Originally posted on The Football Fan Spot  |  Last updated 8/11/12
The Chargers took a big hit when running back Ryan Mathews went down with what was later found to be a broken collarbone during the Chargers’ 1st preseason game. Mathews was set to be the Chargers’ “everything back” in Norv Turner’s offense, in his 3rd year in the league after going 12th overall in the 2010 NFL Draft. With a career 4.7 YPC and above average pass catching skills (50 catches in 2011), Mathews looked poised to have a breakout year and become a star in this league. However, the one issue that has always been present with Mathews has been durability so many were skeptical about his ability to carry the load and be a 300+ carry back. I kept my estimations for him fairly conservative in my fantasy football projections, projecting him to get 280 carries. I will have to lower those expectations now that he’s expected to miss 4-6 weeks. However, this injury is really more of a freak injury that anything and while he should miss a game or two, it’s not likely to be something t...
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