It should come as no surprise, but ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Thursday afternoon that C.J. Anderson — the Broncos’ Pro Bowl running back — will play against the Chiefs on Thursday night football.
Nobody is shocked by this news, but if you’re a fantasy football player and you have Anderson on your roster, it’s good information to have. Speaking of fantasy football, it’s not a terrible idea to play Ronnie Hillman tonight if you ask me…
At any rate, the Broncos will have all hands on deck offensively for their matchup against the Chiefs’ defense, which is obviously really strong in the defensive front.
Anderson was completely dominant last season in Kansas City as the Broncos needed a big win to pretty much seal the division title for another season. Kansas City has not beaten Denver since the team signed Peyton Manning, and last time these two teams played it was primarily due to the player who is the subject of this news piece.
For me, I think Anderson is going to be one of the most critical players for the Broncos tonight. Almost just as concerning as the lack of passing game against the Ravens was the absence of a running game. Anderson received just 12 carries against Baltimore and really wasn’t able to do much with them.
Against the Chiefs, it doesn’t necessarily get any easier but I think the Broncos will make the necessary adjustments so that he has a big game on the ground and he’ll also get involved as a receiver.
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