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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
#69 7 -

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 IND 10 - 108 417 3.9 1 13 9 93 10.3 0 57.0 5.7
2013 IND 15 - 102 537 5.3 6 35 27 214 7.9 2 123.1 8.2
2014 SD 3 - 40 81 2.0 0 10 8 37 4.6 0 11.8 3.9
2014 (Projected) SD     75 315 4.2 2   10 69 6.9 0 50.4  

2014 Outlook
Depth Chart
The addition of Trent Richardson in Indianapolis should have meant the end of fantasy relevancy for Donald Brown, but an incredibly awful season from Richardson meant that Brown stuck around and even finished the season with significantly more production than his backfield counterpart. Brown tallied seven total touchdowns over his final eight games of the season. Still, Brown was the odd man out in Indianapolis and now, he finds himself in a new situation, across the country in San Diego. Brown will likely go undrafted in most leagues, but due to Ryan Mathews and his susceptibilities to injuries, Brown becomes a viable handcuff option, as he would be the most likely player to see a significant uptick in touches should Mathews miss time.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB3 Donald Brown
RB2RB2 Danny Woodhead
RB3RB1 Ryan Mathews
RB4RB4 Marion Grice
RBRB Branden Oliver
Chargers Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Woodhead out for the season
Needs surgery on fractured fibula
By: Doug Orth | Mon Sep 22, 4:30 pm

San Diego Chargers
The Chargers lost RB Danny Woodhead early in their Week 3 victory over the Bills and it may be some time before they get him back on the field. San Diego announced that Woodhead, who left the game on crutches, suffered a right ankle injury that caused him to be carted off the field. It looks like it is more than your garden variety ankle injury, however. Alex Marvez of FOX Sports reports that Woodhead suffered both a severe high ankle sprain and a fractured fibula. He’s expected to have surgery that will bring his season to an end. (Pro Football Talk)

FFToday's Take: Chargers beat writer Michael Gehlken tweeted the news that Woodhead would be lost for the season. It likely locks Donald Brown into a Woodhead-like role when Ryan Mathews returns and probably ensures that Branden Oliver - dubbed "Baby Sproles" by some in the preseason - will see an increase in snaps.


Injury Ryan Mathews likely out 4-6 weeks
Sprained MCL
By: Doug Orth | Mon Sep 15, 4:45 pm

San Diego Chargers
An MCL sprain can sideline a player anywhere from a minimal amount to eight weeks. For Ryan Mathews, the timetable appears to fall somewhere in between. A recent MRI has confirmed a sprained MCL for the Chargers running back, and he is expected to miss four to five weeks, according to the NFL Network. The team will take the news, knowing it could've been much worse after Mathews was carted off the field Sunday. His right knee injury came during the fourth quarter of a 30-21 win over Seattle. (San Diego Union-Tribune)

FFToday's Take: Mathews' injury history was likely one of the main reasons the Chargers signed Donald Brown this offseason. The former first-round pick of the Colts didn't do a lot with his 10 touches on Sunday, but figures to pretty much absorb the role of Mathews in his absence while Danny Woodhead remains the passing-down/change-of-pace option. Along with Kansas City's Knile Davis, expect Brown to be one of the top waiver-wire additions in most leagues this week.


Chargers' backfield "a three-headed monster"
Mathews coming off career season
By: Doug Orth | Mon Aug 4, 3:55 pm

San Diego Chargers
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)

FFToday'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.



2014 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts
1 at ARI L 17-18 2 -2 -1.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 -0.2
2 SEA W 30-21 7 21 3.0 0 4 3 10 3.3 0 3.1
3 at BUF W 22-10 31 62 2.0 0 6 5 27 5.4 0 8.9

2013 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts
2 MIA L 20-24 7 30 4.3 0 0 0 0 - 0 3.0
3 at SF W 27-7 3 25 8.3 0 1 0 0 - 0 2.5
4 at JAC W 37-3 3 65 21.7 0 2 2 11 5.5 0 7.6
5 SEA W 34-28 6 37 6.2 1 2 2 3 1.5 0 10.0
6 at SD L 9-19 3 15 5.0 0 2 2 19 9.5 0 3.4
7 DEN W 39-33 11 23 2.1 0 3 3 42 14.0 0 6.5
9 at HOU W 27-24 6 49 8.2 0 2 0 0 - 0 4.9
10 STL L 8-38 2 -1 -0.5 0 5 5 64 12.8 1 12.3
11 at TEN W 30-27 14 80 5.7 2 1 1 14 14.0 0 21.4
12 at ARI L 11-40 2 1 0.5 0 2 1 -2 -2.0 0 -0.1
13 TEN W 22-14 14 54 3.9 1 3 2 10 5.0 0 12.4
14 at CIN L 28-42 4 11 2.8 0 6 4 18 4.5 0 2.9
15 HOU W 25-3 5 38 7.6 0 0 0 0 - 0 3.8
16 at KC W 23-7 10 79 7.9 1 3 2 31 15.5 1 23.0
17 JAC W 30-10 12 31 2.6 1 3 3 4 1.3 0 9.5
WC KC W 45-44 11 55 5.0 1 6 4 47 11.8 1 22.2
DP at NE L 22-43 17 63 3.7 0 1 1 3 3.0 0 6.6
WC = Wild-Card DP = Divisional Playoff

2012 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts
1 at CHI L 21-41 9 48 5.3 1 2 0 0 - 0 10.8
2 MIN W 23-20 16 45 2.8 0 0 0 0 - 0 4.5
3 JAC L 17-22 18 62 3.4 0 1 1 39 39.0 0 10.1
5 GB W 30-27 17 84 4.9 0 2 2 8 4.0 0 9.2
8 at TEN W 19-13 14 80 5.7 0 1 0 0 - 0 8.0
9 MIA W 23-20 0 0 - 0 1 1 7 7.0 0 0.7
10 at JAC W 27-10 14 42 3.0 0 1 0 0 - 0 4.2
11 at NE L 24-59 4 17 4.3 0 2 2 6 3.0 0 2.3
12 BUF W 20-13 10 26 2.6 0 1 1 23 23.0 0 4.9
13 at DET W 35-33 6 13 2.2 0 2 2 10 5.0 0 2.3

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