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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.
San Diego Chargers RB Donald Brown (concussion) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 22, and has been ruled out for the team's Week 8 game.

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

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.

General News (Wed Oct 22): is out for this weekend's game.

General News (Tue Oct 21): did not practice on Tuesday.

Week 8: at Denver Broncos

Mark and Joe say: Tough matchup. This is a crucial AFC West showdown between two of the hottest offenses in the NFL - it should be an exciting, fast-paced game under the Thursday Night lights in Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium tomorrow. Ryan Mathews isn't expected back for a couple more weeks, so for now the Branden Oliver show will continue in this phase of the game (Donald Brown is still dealing with concussion after-effects and was inactive last week, by the way). Oliver has posted 15/67/0 rushing with 2/11/0 receiving vs. Kansas City and 26/101/1 rushing with 4/23/0 receiving at Oakland over the past two games. He is a competent NFL running back despite his youth and inexperience. The Broncos' rush D is ranked third in the NFL averaging 74.3 yards allowed per game, with five rushing scores handed out to date. Teams tend to get behind Denver so soon in games that they tend to abandon the running game - look at last week's blowout of San Francisco, when the 49ers attempted 46 passes vs. 18 rushes for 62 yards and zero rushing scores. It is an example of what often happens when teams play Denver. Advantage, Broncos.

Recent Stats and Projections

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 0 * * 0 * * *

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.


Latest News

Chargers | Donald Brown ruled out (Wed Oct 22, 03:41 PM) - San Diego Chargers RB Donald Brown (concussion) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 22, and has been ruled out for the team's Week 8 game.

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Chargers | Donald Brown not practicing (Tue Oct 21, 03:33 PM) - San Diego Chargers RB Donald Brown (concussion) did not practice Tuesday, Oct. 21, and is not expected to play Thursday, Oct. 23, against the Denver Broncos.

Our View: This is not a good sign for Brown. The Chargers have a short week as they play the Broncos on Thursday night. It looks like we'll see Branden Oliver and Ronnie Brown in the backfield for the Chargers in Week 8.
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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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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