• by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Chargers RB Branden Oliver invisible in Sunday victory

    Chargers running back Branden Oliver did not record a single touch in the defeat of Cleveland on Sunday.The San Diego running game is clearly a two-man show with Melvin Gordon and Danny Woodhead taking the meaningful snaps. Consider Oliver nothing more than insurance.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Chargers RB Danny Woodhead racks up 138 totals yards

    Chargers running back Danny Woodhead ran eight times for 54 yards and caught 4 of 4 targets for 84 yards in Sunday's 30-27 win over the Browns.Woodhead made a couple of really nice plays, including a career-best 61-yard catch, but his biggest contribution was on a 19-yard run in the final minute of regulation that put the Chargers in field goal range for the game-winning kick. Meanwhile, rookie RB Melvin Gordon was somewhat bottled up Sunday, rushing for just 38 yards on 12 carries. Expect Woodhead to see most of the work on passing downs and in the red zone moving forward, unless Gordon really busts out. In Week 5, Woodhead will square off against the Steelers on Monday Night Football.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Chargers RB Danny Woodhead nets five carries Sunday

    Chargers running back Danny Woodhead carried five times for 16 yards in Sunday's game against the Vikings and caught three of his four targets for 32 yards. After a pair of double-digit fantasy point totals to start the season, Woodhead came back down to Earth on Sunday, as he received a season-low eight touches. He won't always find success on the ground, with Melvin Gordon handling most of those duties, but the Chargers seem committed to using his receiving skills out of the backfield and he is now averaging 40 receiving yards per game. The Browns, who just allowed 233 total yards to Oakland running backs, will visit the Chargers in Week 4.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Chargers RB Danny Woodhead shows versatility in Week 2

    Chargers running back Danny Woodhead caught six passes for 68 yards and added 36 rushing yards on seven carries in a loss Sunday in Cincinnati. Woodhead's 13 targets this year rank second on the team behind Keenan Allen, a testament to the chemistry he has developed with Philip Rivers. His Chargers play at Minnesota in Week 3.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Chargers RB Danny Woodhead scores two TDs in Week 1 win

    Chargers running back Danny Woodhead led the attack in the 33-28 Week 1 win over the Lions on Sunday. Woodhead had 12 carries for 42 yards, including two touchdown runs. He also caught 4 of 7 pass attempts and rushed 20 yards. Woodhead ran a 9-yard touchdown in the 2nd quarter, and added a one-yard score in the 4th quarter. The Chargers visit the Bengals in Cincinnati for Week 2 action.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Reich: Having Danny Woodhead back is an 'offensive coordinator's dream'

    Chargers running back Danny Woodhead lasted only three games in 2014 before suffering a season-ending leg injury. Although he is coming off a major injury, Chargers offensive coordinator raved about Woodhead's progress heading into Week 1 against the Lions. "I think Danny looks stronger than ever," Reich said. "Having him back is a quarterback and offensive coordinator's dream."

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Chargers to use running backs by committee

    While Chargers running back Melvin Gordon will be an integral part of the offense this season, quarterback Philip Rivers said the team will rely on other running backs as well, reports the San Diego Union-Tribune. "It's not going to be all Melvin," Rivers said. Gordon was a first-round pick in the 2015 draft, but did struggle at times during the preseason. He will still receive first-team snaps, but Danny Woodhead will see time as the pass-catching specialist. "As coach has always said — I'm not saying anything out of the blue — it's a running back by committee crew," Rivers said. "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."

  • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

    RB Danny Woodhead hopes to provide spark for Chargers

    Danny Woodhead is finally healthy, and the running back hopes that will make a difference in the Chargers' offense, per ESPN.com. Woodhead broke his ankle in Week 3, leaving San Diego without it's primary third-down back and a key target out of the backfield. But he seems to be back to 100 percent during the Bolts' offseason training work, and that should give the team's offense an added dimension. "Hopefully (the offense is) a little bit better than it was at this point last year, but we'll see," he said. "It's a day-to-day process. We want to be great, and we think we've got a lot of good guys and a lot of good pieces. So we're excited about it." Woodhead had more than 1,000 total yards in 2013, but had just 72 total yards when he went down last season.

  • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

    Chargers RB Danny Woodhead feeling healthy after broken fibula

    Chargers running back Danny Woodhead is starting to get back to normal this offseason. Woodhead suffered injuries to both his fibula and right ankle, which ended his season in Week 3 in 2014. He believes he's back to healthy and will report to for offseason workouts this week, according to the team's website. "I feel really, really good," Woodhead said. "I really do. As far as the injury goes, that is something I'm not even thinking about. I'm thinking about trying to get better. I'm focusing on working on what I can do to be better than I was last year. Obviously I wasn't able to play a lot of games, so I should say I want to be better than I was that first season here." Woodhead totaled over 1,000 all-purpose yards when healthy in 2013 with San Diego and scored eight touchdowns. "It's been a long process," Woodhead said. "But definitely it makes you hungrier when the game is taken away. It makes you realize how blessed you are to play it. Not that I didn't understand that before, but when it is taken away for such a long amount of time, it makes you even hungrier. You miss being out there with your brothers. I'm excited for this season. I'm always excited, but my mentality might even be younger and hungrier than ever before."

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Chargers shuffle active roster Tuesday

    The Chargers made several moves Tuesday, adding running back Shaun Draughn and linebackers Kevin Reddick and Cordarro Law to the active roster. The team also placed running back Danny Woodhead on injured reserve and released defensive lineman Lawrence Guy. The Chargers added three players to the practice squad Tuesday as well: running back D.J. Adams, tight end David Paulson and outside linebacker Colton Underwood. Adrian Phillips was released from the practice squad, while Marcus Cromartie was released from the reserved-injured list.