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Danny Woodhead 2013 Season Outlook

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No thread for this guy yet, but he could be intriguing for this season. He will start the season as the #2 behind Mathews, who will inevitably get hurt, just a question of how soon and how much time he will miss. Ronnie Brown is there too, but will only be a third down option. I believe if Woodhead does well, he could pretty much squeeze Brown out of the picture. And if/when the glass man Mathews goes down, he could end up being a very nice sleeper pick.... definitely worth a shot on the bench.

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A product of the New England offense...nothing more. He's no better than a 10th round pick and I'd rather have a top 5 defense in that spot or a top-flight QB2. The running lanes won't be near as big, and even if Mathews goes down, Woodhead is not a 15-20 carry/game guy. I'll pass.

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A product of the New England offense...nothing more. He's no better than a 10th round pick and I'd rather have a top 5 defense in that spot or a top-flight QB2. The running lanes won't be near as big, and even if Mathews goes down, Woodhead is not a 15-20 carry/game guy. I'll pass.

I hear you, but can't help but thinking that with the RB options on that squad, he could end up being quite busy. And I think you're under-estimating the talent, he's not bad.

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I think when Matthews goes down it will turn into a full blown RBBC. Could easily see Le'Ron Mcclain stealing all the short yardage and goalline too like he did in Baltimore.

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PPR Sleeper?

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The San Diego Union-Tribune's Kevin Acee anticipates RB Danny Woodhead playing the majority of third down snaps for the team.

When the Chargers selected Ryan Mathews in the first round, they thought he was a three-down feature back. Unfortunately for them, Mathews never developed his pass-blocking, and remains an unreliable two-down rusher. Woodhead is a much more accomplished blocker, and is expected to handle most third downs and two-minute drill situations. He's in line for a big role this season.

Source: Kevin Acee on Twitter

Jun 12 - 8:25 PM

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PPR Sleeper?

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The San Diego Union-Tribune's Kevin Acee anticipates RB Danny Woodhead playing the majority of third down snaps for the team.

When the Chargers selected Ryan Mathews in the first round, they thought he was a three-down feature back. Unfortunately for them, Mathews never developed his pass-blocking, and remains an unreliable two-down rusher. Woodhead is a much more accomplished blocker, and is expected to handle most third downs and two-minute drill situations. He's in line for a big role this season.

Source: Kevin Acee on Twitter

Jun 12 - 8:25 PM

In full PPR leagues I would take a late flier on him, he could be a useful weekly flex in deeper leagues.

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I plan to target him in full ppr leagues as well. I definitely don't think it's out of hte question for him to rack up ~5 targets a game.

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Rivers throws to his RBs a lot.

Ronnie Brown caught 49 passes last year.

Woodhead is going to be cheap and could potentially be a pretty decent flex in a deeper 1ppr league. Possibly more if/when Matthews get's a hang-nail.

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Danny Woodhead runs a 4.3 40 time. Eff the haters, see you on my team Danny.

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Word is that Chargers will be giving Willis McGahee a call to see if he wants to come back to play with Mike McCoy, not exactly taking Woodhead's pass catcher role, but definitely hurts the potential Woodhead had to get significant rushing looks when Matthews gets hurt.

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Word is that Chargers will be giving Willis McGahee a call to see if he wants to come back to play with Mike McCoy, not exactly taking Woodhead's pass catcher role, but definitely hurts the potential Woodhead had to get significant rushing looks when Matthews gets hurt.

McGahee to the Chargers makes too much sense not to happen. He would be Mathews direct handcuff.

I don't think Woodhead would have gotten significant rushing looks anyway if Mathews were to go down, he's not built for that. He's perfect in a 3rd down, passing down, 2 minute drill role tho.

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Word is that Chargers will be giving Willis McGahee a call to see if he wants to come back to play with Mike McCoy, not exactly taking Woodhead's pass catcher role, but definitely hurts the potential Woodhead had to get significant rushing looks when Matthews gets hurt.

McGahee to the Chargers makes too much sense not to happen. He would be Mathews direct handcuff.

I don't think Woodhead would have gotten significant rushing looks anyway if Mathews were to go down, he's not built for that. He's perfect in a 3rd down, passing down, 2 minute drill role tho.

Yep, woulda been RBBC like I said before. I think this hurts Ronnie Brown more than anyone else, he probably gets released if Mcgahee signs. No one except the Patriots is keeping 4 tailbacks that don't play special teams.

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Danny Woodhead runs a 4.3 40 time. Eff the haters, see you on my team Danny.

No, he does not.

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If Woodhead can actually help your team, your team isn't good enough for it to matter.

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Danny Woodhead runs a 4.3 40 time. Eff the haters, see you on my team Danny.

No, he does not.

I've read about 3 threads so far today and you've been trolling in all of them.

From wikipedia:

Pre-draft

Woodhead did not receive an invite to the NFL Scouting Combine so he had to use his pro day to show his abilities. According to a report on NFLDraftWatch.net, he ran the 40-yard dash in times of 4.33 to 4.38 seconds which would have been the second-fastest among all running backs at the NFL Combine in March 2008. He posted the best pro-agility time of 4.03 seconds, the second-best vertical jump (38½ inches) and the best 60-yard shuttle time (11.2 seconds). He also bench pressed 225 pounds 20 times.[5]

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Danny Woodhead runs a 4.3 40 time. Eff the haters, see you on my team Danny.

No, he does not.

I've read about 3 threads so far today and you've been trolling in all of them.

From wikipedia:

Pre-draft

Woodhead did not receive an invite to the NFL Scouting Combine so he had to use his pro day to show his abilities. According to a report on NFLDraftWatch.net, he ran the 40-yard dash in times of 4.33 to 4.38 seconds which would have been the second-fastest among all running backs at the NFL Combine in March 2008. He posted the best pro-agility time of 4.03 seconds, the second-best vertical jump (38½ inches) and the best 60-yard shuttle time (11.2 seconds). He also bench pressed 225 pounds 20 times.[5]

I don't care what it says. The list of players who run a4.3 40 is very short and Woodhead ain't on it.

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Pro day numbers are always better than combine ones, I wouldn't put too much stock into it.

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Pro day numbers are always better than combine ones, I wouldn't put too much stock into it.

Exactly. Anyone who has ever watched him play can see he doesn't have that kind of speed.

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Pro day numbers are always better than combine ones, I wouldn't put too much stock into it.

Exactly. Anyone who has ever watched him play can see he doesn't have that kind of speed.

Ok, I will use statistics and you can use your false observations to judge a guy with a career 4.8 yards per carry and 10+ yards per reception. Good riddance.

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Pro day numbers are always better than combine ones, I wouldn't put too much stock into it.

Exactly. Anyone who has ever watched him play can see he doesn't have that kind of speed.

Ok, I will use statistics and you can use your false observations to judge a guy with a career 4.8 yards per carry and 10+ yards per reception. Good riddance.

Pro day numbers are not concrete statistics (at least with the timed stuff). I wouldn't even 100% believe combine numbers that are timed. Not to mention combine numbers don't really mean anything about how they are as a football player.

Darren Sproles has a career average of 5.1 yards, doesn't mean he should be an every down RB. Ronnie Brown had a 4.8 average last year, doesn't mean much. Also averaging 70 carries a year isn't going to give the same results as being an 2/3 down back getting 200+ carries in a year. The guy is a good change of pace RB and 3rd down back, don't think he's much more than that though.

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Pro day numbers are always better than combine ones, I wouldn't put too much stock into it.

Exactly. Anyone who has ever watched him play can see he doesn't have that kind of speed.

Ok, I will use statistics and you can use your false observations to judge a guy with a career 4.8 yards per carry and 10+ yards per reception. Good riddance.

You do that. Hard to believe a guy with all those great "stats" wasn't drafted, or wasn't in higher demand on the free agent market. Maybe those NFL GMs know something you don't, and that's that Woodhead at BEST is a nice situational player.

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With the stuff coming out today with McCoy saying Chargers will rely on a lot of checkdowns and short passing I think the stock for Woodhead should be on the rise. When I first heard about his move to San Diego I figured Rivers got himself a new Sproles, a type of player that San Diego has been missing for the past two seasons. Woodhead's obviously not going to be anywhere near the top of RB producers, but as an RB3 and basically a bye week fill-in or a flex-play I think he's a promising option. I'd expect a good number of double digit games in PPR formats in 2013.

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I think he'll actually be a sneaky RB3 as well who will be available the majority of the season for bye-week pickups. Mainly, I think he just crushes the little upside Ryan Mathews still had

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I think he'll actually be a sneaky RB3 as well who will be available the majority of the season for bye-week pickups. Mainly, I think he just crushes the little upside Ryan Mathews still had

Yep...and the more info that comes out of camp, the more it looks like an RBBC, with Woodhead's stock on the rise and Mathews' on the decline. No surprise.

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According to the blurb he was "already showing signs in camp of being a go-to guy for (Philip) Rivers." Combined with Rivers latest blurb saying "The Chargers are installing a higher-percentage, quick-hitting passing offense ala Peyton Manning and Kurt Warner's. It's totally different from Norval Turner's vertical attack. The idea is to get the football out of Rivers' hands quickly. San Diego's best underneath receivers are Antonio Gates and Vincent Brown." Woodhead should see plenty of those passes as well.

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