Broncos beat writer Jeff Legwold on C.J. Anderson and the team's running back situation: Anderson is the guy right now as neither Montee Ball nor Ronnie Hillman will play against the Chiefs because of injuries. And Anderson has done well enough in pass protection -- Job 1 for Broncos running backs -- to go with what he’s done on the ground, to have earned top billing when the other guys come back. The Broncos will use a rotation when everybody’s healthy. They believe Hillman’s speed is an enormous threat in the passing game -- but Anderson has seized the opportunity, and unless his play drops off, they’ll keep handing him the ball.
Anderson is averaging 5.6 YPC, so it will be tough to unseat him as the RB1. Barring an injury or a severe drop in his play, he should be a strong start the rest of the way.