Danny Woodhead | Retired RB

Date of Birth:  01/25/1985
Age:  33
Height  5'8"
Weight:   200
College:  Chadron State
Drafted:  2008 | Undrafted
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Danny Woodhead | Retired RB

Danny Woodhead has retired from the NFL after ten seasons.

Woodhead made the announcement on his Instagram page with a nice statement thanking God and those that helped him be able to have a great football career. During his ten NFL seasons, Woodhead had 517 carries for 2,238 rushing yards and 36 touchdowns, along with 300 receptions for 2,698 receiving yards and 17 receiving touchdowns. Woodhead was one of the most-trusted backs in the NFL as a receiver and had some great seasons with both Tom Brady and Philip Rivers. The 33-year-old Woodhead seems to be fully prepared for the next part of his life, and we wish him the best of luck.

Danny Woodhead | Retired RB

The Ravens are releasing running back Danny Woodhead, according to Ian Rapoport.

As Rapoport says, it’s for cap reasons, and the team also released right tackle Austin Howard earlier today. Woodhead will now hit a free agent market that’s crowded with some really good players, but he shouldn’t have trouble finding a new team. A hamstring injury derailed Woodhead’s lone season in Baltimore.

Danny Woodhead | Retired RB

Danny Woodhead gets five touches in Week 17.

Woodhead had one carry for three yards and four receptions for 16 yards in the loss to the Bengals. He played in eight games in his first season with Baltimore, as he dealt with the bad hamstring injury suffered in Week 1. Woodhead had 14 carries for 56 rushing yards and 33 receptions for 200 receiving yards on the season. He'll be 33 this offseason, but Baltimore is likely to want him back in the mix with Alex Collins and Javorius Allen in the backfield.

Danny Woodhead | Retired RB

Danny Woodhead caught five passes for 33 yards in Saturday’s win over the Colts.

He also rushed once for eight yards. Baltimore’s receiving back converted a third down in the fourth quarter, but he’s not seeing enough volume to be a reliable fantasy option outside of deeper PPR leagues. The Ravens host the Bengals next Sunday as they look to earn a playoff spot.

Danny Woodhead | Retired RB

Danny Woodhead handles seven touches in win over the Browns.

Woodhead caught six passes for 31 yards and gained a yard on one carry. The pass-catching back isn't worth considering as anything more than a PPR FLEX option with Alex Collins and Javorius Allen both involved for the Ravens. Baltimore faces Indianapolis on Saturday.

Danny Woodhead | Retired RB

Danny Woodhead gets six touches in Ravens’ loss.

Woodhead had two carries for seven yards and four receptions (on five targets) for 29 yards. It appears Woodhead might be behind Javorius Allen for red zone opportunities, which caps his fantasy value a bit. Consider him a FLEX option in PPR leagues for Week 15.

Danny Woodhead | Retired RB

Danny Woodhead handles five touches in Week 13 win.

Woodhead rushed three times for nine yards and caught two passes for 14 yards. Baltimore played ahead all game, but that might not be the case next week when they travel to face the Steelers next week on Sunday Night Football. Consider Woodhead a quality FLEX in PPR leagues, but it would be best to avoid him in standard leagues until we see more out of him.

Danny Woodhead | Retired RB

Danny Woodhead gets eight touches in Week 12.

Woodhead carried four times for 22 yards and caught four passes (on four targets) for 23 yards versus Houston. Woodhead doesn't have a huge role in Baltimore's offense yet, and Javorius Allen (who scored in the red zone) still remains a factor, but Woodhead remains a FLEX option for PPR leagues next week against Detroit.

Danny Woodhead | Retired RB

Danny Woodhead handles six touches in return to the lineup.

Woodhead caught five passes for 21 yards and rushed once for two yards. The receiving back should only get more involved in the coming weeks, and he needs to be picked up in all PPR leagues that he's still available in. There's a good chance Woodhead earns "Gruden Grinder" honors next week on Monday Night Football against Houston.

Danny Woodhead | Retired RB

The Ravens officially activated Danny Woodhead to the 53-man roster.

The team said a decision would be made over the weekend regarding Woodhead's status for Sunday, and it certainly looks like he'll be out there for the first time since Week 1. While Javorius Allen has filled in admirably as receiver out of the backfield in Woodhead's absence, we would expect Woodhead to step right in as the primary guy on passing downs. He's worth a pickup in all leagues, especially PPR, but there's real risk in playing him his first game back tomorrow.

Danny Woodhead | Retired RB

Danny Woodhead might not play this weekend.

Woodhead is eligible to play this week for the first time since Week 1, and he's been practicing with the team, but Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said a decision won't be made until the weekend. We would think Woodhead will play against the Packers, but it apparently is not a lock. Check back in on Sunday when the actives and inactives are released at 11:30 AM ET to see if Woodhead is playing and ready to be inserted into fantasy lineups.

Danny Woodhead | Retired RB

Danny Woodhead is not listed on the injury report.

Woodhead is set to make his return in his first game eligible off Injured Reserve after he missed the last eight games while dealing with his hamstring injury suffered in Week 1. He's practicing fully with the team and will be out there on Sunday barring some type of setback. It might be difficult to trust Woodhead against the Packers in his first game back, but he should develop into at least a PPR FLEX down the stretch here. Javorius Allen's role might decrease now that Woodhead is back in the mix.

Danny Woodhead | Retired RB

Danny Woodhead (hamstring) has officially returned to practice.

Ravens head coach John Harbaugh indicated Woodhead had a good chance of practicing this week, and he's now back. Woodhead is not yet eligible to play, but after a couple weeks of practice he should be ready to go for Week 11 after Baltimore's Week 10 bye week. If Woodhead was dropped in your league, he's certainly worth a look—especially in PPR leagues, where he is a must add.

Danny Woodhead | Retired RB

Danny Woodhead (hamstring) has "a chance" to return to practice this week.

Woodhead has been on Injured Reserve since hurting his hamstring in Week 1, but it sounds like he's headed in the right direction to be ready to go when he's eligible to play again in Week 11. Practice this week would put him right on schedule to be ready when the Ravens emerge from their Week 10 bye, so we'll monitor his practice status throughout this week.

Danny Woodhead | Retired RB

The Ravens have placed Danny Woodhead (hamstring) on IR.

Woodhead will almost certainly be one of the Ravens' two designated to return players, but he'll now miss eight weeks on Injured Reserve. The Ravens called up former Bears running back Jeremy Langford from the practice squad to take Woodhead's spot on the 53-man roster, and Langford could get some immediate playing time for the team. Terrance West and Javorius Allen are still the best fantasy options in Baltimore's backfield for now, and they can both be in lineups this week against Cleveland. Allen is a riskier option than West, though.

Danny Woodhead | Retired RB

Ravens head coach John Harbaugh says Danny Woodhead (hamstring) will miss at least four weeks.

There were two different timelines yesterday, with NFL Network's Ian Rapoport saying 4-6 weeks and ESPN's Adam Schefter saying 6-8 weeks. Woodhead's return might ultimately hinge on whether the Ravens decide to put him on Injured Reserve (as a designated return player), which would keep him out for eight weeks. We should know more in the next few days, but Terrance West and Javorius Allen will handle most of the work in Baltimore's backfield with Woodhead out.

Danny Woodhead | Retired RB

Adam Schefter reports Danny Woodhead is expected to miss 6-8 weeks.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported earlier today that Woodhead is expected to miss only 4-6 weeks, but the 6-8 weeks is probably more accurate. Schefter says Woodhead is a candidate for IR, which could happen in the next few days. Expect Woodhead to miss at least six weeks with his bad hamstring injury that forced him to get carted to the locker room on Sunday.

Danny Woodhead | Retired RB

Ravens RB Danny Woodhead is expected to miss 4-6 weeks, according to Ian Rapoport.

Woodhead suffered what appeared to be a bad hamstring injury that forced him to be carted to the locker room on Sunday against the Bengals, so 4-6 weeks is a lot better than it could've been. Still, expect the longer end of this timeline, and don't be surprised if he ends up out longer than that to ensure he's 100%. Terrance West looks like he'll be the clear lead guy in the backfield with Woodhead out, but Javorius Allen actually led the Ravens in carries last week. Allen is one of the best waiver wire adds this week. If you have room on your bench or have an IR spot, Woodhead is worth keeping on your fantasy roster, especially in PPR leagues.

Danny Woodhead | Retired RB

Danny Woodhead gets carted off with hamstring injury.

Woodhead was dealing with a hamstring injury late in the preseason, and he appears to have suffered a similar injury today against the Bengals. Woodhead was carted to the locker room and is listed as doubtful to return. Don't expect him to be back today, and this could be a multi-week injury based off the early look of it.

Danny Woodhead | Retired RB

Danny Woodhead (hamstring) returns to Ravens practice.

Woodhead missed a few weeks and the last two preseason games with a hamstring issue, but he returns to practice today with quarterback Joe Flacco eight days ahead of the team's season opener. The veteran back should be a big part of the passing attack for the Ravens, and he should be a very good starter in PPR leagues in 2017. He offers a high floor in the middle rounds of fantasy drafts.

Danny Woodhead | Retired RB

Danny Woodhead plays with first team in Ravens' second preseason game.

Woodhead mixed in with Terrance West for snaps with the first-team offense, carrying once for two yards and drawing three targets in the passing game. Quarterback Ryan Mallett couldn't connect with Woodhead, but starter Joe Flacco should have no trouble hitting the elusive running back in the regular season. The Ravens offensive line is a concern, but Woodhead should offer a pretty high floor as a mid-round pick in fantasy drafts.

Danny Woodhead | Retired RB

The Ravens think their running backs will be a lot better this season.

Both quarterback Joe Flacco and head coach John Harbaugh were on SiriusXM NFL Radio and talked about the running backs. Flacco said they know the offense needs balance with the running game for them to be successful and thinks that position will be a lot better this year, and he said he's excited about free agent acquisition Danny Woodhead. Harbaugh went on SiriusXM NFL Radio after Flacco and said they haven't had someone that has the ability Woodhead has as a receiver since Ray Rice. Flacco said the same thing (the comparison to Ray Rice) about Woodhead during the offseason, and it's clear they are going to use him a lot out of the backfield. Rice had 61+ catches in each season from 2009-2012 with Baltimore.

Danny Woodhead | Retired RB

Joe Flacco compared running back Danny Woodhead to Ray Rice.

The Ravens quarterback said, "ever since we lost Ray Rice, we haven’t had a type of back that’s quite like how Ray was and quite like how Danny is in the passing game." Woodhead was certainly a reliable target out of the backfield for Tom Brady and Philip Rivers through the years. Flacco and Woodhead also said they are both have had almost instant chemistry and a feel for each other. Woodhead is completely recovered from his torn ACL suffered in Week 2 last season, and he was a big addition for the Ravens. He'll be a solid asset in PPR leagues this season.

Danny Woodhead | Retired RB

Danny Woodhead has "no restrictions" at Ravens' OTAs.

Woodhead tore his ACL last September, and he's seven months removed from the injury. Woodhead figures to be a big part of the Ravens' offense this season, especially on third downs. With second year back Kenneth Dixon suspended for the first four games, Woodhead should get even more work at the start of the season.

Danny Woodhead | Retired RB

The Ravens will sign running back Danny Woodhead, according to Ian Rapoport.

Rapoport also notes that Woodhead is "fully healthy" from his torn ACL from last season. Woodhead will slide in as the third down back for Baltimore, and this likely signals that Kenneth Dixon will be the lead back. The Ravens have spoken very, very highly of Dixon. Woodhead should be a good PPR option in 2017, as Joe Flacco doesn't mind checking the ball down and he is going to lose his fullback Kyle Juszczyk in free agency.

Danny Woodhead | Retired RB

Multiple teams are interested in Danny Woodhead, including the Broncos, according to Alex Marvez.

Marvez notes that Woodhead is on track with his ACL recovery, which is why teams are interested. He'd be a great passing down addition to any offense. The Chargers will likely remain interested.