By Steven Miller, Chargers Correspondent, Tue, Sep 16th 12:26am EDT
According to ESPN, RB Ryan Mathews suffered a grade 2 right MCL sprain and could be out around 4 weeks. Head coach Mike McCoy wouldn't speculate how long Mathews would actually be out and that every player heals at a different speed. (Source: ESPN
Fantasy Impact: Running backs Donald Brown and Danny Woodhead will try to fill the void left by Mathews. Initially it looks like Brown could get the most carries, although coach McCoy stated there would be various rotations in a given week.
By Steven Miller, Chargers Correspondent, Sun, Sep 14th 10:09pm EDT
According to Eric Williams of ESPN, Charger RB Ryan Mathews suffered an apparent knee injury at the beginning of the 4th quarter against Seattle. He is scheduled for an MRI on Monday and Charger officials are concerned Mathews could have a sprained MCL. Mathews, up until the injury, had 11 carries for 31 yards. (Source: ESPN
Fantasy Impact: The injury-prone RB could potentially be lost for the season in a contract year. Last year was the first season in Mathews' career in which he played in all 16 games. Now RBs Danny Woodhead and Donald Brown will be the key ball carriers for the time being.
By Steven Miller, Chargers Correspondent, Tue, Sep 9th 11:34pm EDT
San Diego RB Ryan Mathews had a solid performance against the Arizona Cardinals Monday night, thanks to a 3rd quarter rushing touchdown. Mathews had the bulk of the carries with 12 attempts for 40 yards.
Fantasy Impact: It was a tough go for the Charger rushing attack averaging only 2.2 yards a carry. While Mathews' average was only slightly better, owners can breathe a little easier knowing that he is the main workhorse. Mathews had 12 carries while Danny Woodhead had 6 carries and Donald Brown carried the rock only twice.
By Steven Miller, Chargers Correspondent, Thu, Sep 4th 8:09pm EDT
Ryan Mathews is projected by Fantasy Pros to score around 10 points this week against the Arizona Cardinals with 65 yards rushing. (Source: Fantasy Pros)
Fantasy Impact: Mathews is facing a stingy Cardinal defense as well as a possible running back by committee approach by HC Mike McCoy. It might take a few games to see how the team will use Mathews, Danny Woodhead, and newly acquired Donald Brown.
By Steven Miller, Chargers Correspondent, Mon, Aug 11th 1:39am EDT
Ryan Mathews rushed 5 times for 19 yards in last Thursday's preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys. Mathews had a lost fumble going over the top of the goal line in the first quarter of the game. Head Coach Mike McCoy addressed the media and defended his running back saying that Mathews is his 'go to' guy for goal line situations. (Source: UT- San Diego
Fantasy Impact: So far Coach McCoy has faith in Mathews, but with Danny Woodhead and Donald Brown as part of a crowded backfield, McCoy could abandon Mathews if fumbling becomes habit forming. Stay tuned to see how Mathews and the other backs will be utilized this season.
By Matthew O'Connor, Chargers Correspondent, Tue, Jul 29th 10:24pm EDT
Offensive coordinator Frank Reich, during an interview with Chargers.com states that Ryan Mathews will continue to be the primary workhorse. (Source: Chargers.com
Fantasy Impact: With the dearth of elite running backs in today's NFL, if Mathews can stay healthy he should be a solid RB2. The offensive coordinator stating that he will be the "primary workhorse" should help clear up any fears that he will lose touches to addition Donald Brown. 2014 is a contract year so he will be extra motivated to put up big numbers to get one last pay day.
Razzball | Sep 21st
"When was that?"
Well, you should remember, as it was only last week where 97% of the all ACL's in the NFL collectively exploded. I'm no doctor, so I had no idea that modern medicine was able to take an athlete, who was expected to be out 5-8 weeks, to practicing a few days after his injury, and might actually be playing in today's game. I'm obviously talking about Jamaal Char...
Breaking Football | Sep 16th
What was the main reason that fantasy players didn’t draft San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Matthews last year? Oh yeah, because he was always hurt. Last season Matthews put up a highly successful campaign, without injury. This immediately made fantasy-ites forget about that. Then Sunday, came and we were all reminded of why Matthews was such a risky pick. Matthews suffered a sprained MC...
EDSFootball | Sep 15th
San Diego Chargers Ryan Mathews left yesterday's game early with a knee injury and he had an MRI today.
Per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Mathews is expected to miss 4-5 weeks with his MCL sprain, but the team hopes that he can return sooner.
With Mathews out for the next several games, Donald Brown should see a huge spike in work on early downs and Danny Woodhead should also be more involved o...