Chargers RB Ryan Mathews wearing a walking boot after Sunday's game
What are you looking for?
Latest NFL News and Rumors...

Maurice Jones-Drew and Darren McFadden are expected to provide the Raiders with an interesting one-two punch out of the ba... [read more] [All News & Rumors]
Bill Lazor has replaced Mike Sherman as the Dolphins' offensive coordinator this year, and one of the differences between ... [read more] [All News & Rumors]
As expected, the Raiders unloaded quarterback Terrelle Pryor on Monday. Less expected is that they actually got something ... [read more] [All News & Rumors]
Marquess Wilson has some more competition in his... [read more] [All News & Rumors]
Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said Sunday that quarterback Sam Bradford is doing really well as he rehabs from reconstructiv... [read more] [All News & Rumors]
A wide majority of NFL teams begin their offseason program this week. One of those teams is the Dallas Cowboys, who actual... [read more] [All News & Rumors]
Bears wide receiver Marquess Wilson was a seventh-round pick in last year's draft. He played in nine games and caught two ... [read more] [All News & Rumors]
We've been tracking 49ers running back Marcus Lattimore's long road back from his latest devestating knee injury. Most rec... [read more] [All News & Rumors]
Andrew Abramson of the Palm Beach Post wrote Friday that Dolphins wide receivers Brian Hartline and Brandon Gibson are exp... [read more] [All News & Rumors]

Chargers RB Ryan Mathews wearing a walking boot after Sunday's game

Ryan Mathews @rmathews24 nagging ankle injury limited him to 13 carries in the Wildcard win in Cincinnati Sunday, and was seen after the game wearing a walking boot. The Chargers, however, didn't stop running the ball without Mathews, they totaled 40 carries for 196 yards with the help of Ronnie Brown and Danny Woodhead @danny__woodhead.

Fantasy Analysis:

The Charges may be one of the hottest teams in the NFL right now, but they have their work cut out for them in the Divisional round in Denver this week, particularly if Mathews can't play. Not including Sunday in Cincinnati, Mathews has averaged nearly 27 carries since week 14. The Chargers have relied on a strong ground game and a stout defense to get them this far, and will need to play ball control against the highest scoring offense in the history of the NFL to have a chance.

Mathews has played in all 16 regular season games this season for the first time in his career. He sounds optimistic on his chances of playing in Denver, when asked, Mathews told reporters Sunday, "My mindset is I'm playing."

Ronnie Brown and Danny Woodhead will continue to carry the load if Mathews is out this weekend.


0 Comments | Add Yours

There are no comments on this article yet.

You must login in order to comment:

If you do not have an account yet, register here -- it's free

Warning: You don't have cookies enabled in your internet broswer. Without cookies, you will not be able to login. Some web browsers allow cookies to be managed on a per-site basis.

News Archive
NFL News Feed: XML Feed
Subscribe to FFToolbox NFL News and Rumors by Email
Tony Casale -
Follow on Twitter
Chicago, IL
FFToolbox Fantasy Football Writer since 2013
Tony Casale is happy to be joining as a contributor starting late in the 2013 season. Tony has been involved with fantasy football for over a decade and has been writing and recording podcasts as a fantasy football expert for the past three years. Winner of numerous high profile fantasy leagues, he also competes and is involved with fantasy baseball.

When not adjusting his line-up, Tony is a professional actor and screenwriter, spending most of his time in Chicago after spending the last 7 years in Los Angeles. Go Bears, Go Bulls, Go Hawks and White Sox...but never, ever the Cubs.
Partner of USA TODAY Sports Digital Properties