Ronnie Brown, Curtis Brinkley Struggle Monday Against Raiders: Fantasy Implications

OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 10: Ronnie Brown #30 of the San Diego Chargers rushes with the ball in the first quarter of the season opener against the Oakland Raiders at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on September 10, 2012 in Oakland, California. The Chargers won the game 22-14. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

The Chargers' running game managed just 32 yards rushing against the Raiders on Monday Night Football. We break down the fantasy implications.

The San Diego Chargers running game struggled on Monday Night Football against the Oakland Raiders, as Ronnie Brown and Curtis Brinkley rushed for five and 12 yards off five and 10 carries, respectively. Both backs were targeted five times in the passing game. Brown had five receptions for 26 yards while Brinkley had three receptions for 28 yards.

Analysis: San Diego had 32 total yards rushing against an admittedly stout Oakland defense. The Chargers need Ryan Mathews back in a big way, hopefully by next week's game against the Tennessee Titans. The matchup should prove much better. New England's Stevan Ridley carved Tennessee for 125 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries Sunday.

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