Last year with Denver, his running backs were targeted 14.4 percent of the time, and the year before that, 18.4 percent. Meanwhile, the Chargers offensive line isnt exactly the best, and Rivers has been known to check it down to his backs over the years. San Diego running backs were targeted a whopping 30 percent of the time a season ago. This season, Woodhead has already been targeted on 36 of Rivers 192 passes, which is more than any other player on the San Diego offense not namedAntonio Gates. I know, I know. Hes probably owned in pretty much all leagues.

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ROUNDUP: Friday’s moves Woodhead follows slot receiver Wes Welker to the AFC West after Welker formally signed with the Denver Broncos on Thursday. Woodhead, 28, had 301 rushing yards and 446 receiving yards for the Patriots in 2012 as well as seven total touchdowns. He is an interesting addition to the Chargers’ offense as a complementary back to starter Ryan Mathews and as a reliable receiver for Philip Rivers. New Chargers head coach Mike McCoy likes to run an uptempo, no-huddle offense that’s what he did in Denver with Peyton Manning in 2012 and Woodhead has plenty of experience doing just that with Tom Brady in New England. *** Follow Lindsay H. Jones on Twitter @bylindsayhjones PHOTOS: TOP 50 FREE AGENTS 50. Shonn Greene, RB. SIGNED: Tennessee Titans, three years, $10M. (Old team: New York Jets) Joe Nicholson, USA TODAY Sports 49.

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(AP Photo/Tony Avelar) View/Post Comments Good running backs are hard to find. Beyond Adrian Peterson and a handful of others, running backs have been injured and underachieved to create dilemmas in fantasy football leagues. Carries are being split, of course, as teams double down on specializing and minimizing wear-and-tear on their runners. Conventional bruisers are becoming a thing of the past, just like three-down backs and the days of getting 300-plus totes in a season. So with all the splits in responsibility come murky prospects in fantasy football leagues.

Danny Woodhead is the second coming

Danny Woodhead hauls in a touchdown catch in the first quarter during the Chargers football game against the Dallas Cowboys Sunday at Qualcomm Stadium.

Plates are served with corn, baked potatoes wrapped in tinfoil and slabs of darkened, juicy steak. Before a bite is taken, grace is said as each family member holds hands on both sides of the table. Those who are late are questioned as to why. “It’s not like there’s a shrine for Danny here,” says Annette Woodhead , whose middle son, Danny, is a tailback for the New England Patriots . “He’s one of five to us.” She looks around the living room.

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The comparisons I understand, Woodhead said. For people to mention it, its flattering. Im trying to do what I can with my skill set and do it to the best of my ability. Woodhead is not the athlete and is not as fast as Sproles. But he is as physical and Womens Danny Woodhead Jersey Authentic elusive and every bit the football player, and he has proven to be just about as dangerous. The No.1 thing both of them have is theyre really smart, said Chargers running backs coach Ollie Wilson, who coached Sproles in his final three seasons as a Charger. Authentic Danny Woodhead Nike Elite Jersey When youre doing something outside one time, inside one time, backfield one time, thats the first thing youve got to be because you have to be able to handle all that stuff. Woodhead has so far actually been a version of Sproles that we only imagined.