Chargers missed Danny Woodhead in red zone

ESPN - [Full Article]

We found out how much Philip Rivers missed Danny Woodhead in the red zone last season. Seven of Woodhead’s 16 touches for the game came inside the 20-yard line, including two rushing touchdowns.

The Chargers finished 4-of-7 (57 percent) for the game inside the red zone. The Chargers were solid in the red zone as well last year, finishing tied for 13th at (54.2 percent). Antonio Gates and Eddie Royal were frequent targets of Rivers last season.

But with both of those players gone and Woodhead back, Rivers has a trusted blocker in pass protection who can make someone miss in space out of the backfield in compact spaces.

Fantasy Impact: 

We thought Woodhead would be a solid PPR option coming into this season, especially with rookie Melvin Gordon struggling a bit in camp and preseason, but it looks like the Chargers may have bigger plans for Woodhead.

Filed Under: 2015, W2

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