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Fri, 15 Aug 2014 18:28:28 -0700
San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (undisclosed) was inactive for the preseason game Friday, Aug. 15, against the Seattle Seahawks.
Fantasy Tip: It is unclear if Mathews is dealing with some type of injury or if he is simply being rested. He has had a history of injuries in his career, so the Bolts might simply be trying to keep him healthy.
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 16:42:18 -0700
San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews recently said he's the healthiest he's ever been in his NFL career. Mathews said he's been doing a lot of work to keep his body in shape with help from strength and conditioning coach Kent Johnston.
Fantasy Tip: This is good news for now, but we'll see how he holds up once the season starts. Mathews will be the lead running back in a committee that also includes Danny Woodhead and Donald Brown.
Thu, 07 Aug 2014 20:18:01 -0700
San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews fumbled while trying to dive into the end zone during the team's preseason opener Thursday, Aug. 7. He finished with five carries for 19 yards.
Fantasy Tip: Mathews is coming off a strong 2013 campaign, but he has struggled with injuries and ball security in the past. He is still worth drafting as a RB2 in standard formats at this point, but a few more fumbles could start to change that.
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:33:22 -0700
San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews' rookie contract will expire after the 2014 season, which means this could be his final year with the organization, in the opinion of ESPN's Eric D. Williams. San Diego recently extended the contract of RB Danny Woodhead and added a player similar to Mathews in RB Donald Brown via a three-year pact earlier in the offseason.
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 11:39:15 -0700
San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews will continue to be the team's workhorse at running back because of his physical style, according to offensive coordinator Frank Reich. "Ryan is as tough as a runner as I've been around," Reich said. "He's just a physically dominating runner. And he brings a physical presence to the game, which we love. The offensive line senses it, and they love blocking for him because of his physicality."
Fantasy Tip: Mathews was able to play all 16 games in 2013 and is hoping to do so again this upcoming season. He should continue to receive most of the carries even though Donald Brown and Danny Woodhead are on the roster. Mathews should be considered as a solid starting option at running back in all leagues.
Tue, 17 Jun 2014 15:54:04 -0700
San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews showed quick cuts and bursts while running at minicamp Tuesday, June 17. He also appears to have added muscle in the offseason, and he's weighing 222 pounds, which is up seven pounds from last August.
Fantasy Tip: Mathews showed last year what he can do when he remains healthy. He'll remain the team's bell-cow running back and should stay as the goal-line back, as well, giving him more value as a solid RB2.
Mon, 02 Jun 2014 11:11:01 -0700
San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (elbow, arm) is practicing with his elbow and upper arm wrapped Monday, June 2.
Tue, 27 May 2014 15:45:48 -0700
San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews was not present at organized team activities Tuesday, May 27, so RBs Danny Woodhead, Donald Brown and Branden Oliver took handoffs and caught passes instead.
Thu, 20 Mar 2014 11:19:12 -0700
San Diego Chargers general manager Tom Telesco said that RB Ryan Mathews remains the team's every-down back despite the signing of RB Donald Brown in free agency. "We know Ryan is our bell cow," Telesco said. "He's our No. 1 back. He had an excellent year last year. And we all know what Danny Woodhead can do in his role. We saw that for 16 games last year. And we think Donald can come in and add to that, too, and give us some different options. And a different style, too. The more weapons we can have for Philip Rivers, the better."
Fantasy Tip: Mathews figures to be a nice RB2/3 again this year, even with Woodhead and Brown around to steal touches from him in the backfield. Mathews loses some luster in PPR leagues, however, because of the presence of the other two backs for passing situations.
Thu, 23 Jan 2014 12:02:45 -0800
San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews received an increase in base salary in 2014. Mathews is now scheduled to make $1.97825 million next season.
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