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24 Ryan Mathews RB
Height/Weight: 6-0/220 | Birthdate: 10/10/1987 | Birthplace: Riverside, CA, USA | Team: San Diego | College: Fresno State | NFL Experience: 5 | Owned/Started%: 90/35 | Average Draft Position: 47.75
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Mathews, Allen among Chargers' inactives for Week 17


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(12/28/2014) The Chargers listed running back Ryan Mathews and wide receiver Keenan Allen as inactive for Week 17’s game against the Chiefs.

Mathews is nursing an ankle injury, while Allen is suffering from an ankle and shoulder injury.

Other players listed as inactive included Mike Scifres, Damion Square, Greg Ducre, Ryan Carrethers and Cordarro Law .


Chargers RB Ryan Mathews gets the red-light for Week 17


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/26/2014) Chargers running back Ryan Mathews was officially ruled out for Sunday's regular season finale at Kansas City, per the team's official website.

Mathews' 2014 regular season campaign comes to an end after appearing in only six games, registering 330 yards and three touchdowns on 74 attempts on the ground. Branden Oliver, Donald Brown and Ronnie Brown will all shoulder the load in the running game.

According to Vegas Insiders, the Chargers are a 1-point underdog at Kansas City. San Diego can clinch a playoff spot with a win on Sunday.


Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (ankle) still sidelined


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/24/2014) Chargers running back Ryan Mathews (ankle) was unable to practice again Wednesday as the team prepared for Sunday's game at Kansas City. Mathews has missed two straight games and nine overall this year.

If Mathews can't play, Branden Oliver, Donald Brown and Ronnie Brown would share backfield duties. The Chargers are 3-point underdogs.


Chargers Ryan Mathews, Keenan Allen skip Tuesday practice


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/23/2014) Chargers running back Ryan Mathews (ankle) and wide receiver Keenan Allen were unable to practice Tuesday, reports U-T San Diego.

Both players sat out Sunday's overtime win over San Francisco due to injuries and remain uncertain for Week 17 at Kansas City. On Monday coach Mike McCoy told reporters that there's a possibility Mathews can play Sunday. If Mathews is unable to play, Branden Oliver will get the start while Ronnie Brown and Donald Brown work as second and third stringers, respectively. Eddie Royal, Malcom Floyd and Dontrelle Inman will shoulder the load in the passing game if Allen can't play.

The Chargers opened as a 3-point road underdog. The line has now dropped to 2 1/2 points.


Chargers list Week 16 inactives vs. 49ers


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/20/2014) The Chargers have listed the following players as inactive for Saturday's Week 16 matchup against the 49ers: running back Ryan Mathews (ankle), wide receiver Keenan Allen (ankle, shoulder), nose tackle Ryan Carrethers (elbow), punter Mike Scifres, cornerback Greg Ducre, linebacker Cordarro Law and defensive end Damion Square.

Mathews and Allen were ruled out on the team's final Week 16 injury report, while Carrethers was deemed probable to play. However, the Chargers will have Philip Rivers (chest, back), who was ruled probable, as well as tight end Ladarius Green (ankle, concussion) and defensive tackle Corey Liuget (ankle), both of whom were questionable.

The Chargers are a 1-point underdog in San Francisco Saturday.


Chargers rule Keenan Allen out of Saturday's game


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(12/19/2014) The Chargers released their final injury report for Saturday’s game at San Francisco and listed wide receiver Keenan Allen (ankle) as out.

Also ruled out is running back Ryan Mathews (ankle) and punter Mike Scifres (shoulder). Ladarius Green (concussion) and Corey Liuget are listed as questionable. Quarterback Philip Rivers (chest/back) and Ryan Carrethers (elbow) are being listed as probable.

The Chargers are 1 1/2-point underdogs.


Chargers RB Ryan Mathews could miss last two games


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/18/2014) Chargers running back Ryan Mathews (ankle) missed his second straight practice Thursday ahead of Saturday's visit to San Francisco. According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, it's unclear if Mathews will return during the regular season.

Running backs Branden Oliver and Donald Brown will carry the load against the 49ers, assuming Mathews sits out. Mathews has played in just six games this year.


Chargers RB Ryan Mathews still out with ankle injury


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/16/2014) Chargers running back Ryan Mathews, who missed Week 15 with an ankle injury, is not practicing Tuesday, reports the San Diego Union-TribuneThe paper added Mathews "wasn't particularly close" to playing Sunday against the Broncos.

The Chargers visit the 49ers on Saturday.


Ryan Mathews among Chargers' inactives Week 15


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(12/14/2014) The Chargers declared the following players inactive for Week 15 against the Broncos: Ryan Mathews, Ladarius Green, Mike Scifres, Dontrelle Inman, Damion Square , Ryan Carrethers, Cordarro Law.

Report: Chargers' Ryan Mathews highly doubtful to play Week 15


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/14/2014) Chargers running back Ryan Mathews, who is listed as questionable for Week 15 vs. Denver due to an ankle injury, is highly doubtful to play Sunday, a source told NFL.com National Insider Ian Rapoport. Mathews was not able to do much in practice during the week.

Mathews has been limited to six games this season due to injury. Donald Brown and Branden Oliver would likely pick up most of the slack in the running game, if Mathews is sidelined.


Chargers list three as questionable for Sunday against the Broncos


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12/12/2014) Chargers defensive lineman Corey Liuget and tight end Ladarius Green are listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Broncos. Green is dealing with concussion symptoms while Liuget is dealing with a knee injury. 

Running back Ryan Mathews is also listed as questionable after missing practice all week with an ankle injury. 

Ryan Carrethers is considered doubtful. 


Ryan Mathews not practicing again Friday, uncertain for Sunday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12/12/2014) Chargers running back Ryan Mathews was unable to practice again Friday with an ankle injury. Mathews has been unbale to practice all week after suffering the injury in the second half against the Patriots last week. 

Mathews, who has only played in six games this year, has 330 yards rushing with three touchdowns. 


Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (ankle) out Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/10/2014) Chargers running back Ryan Mathews didn't practice Wednesday due to a right ankle injury, U-T San Diego reports.

Mathews was limited to just two carries in the second half of Sunday's loss to the Patriots after suffering a leg injury late in the first half. His availability for Week 15 will be determined by how the ankle fares over the next few days.

"There's no doubt we're better when (Mathews is) out there," quarterback Philip Rivers said Wednesday. "At the same time, we have confidence in Donald, Branden (Oliver) and Ronnie (Brown) when they're in there as well. But when he's rolling and we're balanced, that's when we're at our best."

Mathews has played just six games this seaosn, gaining 330 yards on 74 carries and scoring three touchdowns.


Chargers' Ryan Mathews, Ladarius Green not seen at practice


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12/10/2014) Running back Ryan Mathews and tight end Ladarius Green were not seen during the open portion of Chargers' practice Wednesday. 

Mathews is dealing with a leg injury after being tackled on play where the defender was called for tripping. He came back but quickly came back out with what the team called an ankle injury. 

Green is dealing with a concussion when he was hit hard during Sunday's game against the Patriots. 


Chargers RB Ryan Mathews gains 48 yards vs. Patriots


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/8/2014) Chargers running back Ryan Mathews rushed for 44 yards on 11 carries and caught one reception for four yards in his team's 23-14 loss to the Patriots in Week 14.

Mathews appeared to suffer a leg injury late in the first half on a play in which the defender that tackled him was called for tripping. He missed the team's first series of the second half but returned to the game before an injury was announced by the Chargers. Mathews has been given just 11 or 12 carries in five of his six games this season, limiting his overall upside. He'll look for a better showing in Week 15 against the Broncos.


Ryan Mathews producing with limited touches


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(11/30/2014) Chargers running back Ryan Mathews found the end zone yet again in Week 13, as he continues to produce solidly since his return from a knee injury.

Mathews finished the game with just 38 yards, but received the goal-line work necessary for a solid Fantasy showing Sunday. The 38 yards are a disappointing total, however, especially coming on the heels of a 105-yard showing on just 12 carries in Week 12, during which he also scored.

The Chargers appear willing to limit Mathews' carries given his injury history, but he's going to get the important carries down in the red zone. You might not get huge numbers from Mathews if he's only getting 15 or so carries every game, but he's still productive enough that you have to keep him active moving forward. 


Chargers RB Ryan Mathews scores third rushing TD of season


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/30/2014) Chargers running back Ryan Mathews scored a rushing touchdown but was unable to make much else of an impact on the ground during Sunday's 34-33 victory in Week 13.

Mathews ripped a 14-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter for his third touchdown of the season. He finished the game with 38 yards n 13 carries, averaging 2.9 yards per attempt. He has 284 rushing yards this season.

Mathews will look to get back on track Week 14 against New England.


Only one ruled out by Chargers for game against Ravens


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/28/2014) The Chargers have not ruled out anyone aside from nose tackle Ryan Carrethers (elbow) for their Sunday game in Buffalo, though linebacker Andrew Gachkar is doubtful with a knee injury that has prevented him from practicing this week.

Guard Ryan Miller (groin) is questionable while safety Jahleel Addae (concussion), running back Ryan Mathews (shoulder) and wideout Eddie Royal (toe) are probable.


Ryan Mathews, Eddie Royal practicing in full


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/27/2014) Chargers running back Ryan Mathews (shoulder) and wideout Eddie Royal (toe) practiced fully Thursday and appear set to play Sunday at Baltimore.

Chargers RB Ryan Mathews appears OK for Sunday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/26/2014) Chargers featured back Ryan Mathews appears ready to roll for the Sunday game in Baltimore after missing some of the Week 12 game with a shoulder injury sustained in the third quarter when two Rams defenders weighing a combined 600 pounds landed on it.

Mathews, who returned late in the fourth quarter, practiced Wednesday.


Ryan Mathews pulls away from Branden Oliver


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(11/24/2014) Even though Chargers running back Ryan Mathews was more effective than Branden Oliver in his return from a shoulder injury, he split carries almost evenly with his replacement Week 11 against Oakland. That wasn't so much the case Week 12 against St. Louis, though, when Mathews took his first carry 11 yards and never looked back en route to 105. He also scored a touchdown on a 32-yard run in the third quarter.

He injured his shoulder on that play, which was a big reason why Oliver got the six carries he did, but Mathews returned and still finished with twice as many. Imagine how many yards he would have had if he had gotten 15-to-18 carries.

If Mathews had struggled to keep up with Oliver after the long layoff, the Chargers might continue to ease him in, but since he's been far and away the more effective of the two in two games back, he looks like he'll take the job and run with it, reducing Oliver to just a handcuff option in Fantasy.

Mathews falls a little short of must-start status with an especially tough matchup Week 13 at Baltimore, but for most owners, he's probably still worth running out there.


Ryan Mathews breaks out for first 100-yard game


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/23/2014) Chargers running back Ryan Mathews ran 12 times for 105 yards and a touchdown in the Week 12 win over the Rams, his first 100-yard effort this season. Mathews suffered a left shoulder injury when he ripped off a career-best 32-yard touchdown run in the third quarter, but he was able to return.

Mathews caught two passes for eight yards. He'll visit the Ravens in Week 13.


Ryan Mathews returns for Chargers


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/23/2014) Chargers running back Ryan Mathews, who left the game against the Rams in the third quarter with a shoulder injury, returned late in the fourth quarter.

Chargers RB Ryan Mathews leaves with shoulder injury


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/23/2014) Chargers running back Ryan Mathews went to the locker room in the third quarter after sustaining a left shoulder injury, reports the San Diego Union-Tribune. Mathews returned to the sideline with his helmet on, but did not immediately reenter the game. The team called him questionable to return.

Branden Oliver and Donald Brown handled backfield duties following Mathews' injury.

Mathews headed to the locker room after a career-best 32-yard touchdown run. He ran 11 times for 102 yards and caught two passes for 8 yards before leaving.


Ryan Mathews leads Chargers rushing attack in Week 11 win


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/16/2014) Chargers running back Ryan Mathews returned to action Sunday, rushing for 70 yards on 16 carries and catching his only target for another five yards in his team's 13-6 win over the Raiders in Week 11.

Mathews started out a little slow, gaining a total of one yard on his first three carries, but looked just fine after missing two months with a knee injury. His best carry came early in the third quarter, when he made a slight adjustment after taking the ball to cut through a hole in the defense and then kept his balance after taking his first hit before finally being dragged down with a 20-yard gain.

Running mate Branden Oliver also received 13 carries in a game that the Chargers led for more than 59 minutes. However, Oliver averaged just 2.8 yards per carry, gaining only 36 yards on the ground while adding one catch for three yards. Mathews will likely remain the No. 1 option in the running game moving forward while healthy. The Chargers move on to face the Rams in Week 12.