Dolphins sign RB C.J. Anderson to offer sheet, Denver 'unlikely to match'

Adam Schefter - [Full Article]

Schefter: C.J. Anderson's offer sheet with the Dolphins: 4 years, $18 million. Denver has five days to match or lose Anderson.

Benjamin Allbright: Broncos source texts back "Unlikely to match"

Fantasy Impact: 

It appears that Anderson is on his way to Miami. He will be reunited with his old OC, Adam Gase, who is now the HC of the Dolphins. Gase presided over Anderson's breakout late in 2014, when Anderson was the #1 fantasy running back over the final eight weeks of the season. He wasn’t fully healthy heading into the 2015 season and struggled at the onset, averaging just 2.69 YPC on 11.4 rushing attempts through the first six weeks of the season. He turned it around in a big way after the Week 7 bye, however, racking up an average of 64.5 yards on 11.6 carries (5.57 YPC) and 0.58 TD over his final 12 games, including the playoffs. Those are mid-level RB1 numbers in standard formats and low-end RB1 numbers in PPR. Moreover, the Broncos committed to Anderson down the stretch, feeding him 15.6 carries over the final five games. In that span, he averaged 13.7 fantasy points in standard (and 15.9 FP in PPR). Those averages would have been good enough to finish #3 in both formats. Even though he finished strong, playoff numbers don’t count for fantasy, so the fact remains that Anderson burned his owners in 2015. As a result, his ADP is likely to remain depressed heading into 2016 fantasy drafts. Given his history with Gase, Anderson is likely to assume the RB1 role in Miami with Jay Ajayi serving as his primary backup.

Filed Under: 2016, Preseason

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