Danny Woodhead, RB, Chargers: Fantasy Football Outlook

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Danny Woodhead, RB, Chargers

Position/Rank ADP NFL Team Status Experience Age Height Weight Twitter
RB - #25 123.41 SD Active 8 years 31 5'8 200 @danny__woodhead

2015 Outlook: Bye Week Fill-in

Last updated on Dec-13-2015 by Shawn Childs


Week 14 DFS Update (12/13): Woodhead is the 7th-highest scoring RB in PPR leagues, with failure in his last three games (97 combined yards on 23 touches). He hasn't scored a rushing TD since Week 1. He averages 10.5 touches per game with most of his success coming in the passing game (56/594/2). In Week 11 he had only 16 combined yards on seven touches vs. the Chiefs. Kansas City has the 4th-best RB Fantasy defense, with two teams scoring over 30 Fantasy points. RBs have 46 catches for 340 yards and two TDs against them. Possible chaser game, but the Chargers' offense looks a mess due to injuries. Only mid teen upside.

Week 13 DFS Update (12/5): Woodhead was been worthless in three of his last four games (45 combined yards with two catches, 16 combined yards with a catch, and 47 combined yards with six catches). He is averaging only 10.9 touches per game, but he is still the 6th-highest scoring RB in PPR leagues. The Broncos have solid CBs so Rivers will look to the RB and TE position to move the ball. On the year, RBs have 60 catches for 464 yards and two TDs vs. Denver. Possible uptick game, but he is really tough to trust.

Update (11/25): As usual, almost everybody slept on Woodhead this summer and he's once again been an excellent source of PPR value. On top of a modest 64 carries for 237 yards and two TDs, he has an impressive 46 receptions for 530 yards and three TDs through the air. With all the injuries to the Chargers' pass-catchers, particularly the tight ends, Woodhead could end the season very strong. He's definitely the running back to own in San Diego. First-round pick Melvin Gordon is clearly a subpar option this year.

A broken leg ended Woodhead's season after Week 3 in 2014. Danny had 20 touches last year for 72 yards in what amounted to about two games. The previous season Woodhead delivered a top-12 RB season as a result of 76 catches and 1,034 combined yards with eight TDs. He had his success in an offense when RB Ryan Mathews had 311 touches. This year San Diego could use the same game model for the RB position, but Danny May have a third wheel in the equation (RB Branden Oliver). Woodhead is a solid pass-catching back with no explosiveness as a ball carrier. He'll see most of action on passing downs with a step back in opportunity. At best, 100 touches for about 650 yards with a couple TDs.

2015 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
Expert Mock
August 5th, 2015
10.05 Team Davis - After only taking 2 RBs in the first 8 rounds, I felt I needed some bodies. Talk out of Chargers camp is Woodhead is fully recovered. In a PPR league with a rookie in front of him, I think he'll be a serviceable FLEX at the least. (Comments Added Tue Aug
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