Ryan Anderson
Ryan Anderson
25-Year-Old LinebackerLB
Washington Redskins
2019 Fantasy Outlook
The offseason departure of Preston Smith left Anderson in prime position for a starting job, until Washington used a first-round pick on fellow edge rusher Montez Sweat. Anderson has a decent pedigree of his own as a 2017 second-round pick, but he's managed just two sacks on 357 defensive snaps through two seasons. Sweat has a decent shot to win the Week 1 starting job, and he should eat into Anderson's snaps even if the veteran technically tops the depth chart. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed four-year, $5.32 million contract with the Redskins in May of 2017.
Forces five fumbles in '19
LBWashington Redskins
January 6, 2020
Anderson managed 44 tackles (30 solo), four sacks and one defended pass across 16 games in 2019. He also forced five fumbles, two of which he recovered.
ANALYSIS
Anderson hadn't forced a single fumble in his first two NFL seasons, so his five-count 2019 campaign will likely prove an outlier. Still, his impressive production in an expanded role could land the 2017 second-round pick a similar role for 2020.
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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% of Team Snaps

981
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693
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681
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594
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529
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360
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119
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48
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2019 Ryan Anderson Split Stats
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Measurables Review
How do Ryan Anderson's measurables compare to other linebackers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 2"
 
Weight
255 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.78 sec
 
Hand Length
9.38 in
 
Arm Length
31.50 in
 
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Gameday Injuries: Week 17
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Juan Carlos Blanco guides you through a typically chaotic Week 17 injury report and reports the latest on who's a potential go for the regular-season finales around the league.
Gameday Injuries: Week 15
Gameday Injuries: Week 15
December 16, 2018
December 16, 2018
Juan Carlos Blanco guides you through a critical Week 15 injury report with the lowdown on the latest health outlook for key fantasy assets heading into Sunday morning.
Week 17: Gameday Injuries
Week 17: Gameday Injuries
December 31, 2017
December 31, 2017
Week 17 brings an abundance of developing situations in terms of injuries and playing time for both non-contending teams and those still gunning for the postseason. Juan Carlos Blanco guides you through the complex landscape heading into Sunday morning.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
A second-round pick last year, Anderson was limited to 15 tackles and no sacks in 14 games as a rookie. Washington didn't show much faith in his development this offseason, bringing in 29-year-old Pernell McPhee as competition for a part-time role behind starters Preston Smith and Ryan Kerrigan.
A second-round pick out of Alabama, Anderson joins a Washington team ripe with talent in the linebacking corps. During his last season with the Crimson Tide, the 6-2, 253-pound run stopper recorded 61 tackles, 19 tackles for a loss and nine sacks, showcasing his ability to make plays in the backfield. Between Ryan Kerrigan, Preston Smith, Trent Murphy and Junior Galette, it's impossible to know how large a role Anderson will receive as a rookie. In all likelihood, he will spend the season conditioning and adjusting to the NFL level of play. However, should his fellow linebackers get bit by the injury bug, the 22-year-old could have his number called.
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Practices in full Thursday
LBWashington Redskins
December 26, 2019
Anderson (Achilles/shoulder) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.
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No-go on estimated report
LBWashington Redskins
Achilles
December 25, 2019
Anderson (Achilles/shoulder) was a non-participant on Wednesday's practice estimation, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.
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Sheds injury label
LBWashington Redskins
December 14, 2019
Anderson (shoulder) will play Sunday against the Eagles.
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Picks up injury
LBWashington Redskins
Shoulder
December 8, 2019
Anderson (stinger) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Packers.
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Will go Week 14
LBWashington Redskins
December 6, 2019
Anderson (shoulder) has no injury designation for Sunday's game against the Packers.
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