Chargers Fantasy News

Ryan Mathews re-aggravates ankle injury

Sunday, January 5, 2014, 10:03pm

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Chargers RB Ryan Mathews missed much of the second half of Sunday's win after re-aggravating his ankle injury.

Fantasy Impact:
Mathews did not play during much of the third and fourth quarter while the Chargers were in clear drain-the-clock mode. Danny Woodhead and Ronnie Brown handled rushing duties with Mathews sidelined. He finished with 15 touches for 64 yards.

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Sunday, January 5, 2014, 12:16pm

Chargers Inactives Marcus Cromartie DB Lavelle Hawkins WR Sean Lissemore NT Stephen Schilling G Brad Sorensen QB Brandon Taylor S Kenny Wiggins T

Friday, January 3, 2014, 4:58pm

Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (ankle, probable) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week and is probable for Week 18. The plan for Mathews is the same as last week. He’s fully expected to play against the Bengals.

Friday, January 3, 2014, 4:58pm

Bengals WR A.J. Green (knee, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 18. Green is good to go for a mediocre matchup with the Chargers.

Friday, January 3, 2014, 4:58pm

Chargers WR Eddie Royal (toe, questionable) missed practice all week and is questionable for Week 18.

Friday, January 3, 2014, 4:58pm

Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (neck, questionable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 18. Eifert’s return to a full practice indicates he’s ready to play against the Chargers, though we may not know until game-time.

Browns fire Rob Chudzinski

Monday, December 30, 2013, 12:44pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Cleveland Browns fired coach Rob Chudzinski on Sunday night. Less than a year after touting Chudzinski as one of the bright young coaches in the NFL and a guy CEO Joe Banner said he had his eye on for a long time, the Browns let him go after one season as coach. The Browns still owe Chudzinski $10.5 million, league sources told ESPN Senior NFL Insider Chris Mortensen.

Fantasy Impact:
Cleveland plans to commence its head coaching search immediately, with New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt expected to be among the candidates, league sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Sunday, December 29, 2013, 3:31pm

Chargers Inactives Marcus Cromartie DB Kwame Geathers NT Lavelle Hawkins WR Stephen Schilling G Brad Sorensen QB Brandon Taylor S Kenny Wiggins T

Fantasy Impact:
With the Ravens & Dolphins behind in the early games, it's looking possible that the Chargers could be in a win-or-go home situation at 4:30. If one of those teams were to come back to win, Ryan Mathews could be rested in a meaningless game.

Friday, December 27, 2013, 6:31pm

Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (ankle, probable) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week and is probable for Week 17. Mathews is expected to play, per HC Mike McCoy, though the game may be meaningless by kickoff.

Friday, December 27, 2013, 6:31pm

Chargers WR Eddie Royal (toe, questionable) missed practice all week and is questionable for Week 17.

Thursday, December 26, 2013, 6:22pm

Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (ankle) did not practice Wednesday. Mathews is expected to play, per HC Mike McCoy, though the game may be meaningless by kickoff.

Thursday, December 26, 2013, 6:21pm

Chargers WR Eddie Royal (toe) did not practice Wednesday.

Chiefs starters likely to play 'a series or two'

Wednesday, December 25, 2013, 10:16am

Kansas City Star - [Full Article]

Chiefs HC Andy Reid will likely rest some of his starters in Week 17: “I’m going to work some guys in,” Reid said. “Most of them have already worked in. … I talked to the team, and I will have it figured out by the end of the week exactly how I’m going to work it.” Translated, that means the Chiefs, 11-4, likely will approach this game against San Diego, 8-7, much like Reid did four times in Philadelphia when his Eagles’ teams were locked into playoff positions going into a final week, the same way most teams approach a final preseason game. He’ll give the starters a series or two and then go to the backups. Unlike in the preseason, a team with 53 players on the active roster can’t rest everyone. But don’t expect to see much of quarterback Alex Smith, running back Jamaal Charles or outside linebacker Tamba Hali, who did not practice Tuesday because of a swollen knee.

Fantasy Impact:
With Charles likely playing a low number of snaps, Knile Davis is likely to see a career high in touches against the Chargers. This is why we recommend that leagues wrap up their finals Week 16 or earlier. It's a shame that championship-caliber teams with Charles won't be able to use their star RB in the title game.

Ryan Mathews expected to play Week 17

Tuesday, December 24, 2013, 9:02am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Chargers coach Mike McCoy told reporters that running back Ryan Mathews suffered an ankle injury in the win over Oakland, but is expected to play on Sunday in the team's final game of the season against Kansas City. Mathews wore a protective boot on his foot in the locker room after the game.

Fantasy Impact:
Mathews carried the ball 25 times for 99 yards, including a 7-yard score. Mathews has a career-high 1,111 yards this season, and is on track to play a full, 16-game season for the first time in his four-year NFL career. He should be a good play against the Chiefs, who could end up resting a lot of their starters after clinching the 5th seed.

Sunday, December 22, 2013, 9:19pm

Michael Gehlken on Twitter - [Full Article]

Chargers RB Ryan Mathews wearing a protective boot on left foot in locker room.

Fantasy Impact:
Mathews left the game but was able to come back. The Chargers play the Chiefs in Week 17 and if Mathews can't go, Danny Woodhead would likely see an increased role with Ronnie Brown also mixed in.