|Week 17 (SD) - Average||21.0||97.0||1.0||2.5||23.5||0||17|
|Week 17 (SD) - Dave Richard||22||111||1||2||25||0||19|
|Week 17 (SD) - Jamey Eisenberg||20||83||1||3||22||0||16|
|2014 Season - Average||67.5||288.5||0.5||9.5||79.0||0.5||29|
|2014 Season - Dave Richard||48||200||0||4||45||0||13|
|2014 Season - Jamey Eisenberg||87||377||1||15||113||1||45|
|Current Player Ranking: 6|
|Red Zone Stats|
|22||88||7|| 34.9||7||7||50||1|| 6.6|
|05/26/2015||C.J. Anderson, RB DEN||Kelvin Benjamin, WR CAR|
|05/25/2015||C.J. Anderson, RB DEN|
Mark Ingram, RB NO
Montee Ball, RB DEN
|Joe Flacco, QB BAL|
Peyton Manning, QB DEN
|05/19/2015||Marshawn Lynch, RB SEA|
Pierre Garcon, WR WAS
|C.J. Anderson, RB DEN|
Emmanuel Sanders, WR DEN
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C.J. Anderson enters offseason as Broncos top RB
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(3/29/15) Broncos coach Gary Kubiak declared that C.J. Anderson was the team's starting running back entering OTAs.
"He made a big jump as a player, and I think he's earned the right to walk in to the offseason program -- the OTAs -- and line up as our starter," Kubiak said, per DenverBroncos.com. "But he's got to continue to earn it on a daily basis. I think he's shown he has all the ability to be an excellent starter in this league, so we're really looking forward to working with him."
Anderson rushed for 849 yards and eight touchdowns last season, most coming late in the season, after Montee Ball and Ronnie Hillman went down to injury.
"All those guys are young. I think all three of those guys ... have all kind of had their little spurts of success with the club when they've had their opportunity," Kubiak said. "But they're all young. Who's going to be the bell cow, who's going to play every down, who's going to be the three-down player, they've got to sort that out. C.J. has shown the flashes of doing that."
Broncos' Kubiak: RB C.J. Anderson will enter offseason as starter
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(3/24/15) Broncos coach Gary Kubiak saw enough of running back C.J. Anderson from last season's film to name him the starter heading into offseason programs, according to CBSSports.com Senior Fantasy Writer Jamey Eisenberg.
Anderson had the best success of any of the Broncos' running backs in 2014, running for 849 yards and eight touchdowns after assuming the starting role midway through the season.
Competing for playing time in the backfield will once again be Montee Ball and Ronnie Hillman.
Historically, Kubiak's offenses have been effective in running the football. As the Ravens offensive coordinator in 2014, Kubiak led the rushing attack to an average of 126.2 yards per game, which ranked eighth in the NFL.
Broncos' Gary Kubiak to C.J. Anderson: 'Handle yourself like a starter'
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(2/18/15) Broncos coach Gary Kubiak told reporters during Wednesday's combine press conference that he met with running back C.J. Anderson and told him "you need to walk in here handling yourself like a starter," per ESPN.
Kubiak's zone-blocking offense is running-back friendly, which could benefit Anderson moving forward. Anderson started last season as the No. 3 running back on the depth chart before emerging as the top back with 849 yards rushing, 324 yards receiving and 10 touchdowns in 15 games (seven starts). He will enter next season as the team's No. 1 back, though he'll have to fight off challenges from Montee Ball and Ronnie Hillman.
Broncos RB Montee Ball vows to return 'ready to win the job'
|by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst|
|(2/10/15) Broncos running back Montee Ball, limited to five games last season by a groin injury, promised he'll return "ready to win the job," reports ESPN.com. Ball was the starter entering the 2014 season, but in 2015 he'll likely vie for a backup role behind C.J. Anderson, who went to the Pro Bowl.
Ball also must compete with Juwan Thompson and Ronnie Hillman in the crowded backfield. Ball was ineffective before getting hurt, averaging 3.1 yards per carry.
Broncos RB C.J. Anderson excited for Gary Kubiak's offense
|by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst|
|(1/20/15) Broncos running back C.J. Anderson, who scored 10 touchdowns from Week 10 onward, said he's excited about the zone-blocking scheme new coach Gary Kubiak is bringing, reports the Denver Post. The paper notes that in Kubiak's 11 seasons as an assistant in Denver, a Broncos rusher went over 1,000 yards 10 times.
"I have known about his system for a while, and what he accomplished," Anderson said of Kubiak. "One cut downhill and go get it. It fits me and the offense well. It's always been successful. He knows the team we have and what we can do. I can't wait to get started working with him."
Anderson will enter next season as the team's No. 1 back, though he'll have to fight off challenges from Montee Ball and Ronnie Hillman. Anderson averaged 4.7 yards per carry and 9.5 yards per reception and became the ninth Broncos running back to make the Pro Bowl.
|It took injuries to Montee Ball and Ronnie Hillman for the Broncos to discover C.J. Anderson was their best running back in 2014, but once he got on the field, he was a star. He's hoping to stay at that level this season, and he could benefit greatly with the addition of coach Gary Kubiak. In Kubiak's past two stops in Houston and Baltimore, he helped make Arian Foster and Justin Forsett into standout Fantasy options. Anderson did that on his own in 2014 with double digits in Fantasy points in a standard league in five of his final six games. He only started the final seven games of the year, but he finished the season with 179 carries for 849 yards and seven touchdowns and 34 catches for 324 yards and two touchdowns. Kubiak said Anderson will enter the offseason program as the starter, but he will face competition from Ball and Hillman. We expect Anderson to remain the starter to open the season, and he looks like a No. 1 running back coming into the year. He's worth drafting as early as Round 2, and we hope the addition of Kubiak can only enhance what Anderson did at the end of last season.
(Updated 4/21/15) |