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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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Donald Brown is a lead candidate for the Chargers kick return duties, despite lacking NFL and college experience at the job.

Summary

Donald Brown was the Chargers' prize free-agent acquisition this offseason. He played well for the Colts in 2013, significantly outperforming Trent Richardson, and the Chargers will work him into the offense this year, though his precise role remains unclear. Ryan Mathews is the starter. Danny Woodhead earned the coaches' trust last season and should continue to get playing time, especially in passing situations. Donald Brown is versatile enough to eat into either Mathews' or Woodhead's playing time, and will presumably play a larger role than Ronnie Brown did last season. Because the Chargers' backfield is crowded and Brown's role is uncertain, draft him only as a late-round flyer. Because of Mathews' propensity to miss time, however, Brown is the kind of flyer who could pay off handsomely. Woodhead is better suited as a change-of-pace back than as a featured runner, so if Mathews is injured, Brown could step into the starting role -- and based on his effectiveness last season, he could succeed splendidly. (May 28)

FBG Staff Rankings

RB Redraft - 58, 44, 45, 47, 49, 49, 50, 50, 50
RB Redraft PPR - 60, 44, 47, 48, 48, 49, 50
RB Dynasty - 64, 54, 58, 60, 68

Stats and Projections

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2011 IND 16 134 645 5 19 16 86 0
2012 IND 10 108 417 1 13 9 93 0
2013 IND 16 102 537 6 35 27 214 2
2014 PROJ-Dodds 15 95 * * 9 * * *
2014 PROJ-Henry 16 90 * * 9 * * *
2014 PROJ-Wood 16 100 * * 10 * * *
2014 PROJ-Tremblay 16 93 * * 7 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 201
RB: 62
Overall-PPR: 227
RB-PPR: 68

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Latest News

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2014 Schedule

1@ Arizona Cardinals
2vs Seattle Seahawks
3@ Buffalo Bills
4vs Jacksonville Jaguars
5vs New York Jets
6@ Oakland Raiders
7vs Kansas City Chiefs
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