Posted: 7/18/2019 6:07 am UTC
Detroit Lions RB Zach Zenner could challenge veteran RB C.J. Anderson for the No. 2 spot behind RB Kerryon Johnson, in the opinion of The Detroit News' Justin Rogers, who notes that Zenner's north-south running style is a good fit for the team's blocking scheme.
Huddle Up: At this point, Johnson is the only sure thing in the Lions backfield, so you'll need to keep an eye on the preseason to see how Anderson, Zenner and Theo Riddick slot in behind him to see if anyone other than Johnson warrants a selection in fantasy drafts.
Posted: 6/02/2019 10:06 pm UTC
Detroit Lions RB C.J. Anderson said he believes Detroit is a perfect fit for him because of the success offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell has had with running backs in the past.
Huddle Up: Anderson likely will not start for the Lions but could receive a handful of touches each game. He may be a late-round pick in some leagues or a handcuff to Kerryon Johnson but will be on the bench most weeks.
Posted: 4/01/2019 10:04 pm UTC
Free-agent RB C.J. Anderson (Rams) signed a one-year deal with the Detroit Lions Monday, April 1, according to a source. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Huddle Up: Anderson is a good fit in the Detroit backfield as he will assume the role vacated by LeGarrette Blount. Kerryon Johnson is the main man for the Lions, but Anderson will see some short-yardage and goal-line work. Take a chance on him in the later rounds of fantasy drafts.
Posted: 3/23/2019 1:03 am UTC
Free-agent RB C.J. Anderson (Rams) said on his Twitter feed that his time with the Los Angeles Rams 'was fun' and that he enjoyed the opportunity.
Huddle Up: Anderson was speaking like a player who doesn't expect to be back with the Rams in 2019. However, he did show that he has a little gas left in the tank in the right offense, and depending on where he signs, he could have some appeal as a depth option for fantasy owners.
Posted: 2/04/2019 2:02 am UTC
Los Angeles Rams RB C.J. Anderson rushed seven times for 22 yards and caught two passes for 12 yards in a 13-3 loss to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LIII.
Huddle Up: Anderson once again split time with Todd Gurley, but neither back was effective. If the Rams end up bringing Anderson back next year, it could thrust Gurley's role as a top-three pick into doubt. It is one of the bigger fantasy stories to watch heading into 2019.
Posted: 2/03/2019 3:02 pm UTC
Los Angeles Rams RBs Todd Gurley and C.J. Anderson are likely to split carries in Super Bowl LIII versus the New England Patriots Sunday, Feb. 3, according to running backs coach Skip Peete.
Huddle Up: Gurley only had five carries in the NFC Championship Game versus the New Orleans Saints two weeks ago but he has been able to take part in all of the team's practices over the last two weeks without limitations, proving that the knee problems which plagued him near the end of the regular season are behind him. He should be viewed as a first-round selection in all fantasy formats for 2019. Anderson has played well since joining the club in December, rushing for more than 100 yards in three of the Rams' last four games, and he should see a decent workload in the Super Bowl based on his recent performance as well as Gurley's conditioning. He's worthy of consideration as a No. 3 or No. 4 running back for 2019 fantasy leagues.
Posted: 2/03/2019 3:02 pm UTC
The Los Angeles Rams are interested in bringing back RB C.J. Anderson for the 2019 season, according to multiple sources.
Huddle Up: The 27-year-old Anderson has been impressive since being picked up off the free agency scrap heap in December, rushing for more than 100 yards in three of his four games since joining the Rams. He should be part of a running back committee next season regardless of where he lands and is worthy of consideration as an RB3 or RB4 in most fantasy formats.
Posted: 1/29/2019 5:01 pm UTC
Los Angeles Rams RB C.J. Anderson said Tuesday, Jan. 29, he is now playing at 235 pounds -- up from his previous playing weight of 225.
Huddle Up: The extra weight hasn't seemed to hamper Anderson so far in L.A. as he rushed for at least 123 yards in each of his first three games with the Rams before gaining 44 on 16 carries in the NFC title game. Next up, though, is a Patriots' rush defense that has surrendered only 60 rushing yards in two postseason games. Fellow RB Todd Gurley should also be much more involved in the Super Bowl game plan as well after receiving only five touches in the NFC Championship Game.
Posted: 1/26/2019 12:01 am UTC
Los Angeles Rams RB C.J. Anderson (illness) fully participated in practice Friday, Jan. 25.
Huddle Up: Anderson has played well since joining the Rams and should be part of a running back committee for a team next season. He can be a No. 3 or No. 4 fantasy running back next season depending on his role.
Posted: 1/24/2019 11:01 pm UTC
Los Angeles Rams RB C.J. Anderson (illness) did not participate in practice Thursday, Jan. 24.
Huddle Up: Anderson should be available to play in Super Bowl LIII and likely will receive a solid amount of touches. He has played well and could return to the Rams next season. Anderson probably will be part of a running back committee for a team next season and could be a No. 3 or No. 4 fantasy running back.