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Posted: 3/4/2017 3:25pm ET
Huddle Up: Mathews is entering his age-30 season, coming off a serious neck injury and owed a non-guaranteed $4 million salary in 2017, so Domowitch is probably right. Wendell Smallwood, Darren Sproles, Kenjon Barner, Byron Marshall and Terrell Watson are all under contract as well, although none of them can be viewed as the long-term answer in Philadelphia. Expect the Eagles to take advantage of the deep draft class at running back sometime on the second or third day of the draft.
Posted: 1/25/2017 8:23am ET
Huddle Up: Mathews' season was cut short with a neck injury, and it could threaten his career. His fantasy forecast is pretty cloudy for 2017.
Posted: 12/27/2016 3:22pm ET
Huddle Up: It's an unfortunate end to what was a solid season for the former San Diego Charger, registering a career-high eight rushing touchdowns to go along with 661 yards on the ground, his most since 2013. Mathews actually needs surgery, so this might affect his status going into training camp next year. With him out, Darren Sproles and Byron Marshall each get a boost. Sproles in particular will have a nice ceiling for Week 17.
Posted: 12/23/2016 10:20am ET
Huddle Up: Despite running for a career-high eight touchdowns this year, Mathews continues to be plagued by injuries, as he missed two weeks earlier in the season with an MCL sprain. The 29-year-old back is due $4 million in 2017 - the final season of his three-year contract - and could be a candidate for an offseason release. Darren Sproles and Byron Marshall are the only healthy backs left on the roster, so look for the Eagles to add one to the roster before they host the Dallas Cowboys in Week 17.
Posted: 12/23/2016 5:30am ET
Huddle Up: Mathews didn't return to the game, but there was no update on his status immediately afterwards. He rushed 18 times for 46 yards and had a 16-yard catch. If everything checks out, he'll be a risky flex option against the Dallas Cowboys in the finale.
Posted: 12/18/2016 2:46pm ET
Huddle Up: Mathews has received most of the work at running back because of the injuries to Darren Sproles and Wendell Smallwood and probably will continue to see a majority of the carries during the final two games. Mathews can be considered a low-end No. 2 running back as long as he can stay healthy.
Posted: 12/11/2016 3:08pm ET
Huddle Up: Mathews had problems all day with Washington's run defense, as he had a little under three yards per carry when a 21-yard run was taken out of the picture. As always, analyze the matchups with some backs before picking them up for the week.
Posted: 12/10/2016 7:00pm ET
Huddle Up: Mathews will be a risky flex play in Week 14, and his return means Wendell Smallwood is no longer worth a look as a fantasy starter.
Posted: 12/9/2016 1:10pm ET
Huddle Up: Mathews likely will receive a majority of the carries this week but will have to share playing time with Darren Sproles. He could be a decent flex option in deeper leagues, but some owners will have better options to use and can avoid Mathews.
Posted: 12/9/2016 8:05am ET
Huddle Up: Mathews' seven touchdowns have tied a career high, but his 427 rushing yards leaves something to be desired. He'll be a flex option against the Washington Redskins.
Posted: 12/8/2016 12:32pm ET
Huddle Up: Mathews probably will share playing time with Darren Sproles and may receive most of the carries in Week 14. He could be a flex option in some deeper leagues but probably should be passed over in most standard leagues.
Posted: 12/7/2016 8:02am ET
Huddle Up: Mathews only has 427 rushing yards, but his seven scores have tied a career high. He'll be a flex option against the Washington Redskins.
Posted: 12/5/2016 10:08am ET
Huddle Up: We'll see. Mathews has already missed two games with an injury Pederson initially called day-to-day, although MCL sprains are almost always multiple-week injuries. In an offense that has almost completely lost its way in recent weeks and certainly not running the ball enough to support even one runner in fantasy, owners should be able to do better at their flex spot in the fantasy playoffs.
Posted: 12/2/2016 8:04am ET
Huddle Up: Wendell Smallwood is expected to be the lead back with Darren Sproles likely in passing situations. Smallwood didn't impress with nine carries for 37 yards in the role last week, but the Cincinnati Bengals could pose a sneaky matchup advantage. The Bengals' offense is reeling, which could give the Eagles the opportunity to run more. Smallwood is a low-end flex play. Sproles is much of the same in PPR formats only.
Posted: 12/1/2016 12:31pm ET
Huddle Up: It appears like Mathews will miss another game, so owners will need to look for other options. Darren Sproles and Wendell Smallwood would share snaps again in Week 13 if Mathews is out. Sproles can be a low-end No. 2 running back or a flex option in point-per-reception leagues. Smallwood probably can be passed over in most leagues.
Posted: 11/30/2016 9:21am ET
Huddle Up: Mathews isn't expected back this week against the Cincinnati Bengals, and Darren Sproles figures to be the most useful back in fantasy. However, he has seven rushing attempts in the last three weeks and is useless unless you have PPR scoring. His receiving totals aren't consistent enough to bank on weekly, but he could fall into the flex pool.
Posted: 11/29/2016 9:39am ET
Huddle Up: Mathews is extremely unlikely to play again anytime soon after Pederson termed his injury 'significant' and one that 'could linger' last week, but we'll go along with the charade for now until he is ruled out for Week 13. Darren Sproles figures to be the most valuable running back on the team moving forward, but he is a flex option at best most weeks. Wendell Smallwood will likely continue to occupy the early-down role in Mathews' absence and doesn't need to be started in most leagues.
Posted: 11/26/2016 12:19pm ET
Huddle Up: Wendell Smallwood and Darren Sproles likely will share the snaps at running back with Mathews sidelined. Both running backs can be considered at least flex options in most leagues and could also be low-end No. 2 running back in deeper leagues.
Posted: 11/26/2016 10:03am ET
Huddle Up: Remember how Pederson called Mathews 'day-to-day' on Monday? Owners should expect to be without him for the foreseeable future, paving the way for Wendell Smallwood and Darren Sproles to be the primary backs. Smallwood should serve as the main early-down back and has RB2 upside this weekend versus the Green Bay Packers, but his weekly consistency may be difficult to peg if he gets used as inconsistently as Mathews did.
Posted: 11/26/2016 8:23am ET
Huddle Up: Mathews was unable to practice this week after suffering a right MCL sprain versus the Seattle Seahawks. Darren Sproles and Wendell Smallwood are expected to split carries for the Eagles on Monday night, with both players worthy of consideration as flex options in the majority of fantasy leagues.
Posted: 11/25/2016 1:08pm ET
Huddle Up: It looks like Mathews may not be able to play this week, but owners should check on his status closer to game time. Since the Eagles will be playing on Monday Night Football, owners may want to avoid Mathews and use healthier options.
Posted: 11/24/2016 9:24am ET
Huddle Up: Owners will need to keep an eye on the situation to see if Mathews is in danger of missing the team's Week 12 game. He has rushed for less than 32 yards in three of the last four games but does have four touchdowns during that span. He could be considered a flex option if he is active for the game.
Posted: 11/23/2016 8:19am ET
Huddle Up: Before laying an egg last week, Mathews had four touchdowns the previous three games. He has already tied his career high with seven scores thus far. He has plenty of time to get ready of the Green Bay Packers and is a low-end RB2.
Posted: 11/21/2016 10:11am ET
Huddle Up: There's nothing in Mathews' history to suggest he is a quick healer and a MCL sprain is usually a multi-week injury for running backs, so owners have every right to be skeptical about his Week 12 availability. For now, owners should consider Wendell Smallwood to be the odds-on favorite to lead the Eagles' backfield in a plus-matchup against the injury-ravaged Green Bay Packers defense.
Posted: 11/20/2016 3:59pm ET
Huddle Up: Mathews was just starting to take off again, and now this. Darren Sproles also left with a rib injury, so Wendell Smallwood and Kenjon Barner could emerge as short-term fantasy options if Mathews and Sproles need time to recover.
Posted: 11/13/2016 6:27pm ET
Huddle Up: Mathews was back handling a majority of the rushes in the Philadelphia backfield, not Darren Sproles, and Mathews was effective. Despite the solid stat line, treat him as more of a flex fantasy option heading into Week 11 for a tough road matchup in Seattle.
Posted: 11/6/2016 4:22pm ET
Huddle Up: Mathews had six total touches to 16 for Darren Sproles, taking a backseat to the veteran scat back. Mathews is only worth a look as a flex option in deeper fantasy leagues unless he scoots back to the top of the depth chart.
Posted: 11/3/2016 1:59pm ET
Huddle Up: It's rare that something as relatively menial as a tooth would cause a professional football player to miss a game. Mathews will suit up, but he hasn't been consistent at all this year, despite scoring last week. He's part of a committee and has a tougher matchup with the New York Giants. Tread carefully.
Posted: 11/2/2016 12:42pm ET
Huddle Up: Mathews should be able to play in Week 9 but probably will have to share snaps with Darren Sproles moving forward. He has rushed for at least 60 yards in only two games this season and probably should only be considered a flex option in most leagues.
Posted: 11/2/2016 8:35am ET
Huddle Up: Mathews has lost a lot of steam to Darren Sproles in recent weeks, and Mathews is not likely to be out there on third downs very often. He's a two-down back whose upside is pretty minimal outside of a flex play.
Posted: 10/31/2016 7:05pm ET
Huddle Up: Mathews had just four carries and eight snaps in the Week 8 loss, and he is averaging just 3.8 yards per carry. He is also the only NFL back with two fourth-quarter fumbles this season. Mathews is only worth using as a flex fantasy option right now in leagues of 12 or more teams.
Posted: 10/31/2016 7:15am ET
Huddle Up: Mathews salvaged his four rushes for 10 yards by taking one of them to the house. His best yardage game was 77 yards in Week 1, and he's quickly falling into the flex scrum in fantasy.
Posted: 10/25/2016 9:10am ET
Huddle Up: Mathews leads the team in carries (67), rushing yards (262) and rushing touchdowns (three), but he's also the only running back on the roster with a fumble. He has been held without a rushing score in four straight weeks, while his 14 carries in Week 7 were his most since Week 1. Thus, owners need to consider him a low-upside flex option with shaky job security.
Posted: 10/23/2016 2:15pm ET
Huddle Up: To be fair, both teams' rushing attacks were down somewhat in this game. Mathews is a decent fantasy option, but you might want to wait until he plays a team that is weaker in defending the run.
Posted: 10/17/2016 9:33am ET
Huddle Up: The slight bit of good news for Mathews' owners is that Philadelphia fed him on nine of those plays, which he turned into 60 rushing yards. It was perhaps the one bright spot for an offense that did virtually nothing else of note. Mathews saw only more snap than rookie Wendell Smallwood and just under half as many as Darren Sproles (23), further proving this will be an unpredictable committee for the foreseeable future. As such, Mathews will be hard to trust as anything more than a RB3/flex.
Posted: 10/17/2016 5:29am ET
Huddle Up: He had nine carries for 60 yards, which boosted his yards per carry to 3.9 per rush on the season. He'll have a tough Week 7 matchup against the Minnesota Vikings, and it might be best to avoid that scenario if possible.
Posted: 10/16/2016 1:45pm ET
Huddle Up: Mathews didn't score, but he did the best he could against a tough Redskins defense. One of Mathews' runs was for 22 yards, so he averaged almost five yards per run on his other attempts. Consider Mathews a decent RB2 or RB3 for most games.
Posted: 10/14/2016 9:45pm ET
Huddle Up: If Mathews is able to play, he could creep into the RB2 conversation against a Washington defense that has been gashed by opposing running backs this season.
Posted: 10/14/2016 1:07pm ET
Huddle Up: Mathews should be able to play as long as he recovers from his illness. He recorded 75 total yards and one touchdown in Week 5 but will continue to share playing time with Darren Sproles. Owners should consider him a flex option at this point.
Posted: 10/9/2016 5:27pm ET
Huddle Up: Mathews has posted four totals touchdowns (three rushing, one receiving) in four games. After a bye, Mathews rebounded after being nearly non-existent in Week 3. Fantasy owners can trust him again as a WR3 heading into Week 6 against the Washington Redskins.
Posted: 10/7/2016 1:07pm ET
Huddle Up: Mathews will be the starting running back in Week 5 but will be sharing work with Darren Sproles and Wendell Smallwood at the position. Mathews may only be a flex option for some owners because of his limited snaps.
Posted: 10/6/2016 12:25pm ET
Huddle Up: Mathews is on track to play in Week 5 and should be the starting running back but likely will share work with Darren Sproles and Wendell Smallwood. Mathews could be a flex option in leagues since he should receive most of the carries during the game.
Posted: 10/5/2016 12:27pm ET
Huddle Up: Mathews probably will be the starting running back in Week 5 but will have to share work with Darren Sproles and Wendell Smallwood. Owners could consider Mathews a flex option in leagues but could also bench him if they have better options.
Posted: 10/3/2016 10:55am ET
Huddle Up: Head coach Doug Pederson has already said the Eagles will employ a committee backfield when Mathews returns, with Wendell Smallwood and Darren Sproles the most likely candidates to join him. Until we get to see a game or two under the new setup, it will be difficult to trust any Eagles' runner as anything more than a flex option.
Posted: 9/26/2016 9:40am ET
Huddle Up: The backfield was already trending toward the committee anyway, as Mathews has only touched the ball 12 times since logging 22 carries in the season opener. Darren Sproles should be considered the best option for Philly whenever the Eagles face a stout run defense, while Mathews is shaping up to be a touchdown-dependent flex option. Rookie Wendell Smallwood and Kenjon Barner will also be involved, likely making this a backfield to avoid going forward.
Posted: 9/25/2016 10:13pm ET
Huddle Up: Mathews was non-existent, while Wendell Smallwood, Kenjon Barner and Darren Sproles all had solid performances. Fantasy owners will want to watch practice closely this week before deciding on Mathews for Week 4.
Posted: 9/19/2016 9:43pm ET
Huddle Up: This might explain why Mathews was limited to 10 total touches to 14 for Darren Sproles. Mathews still has two rushing touchdowns, so the night wasn't a total loss for Mathews and his fantasy owners.
Posted: 8/7/2016 4:25pm ET
Huddle Up: Good sign (at least for now) with the oft-injured RB, but that ever-present health risk needs to be baked into his draft ranking -- currently as a flex/high-end RB3 in The Huddle's ranks.
Posted: 8/5/2016 11:36am ET
Huddle Up: Mathews will be the primary runner, but he won't play many third downs. He loses a step in PPR leagues as an RB3.
Posted: 8/4/2016 8:57am ET
Huddle Up: Ryan Mathews is hurt? Crazy talk! Teasing aside, he has a reasonable chance to dominate the touches in this modified West Coast system, but he really doesn't fit the schemes very well. Mathews could lose enough touches to Darren Sproles and Wendell Smallwood to wipe out his slight upside; he's a weak RB2 or strong flex target on draft day.
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