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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
#78 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 (Projected) LAC   59 235 4.0 1   9 64 7.1 0 35.9  

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
RB3RB3 Kenneth Farrow
RB4RB4 Andre Williams
RB5RB5 Kenjon Barner
RB6RB6 Derek Watt
Chargers Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
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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

2014 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
3 at BUF W 22-10 3 11 3.7 0 0 0 0 - 0 1.1
4 JAC W 33-14 9 23 2.6 0 4 4 33 8.3 0 5.6
5 NYJ W 31-0 19 114 6.0 1 4 4 68 17.0 1 30.2
6 at OAK W 31-28 26 101 3.9 1 5 4 23 5.8 0 18.4
7 KC L 20-23 15 67 4.5 0 2 2 11 5.5 0 7.8
8 at DEN L 21-35 13 36 2.8 0 8 7 27 3.9 0 6.3
9 at MIA L 0-37 13 19 1.5 0 2 1 7 7.0 0 2.6
11 OAK W 13-6 13 36 2.8 0 3 1 3 3.0 0 3.9
12 STL W 27-24 6 17 2.8 0 4 4 23 5.8 0 4.0
13 at BAL W 34-33 1 7 7.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.7
14 NE L 14-23 3 1 0.3 0 2 0 0 - 0 0.1
15 DEN L 10-22 12 26 2.2 0 4 4 44 11.0 0 7.0
16 at SF W 38-35 13 53 4.1 0 5 3 28 9.3 0 8.1
17 at KC L 7-19 14 71 5.1 1 2 2 4 2.0 0 13.5

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