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.
Donald Brown will be the early-down backup in San Diego behind Ryan Mathews and also figures to be Danny Woodheads backup as the third down back meaning he will be fantasy relevant if either runner suffers an injury this season.
Donald Brown played well enough this year to garner a contract with San Diego in free agency, but RB Ryan Matthews is still the lead back and it remains to be seen what his role with be there with Woodhead being the third down back.