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|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 teamís pass receiving role out of the backfield. He isnít expected to get consistent touches this season and that makes him a borderline RB5 on your fantasy squad.
| Woodhead recovered from ankle sprain -- Mon Jul 25 8:00 am --|
Ready to go for training camp
|Their spring ended with a scare, Danny Woodhead suffering an ankle sprain that couldíve been far more severe. He walked off the field under his own power. This week, he will sprint back onto it.
More than six weeks separated the end of minicamp and start of training camp. That gave ample time to recover for Woodhead.
ďIt took a couple weeks, but now Iím as healthy as Iíve been in a long time,Ē Woodhead said. ďI feel great going into the season.Ē (San Diego Union Tribune)|
FF Today's Take: The sprained ankle apparently wasn't the high variety which allowed Woodhead to recover. He's 31 years old but is still locked into the Chargers passing back role and should see plenty of opportunities in 2016. Woodhead has been a top-25 fantasy running back in three out of the past four seasons.
| Melvin Gordon expected to be full-go by camp -- Thu Jun 30 2:40 pm --|
Took part in spring camp as well
|Melvin Gordon, said LaDainian Tomlinson in December, will rebound from an uneven rookie season. Following microfracture knee surgery Jan. 5, the 2015 first-round draftee took part in spring camp and is expected to be back to 100 percent in training camp.
Chargers players say OC Ken Whisenhunt's return bodes well for the ground game and Gordon in particular. In Whisenhunt's other season with San Diego, RB Ryan Mathews got his career back on track and led the Bolts down the stretch to a playoff berth.
(San Diego Union-Tribune)|
FF Today's Take: By all accounts, Gordon's rookie season went about as poorly as it could have. Not only did Danny Woodhead steal a significant chunk of his potential red-zone work, but the No. 15 overall pick received no help from his offensive line and then hurt his knee late in the season. Gordon's 7.03 ADP in PPR this summer is understandable, but one he should be able to outperform with only slightly better luck, assuming his knee holds up.
| Melvin Gordon still recovering from knee surgery -- Tue May 10 8:00 am --|
|The Chargers running back participated in on-field drills Monday. Afterward, he acknowledged he is not yet 100 percent, still working back from a January knee procedure. Sources said that Melvin Gordon underwent microfracture surgery and was given a recovery timetable of four to six months. (San Diego Union Tribune)|
FF Today's Take: The 4-6 month timetable should allow him to compete fully in training camp and with the Chargers not addressing the running back position in free agency or the draft, it's safe to say they are comfortable with Gordon being ready for the regular season. Gordon, Danny Woodhead and Branden Oliver are scheduled to be the top three RBs on the depth chart.