Woodhead finished his first season in Baltimore with 14 carries for 56 yards to go with 33 receptions for 200 yards over eight games. The veteran was acquired in the offseason with the idea of becoming the Ravens' next high-volume pass catcher out of the backfield. The early returns were promising as he caught his first three targets for 33 yards in the first half of the season opener against the Bengals before a hamstring injury knocked him out for eight games. Woodhead was moderately productive down the stretch, averaging 4.5 targets per game in the second half of the season, but Javorius Allen and even Alex Collins started to take passing-down snaps away from him. The Ravens are financially committed to Woodhead for two more seasons and quarterback Joe Flacco's penchant for checkdowns means that Woodhead should continue to see a fair amount of targets, but his complete lack of utility as a rusher coupled with his minimal touchdown upside render him as a PPR-only type of fantasy option.
Woodhead caught six of seven targets for 31 yards and gained one yard on his only carry in Sunday's 27-10 win over the Browns. Woodhead has been a useful part of the Baltimore offense, but he isn't getting a ton of volume and hasn't seen much work in the red zone. He's yet to reach 50 scrimmage yards in a contest, and a Week 16 matchup with the Colts would seem to favor Alex Collins and Javorius Allen over Woodhead, as the Ravens probably won't need to attempt too many throws.
Woodhead had four catches for 29 yards and added two carries for seven yards in Sunday's 39-38 loss to the Steelers. The Ravens ramped up Woodhead's usage as a pass catcher, targeting him five times after his two-target outing against the Lions. He responded with four grabs, which is one shy of his season high. However, Woodhead's usage as a runner has been limited since returning from a hamstring injury that kept him out eight games. He's seen a total of 10 carries in that four-game stretch and has been held to single-digit yardage in three of those contests. Woodhead is unlikely to see an uptick in carries with Alex Collins and Javorius Allen running well, but he figures to see steady work in the passing game the rest of the way.
Woodhead had three carries for nine yards to go with two catches for 14 yards in Sunday's win over the Lions. It was a muted outing from Woodhead, who saw roughly the same amount of snaps as he did a week ago (22) but had his usage rate plummet. Woodhead had caught at least four passes in each of his previous two games but only garnered two targets against the Lions. Part of that can be attributed to Joe Flacco taking more shots down the field to his wide receivers rather than checking it down to his running backs like Woodhead. Flacco will likely revert to more check downs next week against Pittsburgh to keep the pass rush honest, so look for Woodhead to see more chances in Week 14.
Woodhead had four carries for 22 yards and caught all four of his targets for 23 yards in Monday's win over the Texans. In his second game back from injured reserve, Woodhead was slightly more involved in the run game and it paid dividends, as he averaged 5.5 yards per carry. Woodhead has also maintained a role on passing downs since returning, catching nine of 10 targets for 44 yards. His production as a runner will likely be unpredictable with Alex Collins and Javorius Allen still in the mix, but Woodhead's capability as a pass catcher is why Baltimore signed him in the offseason, so look for him to continue seeing regular work out of the backfield.
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