Ryan Mathews missed practice Wednesday; fantasy status unclear
Ryan Mathews is dealing with an ankle injury. We break down the fantasy implications.
San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews was held out of practice on Wednesday with a right ankle injury, according to Michael Gehlken of the Union-Tribune San Diego. Mathews is dealing with an ankle injury he sustained late in the first half of Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots.
The running back did manage to take two second half carries in that game, but he lost 8 yards on them and only had the 11 carries total. He carried the ball nine times for 52 yards in the first half, which wasn’t terrible. The Chargers haven’t said much about Mathews’ ankle injury or its severity, so it’s unclear where he stands at this point.
Fantasy Impact: The Chargers are simply not good at running the football when Mathews is not around. He’s got 74 carries for 330 yards and three touchdowns on the season. It’s unclear what his status is for Sunday’s game against the Denver Broncos, but fantasy owners should pay attention to the injury report on Friday. His backups don’t offer much fantasy value.