Ryan Mathews Fantasy News
Ryan Mathews played through a high ankle sprain
Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 11:11am
A high ankle sprain carries a four-to-six week recovery timetable.
Ryan Mathews didn't miss one game.
The Chargers running back was clearly hobbled in the team's two playoff contests, not playing in the second half Sunday of a 24-17 loss to the Broncos. While Mathews declined to confirm, sources said his limitation was the result of a high ankle sprain.
If this is indeed the case, Mathews showed some toughness playing through the injury. Given how many owners he has burned through the years, his ADP will be interesting to watch heading into the 2014 season. He was the #10 RB from Week 6 on, so he'll merit consideration in the 3rd round.
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Titans hire Ken Whisenhunt as head coach
Monday, January 13, 2014, 8:31pm
Whisenhunt replaces Mike Munchak, who parted with the team after three seasons and a 22-26 record.
Whisenhunt led a revitalized Chargers offense led by QB Philip Rivers, RB Ryan Mathews and WR Keenan Allen. His first order of business will decide who is the future at QB. Jake Locker has been inconsistent, but the Titans hold the #11 pick. Ryan Fitzpatrick could hold down the fort for a year if necessary.
Ryan Mathews active for Chargers
Sunday, January 12, 2014, 3:58pm
Mathews: "My mindset is I'm playing"
Monday, January 6, 2014, 11:35am
An ankle injury that's slowed him the past two weeks could be played on for so long. He was out most of the second half.
“My mindset is I'm playing (against Denver),” said Mathews, who praised the work of the team's running backs. “We keep fighting. Coach (Mike) McCoy says it all the time. It's the next man up. We're all ready.”
It's interesting that Mathews just didn't say "I'm playing," since that's what most overly optimistic players would say at this point in the season. We'll watch his practice activity, but he may not be able to go against the Broncos.
Ryan Mathews re-aggravates ankle injury
Sunday, January 5, 2014, 10:03pm
Sunday, December 29, 2013, 3:31pm
Ryan Mathews expected to play Week 17
Tuesday, December 24, 2013, 9:02am
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.
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