Danny Woodhead
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  • 200 lbs
  • 5' 9"
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Scouting report

by Brandon Niles

BAL RB Danny Woodhead - Week 17 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 17 vs. Cincinnati Bengals

Danny Woodhead hasn’t made much of an impact since returning from an early-season injury, even though he continues to get targets in the passing game. He had only 41 total yards on 6 touches, including 5 receptions, last week against the Colts, and he continues to split change-of-pace work with Javorius Allen. Despite a nice matchup this week, Woodhead’s shaky workload makes him hard to trust in most leagues, although he has a nice floor in deep PPR formats because he’s caught 15 passes over his last three games.

by Brandon Niles

BAL RB Danny Woodhead - Week 16 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 16 vs. Indianapolis Colts

Danny Woodhead only had one carry last week, but he was targeted 7 times in the passing game, catching 6 balls for 31 yards. While he’s only been on the field about a third of the time since returning from injury, it’s good to see him active in the passing game again. This week, Woodhead has an excellent matchup against the Colts, and he has some upside in PPR leagues due to the number of targets he received last week. However, since he shares time with both Alex Collins and Javorius Allen, he’s hard to trust in most leagues. Fantasy owners should look elsewhere if possible.

by Brandon Niles

BAL RB Danny Woodhead - Week 15 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 15 at Cleveland Browns

Danny Woodhead has struggled to make an impact since returning from injury, splitting change-of-pace snaps with Javorius Allen. Woodhead had only 36 yards on 6 touches last week, although he was targeted 5 times in the passing game. He’ll face the Browns this week, who have actually been average this season against opposing running backs, but having played on only 31% of the snaps over the past four games and providing minimal production, fantasy owners should look elsewhere.

by Brandon Niles

BAL RB Danny Woodhead - Week 14 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 14 at Pittsburgh Steelers

Danny Woodhead is seeing about a third of the snaps over the past two weeks, although he only touched the ball 5 times last week against the Lions, for a total of 23 yards. Woodhead has some upside in PPR leagues because of his proven ability to contribute in the passing game, but with Javorius Allen still getting snaps, and Alex Collins as the primary two-down back, Woodhead is too risky to trust in most leagues.

by Brandon Niles

BAL RB Danny Woodhead - Week 13 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 13 vs. Detroit Lions

Danny Woodhead only had 45 yards last week against the Texans, but he did have 8 touches, including 4 receptions. Woodhead is likely still getting back in the swing of things, but he was on the field for 11% more snaps in Week 12 than he was in Week 11. His role should continue to grow as the season winds down.

This week, Woodhead faces a Lions defense allowing the fifth-most fantasy points to the running back position this year, including 61 receptions. Expect Woodhead to once again be featured fairly often in the passing game, and for his value to increase in PPR formats as a result. He’s a low-end RB2 option with upside and a high floor.

by Brandon Niles

BAL RB Danny Woodhead - Week 12 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 12 vs. Houston Texans

Danny Woodhead returned from injury last week, and while he only gained 23 yards from scrimmage, he did get 6 touches, including 5 receptions. With 6 targets in the game, compared to only 1 for Javorius Allen, it seems clear Woodhead has reclaimed his role as the primary pass-catching back in Baltimore.

This week, Woodhead has upside against the Texans. While Houston has allowed the least amount of fantasy points to opposing running backs, they do allow an average of 4.1 receptions per game to the position. Expect Woodhead to be a reliable low-end RB2 option in PPR formats.

by Brandon Niles

BAL RB Danny Woodhead - Week 1 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 1 vs. Cincinnati Bengals

Coming off a knee injury, it’s risky to assume Danny Woodhead will be back to his old self immediately in Baltimore. However, he has the ability to make a difference in the passing game, and offers more out of the backfield for Joe Flacco than starter Terrance West. Woodhead caught 80 balls in 2015 for the Chargers and was brought in to help the team on third downs.

Woodhead faces a Bengals defense that was better against the pass than the run last season, but the real question for him will be his health. He’s practicing again and should be ready to go, but he’s been dealing with a hamstring issue that’s worth monitoring. He’s a fringe RB2 option in PPR formats as long as the hamstring doesn’t keep him out of action.

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