News: The Jaguars placed running back Jordan Todman (calf) on injured reserve Tuesday.
Analysis: Todman was signed off the Vikings' practice squad in late November. He appeared in one game for the Jaguars, totaling three carries for 8 yards. He was just roster depth and had no Fantasy appeal.
News: The Jaguars announced Tuesday running back Jalen Parmele was placed on injured reserve because of a groin injury suffered Week 12. The Jaguars signed Jordan Todman off the Vikings' practice squad to take Parmele's roster spot. Rashad Jennings is expected to start Week 13 at Buffalo with Maurice Jones-Drew (foot) expected to miss another game.
Analysis: Todman has yet to appear in an NFL game since being a sixth-round draft pick in 2011. He probably will suit up Sunday because the Jaguars need healthy backs. However, we aren't expecting him to see significant touches, so leave him on Fantasy waivers.
News: The Chargers signed Curtis Brinkley from the practice squad on Saturday and unexpectedly waived RB Jordan Todman in a counter move.
Analysis: Both Ryan Mathews and Mike Tolbert were hurt Week 5 and that left Jacob Hester the lone RB for the Chargers. Some thought Todman could see a boost because of this. Instead, Todman was waived by San Diego. He has little Fantasy value.
News: Chargers RB Jacob Hester became the teams lone RB in Week 5 against the Broncos after RBs Ryan Mathews (calf, wrist) and Mike Tolbert (concussion) suffered injuries. Third-string RB Jordan Todman (round six, 183rd pick) was inactive. We have not had (a fourth running back) active, coach Norv Turner said. We will probably be dressing four running backs as we move forward.
Analysis: Todman has yet to play in a game this season but with the injuries to the running backs in San Diego, he could make his NFL debut in Week 7 against the Jets. Fantasy owners should keep an eye on the situation going forward. But since he will likely have a limited role in his first game, continue to ignore Todman in the majority of Fantasy formats.
News: Chargers rookie RB Jordan Todman's performance in the preseason opener against the Seahawks didn't go unnoticed by head coach Norv Turner. Todman rushed for a team-high 30 yards on six carries, with his long rush going 12 yards. He also caught four passes for 21 yards. He made a good impression. Hes a good inside runner, Turner told the team's official website. Hes got very good quickness. He caught the ball well when it was thrown to him. Hes really what we hoped hed be in looking at him in practice and in this game."
Analysis: Todman realizes with Ryan Mathews and Mike Tolbert ahead of him on the depth chart that developing as a receiver is probably his best way of making an impact as a rookie, especially since Darren Sproles is now with the Saints. I feel like I can have a third-down place. Having the ability to make people miss and being fast and catching the ball, that translates, Todman said. When Im in the open field I know I can make people miss and be a playmaker naturally; Ive just got to get into that spot." Todman was a very good workhorse back at the University of Connecticut, but he will have to bide his time with the Chargers. Todman can go undrafted in most seasonal Fantasy formats. He is merely a mid-to-late-round pick in dynasty/keeper and rookie-only leagues.
News: San Diego rookie RB Jordan Todman is receiving a lot of reps, including some with the first-team, during the early part of training camp. He looked good, Chargers coach Norv Turner said. He is a very natural runner. A lot of the things we do are similar to what he did (in college). It is going to be an easy transition for him.
Analysis: Todman was selected in the sixth round (183rd overall) of last April's NFL Draft, and could find some playing time after RB Darren Sproles departed for New Orleans. Todman registered back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons in college with Connecticut and makes for an intriguing player to keep an eye on during the preseason. For now, he should be considered as a late-round flier in deeper seasonal Fantasy drafts.
News: The Chargers signed RB Jordan Todman to a four-year deal on Thursday, according to the team. Todman posted back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons and was named Big East Offensive Player of the Year in 2010.
Analysis: Todman could take over Darren Sproles role with the team after he signed with New Orleans. He had 334 carries for 1,695 yards and 14 touchdowns during his junior season, but will have to work his way up the depth chart in San Diego. Fantasy owners should view him as a late-round flier in the deepest of seasonal formats, but Todman is more of a keeper-league option.
News: The San Diego Chargers selected Connecticut running back Jordan Todman in the sixth round of the NFL draft. He had 334 carries for 1,695 yards and 14 touchdowns during his junior season during which he earned the Big East offensive player of the year award and second-team All-American honors.
Analysis: Todman is known as a slasher who can also return kickoffs, and can fill a role similar to that of Darren Sproles, who starred for the Chargers but is now an unrestricted free agent. We'd give him a look late in the deepest of seasonal Fantasy leagues but would prefer him with a late choice in dynasty/keeper leagues and a mid-round pick in rookie-only drafts.