After posting his first 1,000-yard season, C.J. Anderson was rewarded by getting cut by the Denver Broncos this offseason. Such is the cruel life of the underappreciated, undervalued NFL running back.
As the numbers prove out, teams just aren't paying up for elite backs. These days, they are either opting for a committee approach at the position or they're turning to younger, cheaper options in the former of rookie rushers.
The Carolina Panthers just drafted Christian McCaffrey a year ago, so they decided against taking another youngster in this April's draft. McCaffrey wasset to benefit in a big way, but it didn't take long for Carolina to add some depth in the backfield, signing the veteran Anderson to a one-year deal.
According to reports, the 27-year-old signed for $1.7 million with roughly $800,000 in extra incentives. It's short-term and team-friendly, but what will Anderson's presence mean for McCaffrey and the fantasy value in the Panthers' running game?
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