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.
Gets a challenge for starting job
LBWashington Redskins
April 27, 2019
Anderson will compete with first-round pick Montez Sweat for snaps at outside linebacker, Kyle Stackpole of the Redskins' official website reports.
ANALYSIS
Anderson was headed for a starting job after the Packers signed Preston Smith away from Washington, but the 24-year-old now faces competition from a freak athlete who ran a 4.41 40-yard dash at 260 pounds. A decent prospect in his own right, Anderson has managed just 32 tackles (18 solo) and two sacks through two NFL seasons, logging 356 snaps on defense and 308 on special teams. The 2017 second-round pick may find that his experience isn't enough to hold off a vastly superior athlete.
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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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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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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Ticketed for starting job
LBWashington Redskins
March 19, 2019
Anderson is expected to join the starting lineup after Preston Smith signed with Green Bay, Kareem Copeland of The Washington Post reports.
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Doesn't get many snaps in 2018
LBWashington Redskins
Hamstring
January 2, 2019
Anderson (hamstring) finished the 2018 season with 18 tackles (seven solo) and two sacks in 13 games.
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Inactive Week 17
LBWashington Redskins
Hamstring
December 30, 2018
Anderson (hamstring) is inactive for Sunday's season finale against the Eagles, Kareem Copeland of The Washington Post reports.
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Questionable for Week 17
LBWashington Redskins
Hamstring
December 28, 2018
Anderson (hamstring) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Eagles, Kareem Copeland of The Washington Post reports.
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Set for Week 16
LBWashington Redskins
December 22, 2018
Anderson (hamstring) is active for Saturday's game against the Titans.
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