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RB Ronnie Brown - San Diego Chargers

6-1, 223Born: 12-12-1981College: AuburnDrafted: Round 1, pick 2

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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

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6 at OAK 2 2 0 1 1 24 0 0
7 vs KC 1 2 0 1 1 4 0 0
8 at DEN 1 8 0 1 1 2 0 0
9 at MIA PROJ-Dodds 1 * * 1 * * *
9 at MIA PROJ-Tremblay 1 * * 1 * * *
9 at MIA PROJ-Bloom 2 * * 1 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 6 vs OAK (2 / 2 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 24 / 0 rec)

Recently signed due to multiple injury issues in the San Diego backfield, Brown got very limited work in relief of starter Branden Oliver. Brown handled a third down and 1 carry in the first half, which he barely converted for a first down. And he had a big catch down the sideline for 24 yards after slipping out of the backfield, which converted a third down and 9 in the second half.

2014 Week 7 vs KC (1 / 2 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)

Brown played on most third down situations in the game, only coming out late in the game when the Chargers wanted to make sure Branden Oliver was on the field. But Brown had just two offensive touches, both for minimal gains.

2014 Week 8 vs DEN (1 / 8 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 2 / 0 rec)

Brown has been coming in on third down situations in recent weeks, but in this game Branden Oliver remained on the field for most of those situations. Brown actually came in this game for the first goal line situation the Chargers had, but he didn't get a look. He took a handoff on a late draw to end the first half. It was the Chargers biggest run of the game to that point, coming with Denver playing a soft defense. In the second half, Brown caught a short pass and came close to a first down after spinning out of a tackle in the flat. But he was just short, and that was the end of his major involvement.

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Schedule

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