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Donald Brown

27-Year-Old Running Back – San Diego Chargers

2014 Rush/Rec Stats

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50

Yds

100

TD

0

Yds

72

TD

0

2014 Rush/Rec Projections

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

Despite having arguably his best season Ė setting career highs with 5.3 YPC and 27 receptions Ė last year, Brown couldn't stick with the Colts and now will have to settle for trying to wrestle carries...

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2014 ADP:  217.49

Rank (Overall): Hidden

Rank (RB): Hidden

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Bye Week:  10

HT: 5' 10"   WT: 207   DOB: 4/11/1987  College: Connecticut  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Donald Brown Contract Information:

Agreed to terms with the Chargers in March 2014.

September 28, 2014  –  Donald Brown News

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Brown ran for 19 yards on 10 carries and caught four passes on six targets for 35 yards in Sundayís 33-14 win over Jacksonville.

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Donald Brown NFL Stats
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  Rushing Rush Distance Big Rush Games Receiving Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2009 22 11 78 281 3 3.6 0 0 - - - 11 169 15.4 0 0 - - - - - -
2010 23 Ind 13 129 497 2 3.9 0 0 1 0 0 20 205 10.3 0 28 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 24 Ind 16 134 645 5 4.8 4 1 1 1 0 16 86 5.4 0 19 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 25 Ind 10 108 417 1 3.9 0 0 0 0 0 9 93 10.3 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 26 Ind 16 102 537 6 5.3 4 2 0 0 0 27 214 7.9 2 35 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 27 SD 4 50 100 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 12 72 6.0 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Donald Brown Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Rec/G Yds/G YPT In20 In10 In5
2009 22 11 5.7 6.7 6.2 7 26 0 0 0 1 15 0.0 0 0 0
2010 23 Ind 13 6.3 7.9 7.1 10 38 0 0 0 2 16 7.3 0 0 0
2011 24 Ind 16 6.4 7.4 6.9 8 40 20 9 2 1 5 4.5 1 1 1
2012 25 Ind 10 5.7 6.6 6.2 11 42 9 2 1 1 9 7.2 2 0 0
2013 26 Ind 16 7.7 9.4 8.5 6 34 12 5 2 2 13 6.1 7 2 1
2014 27 SD 4 4.3 7.3 5.8 13 25 4 4 1 3 18 4.5 3 1 1
2014 Proj 27 SD Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Donald Brown

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Donald Brown – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Running Back
Also Listed As:  #1 Kick Returner

Snap Count Stats

93

Offensive Snaps in 2014

Donald Brown was on the field for 93 of his team's snaps on offense in 2014.

36

Special Teams Snaps in 2014

Donald Brown was on the field for 36 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Off ST
2012 301 0
2013 319 88
2014 93 36
Donald Brown 2014 Game Log
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  Snap Count Rushing Rush Distance Receiving Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Runs Red Zone Targets
Week Opp Off ST Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 @Ari 11 18 2 -2 0 -1.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Sea 23 18 7 21 0 3.0 0 0 3 10 3.3 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @Buf 59 0 31 62 0 2.0 0 0 5 27 5.4 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 1 3 1 1
4 Jax 0 0 10 19 0 1.9 0 0 4 35 8.8 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 NYJ
6 @Oak
7 KC
8 @Den
9 @Mia
10 BYE Bye Week
11 Oak
12 StL
13 @Bal
14 NE
15 Den
16 @SF
17 @KC

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Donald Brown  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Running Backs
Height:   5' 10"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   207 lbs
BELOW AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.51 sec
GOOD
Shuttle Time:   4.10 sec
GREAT
Cone Drill:   6.93 sec
GOOD
Arm Length
Not Available
Hand Length
Not Available
Vertical Jump:   42 in
ELITE
Broad Jump:   125 in
ELITE
Bench Press
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San Diego Chargers Team Injury Report
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Jeromey Clary  PUP-R
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Melvin Ingram  IR-R
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Donald Brown: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Despite rather unimpressive numbers in Week 3 at Buffalo, the Chargers have faith in Brown and plan to feature him as the primary back on Sunday against the Jaguars, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

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Brown's teammate Danny Woodhead (ankle) will likely require season-ending surgery, FOX Sports 1's Alex Marvez reports.

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Brown had 31 carries for 62 rushing yards and five catches on six targets for 27 receiving yards Sunday against the Bills.

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The Chargers are very happy that they added to their team depth in the offseason as they get ready to lean on Brown this Sunday at Buffalo, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

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Brown, who had seven carries for 21 yards Sunday against the Seahawks, is in line for increased work since Ryan Mathews is expected to miss 4-to-5 weeks with a sprained MCL, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

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Brown's teammate Ryan Mathews (knee) is scheduled to undergo an MRI after exiting Sunday's game on a cart, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

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In his regular-season debut with the Chargers on Monday night at Arizona, Brown lost two yards on his two carries and did not catch a pass.

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The Cardinals are tough against the run, and the Bolts didn't really play very well in this one, so Brown's goose egg is not all that surprising. It should be noted that Brown's first snap came on the team's first third down of the game. That should be a hint as to how San Diego plans to use him going forward.

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2014

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2013

Brown will likely have to step into a backup role behind upstart running back Vick Ballard and the newly acquired Ahmad Bradshaw heading into 2013.

2012

Brown finished with just 29 more yards from scrimmage last season than the year before, but his 4.8 YPC mark was easily a career high, as were his five touchdowns. He missed the first four games of the season but looked like a much-improved player after returning. The former first-round pick enters 2012 as the favorite for carries in Indy for the first time in his career, as Joseph Addai is no longer around. Heíll have to beat out Delone Carter, who was a major disappointment as a rookie. While the teamís offense should improve with Andrew Luck taking over QB duties, itís still likely to be below average, and Brown doesnít project to be a true workhorse.

2011

Two years into the league, Brown looks like a bust. The former first-round pick has constantly battled injuries, and when on the field, heís averaged just 3.8 YPC during his career while struggling in pass protection, which isnít acceptable in Indianapolis. As a result, the Colts drafted Delone Carter, and re-signed Joseph Addai, so Brown enters 2011 likely no better than third on the depth chart.

2010

Brown failed to impress during his rookie year, getting just 3.6 YPC while constantly battling injuries. The Coltsí offensive line is built more to protect Peyton Manning than run block, but 29.8 percent of Brownís carries went for no yards or lost yardage, which was the worst percentage of any back in football. Brown is faster and possesses more big-play ability than Joseph Addai, but he needs to prove he can stay healthy and improve in pass protection. The only way Brown isnít on the lesser end of a timeshare is if injuries strike Addai, who has proven to be brittle in the past. If Brown were thrust into a feature role in the Coltsí potent offense, heís the type of late-round flier who could win your fantasy league for you.

2009

Indianapolis selected Brown, an early-entry junior, with the No. 27 pick in the draft. He led the nation in rushing last season with 2,083 yards (5.7 YPC) and 18 touchdowns. Brown has excellent vision with good instincts but isnít overly powerful. He ran a 4.51 40 at the Combine, which was faster than Knowshon Moreno, Chris Wells and Shonn Greene. He projects as a similar runner to new teammate Joseph Addai. While Colts GM Bill Polian has compared Brown to Thurman Thomas, coach Jim Caldwell has said Addai remains the teamís No. 1 back. Thatís not surprising given the veteran culture of the NFL, but a statement made in April hardly matters come September and beyond. Addai is solid in pass protection and effective as a receiver, but heís injury-prone and averaged 3.5 YPC last season. Over the past two seasons, heís got just 3.9 YPC despite playing for one of the leagueís elite offenses. Addai may be the safer choice, but we already know what he can, and more appropriately canít, do, whereas Brownís ceiling is unknown. With Addai so injury-prone and the Colts producing so many scoring opportunities, Brown could pay huge dividends.