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Running Back, San Diego Chargers

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College: Chadron State
Ht: 5’8”  Wt: 200 DOB: 1985-01-25 Age: 29
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#46 6 -

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G GS Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts FFPts/G
2009 NYJ 10 0 15 64 4.3 0 14 8 87 10.9 0 15.1 1.5
2010 NE | NYJ 15 3 97 547 5.6 5 44 34 379 11.1 1 128.6 8.6
2011 NE 15 4 77 351 4.6 1 31 18 157 8.7 0 56.8 3.8
2012 SD 15 0 76 301 4.0 4 55 40 446 11.2 3 116.7 7.8
2012 (Projected) SD     87 381 4.4 3   23 186 8.1 1 80.7  

2014 Outlook
Depth Chart
A pleasant surprise in 2010 as a late training camp addition after being cut by the Jets, Woodhead saw his touches and production drop in New England last season. After registering 131 touches for 925 yards and six touchdowns in 2010, he posted just 95 touches for 508 yards and one score in 2012. With Shane Vereen expected to be healthy after several nagging injuries ruined his rookie season and Joseph Addai added in free agency, Woodhead has plenty competition for the team’s pass receiving role out of the backfield. He isn’t expected to get consistent touches this season and that makes him a borderline RB5 on your fantasy squad.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB3 Donald Brown
RB2RB2 Danny Woodhead
RB3RB1 Ryan Mathews
RB4RB4 Marion Grice
Chargers Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Ryan Mathews likely out 4-6 weeks     -- Mon Sep 15 4:45 pm --

Sprained MCL
An MCL sprain can sideline a player anywhere from a minimal amount to eight weeks. For Ryan Mathews, the timetable appears to fall somewhere in between. A recent MRI has confirmed a sprained MCL for the Chargers running back, and he is expected to miss four to five weeks, according to the NFL Network. The team will take the news, knowing it could've been much worse after Mathews was carted off the field Sunday. His right knee injury came during the fourth quarter of a 30-21 win over Seattle. (San Diego Union-Tribune)

FF Today's Take: Mathews' injury history was likely one of the main reasons the Chargers signed Donald Brown this offseason. The former first-round pick of the Colts didn't do a lot with his 10 touches on Sunday, but figures to pretty much absorb the role of Mathews in his absence while Danny Woodhead remains the passing-down/change-of-pace option. Along with Kansas City's Knile Davis, expect Brown to be one of the top waiver-wire additions in most leagues this week.
Chargers' backfield "a three-headed monster"     -- Mon Aug 4 3:55 pm --

Mathews coming off career season
Ryan Mathews calls it “the three-headed monster.” It could perhaps also be called unprecedented. In NFL history, only the 2012 Carolina Panthers - after signing Mike Tolbert - could arguably boast three running backs coming off a season as productive as the Mathews-Danny Woodhead-Donald Brown trio. It will be the same thing this year. Mathews (will be) the workhorse, Woodhead the versatile guy who can run and catch, Brown the sort of hybrid of the two. Said Chargers running backs coach Ollie Wilson: “There is no such thing as a featured back any more.” (San Diego Union-Tribune)

FF Today's Take: The Chargers figure to enter the season as a run-heavy team, but those plans may have to change based on San Diego's difficult schedule - one that includes the NFC West. Not only should owners remember Mathews is still an injury risk, they should also consider his difficult schedule. Woodhead is going to see the majority of passing-down snaps while Brown should steal a few other carries. In short, Mathews is a poor bet to match last season's production.

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