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Branden Oliver

San Diego Chargers
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Chargers | RB not in San Diego's draft plans?

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 20:50:05 -0700

San Diego Chargers RBs Branden Oliver, Donald Brown and Danny Woodhead comprise the team's current group of running backs, and head coach Mike McCoy said during the NFL Annual Meeting that he believes they can win with the three guys they have now.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Kevin Patra

Chargers | Search for RB continues

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 18:01:47 -0700

The San Diego Chargers remain in search of a fourth option at running back after RB Ryan Mathews turned down their one-year contract offer in favor of signing with the Philadelphia Eagles earlier this offseason. The agent for Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson was dismissive at the notion of any potential trade to the Chargers Wednesday, March 25. The Chargers seem likely to address the need via the NFL draft. Only RB Danny Woodhead, RB Branden Oliver and RB Donald Brown are under contract for 2015.

Fantasy Tip: As things currently stand, expect Oliver to be the workhorse on the ground, while Woodhead could be a decent option in PPR leagues. Brown possesses the least fantasy value as of now, but things could change drastically during the draft and/or training camp.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune - Michael Gehlken

Chargers | Branden Oliver a starter for now

Sat, 21 Mar 2015 12:37:16 -0700

San Diego Chargers RB Branden Oliver is penciled in as the starting running back at this point.

Fantasy Tip: Oliver could enter offseason workouts as the No. 1 running back, but there is a good chance the team adds a running back in the draft to compete for the starting job. Oliver performed well when he was the starter this past season and could be a No. 2 fantasy back next season if he is the starter.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Eric D. Williams

Chargers | Looking for another RB

Mon, 16 Mar 2015 15:11:54 -0700

San Diego Chargers RBs Branden Oliver, Donald Brown and Danny Woodhead remain on the team's roster, but the Chargers are expected to look to add another running back after losing RB Ryan Mathews to the Philadelphia Eagles. San Diego is a candidate to look to draft a running back early in this year's draft to compete for a starting role.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Marc Sessler

Chargers | Ryan Mathews fine to play?

Fri, 12 Dec 2014 14:43:21 -0800

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (ankle), who hasn't practiced all week and is listed as questionable for Week 15 against the Denver Broncos, could still be part of the game plan Sunday, Dec. 14, according to head coach Mike McCoy. "He'll be fine," McCoy said. "He's played plenty of football in his career, and he knows what to do. He's been here. He's been in the system for the two years we've been here together, so he'll be fine." RB Branden Oliver handled the bulk of the work when Mathews missed seven games this year, but since, he's had just 144 yards in six games.

Fantasy Tip: McCoy seems to be playing it coy in regards to Mathews' status against the Broncos. Because of all the uncertainy, and the fact that the Broncos are one of the best teams at stopping the run this year, it's best to avoid Mathews ($5,700) at FantasyScore.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Eric D. Williams

Chargers | Branden Oliver fading

Tue, 02 Dec 2014 11:57:56 -0800

San Diego Chargers RB Branden Oliver saw just six snaps in Week 13, the least amount of snaps he's had all season.

Fantasy Tip: With Ryan Mathews and Donald Brown healthy, Oliver is now primarily riding the pine and is worth dropping at this point in the season.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Eric D. Williams

Chargers | Bolts managing Ryan Mathews' touches

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 16:32:38 -0800

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (knee, shoulder) has 175 rushing yards in two games since returning from a knee injury, but he's carried the ball an average of 14 times in those two games, with just four carries in the fourth quarter and two in the red zone. Head coach Mike McCoy said that team is monitoring Mathews' touches as he makes his way back from injury. RBs Branden Oliver and Donald Brown are still being sprinkled in. Mathews suffered a shoulder injury in the second half but returned to the game, and the injury isn't considered serious.

Fantasy Tip: Mathews looked healthy and spry against the St. Louis Rams in Week 12. However, be careful not to overvalue him heading into Week 13 in a very tough matchup against a strong Baltimore Ravens run unit on the road at FantasyScore.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Eric D. Williams

Chargers | San Diego struggling with run game

Tue, 04 Nov 2014 15:11:01 -0800

San Diego Chargers RB Branden Oliver recently acknowledged the team's lack of success on the ground this year. Oliver said the team needs to stick together and keep playing with each other. The Chargers are currently one of four teams averaging fewer than 90 rushing yards per game.

Fantasy Tip: Ryan Mathews and Donald Brown have been dealing with injuries while Oliver has been the main running back in their absences. The team is on a bye this week, with the prospect of Mathews possibly returning and taking over the starting role afterwards.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune - Michael Gehlken

Chargers | Ryan Mathews likely to regain role

Mon, 03 Nov 2014 07:34:36 -0800

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (knee) is all but assured to regain his role as the featured back when he returns. RB Branden Oliver has rushed 32 times for 49 yards in the last two games.

Fantasy Tip: Mathews will be a flex option upon return, but he doesn't play on third downs often. Oliver will likely shift into the third down role, which really hurts his value. Donald Brown is likely to continue to see sparse work.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune - Matt Calkins

Chargers | Ronnie Brown could play in Week 6

Thu, 09 Oct 2014 09:34:55 -0700

San Diego Chargers RB Ronnie Brown (concussion) could have a role in the passing game if he is cleared to play in Week 6. RB Branden Oliver likely will receive most of the carries during the game.

Fantasy Tip: Brown would be limited if he is active for the game, so owners may want to avoid using him until he is completely healthy. Oliver probably will receive most of the work during the game and could be a solid starting option on FantasyScore at $5,900.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune - Michael Gehlken

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