Ryan Mathews Likely Out Sunday, According To Report: Fantasy Implications

Aug 2, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews (24) runs the ball as linebacker Donald Butler (56) gets blocked during training camp at Charger Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE

Ryan Mathews is likely out for Sunday's game between the Chargers and Titans, according to reports. We break down the fantasy implications.

Ryan Mathews is likely out for Sunday's game between the San Diego Chargers and the Tennessee Titans, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Mathews is still recovering from a broken clavicle suffered in the preseason. The Chargers will rotate the rushing load among Curtis Brinkley, Ronnie Brown and Le'Ron McClain.

Fantasy Impact: Not a big surprise here. Fantasy owners should have a suitable backup option to slide into their starting lineups considering Mathews missed Week 1 as well. He could be ready to return for Week 3 so be sure to follow up on his status next week. Brinkley, Brown and McClain are all extremely risky options in standard leagues.

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