RYAN MATHEWS NEWS

Chargers RB Branden Oliver is a Surprise Impact Player

Entering the 2014 season running backs Ryan Mathews, Danny Woodhead and Donald Brown were all expected to carry the ball more than #43 Oliver. He didn’t sign his three year deal with the football club until the month of May and did not suit up for the team’s first two games. But after Mathews went down Week 2 versus the Seahawks (sprained MCL), Woodhead was lost for the season...
Via Pro Football Spot
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Should Chargers target Boise State's Jay Ajayi to replace Ryan Mathews?

San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews will hit free agency if he doesn’t re-sign with the team. If so, the running back position will become a priority in the offseason. No need to worry, because there is one guy who can play the part of a franchise back every team craves for, and his name is Jay Ajayi.The 6-foot, 216-pounder is one of the best all-around running backs coming...
Via Pro Football Spot
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Should Chargers target Boise State's Ajayi at RB?

San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews will hit free agency if he doesn’t re-sign with the team. If so, the running back position will become a priority in the offseason. No need to worry, because there is one guy who can play the part of a franchise back every team craves for, and his name is Jay Ajayi.The 6-foot, 216-pounder is one of the best all-around running backs coming...
Via Pro Football Spot
11 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers: Three New Year's Resolutions for 2015

Following their second consecutive 9-7 season (however, sadly, this year did not culminate in a postseason appearance), the Chargers are poised on the precipice of potential prodigiousness with a few, hopefully minor and easy to achieve, tweaks. Key draft picks coupled with some free-agent signings (such as the recently-acquired WR Austin Pettis from the Rams to add depth to a young...
Via Football Nation
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers running back Mathews ruled out of game vs. Chiefs

  Running back Ryan Mathews has been ruled out of San Diego's game Sunday at Kansas City, which the Chargers must win to clinch a wild-card berth. Mathews will miss his third straight game with what's believed to be a high ankle sprain. He was hurt during a home loss to New England on Dec. 7. Also ruled out on Friday was punter Mike Scifres, who broke his left collarbone in the...
Via AP on Fox
December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Chargers running back Mathews rule out of KC game

SAN DIEGO (AP) Running back Ryan Mathews has been ruled out of San Diego's game Sunday at Kansas City, which the Chargers must win to clinch a wild-card berth. Mathews will miss his third straight game with what's believed to be a high ankle sprain. He was hurt during a home loss to New England on Dec. 7. Also ruled out on Friday was punter Mike Scifres, who broke his left collarbone...
Via AP on Fox
December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Chargers RB Mathews misses practice

SAN DIEGO (AP) San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews was among those not practicing Wednesday and he could miss his third straight game Sunday. If the Chargers (9-6) win at Kansas City this weekend, they'll advance to the playoffs for the second straight season. But it's likely San Diego will face the Chiefs (8-7) without Mathews. He hasn't played or practiced since injuring...
Via AP on Fox
December 24, 2014  |  Discuss

San Diego Tops San Francisco In Overtime: 3 Things We Learned

1.) The Chargers Have The Offensive Firepower To Keep Up In The PlayoffsStarters Ryan Mathews and Keenan Allen both sat out against the 49ers, but the Chargers were still able to put up 38 points. With both players expected to return, the Chargers have a running game and four capable pass catchers, with Malcolm Floyd, Eddie Royal, and Antonio Gates are readily contributing. Their...
Via Football Nation
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Mathews Officially Out vs. 49ers

Chargers running back Ryan Mathews (ankle) is officially out for Saturday's game against the 49ers.Fantasy Spin:Branden Oliver and Donald Brown will see the majority of work.
Via Fantasy Football Champs
December 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Mathews Ruled Out For Week 16

Chargers running back Ryan Mathews (ankle) will not play Saturday versus San Francisco.Fantasy Spin:Branden Oliver and Donald Brown will continue to share the workload, with Oliver being the better flex option.
Via Fantasy Football Champs
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Mathews ruled out against 49ers

The Chargers will play Saturday’s game against the 49ers without running back Ryan Mathews. Mathews has been ruled out for the Week 16 contest leaving Branden Oliver and Donald Brown to share carries in the backfield of the Chargers. Bothered by an ankle injury Mathews has not played since Dec. 7 and is far from certain to play in Week 17. The bolts are expecting tight end Ladarius...
Via Tireball.com
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Mathews inactive for Chargers vs Broncos

SAN DIEGO (AP) Running back Ryan Mathews is inactive for the San Diego Chargers' game against the Denver Broncos. Mathews suffered an ankle injury when he was tripped in last Sunday's loss to New England. Without Mathews, the Chargers' running game is diminished. Minus a ground attack, the pressure falls on quarterback Philip Rivers against Denver's challenging pass rush. Rookie...
Via AP on Fox
December 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Dwight Freeney’s last shot to sack Peyton Manning could be Sunday

            Dwight Freeney hopes to finally sack his former teammate this Sunday when the San Diego Chargers host the Denver Broncos. Freeney spent 10 seasons in Indianapolis with Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, who he’s never sacked. “At some time, I’m going to have to get him,” Freeney, who has 110 career sacks, said to...
Via Sports-Glory
December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Chargers' Mathews questionable for Broncos game

SAN DIEGO (AP) Chargers running back Ryan Mathews missed practice Friday and is questionable for Sunday's game with the Denver Broncos. Mathews, who injured his ankle in Sunday's loss to the New England Patriots, hasn't practiced this week. Mathews' availability is among the keys for San Diego (8-5) as it tries to avoid a season sweep by the visiting Broncos (10-3). With a win,...
Via AP on Fox
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Chargers Concerned With Ryan Mathews' Ankle

Chargers running back Ryan Mathews (ankle) did not practice on Thursday.Fantasy Spin:This is the second straight practice Mathews has missed, leaving his availability 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.
Via Fantasy Football Champs
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Mathews Questionable For Week 15 With Ankle Injury

Chargers running back Ryan Mathews (ankle) did not practice on Wednesday.Fantasy Spin: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.
Via Fantasy Football Champs
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Mathews Leaves Game With Leg Injury

Chargers running back Ryan Mathews could get nothing going on the ground against the Patriots defense.Fantasy Spin: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.
Via Fantasy Football Champs
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch: Chargers’ Ryan Mathews Wears Danny Woodhead’s Jersey to Practice

Watch: Chargers’ Ryan Mathews Wears Danny Woodhead’s Jersey to Practice San Diego Chargers’ running back Ryan Mathews pulled a random act of kindness when he showed up at practice donning jersey No. 39 which belongs to his dear friend and teammate Danny Woodhead. Woodhead suffered a season-ending injury when he … The post Watch: Chargers’ Ryan Mathews Wears Danny Woodhead’s...
Via Fantasy Football Chick
December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Chargers Injury Report: Dwight Freeney, Ryan Mathews, Eddie Royal

The 7-4 San Diego Chargers make the trip east to take on the 7-4 Baltimore Ravens on Sunday afternoon. With the AFC crowded with teams vying for a spot in the playoffs, this is a big game for both teams. The Chargers offense is looking to get going full throttle, but have two of their offensive weapons listed on the injury report with RB Ryan Mathews (shoulder) and WR Eddie Royal...
Via NFL Injury Report
November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers: The return of Ryan Mathews

When a star player plays well during a game it is pretty apparent to notice the impact he makes. But what is even more obvious is the struggle a team feels without a star player’s impact. After the last game against the Rams, Philip Rivers was quoted saying: “You never really know how much you miss a guy until he gets back and gets rolling like he did today.” The “roll...
Via isportsweb.com
November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

How Ryan Mathews Returned to Highlight Reel Status

The San Diego Chargers finally discovered a cure for their sluggish rushing attack—a healthy Ryan Mathews dishing out steady doses of punishing, between-the-tackles runs. In just his second game back after
Via Stack
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Mathews injures shoulder on TD run

Ryan Mathews went untouched on a 32-yard-run for a touchdown. He then went to the locker room with a shoulder injury. Is there anymore more Ryan Mathews? Mathews has always been up and down with the Chargers as he has battled inconsistency and injuries throughout his NFL career. VIDEO: Ryan Mathews and the Chargers are making the Rams look foolish. http://t.co/YbQ2ca2B21 https...
Via Tireball.com
November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

You Can’t Let Go ‘Cause You’re Afraid To Fall

I think it’s safe to say that no one was pleased with how the Chargers played on Sunday. But at least we didn’t lose. I’m sure Kansas City would trade our performance for theirs last night if it resulted in a win. Like many Justice Leaguers, I ended up watching that game and having to root for Oakland. It sucks, I know. I also watched a fair amount of Monday’s game, which...
Via Justice is Coming
November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers: Three keys to a win over the Rams

This Sunday is a must win for the San Diego Chargers. Their game against the St. Louis Rams is their last game against a team with a record under .500. Not to mention that St. Louis is 1-4 on the road. Coming into this contest the Chargers are just one game behind the Broncos in the AFC West, with a win they have a chance to move into a first place tie with Denver. This game is...
Via isportsweb.com
November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Fantasy football: Evaluating the San Diego backfield

After missing the previous seven games with a knee injury, San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews is finally expected to return to the gridiron in week 11, marking his first in-game appearance since week 2. Despite his return to health, Mathews may not simply just return to fantasy football relevance, since in that time, rookie Brandon Oliver has taken over as the starting...
Via isportsweb.com
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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