C.J. Anderson

C.J. Anderson

Height: 5' 8"Weight: 224 lbsAge: 27College: California

2018 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
14th easiest for RBs
Draft Rank (ECR) #85
Best / Worst #38 / #153
ADP #146


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Most thought it was a terrible landing spot for Anderson in Carolina, but it was likely the best-case scenario. Most don't realize that Jonathan Stewart totaled 198 carries last year, which ranked inside the top-20 at the position. Anderson has always been one of the most efficient runners on first- and second-down while playing behind a mediocre offensive line. If he reaches the same amount of carries that Stewart did, he's going to finish as a top-24 running back. The best part is that you don't have to spend even a top-30 running back pick on him.

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C.J. Anderson signs with Panthers

According to Pro Football Talk, the Panthers have agreed to terms with free agent running back C.J. Anderson.

Fantasy Impact

This was something that we thought might be the case after the Panthers didn't use a pick on an early-down running back to replace Jonathan Stewart. Most don't realize that Stewart touched the ball 206 times last year, which included 198 carries, enough to rank 19th in the NFL in front of guys like Devonta Freeman and DeMarco Murray. There's never been much to question with Anderson's ability on first- and second-down, as he's one of the better grinders in those situations, however his health has always been the concern. Entering a timeshare with Christian McCaffrey might be the best thing for Anderson's outlook, as he's likely to walk into 175-200 carries, which would mean he'll be in the RB3/flex conversation most weeks. The good news is that you'll likely get him at a discount with most expecting McCaffrey to take on a bigger role in 2018, though we're hesitant to believe that because Ron Rivera himself has said they didn't want McCaffrey to be toting the ball 18-20 per game, as it's not what he's best-suited for.

Mike Tagliere - 3 weeks ago
ECRBestWorst# of Experts
DraftRB #35RB #19RB #5245
Dynasty RB #39RB #20RB #6728
Running Backs#47
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Rush AttRush YdsRush TdsRecsRec YdsRec TdsFumblesPoints
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Rush YdsRush TdsRecsPoints
Last Week61006.1
Last 3 Weeks102.30.32.314.4
Season to Date62.
Game Log
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OPPRush YdsRush TdsRecsPoints
Week 17@ ATL61006.1
Week 16@ CAR881721.3
Week 15@ CAR1580015.8
Week 14@ CAR48027.3
Strength of Schedule
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Next GameBYE
Next 3 GamesDAL, ATL, CIN1st easiest opponents
Playoffs (?)CLE, NO, ATL1st easiest opponents
Rest of Season--15th easiest remaining opponents