Donald Brown touched the ball just twice in Sunday's win against the Ravens.
Fantasy Impact: Brown's role usually is most apparent in the passing game, but despite Rivers throwing for 383 yards, Brown saw just one target, which he caught for six yards. Branden Oliver and Brown seem to split backup duties to Ryan Mathews, so Brown probably shouldn't be owned in any leagues at this point, barring injury to either Mathews or Oliver.
RB Donald Brown, coming back from a concussion, had 4 carries for 23 yards and no touchdowns. Brown also had one catch for 6 yards.
Fantasy Impact: The Charger coaching staff seemed intent in limiting Brown's workload with Branden Oliver still in the mix. The entire Charger offense had an off day and Brown really never had a chance to get going. After next week's bye week, the Chargers will face Oakland at home. The backfield could be very crowded with Brown, Oliver and feature back Ryan Mathews returning from a knee injury all in the mix.
RB Ronald Brown was stuck in neutral most of the day this past Sunday against Jacksonville. Brown had 10 carries for 19 yards for a less than stellar 1.9 yard per carry average.
Fantasy Impact: San Diego had to rely solely on QB Philip Rivers arm and the rushing attack was basically non-existent. With both Danny Woodhead and Ryan Mathews not suited up, Brown did not make most of his situation. Back up RB Brandon Oliver did not fare much better, but could steal carries next week when the Jets come to town.
RB Donald Brown will see the bulk of the carries this Sunday when the Chargers host the winless Jacksonville Jaguars. (Source: Chargers.com)
Fantasy Impact: The offense will have to find a way to get the running game going. Brown had 31 carries for 62 yards last week after Danny Woodhead went down with a season-ending injury. This week's match-up will provide a litmus test on how Brown will handle the responsibilities of the lead-back after a full week of practice as the go-to guy.
Newly acquired running back Donald Brown spoke to the media Tuesday and said that "The hot hand will play" when asked about playing time. (Source: Charges.com)
Fantasy Impact: If true it looks like San Diego will be a running back by committee situation. This will prove particularly frustrating for fantasy owners as there will be a lot of uncertainty as to who will get enough touches to be relevant. It may be likely that everything will be split evenly between the three, Brown, Ryan Mathews and Danny Woodhead, leaving none of the running backs particularly useful.