Ryan Mathews, RB, Chargers
|RB - #9||SD||Injured Reserve||3 years||25||6'0||218||@rmathews24|
2012 Outlook: Stud (low risk)Last updated on Sep-05-2012 by Jeb Gorham
Some reports put Mathews back on the field in Week 3 of the regular season. I am holding off a bit here until we see how he progresses after the surgery to repair his collarbone. I've seen professional cyclists right back on the bike and racing within a few weeks of such an injury, but we are talking a premiere NFL running back who will be targeted with big hits and susceptible to further injury if he is not fully healed. I think Week 3 is wishful thinking and the San Diego offensive coaches will hold Mathews out at least until Week 4.
Ryan Mathews broke his collarbone on his first preseason carry. This is not good news for those of us who had him ranked high on our draft lists. It appears there will be one heck of a RBBC approach going on in San Diego until Mathews returns. Following his surgery, which was on Friday, Mathews is expected to miss 4-6 weeks. I tend to play it on the cautious side and say we will be waiting at least six weeks to see Mathews suited up. In his stead we will see the aging Ronnie Brown, Curtis Brinkley, Jackie Battle and maybe a few other faces - Jacob Hester
Mathews had his breakout season last year. Look for him to continue to tear it up this season. The only concern reported is his durability. Mathews now has Ronnie Brown to back him up. This should help shoulder the workload. I suspect Mathews will have another stellar season. He is a stud running back. I see no need to worry about Brown. He is an asset in this situation. Mathews will see the bulk of the work and as long as he is productive, we will see this persist.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors5/3 - Chargers GM expects RB Ryan Mathews to be a 'playmaker'
Average Draft PositionRyan Mathews was drafted in 100% of MyFantasyLeague.com leagues with an average drafting position of 52.69
2012 Mock Draft Results
MyFantasyLeague Expert Draft
May 2, 2012
2012 Experts Mock Draft (June)
June 6, 2012 - June 25, 2012
|1.04||FFToday.com - The benefit of a mock draft is to try different things than what your instincts tell you. In a real draft, I would absolutely go with that Decepticon fellow as the first WR off the board at this pick. Given we have pretty high projections for one Ryan Mathews over at FF Today (RB2 behind Foster), and mostly because I want to see how this plays out in the subsequent rounds starting with a RB, Mathews is the pick. Go Chargers. And just when I was coming around to unsubscribing from their fan club, they pulled me back in.|
2012 Experts Mock Draft (July)
July 16 - 27
2012 Experts Mock Draft (August)
Aug 14 - 24
|2.03||KFFL.com - This won't be a popular pick, and blah blah blah about risk and fragility and women's undergarments. The only other player I considered here was Jamaal Charles. My RB2 will miss a week or two and be in the top five for average fantasy points when he's back. For how long? It's not like suddenly the number is "probably six weeks, eight if I'm lucky." Every RB is in danger. I'll take one of the most explosive players at the position who's still scheduled to receive a featured back's workload. You can have some of the other guys, later, when I'm picking from the QBs, WRs and TEs who are still plenty "safe."|
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