Chargers plan to utilize a 'committee crew' at running back - [Full Article]

Quarterback Philip Rivers stressed this week that the backfield distribution is "not going to be all [Melvin Gordon]."

"As Coach has always said -- I'm not saying anything out of the blue -- it's a running back by committee crew," Rivers explained, via The San Diego Union-Tribune. "It's going to be a team effort in that bunch. We're going to need all of them to carry the load in the run game and to catch the ball out of the backfield."

The Bolts might have been planning all along to use Danny Woodhead as their primary passing-down back, but NFL teams don't spend first-round draft picks on running backs with the idea of installing a committee attack.

Gordon has disappointed this summer, acknowledging after his preseason debut that he must be a more decisive runner.

Fantasy Impact: 

The Chargers traded up to get Gordon, so we’d expect they’ll use him often in 2015, though his preseason hasn't gone well. He doesn’t have a lot of experience as a receiver, so we'd expect that Woodhead still gets a lot of work on third down and in the two minute offense.

Filed Under: 2015, Preseason

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