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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 18:14:14 -0700
San Diego Chargers RB Donald Brown and RB Branden Oliver combined for 42 yards on 29 carries in Week 4, and although head coach Mike McCoy bashed the running game during a press conference Monday, Sept. 29, he also said that the team is committed to improving it. "We're going to be forced to run it more down the road, and we're going to run the football," McCoy said. "So we'll be successful, we just have to do a better job doing it. You've got to have balance without a doubt."
Fantasy Tip: While the Chargers aren't going to abandon the run game, but until things begin to turn around, Brown and Oliver probably aren't worth gambling on at FantasyScore, especially in Week 5 against the Jets and their top-ranked run defense.
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 02:47:56 -0700
With injuries to both RB Ryan Mathews (knee) and Danny Woodhead (ankle/leg), RB Branden Oliver could see more playing time going forward with the San Diego Chargers.
Fantasy Tip: Oliver would be a clear No. 2 to Donald Brown assuming Mathews is out for a while. Woodhead may be done for the season, so owners wanting a backup for Brown should consider Oliver as a handcuff.
Sat, 20 Sep 2014 17:51:07 -0700
San Diego Chargers RB Donald Brown will not return in kicks in Week 3 because the team wants to keep him fresh for his expanded role in the backfield. RB Branden Oliver will return kicks in Brown's place.
Fantasy Tip: Brown was signed in the offseason in case Ryan Matthews suffered an injury, and relieving him of return duties reaffirms the fact that Brown will have a big role in the offense while Matthews is out. His $4,600 salary (9.2% of cap) at FantasyScore makes him very affordable, but with the Chargers facing a Bills defense that has been beaten up by the pass and stout against the run, Brown could struggle to make a significant impact in Week 3.
Sun, 14 Sep 2014 11:57:55 -0700
The San Diego Chargers have declared DB Jahleel Addae, CB Chris Davis, CB Brandon Flowers, LB Jarret Johnson, C Doug Legursky, DT Ricardo Mathews, RB Branden Oliver inactive for Week 2.
Mon, 08 Sep 2014 17:59:33 -0700
The San Diego Chargers have declared RB Branden Oliver, CB Chris Davis, WR Dontrelle Inman, SS Jahleel Addae, DL Ricardo Mathews, DT Ryan Carrethers, DL Tourek Williams inactive for Week 1.
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 22:48:27 -0700
San Diego Chargers rookie RBs Marion Grice and Branden Oliver remain on the roster as of Friday, Aug. 29, but only one is the expected to be retained before the 53-man roster cut deadline set for 1pm PT.
Fantasy Tip: Whoever wins the job will simply be the No. 4 running back behind Ryan Mathews, Danny Woodhead and Donald Brown, so their fantasy appeal will be minimal.
Thu, 07 Aug 2014 20:27:31 -0700
San Diego Chargers RB Branden Oliver had seven carries for 64 yards, including a 27-yard touchdown run, in the first half of the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 7. Michael Gehlken of The San Diego Union-Tribune believes Oliver's strong performance could put RB Marion Grice in jeopardy of missing the roster.
Mon, 02 Jun 2014 16:15:20 -0700
San Diego Chargers RB Branden Oliver showed off quick lateral moves in the backfield during practice Monday, June 2, to make defenders miss.
Tue, 27 May 2014 15:45:48 -0700
San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews was not present at organized team activities Tuesday, May 27, so RBs Danny Woodhead, Donald Brown and Branden Oliver took handoffs and caught passes instead.
Wed, 21 May 2014 16:00:19 -0700
The San Diego Chargers signed undrafted free-agent RB Branden Oliver (Buffalo) to a deal Wednesday, May 21. Also, the team waived OT Ian White and WR Tobais Palmer in order to make room on the roster for Oliver. Per NFL rules, undrafted free-agent signings are all for three years in length. Financial terms weren't given.
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