Jordan Todman has a "solid hold" on the Jaguars' #2 RB job, according to insider Michael DiRocco. "You’re seeing him break some," HC Gus Bradley said. and I think that’s what we’re counting on him for -- to give that change-up, that burst that we know he has." Todman is trying to hold off RBs Denard Robinson and Storm Johnson for work behind starter Toby Gerhart. We're not expecting the #2 RB to see more than a handful of touches per game, though. And even if Gerhart goes down, the Jags would likely deploy a committee backfield. None of Jacksonville's backup RBs are recommended fantasy targets.
Starting in place of Maurice Jones-Drew (hamstring), Todman
rushed 25 times for 109 yards. He added
4 catches for 44 yards, showing soft hands in the process. Todman’s total yardage (153) exceeded MJD’s
single-game high of 144 this season. It’s
not far-fetched to call this 23-year-old former practice squad player the
superior runner. He ran with surprising
power for a 200 pounder and showed his long speed on a game-high 33-yard
run. MJD was listed as doubtful on the
injury report this week, so there’s no guarantee he’ll return for Sunday’s
tilt against Tennessee. Given another
start, Todman would be a potential RB2, especially in a plus matchup.
Chargers rookie RB Jordan Todman is anxious to get to training camp and start working his way towards earning a role in San Diego's backfield. "I'm in a good spot, but nothing has been handed to me," Todman said. "I'm still going to be busting my butt out there to find my role with the team." The UConn product exploded for 1,695 yards and 14 TDs last season. He possesses 4.4 speed but lacks ideal size and isn't an instinctual runner. He'll be given a chance to fill Darren Sproles' change-of-pace role with the Chargers. But we're just not big fans of Todman's skill-set. And as the #3 RB on San Diego's depth chart, there isn't much upside here.