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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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Preseason player page

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

Donald Brown was handling returns for the Chargers, but may give way to Branden Oliver so long as Brown is needed to run with the first string offense.

News you need to know

From Mark Wimer's Monday injury report (Mon Oct 20): Brown was unable to practice last week due to his concussion, and he was inactive on Sunday after being listed as out on Friday.

Week 8: at Denver Broncos

Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.

Recent Stats and Projections

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4 vs JAX 10 19 0 6 4 35 0 0
5 vs NYJ 9 26 0 2 1 4 0 0
8 at DEN PROJ-Tremblay 1 * * 1 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 5 vs NYJ (9 / 26 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)

Prior to the game, San Diego HC Mike McCoy kept telling anyone who would listen that the Chargers were going to run the ball against the Jets top-ranked rush defense this week. Whether he meant they would attempt to, or whether he meant they'd succeed, he clearly put that plan into motion. Brown started at halfback and was busy early on, with nine rushes and two passing targets (one of which resulted in a catch). But Brown looked to be plodding, often bottled up at or behind the line of scrimmage. He had one nice run which featured two powerful stiff-arms that picked up a season-long thirteen yards. But his eight other carries combined for just thirteen more. Late in the first half, he took a handoff and was clotheslined by a Jets defender. Brown's helmet popped off, and he appeared to have injured himself on the play. Later in the game, it was reported that he had suffered a concussion. Perhaps even more dire for Brown's fantasy prospects, backup halfback Branden Oliver came on in relief and torched the Jets for 182 yards from scrimmage and two scores. Brown's days as a feature back this season are likely gone after Oliver's performance.

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Latest News

Chargers | Donald Brown does not practice (Mon Oct 20, 05:02 PM) - San Diego Chargers RB Donald Brown (concussion) did not participate in practice Monday, Oct. 20. The Chargers did not hold a practice Monday, and this is an estimation.

Our View: We're pretty sure that Brown won't play on a short week. The Chargers play the Broncos on Thursday night, and Branden Oliver should be the starter.
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Chargers | Week 7 Inactives (Sun Oct 19, 02:46 PM) - The San Diego Chargers have declared LB Jeremiah Attaochu, RB Donald Brown, WR Dontrelle Inman, DT Ricardo Mathews, RB Ryan Mathews, LB Manti Te'o, CB Jason Verrett inactive for Week 7.

Our View: Verrett made the game-saving interception last week against the Raiders, but the talented rookie corner is out for the divisional showdown with the Chiefs.

Chargers | Donald Brown ruled out (Fri Oct 17, 04:02 PM) - San Diego Chargers RB Donald Brown (concussion) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 17, and has been ruled out for Week 7.

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Chargers | Donald Brown misses another practice (Thu Oct 16, 04:20 PM) - San Diego Chargers RB Donald Brown (concussion) missed practice again Thursday, Oct. 16.

Our View: Brandon Oliver is the guy to run with here, even if Brown is healthy. Against KC this week, Oliver is an RB1/RB2 type of guy and he'll get a lot of opportunity and touches.
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Chargers | Donald Brown doesn't practice (Wed Oct 15, 04:11 PM) - San Diego Chargers RB Donald Brown (concussion) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 15.

Our View: The Chargers are following the NFL's protocol for dealing with concussions. Brown may not be able to play in Week 7 against the Chiefs.
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Schedule

8@ Denver Broncos
9@ Miami Dolphins
10--- BYE WEEK ---
11vs Oakland Raiders
12vs St. Louis Rams
13@ Baltimore Ravens
14vs New England Patriots
15vs Denver Broncos
16@ San Francisco 49ers
17@ Kansas City Chiefs