Denver Broncos running back C.J. Anderson has been an unmitigated disaster for fantasy owners this season. After three games, Anderson is shooting blanks and leaving many fantasy owners flat on their backs with meaningless single digit duds. His struggles should not be seen as a fluke and owners should do everything in their power to unload him before the situations gets worse.
He’s failed to rush for more than 2.4 yards per carry and hasn’t caught a whiff of the end zone as fellow RB Ronnie Hillman has the only rushing TD for Denver this season. Hillman has been the more effective back thus far, and could see his usage continue to rise amidst CJ Anderson’s ineffective play. Do not be surprised if Hillman eventually jumps Anderson on the depth chart and starts to receive the bulk of the snaps in the backfield.
There’s a small chance that Anderson could take a turn for the better soon, as the Broncos host a weak rush-defensive team in the Minnesota Vikings this week. The Vikings currently rank 24th in allowing 119.3 rushing yards per game. This presents the slimmest chance that he can break out of his slump, but fantasy owners should NOT get their hopes up.
Someone from the Denver Broncos backfield has to at least be given a chance to function as a chain-mover this week, but it’s difficult to believe that it would be Anderson over Hillman. Moving forward, consider CJ Anderson nothing more than a middle-of-the-pack RB3 and do everything you can to move him onto another team.