San Diego Chargers
Position
RB
 
Jersey
24
Name  Ryan Mathews
Born  10/10/1987
Height  6-0
Weight  218
College  Fresno State
12/14/2014 3:18:00 PM
Description: Chargers running back Ryan Mathews (ankle) is inactive for Week 15.
Insight: Branden Oliver and Donald Brown will see a bump in value, with Oliver being the slightly more preferred player.
 
12/11/2014 4:24:00 PM
Description: Chargers running back Ryan Mathews (ankle) did not practice on Thursday.
Insight: This is the second straight practice Mathews has missed, leaving his availibilty in extreme question for Week 15. Branden Oliver and Donald Brown would see a bump in value, with Oliver being the slightly more preferred player.
 
12/10/2014 10:20:00 PM
Description: Chargers running back Ryan Mathews (ankle) did not practice on Wednesday.
Insight: He injured his right ankle during the first half of Week 14. He had only two carries during the second half, and his status is now in question for Sunday. Branden Oliver will see an increase in snaps if Mathews sits.
 
12/8/2014 9:38:00 AM
Description: Chargers running back Ryan Mathews could get nothing going on the ground against the Patriots defense.
Insight: Mathews rushed for 44 yards on 11 carries, but the injury-prone back hurt his leg and didn't play much in the second half.
 
11/30/2014 6:33:00 PM
Description: Chargers running back Ryan Mathews salvaged his fantasy day with a fourth quarter touchdown against the Ravens.
Insight: Mathews gained just 38 yards on 13 carries, but it was likely due to the tough matchup versus the Ravens run defense. Unfortunately, the schedule doesn't get much easier for Mathews as the Chargers face New England, Denver, San Francisco and Kansas City the last four weeks.
 
11/17/2014 10:24:00 AM
Description: Chargers running back Ryan Mathews rushed 16 times for 70 yards in his first action since Week 2.
Insight: Mathews was seen limping after the game and had his knee wrapped, so Branden Oliver owners shouldn't abandon ship just yet.
 
11/12/2014 3:19:00 PM
Description: Chargers running back Ryan Mathews is practicing on Wednesday according to ESPN Chargers reporter Eric Williams.
Insight: Mathews practiced before Week 9, but the Chargers rested him. He is fully expected to play this week after missing seven games with a sprained MCL. He is a solid RB2 with a favorable matchup against the Raiders.
 
11/5/2014 1:08:00 PM
Description: Chargers running back Ryan Mathews (knee) practiced on Wednesday, and is expected to return for Week 11.
Insight: San Diego is on their bye for Week 10, but Mathews should be ready to roll coming out of it.
 
10/31/2014 3:03:00 PM
Description: Chargers running back Ryan Mathews got in a limited practice, but has already been ruled out for Week 9.
Insight: Mathews have not played since Sept. 14 and will be held out through the Week 10 bye. Branden Oliver has played well so even when Mathews returns he'll likely share time.
 
10/29/2014 3:35:00 PM
Description: Chargers running back Ryan Mathews will not be rushed back because Branden Oliver is playing so well in the San Diego backfield.
Insight: Mathews have not played since Sept. 14, and it "appears likely" he will be held out through the Week 10 bye according to the Union-Tribune San Diego. If you have held on to him this long, don't drop him. Remain patient because Mathews may return to be the starter.
 
10/15/2014 3:40:00 PM
Description: Chargers running back Ryan Mathews is not practicing this week according to the Union-Tribune San Diego.
Insight: Mathews is now one month removed from his MCL sprain, but he still has not begun running. He will return in Week 8 at the very earliest.
 
9/14/2014 10:38:00 PM
Description: Chargers running back Ryan Mathews appears to have suffered a sprained MCL, according to a Union-Tribune San Diego report.
Insight: It's better than an ACL injury, but he's still likely to miss significant time. The injury would make Donald Brown and Danny Woodhead the two primary ball carries for the Chargers.
 
8/8/2014 11:04:00 AM
Description: Chargers running back Ryan Mathews fumbled the ball at the goal line in the preseason opener.
Insight: Mathews has had a fumbling problem in the past, so this is alarming despite coach Mike McCoy saying he would continue to use him. If the problem persists the Chargers have other options in Danny Woodhead and Donald Brown so this situation should be monitored.
 
1/12/2014 5:25:00 PM
Description: Update: Chargers running back Ryan Mathews returned to the game moments ago.
Insight: It looks like he's okay. Mathews (ankle) is operating at about 50 percent right now so don't be surprised if he leaves the game for an extended period of time like he did earlier. So far, the 26-year-old has rushed four times for 25 yards.
 
1/12/2014 5:20:00 PM
Description: San Diego halfback Ryan Mathews had two carries on the team's first drive of the game Sunday against the Broncos but he hasn't played since.
Insight: Mathews didn't practice all week because of an ankle injury and he's clearly nowhere close to 100 percent. We'd be surprised if he returns to this game. Danny Woodhead and Ronnie Brown will carry the load with Mathews hobbled.
 
1/12/2014 3:31:00 PM
Description: Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (ankle) is active for Sunday's playoff game against the Broncos.
Insight: Mathews has been limited in practice for the past few weeks but he hasn't had to miss a game. He rushed for 1,021 yards and six touchdowns on 218 carries (4.7 ypc) over his last 11 games of the year, including 473 yards and three scores in his final four.
 
1/12/2014 10:52:00 AM
Description: The Chargers expect Ryan Mathews (ankle) to play in Sunday's playoff game at Denver, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.
Insight: Danny Woodhead and Ronnie Woodhead would cover for Mathews if he can't go, but Mathews has been limited in practice for the past few weeks and still hasn't missed a game. He rushed for 1,021 yards and six touchdowns on 218 carries (4.7 ypc) over his last 11 games of the year, including 473 yards and three scores the final four.
 
1/10/2014 2:43:00 PM
Description: San Diego tailback Ryan Mathews was forced from Sunday's game with an ankle injury and missed all three practices this week.
Insight: Danny Woodhead and Ronnie Woodhead would cover for Mathews if he can't go, but Mathews has been limited in practice for the past few weeks and still hasn't missed a game. He's in the late Sunday game so he'll have the most recovery time possible.
 
1/6/2014 11:32:00 AM
Description: San Diego tailback Ryan Mathews was forced from Sunday's game with an ankle injury and is listed as questionable for Sunday's AFC Divisional Playoff against Denver.
Insight: It seemed to be an aggravation of an injury he suffered earlier in the season. Danny Woodhead led the team in carries in Mathews' absence, rushing 15 times for 54 yards and one touchdown. Ronnie Brown also saw some extra playing time. This could be a shared situation unless Mathews is back to 100 percent by game-time.
 
1/5/2014 6:48:00 PM
Description: San Diego halfback Ryan Mathews was forced from Sunday's game with an ankle injury.
Insight: It seemed to be an aggravation of an injury he suffered earlier in the season. Danny Woodhead led the team in carries in Mathews' absence, rushing 15 times for 54 yards and one touchdown. Ronnie Brown also saw some extra looks, finishing the afternoon with 77 yards on eight totes. The Chargers play in Denver next week. Mathews should be considered questionable for that contest.