Eagles running back Ryan Mathews was a limited participant in Friday's full contact practice but returned to a full workload during Saturday's 10-10-10 session, much to the delight of offensive coordinator Frank Reich.
Mathews has been consistently working with the second team offense since Darren Sproles first reported to Mandatory minicamp this spring, but that doesn't mean he won't have a significant impact on the offense this season.
"Having Ryan back today, and I know it's only 10-10-10," Reich said following Saturday's practice at the NovaCare Complex. "You guys saw it too, he looks explosive out there. He just looked explosive. He was quick. He was seeing things."
A good sign for Mathews and potential owners. Mathews would be a perfect guy to wait on using the Zero-RB strategy, however his injury history is a real concern. He looks like the back who will get a majority of carries for the Birds as long as he can stay on the field. He's ranked 21st on our list with an ADP of the fifth round. In the 24 games over the past three seasons where Mathews has at least 10 carries, he has averaged 87 total yards and 0.50 TD, or 13.4 PPR points per game. Those are solid RB1 numbers.