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24 Ryan Mathews RB

San Diego Chargers

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
99%70%
Key Stats
GPAttYdsAvgTDsFum
1628512554.462

Player Updates

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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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McCoy hints at hot-hand approach for running backs
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer

Chargers coach Mike McCoy indicated Tuesday during the NFL owners meetings that he plans to use a hot-hand approach with his running backs in 2014 following the addition of Donald Brown joining Ryan Mathews and Danny Woodhead.

McCoy said his background after working for John Fox in Carolina is using multiple running backs.

"You get in there, you get on a little bit of a roll and you’re going to stay in there," McCoy said. "Donald is a perfect fit for our system, and that’s why we went after him and got him. He understands what we want to do offensively, not only in the passing game but in the running game and pass protection. ... We'll let Donald come in there and show us what he can do, and we'll try to take advantage of what he does best and go with the flow of the game."

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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.AttYdsLgTD
19/9/13HOU133380
29/15/13PHI1673200
39/22/13TEN165880
49/29/13DAL196270
510/6/13OAK3850
610/14/13IND22102150
710/20/13JAC21110141
911/3/13WAS734110
1011/10/13DEN1459351
1111/17/13MIA19127510
1211/24/13KC1455131
1312/1/13CIN1461130
1412/8/13NYG29103161
1512/12/13DEN29127231
1612/22/13OAK2599341
1712/29/13KC24144440
181/5/14CIN135280
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
P18/7/14DAL10:00 pm
P28/15/14@ SEA10:00 pm
P38/24/14@ SF4:00 pm
P48/28/14ARI10:00 pm
19/8/14@ ARI10:20 pm
29/14/14SEA4:05 pm
39/21/14@ BUF1:00 pm
49/28/14JAC4:05 pm
510/5/14NYJ4:25 pm
610/12/14@ OAK4:05 pm
710/19/14KC4:05 pm
810/23/14@ DEN8:25 pm
911/2/14@ MIA1:00 pm
Bye: Week 10
1111/16/14OAK4:05 pm
1211/23/14STL4:05 pm
1311/30/14@ BAL1:00 pm
1412/7/14NE8:30 pm
1512/14/14DEN4:05 pm
1612/20/14@ SF
1712/28/14@ KC1:00 pm
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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