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Ryan Mathews

26-Year-Old Running Back – San Diego Chargers

2013 Rush/Rec Stats

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285

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1255

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6

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189

TD

1

2013 Rush/Rec Projections

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2013 Fantasy Football Outlook

Mathews had more broken collarbones (2) last year than touchdowns (1) or 100-yard games (0). The injuries book-ended his awful campaign as he missed the first two and last two games of the season. Mat...

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2013 ADP:  56

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Bye Week:  8

STATUS:  Probable     INJURY:  Ankle      FRI PRACTICE:   Limited
HT: 6' 0"   WT: 220   DOB: 5/1/1987
College: Fresno State  Show ContractHide Contract

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Ryan Mathews Contract Information:

Signed a five-year, $25.65 million deal that includes $15.08 million guaranteed with the Chargers in August of 2010.

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Mathews was playing through a high ankle sprain in both of San Diego's playoff games, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

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Ryan Mathews NFL Stats
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  Rushing Rush Distance Big Rush Games Receiving Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2010 23 SD 12 158 678 7 4.3 0 0 1 0 0 22 145 6.6 0 26 0 0 0 0 5 3
2011 24 SD 14 222 1091 6 4.9 9 0 4 0 0 50 455 9.1 0 59 0 0 0 0 5 2
2012 25 SD 12 184 707 1 3.8 1 0 0 0 0 39 252 6.5 0 56 0 0 0 0 2 2
2013 26 SD 16 285 1255 6 4.4 5 1 0 0 0 26 189 7.3 1 33 0 0 0 0 2 1
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Ryan Mathews Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Rec/G Yds/G YPT In20 In10 In5
2010 23 SD 12 10.4 12.2 11.3 13 57 0 0 0 2 12 5.6 0 0 0
2011 24 SD 14 13.6 17.2 15.4 16 78 19 10 4 4 33 7.7 2 2 1
2012 25 SD 12 8.5 11.7 10.1 15 59 15 2 0 3 21 4.5 3 0 0
2013 26 SD 16 11.7 13.3 12.5 18 78 32 12 7 2 12 5.7 2 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Ryan Mathews – Playing Time Overview

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Snap Count Stats

395

Offensive Snaps in 2013

Ryan Mathews was on the field for 395 of his team's snaps on offense in 2013.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2013

Ryan Mathews was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2013.

Year Off ST
2011 - -
2012 402 0
2013 395 0

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Ryan Mathews 2013 Game Log
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  Snap Count Rushing Rush Distance Receiving Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Runs Red Zone Targets
Week Opp Off ST Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 Hou 20 0 13 33 0 2.5 0 0 2 22 11.0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
2 @Phi 27 0 16 73 0 4.6 1 0 1 3 3.0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0
3 @Ten 19 0 16 58 0 3.6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
4 Dal 35 0 19 62 0 3.3 0 0 4 41 10.3 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
5 @Oak 3 0 3 8 0 2.7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Ind 0 0 22 102 0 4.6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
7 @Jax 34 0 21 110 1 5.2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
8 BYE Bye Week
9 @Was 15 0 7 34 0 4.9 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Den 26 0 14 59 1 4.2 1 0 1 2 2.0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 0 0 0
11 @Mia 36 0 19 127 0 6.7 1 1 2 16 8.0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
12 @KC 24 0 14 55 1 3.9 0 0 2 10 5.0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 1 0 0 0
13 Cin 36 0 14 61 0 4.4 0 0 5 31 6.2 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 NYG 42 0 29 103 1 3.6 0 0 3 32 10.7 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 6 4 0 0 0
15 @Den 37 0 29 127 1 4.4 1 0 1 1 1.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
16 Oak 41 0 25 99 1 4.0 1 0 3 20 6.7 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 0
17 KC 0 0 24 144 0 6.0 0 0 2 11 5.5 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Playoffs @Cin 0 0 13 52 0 4.0 0 0 2 12 6.0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Playoffs @Den 0 0 5 26 0 5.2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Ryan Mathews
As Compared To Other Running Backs
Height:   6' 0"
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Weight:   220 lbs
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Ryan Mathews: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Mathews (ankle) had five carries for 26 yards in Sunday's Divisional Playoff game against the Broncos.

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Mathews felt strong enough on his injured ankle to suit up, but apparently was not feeling back at full strength. He did not return to the field in the second half, which left Danny Woodhead as the primary running back. It was a successful season for Mathews and he will head into 2014 with a renewed confidence.
Mathews (ankle) will suit up Sunday against the Broncos, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

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Though Mathews did not practice all week, he will give it a go Sunday with Danny Woodhead and Ronnie Brown on hand to work in complementary roles and/or provide relief, if Mathews ends up being limited at all Sunday.
The Chargers expect Mathews (ankle) to play Sunday against the Broncos, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.

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We'll verify the running back's status as Sunday's 4:40 ET kickoff approaches, but chances are, Mathews will try to give it a go, despite not practicing all week. Meanwhile, Danny Woodhead and Ronnie Brown would be in line for added touches in the Chargers' offense, in the event that Mathews ends up being scratched or limited at all on Sunday.
Mathews sported a brace on his left ankle Friday as he watched practice, ESPN.com reports.

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Mathews (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Broncos after not practicing all week.

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Meanwhile, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune relays that a team source noted with regard to Mathews facing the Broncos on Sunday, "that's the plan." Given the magnitude of the game, we'd be surprised if Mathews didn't give it a go, but it's possible that he could be limited, a scenario that could lead to the likes of Danny Woodhead and Ronnie Brown seeing added touches Sunday.
Mathews (ankle) did not practice Friday, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

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It was thought that Mathews would follow a pattern seen in recent weeks, in which he sat out practice Wednesday and Thursday, before taking the field Friday. We'd expect the Chargers to officially list the running back as questionable for Sunday's game against the Broncos, but at this stage it's fair to wonder if Mathews might end up being limited even if he's able to suit up for this weekend's contest.
Mathews (ankle) didn't practice Thursday, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

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Mathews (ankle) isn't practicing Wednesday, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

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Mathews (ankle) ran 13 times for 52 yards and hauled in two passes for 12 yards in Sunday's Wild Card win over the Bengals.

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2012

Mathews followed up his disastrous rookie season with a much better sophomore campaign, albeit a frustrating one at times, as he continued to deal with nagging injuries. Despite missing two games and finishing with 532 snaps (18 other backs had more), Mathews’ 1,546 yards from scrimmage was the fifth most in football, his 3.2 YPC after contact was the fourth highest and his 50 receptions tied him for seventh among all backs. He was also effective near the goal line in limited opportunities, converting 4-of-5 attempts for scores, while Mike Tolbert went just 5-for-18 there. San Diego let Tolbert leave via free agency and didn’t address the RB position until round seven of the draft, so the team is clearly turning full-time duties over to Mathews. Coach Norv Turner has plenty of faults, but he consistently produces big seasons from his lead backs, and San Diego is a perennial leader in goal-line opportunities, so this is an ideal situation. Mathews has the physical skills to take full advantage, with terrific vision and sneaky speed, but there’s reason for skepticism because of past health issues. Moreover, Mathews’ five fumbles tied for the most among running backs, despite a modest 222 carries.

2011

Mathews’ rookie season was nothing short of disastrous, especially to those who spent an early fantasy pick on him. A high-ankle sprain suffered in Week 2 cost him a game, but worse, he returned too soon, and the injury limited him for the remainder of the season. He went 0-for-5 at the goal line and also fumbled a whopping five times, losing three, on just 158 carries. As a result, Mike Tolbert ended the year as San Diego’s most valuable fantasy back. Mathews did show flashes of his ability, however, highlighted by a 120-yard, three-TD performance in Week 17, and the Chargers still consider him their franchise back. San Diego is consistently among the league-leaders in providing scoring opportunities at the goal line, and coach Norv Turner has traditionally preferred a lead ball carrier. There’s top-five upside here if Mathews seizes the opportunity.

2010

Mathews racked up 1,808 rushing yards (6.6 YPC) with 19 touchdowns during his junior year at Fresno State, and the Chargers felt compelled to trade up to select him. He’s not a burner and is unlikely to be a tackle-breaking machine at the NFL level, but Mathews is capable of carrying a full workload and should easily churn out high yardage totals despite not being an exceptional athlete. He didn’t pass block much in college, and he wasn’t used as a receiver often, but Fresno State’s scheme is similar to San Diego’s, so the transition should be relatively easy. Few rookies have ever been put in a position to succeed as quickly out of the gate as Mathews, who inherits a role that produced an incredible 28 goal-line rushing attempts last season — the second-most in the league since 2004 (which also happened to go to San Diego’s lead back). Coach Norv Turner already stated a desired goal of getting Mathews 290 touches, so he'll have plenty of oppourtunities to succeed. The Chargers don’t view Darren Sproles as anything more than a third-down back, so Mathews will see a lot of work on 1st and 2nd down. Not only does Mathews have a high ceiling as lead back in one of the NFL’s best offenses, but as crazy as it sounds, thanks to his role he’s also one of the safer picks, even as a rookie.