Ryan Mathews | RB | San Diego Chargers
Posted: 11/29/2013 11:42am et
San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (hamstring) is expected to play in the team's Week 13 game.
Huddle Up: Mathews tweaked his hamstring Week 12 and did not return to action. He's been limited during the practice week, but indications now are that he'll be on the field Sunday so fantasy owners can plan accordingly.
Posted: 11/28/2013 10:48pm et
San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (hamstring) was limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 28.
Huddle Up: Mathews was back at practice after missing workouts on Wednesday and is expected to play in Week 13 vs. the Bengals. Mathews, however, has been dealing the hammy off and on for a few weeks now, and fantasy GMs might want to consider a more dependable RB option with the stakes now higher.
Posted: 11/27/2013 6:51pm et
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.
Huddle Up: If Mathews can't go, Ronnie Brown will see an increase in touches and is worth flex consideration in deeper leagues. However, Mathews' absence would mean a bigger workload for Danny Woodhead as well, so Brown would be a risky play.
Posted: 11/25/2013 11:14am et
Updating a previous report, San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (hamstring) aggravated his hamstring injury in the third quarter of the Week 12 game.
Huddle Up: Mathews has been playing well this season, but a hamstring issue can be troublesome. Keep an eye on Mathews' practice status heading into Week 13. Danny Woodhead would be in line for an uptick in workload.
Posted: 11/25/2013 1:09am et
San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (hamstring) left the Week 12 game against the Kansas City Chiefs due to a hamstring injury.
Huddle Up: It took much longer than most anticipated, but Mathews has landed on the injured list. Hopefully it's not too serious; keep an eye on his status throughout the week.
Posted: 11/15/2013 5:04pm et
San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (hamstring) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 15, and is listed probable for Week 11.
Huddle Up: There's seemingly always a question mark hovering over Mathews, but for now, consider him good to go for what appears to be a juicy matchup against the Dolphins.
Posted: 11/14/2013 1:17pm et
San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (hamstring) practiced in full Wednesday, Nov. 13.
Huddle Up: Mathews missed some time in the first quarter of the Week 10 loss to the Broncos but returned and finished with 61 total yards and a rushing score. Danny Woodhead remains very involved in the Bolts' RB picture, but Mathews should have some success Sunday against a Miami defense surrendering the second-most fantasy points to opposing RBs.
Posted: 11/7/2013 10:07pm et
San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt said the team still has confidence in RB Ryan Mathews despite giving him only one touch in the second half of their Week 9 defeat at the hands of the Washington Redskins. 'I feel great about Ryan,' Whisenhunt said. 'There has never been any indication that we haven't felt great about Ryan. Last time I checked, he's the only back in the league this year that's had two consecutive 100-yard games. I don't understand why you wouldn't feel good about him. We have complete confidence in him. In my mind, he is a good football player.' Whisenhunt hinted that the game plan called for something else, especially when the team was near the goal line with time expiring.
Huddle Up: Week 9 was brutal (34 yards on 7 touches) for Mathews' fantasy owners who were just starting to get excited about the RB with Mathews coming in off back-to-back 100-yard rushing games. The Bolts will likely need more of Mathews if they hope to control the clock against Peyton Manning & Co. this Sunday.
Posted: 10/15/2013 1:20am et
San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews carried 22 times for 102 yards on Monday, Oct. 14 in a 19-9 win over the Indianapolis Colts.
Huddle Up: Mathews surprised a number of fantasy onlookers by bouncing back strong from a Week 5 concussion to easily hit a season rushing high and notch his first 100-yard game since Week 14 of the 2011 season. Danny Woodhead, who had 83 yards on 11 touches Monday night, will still be very much involved in the Bolts' plans, but Mathews got himself back in the team's good graces with his hard-running, fumble- free performance here.
Posted: 10/11/2013 11:43pm et
San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (concussion) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 11.
Huddle Up: Mathews, who's well on his way to a second straight disappointing season, got in a full practice after sitting out Thursday, but his progress over the weekend will determine if he plays vs. Indy on MNF.
Posted: 10/10/2013 8:52pm et
San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (concussion) is not participating in practice Thursday, Oct. 10.
Huddle Up: The odds would appear to be against Mathews playing this week, although the RB does get an extra day of recovery time with the Chargers not playing until Monday night. See what develops over the next few days . . .
Posted: 10/7/2013 10:50am et
San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews suffered a concussion in the first half of the Week 5 game against the Oakland Raiders and did not return.
Huddle Up: Another early exit for Mathews; that certainly isn't going to earn him the fantasy respect he once held as the Chargers' proposed replacement for LaDainian Tomlinson. In fact, safe to say that if there were any remaining bridges for Mathews in the fantasy community, he's set them ablaze.
Posted: 8/26/2013 12:42am et
San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews did have a fumble in the team's third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 24, but he was consistent otherwise. He finished with 14 carries, 57 yards and a touchdown. 'It was another consistent day for him,' head coach Mike McCoy said Sunday, Aug. 25.
Huddle Up: Mathews has 3 things going for him this preseason: He hasn't gotten hurt, he's looked solid in averaging 4.7 yards per attempt on 26 carries and he's matched his TD total (1) from all of last season. Somebody will still over-reach for Mathews in your draft, but don't let it be you as histrack record of late simply has been too spotty.
Posted: 7/16/2013 1:19am et
San Diego Chargers head coach Mike McCoy wants RB Ryan Mathews to be the guy in 2013. McCoy said the depth the team added when they signed RBs Danny Woodhead and Ronnie Brown was not a reflection on Mathews. McCoy has one message for Mathews; "To have a great year and be the guy."
Huddle Up: The Chargers have wanted Mathews to be the guy for quite some time now, and he has yet to grab the job and run with it. Despite McCoy's comments, look for Woodhead to take on a significant third down/change of pace role--maybe more after Mathews suffers the inevitable injury.
Posted: 7/1/2013 5:19pm et
Updating an earlier report, San Diego Police Sgt. Robin Rose said San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews was not arrested Sunday, June 30. There was an incident at a downtown bar, but it's not certain Mathews was even there.
Huddle Up: Mathews was probably expected to be available for the incident but got hurt beforehand. Maybe Danny Woodhead stepped in for him; it's likely to be a recurring theme in San Diego this season.
Posted: 7/1/2013 10:46am et
San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews was reportedly arrested after a bar fight in San Diego Sunday, June 30. There has been no confirmation from police.
Huddle Up: As if Mathews' fantasy stock could fall even more, he potentially throws an arrest on top of the flaming pile of doggy-doo. Fantasy owners won't wait for the legal system to sort this one out; Mathews is already sliding down the draft board.
Posted: 2/21/2013 10:21pm et
San Diego Chargers general manager Tom Telesco praised RB Ryan Mathews, calling him a talented back, and someone who could be a "bellcow back." Telesco also said he would like to get a running back to compliment Mathews. Telesco said he believes Mathews can handle it on his own, but must prove he can stay healthy.
Huddle Up: Mathews has missed 10 games over his 3 NFL seasons, including 4 this past year due to a pair of collarbone fractures. His best season came in 2011, when he rolled up 1,546 total yards and 6 TDs in 14 contests, and that has to be the basis for the Bolts' optimism.
Posted: 1/8/2013 10:14pm et
The San Diego Chargers are beginning to wonder if RB Ryan Mathews will ever become the type of player they thought he would become when they selected him 12th overall in the 2010 NFL Draft. The team would like him to become more polished and seize the full-time running back role. San Diego used RB Ronnie Brown in a receiving role this year in order to keep Mathews fresh; Brown ran a passing route on 60.4 percent of his offensive snaps, while Mathews ran routes 42.1 percent of the time. Mathews still believes he can be a game-changing back for the Chargers, however. 'It's time for me to show them why they bumped up all the spots they did to draft me,' Mathews, 25, said. 'I've shown greatness at times, and I've shown I can be the worst player at times. You've got to be consistent, and that's what I plan to do, Just be a little more consistent player and just be the guy they knew when they drafted.'
Huddle Up: Mathews' numbers took a dip across the board in 2012 as he played in 2 fewer games, rushed for 484 fewer yards, had 11 fewer receptions and saw his yards-per-carry average drop by more than a full yard (4.9 to 3.8) from his 2011 figures. Mathews' first order of business will be to stay healthy after missing at least 2 games in each of his first 3 seasons, and then he can go about proving himself as a dependable No. 1 back.
Posted: 12/17/2012 11:33am et
San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews will be placed on Injured Reserve this week with a broken left clavicle.
Huddle Up: Mathews has now broken both clavicles and the faith and hopes of any remaining fantasy owners. You'll be able to find him in the bargain bin next year, just waiting to shatter a new set of dreams.
Posted: 12/16/2012 6:47pm et
San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews left Sunday's Week 15 game with a broken clavicle in the second quarter.
Huddle Up: It was the same injury that Mathews suffered in the preseason, putting his fantasy owners out of their misery. Mathews had 4 rushes for 22 yards and 3 catches for 8 yards before leaving, and was replaced by Jackie Battle and Curtis Brinkley with Ronnie Brown a pre-game injury inactive.