by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer (12/10/13) Chargers running back Danny Woodhead scored nine Fantasy points in Week 10 against the Broncos (his opponent this Thursday), but has taken his Fantasy owners on a bit of a roller coaster ride since then.
Over his last four, Woodhead has two games with 15 or more Fantasy points and two with three points (all of this coming in standard formats). He's averaged three receptions and eight rushes per game, and has scored two touchdowns.
With Ryan Mathews seeing an uptick in production lately, Woodhead has been far less predictable. The Broncos have given up five touchdowns to opposing running backs in the last three games, and have allowed two games with 60 or more receiving yards to backs in that span, as well. Woodhead can't offer the lead back carries that Mathews can, but he is a very nice complement, and can score through the passing game.
In PPR formats, Woodhead is a solid start at RB2, but he's just a little too erratic to be used with any kind of confidence in 12-team standard leagues.
Danny Woodhead finds pay dirt in win over Giants
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (12/8/13) Chargers running back Danny Woodhead turned in another solid performance as he found the end zone for the fourth time over his last five games during Sunday's win over the Giants in Week 14.
Woodhead caught a short, 6-yard touchdown pass from Philip Rivers with 24 seconds remaining in the first half. Woodhead also made an acrobatic 39-yard catch on a pass that was tipped by him and the defender. He finished the game with 94 yards of total offense, logging 42 yards on seven carries (6.0 yards per carry) and 52 yards on four receptions with a touchdown in a 37-14 victory.
Woodhead has three touchdown receptions over his last five and at least four catches in each of those games. He'll look to stay productive in Week 15 against the Broncos.
Danny Woodhead held in check in Week 13
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (12/1/13) Chargers running back Danny Woodhead was held in check during Sunday's loss to the Bengals in Week 13.
Woodhead was limited to only two receptions for the third time this season and the second time in the last three weeks. He caught two of the three passes thrown his way for 13 yards and had seven carries for 22 yards (3.1 yards per carry) in a 17-10 defeat.
Woodhead has 77 carries for 288 yards and two touchdowns and 61 catches for 482 yards and five touchdowns this season. He'll look to get things back on track at home against the Giants in Week 14.
Danny Woodhead shows versatility against Chiefs
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (11/24/13) Chargers running back Danny Woodhead showed off his versatility Week 12 against the Chiefs.
Woodhead was a threat on the ground and through the air. While he only received six rushes, Woodhead was able to make the most of Ryan Mathews' injury. After Mathews left the game in the third quarter, Woodhead managed to punch in a 3 yard score on the team's next running play. He finished with 25 yards rushing.
As usual, Woodhead made a bigger impact in the passing game. He caught all four of his targets, picking up 45 yards. Woodhead managed to score on an 11 yard reception from Philip Rivers at the end of the second quarter. He'll take on the Bengals Week 13.
Danny Woodhead contributes little in loss to Miami
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com (11/17/13) Chargers pass-catching back Danny Woodhead didn't do much pass-catching Sunday against the Dolphins. He had just two receptions for 16 yards to match his season-low in both departments. Woodhead managed those exact numbers in the opener.
Woodhead rushed for 16 yards on three carries in the first half, but ran just twice for 5 yards after intermission. He will attempt to bounce back on the ground and through the air next Sunday in Kansas City.
Danny Woodhead has left the friendly confines of New England where the Patriots made him a household name to sign with the Chargers as a free agent. He will now share playing time with Ryan Mathews, but new San Diego coach Mike McCoy has said Woodhead will be used in a similar fashion like he was with the Patriots. Woodhead is coming off a solid campaign in 2012 with 76 carries for 301 yards and four touchdowns and 40 catches for 446 yards and three touchdowns with one lost fumble. He now has at least six total touchdowns in two of the past three seasons, and this is the second time over that span that he's had at least 700 total yards. We don't envision Woodhead being a significant contributor in standard leagues unless he overtakes Mathews for the featured role, but he should be looked at in PPR formats. In leagues where you get points for receptions plan on drafting Woodhead with a late-round pick. (Updated 5/28/13)