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Danny Woodhead | Running Back | #39

Team: Baltimore Ravens
Age / DOB:  (32) / 1/25/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 200
College: Chadron State
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GM Ozzie Newsome insists the Ravens would have signed Danny Woodhead regardless of Kenneth Dixon's four-game PED suspension.
Newsome admitted Dixon's ban created a greater sense of urgency, but landing Woodhead was the plan all along. "He still would have been a big part of our conversation," said Newsome. "We still would have signed him." In other words, the Ravens envision Woodhead as an important piece of their offense and not just a Band-Aid for when Dixon is out. Fantasy owners can expect Woodhead to dominate passing-down chances with Terrance West handling most of the early-down and short-yardage work early in the season. Mar 12 - 8:27 AM

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New Ravens RB Danny Woodhead thinks he will be the same player coming back from a torn ACL.

"I wasn't going to come back if I couldn't do what I can do," Woodhead said. "I wanted to be able to be the player that I've always been, that I've been the last two or three years. I believe I am." Perhaps he is right, but Woodhead is a 32-year-old coming off a significant knee injury. With Kenneth Dixon suspended the first four games, Woodhead will get every opportunity to show he still has it, but it will not be surprising if he has lost half a step.
Source: ESPN
Mar 11 - 10:42 AM

Ravens signed RB Danny Woodhead, formerly of the Chargers, to a three-year, $8.8 million contract with $4.25 million guaranteed.

When the agreement was announced on Wednesday, it was a bit of a head scratcher, but since it was revealed Thursday that second-year RB Kenneth Dixon was hit with a four-game suspension for PEDs, the Woodhead signing makes far more sense. The Ravens still need an upgrade at running back on early downs, but as long as Woodhead stays healthy, he should handle the pass-game work.
Mar 9 - 4:55 PM

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Ravens will sign RB Danny Woodhead.

We're still waiting on the contract details. Woodhead missed most of last season with a torn ACL but is back to full health. In his last healthy season Woodhead led all running backs with 80 catches and 755 receiving yards. He'll likely hog most of the passing-down work in Baltimore, just as he has in previous stops in New England and San Diego. Woodhead is a valuable weapon in any offense but this seems like an odd fit, particularly given the presence of promising second-year back Kenneth Dixon.
Mar 8 - 10:31 PM

Alex Marvez of the Sporting News reports the Broncos are interested in free agent Danny Woodhead (ACL).

With a big need along the offensive line and perhaps money set aside to pay Tony Romo, it would be somewhat surprising if the Broncos focus on running back in free agency. Woodhead will likely be relatively cheap coming off ACL surgery, however, and brings something different to the backfield than C.J. Anderson and Devontae Booker. The Chargers are also interested in bringing back Woodhead, who is reportedly ahead of schedule in his rehab.
Mar 7 - 12:11 PM

The Chargers are in contract talks with free agent Danny Woodhead.

Chargers GM Tom Telesco confirmed he "made an offer" to Woodhead at the Combine. Woodhead is reportedly ahead of schedule in his ACL recovery. He shouldn't cost much to retain as a 32-year-old coming off injury. Woodhead would likely return to a reduced pass game role after Melvin Gordon's 2016 breakout.
Mar 3 - 8:05 PM

The Chargers "hope" to re-sign free agent Danny Woodhead.

Woodhead missed almost all of 2016 with a torn ACL, but the San Diego Union-Tribune reported in mid-January that his recovery was "six weeks ahead of schedule." Now 32 years old and coming off significant knee surgery, Woodhead should be cheap to retain. Melvin Gordon established himself as a capable every-down back in 2016, so Woodhead would likely return to a reduced role.
Jan 30 - 12:35 AM

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports impending free agent Danny Woodhead (torn ACL) is "six weeks" ahead of schedule in his recovery.

Reporter Michael Gehlken posted a video of Woodhead running with great velocity and even doing some cutting. Woodhead is four months removed from going down. He should still have at least 2-3 months of intensive rehab remaining, but it appears he could be close to 100 percent for training camp. One week shy of his 32nd birthday, Woodhead is one of the league's best pass-catching backs, but missed the majority of two of the past three seasons with injury.
Jan 17 - 2:17 PM

Danny Woodhead has a torn ACL and is done for the season.

Melvin Gordon became an every-down back following Woodhead's injury, so this will be a major boost to Gordon's fantasy outlook. It's a downgrade for San Diego's offense, however, particularly after already losing Keenan Allen to an ACL tear of his own. Behind Gordon, next up on the depth chart is UDFA Kenneth Farrow, although they did claim Andre Williams off waivers at final cuts.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: With Woodhead out, Melvin Gordon should be a near monopoly in the San Diego backfield. He's likely to see north of 18-20 touches barring devastatingly poor game flow, and while the Chargers offensive line isn't elite by any means, it appears to be much stronger than last season. The Colts have struggled with Ameer Abdullah, Theo Riddick and C.J. Anderson through two weeks.
Mon, Sep 19, 2016 02:22:00 PM

Danny Woodhead exited the Chargers' Week 2 game against the Jaguars with a possible knee injury.

Woodhead's right leg was caught underneath him on a big hit from Telvin Smith in the first quarter. He immediately dropped the ball and stayed down on the turf for several minutes before being helped off. It did not appear as if he could put any weight on his right leg before riding a cart to the locker room. The Chargers will know more after Woodhead undergoes an MRI on Monday.
Sun, Sep 18, 2016 04:55:00 PM

Danny Woodhead chewed up 89 yards on 16 carries and secured five-of-seven targets for 31 yards and a touchdown in Sunday’s Week 1 loss to the Chiefs.

Woodhead was a bright spot on an otherwise miserable afternoon for the Chargers. Melvin Gordon certainly had his moments but Woodhead was the more consistent of San Diego’s two running backs, ripping off 51 yards on six carries in the first half and beginning the third quarter with a highlight-reel run of 21 yards. The Chiefs left Woodhead wide open for his four-yard touchdown in the second quarter. With Keenan Allen out for the year, Woodhead is going to have a big role in the Chargers’ passing game. He can be employed as an RB2 in PPR leagues next week against the Jaguars.
Sun, Sep 11, 2016 05:02:00 PM

Danny Woodhead caught 1-of-2 targets for 25 yards in Sunday's regular season dress rehearsal.

Woodhead "added" three rushes for zero yards. The real news is that Woodhead's direct backup, Branden Oliver, was lost for the season with a torn Achilles' tendon. The league's premier pass-catching back, Woodhead is a legitimate RB2 in PPR leagues, and solid bench option in standard formats.
Sun, Aug 28, 2016 03:30:00 PM

Danny Woodhead (ankle) said he is back to 100 percent.

Woodhead suffered a scare when he sprained his ankle during minicamp, but he is fully healthy heading into camp. "It took a couple weeks, but now I’m as healthy as I’ve been in a long time," he said. "I feel great going into the season." A factor in both the pass game and red zone, Woodhead is a solid RB2 in PPR formats.
Mon, Jul 25, 2016 12:45:00 PM

Danny Woodhead suffered an ankle injury in minicamp, but will be ready for training camp.

It's only notable because Woodhead missed the majority of 2014 with a severe ankle/foot issue. It's unclear if the injury is to the same leg. Provided he stays healthy, Woodhead will be an RB2 in PPR leagues.
Thu, Jun 30, 2016 05:47:00 PM

Danny Woodhead rushed five times for 11 yards and caught 8-of-10 targets for 51 yards in the Chargers' Week 17 loss to the Broncos.

With Keenan Allen missing the second half of the season on I.R., Antonio Gates suspended the first four weeks and hobbled many others, and Stevie Johnson banged up late in the year, Woodhead actually ended up leading the team in catches (80), receiving yards (755), and touchdowns (six). He also added 336 yards and three more touchdowns on 98 carries. For a while there, Woodhead was an every-week RB1 before he tailed off a bit in November/December. He caught fire again late in the year and will turn 31 later this month. Woodhead has another year left on his contract and will be back as the passing complement to Melvin Gordon next season.
Mon, Jan 4, 2016 01:01:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Joe Flacco
2Ryan Mallett
3Dustin Vaughan
RB1Terrance West
2Danny Woodhead
3Buck Allen
4Lorenzo Taliaferro
5Kenneth Dixon
GLB1Terrance West
2Danny Woodhead
3RB1Danny Woodhead
2Terrance West
WR11Mike Wallace
2Chris Moore
3Vince Mayle
4Chris Matthews
5Kenny Bell
WR21Breshad Perriman
2Michael Campanaro
3Keenan Reynolds
WR31Chris Moore
TE1Dennis Pitta
2Ben Watson
3Crockett Gillmore
4Maxx Williams
5Darren Waller
LT1Ronnie Stanley
2De'Ondre Wesley
LG1Alex Lewis
2Ryan Jensen
3Jarrod Pughsley
C1John Urschel
2Matt Skura
RG1Marshal Yanda
RT1James Hurst
2Stephane Nembot
K1Justin Tucker