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Ryan Mathews | Running Back | #24

Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Age / DOB:  (28) / 10/10/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 220
College: Fresno State
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (12) / SD
Contract: view contract details

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Ryan Mathews recently underwent groin surgery.
Mathews was listed on the Eagles' injury reports with a "groin" beginning in Week 6 and played through it the rest of the way. Philly's best runner in 2015, Mathews severely outplayed DeMarco Murray en route to a 5.08 YPC average and seven all-purpose touchdowns. Mathews is owed a manageable $3 million in 2016 and should return to compete for the Eagles' starting tailback job. Jan 10 - 8:29 PM

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Ryan Mathews rushed four times for 11 yards in the Eagles' Week 17 win over the Giants.

He also caught 1-of-2 targets for seven yards. Mathews' carries were scaled back the final two weeks of the season, seeing just eight total and amassing 16 yards on them. In total, Mathews rushed 106 times for 539 yards and six scores in his first season with the Eagles. He was probably the Eagles' best runner this season, but the next coach will have to decide how to use Mathews and DeMarco Murray if both are kept on the team. Mathews is due $3 million in 2016. Cutting him would save the Eagles $3 million against the cap. All $7 million of Murray's salary is guaranteed.
Jan 3 - 6:54 PM

Ryan Mathews rushed four times for five yards and a touchdown and caught 2-of-3 targets for 13 yards in the Eagles' Week 16 loss to Washington.

The Eagles opened Saturday night's game with an efficient downfield march before Mathews capped the opening drive on a one-yard touchdown plunge. Otherwise, it was another tough-to-watch night for the Eagles' offense in a game Philadelphia used a near-even four-way timeshare of Mathews, DeMarco Murray, Darren Sproles, and Kenjon Barner. The Eagles will close out their season against the Giants in Week 17.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 12:22:00 AM

Ryan Mathews rushed 11 times for 58 yards and caught 1-of-2 targets for three yards in the Eagles' Week 15 loss to the Cardinals.

Mathews started for the second week, but failed to make an impact. He was stopped short on fourth-and-1 in the first half, and lost a third-quarter fumble. Mathews is still the best fit for a Chip Kelly run scheme that really only features two plays. He'll be an RB3/FLEX for Week 16.
Mon, Dec 21, 2015 12:14:00 AM

Ryan Mathews rushed 13 times for 38 yards and caught both of his targets for four yards Week 14 against the Bills.

Mathews got the start but shared snaps fairly evenly with DeMarco Murray and Darren Sproles. Sproles got the touchdown after getting the team down the one-yard line on the first drive, and Murray was the back in the "four-minute" offense as the Eagles attempted to close out the game. It appears this backfield will be a value-sapping committee as long as everyone is healthy. Mathews will be just an RB3/FLEX play against a stout Cardinals' front next Sunday night.
Sun, Dec 13, 2015 05:55:00 PM

Ryan Mathews (concussion/groin) is probable for Week 14 against the Bills.

Mathews wound up missing three games with a concussion. The pecking order in Philadelphia's crowded backfield has never been more uncertain as Chip Kelly recently announced the Eagles will approach their stable of running backs on a "week to week" basis. Mathews has been among the most efficient runners in football this year and has scored more touchdowns than DeMarco Murray despite logging 89 fewer carries. All of Philadelphia's running backs will be risky fantasy plays against Buffalo.
Fri, Dec 11, 2015 02:21:00 PM

Ryan Mathews (concussion) was upgraded to "full" in Thursday's practice.

Mathews is ready to return from his three-game absence. With DeMarco Murray pouting following last Sunday's demotion, it's quite possible Mathews leads the Eagles' backfield in carries against the Bills. We'd put him on the RB2/3 borderline. Mathews has been more effective than Murray all year, while Murray couldn't have endeared himself to coach Chip Kelly by complaining about his role to owner Jeffrey Lurie. With the Eagles' season on the line, Kelly is going to go with his best players, and there's reason to believe he thinks it's Mathews.
Thu, Dec 10, 2015 03:13:00 PM

Ryan Mathews (concussion) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

Mathews is expected to return this week, but this might be a sign he's yet to be fully cleared from his concussion. It's something to monitor Thursday.
Wed, Dec 9, 2015 02:34:00 PM

Ryan Mathews (concussion) expects to play against the Bills.

Mathews said he was full go in Tuesday's practice, and is ready to return from his three-game absence. Mathews' return coincides with coach Chip Kelly declaring his backfield a week-to-week proposition. With the Eagles no longer tolerating DeMarco Murray's struggles, Mathews could easily lead the backfield in carries this weekend. He should be 100 percent owned in 12-team leagues.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 02:25:00 PM

Ryan Mathews (concussion) returned to practice Tuesday.

The Philadelphia Daily News' Les Bowen reported Mathews made progress in the protocol Monday and was going to meet with a neurologist Tuesday morning. That meeting apparently went well, and Mathews is back on the practice field. Mathews may not be fully cleared at this point, but this practice puts him on track to play against Buffalo. With DeMarco Murray basically benched last week, Mathews could be the starting running back against the Bills. He needs to be added wherever available.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 12:20:00 PM

The Philadelphia Daily News' Les Bowen reports Ryan Mathews cleared one hurdle in the league's concussion protocol Monday and could return to practice Tuesday.

Mathews will meet with a neurologist Tuesday morning to get the go ahead. A concussion has kept Mathews out of action the last three weeks, but it looks like he has a real chance to play against the Bills. With DeMarco Murray all but getting benched last week, Mathews could be returning to a high-upside role just in time for the fantasy playoffs. Pick him up if he is available.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 09:21:00 AM

Speaking Monday, Eagles coach Chip Kelly said he didn't have an update on Ryan Mathews' (concussion) status.

Kelly said the Eagles' backfield has become a "week-to-week" proposition, but it's not looking like Mathews will be a part of it for Week 14. Mathews has missed the Eagles' past three games. He's a better fit for Kelly's offense than DeMarco Murray, and someone Kelly would likely love to feature down the stretch. Despite his murky health, Mathews should remain rostered in 12-14 team leagues.
Mon, Dec 7, 2015 01:21:00 PM

Ryan Mathews (concussion, groin) has been ruled out for Week 13 against the Patriots.

Mathews hasn't played since being concussed in Week 10. It'll again be the DeMarco Murray and Darren Sproles show in the Philadelphia backfield.
Fri, Dec 4, 2015 11:53:00 AM

Eagles coach Chip Kelly said Ryan Mathews remains in the concussion protocol and will not practice Thursday.

Mathews has not practiced since Week 10 and can safely be ruled out for this week. He is questionable at best for Week 14. Kenjon Barner will continue to see spot work behind starter DeMarco Murray, but he is not worth a look in any leagues.
Thu, Dec 3, 2015 11:57:00 AM

Ryan Mathews (concussion) remained sidelined at Wednesday's practice.

Mathews hasn't practiced since being concussed in Week 10. He's looking like a long shot to play against the Patriots, leaving DeMarco Murray, Darren Sproles, and Kenjon Barner as the Eagles' healthy running backs.
Wed, Dec 2, 2015 03:15:00 PM

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QB1Mark Sanchez
RB1DeMarco Murray
2Ryan Mathews
3Darren Sproles
4Kenjon Barner
5Kevin Monangai
GLB1DeMarco Murray
2Ryan Mathews
3RB1DeMarco Murray
2Darren Sproles
WR11Jordan Matthews
2Josh Huff
3Freddie Martino
WR21Nelson Agholor
2Jonathan Krause
WR31Josh Huff
TE1Zach Ertz
2Brent Celek
3Trey Burton
4Chris Pantale
LT1Jason Peters
2Brett Boyko
LG1Allen Barbre
2Tanner Hawkinson
C1Jason Kelce
2Josh Andrews
3Barrett Jones
RG1Matt Tobin
2Andrew Gardner
3Malcolm Bunche
RT1Lane Johnson
2Dennis Kelly
K1Cody Parkey
2Caleb Sturgis