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Branden Oliver

25-Year-Old Running Back – San Diego Chargers

2015 Rush/Rec Stats

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31

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108

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112

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2016 Rush/Rec Projections

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2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

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 a...

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Bye Week:  11

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

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Signed by the Chargers in May 2014.

June 7, 2016  –  Branden Oliver News

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Oliver (toe) appears to have recovered from last year's season-ending toe injury, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

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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
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
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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
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
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Branden Oliver – Playing Time Overview

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#3 Running Back

Snap Count Stats

90

Offensive Snaps in 2015

Branden Oliver was on the field for 90 of his team's snaps on offense in 2015.

72

Special Teams Snaps in 2015

Branden Oliver was on the field for 72 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2015.

Year Off ST
2014 373 16
2015 90 72
Branden Oliver 2015 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 Det 5 9 2 4 0 2.0 0 0 1 17 17.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 @Cin 2 10 1 2 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 71 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @Min 15 14 8 26 0 3.3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 0 0 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Cle 0 19 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 107 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Pit 0 10 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 @GB 27 7 7 23 0 3.3 0 0 4 40 10.0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Oak 33 2 9 35 0 3.9 0 0 6 39 6.5 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
8 @Bal 8 1 4 18 0 4.5 0 0 2 16 8.0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Chi
10 KC
11 @Jax
12 Den
13 @KC
14 Mia
15 @Oak
16 @Den

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"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   208 lbs
BELOW AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.63 sec
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Shuttle Time
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Cone Drill
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Vertical Jump
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San Diego Chargers Team Injury Report
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Branden Oliver: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Chargers running backs coach Ollie Wilson expects Oliver (turf toe) to have a big role in 2016, the Chargers' official website reports.

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Oliver (turf toe) was placed on season-ending injured reserve Tuesday.

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Oliver had been serving as the No. 3 running back, getting a few touches per game in relief of Melvin Gordon and Danny Woodhead. The Chargers will now turn to Donald Brown to fill the aforementioned role, though it's possible Oliver's snaps will just go to Gordon and/or Woodhead. Oliver has shown flashes of starting-caliber play the past two seasons, and he should be back in 2016 to compete for a role in the San Diego backfield. Of course, Woodhead and Gordon are also under contract for next year.
Oliver -- who is dealing with turf toe -- was on crutches, with his right foot in a protective boot Monday, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

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If Oliver is forced to miss time, Melvin Gordon and Danny Woodhead should pick up some extra snaps in the Chargers' backfield, with Donald Brown a candidate to be activated for next Monday's game against the Bears.
Oliver rushed four times for 18 yards and caught both of his targets for 16 receiving yards Sunday against the Ravens.

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Oliver ran nine times for 35 yards and caught 6-of-7 targets for 39 yards in Sunday's loss to the Raiders.

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Oliver had seven rushes for 23 yards at Green Bay on Sunday. He also had four receptions on four targets for another 40 yards.

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Oliver did not record a single touch in Sunday's win over the Browns.

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Oliver had a season-high eight carries for 26 yards but did not catch his lone target in Sunday's loss at Minnesota.

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Oliver had one carry for two yards in Sunday's loss at Cincinnati.

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Oliver had two carries for four yards and one reception for 17 yards in Sunday's win over the Lions.

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Oliver had five carries for 14 yards and one reception for a 70-yard touchdown in Saturday night's preseason game against the Seahawks.

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Oliver had 10 carries for 53 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's preseason opener against the Cowboys.

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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.