Description: Chargers running back Donald Brown (concussion) has yet to be cleared for practice, so it looks like another good week for Branden Oliver fantasy owners.
Insight: It's always a crapshoot when dealing with concussion and trying to figure out a timetable.
10/9/2014 3:57:00 PM
Description: Chargers running back Donald Brown missed another practice due to a concussion and is almost certainly going to miss Week 6.
Insight: Thus adds more value to Branden Oliver with only "newly-acquired" Ronnie brown as a backup.
9/29/2014 9:48:00 AM
Description: Chargers running back Donald Brown did very little against Jacksonville.
Insight: Brown rushed 10 times for 19 yards and caught four of six targets for 35 yards. We're just going to chalk this up to the Chargers ripping apart the Jaguars through the air and not using their ground game.
9/21/2014 4:38:00 PM
Description: Chargers running back Donald Brown saw a big jump in workload against Buffalo after Danny Woodhead was injured in the first quarter.
Insight: Brown rushed 31 times for 62 yards and caught five of six targets for 27 yards. It wasn't very productive given 36 touches, but that will come if Woodhead is sidelined for any length of time.
9/16/2014 2:26:00 PM
Description: Chargers running back Donald Brown should take a big jump in production while Ryan Mathews is sidelined by a knee injury.
Insight: He'll still be sharing time with Danny Woodhead, but should get the larger share of the rushing attempts while Woodhead is the pass receiver.
3/12/2014 10:09:00 AM
Description: Donald Brown is headed to the Chargers on a three-year, $10.5 million deal. SOURCE: Ian Rapoport, NFL Network
Insight: Toby Gerhart received the same money from Jacksonville in a deal last night. Brown has never rushed for more than 645 yards in a season and we don't anticipate that changing in San Diego. He'll be competing with Ryan Mathews and Danny Woodhead for carries in 2014.
1/4/2014 8:47:00 PM
Description: Colts halfback Donald Brown totaled 102 yards from scrimmage and two touchdowns (one rushing and one receiving) in Saturday's first round victory over the Chiefs.
Insight: Brown's longest catch went for 25 yards. He also fumbled for only the second time in his career, though it was recovered by Andrew Luck for a five-yard touchdown. Backup Trent Richardson didn't see another carry after fumbling his first touch of the afternoon. Indianapolis will play New England in the next round if San Diego wins on Sunday but if the Bengals win, they'll face Denver.
12/22/2013 5:46:00 PM
Description: Indianapolis running back Donald Brown had 79 rushing yards on 10 carries, 31 receiving yards on two receptions and two touchdowns Sunday at Kansas City.
Insight: Brown actually had seven fewer touches than Trent Richardson but he produced 52 more yards with his share and scored twice. Brown scored touchdowns on a 33-yard catch and 51-yard rush, while Richardson's longest gain was nine yards.
12/18/2013 5:01:00 PM
Description: Indianapolis running back Donald Brown (stinger) returned to a full practice Wednesday.
Insight: Brown suffered a stinger and never returned in Week 15 against Houston after rushing for 38 yards on five carries. Trent Richardson improved as the game went on and had a season-high 67 rushing yards while scoring his first touchdown since Week 4. Both players are risky flex options Sunday against Kansas City, but Brown is the better choice if you must use one of them.
12/15/2013 2:55:00 PM
Description: Indianapolis running back Donald Brown is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Texans.
Insight: He suffered a stinger after rushing for 38 yards on five carries. Indianapolis already clinched the division so there's no need for Brown to return. The Colts are down to Trent Richardson, who has nine carries for three yards, and Tashard Choice at running back.
11/15/2013 10:18:00 AM
Description: Indianapolis running back Donald Brown appears to be the better of the two running back options in the Colts backfield.
Insight: Trent Richardson (8-for-22) just can't seem to find the holes, while Brown rushed 14 times for 80 yards and two scores last night versus Tennessee.
9/13/2013 1:00:00 PM
Description: Indianapolis running back Donald Brown may actually have some fantasy value now that he's the No. 2 guy behind oft-injured starter Ahmad Bradshaw.
Insight: The season-ending knee injury to Vick Ballard, makes Bradshaw the starter and moves Brown into a position to see the playing field. He was on the field for just 13 plays in the opening week's game against Oakland - 12 on special teams.
12/11/2012 4:52:00 PM
Description: Indianapolis running back Donald Brown (ankle) has been placed on injured reserve.
Insight: Vick Ballard surpassed Brown as Indianapolis' starting tailback several weeks ago but Brown was still cutting into Ballard's carries. Deji Karim and Mewelde Moore were signed Tuesday but neither player poses a threat to Ballard. Indianapolis' activity on the free agent market should tell you all you need to know about Delone Carter's (ankle) status for Sunday.
12/5/2012 1:48:00 PM
Description: Indianapolis running back Donald Brown (ankle) suffered the injury late in the game with Detroit and has already been ruled out for Week 14, according to Indianapolis Star beat writer Phillip Wilson.
Insight: This smacks of a high-ankle sprain and multi-week absence. Vick Ballard's stock takes a big jump up.
12/2/2012 12:08:00 PM
Description: Indianapolis halfback Donald Brown (knee) didn't practice Friday but is active for Sunday's game with Detroit.
Insight: Brown was on the field for just 30 percent of the 65 plays against New England last week and saw just six touches. Vick Ballard is the Colts' running back to have and start.
11/23/2012 3:19:00 PM
Description: Indianapolis halfback Donald Brown (knee) didn't practice Friday, but is listed as probable for Sunday's game with Buffalo.
Insight: Brown was on the field for just 30 percent of the 65 plays against New England last week and saw just six touches. Given that division of plays, only Ballard can be installed in fantasy lineups.
11/15/2012 4:27:00 PM
Description: Indianapolis halfback Donald Brown (knee) didn't practice Thursday after turning in a full session Wednesday. This is exactly what he did two weeks ago before playing Sunday so he's likely going to be in the lineup when Indianapolis plays New England in Week 11.
Insight: Brown split carries with Vick Ballard Thursday against the Jaguars. Neither player is a fantasy option as long as the current arrangement is in place. As it stands now the most valuable rusher on the Colts is QB Andrew Luck (5 rushing TDs).
11/8/2012 7:44:00 PM
Description: Indianapolis halfback Donald Brown is active for Thursday night's game against the Jaguars. Brown had been listed as questionable because of a knee injury.
Insight: Vick Ballard got most of the reps last week against Miami and that's likely to be the case again tonight in Jacksonville. Brown should be more useful next week when he's closer to 100 percent.
11/7/2012 4:33:00 PM
Description: Colts running back Donald Brown did not participate in Wednesday's practice. He's questionable for Thursday night's game with a sore knee.
Insight: Brown didn't see a single carry Sunday against the Dolphins and hasn't scored a touchdown since Week 1. He's a fantasy afterthought at this point. If you're looking to start an Indianapolis halfback this week, go with Vick Ballard instead.
11/5/2012 2:35:00 PM
Description: Tom James of the Terre Haute Tribune-Star has confirmed that Donald Brown came out of Sunday's game because of knee soreness, not a hip injury, as John Clayton reported.
Insight: Brown will have little time to rehab the knee with the Colts scheduled for the Thursday night tilt against Jacksonville. He'll likely be a game-time decision, but hopefully fantasy owners have better options than an injured running back in a time-share situation.
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