2017 is shaping up to be a career season for Denver Broncos’ running back C.J. Anderson.

The Broncos wrapped up the first quarter of the 2017 season with a 16-10 win over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday afternoon to improve to 3-1 thanks in large part to Anderson’s solid efforts in the run game.

With the way Anderson has played through the first four games of 2017, the Broncos should find it a little easier to land in the win column as the season progresses.

Anderson has been exactly what the Broncos need him to be – and more – in what is shaping up to be the best year of his five-year career. Sunday’s win over the Raiders was the perfect example of that.

Anderson finished Sunday’s win with 95 yards on 20 carries. Had the Broncos not gone to the air so many times, the game might have been as close as it turned out to be. Anderson was one of the lone bright spots during a second half in which the Broncos’ offense had trouble doing much of anything.

If one thing is apparent through the first four weeks of the season, it’s that the Broncos win when they feed Anderson the ball. In Denver’s Week 3 loss to the Buffalo Bills, Anderson finished the day with two receptions for seven yards and 36 yards on just eight carries.

Anderson finished with 21 touches against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 1 and 28 touches against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 2, both of which ended in Broncos wins. When you add in Anderson’s four receptions for 17 yards to his rushing totals against Oakland, he finished the day with 24 touches and the Broncos once again walked away with a win.

Good things happen when Anderson gets the ball, and his numbers are a reflection of that. His 95 yards against the Raiders on Sunday were his second-most on the ground in 2017, and his third-most in the last two seasons. He’s not just getting it done on the ground, either. His 10 receptions for 67 yards and two touchdowns prove he’s been a reliable target for Trevor Siemian coming out of the backfield as well.

Anderson has never achieved the 1,000-yard season, but with 330 yards on the ground through the first quarter of the season, he is on his way.

As long as Anderson gets his touches, the Broncos should find themselves in a position to win games as the season progresses.