Chargers HC Norv Turner doesn't say much on Ryan Mathews. "Hopefully he'll be alright. If he's not, Mike Tolbert and Curtis Brinkley will take the load."
We never like to hear head coaches use the word "hopeful" when describing a player's potential availability. We'll keep an eye on Mathews' practice participation on Friday, but he is looking iffy for Week 12. The Chargers play at 4:15 PM ET, so fantasy owners will likely have to make a decision about Mathews on Sunday morning with limited information. If he sits, Mike Tolbert becomes a solid RB2 start against the Broncos.