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32 Branden Oliver RB

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Own%Start%
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Key Stats
GPAttYdsAvgTDsFum
835832.400

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Colts' Branden Oliver: Returns from hamstring injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Oliver (hamstring) had ten carries for 33 yards, including a two-yard touchdown, in Thursday's preseason win over the Bengals.

Oliver is facing an uphill battle to make the Colts' 53-man roster with Marlon Mack, Christine Michael, Robert Turbin, Nyheim Hines and Jordan Wilkins all likely ahead of him. With Turbin suspended for the first four games and Mack sidelined with a hamstring injury, he could win a final bench spot.

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Colts' Branden Oliver: Nursing hamstring injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Oliver (hamstring) didn't practice Tuesday, Mike Chappell of Fox 59 News Indianapolis reports.

After spending four seasons with the Chargers, Oliver was brought aboard to fight for a depth role with the Colts. He's a long shot to make the roster, as he's seen his yards per carry slip each year, finishing with 2.4 YPC in 2017.

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Chargers' Branden Oliver: Finishes season under 100 yards rushing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Oliver played in eight games this season, carrying the ball 35 times for 83 yards and also catching six passes for 26 yards.

Oliver was projected for a larger role in Week 17 with Melvin Gordon seemingly limited by an ankle injury, but the 2015 first-round pick exploded for over 120 total yards in the dominant win, relegating Oliver to his usual diminished workload. The 26-year-old was slotted to be the de-facto backup behind Gordon entering the year, but was quickly passed by explosive undrafted rookie Austin Ekeler, and was moved further down the depth chart after sustaining a broken wrist. An unrestricted free agent for the first time in his career, Oliver might be a candidate to move on from the Chargers given the emergence of Ekeler and the potential return of Andre Williams (wrist), who hit injured reserve in Week 14. A small but stoutly built running back, Oliver doesn't figure to be anything more than a change-of-pace option for whatever team he joins.

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Chargers' Branden Oliver: Sticking in backup role Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Oliver will serve in a reserve role Sunday against the Raiders with Melvin Gordon (ankle) active for the contest.

There was some thought that Oliver could enter the starting lineup for the regular-season finale after Melvin Gordon was unable to practice Wednesday due to the ankle sprain he sustained in the Week 16 win over the Jets, but Gordon ultimately gained clearance for Sunday after turning in a pair of limited sessions later in the week. Even so, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network suggests that the Chargers aren't sure how long Gordon will be able to play through the pain in his ankle Sunday, potentially setting up Oliver for an elevated role if Gordon incurs an in-game setback. Oliver didn't have much success against the Jets in his first extended action in several weeks, rushing eight times for just nine yards.

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Chargers' Branden Oliver: Could fill lead role in Week 17
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Oliver could act as the Chargers' lead back Sunday against the Raiders if Melvin Gordon (ankle) is sidelined for the contest, Dan Woike of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Oliver hasn't been pressed into a full-time role since 2014 and has languished in seven games in 2017, averaging just 2.5 yards per carry on 28 totes. However, with Gordon failing to practice Wednesday and uncertain to suit up in the regular-season finale while he nurses a sprained ankle and Austin Ekeler's broken ring finger likely to prevent him from contributing on offense, opportunity knocks for Oliver in a game that will determine the Chargers' playoff fate. Oliver's poor efficiency this season creates some justified skepticism about his fantasy prospects in Week 17, but the potential absences of Gordon and Ekeler from the game plan would likely leave Oliver in line to handle the overwhelming share of the touches out of the backfield.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.AttYdsLgTD
19/11/17DEN41060
29/17/17MIA331260
39/24/17KC81660
410/1/17PHI2160
510/8/17NYG0000
610/15/17OAK0000
710/22/17DEN0000
810/29/17NE3320
1011/12/17JAC0000
1111/19/17BUF0000
1211/23/17DAL0000
1312/3/17CLE0000
1412/10/17WAS0000
1512/16/17KC0000
1612/24/17NYJ8930
1712/31/17OAK713110
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
39/23/18@ PHI1:00 pm
49/30/18HOU1:00 pm
510/4/18@ NE8:20 pm
610/14/18@ NYJ1:00 pm
710/21/18BUF1:00 pm
810/28/18@ OAK4:05 pm
Bye: Week 9
1011/11/18JAC1:00 pm
1111/18/18TEN1:00 pm
1211/25/18MIA1:00 pm
1312/2/18@ JAC1:00 pm
1412/9/18@ HOU1:00 pm
1512/16/18DAL1:00 pm
1612/23/18NYG
1712/30/18@ TEN1:00 pm
Rushing
YearTeamGGSAttYdsAvgLgTD20+1st
2014San Diego Chargers1471605823.6523330
2015San Diego Chargers81311083.515008
2016San Diego Chargers0000---0000
2017Los Angeles Chargers8035832.426016
2018Indianapolis Colts0000---0000
TOTAL3082267733.4523444
Receiving
YearTeamGGSRecYdsAvgLgTD20+40+1st
2014San Diego Chargers147362717.55013111
2015San Diego Chargers81131128.6170005
2016San Diego Chargers0000---00000
2017Los Angeles Chargers806264.3110002
2018Indianapolis Colts0000---00000
TOTAL308554097.45013118
Kick Returns
YearTeamGNoYdsAvgLgTD40+
2014San Diego Chargers1412222.02200
2015San Diego Chargers8819724.63000
2016San Diego Chargers000---000
2017Los Angeles Chargers800---000
2018Indianapolis Colts000---000
TOTAL30921924.33000
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2014San Diego Chargers1411.000000.0000
2015San Diego Chargers822.000000.0000
2016San Diego Chargers000.000000.0000
2017Los Angeles Chargers800.000000.0000
2018Indianapolis Colts000.000000.0000
TOTAL3033.000000.0000
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-8/208
Birthdate:
5/7/1991
Age:
26
Hometown:
Miami, FL, USA
School:
Buffalo
NFL Experience:
5
Awards: