The Carolina Panthers and RB C.J. Anderson, formerly of the Denver Broncos, have agreed to a one-year contract.
— Christian McCaffrey (@run__cmc) May 7, 2018
It’s a savvy and sensible pickup for Carolina, who did not draft a running back and had only Fozzy Whittaker and Cameron Artis-Payne on the depth chart behind Christian McCaffrey. The Anderson signing is definitely a blow to McCaffrey’s fantasy outlook as Anderson proved last year that he still had some gas left in the tank.
Anderson, 27, topped 1,000 rushing yards for the first time in his career last season, although his efficiency (4.1 YPC) has been mediocre the past two years. He is functional in the passing game. Anderson is now the favorite to lead the Panthers in carries.