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39 Danny Woodhead RB

San Diego Chargers

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
97%56%
Key Stats
GPAttYdsAvgTDsFum
161064294.022

Player Updates

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McCoy hints at hot-hand approach for running backs
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer

Chargers coach Mike McCoy indicated Tuesday during the NFL owners meetings that he plans to use a hot-hand approach with his running backs in 2014 following the addition of Donald Brown joining Ryan Mathews and Danny Woodhead.

McCoy said his background after working for John Fox in Carolina is using multiple running backs.

"You get in there, you get on a little bit of a roll and you’re going to stay in there," McCoy said. "Donald is a perfect fit for our system, and that’s why we went after him and got him. He understands what we want to do offensively, not only in the passing game but in the running game and pass protection. ... We'll let Donald come in there and show us what he can do, and we'll try to take advantage of what he does best and go with the flow of the game."

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Chargers' GM addresses crowded backfield
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer

Chargers general manager Tom Telesco said Wednesday on 1090AM that Ryan Mathews remains the "bell cow" despite the addition of Donald Brown as a free agent this offseason, reports ESPN.

"We know Ryan is our bell cow," Telesco said. "He's our No. 1 back. He had an excellent year last year. And we all know what Danny Woodhead can do in his role. We saw that for 16 games last year. And we think Donald can come in and add to that, too, and give us some different options. And a different style, too. The more weapons we can have for Philip Rivers, the better."

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Fantasy Analysis | 1394641691
Making sense of the Chargers running back corps
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer

Donald Brown saved the Colts' run game last year and became an example of a running back playing to some career-high standards whilst in a contract year. The payoff could have led to a starting job, but instead Brown finds himself in another running back mess with the Chargers.

The Chargers seemingly did this to secure depth at the position and to safeguard against not having a back in case Ryan Mathews and/or Danny Woodhead leave via free agency next offseason. They also picked up a back who can do anything Mathews or Woodhead does -- Brown is a good runner and receiver.

The feeling here is that Mathews will remain the primary rusher for the Chargers. The team went 6-0 in games he had at least 20 carries (8-2 in games where he had at least 16 carries), a stat the coaches will have a hard time ignoring. Brown could keep Mathews from 24-plus carry games like he had toward the end of last season but we'll still see Mathews dominate. Brown should also reduce Woodhead's touches, particularly after he faded down the stretch last season. 

But even with this piecemeal workload from Mathews and Woodhead, it's tough to envision Brown getting enough work to be the same kind of helpful Fantasy rusher he was last year. I might take him with a mid-round pick. 

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Danny Woodhead can't generate much
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

Chargers running back Danny Woodhead ran nine times for 29 yards and caught all three of his targets for 10 yards in the playoff loss at Denver. He was shaken up in the fourth quarter and did not return.

Woodhead, who got more carries than usual due to Ryan Mathews' ankle injury, will return to the Chargers in 2014 as he's under contract for $1.75 million.

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Ryan Mathews unclear about Sunday status
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Chargers running back Ryan Mathews said his "mindset" is to play Sunday against Denver despite missing all three practices this week, per the San Diego Union-Tribune, which reported that he looked gimpy on Friday.

His absence would give Ronnie Brown and Danny Woodhead work as the dual featured backs. Brown rushed for 77 yards on just eight carries in the Wild Card defeat of Cincinnati, but 59 of those yards were churned up on a touchdown run that clinched the victory.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.AttYdsLgTD
19/9/13HOU0000
29/15/13PHI92780
39/22/13TEN531110
49/29/13DAL532140
510/6/13OAK91750
610/14/13IND936100
710/20/13JAC92971
911/3/13WAS72180
1011/10/13DEN62780
1111/17/13MIA52170
1211/24/13KC62581
1312/1/13CIN72270
1412/8/13NYG742110
1512/12/13DEN92980
1612/22/13OAK852130
1712/29/13KC51860
181/5/14CIN155491
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
P18/7/14DAL10:00 pm
P28/15/14@ SEA10:00 pm
P38/24/14@ SF4:00 pm
P48/28/14ARI10:00 pm
19/8/14@ ARI10:20 pm
29/14/14SEA4:05 pm
39/21/14@ BUF1:00 pm
49/28/14JAC4:05 pm
510/5/14NYJ4:25 pm
610/12/14@ OAK4:05 pm
710/19/14KC4:05 pm
810/23/14@ DEN8:25 pm
911/2/14@ MIA1:00 pm
Bye: Week 10
1111/16/14OAK4:05 pm
1211/23/14STL4:05 pm
1311/30/14@ BAL1:00 pm
1412/7/14NE8:30 pm
1512/14/14DEN4:05 pm
1612/20/14@ SF
1712/28/14@ KC1:00 pm
Rushing
YearTeamGGSAttYdsAvgLgTD20+1st
2008New York Jets0000---0000
2009New York Jets10015644.316002
2010New England Patriots143975475.6365323
2010New York Jets1000---0000
2011New England Patriots154773514.6121018
2012New England Patriots162763014.0194019
2013San Diego Chargers1621064294.0142026
TOTAL721137116924.63612388
Receiving
YearTeamGGSRecYdsAvgLgTD20+40+1st
2008New York Jets0000---00000
2009New York Jets10088710.9240104
2010New England Patriots1433437911.15013115
2010New York Jets1000---00000
2011New England Patriots154181578.7160008
2012New England Patriots1624044611.22537022
2013San Diego Chargers162766058.03964030
TOTAL721117616749.5501015179
Kick Returns
YearTeamGNoYdsAvgLgTD40+
2008New York Jets000---000
2009New York Jets1011616.01600
2010New England Patriots1400---000
2010New York Jets100---000
2011New England Patriots152043721.93700
2012New England Patriots1624321.52300
2013San Diego Chargers161226221.83700
TOTAL723575821.73700
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2008New York Jets000.000000.0000
2009New York Jets1022.000000.0000
2010New England Patriots1499.000000.0000
2010New York Jets111.000000.0000
2011New England Patriots1575.020000.0000
2012New England Patriots1600.000000.0000
2013San Diego Chargers1622.000000.0000
TOTAL722119.020000.0000
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2008New York Jets000000000
2009New York Jets1000000000
2010New England Patriots1411000000
2010New York Jets100000000
2011New England Patriots1500000000
2012New England Patriots1610000000
2013San Diego Chargers1622000000
TOTAL7243000000
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-8/200
Birthdate:
1/25/1985
Age:
29
Hometown:
North Platte, NE, USA
School:
Chadron State
NFL Experience:
7
Awards:
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