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RB Danny Woodhead - Baltimore Ravens

5-7, 195Born: 1-25-1985College: Chadron StateDrafted: ---

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Nov 20): Woodhead returned to the field and had very modest production, but he avoided any re-injury of his hamstring and should play a big role in the Ravens offense down the stretch.

General News (Mon Nov 20): played 13 of 59 plays (22 percent) in Week 11. As Woodhead gets back into football shape, his role with the team should grow.

Week 12: vs Houston Texans

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FBG says: Bad matchup. The Ravens rushing attack has been a semi-productive attack all season, though nailing down opportunity has been tricky. And the unit was simply smothered in Week 11's win, "boasting" just 59 yards across 24 running back carries and a long run of just 9. Javorius Allen and Danny Woodhead are set as passing down backs who offer little ground impact, while early-season darling Alex Collins has hit a wall as lead runner, averaging just 3.85 yards per rush over his last 4 games. Generally speaking, game flow will determine the rushing outlook for this backfield each week, but the overall lack of talent caps the upside in even the sexiest of matchups. Collins remains worthy of a week-by-week look - he did average 6.44 yards per carry as a part-timer early in the year - but with bye weeks over, there's little reason to look at this unit for anything but receiving production. The Houston run defense remains the only real saving-grace unit on this decimated roster. Even with J.J. Watt sidelined, the Texans are exceptionally hard to run against: they're allowing just 3.67 yards per carry (3.46 to running backs) and have surrendered a league-low 3 ground touchdowns all season. They boast a strong, space-eating nose tackle in the emerging D.J. Reader, and appear to have found a second-round gem in linebacker Zach Cunningham, who's graded fantastically across the board in place of the suspended (and overrated) Brian Cushing. Not even script-granted volume has allowed Houston's opponents to produce solidly on the ground, and that's a trend that looks likely to continue against the Ravens' banged-up line and mediocre runners.

Recent Stats and Projections

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11 at GB 13 1 2 0 6 5 21 0 0 2.3
12 vs HOU PROJ-Dodds * 3 * * 4 * * * *
12 vs HOU PROJ-Tremblay * 3 * * 2 * * * *
12 vs HOU PROJ-Bloom * 5 * * 5 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2017 Week 11 vs GB (1 / 2 / 0 rush, 6 / 5 / 21 / 0 rec)

Danny Woodhead played a role as a pass catcher but was significantly behind Alex Collins in terms of usage. Woodhead made his first three catches over the middle underneath trying to exploit the Packer's linebackers in coverage. The most notable was a 7 yard gain to convert a 3rd and 6. Woodhead was not able to create yards after the catch as he was hit almost immediately upon making each catch. Woodhead's next catch was on a screen pass and he failed to follow his blockers resulting in a 1 yard gain.

2017 Week 1 vs CIN (1 / 4 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 33 / 0 rec)

Danny Woodhead looked like he would be a staple in the Ravens offense until leaving the game with injury during the Ravens first possession. Woodhead made his first catch for a gain of 12 running a quick out route and out flanking his defender. Woodhead caught his second target lined up in the slot and matched up against a linebacker for a 13 yard gain. Woodhead picked up 8 more yards running another out route and converting a 3rd down in the red zone. Woodhead fell and clutched his hamstring running another route in the flat a few plays later. Woodhead was carted off the field and did not return.

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Latest News

Ravens | Danny Woodhead ready for regular workload (Fri Nov 24, 01:52 PM) - Baltimore Ravens RB Danny Woodhead will not be on a snap count in Week 12 against the Houston Texans, according to offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg. Woodhead was limited to 13 snaps in Week 11 in his return from the Reserve/Injured list with a hamstring injury in part due to the big lead Baltimore enjoyed.

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Ravens | Danny Woodhead sparsely used (Mon Nov 20, 10:07 AM) - Baltimore Ravens RB Danny Woodhead played 13 of 59 plays (22 percent) in Week 11.

Our View: The team was able to get Woodhead back this week, and there's no surprise that they eased him into action. Starting RB Alex Collins played 38 of 59 snaps for the Ravens as they handily beat the Packers on Sunday. As Woodhead gets back into football shape, his role with the team should grow. He's got RB2 or flex appeal on a weekly basis for fantasy owners in PPR leagues.
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Ravens | Danny Woodhead catches five passes (Sun Nov 19, 04:31 PM) - Baltimore Ravens RB Danny Woodhead caught five passes for 21 yards against the Green Bay Packers in Week 11.

Our View: Woodhead only got one carry, but he was an important part of the passing game and he was targeted on a red zone wheel route that resulted in an interception. He'll have at least PPR RB2/Flex consideration going forward.
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Ravens | Danny Woodhead good to go (Sat Nov 18, 12:02 PM) - Baltimore Ravens RB Danny Woodhead was activated from the Reserve/Injured list Saturday, Nov. 18.

Our View: Woodhead looked to be in for a large role with the Ravens before sustaining this injury in Week 1. He played six snaps against the Bengals that week, yet touched the ball four times for 37 yards. Now that he's back, Woodhead takes over the change-of-pace role behind Alex Collins. In PPR formats, Woodhead has RB2 upside and plenty of flex appeal. This week, fantasy owners can look at him as a 'what the heck' flex just to see how much he needs to get his legs back under him.
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Ravens | Danny Woodhead expected to play (Fri Nov 17, 11:43 PM) - Baltimore Ravens RB Danny Woodhead's (hamstring) status for the Week 11 game against the Green Bay Packers won't be determined until later in the weekend, according to head coach John Harbaugh, but Harbaugh said the 'expectation remains' for Woodhead to play.

Our View: When back in the mix, Woodhead has RB2 or flex appeal in PPR leagues. He should be very involved in the offense, especially if QB Joe Flacco gets his wish and the team airs it out a bit more.
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13vs Detroit Lions
14@ Pittsburgh Steelers
15@ Cleveland Browns
16vs Indianapolis Colts
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