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Running Back, San Diego Chargers

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Draft: 2009 Round 1 (27)
College: Connecticut
Ht: 5’10”  Wt: 210 DOB: 1987-04-11 Age: 27
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#32 5 6.05

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 IND 11 1 79 281 3.6 3 14 11 169 15.4 0 63.0 5.7
2010 IND 13 8 129 497 3.9 2 28 20 205 10.3 0 82.2 6.3
2011 IND 16 2 134 645 4.8 5 19 16 86 5.4 0 103.1 6.4
2012 SD 10 0 108 417 3.9 1 13 9 93 10.3 0 57.0 5.7
2012 (Projected) SD     199 856 4.3 4   24 165 6.9 0 126.1  

2014 Outlook
Depth Chart
It’s a sorry state of affairs when a team’s top fantasy option on offense is a former 1st round pick who enters his 4th year in the league with career highs of 645 rushing yards and 205 receiving yards. But that’s the case with Donald Brown and the Colts in 2012. While Brown was surprisingly decent in 2011, the fact remains that he has started just 11 games in three years with most of the starts coming due to injuries to former Colt Joseph Addai and has topped 70 yards rushing just three times. Hey, just how promising can a guy’s prospects be when he started his most successful season getting exactly zero carries over the first four games of that season? With a cast of players ill-suited to be a feature back, the Colts are staring squarely at a running back by committee approach in 2012 with Brown the front runner to get the most carries. He rates as a RB4 with some decent risk but also some upside if he can figure out the path to success isn’t dancing in the backfield.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 Ryan Mathews
RB2RB2 Danny Woodhead
RB3RB3 Donald Brown
RB4RB4 Marion Grice
Chargers Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
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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