Ryan Mathews

Ryan Mathews

Height: 6' Weight: 220 lbsAge: 30College: Fresno StateDrafted: #12 (1st Rd.)

2017 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
19th easiest for RBs
Draft Rank (ECR) #170
Best / Worst #92 / #240
ADP #159


Ryan Mathews expected to be released

ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting the Philadelphia Eagles will "probably" move on from running back Ryan Mathews "once he's healthy" in the wake of the LeGarrette Blount acquisition.

Fantasy Impact

Schefter shares my sentiments. Personally, I'm surprised Mathews remained on Philadelphia's payroll this far into the offseason. The 29-year-old rusher, who has struggled with staying healthy since entering the league in 2010, put together a solid season in 2016. He rushed for 661 yards and eight touchdowns while adding 13 receptions s for 115 yards and another score as a receiver out of the backfield, but only appeared in 13 games. He's only played one full 16 game slate in his seven-year career. Currently, Mathews is recovering from offseason neck surgery.

Ryan Mathews unlikely to stay on Eagles' roster

It is being reported that it's almost certain Mathews will be released.

Fantasy Impact

The Eagles' offense has plenty of promising fantasy players, but the production out of their running back position has been subpar for a while now. Mathews was injury-plagued but productive when on the field for the Chargers, and that has been the case for the Eagles. You can't rely on him to stay healthy, but when he is, he accounts for too many snaps for other backs to see much playing time. If or when he is officially cut, that opens up the Eagles' backfield, as Darren Sproles, Donnel Pumphrey, and Wendell Smallwood will all compete for playing time.

Eric Wagner4 weeks ago
Ryan Mathews medically cleared for workouts

Philadelphia Eagles general manager Howie Roseman told the media running back Ryan Mathews (neck) is medically cleared for offseason workouts.

Fantasy Impact

Mathews, who underwent offseason neck surgery, has been cleared to resume working out. However, he is expected to be eased back into action throughout OTAs. Expect the 29-year-old rusher to be a full go for training camp in July. From a fantasy football perspective, Mathews' role and value for the upcoming season are in question. With Wendell Smallwood, Darren Sproles, Byron Marshall and Donnel Pumphrey joining Mathews in Philadelphia's running back stable, the Eagles could employ a by-committee approach to their ground game in 2017, which limits everyone's upside. I'd steer clear of Eagles backs until the situation becomes a bit more clear.

Ryan Mathews a potential salary cap casualty

Philadephia Eagles beat writer Paul Domowitch believes running back Ryan Mathews "probably has played his last game" with the team.

Fantasy Impact

Mathews, who hasn't played a full 16-game season since 2013, a feat he only accomplished once, could become a salary cap casualty for the Eagles this offseason. He is due a $4 million salary in 2017, his walk year. Playing in 13 games last season, Mathews compiled 661 yards and a career-high eight touchdowns on the ground while catching 13 targets for 115 yards and a touchdown as a receiver. Barring a pay-cut, Mathews is unlikely to play out the final year of his deal in Philadelphia.

Ryan Mathews placed on IR

The Philadelphia Eagles placed running back Ryan Mathews (neck) on the injured reserve list Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact

After a year filled with injuries, Mathews was placed on IR Tuesday with his latest ailment - a herniated disc in his neck - ending his season. He'll finish 2016 with 776 total yards and nine touchdowns in 13 games played. His future with the Eagles is in question entering the 2017 offseason.