Chargers, RB Danny Woodhead agree to 2-year contract
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Chargers, RB Danny Woodhead agree to 2-year contract

One of the game's better third-down backs is switching coasts. Former Patriots running back Danny Woodhead @danny__woodhead signed with the Chargers on Friday. ESPNBoston's Mike Reiss was the first to report the deal, and a source tells him that Woodhead was given a two-year contract. Woodhead caught 40 passes last season and has averaged 4.8 yards per carry throughout his career. He is 28 years old.

Fantasy Analysis:

Although Woodhead will remain PPR-worthy in San Diego, this move hurts Ryan Mathews @rmathews24' fantasy value more than helps Woodhead's. Mathews just hasn't been able to stay healthy, and the Chargers will probably look to Woodhead to be their near-exclusive third-down back. Mathews didn't get a whole lot of work on third downs anyway last season, but Woodhead could eat into his workload as a runner as well. The Patriots must be ready to roll with Shane Vereen @ShaneVereen34 as the complement to Stevan Ridley.

Mike Reiss via Twitter

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I have played fantasy sports since 2001. I've played mostly in fantasy football and baseball leagues. I wrote for FFToolbox from 2002-2005 and re-joined in 2009.

I was an undergraduate from the University of Central Florida, and a master's graduate from Cal State University, Northridge specializing in journalism/mass communication. I make my home in Long Beach, Calif.

While I grew up in California, my favorite football team has always been the New York Giants.

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