Flowers, Brown, Mathews among Chargers to sit out Week 8
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3:47 pm ET) The Chargers released their Week 8 injury report for Thursday's game against the Broncos, and running back Donald Brown (concussion), running back Ryan Mathews (knee) and cornerback Brandon Flowers (concussion) were all ruled out. Linebacker Manti Te'o was also ruled out due to a foot injury.
Ryan Mathews, Donald Brown still sidelined Tuesday
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/21/14) Chargers running backs Ryan Mathews (knee) and Donald Brown (concussion) did not practice Tuesday, reports the San Diego Union-Tribune. Neither is expected to play Thursday at Denver, leaving Branden Oliver as the lead back.
The two running backs and Te'o were ruled out on the team's final injury report, while Attaochu was doubtful to play. Verrett is inactive after being questionable on the final injury report, but cornerback Brandon Flowers (groin) and linebackers Dwight Freeney (knee) and Cordarro Law (ankle) are all active after also being questionable.
10/21/2014 14:30 Playing the Waiver Wire for Week 8
Some new free agents to consider this week, namely Bryce Brown and Tre Mason. Our Jamey Eisenberg shares his favorite targets ahead of Week 8 in his Playing the Waiver Wire.
10/21/2014 14:05 Week 8 Fantasy Trade Values
if you're in the hunt for a Fantasy title through seven weeks, it's time to add to your roster. Dave Richard helps you execute ther right trades in your leagues with his Fantasy Trade Values.
Ryan Mathews had the rebound season many Fantasy owners were hoping for in 2013. But now he has to do it again -- and it won’t be easy. San Diego added Donald Brown as a free agent this offseason and, in theory, Donald Brown will replace Ronnie Brown and allow Mathews the chance to shine. But Donald Brown will be more of a factor this year. It would be a shame to limit Mathews' touches since he was a star last season with 285 carries for 1,255 yards and six touchdowns and 26 catches for 189 yards and a touchdown. The Chargers are saying all the right things about Mathews, who is entering a contract year, and we still consider him a No. 2 Fantasy running back. He is worth drafting in Round 4 and hopefully Donald Brown and Danny Woodhead won't hinder Mathews' progress. We just hope Mathews doesn't suffer a setback because last year he was a surprise sensation, and we'd like to see him do it again.