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 - #35 117.44 SD Active 7 years 30 5'8 200 @danny__woodhead

2015 Outlook: Bye Week Fill-in

Last updated on Aug-20-2015 by Shawn Childs


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.

Latest Update

Aug-28-15 Chargers RB Melvin Gordon's pass-protection struggles are exaggerated

San Diego Chargers running back Melvin Gordon's issues in pass protection have been well documented. However, RBs coach Ollie Wilson doesn't believe they're accurate. Sure, he's still learning but Wilson is not concerned with his ability to pass block. "I know this: When he matches up, he'll put his head in and strike somebody," Wilson said. "He's a big-bodied guy, and he's long, so he keeps people off of him. I don't see what people say, that he won't pass protect. I've had no problem with it … I'm more concerned with exposing him with everything that we're doing, scanning and all of these situations so he knows who to block. Once he gets to the block, I'm not concerned with that at all."

Fantasy Analysis:

His ability to contribute in the passing game is one of if not the biggest concerns with Gordon. If it turns out these reports were overblown assumptions, it could drastically increase his fantasy value. Regardless of how well he blocks, Danny Woodhead is still going to be the primary pass-catcher. Nonetheless, it would still be a huge boost for Gordon. He's currently being drafted as the RB15. This is great value for the talented rookie.

FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors

8/28 - Chargers RB Melvin Gordon's pass-protection struggles are exaggerated
8/18 - Chargers RB Melvin Gordon critiques himself
8/12 - Chargers RB Melvin Gordon's pass protection is still 'a work in progress'

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2014 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 14
July 14, 2014
9.05 KFFL - While Woodhead is not your conventional RB2, he caught 76 balls last year and should be good for around 60-65 this season. That is weekly PPR playability.
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