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24 Ryan Mathews RB

San Diego Chargers

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
99%69%
Key Stats
GPAttYdsAvgTDsFum
1628512554.462

Player Updates

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Ryan Mathews: I've got to do more
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer

Chargers running back Ryan Mathews wants to be fresh and healthy come the end of the season and the playoffs this year, reports ESPN.

Mathews suffered a sprained ankle against Oakland toward the end of the 2013 season and was ineffective in the playoffs, rushing for a total of 78 yards in two contests against Cincinnati and Denver. Although he played a full 16-game season for the first time in his four-year NFL career, Mathews is focused on being on the field and at his best when the games matter most.

"That’s my expectation this season," Mathews said. "I've got to do more and do better, so I can be there with my guys to be able to help them out as much as I can when we get there again."

This offseason, Mathews did running and agility drills at the beach to strengthen the smaller muscles in his legs and maintain his 220-pound frame.

"I think Ryan is going to have a great year, probably better than last year," Chargers offensive tackle D.J. Fluker said. "He looks faster."

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Chargers OC: Ryan Mathews is 'primary workhorse'
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

Despite the offseason signing of Donald Brown, Chargers offensive coordinator Frank Reich told the team's website that running back Ryan Mathews "is the pounder." Added Reich: "He’s going to be the primary workhorse. He’s our guy."

Mathews ran for a career-high 1,255 yards on 285 carries with six touchdowns last year.

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Ryan Mathews adds muscle, looks quick
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer

Chargers running back Ryan Mathews added seven pounds of muscle and weighed 222 pounds at minicamp on Tuesday, the Union-Tribune of San Diego reported.

Mathews looked good in shorts and shirts, making quick cuts and showing off burst on consecutive plays to the end zone. 

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Ryan Mathews happy to have Donald Brown in San Diego
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer

Chargers running back Ryan Mathews isn't upset in the least that the team signed Donald Brown this offseason. In fact, he's welcoming it with open arms.

"I can't wait," Mathews said about playing with Brown, per U-T San Diego

Mathews is coming off of a career season but an ankle injury kept him limited down the stretch. While it's expected that Brown will help shoulder the load a little bit -- Mathews has been called the "bell cow" numerous times by general manager Tom Telesco -- Mathews anticipates that if he wants to play 16 games and break the 1,255 yards he had last year, he'll need Brown to fill in for him. 

"I (want to) make it more than 16 games," Mathews said. "That was a big goal last year: 'Alright, let's get him through 16 games.' We did that. Now the goal is to keep me healthy, keep running after 16 games. The coaches did a good job of getting another guy like Donald to help me out. It's going to be fun."

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Chargers GM insists Ryan Mathews is 'bell cow' back
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer

When asked about the signing of Donald Brown and what that means for the future of the Chargers' running backs, general manager Tom Telesco told 1090 The Fan in San Diego on Friday that Brown will "help supplement" the ground game and "play a different role than" Ryan Mathews and Danny Woodhead. He specifically mentioned Mathews as "our main back, our bell cow."

Telesco said basically the same things back in late March to the station. 

Brown was signed this spring to a three-year deal by Telesco, who helped scout Brown when he was with the Colts in 2009. But Mathews established himself as the team's primary back, meeting long-awaited expectations with a 1,255-yard, six-score season with another 189 yards and a score through the air. 

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Schedule
Rushing
YearTeamGGSAttYdsAvgLgTD20+1st
2010San Diego Chargers1291586784.3317425
2011San Diego Chargers141422210914.9396952
2012San Diego Chargers1291847073.8311134
2013San Diego Chargers161428512554.4516754
TOTAL544684937314.4512021165
Receiving
YearTeamGGSRecYdsAvgLgTD20+40+1st
2010San Diego Chargers129221456.6170007
2011San Diego Chargers1414504559.14204118
2012San Diego Chargers129392526.5240109
2013San Diego Chargers1614261897.3171009
TOTAL544613710417.64215143
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2010San Diego Chargers1200.000000.0000
2011San Diego Chargers1422.000000.0000
2012San Diego Chargers1200.000000.0000
2013San Diego Chargers1611.000000.0000
TOTAL5433.000000.0000
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2010San Diego Chargers1253010010
2011San Diego Chargers1452010010
2012San Diego Chargers1222000000
2013San Diego Chargers1621010010
TOTAL54148030030
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/220
Birthdate:
10/10/1987
Age:
26
Hometown:
Riverside, CA, USA
School:
Fresno State
NFL Experience:
5
Awards:
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