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Scouting report

by Scott Pagel

PHI RB Ryan Mathews - Week 16, 2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 16 vs. New York Giants
Ryan Mathews had a great, albeit surprising, game against the Ravens last week. Mathews carried 20 times for 128 yards and a TD against a very good rushing defense that is ranked in the top-3.

This week, it's another tough matchup, as the Giants are 12th in allowing fantasy points to RBs. Mathews has 35 carries over the last two games, so it appears he's back to carrying the load, especially with Wendell Smallwood and Kenjon Barner out for this week. Darren Sproles does return and likely is active in the passing game as a change-of-pace back. However, as long as this stays close, Mathews should get a healthy workload. He comes in 27th on our list, making him more of an RB3 play.

by Scott Pagel

PHI RB Ryan Mathews - Week 15, 2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 15 at Baltimore
Ryan Mathews returned last week and carried 15 times for 60 yards against Washington. With Wendell Smallwood now on IR, Mathews is the team's lead back as long as he can stay healthy.

This week is a tough matchup, as the Ravens are second in allowing fantasy points to RBs, and Mathews is just 29th on our running back rankings. The good news is he should be in store for a big workload with not much behind him. However, he's too risky of a play running behind a banged up offensive line on top of a bad matchup.

by Scott Pagel

PHI RB Ryan Mathews - Week 11, 2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 11 at Seattle
If anyone can figure out the Eagles RB situation, more power to them... Last week, it was Ryan Mathews who took over as the team's RB1 with 19 carries, 109 yards and two TDs - just when everyone thought Darren Sproles was the top back.

Apparently, the deal with Mathews was he was having tooth issues, which is why he was limited to four carries vs. Dallas and then just five vs. the Giants. With the issue now resolved, Mathews - seemingly - is expected to be more involved in the running game. This does make more sense than having that fall on Sproles, who isn't built to carry a heavy running workload.

Now the problem is the matchup this week. Mathews takes on Seattle on the road, and the Seahawks are fifth in allowing fantasy points to RBs. Mathews is just 27th on our list making him a high-end RB3. He's just not a safe play this week.

by Scott Pagel

PHI RB Ryan Mathews - Week 10, 2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 10 vs. Atlanta
Ryan Mathews is officially not the team's RB1 this week. While that was already assumed, the team said that role now belongs to Darren Sproles. Mathews has had just 11 touches total over the past two weeks, including five rushes for 15 yards last week. He did add a TD, his second in as many weeks to help owners who played him.

Mathews isn't a safe play with those kinds of workloads the past two weeks and no becomes TD-dependent for owners who play him. Mathews get a nice matchup this week against the Falcons who are 24th in allowing fantasy points to RBs but he's a little too risky for lineups given the news about Sproles.

by Scott Pagel

PHI RB Ryan Mathews - Week 9, 2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 9 at New York Giants
Ryan Mathews had just four carries for 10 yards last week, but did have a TD - his first since Week 2. Reports this week indicate the team may go to Sproles as the RB1, a move that seemingly has already happened with Sproles getting 15 carries last week.

Mathews and Sproles are back to back on our standard list this week, but Sproles seems like the better play. While it's a good matchup, as the Giants are 20th in allowing fantasy points to RBs, Mathews just isn't a safe play right now, and recent fumbles have caused the team to lose some faith in him.

by Scott Pagel

PHI RB Ryan Mathews - Week 8, 2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 8 at Dallas
Ryan Mathews carried the ball 14 times last week for 56 yards. He average four yards per carry, but did have another fumble in the game. He also added a catch for 27 yards.

Mathews fumbling problems continue and, while the team says it will continue to stick with him, one has to wonder if he'll start to lose carries at key times in the games going forward. The problem with that is the Birds have three other backs they seem pretty comfortable using, so Mathews value seems to be on the verge of taking another hit. He's only averaging 11 carries a game and played on 44 percent of snaps last week, so he's a risky play. On top of that, the Cowboys are ninth in allowing fantasy points to RBs.

by Scott Pagel

PHI RB Ryan Mathews - Week 7, 2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 7 vs. Minnesota
Ryan Mathews carried nine times for 60 yards last week for an average of 6.67 yards per carry. The Eagles had to play from behind in this game, so he didn't really get to factor in as much as owners would have liked against the weak Washington run defense. He did have the most carries of any of the Eagles backs in Week 6.

This week, it's not a great matchup against the Vikes, who are 14th in allowing fantasy points to RBs. Mathews comes in ranked just 32nd on our list. The good news for owners forced to play Mathews is this should be a closer game in Philly with the Minny offense near the bottom in terms of points, so if the game stays close, there's a better chance Mathews will get his share of touches. He's far from a safe play, however.

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