How quickly things have changed as the Broncos are currently in the middle of a five-game losing streak and C.J. Anderson's fantasy football value has plummeted.
Let's check out three big-time reasons that Anderson's fantasy football stock is quickly tanking.
Denver's Disappointing Defense
Thought to be one of the best defenses when the season started, the Broncos have surrendered 92 combined points the last two weeks. Although they are still ranked #4 in yards given up per game at just 293.6, playing from behind has reduced Anderson's rushing attempts dramatically (more on that in a bit).
Along with poor defensive play of late has been a pair of quarterbacks that simply are not getting it done.
The lack of production behind center has meant two things: Defenses can key in on Anderson, daring the Broncos to throw the ball down the field. Secondly, because Denver is always playing from behind, the offense has abandoned the run early and often.
Lack of Rushing Attempts
Anderson saw the ball just 10 times in last night's blowout loss to New England. It marked the fifth time this season he's had 10 carries or fewer, which is quite the contrast to the first 4 games of the year in which he had 20 carries or more on 3 occasions.
The lack of rushing attempts ties back into the poor quarterback play and porous defense. The Broncos were already down 27-9 at halftime to New England on Sunday, and this was on the heels of losing 44-9 entering the fourth quarter a week ago in Philadelphia.
The bottom line: If you currently own C.J. Anderson fantasy football stock, it's probably time to sell.