Donald Brown, Danny Woodhead both look sharp Friday
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (8/16/14) With Ryan Mathews sidelined, Chargers running backs Donald Brown and Danny Woodhead each saw a healthy share of work Friday night against Seattle in exhibition play.
Brown got the start and ripped runs for 4 and 5 yards before Woodhead got his first touch of the night on the opening drive. Brown finished with four carries for 16 yards and two catches for 13 yards and three targets. Woodhead rushed for a 24 yards on six carries. He also caught one pass from Kellen Clemens for a gain of 5 yards. Both players were lifted after one half of work.
Danny Woodhead gets off to a good start
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer (8/8/14) Chargers running back Danny Woodhead split first-team snaps with Ryan Mathews in the team's preseason debut vs. the Cowboys on Thursday. He totaled 10 yards on two carries and also picked up 25 yards on a flare pass when the Dallas defense blitzed and effectively left Woodhead unaccounted for. It's also worth noting Woodhead got a carry on a third down near the goal line, proving that the Bolts aren't afraid to use him inside the 10-yard line.
Woodhead and the Chargers will take on the Seahawks in Seattle on Aug. 15.
The paper still calls Mathews "the workhorse." Woodhead is "the versatile guy who can run and catch," and Brown is "sort of a hybrid of the two." The team also drafted running back Marion Grice.
"There is no such thing as a featured back any more," running backs coach Ollie Wilson said.
Danny Woodhead lands two-year extension with the Chargers
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer (7/23/14) Running back Danny Woodhead has agreed to a two-year extension with the Chargers, the team announced Tuesday. Initially scheduled to be a free agent after this season, he'll be under contract with the team through 2016.
"Danny is an integral part of our offense," said general manager Tom Telesco. "His work ethic and on-field production were key elements last year. We look forward to having him be a part of the Chargers organization into the future."
Woodhead had 106 carries for 429 yards and two rushing scores to go along with 76 catches for 605 yards and six receiving touchdowns in 2013, mostly all career-high numbers.
McCoy hints at hot-hand approach for running backs
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer (3/25/14) Chargers coach Mike McCoy indicated Tuesday during the NFL owners meetings that he plans to use a hot-hand approach with his running backs in 2014 following the addition of Donald Brown joining Ryan Mathews and Danny Woodhead.
McCoy said his background after working for John Fox in Carolina is using multiple running backs.
"You get in there, you get on a little bit of a roll and you’re going to stay in there," McCoy said. "Donald is a perfect fit for our system, and that’s why we went after him and got him. He understands what we want to do offensively, not only in the passing game but in the running game and pass protection. ... We'll let Donald come in there and show us what he can do, and we'll try to take advantage of what he does best and go with the flow of the game."
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Danny Woodhead played well in his first year in San Diego and we'd like to see him do it again this season. He was the perfect complement to Ryan Mathews, but now the Chargers added Donald Brown as a free agent, which should affect Woodhead. He had 106 carries for 429 yards and two touchdowns in 2013 with a career-high 76 catches for 605 yards and six touchdowns. His value is obviously higher in PPR leagues than standard formats, and we'd draft him with a mid-round pick in those leagues. In standard formats, Woodhead is only worth a late-round pick, and keep an eye on Brown's role in training camp. But if Woodhead remains the passing-down back then he will still post quality stats, especially for PPR owners.