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 Stats > Branden Oliver  
 
Running Back, Los Angeles Chargers

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College: Buffalo, N.Y.
Ht: 5’8”  Wt: 208 DOB: 1991-05-07 Age: 26
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#76 9 -

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2014 SD 14 160 582 3.6 3 45 36 271 7.5 1 109.3 7.8
2015 SD 6 31 108 3.5 0 15 13 112 8.6 0 22.0 3.7
2017 LAC 4 17 58 3.4 0 8 5 20 4.0 0 7.8 2.0
2017 (Projected) LAC   69 275 4.0 1   10 74 7.4 0 40.9  

2017 Outlook
Depth Chart
After missing the 2016 season with an Achilles tendon injury, most believe that it's Branden Oliver who has the inside track to be the primary backup for Melvin Gordon heading into the 2017 season. Oliver has drawn praise from quarterback Philip Rivers who raved about his explosiveness in OTA's, noting that it's great to have two backs (Gordon and Oliver) who have similar skill sets and can do many of the same things.

Oliver has performed relatively well when he's been given the chance, particularly in 2014 when he had back-to-back 100-yard rushing performances. Oliver himself is unlikely to have much fantasy value while Gordon is healthy however it's the nature of being an NFL running back that injuries are always just a play away. Oliver is the most tenured of the backs on the Los Angeles roster despite being just 26 years old. While the team did have a turnover at many of the coaching positions, Ken Whisenhunt will remain the team's offensive coordinator heading into 2017, which should mean that Oliver has a good grasp of the playbook. He certainly hasn't locked up the backup running back job, but his skill set seems to be closest to that of Gordon, which would seem to indicate that he'd be the player who would transition most smoothly into a starting role should Gordon go down this season.
Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 Melvin Gordon
RB2RB2 Branden Oliver
RB3RB5 Austin Ekeler
RB4RB3 Derek Watt
RB5RB4 Kenneth Farrow
Chargers Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Melvin Gordon dealing with bone bruise
Reportedly minor but sat out most of second half in Week 3
By: Doug Orth | Mon Sep 25, 8:40 pm

RB Melvin Gordon is dealing with a bone bruise in his knee, which limited him Sunday. Very minor. He wanted to go back in. (NFL.com - Ian Rapoport)

FFToday's Take: As of right now, there is no word whether or not Gordon is expected to miss Week 4 or not. Gordon was having himself a solid game on the ground before the injury, which has to come as good news for his owners. Branden Oliver would make for a fringe flex starter at best if Gordon needs to miss a game or two, but he he didn't do much with his carries after Gordon exited and really hasn't produced when given the chance outside of a short spell as a rookie in 2014.



2017 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at DEN L 21-24 4 10 2.5 0 1 0 0 - 0 1.0
2 MIA L 17-19 3 31 10.3 0 0 0 0 - 0 3.1
3 KC L 10-24 8 16 2.0 0 6 4 18 4.5 0 3.4
4 PHI L 24-26 2 1 0.5 0 1 1 2 2.0 0 0.3

2015 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 DET W 33-28 2 4 2.0 0 1 1 17 17.0 0 2.1
2 at CIN L 19-24 1 2 2.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.2
3 at MIN L 14-31 8 26 3.3 0 1 0 0 - 0 2.6
6 at GB L 20-27 7 23 3.3 0 4 4 40 10.0 0 6.3
7 OAK L 29-37 9 35 3.9 0 7 6 39 6.5 0 7.4
8 at BAL L 26-29 4 18 4.5 0 2 2 16 8.0 0 3.4

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