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34 Donald Brown RB
Height/Weight: 5-10/207 | Birthdate: 4/11/1987 | Birthplace: Atlantic Highlands, NJ, USA | Team: San Diego | College: Connecticut | NFL Experience: 6 | Owned/Started%: 14/3 | Average Draft Position: 155.73
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Branden Oliver, Donald Brown fail to deliver for Chargers Week 9


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/2/2014) Chargers running back Donald Brown did not get the start but led the team in rushing yards in a disappointing performance on the ground against Miami in Week 9.

Branden Oliver got the start and received the bulk of the load throughout the majority of the game. He rushed for 19 yards on 13 carries, averaging only 1.5 yards per attempt. He caught one of his two targets for 7 yards.

Brown ripped a 16-yard run in the fourth quarter for the longest gain of the day on the ground for San Diego. He finished with four carries for 23 yards. Three of his four carries came in the fourth quarter. He caught one of two targets for 6 yards in a 37-0 defeat.

The Chargers will head into a bye week before facing the Raiders in Week 11.


Chargers RB Donald Brown officially back from concussion


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/2/2014) Chargers running back Donald Brown was officially ruled active for Week 9 at Miami. Brown was recently cleared from a concussion he suffered Week 5 against the Jets and is ready for his first game back from injury. His role in the rushing attack remains uncertain, as the Chargers have found success as of late with Branden Oliver.

Chargers list 11 players on final injury report for Week 9


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/31/2014) The Chargers listed 11 players on their final injury report for Week 9 against Miami. Ryan Mathews (knee), Manti Te'o (foot) and Jason Verrett (shoulder) were the only players on the list ruled out for Sunday. Jahleel Addae could be out as well because of a concussion. He has not received medical clearance and was officially labeled doubtful.

Jeremiah Attaochu (hamstring) was ruled questionable. Meanwhile, the following players were deemed probable: Donald Brown (concussion), Brandon Flowers (concussion), Dwight Freeney (knee), Rich Ohrnberger (back), Reggie Walker (ankle) and Steve Williams (groin).


Chargers RB Donald Brown practices Thursday in full


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/30/2014) Chargers running back Donald Brown took another positive step Thursday toward returning to game action for the first time since Week 5 by participating fully in practice.

Brown, who struggled when healthy this season at 2.1 YPC, could play Sunday at Miami. He had been dealing with a concussion.


Chargers RB Donald Brown returns to practice


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/29/2014) Chargers running back Donald Brown, who's missed three straight games with a concussion, returned to a padded practice Wednesday, reports the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Chargers list inactives for Week 8


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/23/2014) The Chargers have made CB Steve Williams, RB Ryan Mathews, CB Brandon Flowers, RB Donald Brown, LB Manti Te'o, LB Jeremiah Attaochu and DE Cordarro Law inactive Week 8 against the Broncos.

Mathews, Flowers, Brown and Te'o had all been ruled out prior to Thursday, so the moves shouldn't come as a surprise. Attaochu was considered doubtful, while Williams was questionable. Law was not listed on the injury report coming into the contest. 


Flowers, Brown, Mathews among Chargers to sit out Week 8


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/22/2014) The Chargers released their Week 8 injury report for Thursday's game against the Broncos, and running back Donald Brown (concussion), running back Ryan Mathews (knee) and cornerback Brandon Flowers (concussion) were all ruled out. Linebacker Manti Te'o was also ruled out due to a foot injury.

The team also listed linebacker Jeremiah Attaochu (hamstring) as doubtful, and cornerback Jason Verrett (shoulder) and cornerback Steve Williams (groin) as questionable. Four players were listed as probable -- linebacker Kavell Conner (ankle), tackle D.J. Fluker (ankle), linebacker Dwight Freeney (probable) and offensive lineman Rich Ohrnberger (back).


Ryan Mathews, Donald Brown still sidelined Tuesday


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/21/2014) Chargers running backs Ryan Mathews (knee) and Donald Brown (concussion) did not practice Tuesday, reports the San Diego Union-Tribune. Neither is expected to play Thursday at Denver, leaving Branden Oliver as the lead back.

Chargers announce Week 7 inactives vs. Chiefs


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/19/2014) The Chargers have listed the following players as inactive for Sunday's Week 7 matchup with the Chiefs: cornerback Jason Verrett (shoulder), running backs Ryan Mathews (knee) and Donald Brown (concussion), linebackers Jeremiah Attaochu (hamstring) and Manti Te'o (foot), wide receiver Dontrelle Inman and defensive tackle Ricardo Mathews.

The two running backs and Te'o were ruled out on the team's final injury report, while Attaochu was doubtful to play. Verrett is inactive after being questionable on the final injury report, but cornerback Brandon Flowers (groin) and linebackers Dwight Freeney (knee) and Cordarro Law (ankle) are all active after also being questionable.

Five Chargers are active after drawing a probable tag, including wide receiver Eddie Royal (elbow), linebacker Reggie Walker (ankle), cornerback Shareece Wright (knee) and offensive linemen D.J. Fluker (ankle) and Rich Ohrnberger (back).


Several key Chargers on injury report released Friday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/17/2014) Running backs Donald Brown (concussion) and Ryan Mathews (knee) have been ruled out by the Chargers for their Sunday game against Kansas City. Also red-lighted is linebacker Manti Te'o (foot).

Listed as doubtful is linebacker Jeremiah Attaochu (hamstring) while cornerbacks Jason Verrett (shoulder) and Brandon Flowers (groin), linebacker Dwight Freeney (knee) and defensive end Cordarro Law (ankle) are questionable.

The probables are offensive linemen Rich Ohrnberger (back) and D.J. Fluker (ankle), wideout Eddie Royal (elbow), linebacker Reggie Walker (ankle) and cornerback Shareece Wright (knee).


Chargers RB Donald Brown not back practicing yet


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/15/2014) Chargers running back Donald Brown, who sat out Week 6 due to a concussion, did not practice Wednesday. Though, he was on the field watching drills, according to U-T San Diego.

Chargers reveal Week 6 inactives


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/12/2014) The following players have been ruled inactive for the Chargers Week 6 against the Raiders: Steve Williams, Ryan Mathews, Shareece Wright, Donald Brown, Manti Te'o, Reggie Walker, and Cordarro Law.

Chargers list 16 players on Week 6 injury report


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/10/2014) The Chargers listed 16 players on their final injury report leading up to Week 6 at Oakland. Running backs Donald Brown (concussion) and Ryan Mathews (knee), along with linebacker Manti Te'o (foot) and cornerback Shareece Wright (knee) were ruled out for Sunday.

Deemed questionable were the following players: wide receiver Malcom Floyd (calf), tackle D.J. Fluker (ankle), outside linebackers Jarret Johnson (back, ankle) and Cordarro Law (ankle), offensive lineman Rich Ohrnberger (back), safety Darrell Stuckey (quad) and linebacker Reggie Walker (ankle).

Wide receiver Keenan Allen (quad), outside linebacker Jeremiah Attaochu (hamstring) and Dwight Freeney (knee), inside linebacker Donald Butler (shoulder) and tight end David Johnson (knee, shoulder) were the only players ruled probable for the game.


Chargers officially rule Donald Brown, Ryan Mathews out for Week 6


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/10/2014) As expected, the Chargers officially ruled running backs Donald Brown and Ryan Mathews out for Week 6 at Oakland, the team announced. Brown suffered a concussion in Week 5 and has yet to pass the league's concussion protocol. Mathews is working his way back from a knee injury that has kept him sidelined since Week 2. He could be a few weeks away from returning to action.

Concussion keeping Chargers RB Donald Brown sidelined


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/9/2014) Chargers running back Donald Brown appears unlikely to play Sunday in Oakland after missing practice again Thursday. He has yet to complete concussion protocol, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Brown has proven ineffective in extended opportunities this season. He has 126 yards on 59 carries for a meager 2.1 average. He averaged 5.3 YPC last year for Indianapolis. But he does have 12 receptions in 2014.


Chargers RB Donald Brown out with concussion


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/5/2014) Chargers running back Donald Brown will not return Week 5 against the Jets.

Brown took a nasty hit to the head, and has been ruled out with a concussion. He went back to the locker room shortly after the play, but the team waiting until after halftime to officially rule him out. The team turned to Branden Oliver with Brown sidelined. 


FFT Blog: Looking at the most-dropped list


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10/1/2014) At the Fantasy Football Today blog, we took a look at the most-dropped players in CBSSports.com leagues.

The five most-dropped players are Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins and tight end Niles Paul, Chargers running back Donald Brown, Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams and Buccaneers running back Bobby Rainey

You probably won't regret dropping Williams or Paul given their injuries, and Cousins' next few matchups will probably bring out more bad habits. However, if Brown is available in your league (as he is in 19 percent of leagues), you might want to snatch him. He has a tough matchup in Week 5, but we think he can run all over the Raiders in Week 6. 


Donald Brown doesn't look like the answer


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/29/2014) Though he picked up only 62 yards on an absurd 31 carries Week 3 at Buffalo, some Fantasy owners held out hope that Chargers running back Donald Brown could deliver more as Ryan Mathews' replacement Week 4 vs. Jacksonville. After all, he was going against the league's 32nd-ranked run defense.

He couldn't. On a per-carry basis, the performance was much like the one he had at Buffalo, only the Chargers didn't let it go on for 31 carries this time, sprinkling in rookie Branden Oliver for much of their last few possessions.

Quarterback Philip Rivers carried the offense in this one, completing 29 of 39 passes for 377 yards and three touchdowns, and judging by Brown's performance through two starts, that figures to be the case until Mathews returns.

Especially now that Oliver has gotten involved, Brown is no more than a desperation option in Fantasy.


Chargers get nothing in the run game Week 4


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/28/2014) The Chargers running backs did nothing Week 4 against the Jaguars.

Branden Oliver actually led the way in yardage, picking up 23 yards on nine carries. Donald Brown received 10 carries, but only gained 19 yards. Oliver had the longest run of the game, coming in at 7 yards. Both players played a bigger role in the passing game. Brown hauled in four passes for 25 yards. Oliver also caught four balls, picking up 33 yards. 

Both players will look for more Week 5 against the Jets. 


Taking a look at the top running backs on the waiver-wire


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/23/2014) With a ton of running backs on bye or dealing with injuries, the field is thin for Week 4. And, the potential replacements available on the waiver-wire aren't exactly standouts, with Jamey Eisenberg tabbing Ravens back Lorenzo Taliaferro and Donald Brown of the Chargers as the top pickups for the week.

See the rest of Jamey's Waiver Wire column here


How will the Chargers replace Danny Woodhead?


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/22/2014) With do-everything running back Danny Woodhead reportedly out for an extensive period of time, the Chargers find themselves looking to plug some major holes in the backfield. Though Donald Brown did a serviceable Ryan Mathews impression while carrying a truly massive load in Week 3 against the Bills, Woodhead's absence leaves the team searching for another dimension.

Among the players on the depth chart, neither Brown nor reserve Branden Oliver seems likely to replicate Woodhead's skillset -- few players in the NFL can. Brown's career-high in receptions came a year ago, when he hauled in 27 passes for the Colts -- that's about four good games of work from Woodhead. Oiliver is likely to see a larger role than the three carries he received in Week 3, and he might be the nearest thing the team has to what Woodhead leaves behind. 

Oliver had just 25 receptions as a senior at the University of Buffalo, but was a much more productive receiver earlier in his career. He hauled in 38 passes for 365 yards as a sophomore in 2011, good for third on the team in both categories, so he has some skills as a receiver.

With just three carries and no receptions under his belt in his NFL career, Oliver is very much an unknown quantity at this point. You won't want to rush out and add him this week, but keep an eye on how the team utilizes him in Week 4 against the Jaguars, a matchup which could get him plenty of work.  


Injuries push Donald Brown into big role


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/21/2014) Chargers running back Donald Brown played a larger-than-expected role in Week 3 against the Bills, as another member of the running-back corps was forced from the game with an injury.

Brown, who was expected to play more following Ryan Mathews' knee injury last week, was the workhorse Sunday after Danny Woodhead left the game. He ran the ball a career-high 31 times in the game, but managed just 62 yards on the ground. He added five receptions on 27 yards in the 20-10 win.

Mathews is already expected to miss a handful of weeks with the injury, and it looks like Woodhead might be out a while after he was carted off. The Chargers are set to take on the Jaguars in Week 4. 


With Ryan Mathews gone, Donald Brown to see larger role


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/15/2014) Chargers running back Donald Brown is expected to see an increased role in the wake of Ryan Mathews' MCL sprain, and coach Mike McCoy told reporters Monday he believes Brown is up for the job.

"He's played a lot of football," McCoy said, via U-T San Diego. "We've got a lot of confidence in him."

Brown saw an increased workload in Week 2 against the Seahawks, rushing for 21 yards on seven carries. It is not clear whether he or Danny Woodhead will get the start beginning in Week 3 against the Bills. 


Donald Brown gets some action Week 2


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/14/2014) Chargers running back Donald Brown saw some action Week 2 against the Seahawks.

Ryan Mathews left with a knee injury, allowing Brown to get some carries. he finished with seven rushes for 21 yards. He also caught three passes for 10 yards. Brown seemed to the take on Mathews' normal role after Mathews left the game.

He'll take on the Bills Week 3. 


Donald Brown fails to gain positive yardage


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/9/2014) Chargers running back Donald Brown, who averaged 5.3 yards per carry with the Colts last year, had a dismal debut with San Diego on Monday night at Arizona. Brown received just two carries and they went for minus-2 yards. He was not targeted in the passing game.

Brown plays the Seahawks in Week 2.