Who Should I Draft?

Danny Woodhead or Ryan Mathews (2014)

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# 16
# 39
Best
# 7
# 26
Worst
# 28
# 53
Dave Major
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23
26
Jason Longfellow
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7
26
Davis Mattek
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19
26
Bill Enright
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17
27
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21
28
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23
29
Joshua Kay
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16
29
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20
31
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17
31
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21
31
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21
32
Jody Smith
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18
33
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16
34
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19
33
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17
33
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17
33
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12
34
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16
34
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20
34
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17
34
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16
34
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17
34
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18
34
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19
34
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26
34
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20
34
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17
34
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18
35
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24
35
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22
35
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19
35
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16
35
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17
35
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19
35
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17
35
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15
35
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16
35
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21
36
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19
37
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18
36
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16
36
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23
36
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21
37
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17
37
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15
37
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17
37
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17
37
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21
37
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19
37
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17
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17
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17
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18
38
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22
38
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24
38
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22
38
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16
38
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17
38
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9
38
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25
38
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17
38
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19
39
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16
39
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21
39
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18
39
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15
39
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19
39
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16
39
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20
39
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17
39
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17
39
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28
39
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17
39
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17
39
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13
39
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11
39
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20
39
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17
39
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17
39
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16
39
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20
40
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13
40
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17
40
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17
40
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16
40
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23
40
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19
40
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22
40
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16
40
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25
40
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23
40
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18
41
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21
41
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16
41
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19
41
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23
41
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17
41
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20
41
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18
41
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21
41
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20
41
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16
42
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23
42
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18
42
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15
42
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19
42
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17
42

13
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16
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17
42
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15
42
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17
42
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14
42
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14
42
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21
43
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21
43
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14
43
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16
43
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23
43
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16
43
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17
43
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16
43
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17
43
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17
44
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18
44
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18
44
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21
44
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17
44
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17
45
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17
45
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20
45
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18
46
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16
46
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16
46
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16
46
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21
46
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25
46
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15
47
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24
47
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23
47
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23
48
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21
48
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22
48
Scott Whitfield
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16
48
Jeff Haseley
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23
49
Dan Yanotchko
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17
50
Dan Clasgens
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15
52
Eric Mack
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20
52
Matthew Berry
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26
53
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
21
N/A
Ave Projection (?)
9.8
6.9
Best
15.0
10.3
Worst
5.9
5.0
Rush Yards
65.4
21.9
Rush TDs
0.3
0.1
Receptions
2.0
4.1
Rec Yards
15.3
31.2
Rec TDs
0.0
0.2
Ave Targets / Game
2.1
5.4
Total Targets
33.0
86.0
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Mathews might suddenly be one of the most underrated RBs in the league. Odd how that worked out.
Woodhead doesn't have amazing upside but he has a role and is versatile. That's enough to get him ahead of some other backs who might have seemingly more secure roles.
  
Sablich Brothers
The NY Times
Set career-highs in carries (285), games played (16) and yards (1255) in 2013.
PPR's 12th best back in 2013. Can be RB3 useful in standard formats as well.
  
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Mathews had a surprising season with 1,444 yards from scrimmage and seven total touchdowns, making him the 12th ranked fantasy back in 2013. An awful injury history makes me skeptical that he will repeat that in 2014, but the Chargers offense is on the rise and he has a boatload of talent. The signing of free agent RB Donald Brown could also zap his fantasy upside.
Woodhead is going to be in a committee role with RB Ryan Matthews and RB Donald Brown, which means he should be a RB3 to RB4 in 2014 with higher value in PPR leagues.
  
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
Ryan Mathews rumbled his way to a post-hype breakout last season and should see 250 plus touches though he will lose work on valuable passing downs.
Danny Woodhead set a career high for receptions last season but saw his role dwindle down the stretch as Ryan Mathews finally delivered on his potential. He remains a PPR asset but is no more than an upside flex option at the time being.
  
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
Mathews talked about there being a 3 headed monster in the backfield, which must have scared him since he fumbled at the goal line in their first preseason game. I still like him in a run first offense, but his upside is limited.
 
  
Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
Ryan Mathews proved to the fantasy community that he can be the player everyone thought he could be. It only took a few years and countless tears from fantasy owners. All signs point to good things... but you know the risk is still there.
The Charger's backfield is getting tighter with the addition of Donald Brown but Woodhead's role should remain intact.
  
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
“Ryan is as tough as a runner as I’ve been around,” says Chargers OC Frank Reich. “He’s just a physically dominating runner. And he brings a physical presence to the game, which we love. The offensive line senses it, and they love blocking for him because of his physicality.” Mathews is clearly the workhorse back in a heavy run Offensive Scheme, however, the addition of RBs Donald Brown and Marion Grice will reduce Mathews early season workload. Mathews ran the ball over 26 times per game the last 4 games of the season last year which resulted in his poor playoff performance. This season, the Chargers take on 5 teams that rank below 20th in the league against the Run.
 
  
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
Productive when healthy, and he actually stayed healthy last season.
Still has PPR value but won't get that many carries.
  
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
He is such a risky pick due to his injury history. He has upside, but don't draft him too early.
Woodhead is a solid PPR prospect and can't be ignored in that format.