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RB Donald Brown - San Diego Chargers

5-11, 210Born: 4-11-1987College: ConnecticutDrafted: Round 1, pick 27

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San Diego Chargers RB Donald Brown (concussion) will not be able to play in Week 6.

He is listed as probable on this week's official injury report.

News you need to know

From Mark Wimer's Monday injury report (Mon Oct 27): Brown was unable to practice last week due to his concussion, and he was inactive on Thursday after being listed as out on Wednesday. As of Monday, Brown has still not be cleared to resume football activities.

General News (Fri Oct 31): practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this weekend.

General News (Thu Oct 30): practiced fully on Thursday.

General News (Wed Oct 29): practiced fully on Wednesday.

Week 9: at Miami Dolphins

Mark and Joe say: Neutral matchup. Branden Oliver has moved the football for San Diego over the past two weeks, with 28/103/0 rushing and 10 targets for 9/38/0 receiving, but he hasn't found pay dirt and the team is clearly ready for Ryan Mathews (now out for the past six weeks with a MCL sprain) to get back in the saddle. He is said to be close to returning and if he doesn't suffer a setback in practices this week it would be no shock to see Mathews back in action at Miami. Keep an eye on his practice participation later this week to see if the Chargers' #1 running back will play in Week 9. They need him to help halt a two-game skid. The Dolphins' rush D is ranked 16th in the NFL averaging 111.1 yards allowed per game, with just four rushing scores given out to date. Jacksonville had 30/176/0 last weekend, but Chicago was held to 14/52/1 two games back - this is a so-so defensive front between the 20's, but they tighten up in the red zone. This is a neutral matchup for the Chargers' backs, but don't expect a lot of rushing TDs in SunLife Stadium for the Chargers and then you won't be disappointed.

Recent Stats and Projections

5 vs NYJ 9 26 0 2 1 4 0 0
9 at MIA PROJ-Dodds 0 * * 0 * * *
9 at MIA PROJ-Tremblay 5 * * 2 * * *
9 at MIA PROJ-Bloom 2 * * 1 * * *

Latest News

Chargers | Donald Brown participates fully (Thu Oct 30, 04:10 PM) - San Diego Chargers RB Donald Brown (concussion) practiced fully Thursday, Oct. 30.

Our View: Brown will split time with Branden Oliver this week. We're good with starting Oliver as a RB2, but we don't want Brown anywhere near our lineup.
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Chargers | Donald Brown a full go (Wed Oct 29, 04:09 PM) - Updating a previous report, San Diego Chargers RB Donald Brown (concussion) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 29.

Our View: Brown should be back this week for the Chargers, but fantasy owners don't need to rush out and get him in the lineup. Ryan Mathews will be back in the near future, and rookie Branden Oliver has carved out a significant role no matter how many RBs are healthy for the team.
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Chargers | Donald Brown practicing (Wed Oct 29, 03:05 PM) - San Diego Chargers RB Donald Brown (concussion) is participating in practice Wednesday, Oct. 29.

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Chargers | Donald Brown might practice soon (Fri Oct 24, 09:42 PM) - San Diego Chargers RB Donald Brown (concussion) missed his third straight game in Week 8 Thursday, Oct. 23, against the Denver Broncos, but he might be able to return to practice Monday, Oct. 27.

Our View: Even if/when Brown returns, we feel that Branden Oliver has done enough to carve out a role....and likely a larger role than Brown is going to get.
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Chargers | Week 8 Inactives (Thu Oct 23, 07:01 PM) - The San Diego Chargers have declared CB Steve Williams, RB Ryan Mathews, CB Brandon Flowers, RB Donald Brown, LB Manti Te'o, LBs Jeremiah Attaochu and Cordarro Law inactive for Week 8.

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