much about the injury. He is a solid No. 2 fantasy running back when he is healthy.

  • Posted: 10/30/2017 9:13pm ET

    Denver Broncos RB C.J. Anderson compiled 78 yards on 15 carries in the team's Week 8 defeat Monday, Oct. 30, against the Kansas City Chiefs. He also added one reception for no gain.

    Huddle Up: Anderson is having a fine season in 2017, but the thing that's holding him back from the upper echelon of running backs is his lack of touchdowns, boasting only two scores (one rushing, one receiving) on the year. It's only going to get tougher from here on out, as his quarterback has struggled mightily over the last few weeks, which limits what the rest of the offense can contribute. He's still worth plugging in as an RB2, however.

  • Posted: 10/22/2017 8:15pm ET

    Denver Broncos RB C.J. Anderson rushed 10 times for 44 yards in Week 7 against the Los Angeles Chargers while adding one catch for 17 yards on two targets.

    Huddle Up: Anderson started out on fire, but opposing defenses are starting to stack the box and dare Trevor Siemian to beat them through the air. It's bad news for Anderson and the Denver backs, as the passing game has yet to earn that respect and open things up on the ground.

  • Posted: 10/16/2017 5:08am ET

    Denver Broncos RB C.J. Anderson gained just 17 yards on nine carries in a Week 6 loss to the New York Giants.

    Huddle Up: No one saw this game coming, and it was a huge disappointment for Anderson owners. Keep him in your lineup as an RB2, however, because the Los Angeles Chargers are up next and Anderson is bound to rebound.

  • Posted: 10/1/2017 6:34pm ET

    Denver Broncos RB C.J. Anderson carried 20 times for 95 yards and caught four passes for 17 yards in a 16-10 win over the Oakland Raiders Sunday, Oct. 1.

    Huddle Up: Anderson has topped 80 rushing yards in three of the four games this season, and he continues to dominant the backfield touches. Denver has bye in Week 5, but Anderson should be a solid RB2 against the New York Giants in Week 6.

  • Posted: 9/24/2017 3:02pm ET

    Denver Broncos RB C.J. Anderson rushed eight times for 36 yards in the Week 3 loss in Buffalo and he added two catches for seven yards on his only two targets.

    Huddle Up: Anderson was a bust for his fantasy owners after a couple of solid performances to open the season. He'll look to get back on track in Week 4 against the Raiders.

  • Posted: 9/23/2017 9:18pm ET

    Denver Broncos RB C.J. Anderson said he is in the best shape of his life thanks to an improved training program designed to help him stay healthy. 'I am doing some things, recovery-wise, to keep my body fresh and to keep my mind fresh,' Anderson said.

    Huddle Up: Anderson is off to a strong start, and he had the most carries of any back through the first two weeks. Locked into a workhorse role, consider him a high-end RB2 against Buffalo in Week 3.

2018 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 DAL 7 35 0 0 0 0
2 @ATL 3 31 0 0 0 0

2017 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 LAC 20 81 0 1 7 0
2 DAL 25 118 1 3 36 1
3 @BUF 8 36 0 2 7 0
4 OAK 20 95 0 4 17 0
6 NYG 9 17 0 0 0 0
7 @LAC 10 44 0 1 17 0
8 @KC 15 78 0 1 7 0
9 @PHI 9 13 0 0 0 0
10 NE 10 54 0 1 1 0
11 CIN 13 37 1 2 19 0
12 @OAK 5 12 0 0 0 0
13 @MIA 15 67 0 4 43 0
14 NYJ 22 48 0 2 25 0
15 @IND 30 158 0 0 0 0
16 @WAS 16 88 1 7 45 0
17 KC 18 61 0 0 0 0

2016 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 CAR 20 92 1 4 47 1
2 IND 20 74 1 3 19 0
3 @CIN 14 37 0 1 4 0
4 @TB 19 49 1 1 3 0
5 ATL 11 41 0 3 21 0
6 @LAC 10 37 0 4 34 0
7 HOU 16 107 1 0 0 0

2015 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 BAL 12 29 0 4 19 0
2 @KC 12 27 0 1 2 0
3 @DET 8 18 0 1 9 0
4 MIN 11 43 0 1 27 0
5 @OAK 11 22 0 2 18 0
6 @CLE 13 41 0 4 25 0
8 GB 14 101 1 1 5 0
9 @IND 7 34 0 1 4 0
10 KC 2 9 0 0 0 0
11 @CHI 12 59 0 2 13 0
12 NE 15 113 2 4 40 0
13 @LAC 7 42 0 1 12 0
15 @PIT 4 14 0 1 6 0
16 CIN 9 73 1 1 8 0
17 LAC 15 95 1 1 -5 0
P2 PIT 15 72 1 2 11 0
P3 NE 16 72 0 3 18 0
P4 CAR 23 90 1 4 10 0

2014 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 IND 4 27 0 0 0 0
2 KC 5 31 0 0 0 0
3 @SEA 2 -3 0 1 1 0
6 @NYJ 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 SF 2 9 0 0 0 0
8 LAC 1 0 0 0 0 0
9 @NE 3 18 0 3 33 0
10 @OAK 13 90 0 4 73 1
11 @LAR 9 29 0 8 86 0
12 MIA 27 167 1 4 28 0
13 @KC 32 168 0 2 17 1
14 BUF 21 58 3 0 0 0
15 @LAC 29 85 0 2 11 0
16 @CIN 18 83 1 8 55 0
17 OAK 13 87 3 2 20 0
P2 IND 18 80 0 6 29 0

2013 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
8 WAS 4 22 0 0 0 0
10 @LAC 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 KC 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 @NE 3 16 0 0 0 0
P4 SEA 2 9 0 1 14 0

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