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Danny Woodhead | Running Back | #39

Team: Baltimore Ravens
Age / DOB:  (32) / 1/25/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 204
College: Chadron State
Contract: view contract details

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Danny Woodhead touched the ball once in Baltimore's second preseason game.
Woodhead rushed once for two yards. He was actually targeted three times by Ryan Mallett, but Mallett's ball placement was an utter disaster, even on checkdowns. Woodhead is going to catch a ton of passes from Joe Flacco, but the whole Ravens' offense is going to go in the gutter if Mallett has to play snaps this season. Aug 17 - 10:06 PM

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Joe Flacco said Danny Woodhead is the best receiving back the Ravens have had since Ray Rice.

"Really, ever since we lost Ray Rice, we haven't had a type of back that’s quite like how Ray was and quite like how Danny is in the passing game," Flacco said. "They just have a very good feel for when they're open and how to get open, how to sit in holes, how to find my eyes, and you can already see that." Woodhead should have a big role in the passing game after the Ravens lost both Dennis Pitta and Kyle Juszczyk this offseason, and these comments suggest Flacco will be happy to target him early and often. Also a threat in the red zone, Woodhead is being undervalued in both PPR and standard formats.
Source: ESPN
Jul 17 - 10:29 AM

The Baltimore Sun's Jeff Zrebiec wrote he "lost track of how many" passes Danny Woodhead caught during minicamp.

It is not surprising considering Woodhead has multiple 75-catch seasons under his belt, but it is still good to get confirmation. In addition to his large role as a pass catcher, Woodhead should be on the field often in the red zone, which is bad news for Terrance West. Even after Kenneth Dixon returns from his four-game suspension, Woodhead will likely be the Ravens back to own both in standard and PPR.
Jun 19 - 8:54 AM

Joe Flacco said Danny Woodhead brings an element to the Ravens' offense they've been missing since Ray Rice.

"Ever since we lost Ray, we haven’t had the type of back quite like Ray was and quite like Danny is in the passing game," said Flacco. "They just have a very good feel for when they’re open, how to get open, how to sit in holes, how to find my eyes." Coach John Harbaugh called Woodhead a "big part of the passing game." Despite missing almost all of 2016 with a torn ACL, Woodhead has been a full participant at Ravens OTAs and minicamp.
Jun 13 - 4:52 PM

Danny Woodhead (ACL) said he is practicing with "no restrictions."

"I’m just playing football now," he added. "I haven’t been thinking about needing to do stuff to rehab it because I’m healthy now." Woodhead tore his ACL on September 18, so he is eight months removed at this point. The Ravens may still baby him through the offseason program, but he should be full go for training camp. A great receiving back who is also a factor in the red zone, Woodhead is likely to be undervalued in both PPR and standard formats this year.
May 25 - 8:30 AM

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

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. 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

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QB1Joe Flacco
2Ryan Mallett
3Thad Lewis
4Josh Woodrum
RB1Terrance West
2Danny Woodhead
3Buck Allen
4Bobby Rainey
5Taquan Mizzell
GLB1Terrance West
2Danny Woodhead
3RB1Danny Woodhead
2Terrance West
FB1Lorenzo Taliaferro
2Ricky Ortiz
WR11Jeremy Maclin
2Michael Campanaro
3Keenan Reynolds
4Chris Matthews
5Quincy Adeboyejo
WR21Mike Wallace
2Breshad Perriman
3Chris Moore
4Vince Mayle
5Griff Whalen
WR31Breshad Perriman
TE1Ben Watson
2Nick Boyle
3Maxx Williams
4Larry Donnell
5Ryan Malleck
LT1Ronnie Stanley
2Stephane Nembot
3Roubbens Joseph
LG1Ryan Jensen
2Jarell Broxton
3Maurquice Shakir
C1Jeremy Zuttah
2Matt Skura
3Brandon Kublanow
RG1Marshal Yanda
2Jermaine Eluemunor
3Jarrod Pughsley
RT1Austin Howard
2James Hurst
3De'Ondre Wesley
K1Justin Tucker