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 - #33 119.13 SD Active 7 years 29 5'8 200 @danny__woodhead
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2014 Outlook: Quality Backup

Last updated on Jul-14-2014 by Jeb Gorham

Danny Woodhead is a traditional pass-catching RB who will also carry the ball a handful of times per game. Woodhead can be a quality backup in PPR leagues, and would fit nicely as a flex in your roster. The big question is whether or not head coach Mike McCoy and San Diego will opt to give Woodhead the same workload as last season. Woodhead accumulated 1,034 total yards and scored eight TDs. His 76 receptions were the second-most for a running back in the NFL, trailing only the Saints' Pierre Thomas (77). The addition of Donald Brown is a definite concern, although Woodhead (now 29 years old) is in a contract year so the Chargers may have made the move to plan ahead for the future. The former Chadron State back is the 39th RB drafted with an ADP of 117.62. This makes him a Round 10 pick. Such a spot in the draft is usually reserved for bench players.

Editor's note: Woodhead was a great PPR pick last year. He never rushed for more than 52 yards or gained more than 77 receiving yards in a game; however, his steady yardage as both a runner and receiver made him supremely dependable and safe. With a new year ahead of him and another decent RB in the backfield (Brown), Woodhead has lost some of his luster. Doubt has crept in. Can he really score eight total TDs again? In the 10th round, Woodhead is worth taking the risk.

FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors

7/22 - Chargers, RB Danny Woodhead agree to 2-year extension
7/19 - Chargers RB Ryan Mathews wants to do more this season

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2013 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
2013 FFToolbox Staff Mock Draft #1
June 18th, 2013
10.07 Fantasytaz - Jim Day - Woodhead is one of the RBs I am targeting late in most of my drafts. He landed in a good situation in San Diego. Playing behind oft-injured Ryan Mathews is never a bad thing, but the fact is that he does many things better than Mathews. He is a much better pass protector, catches the ball better and is much more durable. It will not surprise me at all if Woodhead actually starts 5 or so games, but even with Mathews starting Woodhead will be on the field for almost all 3rd downs.
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #2
July 2nd 2013
9.07 The Huddle - There were other banks ranked higher on my cheat sheet who were still available, but Woodhead's upside in a PPR format warrants a bit of a reach. He was a top-25 fantasy back with a sliver of a role in New England last year; now he's Ryan Mathews' caddy, which can only help his numbers in 2013.
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #1
June 25th, 2013
10.07 DynastyLeague Football - With multiple flex positions in a PPR league, Woodhead can be a poor man's Sproles in SD at worst. If Ryan Mathews can't get it together he has a chance to be much more than that. This pick has the possibility of being one of the steals of the draft, in my opinion.
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #3
July 9th, 2013
9.10 FootballDiehards - Love me some Woodhead. ... In addition to providing an excellent outlet for Philip Rivers on passing downs, it's worth noting that Woodhead touched the ball over 100 times per season on average in New England and often was asked to handle short-yardage duties near the goal line despite his diminutive stature. He figures as the primary backup to Ryan Mathews, who has missed time in each of his first three NFL seasons because of injuries.
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