Wed, Jul 20th 4:20pm EDT
By Anthony Cervino
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.