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Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 5:14pm
Looking for a replacement for injured running back Danny Woodhead, the San Diego Chargers have found their man.
The Chargers announced on Tuesday they have signed former Tennessee Titans and Kansas City Chiefs running back Dexter McCluster.
Related players: Melvin Gordon
McCluster makes sense for the Chargers because of his familiarity with the team's offensive scheme from his time with the Titans when San Diego offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt served as that team's head coach. And like Woodhead, McCluster is a change-of-pace back who can be used in passing situations and in the return game.
Posted by Scott Pagel
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 2:04pm
Week 2 vs. Jacksonville
Even with a pretty nice game from Melvin Gordon, Danny Woodhead didn't disappoint owners who played him in Week 1. He ran 16 times for 89 yards and added five catches for 31 yards and a TD. Before last week's game, Woodhead had struggled against the Chiefs. Also worth noting is Gordon got just six touches in the second half despite scoring two TDs earlier in the game.
Woodhead is 15th on our PPR RB list with a favorable matchp against the Jags, who are just 24th in allowing fantasy points to RBs. He should obviously be in lineups. With no Keenan Allen at WR, Woodhead looks like he could be a more consistent fantasy point getting going forward. Woodhead doesn't have a red matchup (unfavorable) until Week 13 against Tampa Bay so that's another thing owners should keep in mind. He did struggle last year in a matchup against Jacksonville, collecting just four rushes for eight yards and six catches for 39 yards.
2016 Strength of Schedule - SD
Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.
2016 Game Stats
|Per game||9.50||58.00||0||0||6.11||3.00||17.50||0.50||4.00||5.83||27.50/70.50||37.92% |