Found September 29, 2012 on Checkdown Chatter:
Week 4 is interesting, as it is really the first week where we can start to assume that some of the things we are seeing from fantasy defenses are an indicator of the team’s relative strength on each side of the ball, as opposed to just 1 week blips. With that in mind, I’m answering [...]

Ryan Mathews benched for fumbling?

San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews may be benched due to his penchent of fumbling. In 23 career starts Mathews has 11 fumbles. GM AJ Smith told Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union Tribune that he was “very concerned” and that the fumbles “had to stop” if Mathews was going to continue to be a key part of the Chargers offense. Smith went on to discuss what happens with...

Chargers GM Says Mathews Fumbling Issues Won’t Be…

Chargers GM Says Mathews Fumbling Issues Won’t Be Tolerated For Long - The Chargers think RB Ryan Mathews is talented, but not so talented they’re willing to overlook his biggest flaw. And general manager A.J. Smith has expressed that in the strongest terms, putting Mathews on notice that his fumbling problems won’t be tolerated for long. “It has to stop. I believe you can...

Report: Ryan Mathews’ Fumbling Issues could cost Him Playing Time

Ryan Mathews has fumbled the ball 11 times in 27 career games with the San Diego Chargers. His latest fumble near the goal line against the Falcons last Sunday not only caused irritation on the part of Fantasy owners, but it has apparently angered San Diego GM A.J. Smith. As reported by, Smith told Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Times that Mathews’ fumbling...

Mike Leshoure Contained by Vikings

Detroit running back Mikel Leshoure handled 17 touches Sunday but he only produced 63 total yards.Fantasy Spin:Leshoure wasn't bothered by his groin injury as much as he was Minnesota's overpowering defensive front. The back's day was made worse when he lost a fumble on his longest run of the day. It won't get much easier after the Lions' Week 5 bye with Philadelphia...

Mikel Leshoure Will Start For Lions

Detroit running back Mikel Leshoure (groin) will start Sunday against Minnesota, according to Jason La Canfora.Fantasy Spin:Leshoure has been limited in practice all week but there was never a realistic chance that he wouldn't play Sunday. He touched the ball 30 times in his NFL debut last week, and even if his workload decreases the running back still figures to be heavily favored...

NFL Rumors: A.J. Smith Will Take Away Carries From Chargers RB Ryan Mathews Unless Fumbling Stops

The San Diego Chargers know how important ball security is in the National Football League. They have stressed it with quarterback Philip Rivers, as he has worked to make better decisions on offense. But while Rivers was never in jeopardy of losing snaps or being benched, the same cannot be said for starting and oft injured running back Ryan Mathews. Chargers GM A.J. Smith is a big...

Know Your Enemy - San Francisco 49ers vs N.Y. Jets

49ERS vs. JETS (Sun Sept 30 1 PM ET) The 49ers are coming off a loss to the Vikings and now they face a Jets’ team that is 2-1, but lost defensive leader CB Darrellle Revis in their last game. The Jets did win their last game, but it went to OT and was against the weak Dolphins. Frank Gore and the rushing offense of San Fran struggled against the Vikes, but this Sunday they face...

Week 4 Fantasy Football Preview: Chargers vs Chiefs

San Diego Chargers @ Kansas City ChiefsThe Chargers have struggled on offense but with Ryan Mathews back for his second game and a very soft defense all that could change this week. It is historically tough to play in Arrowhead but the Bills really took it to the Chiefs in week 2 at Arrowhead and if the Chargers can put it all together it could happen here again in week 4.The Chiefs...

Detroit Lions Keys to the Game vs. the Minnesota Vikings

Sitting here a month ago, it looked as though this game against the Minnesota Vikings would be an easy win and Detroit would be heading into the bye week on a positive note. However after falling to the winless Tennessee Titans last Sunday while Minnesota pulled the upset at home against the San Francisco 49ers, the perspective on this game has changed dramatically. Entering today’s...

NFL Week 4 Injury Report: Fred Jackson, C.J. Spiller, Mikel Leshoure, Julio Jones All Active

The NFL Wee4 Injury Report has already been released, and the active and inactive lists are being reported as well. Many fantasy football owners are looking to see if some of their players will be in the lineup this week, and some of the 1 PM games have already released the active and inactive list. Among the players who are active and will play on Sunday are Buffalo Bills running...

49ers 34, Jets 0

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Colin Kaepernick, Frank Gore and Kendall Hunter each ran for touchdowns to highlight a 245-yard rushing effort by the San Francisco 49ers, who forced four New York Jets turnovers in a 34-0 rout of the Jets on Sunday at MetLife Stadium. The 49ers (3-1) capped a two-game road trip with their second shutout under Jim Harbaugh. The Jets fell to 2-2 in front...

San Diego Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs NFL Week 4 AFC West Preview

The AFC West is getting worse than the Big Ten these days and that is thanks to both of the favorites performing like duds lately. Philip Rivers and the Chargers offense has been a joke without a healthy Ryan Mathews in the backfield, but they should be in contention for a division title all season long. Rivers has 4 TD and 3 INT, but 688 yards are skewed numbers once you realize...
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