Danny Woodhead

Danny Woodhead

Height: 5' 8"Weight: 200 lbsAge: 33College: Chadron State

2017 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
12th easiest for RBs
Draft Rank (ECR) #79
Best / Worst #26 / #211
ADP #85


Danny Woodhead touches ball once vs Dolphins

Danny Woodhead had one rush for two yards in the Ravens' second preseason game. He also saw three targets from Ryan Mallet, who was unable to put the ball within reach.

Fantasy Impact

With Ryan Mallet under center, fantasy owners shouldn't overreact to any of the Ravens' statistics.

Sam Waldorf9 hours ago
Danny Woodhead to lead three-headed monster backfield in Baltimore?

Baltimore Ravens beat writer Ryan Mink believes the team "could employ a three-headed monster" backfield in 2017.

Fantasy Impact

The Ravens, who have tremendous depth at the running back position, could be a nightmare from a fantasy football perspective. Mink believes they "could employ a three-headed monster" backfield approach in 2017. Currently, Baltimore's RB depth chart consists of Kenneth Dixon, Terrance West and the newly acquired Danny Woodhead as the top three backs. While Buck Allen and Taquan Mizzell will likely compete for the fourth spot, sending the other to the taxi squad or waivers. However, with Dixon set to serve out his four-game ban for PEDs to open the year, both Allen and Mizzell's jobs could be safe until the former's Week 5 return. For Woodhead, barring injury, he is the safest RB to target in fantasy football drafts as his role on the team will likely be consistent throughout the course of the season -- he will be the Ravens' primary receiver out of the backfield/ third down back. For West, he is expected to enter the year receiving the bulk of the early-down carries until Dixon's return, at which time the latter will likely maintain that role for the duration. As volatile as Baltimore's backfield appears, I'd still target Woodhead as he is a solid fantasy producer when his health remains intact. In 2015, his last healthy season in which he played in all 16 games with the Chargers, he accumulated 178 touches for 1,091 total yards and nine touchdowns.

Danny Woodhead practicing with 'no restrictions'

Pro Football Talk is reporting Baltimore Ravens running back Danny Woodhead (knee) is practicing with "no restrictions" at OTAs. “Yes, I’m back. No restrictions,” Woodhead said via BaltimoreRavens.com. “I’m just playing football now. I haven’t been thinking about needing to do stuff to rehab it because I’m healthy now. It’s exciting to get football going.”

Fantasy Impact

Woodhead, who signed with the Ravens as a free agent this offseason, is still recovering from a torn ACL suffered in Week 2 of the 2016 season. However, at this point in his rehab, he is practicing without restrictions, which is a good sign for his outlook moving forward. Barring a setback, expect Woodhead to open the 2017 season as Baltimore's No. 2 rusher/ primary receiver out of the backfield with Terrance West assuming the starting job while Kenneth Dixon serves his four-game suspension.

Danny Woodhead practices after ACL injury

Baltimore Ravens newly signed running back Danny Woodhead hit the practice field during the OTA's after recovering from an ACL injury in his right knee last season. Woodhead signed with the Ravens in March 2017 as an undrafted free agent. This nine year vet spent the last four years with San Diego with five starts in 37 games. He will be competing with running backs Terrance West, Javorius "Buck" Allen and Kenneth Dixon, who will be serving a four-game suspension in the regular season.

Fantasy Impact

Woodhead is returning to the field with no restrictions after a serious knee injury. He has had several months of recuperation and reportedly running routes for the past three months. He is a versatile player in the slot or out of the backfield.

Danny Woodhead to sign with Ravens

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting former Los Angeles Chargers running back Danny Woodhead is signing with the Baltimore Ravens.

Fantasy Impact

Earlier in the offseason, there were reports that the Ravens would add a running back in free agency, and they did. They are signing Woodhead when the free agency signing period opens on Thursday. Woodhead, who missed 14 games in 2016 due to a torn ACL suffered in Week 2, is now "fully healthy" after undergoing surgery to repair the injury, per Rapoport. He'll likely assume his usual role as the primary receiver out of the backfield in Baltimore, while Kenneth Dixon enters 2017 as the starter, sending Terrance West to the bottom of the totem pole for touches.