4. C. J. Anderson
There are a couple things any championship hopeful needs on offense: a quarterback who can manage games effectively and a strong, capable running back. C. J. Anderson is that running back for the Broncos.
After an almost non-existent 2013 campaign, Anderson averaged 4.7 yards per carry, and ran for over 700 yards in a part-time role in 2014 and 2015. In those same two years he caught 59 passes for 503 yards. Anderson has never been the most dominant player on the field, but he’s a reliable mover of the chains.
He’s capable of growing into an every-down role, and his numbers figure to improve in 2016 as the Broncos move away from the passing attack that brought them such success with Peyton Manning under center.
In Week 1 of the 2016 season, Anderson answered the call. He started the year off with a combined game total of 139 yards, two touchdowns and 25 fantasy points. His numbers have dipped a little since then, but Anderson has shown he can be the threat Denver needs out of its backfield.
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