Chargers running back Ryan Mathews, who's missed six straight games with a sprained MCL, did not practice Wednesday as San Diego prepared for Week 9 at Miami, reports the San Diego Union-Tribune. The Chargers are off Week 10. It appears likely that Mathews won't return until Nov. 16 against the Raiders.
Though he was the consensus No. 1 overall pick in Fantasy coming into the season, an early injury combined with the stellar play of DeMarco Murray, Matt Forte and Arian Foster has made Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles a bit of an afterthought as far as stud running backs go.
Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith, who sprained his throwing shoulder Sunday, is scheduled to be a full practice participant Wednesday, coach Andy Reid told the Kansas City Star. Smith is on track to play without limitations Week 9 against the Jets.