4. Anderson’s impact last year
As previously mentioned, the Rams originally signed Anderson towards the end of last season as insurance to Gurley since the team’s final two games of the regular season were against the Arizona Cardinals and San Francisco 49ers.
In other words, Los Angeles was in a great position to rest their star running back in games against teams that seemed to be favorable wins while using Anderson to help fill in, which ended up working out perfectly for both parties.
While the Rams would go on to win those final two games with ease to help clinch the No. 2 seed in the NFC playoff picture, Anderson made a case for himself about still having what it takes to make an impact in the backfield.
Not only did Anderson finish the regular season strong with 299 yards with two touchdowns in those two games, but he even rushed for 123 yards with two touchdowns in the Divisional Round win over the Dallas Cowboys as win.
Despite some of the doubt earlier last season over Anderson no longer being an effective running back, this obviously isn’t the case, and the Lions would love nothing more than to see their new weapon on offense continue to make a serious impact in 2019.