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Ryan Mathews

28-Year-Old Running Back – Philadelphia Eagles

2014 Rush/Rec Stats

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74

Yds

330

TD

3

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69

TD

0

2015 Rush/Rec Projections

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2015 Fantasy Football Outlook

After he stayed healthy for all 16 games in 2013, there was optimism that Mathews had finally put his fragile ways behind him, but a Week 2 MCL sprain quickly squashed any such hopes. He ultimately pl...

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2015 ADP:  131.66

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Rank (RB): Hidden

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HT: 6' 0"   WT: 220   DOB: 5/1/1987  College: Fresno State  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Ryan Mathews Contract Information:

Mathews signed a three-year, $11.5 million deal with the Eagles that includes $5 million in guarantees in March of 2015.

March 12, 2015  –  Ryan Mathews News

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Mathews signed a three-year contract with the Eagles on Thursday, ESPN's Adam Caplan 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 6 0 0 26 189 7.3 1 33 0 0 0 0 2 1
2014 27 SD 6 74 330 3 4.5 3 0 1 0 0 9 69 7.7 0 10 0 0 0 0 1 0
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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
2014 27 SD 6 9.7 11.2 10.4 12 55 8 1 0 2 12 6.9 1 0 0
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Ryan Mathews – Playing Time Overview

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Snap Count Stats

165

Offensive Snaps in 2014

Ryan Mathews was on the field for 165 of his team's snaps on offense in 2014.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2014

Ryan Mathews was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Off ST
2012 402 0
2013 395 0
2014 165 0
Ryan Mathews 2014 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 Jax
2 @Ind
3 Was
4 @SF
5 StL
6 NYG
7 @Ari
8 @Hou
9 Car
10 @GB 31 0 16 70 0 4.4 1 0 1 5 5.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
11 Ten 28 0 12 105 1 8.8 1 0 2 8 4.0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
12 @Dal
13 Sea 28 0 11 44 0 4.0 0 0 1 4 4.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
14 Dal
15 @Was
16 @NYG

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  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Running Backs
Height:   6' 0"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   220 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.37 sec
ELITE
Shuttle Time:   4.33 sec
WEAK
Cone Drill:   7.00 sec
AVERAGE
Arm Length:   31.00 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Hand Length:   9.25 in
AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   36 in
GOOD
Broad Jump:   121 in
GOOD
Bench Press:   19 reps
WEAK
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Ryan Mathews: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Mathews has yet to officially sign his three-year deal with the Eagles, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

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Mathews has signed a three-year, $11.5 million deal with the Eagles that includes $5 million in guaranteed money, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

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Mathews is visiting with the Eagles on Wednesday and is expected to sign a contract, Philadelphia Magazine reports.

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With LeSean McCoy traded away to Buffalo and Frank Gore backing out of his commitment with the team to sign with Indianapolis, the Eagles seem to have finally settled on a lead running back. While both Darren Sproles and Chris Polk both figure to remain relevant in the Eagles' running attack, Mathews' ideal blend of size (6-foot, 220 pounds) and speed (4.45 40 time at the 2010 NFL Combine) seemingly make him a good fit for coach Chip Kelly's fast-paced offense. Unfortunately for Mathews, injuries remain a constant worry, as he's played 16 games just once in his five NFL seasons. Those durability concerns will once again make him a high-risk, high-upside fantasy selection again in 2015.
An early MCL sprain and a late ankle injury limited Mathews to only six games in 2014, and he finished the year with 74 carries for 330 yards and three touchdowns to go along with nine receptions for 69 yards.

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Mathews (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Chiefs, the Chargers' official site reports.

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Mathews (ankle) was listed as a non-participant on Thursday's estimated practice report, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

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Mathews (ankle) was not at Wednesday's practice, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

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Mathews (ankle) did not practice Tuesday, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

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2014

Mathews' injury-prone ways, especially in 2012, made him a draft-day value in 2013, as he delivered the best season of his career thanks to staying healthy for all 16 games. His YPC bounced back from 3.8 to a solid 4.4, and he assumed a workhorse role for the Chargers – especially down the stretch, as he carried 24 or more times in each of the season's last four games. All the potential is there for a repeat or even improvement by Mathews in 2014, his age-28 season. He struggled through a high-ankle sprain in the playoffs, but that's all healed up, and he has no serious competition for carries. Danny Woodhead is a receiving specialist out of the backfield, ex-Colt Donald Brown has never proven to be a worthy starter, and sixth-round draft choice Marion Grice is smaller and significantly slower than Matthews. However, because of Woodhead's presence, Matthews' PPR value will continue to be limited; a 50-catch man three years ago, he had just 26 last season while Woodhead came in and caught 76 balls. Mathews has the look of a strong, physical runner with good speed, but his on-field performance has rarely lived up to the measurables, especially in terms of physicality and elusiveness. He recorded just 13 broken tackles all season; perhaps not coincidentally, he only broke five rushes for more than 20 yards. It's also no coincidence that he saw only seven touches at the goal line – and that's his career high. In short, he's not great at any part of the game, but he's good enough to be the Chargers' primary early-down back, and there's value there.

2013

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. Mathews also missed six games during his first two years in the league and was limited or removed from numerous others due to a variety of nagging leg injuries. Perhaps it's actually a good sign his lower body went through last season relatively unscathed. When he was on the field, Mathews was largely ineffective – he averaged a career-low 3.8 YPC, saw his YPT drop from 7.7 to 4.5 and spent some time on the bench because of costly fumbles. A new coaching staff this season should give him a fresh start, but in terms of red-zone play calling, it's hard for a running back to do better than Norv Turner. There's still a lot to like about Mathews, however. He has good vision, balance and burst, and at 6-0, 218, he's built for goal-line work. He's also just two seasons removed from a 1,500-yard-from-scrimmage campaign in only 14 games.

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.