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Donald Brown | Running Back

Team: San Diego Chargers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 4/11/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 207
College: Connecticut
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Donald Brown rushed four times for 12 yards Week 16 against the 49ers.
Brown was the clear second option to Branden Oliver, and even lost some pass-game work to Ronnie Brown late in the game. Brown is not a viable fantasy option even if Ryan Mathews (ankle) cannot play Week 17 against the Chiefs. Dec 21 - 12:46 AM

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Donald Brown rushed five times for 18 yards and caught four passes for 38 yards in Sunday's Week 15 loss to the Broncos.

With Ryan Mathews (ankle) inactive, Brown was the change-of-pace and third-down back behind Branden Oliver. He also handled most of the two- and four-minute drill work. It's not enough volume for Brown to even be on the flex radar for a Week 16 game at San Fran.
Dec 14 - 7:34 PM

Donald Brown rushed once for no yards and caught one pass for four yards in the Chargers' Week 11 win over the Raiders.

With Ryan Mathews back, Brown was reduced to San Diego's No. 3 tailback behind Mathews and Branden Oliver. Brown currently carries no fantasy value.
Nov 16 - 8:57 PM

Donald Brown rushed for 23 yards on six carries in the Chargers' Week 9 loss to the Dolphins.

Making his return from a three-week absence due to a concussion, Brown was well behind Branden Oliver on the depth chart. Brown didn't get any meaningful work until the fourth quarter with the Bolts trailing 37-0. With Ryan Mathews (knee) expected back in Week 11 after the Chargers' upcoming bye, Brown won't be on the fantasy radar as the change-of-pace No. 3 back.
Nov 2 - 4:32 PM

Donald Brown (concussion) is active for Week 9 against the Dolphins.

Brown had missed the previous three games, but will be back in change-up role behind Branden Oliver. Inactive for the Chargers are RB Ryan Mathews (knee), OLB Jeremiah Attaochu, S Jahleel Addae, CB Jason Verrett (shoulder), ILB Manti Te'o (foot), CB Richard Crawford, and NT Ryan Carrethers.
Nov 2 - 11:41 AM

Donald Brown (concussion) is probable for Week 9 against Miami.

Brown has been cleared to return after missing the last three games. Branden Oliver will remain the Chargers' featured back this week, with Brown likely getting change of pace work. Ryan Mathews (MCL) is expected to return in Week 11.
Oct 31 - 5:07 PM

Chargers RB Donald Brown (concussion) is practicing in full for Week 9.

Brown is finally ready to return after missing the Chargers' past three games. It's unclear what his role will be against the Dolphins, as Branden Oliver has performed well as an every-down back in Brown's absence. We wouldn't expect Brown to handle more than 5-6 touches.
Oct 30 - 4:58 PM

Donald Brown (concussion) returned to practice Wednesday.

It's the first time Brown has practiced since Week 5. Brown still hasn't been fully cleared, but has a chance to play Sunday against Miami. Ryan Mathews (MCL) is expected to be held out through the Chargers' Week 10 bye.
Oct 29 - 2:29 PM

Donald Brown (concussion) still hasn't been medically cleared.

Brown has missed the last three games due to his concussion. He remains without a timetable for return. The Chargers will likely hold Brown out through their Week 10 bye.
Oct 24 - 7:20 PM

Donald Brown (concussion) has been ruled out for Thursday night's game against the Broncos.

Brandon Oliver will make his third straight start. Ryan Mathews (MCL) has also been ruled out for Week 8.
Oct 22 - 3:27 PM

Donald Brown (concussion) remained sidelined Tuesday.

It will be the Branden Oliver show in Thursday night's game against the Broncos. Brown remains week to week.
Oct 21 - 3:44 PM

Donald Brown (concussion) would not have participated had the Chargers held a practice on Monday.

Brown can safely be ruled out for Thursday night's tilt with Denver.
Oct 20 - 4:27 PM

Chargers RB Donald Brown (concussion) still hasn't been medically cleared.

He didn't practice again Friday and won't play against the Chiefs, keeping Branden Oliver entrenched as San Diego's every-down back. It's now been 12 days since Brown suffered his concussion. He's taking unusually long to recover.
Oct 17 - 2:01 PM

Donald Brown (concussion) has yet to resume practicing.

Brown appears all but certain to miss his second-straight game, leaving the Bolts' backfield to Branden Oliver. Locked into a monster workload for Week 7, Oliver is a legit RB1.
Oct 16 - 2:32 PM

Donald Brown (concussion) is not practicing Wednesday.

Brown is still in the concussion protocol and could be held out again this week. Branden Oliver will remain the Chargers' feature back in Sunday's game against the Chiefs.
Oct 15 - 2:32 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Philip Rivers
2Kellen Clemens
RB1Ryan Mathews
2Donald Brown
3Branden Oliver
4Ronnie Brown
GLB1Ryan Mathews
2Branden Oliver
3RB1Donald Butler
2Branden Oliver
FB1David Johnson
WR11Keenan Allen
2Seyi Ajirotutu
3Dontrelle Inman
WR21Malcom Floyd
2Eddie Royal
WR31Eddie Royal
TE1Antonio Gates
2Ladarius Green
3John Phillips
K1Nick Novak