CJ Anderson

CJ Anderson

Running Back #22
ADP:Round: 14, Pick: 5
Team:Detroit
Ht / Wt:5'8" / 224 lb.
College:California
Age:28
Born:February 10, 1991
Drafted:2013 / UDFA

Outlook & Fantasy Value June 16, 2019

CJ Anderson's fantasy value is measured by his average draft position (ADP) in fantasy football mock drafts. In recent drafts, Anderson's current ADP is 14.05, which indicates that his fantasy outlook is to be the 5th pick of the 14th round, and 161st selection overall.

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Players Drafted Near CJ Anderson

Stephen Gostkowski PK NE 14.06
Dallas Goedert TE PHI 14.06
Andy Isabella WR ARI 14.06
Nyheim Hines RB IND 14.07
Philadelphia Defense DEF PHI 14.07
Gus Edwards RB BAL 14.07
Kenny Stills WR MIA 14.07
Jordan Reed TE WAS 14.07
New England Defense DEF NE 14.07
Tyler Eifert TE CIN 14.08
Nick Foles QB JAX 14.08
Tre'Quan Smith WR NO 14.09
Malcolm Brown RB LAR 14.09
John Brown WR BUF 14.10
DeVante Parker WR MIA 14.10
Indianapolis Defense DEF IND 14.11
Jake Elliott PK PHI 14.11
Sam Darnold QB NYJ 14.11
John Ross WR CIN 14.11
New Orleans Defense DEF NO 14.12
Adam Vinatieri PK IND 14.12
Randall Cobb WR DAL 15.01
Buffalo Defense DEF BUF 15.01
Robbie Gould PK SF 15.02
Deebo Samuel WR FA 15.02

CJ Anderson Biography

High School Career

C.J. Anderson played high school football in Vallejo, California. Anderson received numerous honors, including Athlete of the Year in the region. Anderson drew the attention of the Cal Golden Bears in nearby Berkeley, Calif.

College Career

He initially played college football at Laney College in Oakland. Then, he moved to Berkeley for two seasons of Division I college football. During his junior year at Cal, Anderson was the backup RB and only gained 345 yards rushing. Anderson recorded nine TDs, though.

During his senior year, Anderson got more playing time and he gained 790 rushing yards to lead the Golden Bears. However, he only scored five TDs. Because Anderson did not make a big splash during his two years at Cal, he was overlooked by NFL scouts. But, highlights from his career caught the attention of some decision-makers.

2013 NFL Draft

C.J. Anderson was not drafted in the 2013 NFL Draft. He was overlooked because he is 5'8" and his NFL Combine grade was only 52.0.

Anderson's 40 time was not impressive, either. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.60 seconds and he recorded a 32.0 inch vertical jump. The only category where Anderson was a top performer among running backs was the 20-yard shuttle. Because he did not grade well at the Combine, every team passed on him in the NFL Draft.

2013 Rookie NFL Season

After he went underafted, the Denver Broncos signed Anderson, as an undrafted free agent. After suffering a sports injury in the pre-season, Anderson advanced to the main roster. During his rookie season, Anderson totaled seven carries for 38 yards.

2014 NFL Season

The start of the 2014 season saw an increase in playing time for Anderson. His production increased as well. He rushed 179 times for 849 yards and scored 10 TDs. This is when fantasy football owners and Broncos fans started to take notice. He even made his first NFL Pro Bowl.

2015 NFL Season

Anderson's production declined in 2015 after his Pro Bowl season. He rushed 152 times for 720 yards and only scored 5 TDs. He was surpassed by Ronnie Hillman, who gained more yards and TDs in the Broncos' Super Bowl season.

However, in Super Bowl 50, Anderson recorded 90 yards and an important TD to seal the game. This was the third-highest rushing total for an undrafted RB in Super Bowl history.

2016 NFL Season

Before the start of the season, C.J. Anderson nearly left the Broncos for the Miami Dolphins. Anderson was offered a four-year contract worth $18 million, but the Broncos matched the deal. He is now locked in with the Broncos at a reasonable salary.

Unfortunately, Anderson's 2017 season was cut short by a knee injury. Anderson finished with 110 carries for 437 yards and 4 TDs.

Broncos fans and Fantasy Football owners expected big things from him in 2016, but the Broncos' leading RB will look to bounce back in 2017.

Personal Life

C.J. Anderson is on Twitter @CJAndersonB22. He wears #22 because 22 running backs were drafted before him in the 2013 NFL Draft. His sports jersey can be found in the NFL Shop team store.