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C.J. Anderson 2018 Outlook

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2 minutes ago, ajs723 said:

Signed by the Raiders. Why?!

 Supposedly he is a hometown kid and Raiders get a extended tryout of him for next season with their RB situation kind of up in the air. Doesn't make the most sense though and complicates an already complicated fantasy situation. 

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1 minute ago, Jaw1 said:

 Supposedly he is a hometown kid and Raiders get a extended tryout of him for next season with their RB situation kind of up in the air. Doesn't make the most sense though and complicates an already complicated fantasy situation. 

Don't think it has much fantasy relevance. The Raiders are bad, and will be bad next year. Why would they want to start a 28 year old next season. 

 

I guess if they draft a rookie RB, CJ could be the veteran leader/bridge to that kid. Just a weird landing spot. 

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1 minute ago, ajs723 said:

Don't think it has much fantasy relevance. The Raiders are bad, and will be bad next year. Why would they want to start a 28 year old next season. 

 

I guess if they draft a rookie RB, CJ could be the veteran leader/bridge to that kid. Just a weird landing spot. 

 

Yeah the only fantasy relevance may be that he complicates things for Martin/Richard owners. Doesn't make sense for them to add him this late if they aren't going to give him a few carries at least. Probably a messy 3-headed backfield where none can be relied on such a bad team. Richard as the receiving back has the edge though. 

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He has to learn the plays and everything. For this week, Martin is the obvious play...Who knows afterward 

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Your football career has to be in the dumps if anybody would choose to sign with the Raiders.

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24 minutes ago, ajs723 said:

Signed by the Raiders. Why?!

As stated above, he's a hometown guy. Other than that, no idea. He can't help this year and next year he's at best a mentor for who ever they draft. Unless they think they can coach him up ASAP and play him, but to what end? Raiders are in last place and can't gain anything by winning more games. Gruden must be on medical weed or something. He might just make a 3 headed RBBC to screw all of the FF players in the playoffs because he didn't make the playoffs ....  *shrugs*

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1 hour ago, The Land Of Real Beer said:

Good news for Ware owners.

Lol..... apparently you werent aboard the Ware train in 2016 when West constantly came on the field to steal Spencer’s touches and targets. Prepare to scream at your tv, pal.

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1 hour ago, 77georgec said:

Lol..... apparently you werent aboard the Ware train in 2016 when West constantly came on the field to steal Spencer’s touches and targets. Prepare to scream at your tv, pal.

 

I'm aware of that magic era.

 

My point was it's one less signing to further eat into Ware's usage.

 

Maybe I should have said better news (than West being signed)

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Waived by the Raiders. Back to square one. Don’t know what happened to this guy, but it appears no one wants him

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4 minutes ago, urban2014 said:

Waived by the Raiders. Back to square one. Don’t know what happened to this guy, but it appears no one wants him

wonder if now the chiefs pick him up. might not be enough time though since they play thursday. How can a player who seems decent keep getting cut i wonder.

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1 hour ago, spidybl said:

wonder if now the chiefs pick him up. might not be enough time though since they play thursday. How can a player who seems decent keep getting cut i wonder.

 

Orleans Darkwa has bee sitting in FA all year. Not saying he or CJ are superstars but seems they could find a place on some team’s roster.        Could be worse, he could be getting the Carlos Hyde treatment and rostered but barely sniffing the field. Certainly seems he could beat out someone like Stefan Ridley in PIT for backup duties while Conner is hurt. 

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https://www.therams.com/news/c-j-anderson-i-know-i-m-going-to-do-everything-that-i-possibly-can-this-week-to-

 

The Rams made a late-season transaction this week, picking up veteran running back C.J. Anderson ahead of the final two games and playoffs.

Anderson joins the Rams after spending five seasons with the Broncos, having signed with the club as an undrafted free agent back in 2013. The veteran back most recently touted the rock for the Panthers in 2018 — playing in nine games and taking 24 carries for 104 yards.

 

All indications point to head coach Sean McVay looking to Anderson as the first back off the bench behind running back Todd Gurley. And despite his comments on expecting Gurley to be ready for Arizona, the head coach says Anderson can make an immediate impact.

“You can see him playing a role as early as this week,” McVay said. “Really impressed just being around him in the initial 24 hours, or whatever it's been.”

McVay said his system is not that different from the running back’s previous experiences, and Anderson agreed, sitting in front of his brand-new locker at the Rams practice facility in Thousand Oaks, Calif.

 

“Kind of knowing McVay, his background, where he came from, you know the Gruden’s and the Shanahan's, things like that,” Anderson said, explaining his tie to McVay’s style. “Obviously I was with [former Broncos head coach] Gary Kubiak for two years, so some crossover over there and what they do — just a little bit different.”

While the terminology and a few adjustments here or there may take some getting used to as a member of the 11-3 NFC West Champions, Anderson says he’s ready to fill whatever role he’s expected to.

 

“Whatever they need me to do,” Anderson said. “I know I’m going to do everything that I possibly can this week to be ready to play. McVay and teammates and everybody can feel comfortable with me out there if that opportunity presents itself. But until then I’m just going to keep my head down and keep pushing.”

Anderson provides some seasoned insurance in the second running back spot for McVay’s offense, as Gurley is dealing with inflammation in his left knee and second-year back Justin Davis is day to day after injuring his shoulder in Week 15 against the Eagles.

Anderson’s former teammate in Denver and fellow Super Bowl 50 champion, cornerback Aqib Talib, spoke on Wednesday about what the newest Ram has to offer.

“He’s a real smart player,” Talib said foremost. “Just him being there with [former Broncos quarterback] Peyton [Manning] — Peyton ain’t playing about no protection and stuff, so he’ll definitely on his P’s and Q’s as far as protections and all that. He’s a tough tackle, a real tough tackle, I’ve seen him break a lot of tackles especially at this time of the season.”

 

Talib alluded to Anderson’s postseason experience, which might come as an added bonus to back’s support of Gurley and special attention to pass protection.

“It’s huge,” Anderson said of joining a team with playoff aspirations. “These players and coaching staff and what they’ve done over the last few years — definitely have the opportunity — and I’m not saying I’m the missing piece, over the hump, I’m not saying none of that at all. But they definitely got the opportunity and to contribute any way possibly that I can is always going to be special.”

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2 minutes ago, Members_Only_76 said:

add add add

 

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Eeeesh.....  I don’t know man.    Makes it really messy for Kelly and CJA.    CJ might be able to handle a certain number of packages but Kelly still sees a lot of work.   

 

Im off the Rams rbs other than if Gurley is full go.

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Just now, Impreza178 said:

 

Eeeesh.....  I don’t know man.    Makes it really messy for Kelly and CJA.    CJ might be able to handle a certain number of packages but Kelly still sees a lot of work.   

 

Im off the Rams rbs other than if Gurley is full go.

 

Yeah, good point.

 

I added them both just because I could and to block opponent. I'd have to get some clarity to start one of them (if Gurley is even out). Might end up being a situation to avoid.

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8 minutes ago, Members_Only_76 said:

AVOID AVOID AVOID 

 

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me running from the whole Rams backfield fustercluck and slotting Reynolds in as flex. 

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1 minute ago, pastorofmuppets2 said:

 

me running from the whole Rams backfield fustercluck and slotting Reynolds in as flex. 

 

yuuuup! see my above post.

 

hype trains are fun tho :D

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What exactly are people adding him for? Week 17?

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