San Diego Chargers RBs had quite the average disparity in fantasy drafts. Ryan Mathews was most frequently drafted between rounds 5-6, whereas newcomer Danny Woodhead went in the late rounds, or undrafted altogether. After the first four weeks, the production doesn’t justify the draft positions. Woodhead has hauled in 22 receptions for 162 yards and 2 TDs, while adding 90 yards on the ground. Mathews has run for 226 yards and has totaled 66 receiving yards and a TD on 7 receptions. In Mike McCoy’s offense, it’s no secret that Woodhead has a legitimate role.
With Philip Rivers revamping his career through McCoy’s uptempo offense, Woodhead has been a direct beneficiary. Coming over from New England, Woodhead is no stranger to tempo. His aptitude to pick up the fast-paced offense makes it an easy decision to keep him on the field during hurry-up situations. As San Diego’s primary pass-catching back, Woodhead’s snaps aren’t likely to come down in McCoy’s pass-heavy scheme.