Ryan Mathews Versus Broncos: Expect More Carries?

San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner chatted with the media following Wednesday's practice and discussed the role of Ryan Mathews moving forward. Turner indicated that he believes Mathews' could benefit from getting into the range of 24-25 carries per game. Mathews had 16 carries and five receptions last week and 21 carries and four receptions the week before.

Mike Tolbert has had some opportunities to grab more playing time, but thus far he has struggled in the ground game. He has been a significant contributor in the passing game, but in rushing he has struggled. Turner's comments would seem to indicate Mathews will be in line for more carries this week against Denver. While Tolbert is still effective in the passing game, he still might lose more touches so the Chargers avoid telegraphing passing plays when they mix him in.

For now, Mathews is the guy to consistently play. He's not exactly a fantastic running back option, but given the bye weeks you are likely facing, he remains a solid play. Throw in a questionable Broncos defense this week and he should be solid.

For more on the Chargers, check out Bolts from the Blue. For more on fantasy football, check out Fake Teams. Follow @sbnationfantasy on Twitter.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.