Indianapolis Colts
Position
RB
 
Jersey
43
Name  Branden Oliver
Born  5/7/1991
Height  5-8
Weight  202
College  Buffalo
12/28/2014 6:04:00 PM
Description: Chargers rookie running back Branden Oliver had a nice day to end the 2014 season.
Insight: Oliver had 14 carries for 71 yards as the Chargers featured him a lot early against the Chiefs. Oliver also had a touchdown. He should be a decent middle-round selection next season.
 
12/21/2014 10:07:00 AM
Description: Chargers rookie running back Branden Oliver led the team in rushing during Saturday's win over San Francisco.
Insight: He rushed 13 times for 53 yards and caught three passes for 28 more yards. If owners have anything to play for in Week 17, Oliver will be a borderline RB2 if Ryan Mathews is still sidelined.
 
12/15/2014 11:20:00 AM
Description: Chargers rookie running back Branden Oliver saw a majority of the workload, but produced just 26 yards on 12 carries.
Insight: Ryan Mathews missed tha game with an ankle injury and allowed Oliver and Donald Brown to carry the load. Oliver did catch four balls for 44 yards, but all in all it wasn't a very good day.
 
12/11/2014 4:26:00 PM
Description: Chargers rookie running back Branden Oliver could see extended playing time on Sunday.
Insight: Ryan Mathews has missed two consecutive practices with an ankle injury, and with his status in doubt, both Oliver and Donald Brown could be thrust into action. Oliver rused for over 100 yards in both Week 3 and Week 4, and was heavily involved in the passing game during Mathews' absence earlier this season. However, with all that being said, we would recommend Oliver as no more than a flex play if Mathews sits.
 
11/17/2014 10:26:00 AM
Description: Chargers rookie running back Branden Oliver took a back seat to Ryan Mathews in Week 11, rushing 13 times for 36 yards.
Insight: Oliver owners shouldn't give up as Mathews was seen limping out of the stadium after the game and the oft-injured running back may not be ready for Week 12.
 
11/2/2014 6:57:00 PM
Description: Chargers rookie running back Branden Oliver received more carries than teammate Donald Brown but was not as successful.
Insight: Neither back did very well, but Oliver averaged just 1.5 yards per rush with 19 yards on 13 carries. Brown had a great average as he gained 23 yards on four carries. The Chargers will be on their bye next week, and in Week 11, it will be hard to trust Oliver with two straight dud performances.
 
10/24/2014 9:30:00 AM
Description: Charger rookie running back Branden Oliver was once again the workhorse (20 touches), but struggled to find any open space.
Insight: Oliver carried the ball 13 times for just 36 yards and caught seven balls for 27 yards and didn't score. The Denver defense doesn't get noticed with their media-fed offense stealing the show, but they are pretty good and Oliver will have better days down the road against weaker teams.
 
10/20/2014 9:28:00 AM
Description: Charger rookie running back Branden Oliver was once again the workhorse, but for the first time he didn't produce top numbers.
Insight: Oliver carried the ball 15 times with Ronnie Brown getting just one carry. Unfortunately, he totaled just 78 combined yards and no scores.
 
Hot10/17/2014 2:31:00 PM
Description: Charger rookie running back Branden Oliver should be a workhorse again in Week 7.
Insight: Oliver carried the ball 26 times last weekend and the Chargers still don't have a viable option behind him.
 
Hot10/13/2014 11:05:00 AM
Description: Charger rookie Branden Oliver was impressive again against Oakland, rushing for 101 yards and a touchdown.
Insight: He carried the ball 26 times and appears that he's turning into a classic workhorse back. He's a must start.
 
Hot10/6/2014 10:07:00 AM
Description: Former University at Buffalo rookie Branden Oliver was impressive in Week 5 and should be near the top of all waiver wire pickup lists this week.
Insight: With Ryan Mathews, Danny Woodhead injured, Oliver out-played Donald Brown by rushing 19 times for 114 yards and a touchdown and catching all four targets for 68 yards and a score.
 
8/8/2014 11:04:00 AM
Description: University at Buffalo rookie Branden Oliver was impressive in rushing for 64 yards and a score on just seven carries.
Insight: Even if he makes the final 53-man roster we have a hard time envisioning him with fantasy value with Ryan Mathews, Danny Woodhead and Donald Brown in front of him on the depth chart.