College: Oklahoma | Rookie
Height: 6'0" | Weight: 224 lbs
Birth Date: 9/12/1996
Depth Chart: RB1.3
2019 Bye Week: 9
Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Injuries were the reason Anderson fell in this year's draft, getting picked in the sixth round by the Bengals. He can be a dynamic player but needs to stay on the field to make that happen. He is a similar back to Joe Mixon, making him a good fit to take some of his work when he gets tired. Anderson has some size and speed. He is a good one-cut runner that hits the hole in a hurry and does well in the passing game. He can be a solid three-down back when healthy and on his game.
FANTASY OUTLOOK: Anderson probably will be a bigger factor in a few seasons. For now, he plays behind Mixon and gets little work. He could get 300 or so total yards.
|No Playoff Match Up|
Cincinnati Bengals running back Rodney Anderson only had seven yards on eight carries on Thursday against the Giants, but he looked splendid as a receiver, compiling four receptions (four targets) for 51 yards on the night. Fantasy managers will want to monitor Anderson's progress moving forward, especially during the team's final preseason matchup against the Colts, as he could a meaningful role early in the regular season with the absences of A.J. Green (Foot), Trayveon Williams (Foot), and John Ross (hamstring).
Cincinnati Bengals rookie running back Rodney Anderson (knee) is expected to open the 2019 season on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list. If he does, Anderson will have to miss the first six games of the season and will be significantly behind in the battle for backup minutes in Cincinnati. This news likely means that Anderson's rookie season is going to be a fantasy nonfactor, though he still has value in dynasty leagues, where he has a chance to be the future number-two back behind Joe Mixon.