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Branden Oliver

Los Angeles Chargers
Running Back

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Chargers | Branden Oliver listed as No. 2 RB

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 19:07:12 -0700

Los Angeles Chargers RB Branden Oliver is listed as the No. 2 running back on the team's first unofficial depth chart.

Fantasy Tip: Oliver probably would only see limited touches if he is the primary backup this season but could still be used out of the backfield as a receiver. He could be a late-round option in deeper leagues as a handcuff to Melvin Gordon but can be avoided in most leagues.

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Chargers | Branden Oliver impressive in OTAs

Wed, 24 May 2017 20:17:15 -0700

San Diego Chargers RB Branden Oliver has caught the attention of QB Philip Rivers this spring. "He looks good. He looks explosive. … I think he really is a great complement to Melvin (Gordon). Their styles are different, but similar. (We) have two backs who can run all the same plays, but it's a little different. … Their movements are different. I think BO can be a heck of a changeup for us," Rivers said.

Fantasy Tip: Due mostly to injury, Oliver has faded into fantasy oblivion a bit, but some owners will fondly remember his 114-yard, two-touchdown performance against the New York Jets as a rookie in 2014. If he is fully healthy - and it sounds like he might be - Oliver should be considered a strong handcuff option for Gordon owners this season.

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Chargers | Two Chargers RBs could be third down back

Wed, 03 May 2017 11:49:36 -0700

Los Angeles Chargers RBs Branden Oliver and Kenjon Barner appear to be the leading candidates for the third down back role this upcoming season.

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Chargers | Breakout season for Branden Oliver?

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:29:45 -0700

Los Angeles Chargers RB Branden Oliver said he was happy to re-sign and believes 2017 could be a breakout season for him.

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Chargers | Branden Oliver re-signs with Chargers

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:12:13 -0700

Los Angeles Chargers RB Branden Oliver re-signed to a one-year contract Thursday, March 22. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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Chargers | Branden Oliver may return kicks

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 12:01:29 -0800

Los Angeles Chargers RB Branden Oliver should receive a chance to compete for the kick returner job next season if he remains on the roster.

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Chargers | Branden Oliver should return

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 07:43:19 -0800

Los Angeles Chargers restricted free-agent RB Branden Oliver (Achilles') has a good chance to return to the team.

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Chargers | Two Chargers go to IR

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 11:49:29 -0700

San Diego Chargers RB Branden Oliver (Achilles') and OG Donavon Clark (knee) were placed on the Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Aug. 30.

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Chargers | Branden Oliver tears Achilles' tendon

Sun, 28 Aug 2016 16:13:09 -0700

San Diego Chargers RB Branden Oliver (Achilles') will miss the season after tearing his Achilles' against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, Aug. 28.

Fantasy Tip: Tough break for the Chargers' No. 3 back, who has filled admirably well at times during his first two years in San Diego. His injury likely locks in Dreamius Smith into a roster spot as the third back behind Melvin Gordon and Danny Woodhead, while fellow first-year player Kenneth Farrow's chances at making the final 53 increase substantially as well.

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Chargers | Torn ACL feared for Branden Oliver

Sun, 28 Aug 2016 12:23:15 -0700

It is believed that San Diego Chargers RB Branden Oliver (Achilles') tore his Achilles' tendon based on initial tests, according to a source. He will undergo more tests before the diagnosis is official.

Fantasy Tip: Oliver had an important role despite being San Diego's No. 3 running back. Assuming he did suffer a torn Achilles', Danny Woodhead and Melvin Gordon would likely be more involved. No one else in the backfield has much fantasy relevance. Gordon and Woodhead are both RB2 considerations in standard leagues and PPR leagues, respectively.

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