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C.J. Anderson is Denver Broncos' starting running back, says Gary Kubiak

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The Denver Broncos unearthed a star last season in the form of C.J. Anderson and it looks like they are planning to keep rolling with the young running back.

Hot hand

Speaking today, new Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak appears to have confirmed that he sees Anderson as Denver's number one tailback.

With the likes of Montee Ball and Ronnie Hillman having recovered from respective injuries that curtailed their 2014 campaigns, there had been speculation over who would be handed the ball first by the new regime.

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"I think he's shown he has all the ability to be an excellent starter in this league, so we're really looking forward to working with him," Kubiak told the Denver Broncos' official website.

"We'll give them all a chance and see how it pans out, but C.J. obviously has a good head start on things...He's proven that running zone schemes and doing those types of things seem to fit him very well."

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C.J. Anderson began the 2014 NFL season way down the Denver Broncos' depth chart but took full advantage of his opportunity when it finally came around in Week 10.

Despite not seeing double digit touches until the 9th of November, the 24-year-old still managed to amass 849 yards and eight rushing touchdowns (10 in all). Infact, only Le'Veon Bell of the Pittsburgh Steelers managed more average yards from scrimmage than Anderson through the second half of the season.

With Kubiak reportedly set to favor the run game more than his predesor, John Fox, those numbers look likely to increase further for Anderson in 2015 as the team's official starter.

Don't slip up

The RB will be aware though that any slip ups or loss in form will be pounced upon by a strong depth chart. Kubiak knows that both Ball and Hillman are capable in the NFL while the likes of Juwan Thompson could also get a shot in Andeson's place.

With Peyton Manning having returned for another season the Broncos' offense is set to be a two-headed monster moving forward.

What do you think Broncos fans? Do you have faith that Anderson can continue his good form, or would you like to see a different approach for RBs? Let us know in the comments section below...

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