Danny Woodhead, RB San Diego Chargers

General Info

  • Height: 5' 9"
  • Weight: 200 lbs
  • DOB: 01-25-1985
SD Depth Chart

Most Recent News

Chargers to sign RB Dexter McCluster

Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 5:14pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

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

Fantasy Impact:

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.

Scouting Report

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
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
11
@KC
20
JAX
18
@IND
27
NO
23
@OAK
22
DEN
26
@ATL
22
@DEN
19
TEN
10
MIA
BYE25
@HOU
7
TB
5
@CAR
23
OAK
31
@CLE
11
KC

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2016 Game Stats
WeekOppRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRSnaps%
1KC1689005.56531176.2050/7368.49%
2JAX327009.0014014.005/687.35%
3IND------------
4NO------------
5OAK------------
6DEN------------
7ATL------------
8DEN------------
9TEN------------
10MIA------------
11BYE------------
12HOU------------
13TB------------
14CAR------------
15OAK------------
16CLE------------
17KC------------
Per game9.5058.00006.113.0017.500.504.005.8327.50/70.5037.92%
Totals19116006.11635185.8355/14137.92%

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