Ryan Mathews
Ryan Mathews

Ryan Mathews

Philadelphia Eagles
Note from FantasyPros Staff
Mon, Jul 18th 8:51am EDT
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.

In limited action versus the Colts, Ryan Mathews looked good, rushing for 31 yards on only three carries.

Fantasy Impact: Mathews is the no doubt RB1 in Philly, and he looked that way on Saturday. The primary concern is his extensive injury history, which is why the Eagles have been taking it easy with him this preseason. Currently, the 21st RB off the board, in the fifth/sixth round range, Mathews is a low-end RB2 that could push his way into the top 15 if he stays healthy.

Category: Game Recaps


WalterFootball | Aug 26th
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 in 2015, averaging five yards a carry on 106 attempts. Mathews 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
Fantasy Football Empire | Aug 21st
Philadelphia RB Ryan Mathews has been dealing with an ankle injury this pre-season, but should lead the team in carries this season. You may have to handcuff him with Darren Sproles a couple of rounds later, especially if you play in a PPR league format.
Win My Fantasy League | Aug 11th
Belief Smallwood will earn role keeping Mathews rank down
The NY Times | Aug 10th
The favorite to lead the Eagles in early down carries this season.
Breaking Football | Aug 2nd
Whispers suggest he doesn't fit Pederson's system, plus hes an injury risk
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
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 ...