FantasySP / NFL / C.j. Anderson FantasySP / NFL / C.j. Anderson Copyright 2019 5412729 <![CDATA[C.J. Anderson: When the Raiders cut me I thought my season was done]]> C.J. Anderson is as surprised as anyone to find himself a key player on a team that’s one win away from the Super Bowl. Anderson told the #PFTPM podcast that if he’d been told a month ago that he was going to be the Rams’ leading rusher in a playoff win, he never would have [more]]]> 5412729 Wed, 16 Jan 2019 7:57:01 EDT <![CDATA[Even C.J. Anderson didn't know he'd get so many touches vs. Cowboys]]> C.J. Anderson off the street in Week 16, it wasn’t crystal clear who would fill in for Todd Gurley. Sure, Anderson seemed like the top candidate, but John Kelly was also lurking in the backfield and had a chance to get some touches.

In fact, it wasn’t even known until the inactives were announced 90 minutes before the Rams’ game against the Cardinals that Gurley would be out. That, paired with the unknown surrounding Anderson, caused panic among fantasy owners.

Fast-forward to now and we still don’t really know how the Rams are going to handle the backfield. Gurley was deemed fully healthy on Saturday against the Cowboys, showed great explosiveness and no ill effects from the knee inflammation. All indications pointed toward Gurley being the workhorse and Anderson spelling him on a handful of plays]]> 5412360 Tue, 15 Jan 2019 17:21:01 EDT Rams Wire
<![CDATA[Rams RB C.J. Anderson compares Adam Gase to Sean McVay, praises his work ethic]]>
In his first year as a head coach, McVay led the Rams back to the playoffs for the first time since 2004 and won coach of the year honors. In 2018, the Rams started 8-0, finished 13-3 and will take on the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Championship game. With the success McVay has had in such a short period of time and his prowess as an offensive guru, every team wants its own version of him.

Rams running back C.J. Anderson has only been with the team since Week 16, but he has gotten a glimpse at what makes McVay so great. When Anderson arrives at team facilities at 5:30 a.m., McVay is already working in his office. In six NFL seasons, Anderson has only seen one other coach do such a thing — new Jets head coach Adam Gase]]> 5412047 Tue, 15 Jan 2019 9:36:01 EDT Jets Wire
<![CDATA[With Sheldon Rankins out, Rams' rushing attack should feast again]]> Jared Goff didn’t have a single game with fewer than 33 pass attempts. The Rams were 4-3 in that span, getting pass-heavy despite having All-Pro running back Todd Gurley.

After the game against the Eagles in Week 15, though, something changed. C.J. Anderson arrived with Gurley’s knee inflamed and suddenly the Rams turned into a ground-and-pound offense. Goff hasn’t had more than 28 pass attempts in his last three games and the Rams have racked up 697 rushing yards in that span.

With the dominant tandem of Anderson and Gurley in the backfield, there’s no reason for the Rams to stop running the ball now – especially with New Orleans being without their best interior defender]]> 5412029 Tue, 15 Jan 2019 8:57:01 EDT Rams Wire
<![CDATA[Anderson shines after rejected by 3 non-playoff teams]]> Dak Prescott was getting sacked by his own teammate, Tom Brady was embracing the underdog role a little too tightly and C.J. Anderson was making the most of his second, ...]]> 5411994 Tue, 15 Jan 2019 3:27:02 EDT Washington Times <![CDATA[Rams' top PFF grades vs. Cowboys: Gurley, Anderson absent]]>
Looking back at Saturday’s win, two players did stand out: C.J. Anderson and Todd Gurley. Anderson racked up 123 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries, while Gurley had 115 yards of his own on 16 carries. They played a huge role in the Rams’ win, controlling the clock and wearing down Dallas’ defense]]> 5411574 Mon, 14 Jan 2019 14:45:01 EDT Rams Wire
<![CDATA[Rams snap counts: How McVay balanced Todd Gurley, C.J. Anderson]]> Todd Gurley all the time in the Los Angeles Rams’ backfield. He hardly ever comes off the field when healthy, typically carrying it about 20 times per game. On Saturday night against the Dallas Cowboys, Sean McVay took an approach he hadn’t ever explored with Gurley: He split his carries, giving another running back more touches.

C.J. Anderson’s emergence kept Gurley off the field for part of Saturday’s game despite the All-Pro being fully healthy. He received 23 carries to Gurley’s 16, while both players racked up more than 100 yards rushing]]> 5410890 Sun, 13 Jan 2019 16:21:01 EDT Rams Wire
<![CDATA[Rams | Sean McVay believed in C.J. Anderson]]> C.J. Anderson had the full confidence of head coach Sean McVay, who signed the free agent on Dec. 18. 'He's a guy that's played in big-time games,' coach Sean McVay said Saturday, Jan. 12, following the Rams' 30-22 divisional-round playoff win over the Dallas Cowboys. 'You know that no moment is too big for him. This is a guy that's had a big-time role and a Super Bowl champion team. He's just got a great feel for the game. I think he did a great job again tonight. Was really just impressed with him from the jump -- the way that he was able to come in, I guess it would be about a month ago now, and how quickly he was able to pick things up. Really smart, cerebral player and does a great job putting his pads down, finishing falling forward.']]> 5410865 Sun, 13 Jan 2019 15:27:01 EDT footballguys <![CDATA[Jared Goff's clutch run to seal Rams' win had McVay, Gurley fired up]]> C.J. Anderson and Todd Gurley were the primary reasons for the Rams’ relentless ground attack, but even Jared Goff got into the action.

You could even make the case that Goff’s 11-yard run in the fourth quarter was more crucial than any by Anderson or Gurley. Maybe.

With two minutes left in the game and the Rams facing a third-and-7, the win was still well within reach for the Cowboys. They had two timeouts left and trailed by eight points, meaning a stop would’ve given Dak Prescott one last shot to tie the game]]> 5410855 Sun, 13 Jan 2019 14:57:01 EDT Rams Wire
<![CDATA[Sean McVay knew no moment was too big for C.J. Anderson]]> C.J. Anderson played a major role in a Super Bowl run. Less than a month ago, Anderson was out of a job. But Anderson persevered, and it has paid off both for him and for the Rams. Snatched from the scrap heap on December 18 after a [more]]]> 5410849 Sun, 13 Jan 2019 14:51:01 EDT <![CDATA[Rams' Todd Gurley-led attack is what Bengals must do with Joe Mixon, Giovani Bernard]]>
Taylor, if he’s the guy, would go from Todd Gurley to Joe Mixon.

And Mixon and the Bengals could use the help.

Saturday night, Taylor’s Rams beat the Dallas Cowboys by smart usage of Gurley, who rumbled for 115 yards and a score. C.J. Anderson acted as the complement, rushing 23 times for 123 yards and two scores. Both averaged north of five yards per carry and the Rams held the ball for more than 36 minutes]]> 5410811 Sun, 13 Jan 2019 13:24:01 EDT Bengals Wire
<![CDATA[Fans update Todd Gurley and Sean McVay's Wikipedia pages, troll Cowboys]]> Ezekiel Elliott, was on the other side.

Well, it turns out the Rams’ two-headed monster of Todd Gurley and C.J. Anderson were the bigger threat, gashing the Cowboys defense for 238 yards combined and three touchdowns. Pair their effectiveness with Sean McVay’s brilliance and it was a recipe for success in L.A]]> 5410797 Sun, 13 Jan 2019 12:51:01 EDT Rams Wire
<![CDATA[6 craziest stats, records from Rams' playoff win vs. Cowboys]]>
They also made some history in the process, both individually and as a team. Here are the six craziest stats from Saturday’s victory, including a handful of notes on Todd Gurley and C.J. Anderson]]> 5410769 Sun, 13 Jan 2019 12:09:01 EDT Rams Wire
<![CDATA[Rams Land a Devastating 1-2 Punch in the N.F.L. Playoffs]]> C.J. Anderson to the backfield with Todd Gurley II turned out to be a stroke of genius for Sean McVay and the Rams.]]> 5410743 Sun, 13 Jan 2019 11:33:01 EDT New York Times <![CDATA[4 key plays that were pivotal in Cowboys' 30-22 loss against the Rams]]> Todd Gurley that did most of the damage, but C.J. Anderson, who was just acquired by the Rams in Week 16. Anderson was crucial in his team’s victory, rushing for 123 yards and two scores on 23 attempts.

With that in mind, here are the four plays that defined the Cowboys’ loss against the Rams in terms of Expected Points Added (EPA) and Win Probability (WP). EPA being an accurate measure of how each play affects potential changes on the scoreboard]]> 5410689 Sun, 13 Jan 2019 9:57:01 EDT Cowboys Wire