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Danny Woodhead | Running Back | #39

Team: San Diego Chargers
Age / DOB:  (31) / 1/25/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 200
College: Chadron State
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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. Jan 4 - 1:01 AM

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Danny Woodhead rushed 11 times for 55 yards in the Chargers' Week 16 loss to the Raiders, adding eight receptions for 53 additional yards.

The Chargers spent much of the first three quarters brick-walling with Donald Brown before finally handing over the keys of the backfield to Woodhead. He immediately got things moving, sparking the Bolts' offense and saving fantasy owners who started him as their RB2. It was a great night, but one Woodhead will be unlikely to build on in Week 17 against the Broncos' league-best defense.
Fri, Dec 25, 2015 12:44:00 AM

Danny Woodhead rushed for ten yards and a touchdown on eight carries and caught 6-of-6 targets for 50 yards and three touchdowns in the Chargers' Week 15 whipping of the Dolphins.

All but phased out of the Chargers' offense in recent weeks, Woodhead saw a bump in playing time with Melvin Gordon (knee) shelved in the second quarter. Woodhead dominated on his red-zone chances and accounted for a whopping 24 of the Chargers' 30 points in a game they won 30-14. Gordon did not return and is uncertain to play in Week 16 against the Raiders. If Gordon can't go, expect another strong fantasy effort from Woodhead, who would figure to share playing time with Donald Brown.
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 07:49:00 PM

Danny Woodhead rushed three times for five yards and caught 3-of-5 targets for eight yards in the Chargers' Week 14 loss to the Chiefs.

Woodhead hasn't been a difference maker for weeks now and continues to be out-touched by Melvin Gordon in the San Diego backfield. He had an opportunity to catch a touchdown on the final play of the game, but the end-zone shot bounced off Woodhead's hands as the clock struck zeroes. Woodhead will be tough to trust next week at home against the Dolphins.
Sun, Dec 13, 2015 04:45:00 PM

Danny Woodhead rushed three times for ten yards and caught 3-of-7 targets for 24 yards in the Chargers' Week 13 loss to the Broncos.

The Chargers continued to try to force the issue with Melvin Gordon, who amassed 13 touches before losing a fumble and wasn't seen again. Woodhead was lightly used and his targets were frequently sniffed out by speedy Broncos second-level defenders. Woodhead has devolved into a low-end flex option in PPR leagues ahead of a Week 14 date with Kansas City.
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 07:41:00 PM

Danny Woodhead rushed four times for eight yards and caught 6-of-6 targets for 39 yards in the Chargers' Week 12 win over the Jaguars.

He was stopped inside the five-yard line a couple of times, once as a runner and once catching a pass and getting dropped immediately at the goal line. Woodhead is still clearly the running back of choice in the red zone for the Chargers. He'll be an RB2 next week in a divisional tilt with the first-place Broncos.
Sun, Nov 29, 2015 05:39:00 PM

Danny Woodhead rushed six times for seven yards and caught just one of two targets for nine yards in the Chargers' Week 11 loss to the Chiefs.

This game actually set up pretty well for Woodhead, who is accustomed to doing most of his damage when the Chargers are in catch-up mode. Unfortunately the garbage time explosion Woodhead owners were hoping for never materialized as most of Philip Rivers’ targets went to Javontee Herndon and Stevie Johnson. Woodhead’s workload seems to fluctuate from week to week. Just in his last four games, Woodhead has seen anywhere from five to 16 touches. He’ll be an RB2 next week against Jacksonville.
Sun, Nov 22, 2015 08:28:00 PM

Danny Woodhead rushed six times for 33 yards and caught 6-of-10 targets for 78 yards and one touchdown in the Chargers' Week 9 loss to the Bears on Monday night.

In the absence of Keenan Allen, Woodhead became an even bigger part of the passing offense, finishing tied for second with Stevie Johnson in targets behind Antonio Gates' 11. It was basically those three doing all the work for Philip Rivers, especially after Malcom Floyd left with an early shoulder injury that might cost him the rest of the season. Woodhead is locked into a significant role and has RB1 upside weekly with the way he's being featured in the red zone. His touchdown catch came from 14 yards out on a busted coverage on the Chargers' first possession. Woodhead and the 2-7 Chargers get the Chiefs in Week 11 coming out of their bye.
Tue, Nov 10, 2015 12:16:00 AM

Danny Woodhead rushed three times for nine yards and caught 2-of-3 targets for 36 yards in the Chargers' Week 8 loss to the Ravens.

Sunday's tilt with Baltimore had all the appearances of a "Woodhead Game" going in, but the Chargers instead stayed committed to feeding Melvin Gordon, who piled up 23 touches to Woodhead's five, with Branden Oliver mixing in for six. Woodhead is always a big part of the Chargers' offense, but his touch counts can be a bit hit or miss depending on week-to-week game plans. He'll remain an RB2 in PPR leagues in Week 9 against the Bears, while being more of a flex option in standard formats.
Sun, Nov 1, 2015 05:39:00 PM

ESPN Chargers reporter Eric Williams expects Danny Woodhead to continue to dominate red-zone looks.

Woodhead was losing red-zone touches to Melvin Gordon earlier this season, but Gordon's fumbles quickly ended that trend. Woodhead has nine red-zone looks the last two weeks, and he scored two touchdowns in garbage time last week against the Raiders. Woodhead's touchdown upside makes him a solid RB2 even in standard scoring.
Source: ESPN
Sat, Oct 31, 2015 10:21:00 AM

Danny Woodhead rushed five times for 26 yards and caught 11-of-12 targets for 75 yards and two touchdowns in the Chargers' Week 7 loss to the Raiders.

Woodhead was a dud until garbage time, where he exploded as San Diego's primary means of chain movement and touchdown scoring. He was left uncovered by the Raiders' defense on both of his fourth-quarter TD catches. With the Chargers' running game stuck in neutral -- to be kind -- expect Woodhead to remain San Diego's lead back in terms of snaps moving forward. The Chargers get the Ravens next, where Woodhead will be a fantasy RB2.
Sun, Oct 25, 2015 07:42:00 PM

Danny Woodhead rushed seven times for eight yards and caught 5-of-7 targets for 63 yards in the Chargers' Week 3 loss to the Packers.

He took on a bit of an expanded role after Melvin Gordon was benched for his two first-half fumbles. Woodhead was the go-to back in the red zone and got a couple looks at the goal line on the final drive, but was unable to put the Chargers in the end zone. He got a carry from the three-yard on second down and was targeted in the flat on fourth down. If the Chargers are going to reduce Gordon's role, Woodhead's should expand. He'll be an RB2 next week against Oakland.
Sun, Oct 18, 2015 08:56:00 PM

Danny Woodhead rushed four times for 10 yards and caught 5-of-7 targets for 66 yards in the Chargers' Week 5 loss to the Steelers on Monday night.

He did all of his damage in the first half, rushing for just nine yards on three carries after the break and failing to reel in his lone target. Melvin Gordon was used heavily in the second half and even out-targeted Woodhead 9-6 in the pass game after entering the game with six targets total the first four weeks. Woodhead's big 31-yard gain came on a screen pass to the right. He'll be a strong PPR option as an RB2 in the Chargers' road date with the Packers in Week 6.
Tue, Oct 13, 2015 12:41:00 AM

Danny Woodhead rushed eight times for 54 yards and caught 4-of-4 targets for 84 yards in the Chargers' Week 4 win over the Browns.

Woodhead's highlight was a 61-yard catch and run play deep into Browns territory in the third quarter. Despite the Chargers' first-round selection of Melvin Gordon, Woodhead's role in San Diego's offense has been consistent week to week. He's an RB2 option in PPR leagues, and a workable flex play in non-PPR formats in the right matchups. The Chargers will face the Steelers in Week 5.
Sun, Oct 4, 2015 07:32:00 PM

Danny Woodhead caught 3-of-4 targets for 32 yards in San Diego's Week 3 loss to the Vikings, rushing four times for four yards.

The Chargers were playing catch up from the first quarter on, but still couldn't get Woodhead involved. The Vikes were caving in Philip Rivers' line, leaving him little time for screens. Woodhead got out-touched 15-7 by Melvin Gordon. Woodhead has been out-gained and out-touched by Gordon twice in three weeks, but is averaging four catches per game. He remains on the RB2 borderline in PPR leagues, and will be a FLEX in standard formats against the Browns' porous run defense in Week 4.
Sun, Sep 27, 2015 05:59:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Philip Rivers
2Kellen Clemens
3Zach Mettenberger
4Mike Bercovici
RB1Melvin Gordon
2Danny Woodhead
3Branden Oliver
4Dreamius Smith
5Kenneth Farrow
GLB1Danny Woodhead
2Melvin Gordon
3RB1Danny Woodhead
2Melvin Gordon
FB1Derek Watt
WR11Keenan Allen
2Dontrelle Inman
3Javontee Herndon
4Isaiah Burse
5DeAndre Reaves
WR21Travis Benjamin
2Stevie Johnson
3Tyrell Williams
4Jamaal Jones
5Dom Williams
WR31Stevie Johnson
TE1Antonio Gates
2Hunter Henry
3Jeff Cumberland
4Sean McGrath
5Asante Cleveland
LT1King Dunlap
2Chris Hairston
3Tyler Johnstone
LG1Orlando Franklin
2Chris Watt
3Vi Teofilo
C1Matt Slauson
2Max Tuerk
3Trevor Robinson
4Spencer Pulley
RG1D.J. Fluker
2Kenny Wiggins
3Donavon Clark
4Mike McQueen
RT1Joe Barksdale
2Tyreek Burwell
3Zeth Ramsay
K1Josh Lambo