Josh Anderson
Josh Anderson
25-Year-Old Right WingRW
Columbus Blue Jackets
Out
Injury Shoulder
Est. Return 9/17/2019
2019 Fantasy Outlook
The 25-year-old power forward played a full 82-game schedule for the first time in his career last season, and strong production followed. Anderson set career highs in goals (27), points (47), plus-minus (plus-25), shots (230) and hits (214), and the front office's decision to protect him over William Karlsson in the Vegas expansion draft now looks a lot more palatable. Anderson may just be scratching the surface of his potential, too. His blend of size, speed and aggression makes him a fit off the wing on any scoring line, and there will be plenty of opportunities in Columbus after all their offseason losses in free agency. Last year's scoring came with minimal power-play time; if Anderson can earn a regular spot with the man advantage, his production could take another leap. Read Past Outlooks
$Re-signed with Columbus for three years and $5.55 million in Oct 2017.
Still plagued by shoulder issue
RWColumbus Blue Jackets
Shoulder
September 12, 2019
Anderson is dealing with a lingering shoulder issue, but was able to pass his physicals, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.
ANALYSIS
While it doesn't appear Anderson's shoulder problem will limit him during camp practices, it could impact the club's decision on whether to suit him up in preseason games. The winger set career highs in goals (27), assists (20) and shots (230) last season and could certainly top the 50-point mark this year, which would make him a top-end fantasy option.
Read More News
NHL Stats
Loading Skater Stats...
NHL Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo DFS
FantasyDraft
Head2Head
Loading Skater Game Log...
2018–19 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    0:00
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    0:00
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:00
  • Average Time On Ice:
    17:01
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    1:22
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    1:20
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2016–17
12:01
0:05
0:11
2017–18
0:00
0:00
0:00
2017–18
18:02
1:22
0:59
2018–19
0:00
0:00
0:00
2018–19
17:01
1:22
1:20
Blue Jackets Depth Chart
Our full team depth charts are reserved for RotoWire subscribers.
Subscribe Now
Blue Jackets Power Play Depth Chart
Our full team depth charts are reserved for RotoWire subscribers.
Subscribe Now
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Josh Anderson
Yahoo DFS Hockey: Wednesday-Thursday Playoff Picks
130 days ago
Sasha Yodashkin provides his recommendations for a combined Wednesday-Thursday slate featuring Game 7 between Colorado and San Jose and Game 1 of the Eastern Confernce final.
DraftKings NHL: Thursday Playoff Picks
143 days ago
Jason Chen turns his focus toward Round 2, recommending Seth Jones in Game 1 against Boston on Thursday.
DraftKings NHL: Tuesday Playoff Picks
152 days ago
Jason Chen looks to goalie Sergei Bobrovsky on Tuesday with the Jackets looking to bust out the brooms against Tampa Bay.
Stanley Cup Playoffs: Player Rankings Cheat Sheet
160 days ago
Jan Levine's fantasy playoff cheat sheet ranks skaters and goalies in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Should Tampa Bay's Andrei Vasilevskiy be the top goalie in your playoff leagues?
NHL Barometer: Players to Watch in 2019-20
165 days ago
Jan Levin analyzes nine young players who could help win fantasy championships next season, including New York's Pavel Buchnevich.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
The Blue Jackets' front office took some flak for the decision to sacrifice William Karlsson to the Golden Knights in the expansion draft in order to protect Anderson given Karlsson's breakout, but the move may look a little more reasonable in the long run. The 24-year-old power forward had 18 goals and 29 points in 61 games prior to suffering a knee injury that ended up costing him 17 games down the stretch, supplying a physical edge up front that an aging Brandon Dubinsky had trouble providing. The Jackets' depth on the wing could keep Anderson in a third-line role in 2018-19, and as of yet he hasn't received a lot of power-play time, so a breakout of his own could be unlikely. Nonetheless, as the veterans on the roster move on, he figures to fill a key top-six role down the road.
The young power forward took a big step forward in his development last year, playing a full NHL season for the first time and scoring 17 goals despite a lack of power-play opportunities or a top-six role. Also, the Blue Jackets front office consider Anderson an important enough building block that they sent a first-round pick to Las Vegas to keep him from being selected in the expansion draft. While it’s tough to see the 23-year-old moving up the depth chart any time soon given the talent Columbus possesses on the wings, Anderson could help make the team’s third line one of the most dangerous in the NHL if he continues to improve in 2017-18.
More Fantasy News
Played through shoulder injury
RWColumbus Blue Jackets
May 8, 2019
Anderson played through a shoulder injury that he sustained during Game 2 against the Bruins, Tom Reed of The Athletic reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Key role in Game 1
RWColumbus Blue Jackets
April 10, 2019
Anderson scored a short-handed goal and added an assist at even strength during Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Lightning in Game 1 of their first-round series.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Leads Jackets with three-point game
RWColumbus Blue Jackets
March 24, 2019
Anderson scored twice and added an assist in Sunday's 5-0 win over the Canucks.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Fills stat line
RWColumbus Blue Jackets
March 19, 2019
Anderson picked up a power-play assist in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Flames.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Career night against Bruins
RWColumbus Blue Jackets
March 13, 2019
Andersen scored a goal and added three assists in Tuesday's 7-4 win over the Bruins.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.