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Ryan Mathews

San Diego Chargers
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Chargers | Ryan Mathews will continue to be main RB

Thu, 17 Jul 2014 11:39:15 -0700

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews will continue to be the team's workhorse at running back because of his physical style, according to offensive coordinator Frank Reich. "Ryan is as tough as a runner as I've been around," Reich said. "He's just a physically dominating runner. And he brings a physical presence to the game, which we love. The offensive line senses it, and they love blocking for him because of his physicality."

Fantasy Tip: Mathews was able to play all 16 games in 2013 and is hoping to do so again this upcoming season. He should continue to receive most of the carries even though Donald Brown and Danny Woodhead are on the roster. Mathews should be considered as a solid starting option at running back in all leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Eric D. Williams

Chargers | Ryan Mathews adds muscle

Tue, 17 Jun 2014 15:54:04 -0700

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews showed quick cuts and bursts while running at minicamp Tuesday, June 17. He also appears to have added muscle in the offseason, and he's weighing 222 pounds, which is up seven pounds from last August.

Fantasy Tip: Mathews showed last year what he can do when he remains healthy. He'll remain the team's bell-cow running back and should stay as the goal-line back, as well, giving him more value as a solid RB2.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune - Tom Krasovic

Chargers | Ryan Mathews practicing

Mon, 02 Jun 2014 11:11:01 -0700

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (elbow, arm) is practicing with his elbow and upper arm wrapped Monday, June 2.

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Chargers | Ryan Mathews absent from OTAs

Tue, 27 May 2014 15:45:48 -0700

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews was not present at organized team activities Tuesday, May 27, so RBs Danny Woodhead, Donald Brown and Branden Oliver took handoffs and caught passes instead.

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Chargers | Ryan Mathews remains lead back

Thu, 20 Mar 2014 11:19:12 -0700

San Diego Chargers general manager Tom Telesco said that RB Ryan Mathews remains the team's every-down back despite the signing of RB Donald Brown in free agency. "We know Ryan is our bell cow," Telesco said. "He's our No. 1 back. He had an excellent year last year. And we all know what Danny Woodhead can do in his role. We saw that for 16 games last year. And we think Donald can come in and add to that, too, and give us some different options. And a different style, too. The more weapons we can have for Philip Rivers, the better."

Fantasy Tip: Mathews figures to be a nice RB2/3 again this year, even with Woodhead and Brown around to steal touches from him in the backfield. Mathews loses some luster in PPR leagues, however, because of the presence of the other two backs for passing situations.

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Chargers | Ryan Mathews gets increase in base salary

Thu, 23 Jan 2014 12:02:45 -0800

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews recieved an increase in base salary in 2014. Matthews is now scheduled to make $1.97825 next season.

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Chargers | Eric Weddle, Ryan Mathews earn PFWA honors

Mon, 13 Jan 2014 23:32:50 -0800

San Diego Chargers FS Eric Weddle and RB Ryan Mathews were named to the all-AFC team Monday, Jan. 13, by the Professional Football Writers of America.

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Chargers | Ryan Mathews played through sprain

Mon, 13 Jan 2014 19:12:27 -0800

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (ankle) was hobbled during the team's two playoff games, and sources said Monday, Jan. 13, that his limitation was the result of a high ankle sprain. "It was tough," Mathews said. "I wanted to be out there every play just to help them." Mathews first suffered the injury in a game Dec. 22 against the Oakland Raiders, but he did not miss any games.

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Chargers | Ryan Mathews expected to play

Sun, 12 Jan 2014 06:11:25 -0800

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (ankle) is expected to play in the team's divisional round game Sunday, Jan. 12.

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Chargers | Split carries for running backs may happen again

Sat, 11 Jan 2014 00:25:28 -0800

Should San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (ankle) be unable to play Sunday, Jan. 12, against the Denver Broncos, RB Ronnie Brown and RB Danny Woodhead would likely split carries once again, much as they did last week when Mathews left the game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

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Chargers | Ryan Mathews wearing brace

Fri, 10 Jan 2014 13:54:07 -0800

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (ankle) was wearing a brace Friday, Jan. 10, and gingerly left the practice field on his way to the locker room. He did not practice all week and is questionable for the divisional round game against the Denver Broncos. Mathews had just one carry in the second half of the wild card win over the Cincinnati Bengals last week and finished with 13 carries for 52 yards. "The more rest you get, the better everything gets," he said. "It is only a week, so I'm just going to do what I can." The Chargers expect Mathews to do his best to play this Sunday.

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Chargers | Ryan Mathews expected to play

Fri, 10 Jan 2014 12:06:20 -0800

The San Diego Chargers plan on using RB Ryan Mathews (ankle) in the Divisional Round playoff game even though he is listed as questionable for the game.

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Chargers | Ryan Mathews listed as questionable

Fri, 10 Jan 2014 11:26:24 -0800

Updating a previous report, San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (ankle) did not participate in practice Friday, Jan. 10, and will be listed as questionable for the team's divisional round game.

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Chargers | Ryan Mathews does not practice

Fri, 10 Jan 2014 10:45:40 -0800

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (ankle) did not participate in practice Friday, Jan. 10.

Fantasy Tip: Head coach Mike McCoy said Mathews would be on the same practice scheduled this week, which means he should have worked today. Mathews is still likely to play, but will likely be limited. Monitor his status right up to kickoff.

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Chargers | Ryan Mathews' status in question?

Thu, 09 Jan 2014 14:06:12 -0800

San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt said RB Ryan Mathews (ankle) "will go if he can go" against the Denver Broncos in the divisional round this weekend. RBs Danny Woodhead and Ronnie Brown would pick up the slack if Mathews can't play.

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Chargers | No practice for Ryan Mathews

Thu, 09 Jan 2014 11:22:40 -0800

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (ankle) is not participating in practice Thursday, Jan. 9.

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Chargers | Ryan Mathews in walking boot

Wed, 08 Jan 2014 12:50:18 -0800

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Jan. 8, and is wearing a walking boot for an ankle injury.

Fantasy Tip: Mike McCoy said Mathews is on the same practice plan that he's been on for the past two weeks, which would seem to indicate that he'll be ready to play in the divisional round against the Denver Broncos this Sunday. Mathews had a big game the last time SD beat Denver, so they'll need him in this rematch.

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Chargers | Ryan Mathews plans to play

Mon, 06 Jan 2014 10:30:36 -0800

Updating a previous report, San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (ankle) plans on playing in the team's Divisional Round game against the Denver Broncos this weekend despite being limited in the second half of the Wild Card game with his ankle injury. "My mindset is I'm playing," said Mathews, who praised the work of the team's running backs. "We keep fighting. Coach (Mike) McCoy says it all the time. It's the next man up. We're all ready."

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune - Michael Gehlken

Chargers | Ryan Mathews hoping to play

Mon, 06 Jan 2014 06:24:37 -0800

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (ankle) is hoping to play in the AFC Divisional Round playoff game. He missed most of the second half of the Wild Card playoff game due to the injury.

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Chargers | Ryan Mathews wearing walking boot

Sun, 05 Jan 2014 14:54:07 -0800

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (ankle) emerged from the locker room after the AFC Wild Card game against the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday, Jan. 5, wearing a protective walking boot on his left foot.

Fantasy Tip: Mathews was limited to 52 rushing yards on 13 carries. After he left the game, Danny Woodhead and Ronnie Brown picked up the slack, each scoring a rushing touchdown. Woodhead will be especially attractive in daily fantasy formats if Mathews cannot go next week against the Denver Broncos.

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Chargers | Ryan Mathews probable

Fri, 03 Jan 2014 12:15:12 -0800

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (ankle) was limited in practice Friday, Jan. 3, but is probable for the team's Wild Card game this weekend.

Fantasy Tip: Mathews has been healthy down the stretch, and it has shown. However, he'll be faced with a stiff run defense in the Cincinnati Bengals this weekend.

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Chargers | Ryan Mathews, Eddie Royal expected to play

Thu, 02 Jan 2014 16:37:55 -0800

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (ankle) and WR Eddie Royal (toe), who did not practice again Thursday, Jan. 2, are both expected to be fine for the team's Wild Card game against the Cincinnati Bengals this weekend.

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Chargers | Ryan Mathews to return to practice Friday

Thu, 02 Jan 2014 13:06:16 -0800

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (ankle) will return to practice Friday, Jan. 3. He's on the same routine as last week, according to head coach Mike McCoy.

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Chargers | Ryan Mathews does not practice

Thu, 02 Jan 2014 11:31:03 -0800

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (ankle) did not participate in practice Thursday, Jan. 2.

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Chargers | Ryan Mathews sitting out

Wed, 01 Jan 2014 11:39:02 -0800

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (ankle) is not participating in practice Wednesday, Jan. 1, but likely is only receiving a day of rest.

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Chargers | Ryan Mathews caps year with career high

Mon, 30 Dec 2013 07:28:14 -0800

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews had a career-high 144 rushing yards in Week 17.

Fantasy Tip: Mathews caps off his career year with 1,255 yards rushing - a career high. He had seven total touchdowns, which tied a career high. He's a decent RB2 next season.

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Chargers | Ryan Mathews probable

Fri, 27 Dec 2013 14:15:53 -0800

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (ankle) was limited in practice Friday, Dec. 27, but is probable for Week 17.

Fantasy Tip: Mathews is on the verge of closing out one of his finest NFL seasons. With the Kansas City Chiefs playing for nothing, expect them to rest most of their starters, including on defense. This helps Mathews' cause as an RB1.

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Chargers | Ryan Mathews misses practice

Thu, 26 Dec 2013 16:22:53 -0800

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (ankle) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 26.

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Chargers | No practice for Ryan Mathews

Wed, 25 Dec 2013 19:22:51 -0800

Updating a previous report, San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 25.

Fantasy Tip: Mathews is still expected to play in the regular season finale, and that would mark the first time he has played all 16 games in his four-year career.

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Chargers | Ryan Mathews expected to play

Wed, 25 Dec 2013 05:24:32 -0800

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (ankle) is expected to play in the Week 17 finale, despite an ankle injury that had him in a walking boot after the Week 16 game. This would be the first time he has played all 16 games in his four-year career.

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Chargers | Ryan Mathews injures ankle

Sun, 22 Dec 2013 20:06:06 -0800

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (ankle) suffered a left ankle injury in the fourth quarter of the Week 16 game against the Oakland Raiders. Mathews went to the locker room, returned and re-entered the game. However, after the game he was wearing a protective boot over his left foot.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune - Michael Gehlken

Chargers | Ryan Mathews could hit several escalators

Sun, 22 Dec 2013 09:59:51 -0800

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews has hit a $300,000 escalator in his contract because he has rushed for at least 1,000 yards twice since joining the team. He is currently scheduled to make $1.478 million in 2014 but can earn another $350,000 if he reaches 1,250 yards this season and another $250,000 if he is named to the Pro Bowl.

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Chargers | Ryan Mathews probable

Fri, 20 Dec 2013 14:04:32 -0800

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (foot) practiced in full Friday, Dec. 20, and is probable for Week 16.

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Chargers | Ryan Mathews practices in full

Thu, 19 Dec 2013 14:19:51 -0800

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (foot) practiced in full Thursday, Dec. 19.

Fantasy Tip: The Chargers have gained more confidence in recent weeks in giving Mathews a sizeable workload over Danny Woodhead, and he's responded with productive games. That shouldn't change against an Oakland Raiders team that should allow him to have another nice day. Keep Mathews in your lineups.

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Chargers | Ryan Mathews ties season high

Thu, 12 Dec 2013 23:22:28 -0800

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews tied his season high when he rushed for 127 yards on 29 carries and scored a 23-yard touchdown in the third quarter. The Chargers defeated the Denver Broncos 27-20 on Thursday, Dec. 12.

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Chargers | Ryan Mathews having strong season

Tue, 10 Dec 2013 20:46:58 -0800

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews has four 100-yard rushing games this season, and only Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (five) and Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy (five) have more. He carried the ball 30 times in the Week 14 game against the New York Giants, and he is more than happy with the extra workload. "I'm a firm believer of 'go as long as you can'," head coach Mike McCoy said. "I've got no problem with the running back (handling a high volume)."

Fantasy Tip: Fantasy owners in the playoffs are more than happy to see Mathews handling the ball more. In Week 15, he faces a Denver Broncos rushing defense which ranks seventh in the NFL by allowing just 99.8 yards per game. However, the Broncos have given up 14 rushing scores, which ranks in the bottom half of the league.

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Chargers | Coach explains Ryan Mathews' workload

Mon, 09 Dec 2013 13:39:27 -0800

San Diego Chargers head coach Mike McCoy said RB Ryan Mathews' high workload in the team's Week 14 game was due to the flow of the game. Mathews carried the ball 29 times during the game.

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Chargers | Ryan Mathews moves up charts

Sun, 08 Dec 2013 15:34:43 -0800

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews passed former RB Chuck Muncie for fifth on the franchise's all-time rushing yardage list in the Week 14 game against the New York Giants.

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Chargers | Ryan Mathews probable

Fri, 29 Nov 2013 14:24:19 -0800

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (hamstring) practiced in full Friday, Nov. 29, and is probable for Week 13.

Fantasy Tip: Mathews has cooled off considerably after back-to-back 100-yard games earlier this year. Nagging injuries continue to affect his productivity. He's best used as a flex play against the Cincinnati Bengals this weekend.

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Chargers | Ryan Mathews expected to play

Thu, 28 Nov 2013 20:08:47 -0800

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (hamstring) is expected to play in the team's Week 13 game.

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Chargers | Ryan Mathews limited

Thu, 28 Nov 2013 15:47:43 -0800

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (hamstring) was limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 28.

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Chargers | Ryan Mathews misses practice

Wed, 27 Nov 2013 14:49:56 -0800

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (hamstring) missed practice Wednesday, Nov. 27, after aggravating his hamstring ailment in Week 12. Head coach Mike McCoy said Mathews still has a chance to play in Week 13 versus the Cincinnati Bengals, though.

Fantasy Tip: Don't hold out hope for Mathews. Have a backup plan in place. Even if he does play, Danny Woodhead may get the bulk of the workload. Woodhead becomes virtually a must-start, especially in point-per-reception leagues, if Mathews is inactive.

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Chargers | Ryan Mathews aggravated injury

Mon, 25 Nov 2013 07:21:18 -0800

Updating a previous report, San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (hamstring) aggravated his hamstring injury in the third quarter of the Week 12 game.

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Chargers | Ryan Mathews exits with injury

Sun, 24 Nov 2013 13:24:12 -0800

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (hamstring) left the Week 12 game against the Kansas City Chiefs due to a hamstring injury.

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Chargers | Ryan Mathews probable

Fri, 22 Nov 2013 13:12:33 -0800

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (hamstring) practiced in full Friday, Nov. 22, and is probable for Week 12.

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Chargers | Ryan Mathews practices in full

Thu, 21 Nov 2013 15:51:53 -0800

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (hamstring) practiced in full Thursday, Nov. 21.

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Chargers | Ryan Mathews practices in full

Wed, 20 Nov 2013 14:22:56 -0800

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (hamstring) practiced in full Wednesday, Nov. 20.

Fantasy Tip: Mathews' back-to-back 100-yard rushing games seem like a distant memory at this point, and going up against the Kansas City Chiefs won't be the cure. He's a weak play as a flex this weekend.

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Chargers | Ryan Mathews leaves briefly

Sun, 17 Nov 2013 16:17:19 -0800

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (hand) left the Week 11 game against the Miami Dolphins due to a left hand injury, but was able to return after a brief absence. Mathews finished with 19 carries for a season-best 127 rushing yards while also added two catches for 16 yards.

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Chargers | Ryan Mathews probable

Fri, 15 Nov 2013 13:17:47 -0800

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (hamstring) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 15, and is listed probable for Week 11.

Fantasy Tip: It appears like Mathews will be able to play this week and should be in the starting lineup in most fantasy leagues.

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Chargers | Ryan Mathews limited

Thu, 14 Nov 2013 14:33:12 -0800

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (hamstring) was limited in practice Thursday, Nov. 14.

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