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.
FF Today's Take:The Chargers and Raiders play a late-afternoon game so we'll have to wait until after the early games before we know for sure if Gordon will play. If Gordon sits, Branden Oliver and Danny Woodhead would handle the running back duties.
SD RBs will be 'committee crew' says Rivers-- Wed Sep 2 9:40 pm --
Melvin Gordon will split carries
Quarterback Philip Rivers stressed this week that the backfield distribution is "not going to be all Melvin."
"As Coach has always said -- I'm not saying anything out of the blue -- it's a running back by committee crew," Rivers explained, via The San Diego Union-Tribune. "It's going to be a team effort in that bunch. We're going to need all of them to carry the load in the run game and to catch the ball out of the backfield."
FF Today's Take:Melvin Gordon's fantasy stock has been dropping steadily throughout the preseason. He has looked indecisive and made several comments indicating he isn't ready to be the bell cow for the Chargers offense. Meanwhile, Danny Woodhead becomes a flex option with 12 to 15 touches in this offense and has some upside if Gordon continues to underwhelm.
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