Danny Woodhead RB SD 5 Days

Woodhead had six carries for 24 yards and one reception for reception for five yards in Friday's preseason game against the Seahawks.

With Ryan Mathews sitting out, Woodhead got a few extra carries, working in tandem with Donald Brown. Now that he has both Mathews and Brown to contend with, Woodhead may have a hard time matching his 106 carries from last season, though he still figures to dominate the third-down workload.

Danny Woodhead RB SD 29 Days

Chargers signed RB Danny Woodhead to a two-year contract extension through 2016.

Financial terms are not yet available, though Woodhead is currently scheduled to make $1.75 million this season. Heading into his age-29 campaign, Woodhead set new career highs with 76 catches and 106 carries in 2013. He'll remain the Bolts' primary passing-down back this season, but should cede touches to Donald Brown. Woodhead is an RB2/3 in PPR leagues.

Danny Woodhead RB SD 7 Months

Danny Woodhead rushed for 29 yards on nine carries and caught three passes for ten yards in San Diego's Divisional Round playoff loss.

With Ryan Mathews (ankle) severely limited, Woodhead took over as San Diego's primary back. Despite a bigger workload than usual, Woodhead failed to generate big plays and the Chargers' offense was almost entirely ineffective, but mostly so on the ground. Under contract for $1.75 million in 2014, Woodhead will return to San Diego in a Sprolesian "passing back" role. He should remain a flex option in standard leagues, with low-end RB2 upside in PPR. Woodhead set career highs in catches (76) and TDs (8) in his first year under offensive mastermind Mike McCoy.

Danny Woodhead RB SD 8 Months

Danny Woodhead rushed 15 times for 54 yards and a touchdown and caught two passes for 14 yards in the Chargers' Wild Card win.

Committed to a run-heavy game plan, the Chargers mixed and matched tailbacks Ryan Mathews, Woodhead, and Ronnie Brown early in Sunday's game. Woodhead got a goal-line carry toward the end of the first frame, executing from five yards out to give San Diego an early 7-0 lead. When Mathews re-tweaked a preexisting ankle injury in the third quarter, Woodhead took over as San Diego's primary back and performed more than capably, dodging defenders and squirting through small spaces. Expect fewer touches from Woodhead if Mathews is available for next week's Divisional Round matchup with the Broncos.

Danny Woodhead RB SD 8 Months

Danny Woodhead rushed nine times for 29 yards in San Diego's Week 15 win over the Broncos, adding one catch for 13 yards.

Woodhead took a backseat to Ryan Mathews, getting out-touched 30-10. Woodhead made his biggest impact in pass protection, where he threw some big and well-timed blocks. Woodhead remains the Chargers' preferred passing-down back, but no longer has exclusive rights to third downs over Mathews. Woodhead's standard-league FLEX appeal is on the wane with Mathews playing the best football of his career, though he remains an every-week option in PPR formats.

Danny Woodhead RB SD 8 Months4 Comments

Danny Woodhead rushed seven times for 42 yards and caught 4-of-5 targets for 52 yards and a touchdown in the Chargers' Week 14 win over the Giants.

So much for his declining role. Woodhead had been playing fewer snaps and seeing fewer touches recently due to Ryan Mathews' outstanding play, but on Sunday they both got theirs in a dominant win. Mathews racked up a season-high 32 touches, while Woodhead made his 11 count. Woodhead will be a terrific flex/RB2 when the Chargers play the Broncos next in a game sure to have a high over-under.

Danny Woodhead RB SD 9 Months3 Comments

Danny Woodhead played on 28-of-67 snaps in last week's loss to the Bengals.

Danny Woodhead RB SD 9 Months11 Comments

Danny Woodhead rushed five times for 21 yards and added two catches for 16 yards in Sunday's Week 11 loss at Miami.

Danny Woodhead RB SD 9 Months8 Comments

Danny Woodhead rushed six times for 27 yards in San Diego's Week 10 loss to the Broncos, adding four catches for 17 yards and a touchdown.

Woodhead's seven-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter was of the "hard-earned" variety, as he took a number of big hits as he fought his way to the goal line. Woodhead is averaging just 3.73 yards on his 59 carries this season, but is now up to 53/408/4 as a receiver. He remains a strong FLEX option with more upside in PPR leagues than standard formats.

Danny Woodhead RB SD 10 Months3 Comments

Danny Woodhead rushed seven times for 21 yards and caught nine passes for 77 yards in Sunday's Week 9 overtime loss to the Redskins.

Woodhead remains a focal point of the Chargers offense week in and week out. If the defense is in man coverage, they split Woodhead out and let him burn a linebacker. Against zone, he finds holes over the middle and makes things happen. He even got a goal-line chance in this game, but didn't convert. Still Woodhead is on pace for 1,168 total yards, 98 receptions and eight touchdowns. With the Chargers figuring to trail against the Broncos in Week 10, he's a strong flex candidate -- with monstrous PPR upside.