Ryan Mathews

Ryan Mathews

Philadelphia Eagles

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Jimmy Kempski of the Philly Voice is suggesting that Philadelphia Eagles RB Ryan Mathews is "not a great fit" in new head coach Doug Pederson's offense. Pederson intends to create matchup problems for the opposing defense by moving his running backs around in the passing game, a feat that is not a "strength" of Mathews. (Source: The Philly Voice)

Fantasy Impact: Ryan Mathews is entering his seventh NFL season in 2016 and his second with the Philadelphia Eagles. The injury-prone rusher only had one season in his career where he started all 16 games, back in 2013 with the Chargers. Last season, Mathews appeared in 13 contests and rushed for 539 yards and six touchdowns while adding another score in the passing game. Mathews should be considered a low-end RB2 option in the upcoming fantasy football campaign with minimal upside as the Eagles may want to see what they have behind their veteran runners as the team rebuilds for the future.

Category: Rumors

Razzball | Jul 26th
2016 Rankings: Top-200 (Standard)| Top-200 (Half-PPR) | Top-200 (PPR) | QB | RB (Standard) | RB (Half-PPR) | RB (PPR) | WR (Standard) | WR (Half-PPR) | WR (PPR) | TE (Standard) | TE (Half-PPR) | TE (PPR) | K | DST | Top-50 Rookies Year Accuracy Rank High Low Percentile 2015 57.5% 22 out of 123 59.9% 51.6% Top 20% 2014 58.1% 31 out of 125 60.7% 50.6% Top 25% An...
Yahoo! Sports | Jul 21st
For now, he looks like the clear lead back for a Doug Pederson-led Philly offense that will likely mirror KC in its desire to be run heavy - if Mathews can instill confidence in the coaching staff in the passing game, he is looking at a high-upside situation
FantasyPros | Jul 18th
If you don't look closely, you might think the Eagles failed to run the ball effectively last season because DeMarco Murray had such a disappointing season. That wasn't the case, however. Ryan Mathews was among the top running backs in yards per carry with 5.1. There was never any question that he was oozing with talent, and this season the Eagles will give him the opportunity to breakout as we were always expecting. Be mindful, though, that he has three career concussions and is prone to more.
Gridiron Experts | Jul 13th
Lost in the shuffle of all the quarterback controversy that has embroiled Philadelphia this offseason, there are multiple questions surrounding the ground game of the Eagles. If, as expected, new coach Doug Pederson makes this the staple of his new offense, it is surely logical to look at who will be entrusted to shoulder this burden. One of the 2015 marquee free agent signings, DeMarco Murray is ...
Fantasy Football Maniax | Jun 15th
Matthews leaves the NFL Draft as the lead back in Philly, but the Eagles did add RB Wendall Smallwood to the committee and Mathews has never proven that he can be a bell-cow back for a 16 game season.
WalterFootball | Jun 15th
With DeMarco Murray in Tennessee, Mathews has the every down running back job in Philadelphia, at least for now. If that scenario holds, I like Mathews a lot. He was easily the better runner than Murray last season, averaging five-yards a carry on 106 attempts. He also caught 20 passes for 146 yards and finished with seven total touchdowns, which is pretty amazing for his touches and how bad the Eagles offense was for much of the year. Of course the old injury bug continued to get to Mathews as he missed three games, but I think if he is the lead back, his upside outweighs his injury concerns, especially where he will most likely be going in drafts.