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Branden Oliver

26-Year-Old Running Back – Los Angeles Chargers

2017 Rush/Rec Stats

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2017 Rush/Rec Projections

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2017 Fantasy Football Outlook

Oliver was set to take on more of a role within the offense last season before tearing his ACL in the preseason. Having re-signed with the Chargers this offseason, the 26-year-old will look to pick up...

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2017 ADP:  211.96

Rank (Overall): Hidden

Rank (RB): Hidden

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Bye Week:  9

HT: 5' 8"   WT: 208   DOB: 5/7/1991  College: Buffalo  Show ContractHide Contract

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Branden Oliver Contract Information:

Signed a contract with the Chargers in March of 2017.

September 18, 2017  –  Branden Oliver News

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Oliver carried the ball three times for 31 yards in the 19-17 loss to the Dolphins on Sunday.

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Branden Oliver 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
2010 19 CFB 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - - - 0 0 0.0 0 0 - - - - - -
2011 20 CFB 12 306 1395 13 4.6 - - - - - 38 365 9.6 0 0 - - - - - -
2012 21 CFB 7 148 821 5 5.5 - - - - - 7 25 3.6 0 0 - - - - - -
2013 22 CFB 12 310 1535 15 5.0 - - - - - 25 173 6.9 1 0 - - - - - -
2014 23 SD 14 160 582 3 3.6 3 1 2 0 0 36 271 7.5 1 45 22 0 0 0 0 0
2015 24 SD 8 31 108 0 3.5 0 0 0 0 0 13 112 8.6 0 15 197 0 0 0 0 0
2017 26 LAC 2 7 41 0 5.9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 Proj 26 LAC Subscribe now to see our 2017 projections for Branden Oliver

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Branden Oliver 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
2010 19 CFB 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 - - - 0 0 - - - -
2011 20 CFB 12 21.2 24.3 22.8 26 116 - - - 3 30 - - - -
2012 21 CFB 7 16.4 17.4 16.9 21 117 - - - 1 4 - - - -
2013 22 CFB 12 22.2 24.3 23.3 26 128 - - - 2 14 - - - -
2014 23 SD 14 7.8 10.4 9.1 11 42 21 9 3 3 19 6.0 6 5 1
2015 24 SD 8 2.8 4.4 3.6 4 14 1 0 0 2 14 7.5 1 0 0
2017 26 LAC 2 2.1 2.1 2.1 4 21 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0
2017 Proj 26 LAC Subscribe now to see our 2017 projections for Branden Oliver

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Branden Oliver – Playing Time Overview

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#2 Running Back
  1. Melvin Gordon
  2. Branden Oliver
  3. Austin Ekeler
Los Angeles Chargers

Snap Count Stats

18

Offensive Snaps in 2017

Branden Oliver was on the field for 18 of his team's snaps on offense in 2017.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2017

Branden Oliver was on the field for 7 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2017.

Year Off ST
2015 90 72
2017 18 7
Branden Oliver 2017 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 @Den 11 7 4 10 0 2.5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Mia 7 0 3 31 0 10.3 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 KC
4 Phi
5 @NYG
6 @Oak
7 Den
8 @NE
9 BYE Bye Week
10 @Jax
11 Buf
12 @Dal
13 Cle
14 Was
15 @KC
16 @NYJ
17 Oak

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 Branden Oliver  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Running Backs
Height:   5' 8"
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Weight:   208 lbs
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40-Yard Dash:   4.63 sec
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Los Angeles Chargers Team Injury Report
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Branden Oliver: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Oliver picked up 10 yards on four carries in Monday's loss to the Broncos.

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Oliver is one of three running backs on the Chargers' roster, joining Melvin Gordon and undrafted rookie Austin Ekeler, the team's official site reports.

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Oliver carried the ball seven times for 10 yards in Sunday's preseason loss to the Saints.

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Oliver is listed as the No. 2 running back on head coach Anthony Lynn's first, unofficial depth chart of the new season, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports.

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Oliver appears to have the edge for the backup job at running back behind starter Melvin Gordon, Eric. D Williams of ESPN.com reports.

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Oliver has fully recovered from the season-ending Achilles injury he suffered during the 2016 preseason, ESPN's Eric Williams reports.

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Oliver (Achilles) and Kenjon Barner are expected to compete for the "change-of-pace" running back position behind Melvin Gordon (knee), Jack Wang of the Orange County Register reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

Despite going undrafted in 2014, Oliver quickly earned a significant role in the San Diego backfield, with injuries higher up on the depth chart allowing him to reach double-digit carries nine times as a rookie. Though he stands just 5-7 and is more than capable as a receiver, Oliver shouldn't be mistaken for a typical scat back, as he actually carries around 205-210 pounds on that small frame. He isn't particularly fast (4.63 40) and has produced just 3.6 YPC for his career, but his versatility makes him a good fit for a San Diego offense that needs someone to serve as the backup for both Melvin Gordon and Danny Woodhead's roles. Alas, an Achilles' injury Oliver sustained in August landed him on IR.

2015

An undrafted free agent who didn't even receive a combine invite after his college career was over, Oliver got a chance to start last year for the Chargers after every other back they had on the roster got hurt and erupted for back-to-back 100-plus yard rushing games in Weeks 5 and 6. A 5-8 sparkplug whose legs never seem to stop churning, Oliver's lack of speed or burst caused scouts to dismiss him, and he's not going to run around or away from many defenders, but he can pick his way through the line of scrimmage using plus vision and balance, has solid receiving skills, and his low center of gravity and relentless motor allow him to bang through contact on a regular basis. He did seem to wear down towards the end of his rookie season, something an offseason of conditioning work can fix, but San Diego's selection of Melvin Gordon in the first round of the draft puts Oliver firmly back on the bench, where he'll compete with holdovers Danny Woodhead and Donald Brown for snaps.