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Branden Oliver

Branden Oliver


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Branden Oliver signed by Colts

The Indianapolis Colts have signed veteran running back Branden Oliver to join the club's injury-riddled backfield. Presumptive starter Marlon Mack is nursing a hamstring injury, and Robert Turbin is suspended to open the season, leaving the Colts with little veteran depth behind journeyman runner Christine Michael and a pair of rookies in Nyheim Hines and Jordan Wilkins.

Fantasy Impact

Oliver has flashed a solid NFL skill-set but always seemed to find his path blocked by another back. Oliver put up RB30 numbers in 14 games with the Chargers back in 2014 but hasn't played much behind Melvin Gordon. He's way behind Indy's other backs in terms of learning the offense, but Oliver could play his way into mix for the remainder of the preseason, making a cloudy backfield even more difficult to read. For now, he's simply a name to monitor the next three weeks.

Brandon Oliver gets eight carries against the Jets

Brandon Oliver gained nine yards on eight carries against the Jets on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact

With Austin Ekeler playing with a broken hand, Oliver was the prime backup, and got a decent amount of work with Melvin Gordon needing an occasional breather and suffering what appears to be a minor ankle injury. He'll be a relevant player in all formats next week against Oakland if Gordon is forced to miss the game. Otherwise, don't bother with him.

Dan Harris6 years ago
Branden Oliver rushes five times against the Rams

Branden Oliver rushed five times for 17 yards in the Chargers' game against the Rams.

Fantasy Impact

Oliver is the clear number two with the Chargers. With this said, there is no need to draft him in any format as he will have no true value short of an injury to Melvin Gordon this season.

Dominick Petrillo6 years ago
Branden Oliver continues to maintain lead on backup role

Los Angeles Chargers running back Branden Oliver carried the ball seven times for 10 yards in the Chargers loss to the Saints Sunday night. Oliver was the first running back that entered the game after starter Melvin Gordon was removed, and played the majority of the second quarter.

Fantasy Impact

Oliver's fantasy value comes as the handcuff to Gordon. Fantasy coaches that draft Gordon should consider taking Oliver in the later rounds of fantasy drafts.

Lauren Boguslawske6 years ago
Branden Oliver currently listed as backup running back for Chargers

Los Angeles Chargers running back Branden Oliver is currently being listed as the team's backup running back to workhorse Melvin Gordon.

Fantasy Impact

Fantasy coaches that draft Gordon should continue to monitor the depth chart in Los Angeles before drafting Oliver as a handcuff.

Lauren Boguslawske6 years ago