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Ryan Mathews | Running Back | #24

Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Age / DOB:  (29) / 10/10/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 220
College: Fresno State
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (12) / SD
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Ryan Mathews (knee) was listed as questionable for Week 14 against the Redskins.
Coach Doug Pederson labeled Mathews "ready to go" on Thursday. Mathews should return to his lead role, but the Eagles have been unable to establish a running game while being blown out the last two weeks. Mathews will be a risky FLEX play in his return. Dec 9 - 10:55 AM

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Coach Doug Peterson said Ryan Mathews (knee) is "ready to go" for Week 14.

"He's good to play," Pederson said. "Cleared and ready to go." Mathews returned to practice for the first time in two weeks Wednesday. The Eagles struggled to run with him sidelined, rushing for just 134 yards combined. Mathews will resume lead back duties for Sunday's game with Washington.
Dec 8 - 10:11 AM

Ryan Mathews (knee) returned to practice Wednesday.

Jordan Matthews (ankle) also returned. Mathews has missed the previous two games with a sprained MCL, but coach Doug Pederson expects him back this week. The Eagles' rushing offense has provided nothing in those two contests as they've been blown out by double-digits in both games.
Dec 7 - 10:55 AM

Eagles coach Doug Pederson said Ryan Mathews (knee) is expected to practice Wednesday.

Mathews has missed the last two games with an MCL sprain. A practice Wednesday would put him on track to play against the Redskins, but Pederson said just last week the injury "could linger." Mathews should be considered questionable.
Dec 5 - 12:15 PM

Ryan Mathews (knee) has been ruled out for Week 13 against the Bengals.

In Mathews' absence last week, Wendell Smallwood got the start and split work 50-50 with Darren Sproles. Smallwood handled the running work, while Sproles was in for all the pass downs. Neither is more than a flex option.
Dec 2 - 10:53 AM

Ryan Mathews (knee) did not practice Thursday.

Coach Doug Pederson said Mathews is dealing with a "pretty significant" injury which "could linger." He is not going to play this week, leaving Darren Sproles and Wendell Smallwood to carry the load. Sproles is the better play, but Smallwood has FLEX appeal as well.
Dec 1 - 12:01 PM

Ryan Mathews (knee) is not practicing Wednesday.

Mathews remains day to day. In his absence Monday night, Wendell Smallwood got the start and handled 10 touches, while Darren Sproles received eight looks. Both will be RB3 options again if Mathews sits.
Nov 30 - 11:16 AM

Ryan Mathews (knee) remains day to day.

It's not much of an update. Mathews sat out Monday night's game with a sprained MCL and there's been no indication that he's close to making his return. Wendell Smallwood played a bigger role in his absence, amassing 47 yards on 10 touches in Week 12. When healthy, Mathews has basically been touchdown-or-bust. It's difficult to trust any of the Eagles' running backs, or offensive player for that matter, in fantasy.
Nov 29 - 12:26 PM

Eagles coach Doug Pederson said Ryan Mathews is dealing with a "pretty significant knee" injury which "could linger."

Mathews was not able to practice at all this week after picking up an MCL sprain against the Seahawks. Considering his injury history and the nature of the issue, it would not be surprising if he misses multiple games. Wendell Smallwood will be a borderline RB2 this week and could hold the early-down job for several games. He needs to be owned in all leagues.
Nov 26 - 11:10 AM

Ryan Mathews (knee) has been ruled out for Monday night against the Packers.

Despite some optimism early in the week, this was always the likely outcome after Mathews suffered a sprained MCL against the Seahawks. He could be looking at a multi-week absence. Darren Sproles (rib) should play, but Wendell Smallwood will take on the majority of Mathews' work. He is a borderline RB2.
Nov 26 - 10:49 AM

Ryan Mathews (knee) remained sidelined at Friday's practice.

Mathews is said to be dealing with a sprained MCL. A round of DNPs for the week suggests he won't play Monday night against the Packers, but we'll have to see his status on Saturday. Wendell Smallwood is in line for a larger role.
Nov 25 - 12:04 PM

Ryan Mathews (knee) did not practice Thursday.

The Philadelphia Daily News' Les Bowen said Mathews is expected to play Monday night, but he has not practiced the last two days. It is also difficult to believe he will be 100 percent healthy a week after spraining his MCL. Even if Mathews is able to play, Wendell Smallwood should have a role Monday night.
Nov 24 - 12:31 PM

Ryan Mathews (knee) is not practicing Wednesday.

Neither is Darren Sproles (rib), which makes Wendell Smallwood even more interesting this week against the Packers. Coach Doug Pederson has called both Mathews and Sproles "day to day," but that's seeing things through rose-colored glasses. Mathews has a sprained MCL. Sproles has a broken rib.
Nov 23 - 11:03 AM

Eagles coach Doug Pederson said Ryan Mathews (knee) is day-to-day.

Reportedly dealing with a right MCL sprain and wearing a brace as he left the locker room on Sunday, we are not buying the day-to-day assessment. The concern is the Eagles play on Monday night, meaning we might not know Mathews' status for sure until then. That puts a damper on Wendell Smallwood's waiver wire appeal. Still, he is the top running back add this week.
Nov 21 - 12:11 PM

Ryan Mathews was donning a brace on his right knee as he exited the stadium following Sunday's loss to Seattle.

He was limping and "didn't say much." Dealing with what is believed to be a right MCL sprain, Mathews will likely head for an MRI on Monday. Darren Sproles also left with a rib injury and did not return. Wendell Smallwood projects as the Eagles' feature back in Week 12 against Green Bay, with Kenjon Barner mixing in.
Nov 20 - 8:06 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Carson Wentz
2Chase Daniel
RB1Ryan Mathews
2Darren Sproles
3Wendell Smallwood
4Kenjon Barner
GLB1Ryan Mathews
2Darren Sproles
3RB1Darren Sproles
2Ryan Mathews
WR11Jordan Matthews
2Dorial Green-Beckham
WR21Nelson Agholor
2Bryce Treggs
WR31Dorial Green-Beckham
TE1Zach Ertz
2Brent Celek
3Trey Burton
LT1Jason Peters
2Matt Tobin
LG1Allen Barbre
2Isaac Seumalo
3Josh Andrews
C1Jason Kelce
2Stefen Wisniewski
RG1Brandon Brooks
2Dillon Gordon
RT1Lane Johnson
2Halapoulivaati Vaitai
K1Caleb Sturgis