Branden Oliver Fantasy
- Height / Weight
- 5'6" / 208 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- May 7, 1991 (28)
- 5th Season
- 2014 / Rd. / Pk. (SD FA)
Branden Oliver News
The Indianapolis Colts are expected to release running back Branden Oliver on Saturday, according to Stephen Holder of The Athletic. Oliver was a depth signing after injuries hobbled the Colts backfield, but his release shows to some degree that the team is confident that their current rotation will be acceptably healthy when the regular season starts. Christine Michael, Jordan Wilkins, and Nyheim Hines look to comprise that group unless Marlon Mack rebounds quickly from his hamstring issue.
Los Angeles Chargers running back Branden Oliver will get the start if Melvin Gordon (ankle) is unable to play Week 17 against the Raiders, head coach Anthony Lynn confirms. "I feel comfortable in a sense that he's done it before," Lynn said of Oliver starting. "And so if we have to do it again, he'll do it again." The Chargers are still holding out hope Gordon will be able to play, and the running back has expressed optimism about his status. Still, Gordon is at best questionable, making Oliver a must-add in leagues with Week 17 championships.
Los Angeles Chargers running back Branden Oliver is expected to be the backup to Melvin Gordon in Week 16 against the Jets, with Austin Ekeler (hand) being limited to special teams, according to ESPN Los Angeles' Eric D. Williams. This is to be expected after Ekeler was initially believed to be done for the rest of the year after breaking his hand in Week 15. Neither Ekeler nor Oliver are fantasy relevant on championship weekend.
Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Dontrelle Inman and running back Branden Oliver (hamstring) are inactive for Week 7 against the Broncos. Inman is a healthy scratch, signaling that he's falling even further now that rookie Mike Williams is healthy. Inman isn't on the fantasy radar. Oliver appeared to be ready to return this weekend, but instead he'll miss his second straight week. Austin Ekeler will continue to pick up scraps behind lead dog Melvin Gordon.
Los Angeles Chargers running back Branden Oliver (hamstring) practiced in full for the second straight day Thursday. After sitting out in Week 7, it looks as though Oliver is ready to return. He'll continue fighting for scraps behind lead dog Melvin Gordon, making him useless for fantasy. Oliver is strictly a handcuff option for Gordon owners in the deepest of leagues.
Branden Oliver Stats
The following is a breakdown of Branden Oliver stats. This page is updated weekly throughout the NFL season showcasing the RB. Our situational tables show Branden Oliver stats in a number of variations which include different time periods and game situations.