Originally posted on Win My Fantasy League  |  Last updated 6/12/12

Ronnie Brown has agreed to terms with the San Diego Chargers and will act as Ryan Mathews backup in 2012.

The Brown signing is a good one for the Chargers as it gives them a competent every-down back to both spell Mathews and act as a possible injury replacement.

The two backs are very similar in skill set so we do not expect Brown to cut into Mathews projected workload too much this season.

Fantasy Impact:

Ronnie Brown: Ronnie Brown was brought into be a pure bakcup and is no threat to Mathews; starting job. Brown is still a good talent however and is a must have handcuff who will flirt with RB2 value if Mathews ever goes down with an injury.

Ryan Mathews: Ryan Mathews was projected as a top-5 back by many outlets before this signing and many are still bullish on him despite Brown’s addition. We have currently knocked Brown down to 8th behind a slew of backs that have proven consistency and upside. Mathews remains a RB1 despite the addition of Brown.

Philip Rivers: This moves ensures the Chargers have an effective rushing attack even when Mathews is not on the field, something which will help keep opposing defenses honest. Rivers is projected as a low-end QB1 after losing V-Jax and this move helps to solidify that ranking.

Floyd, Royal, Brown: This move is good news for the receivers on this team as it ensures that the Chargers will still have a credible ground game in the eventuality that Ryan Mathews succumbs to injury and is forced to miss games this season. This move does not affect any of their fantasy values.

Written by Win My Fantasy League Senior Sports Writer/Fantasy Sports Analyst Raju Byfield (Rizzla).

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