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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 08:59:47 -0700
Houston Texans RB Ronnie Brown is expected to play a lot Sunday, Sept. 21, in the opinion of beat writer Tania Ganguli.
Fantasy Tip: Brown ($3,700; 7.4% of your cap) is a bare-minimum flex option today, but he has little upside at his advanced age. If anything, it speaks more about the team's outlook on Alfred Blue ($3,700; 7.4%). Blue probably isn't a good flier to take today.
Fri, 05 Sep 2014 08:08:26 -0700
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster will "get the bulk of the playing time" in Week 1, according to head coach Bill O'Brien. Jonathan Grimes, Alfred Blue and Ronnie Brown will be mixed in for certain situations. It'll be Foster's first game action -- regulation or exhibition -- since his season-ending back injury in 2013.
Fantasy Tip: There really isn't much of a FantasyScore discount with his $7,800 price (15.6% of your cap), but it's a decent matchup, so it's not a terrible play. How he holds up after this game may dictate his workload over the next few weeks.
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 18:59:35 -0700
The Houston Texans have agreed to terms with free-agent RB Ronnie Brown (Chargers) and free-agent RB William Powell (Eagles) Monday, Aug. 11.
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 14:27:45 -0700
The Houston Texans worked out free-agent RBs Ronnie Brown (Chargers), Brian Leonard (Buccaneers) and RB William Powell (Eagles) Monday, Aug. 11.
Wed, 21 May 2014 10:42:27 -0700
The New England Patriots have recently tried out free-agent RB Ronnie Brown (Chargers), RB Brian Leonard (Buccaneers), TE Ben Hartsock (Panthers) and TE Nate Byham (Buccaneers), according to a source.
Sat, 11 Jan 2014 00:25:28 -0800
Should San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (ankle) be unable to play Sunday, Jan. 12, against the Denver Broncos, RB Ronnie Brown and RB Danny Woodhead would likely split carries once again, much as they did last week when Mathews left the game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Thu, 09 Jan 2014 14:06:12 -0800
San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt said RB Ryan Mathews (ankle) "will go if he can go" against the Denver Broncos in the divisional round this weekend. RBs Danny Woodhead and Ronnie Brown would pick up the slack if Mathews can't play.
Fri, 18 Oct 2013 17:00:47 -0700
San Diego Chargers RB Ronnie Brown (ankle), OL Jeromey Clary (clavicle), OT D.J. Fluker (calf), DE Corey Liuget (shoulder), CB Richard Marshall (groin), CB Johnny Patrick (chest) and CB Shareece Wright (hamstring) each practiced in full Friday, Oct. 18, and are listed as probable for the Week 7 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Thu, 17 Oct 2013 16:33:19 -0700
San Diego Chargers RB Ronnie Brown (ankle), OG Jeromey Clary (collarbone), OT D.J. Fluker (calf), DE Corey Liuget (shoulder), CB Richard Marshall (groin), CB Johnny Patrick (chest) and CB Shareece Wright (hamstring) practiced in full Thursday, Oct. 17.
Wed, 16 Oct 2013 14:48:07 -0700
San Diego Chargers RB Ronnie Brown (ankle) and LB Jarret Johnson (hamstring) both were limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 16.
Mon, 16 Sep 2013 16:14:53 -0700
The San Diego Chargers have trusted RB Ryan Mathews despite a fumble inside the red zone in the team's Week 2 game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Mathews has now fumbled eight times in his career and three times inside the red zone. Despite his fumble last weekend, Mathews played in the second half, although RBs Danny Woodhead and Ronnie Brown split carries. Mathews was absent for the team's hurry-up drive because of his inability to prove he can hang onto the football. "You're going to play, you're going to make a mistake," head coach Mike McCoy said of his words to Mathews. "You just keep going, don't worry about the last play. Philip (Rivers) has made a mistake, there's going to be a bad call, I'll make a poor decision somewhere. You do something, keep going. The future is now, just keep playing." Mathews carried the ball 16 times for 73 yards against the Eagles.
Fantasy Tip: It's great news for Mathews owners that the new coaching staff has more patience for his ball-security issues. However, if this keeps up, Woodhead and Brown will surely see more carries. Woodhead has more upside and should be owned in most leagues, especially if it's a point-per-reception setup.
Fri, 02 Aug 2013 18:09:04 -0700
San Diego Chargers RB Ronnie Brown (rest) was given a day off Thursday, Aug. 1, but he was back on the practice field Friday, Aug. 2.
Mon, 29 Jul 2013 12:30:42 -0700
San Diego Chargers head coach Mike McCoy said he wants to use multiple running backs this season and will use the hot hand at the position. "That's the big thing. Play the hot hand while you roll. If you've got to tap out for a play or two, we'll put the next guy in," McCoy said. RB Ryan Mathews has worked with the first-team and second-team offense during practice and is part of a rotation with RBs Danny Woodhead and Ronnie Brown.
Fantasy Tip: It would appear Mathews will be the starting running back entering the season but could lose carries to Woodhead and Brown because the coaches want to keep all three fresh. Mathews should be considered a No. 3 fantasy running back this season. Woodhead can be a No. 3 running back in point-per-reception leagues and a No. 4 running back in non-PPR leagues. Brown could be a No. 5 running back in deeper leagues.
Mon, 15 Jul 2013 18:44:54 -0700
San Diego Chargers head coach Mike McCoy wants RB Ryan Mathews to be the guy in 2013. McCoy said the depth the team added when they signed RBs Danny Woodhead and Ronnie Brown was not a reflection on Mathews. McCoy has one message for Mathews; "To have a great year and be the guy."
Wed, 26 Jun 2013 16:46:00 -0700
It seems as though the San Diego Chargers have come to grips with the fact that RB Ryan Mathews won't be the stud three-down running back they envisioned when they traded up to select him 12th overall in the 2010 NFL Draft. RB Danny Woodhead has been very impressive in offseason workouts, and The San Diego Union Tribune's Michael Gehlken thinks Woodhead will be a big part of the Bolts' running attack, taking valuable repetitions away from Mathews.
Fantasy Tip: Mathews will fall far in this year's fantasy football drafts, with good reason. He'll probably have to plummet to RB3 range to have any real profit potential, though, since Woodhead and Ronnie Brown will likely steal touches from him in passing situations.
Thu, 13 Jun 2013 10:33:33 -0700
San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews said he's "been just an average back." After bulking up last year in an effort to absorb hits more effectively, he has leaned out this year while also incorporating different stretches to stay flexible. Mathews is also studying more, specifically changing and working on understanding his blocking technique.
Fantasy Tip: This doesn't protect Mathews from the presence of Danny Woodhead and Ronnie Brown, who both stand to take reps from him on passing downs. Mathews, however, could stand to make a solid fantasy profit if he falls to the middle rounds, in contrast to the early-round selections he's garnered over the early part of his career. Woodhead more so than Brown ranks as a late-board trial pick but could wind up earning handcuff designation as the year goes on. Of course, San Diego might jump into the Willis McGahee "chase," so that may change.
Fri, 15 Mar 2013 14:35:46 -0700
The San Diego Chargers re-signed RB Ronnie Brown to an undisclosed one-year deal.
Fantasy Tip: Brown was surprisingly effective as a complement to Ryan Mathews last season, especially in the intermediate passing game. SD just signed Danny Woodhead, though, so Brown will find it tougher to gain touches in the offense. He's 31 years old, so he probably won't make much of a fantasy impact.
Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:39:07 -0800
The San Diego Chargers are beginning to wonder if RB Ryan Mathews will ever become the type of player they thought he would become when they selected him 12th overall in the 2010 NFL Draft. The team would like him to become more polished and seize the full-time running back role. San Diego used RB Ronnie Brown in a receiving role this year in order to keep Mathews fresh; Brown ran a passing route on 60.4 percent of his offensive snaps, while Mathews ran routes 42.1 percent of the time. Mathews still believes he can be a game-changing back for the Chargers, however. "It's time for me to show them why they bumped up all the spots they did to draft me," Mathews, 25, said. "I've shown greatness at times, and I've shown I can be the worst player at times. You've got to be consistent, and that's what I plan to do, Just be a little more consistent player and just be the guy they knew when they drafted."
Fri, 28 Dec 2012 15:08:57 -0800
San Diego Chargers RB Ronnie Brown (hamstring) was limited in practice Friday, Dec. 28, and is questionable for Week 17.
Thu, 27 Dec 2012 14:31:07 -0800
San Diego Chargers RB Ronnie Brown (hamstring) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 27.
Wed, 26 Dec 2012 20:49:45 -0800
San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner indicated Wednesday, Dec. 26, that while RB Ronnie Brown (hamstring) wants to play in Week 17, he was still limping around Wednesday.
Wed, 26 Dec 2012 16:24:30 -0800
San Diego Chargers RB Ronnie Brown (hamstring), LB Donald Butler (groin) and LB Takeo Spikes (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 26.
Fri, 21 Dec 2012 12:47:26 -0800
San Diego Chargers RB Ronnie Brown (hamstring), LB Donald Butler (groin), OT Jeromey Clary (knee), OG Tyronne Green (hamstring), WR Eddie Royal (hamstring) and LB Takeo Spikes (hamstring) practiced Friday, Dec. 21, and are probable for Week 16.
Thu, 20 Dec 2012 15:48:38 -0800
San Diego Chargers RB Ronnie Brown (hamstring), LB Donald Butler (groin), OT Jeromey Clary (knee), OG Tyronne Green (hamstring) and WR Eddie Royal (hamstring) practiced in full Thursday, Dec. 20.
Wed, 19 Dec 2012 17:13:13 -0800
San Diego Chargers RB Ronnie Brown (hamstring) was limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 19.
Wed, 19 Dec 2012 15:39:42 -0800
San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner didn't reveal his plans at running back in Week 16 after RB Ryan Mathews (clavicle) was placed on the Injured Reserve. "Well, we've got a chance to get Ronnie Brown back" Turner said. "Jackie Battle will get a chance to play. And Brink (Curtis Brinkley ) played some yesterday, though I don't know that he would play on third down. And we'll probably add Edwin Baker to the 53-man roster. I don't know that he would be active, but we'd have to see where Ronnie Brown is."
Mon, 17 Dec 2012 12:21:52 -0800
San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner said there is a chance RB Ronnie Brown (hamstring) will be able to play Week 16.
Sun, 16 Dec 2012 11:45:06 -0800
The San Diego Chargers have declared LB Demorrio Williams, LB Donald Butler, WR Eddie Royal, OT Jeromey Clary, TE Ladarius Green, RB Ronnie Brown, OG Tyronne Green inactive for Week 15.
Fri, 14 Dec 2012 19:11:48 -0800
San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews said Friday, Dec. 14, that he is ready to step up with RB Ronnie Brown (hamstring) not expected to play in Week 15. Mathews is expected to receive more handoffs and passes than he typically does. "You've just got to step up," Mathews said.
Fri, 14 Dec 2012 13:31:39 -0800
San Diego Chargers RB Ronnie Brown (hamstring), LB Donald Butler (groin), OT Jeromey Clary (knee) and OG Tyronne Green (hamstring) did not practice Friday, Dec. 14, and are doubtful for Week 15.
Thu, 13 Dec 2012 13:14:58 -0800
San Diego Chargers RB Ronnie Brown (hamstring), LB Donald Butler (groin), OT Jeromey Clary (knee), OG Tyronne Green (hamstring) and LB Demorrio Williams (ankle) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 13.
Wed, 12 Dec 2012 15:48:00 -0800
San Diego Chargers RB Ronnie Brown (hamstring), LB Donald Butler (groin), OT Jeromey Clary (knee), OG Tyronne Green (hamstring) and LB Demorrio Williams (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 12.
Sun, 28 Oct 2012 14:05:26 -0700
San Diego Chargers RB Ronnie Brown led the team in receiving in Week 8 against the Cleveland Browns, hauling in seven receptions for 85 yards. WR Malcom Floyd was the top wide receiver target with four grabs and 43 yards. No other wide receiver had a reception, although WR Robert Meachem did carry once for minus-6 yards.
Sun, 23 Sep 2012 11:54:54 -0700
The San Diego Chargers have declared DL Antonio Garay, SS Brandon Taylor, OT Jared Gaither, LB Jonas Mouton, TE Ladarius Green, RB Ronnie Brown, CB Shareece Wright inactive for Week 3.
Mon, 10 Sep 2012 22:51:29 -0700
San Diego Chargers RB Curtis Brinkley carried 10 times for just 12 yards in Week 1 against the Oakland Raiders Monday, Sept. 10. He and WR Eddie Royal actually led the team in rushing yardage. RB Ronnie Brown carried five times for just five yards, while FB Le'Ron McClain had two carries for five yards. The team obviously missed RB Ryan Mathews (clavicle), who was inactive.
Fri, 07 Sep 2012 18:12:18 -0700
San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (clavicle) appears to be targeting a Week 2 return, so RB Ronnie Brown is likely to get the start in his team debut in Week 1 against the Oakland Raiders Monday, Sept. 10. RBs Jackie Battle and Curtis Brinkley are also in the mix.
Fantasy Tip: Brown might be a decent one-week RB3 or 'flex' fantasy play, especially if you were holding out hope for Mathews, but don't add Brown in place of a player with longer term value to your squad.
Sun, 12 Aug 2012 20:44:58 -0700
San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner indicated Sunday, Aug. 12, that the team will use a running back by committee approach until RB Ryan Mathews (clavicle) is healthy enough to return. "Right now, it'd probably be a mix" between RBs Ronnie Brown, Le'Ron McClain and Curtis Brinkley.
Fri, 10 Aug 2012 20:05:04 -0700
San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner said Friday, Aug. 10, that he did not anticipate the team bringing in a running back with RB Ryan Mathews (clavicle) sidelined four to six weeks. That means RBs Jackie Battle, Curtis Brinkley, Ronnie Brown and FB Le'Ron McClain are likely to shoulder the load during the remaining preseason games.
Fri, 10 Aug 2012 09:04:27 -0700
San Diego Chargers RB Ronnie Brown has had a strong training camp. He'll be needed to step into the starting lineup with RB Ryan Mathews (shoulder) sidelined up to six weeks.
Fri, 20 Jul 2012 20:59:42 -0700
San Diego Chargers RB Ronnie Brown and FB Le'Ron McClain are considered the favorites for complementary touches behind starting RB Ryan Mathews heading into training camp and the preseason.
Tue, 26 Jun 2012 19:11:25 -0700
San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews is the unquestioned starting tailback, but it gets murky after that on the depth chart. RB Ronnie Brown is viewed as being at the tail end of his career. Brown will try to hold off RB Curtis Brinkley for the primary backup role behind Mathews. RB Edwin Baker and FB Le'Ron McClain will also be in the mix for carries.
Sat, 16 Jun 2012 22:45:30 -0700
San Diego Chargers RB Ronnie Brown is expected to see a fair amount of playing time with the team this year, but starting RB Ryan Mathews is likely to receive 20-30 carries a game this season after averaging just under 16 per game during his first two seasons.
Sat, 16 Jun 2012 22:43:10 -0700
The San Diego Chargers spent time during OTAs working on the Wild Cat offense. RBs Ryan Mathews and Ronnie Brown split reps, taking direct snaps out of the shotgun formation with QB Philip Rivers lined up out wide. Chargers head coach Norv Turner said it is good for the team's defense to practice against it and also allows the opportunity for the offense to use it themselves if the opportunity presents itself. "It's something that if we feel it gives an advantage, we're going to use it," Turner said, but made it clear the team will probably only use the formation two or three times a year to surprise a defense.
Sat, 16 Jun 2012 22:38:54 -0700
San Diego Chargers RB Ronnie Brown worked with the first-string offense during red zone and two-minute drills during OTAs this week. It was likely just an opportunity for head coach Norv Turner to evaluate Brown in those situations.
Fri, 08 Jun 2012 14:11:26 -0700
The San Diego Chargers have agreed to terms with free-agent RB Ronnie Brown (Eagles) on a one-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Wed, 09 May 2012 09:19:31 -0700
The Dallas Cowboys could show interest in free-agent RB Ronnie Brown (Eagles) if they decide to add a running back in free agency.
Mon, 12 Mar 2012 10:40:02 -0700
The Philadelphia Eagles are not expected to re-sign impending free-agent QB Vince Young, RB Ronnie Brown, WR Steve E. Smith and DE Juqua Parker and Victor Abiamiri this offseason.
Mon, 02 Jan 2012 22:05:21 -0800
Philadelphia Eagles RB Ronnie Brown averaged 3.2 yards per carry in his first season with the team. That was the worst average by an Eagles player on 40 or more carries since RB Michael Haddix averaged 2.7 yards per carry in 1984. He is scheduled to become a free agent, and is not expected back.
Mon, 02 Jan 2012 22:00:22 -0800
Philadelphia Eagles DL Victor Abiamiri, RB Ronnie Brown, DL Antonio Dixon, OT King Dunlap, WR DeSean Jackson, DL Derek Landri, DL Trevor Laws, OG Evan Mathis, FB Owen Schmitt, WR Steve E. Smith and QB Vince Young are all veteran with contracts set to expire, so the team will have decisions to make about their futures.
Sun, 01 Jan 2012 08:52:55 -0800
Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy (ankle) is not active in Week 17 against the Washington Redskins.
Fantasy Tip: That all but certainly makes Maurice Jones-Drew the NFL's rushing champion, as Adam Schefter also notes. Ronnie Brown and Dion Lewis will presumably split the work. Neither is a particularly attractive play given the uncertainty about how much each will touch the rock and the limitations of his abilities, but if you're desperate for a flex player, why not? Brown is the likelier candidate for goal-line touches.