Danny Woodhead, RB, Chargers
|RB - #40||156.49||SD||Active||7 years||30||5'8||200||@danny__woodhead|
2015 Outlook: Bye Week Fill-inLast updated on Jun-18-2015 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.
The Chargers made Melvin Gordon a rare first-round running back in this year's draft. He was highly touted out of Wisconsin and reportedly caught on quick at OTAs. His offensive coordinator Frank Reich has been extremely impressed with him thus far. "Incredibly, incredible positive," Reich said. "You can see he has great vision. You can see he has great patience. And he's just got great physical ability. ... I don't want to say too much because he's got to do it. But I'm just very excited about him, like off-the-charts excited."Fantasy Analysis:
Of all the running backs drafted, Gordon is in the best position to succeed this season. Not only may he be the most talented back, considering Todd Gurley is coming off a torn ACL, the situation in San Diego is ideal. He has almost no competition for carries, although, Danny Woodhead may cut into his PPR value. Currently he's the 12th RB coming off draft boards. This is fair value considering his immense upside. Especially if you're in a keeper league.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors7/30 - Chargers RB Melvin Gordon's first impression was 'incredibly positive'
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2014 Mock Draft Results
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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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