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Ryan Mathews

San Diego Chargers
Running Back

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Chargers | Bolts managing Ryan Mathews' touches

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 16:32:38 -0800

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (knee, shoulder) has 175 rushing yards in two games since returning from a knee injury, but he's carried the ball an average of 14 times in those two games, with just four carries in the fourth quarter and two in the red zone. Head coach Mike McCoy said that team is monitoring Mathews' touches as he makes his way back from injury. RBs Branden Oliver and Donald Brown are still being sprinkled in. Mathews suffered a shoulder injury in the second half but returned to the game, and the injury isn't considered serious.

Fantasy Tip: Mathews looked healthy and spry against the St. Louis Rams in Week 12. However, be careful not to overvalue him heading into Week 13 in a very tough matchup against a strong Baltimore Ravens run unit on the road at FantasyScore.

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Chargers | Ryan Mathews leaves briefly

Sun, 23 Nov 2014 20:02:33 -0800

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (shoulder) briefly left the Week 12 game against the St. Louis Rams due to a shoulder injury, but he was able to return and finish the game.

Fantasy Tip: Mathews finished with 105 rushing yards on 12 totes, including a 32-yard touchdown, and he added two grabs for eight yards. It doesn't appear to be a major injury since he was able to return.

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Chargers | Ryan Mathews limited in Week 11

Mon, 17 Nov 2014 11:06:46 -0800

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (knee) played 32 offensive snaps in Week 11 but was part of a committee at running back, because the team wanted to ease him back into the offense. Mathews finished the game with 70 yards on 16 carries.

Fantasy Tip: Mathews likely will receive more work as the season goes on and should continue to lead the team in carries. Mathews should be a good starting option each week as long as he can stay healthy.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune - Michael Gehlken

Chargers | Ryan Mathews has knee wrapped

Sun, 16 Nov 2014 19:35:56 -0800

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (knee) had his knee wrapped after the Week 11 game against the Oakland Raiders, but he appeared to be dealing with normal soreness. "I feel great," Mathews said Sunday, Nov. 16.

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Chargers | Ryan Mathews will play

Sun, 16 Nov 2014 11:50:03 -0800

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (knee) is active for the team's Week 11 game.

Fantasy Tip: Mathews is active for the first time in a while and may receive a majority of the carries this week. Mathews costs $4,700 on FantasyScore and could be a solid option at running back or the flex position.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune - Michael Gehlken

Chargers | Ryan Mathews listed as probable

Fri, 14 Nov 2014 13:38:00 -0800

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 14, and is listed as probable for Week 11.

Fantasy Tip: Mathews should be able to play in Week 11 and could also receive a majority of the carries if he is not limited during the game. Mathews costs $4,700 on FantasyScore and could be a sleeper starting option for owners.

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Chargers | Ryan Mathews a full participant

Thu, 13 Nov 2014 13:09:26 -0800

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (knee) fully participated in practice Thursday, Nov. 13.

Fantasy Tip: Mathews looks good to go for Week 11 with a favorable matchup on his plate against the Oakland Raiders. Even coming off an injury, $6,400 is a reasonable investment on FantasyScore.

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Chargers | Ryan Mathews on the field

Thu, 13 Nov 2014 11:24:43 -0800

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (knee) is participating in practice Thursday, Nov. 13.

Fantasy Tip: It appears that Mathews is on track to play in Week 11, but his role in the offense could be limited since he has missed a significant amount of time. Mathews costs $4,700 on FantasyScore but should be seen as a risky option.

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Chargers | Ryan Mathews a full participant

Wed, 12 Nov 2014 13:21:00 -0800

Updating a previous report, San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (knee) practiced in full Wednesday, Nov. 12.

Fantasy Tip: Mathews has a good shot at returning to the Bolts' backfield to face the Oakland Raiders this weekend. It's a great matchup to return to, but one has to wonder if he'll be eased back in the rotation with Donald Brown and Branden Oliver. It's risky to rely on Mathews for $4,700 at FantasyScore.

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Chargers | Ryan Mathews practicing

Wed, 12 Nov 2014 11:21:48 -0800

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (knee) is participating in practice Wednesday, Nov. 12.

Fantasy Tip: Mathews appears to have a chance to play in Week 11, but owners should continue to monitor his participation during the week to see if he suffers any setbacks. Mathews probably would be a risky option to use for owners, but he only costs $4,700 on FantasyScore.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune - Michael Gehlken

Chargers | Ryan Mathews will be ready

Tue, 11 Nov 2014 15:56:32 -0800

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (knee) will be ready to go once he takes the field again. Head coach Mike McCoy said he's confident Mathews will be successful when he returns from a nine-week hiatus due to a nagging knee injury.

Fantasy Tip: If Mathews does play this week, he could be eased in after such a long break. Branden Oliver and Donald Brown will also still be in the mix, so it might be best to sit Mathews.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune - Tom Krasovic

Chargers | Ryan Mathews practices

Thu, 06 Nov 2014 10:16:39 -0800

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (knee) participated in practice Wednesday, Nov. 5, and is expected to play in Week 11.

Fantasy Tip: Mathews has another week to allow his knee to heal and appears to have a good chance to play in Week 11. Mathews likely will have a role on offense when he returns but may also be part of a committee at the position. Owners should watch for any news next week on how he will be used.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune - Michael Gehlken

Chargers | Ryan Mathews returning soon?

Mon, 03 Nov 2014 17:57:07 -0800

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (knee) could return after the team's Week 10 bye, and Matt Calkins of the San Diego Union-Tribune believes Mathews is "almost assured" to resume his role as the team's lead back.

Fantasy Tip: Brandon Oliver has had a few nice performances in Mathews' absence, but San Diego's ground game has struggled lately. If Mathews does return in Week 11, he will have a friendly matchup against Oakland right out of the gate.

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Chargers | Ryan Mathews likely to regain role

Mon, 03 Nov 2014 07:34:36 -0800

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (knee) is all but assured to regain his role as the featured back when he returns. RB Branden Oliver has rushed 32 times for 49 yards in the last two games.

Fantasy Tip: Mathews will be a flex option upon return, but he doesn't play on third downs often. Oliver will likely shift into the third down role, which really hurts his value. Donald Brown is likely to continue to see sparse work.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune - Matt Calkins

Chargers | Week 9 Inactives

Sun, 02 Nov 2014 08:32:05 -0800

The San Diego Chargers have declared SS Jahleel Addae, CB Jason Verrett, LB Jeremiah Attaochu, LB Manti Te'o, CB Richard Crawford, RB Ryan Mathews, DT Ryan Carrethers inactive for Week 9.

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Chargers | Ryan Mathews to return after bye?

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:12:26 -0700

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (knee) is running again in practice, and he hopes to return Nov. 16 after the team's Week 10 bye to face the Oakland Raiders. "Being able to run again is encouraging," Mathews said. "That's a big step. I'm very encouraged. The trainers are doing a great job and I'm just following their plan. Every time they put me through something I'm just trying to do my best."

Fantasy Tip: When Mathews returns, he's likely to be eased back in and share the backfield duties with Branden Oliver. Oliver could still end up being the more valuable fantasy runners for SD, especially in PPR leagues like FantasyScore.

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Chargers | Ryan Mathews ruled out

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:21:18 -0700

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (knee) was limited in practice Friday, Oct. 31, and has been ruled out for the team's Week 9 game.

Fantasy Tip: Branden Oliver will once again get the work this week, but he does have a tough matchup against the Miami Dolphins. You may be able to find better options in FantasyScore this week.

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Chargers | Ryan Mathews sits out of practice

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:14:24 -0700

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (knee) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 30.

Fantasy Tip: Mathews will probably be out at least another week, paving the way for Branden Oliver once again. Oliver does have somewhat of a tough matchup as the Miami Dolphins have allowed just four rushing touchdowns this year.

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Chargers | Ryan Mathews likely to sit

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 06:49:15 -0700

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (knee) is likely to sit out of the Week 9 game and return after the Week 10 bye.

Fantasy Tip: Branden Oliver ($5,900; 11.8% of your cap) is likely to remain involved whenever Mathews returns and is a good flex option in the interim.

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Chargers | Ryan Mathews misses practice

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:08:21 -0700

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 29.

Fantasy Tip: Mathews is not off to a good start in terms of his availability for Week 9. Owners should keep him on their bench until he is able to play again. Branden Oliver likely will continue to receive most of the carries and costs $5,900 on FantasyScore.

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Chargers | Ryan Mathews back in Week 9?

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:44:12 -0700

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (knee) missed his sixth consecutive game in Week 8 Thursday, Oct. 23, against the Denver Broncos, but he could return to practice as early as Monday, Oct. 27. However, Mathews is nearing a return and unlikely to miss more than one additional game, if that. Mathews worked out before the game Thursday, and his right knee was stable and he appeared conditioned.

Fantasy Tip: FantasyScore owners will want to see Mathews officially play and make it through one full game to not only knock off any rust, but prove his health as well. The return of Mathews, and potential return of Donald Brown, spells trouble for the value of Branden Oliver.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune - Michael Gehlken

Chargers | Week 8 Inactives

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:01:00 -0700

The San Diego Chargers have declared CB Steve Williams, RB Ryan Mathews, CB Brandon Flowers, RB Donald Brown, LB Manti Te'o, LBs Jeremiah Attaochu and Cordarro Law inactive for Week 8.

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Chargers | Ryan Mathews will not play

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:41:06 -0700

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 22, and has been ruled out for the team's Week 8 game.

Fantasy Tip: Branden Oliver will once again get most of the work at running back in the team's Week 8 game, but he does not have a great matchup against the Denver Broncos and should be avoided in FantasyScore.

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Chargers | Ryan Mathews doesn't practice

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:35:15 -0700

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (knee) did not practice Tuesday, Oct. 21, and is not expected to play Thursday, Oct. 23, against the Denver Broncos.

Fantasy Tip: Again, Branden Oliver may be a risky investment on FantasyScore at $6,100 as Denver is allowing just over 51 rushing yards per game to running backs.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune - Michael Gehlken

Chargers | Ryan Mathews misses practice

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:54:52 -0700

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (knee) did not participate in practice Monday, Oct. 20. The Chargers did not hold a practice Monday, and this is an estimation.

Fantasy Tip: Mathews probably will not be able to play this week, and it is not known when he will come back. Branden Oliver probably will continue to be the starting running back and is a solid option in all leagues.

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Chargers | Week 7 Inactives

Sun, 19 Oct 2014 11:46:53 -0700

The San Diego Chargers have declared LB Jeremiah Attaochu, RB Donald Brown, WR Dontrelle Inman, DT Ricardo Mathews, RB Ryan Mathews, LB Manti Te'o, CB Jason Verrett inactive for Week 7.

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Chargers | Ryan Mathews will not play

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:48:35 -0700

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (knee) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 17, and has been ruled out for Week 7.

Fantasy Tip: Mathews still has not been able to run and probably will miss a few more weeks because of the injury. Owners can keep him on their bench until he is ready to return.

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Chargers | Ryan Mathews misses practice again

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 13:22:44 -0700

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (knee) missed practice again Thursday, Oct. 16.

Fantasy Tip: Again, Branden Oliver is worth a start against the Kansas City Chiefs this week with Mathews and Donald Brown likely not playing.

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Chargers | Ryan Mathews remains sidelined

Wed, 15 Oct 2014 21:51:54 -0700

Updating a previous report, San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (knee) continues to rehab from a Sept. 14 injury to his right knee, but he has not resumed running. He will not play in Week 7 against the Kansas City Chiefs and may miss the Week 8 game Thursday, Oct. 23.

Fantasy Tip: With Mathews sidelined, rookie Branden Oliver continues to shine. At just $6,400 (or 12.8% of cap) on FantasyScore, the rookie from the University of Buffalo has quickly become a favorite of fantasy owners and a viable RB2 or flex play.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune - Michael Gehlken

Chargers | Ryan Mathews sits at practice

Wed, 15 Oct 2014 13:17:59 -0700

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 15.

Fantasy Tip: It looks like Branden Oliver will get the start again this week and is a nice investment at $6,400 on FantasyScore.

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Chargers | Week 6 Inactives

Sun, 12 Oct 2014 11:39:23 -0700

The San Diego Chargers have declared RB Donald Brown, CB Shareece Wright, RB Ryan Mathews, LB Manti Te'o, LB Cordarro Law, LB Reggie Walker, CB Steve Williams inactive for Week 6.

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Chargers | Ryan Mathews ruled out

Fri, 10 Oct 2014 12:16:11 -0700

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (knee) has been ruled out for Week 6.

Fantasy Tip: Mathews could miss a few more weeks because of his knee injury. Owners should stash him on their bench until he is able to return.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune - Michael Gehlken

Chargers | Ryan Mathews doesn't practice

Thu, 09 Oct 2014 13:14:23 -0700

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (knee) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 9, for the second straight day. Mathews has not even started running yet and will still be out a few weeks.

Fantasy Tip: Branden Oliver could be a nice investment against the Oakland Raiders this week. He is priced at a reasonable $5,900 on FantasyScore.

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Chargers | Ryan Mathews not running yet

Thu, 09 Oct 2014 09:50:38 -0700

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (knee) has not started running since he suffered his medial collateral ligament injury in Week 2. There is still a chance Mathews is able to return before the end of the month.

Fantasy Tip: Mathews is still a few weeks away from returning to the field. Owners should continue to keep him on their bench until he is healthy enough to play.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune - Michael Gehlken

Chargers | Ryan Mathews misses practice

Wed, 08 Oct 2014 18:28:37 -0700

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (knee) did not take part in practice Wednesday, Oct. 8.

Fantasy Tip: With Mathews sidelined, and Donald Brown dealing with concussion, rookie Branden Oliver is an attractive addition in FantasyScore at $5900 (or 11.8 percent of cap).

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Chargers | Ryan Mathews is limited participant

Wed, 08 Oct 2014 17:36:23 -0700

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (knee) did not take part in practice Wednesday, Oct. 8.

Fantasy Tip: Mathews remains sidelined, and it is unclear if he will be able to return in Week 6. Branden Oliver saw extended playing time with numerous injuries in the San Diego backfield, and is the best bet in FantasyScore at $5900 (or 11.8 percent of the cap).

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Chargers | Ryan Mathews sitting out

Wed, 08 Oct 2014 11:39:12 -0700

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (knee) is not participating in practice Wednesday, Oct. 8.

Fantasy Tip: Mathews is still not ready to return from his knee injury. Owners should continue to monitor the practice reports to see when he is closer to returning to the field.

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Chargers | Ryan Mathews likely out two weeks

Mon, 06 Oct 2014 05:38:00 -0700

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (knee) is likely out another two weeks with a sprained knee.

Fantasy Tip: Keep him benched for a couple of weeks. If someone dropped him when he went down, you may start looking to squeeze him onto your roster.

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Chargers | Week 5 Inactives

Sun, 05 Oct 2014 11:59:14 -0700

The San Diego Chargers have declared WR Dontrelle Inman, CB Shareece Wright, C Richard Ohrnberger, LB Jeremiah Attaochu, LB Reggie Walker, LB Manti Te'o, RB Ryan Mathews inactive for Week 5.

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Chargers | Friday injury report

Fri, 03 Oct 2014 12:12:14 -0700

San Diego Chargers LB Jeremiah Attaochu (hamstring), RB Ryan Mathews (knee), C Richard Ohrnberger (back), LB Manti Te'o (foot), LB Reggie Walker (ankle) and CB Shareece Wright (knee) are out for Week 5 against the New York Jets. LB Dwight Freeney (knee), TE David Johnson (knee) and DT Corey Liuget (concussion) are questionable, while LB Donald Butler (shoulder), LB Jarret Johnson (shoulder), LB Cordarro Law (ankle) and CB Jason Verrett (hamstring) are probable. Attaochu, Mathews, Ohrnberger, Te'o, Walker and Wright did not practice Friday, Oct. 3. Freeney was limited, while the others practiced in full.

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Chargers | No timetable for Ryan Mathews

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:34:21 -0700

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (knee) said he's feeling good, but he has no timetable for when he might return. He wants to make sure he's fully healthy before returning to action. "I'm feeling good," Mathews said. "I'm taking it one day at a time, doing my best to get my full workouts in and do the best that I can to get my knee right."

Fantasy Tip: Mathews didn't practice again Wednesday, and he won't be available to you at FantasyScore this weekend. Without Mathews, the Chargers' running game has been lackluster. Both Donald Brown and Branden Oliver are weak flex options.

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Chargers | Week 4 Inactives

Sun, 28 Sep 2014 11:34:05 -0700

The San Diego Chargers have declared inactive CB Jason Verrett, RB Ryan Mathews, LB Manti Te'o, LB Reggie Walker, OG Richard Ohrnberger, TE David Johnson, LB Jeremiah Attaochu for Week 4.

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Chargers | Ryan Mathews doesn't practice

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 14:15:20 -0700

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (knee) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 25.

Fantasy Tip: Mathews will miss a few weeks with a sprained knee. Donald Brown should see the majority of action until he returns and is worth the price of $6,600 on FantasyScore this week.

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Chargers | Branden Oliver may see more time

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 02:47:56 -0700

With injuries to both RB Ryan Mathews (knee) and Danny Woodhead (ankle/leg), RB Branden Oliver could see more playing time going forward with the San Diego Chargers.

Fantasy Tip: Oliver would be a clear No. 2 to Donald Brown assuming Mathews is out for a while. Woodhead may be done for the season, so owners wanting a backup for Brown should consider Oliver as a handcuff.

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Chargers | Week 3 Inactives

Sun, 21 Sep 2014 08:31:49 -0700

The San Diego Chargers have declared CB Chris Davis, WR Dontrelle Inman, DL Ricardo Mathews, RB Ryan Mathews, DT Ryan Carrethers, CB Steve Williams inactive for Week 3.

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Chargers | Ryan Mathews ruled out

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:33:46 -0700

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (knee) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 19.

Fantasy Tip: With Mathews ruled out, Donald Brown and Danny Woodhead will get most of the work in Week 3, and should be considered in FantasyScore.

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Chargers | Ryan Mathews misses practice

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:10:57 -0700

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17.

Fantasy Tip: Mathews is not expected to play in Week 3, so Donald Brown and Danny Woodhead will get most of the work at running back. Both plays probably are solid options on FantasyScore this week since Woodhead costs $4,900, and Brown costs $4,600. Woodhead may have a little more value on FantasyScore since it is a point-per-reception league.

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Chargers | No timetable for Ryan Mathews

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:06:00 -0700

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (knee) has no timetable for his return after suffering what is believed to be a Grade 2 sprain (partial tear) of the medial collateral ligament in his right knee, according to head coach Mike McCoy. Mathews is expected to be out at least four weeks.

Fantasy Tip: Mathews is back to the infirmary after playing in all 16 games last season. In the meantime, expect Donald Brown to see the majority of the carries, especially near the goal line. Brown will be a popular addition off the waiver wire in standard leagues.

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Chargers | Ryan Mathews out 4-5 weeks

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:12:08 -0700

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (knee) suffered a sprained medial collateral ligament in his knee in Week 2 against the Seattle Seahawks, according to a source. Mathews could miss four to five weeks, although he's hoping to return before that.

Fantasy Tip: Mathews' absence will increase the fantasy value of Danny Woodhead (especially in PPR leagues) and Donald Brown. Woodhead is likely to see more touches, but Brown could see enough work to be considered a flex in some leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Gregg Rosenthal

Chargers | Ryan Mathews to have MRI

Sun, 14 Sep 2014 16:33:04 -0700

Updating a previous report, San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (knee) is scheduled to undergo an MRI for his injured knee, according to a source. There is concern he might have a sprained medial collateral ligament.

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