When Chargers RB Danny Woodhead broke his ankle, quarterback Philip Rivers praised the replacements, but said no one player could match Woodhead's knack for winning on option routes, clever pass plays in which Rivers anticipates whether Woodhead will go north, east or west depending on the defense. It would take time, Rivers said, because he and Woodhead had developed a special rapport.
Assuming he's fully healed, he should resume his role as the Chargers' passing down specialist. In 21 games with the Chargers (including the playoffs), Woodhead has averaged 11.0 touches (4.1 catches) for 58 yards and 0.43 touchdowns, which equate to #13 RB numbers in PPR formats (#21 in standard). He’s not likely to post those numbers with Melvin Gordon coming aboard, but he should continue to see a significant amount of touches as the team’s primary third-down and no-huddle back, making him an excellent value late in drafts.